Her fond Auld Da used this as an excuse to 'shoop a greeting, with an outpouring of sentimentality framed for hanging, if she doesn't find it too embarrassing!
Happily Mickey was able to make it to Berlin for a weekend extended to include this day. And there is no doubt that both daughter and mother are hugely enthusiastic about all that the German capital has to offer. I read with interest and some envy their reports of galleries, events, pop-up shops and hipster bars and cafés, although given my inability to walk more than half a kilometre without pauses to catch my breath, I'd not be able to experience all that Berlin is today.
More birthday jollity awaited Jessi in the office... flowers, a cake and candles to blow out. And wishes to be made!
She thought there would be just the three of them at dinner in the evening but in the end as well as Mickey and Tino there were seven other friends at the big round table to ensure that a good time was had by all.