On January 21 we will have been in this house that Elena bought for ten years. We have developed some traditions in this household including one that a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label is always in the house. We also put a lot of effort into Elena’s birthday that comes on 24 January. On this day in 2001 we moved in together and started our life as a couple. One could say that Elena got meas a birthday gift one year! (Perhaps she has wanted to return hat gift a few times?) I always go out and buy balloons to celebrate her birthday, our anniversary and Valentine’s Day. I did this yesterday afternoon and had fun doing it. Elena came in late from work and was touched to see the balloons all over the living room.