I'm on vacation for 2 weeks, so I'm spending some time with Albert, in the build up to his xtieth birthday. Here are just some of the surprise treats I have thought up for him.
• Dinner with his entire circle of friends, at a Bavarian restaurant where they serve draught Erdinger. Naturally I'll cover the drinks tab.
• The cellmate's son has a part-time job as a dog walker. Albert hasn't seen him in ages, so I'll arrange to join the dog walk one morning.
• I'm going to buy him a new electric blanket. Even before his old one broke, it use to take several hours to get warm.
I would do more if I could, but at least I've got the essentials covered - beer, dogs and bed.