I picked the wrong weekend to put myself in this position, where my wife is off on a jolly with her sister at my expense and I am here decorating the sitting room.
The weather here is glorious and for those of us indoors, moving furniture and applying paint it is way too warm a task.
My wife's texts have have told me what a lovely time she is having and how relaxed she feels.
They have negotiated an extended room stay at the Spa and will not be leaving until this evening. Apparently the hotel is quieter than usual and they are offering deals on treatments on a Sunday.
It is now 7 am and I am about to make my final launch on the jobs list. One more coat of paint and then some electrical and garden work to do. It feels like I am in one of those make over TV programmes where a team moves in to upgrade a house whilst the owners are away and when they get back it is all a big surprise.
Hopefully all this effort will be worth it and there will be a reward when she inspects the details.
P.S. Last night I kept myself amused with an Instructional Caning Video over at Pandora Blake's blog Dreams of Spanking