Dot Nicol has been in touch with me, thanking me for the Giveaway prize, and she has kindly given her permission for me to use two photos she sent me of the items in the box. Before I posted the box, I wrapped each item individually in patterned tissue paper (I do love tissue for gifts) and here they are, above.
And Dot sent me two lovely photos of herself and the items …
The list of items is as follows:
Cocktail-size napkins; a pack of Thank You cards; a lime & basil soap; four floral note cards; three hankies; two Floris perfume samples; hand cream; notebook; chocolate with sea salt; and lip balm.
Thank you, Dot, for your lovely photos – and belated birthday wishes for last weekend!
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I am being very lazy this morning; I’m still in my cotton wrap (at 9am) and husband has just brought me a warmed brioche with apricot jam – yes, I know: I shouldn’t eat at the computer, dropping crumbs all over the keyboard! I do have a washable keyboard but I’ve yet to try this out – I’m afraid it will then cease to work, but I vacuum it regularly and then wipe it with an anti-bac tissue. Shortly, I will make a fresh pot of coffee and then make a move to having a shower and my day will start properly.
You remember those peonies I bought in Waitrose on Thursday? Well, they’re like Topsy, they’ve just keep on growing …
They really are quite spectacular, but somehow they’re not quite ‘me’, if you know what I mean? Yes, they ‘go’ nicely with our décor, but they are the blowsy bar maids (apologies to any bar maids reading this who are not in the least blowsy!) of the floral world. What I can’t understand is that they are not like the peonies that I know and love, the kind we have grown in our garden, with lovely tissue-like petals and a glorious scent. These have slightly waxy petals and the scent (what there is, thankfully only slight!) is gross. Stunning, no doubt, in the right setting, but it will be the more delicate freesias for me in future, and sweet Williams when they are available, and roses of course.
And now for that 2nd pot of coffee …
Until next time.