There one thing you probably don't consider when you decide great big balloons would be an awesome gift for a friend's 19th birthday - the wind. While waiting outside the ABC to do lunch with my friend Donna, I saw a young woman wrestling balloons. We chatted. She was also meeting a friend for a birthday lunch and was intending to gift the balloons. The friend - not the type to draw attention to herself - would have the pleasure of carrying the balloons. That's what friends are for, right?
Donna arrived and we left for lunch. Normally when Donna returns home from Japan we are a lunch threesome with Shelley. A funeral prevented that today. The birds decided we needed company. Actually they decided they should join the lunch. The birds at South Bank are a little bit over enthusiastic. At least I was able to protect the delicious chocolates Donna presented me with. Yay, and I didn't have to wrestle with balloons blowing in the wind. Win and win.