We had a delightfully lazy day yesterday celebrating our first wedding anniversary, with a list of things we could do if we felt like it! My first surprise was when I went into my studio to get my phone and found that hubby had propped an envelope up on my laptop with a small black jewellery box in front of it. Unknown to me at the time, he’d been waiting for me to go in my room and find them!
I looked up to see him standing by my side smiling. No surprises but I opened the small black box and found the cutest-ever solid silver bumblebee. It measures about 7/8″ x 1 1/4″. Not many people know this but when I first went self-employed with the publishers in the city of London, a new start-up international company (online) and Stampin’ Up! I called myself JanB Busy Bee. I thought it had a nice ring to it!
That was until someone said Busy Bee sounded like nursery or kindergarten! Fortunately by this time I was concentrating on SU so JanBCards was born! For us, the bee is still there in my name because when hubby and I hear JanB we hear JanBee. Next, I opened his anniversary card and it’s just so beautiful. Although it could have been made by hand, I don’t think it was because it doesn’t say so on the back.
Hubby had bought the card online and the company details are printed on the back. Hand made or not, it’s a gorgeous card. The next surprise for me was hubby told me there was going to be a delivery for me before midday. The flowers arrived at about 11.30 am and were packed in a box, with all the stems in a plastic tub which was filled with (I believe) soaked newspaper. They were in 1st-class condition!
My next surprise was a call from my daughter who asked if she could pop over with a card for us. Of course, I was thrilled to say yes and even more thrilled when she said granddaughter Molly would be coming with her! We sat out in the garden, social distancing, in the glorious sunshine, catching up with each other since the last time they popped over – about a week ago!
After Vicki and Molly left us, we sat in the garden relaxing, chatting and watching the goldfish in the pond with lots of bluer dragonflies flying around. Eventually, I asked hubby to show me the aubergine plant he’s growing in the greenhouse – it has the first aubergine which is about the size of a golf ball. I was surprised at how many flowers and flower buds there are, and I never knew how aubergines produce their fruit!
I’ve put notes under each individual photograph. There are six tomato plants in pots along the edge of the upper patio so I can look after them from the lower patio without bending over and upsetting my back! We did a bit more re-arranging of plants we have in pots but there isn’t much else we can because when the time is right we’re having a new lawn laid so we’ll be looking for a reliable gardener to do the work!
Our day finished with a superb dinner cooked by hubby and a very relaxing evening. Today is back to normal but we both feel that our batteries have been fully recharged by such a relaxing, pressure-free day yesterday and are ready to face whatever challenges – if any – life may throw in our direction. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime please take care and stay safe, and of course, happy crafting!