Flowers from Mum and Dad's garden. They have a beautiful garden but are finding it very hard to keep up the water. They have tanks but are on water restrictions - but they are allowed to water from a bucket with water from the outside tap - unlike us, we are not allowed to use our outside taps at all for watering only "grey -used- water" from inside our home like shower water, washing machine water etc...
At our new home we will have plenty of tanks to use.
Now, as much as I'd like to say that my husband thought of the Cath Kidston goodies for me, I have to say it was me! Her big January sale was just too tempting and what a perfect time to have it - around my birthday!!! So, I suggested that this might be a good idea!!The bag was originally £75 reduced to £34.49 (about $80). What a bargain eh? So I picked a few other little items to make up the amount to make the most of the (crazy) postage charge. The little badges have not arrived yet.....
Now, this is very special. Granky (the name we use for my Grandmother - yes, funny I know!) gave this to me on the weekend. She did this embroidery when she was very young and she only used a single strand of thread for all of it! My Great Grandmother did the crochet around the edges.
These birds are called "Galah's". I love the pink and grey colours together. The photo on the right is the BACK of the embroidery. Granky said she was most proud of the back because it is so neat! I would have to agree! Amazing isn't it?
Granky also gave me this. It is a duchess set crocheted by my Great Grandmother. Granky thought it would be a perfect accessory to my glass dressing table sets. She was right.
Mum and Dad gave me these. They bought them whilst in Dubrovnik last year. Apparently all the girls wear them there - it's a bit of a tradition. Mum has a pair as well. They are so pretty and dainty.
I feel as though I have been thoroughly spoilt this year not just with gifts but with cards and well wishes from all over the world. Thank you Bloggers!
Bye for now, Kathryn. XX