A text message exchange:
J: Breaking news: There’s been an emergency at the cafe/hotel! Space police are on their way…
K: Does this emergency involve a giant arachnid?
J: You’ll see… 🙂
Jed’s at home today, recovering from the cold we’ve both had. Apparently he’s decided to do something very amusing to my Cafe Corner model, probably using the spider lego set he received in the post yesterday, and his Space Police sets he bought at the same time I got the Cafe Corner.
Despite the toughness of hothousing a relationship in a new country, this is why I know it will work. A very similar light-hearted approach to fun and joy. We make up songs as we walk down the street, we adopted a toy rabbit from IKEA (Photos of Mr. Bunny and his strange desires here. Mostly those desires are “pudding”), we have pillow fights in IKEA, we admire ladybeetles and paint Christmas trees and wear silly gnome hats. We smile and giggle alot. The best part is that there’s no embarrassment, we’re just being ourselves, together.
This is not the only reason, but it’s certainly a good one.
If you click on the photo it will take you to the Flickr page which has notes all over the image telling the story of the incident.