That's really sweet Maurice. I suppose you're the type of husband never forgot a birthday or anniversary. My hubby is brill too. If we go to Thailand, and we intend to, I'll get a necklace like that I think. I have an old faded photograph of him on my dressing table from a time he visited me when I was working in Brooklyn that I must replace if I can find the negative. It's in Trump Tower that we visited at the time while wandering in Manhattan.
Lumpy I think those hop on hop off buses must be fantastic. But in these health and safety days they are consigned to history. Nobody is able to be responsible for themselves any more.
Oh yes, forgot about that! One thing I've always found peculiar is that in London and other major cities you quite often see jammed commuter tubetrains and overground trains on commuter routes with people pressed up against the doors and bent into awkward shapes...
You could actually go to jail for transporting animals in that way. Humans though, sure grand... the only area as far as I am aware where animals have greater protection under the law than humans.