On Saturday evening, Carl and I went out for dinner to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. It seems as though we have always been married, and like life has flashed past in the blink of an eye, all at the same time, but both in a good way.
We prefer to tip in cash rather than add it on when we pay by card, as I know some restaurants have decidedly interesting policies when it comes to distributing tips. Anyway, we decided that the £5 note I happened to have in my purse would suit the situation perfectly.
I may have mentioned that I was a waitress many years ago, and there is much to be said for a tip given with grace and charm. I would so much rather have a little well given than a lot badly given, if that makes sense. Anyway, a spark of an idea came to me, and I spent a minute folding my note, just to see where it would take me. Just a moment later, I had a kite shape!
So I took a clean napkin, drew the kite tail and three bows on it, and wrote 'thank you!' then laid the £5 note kite at the top.
I like to think that when our waitress cleared our table, she found it, and smiled. I like to bring a little bit of magic to the everyday.