Yes! you might be thinking that I am a week early for Valentines, but today is my wedding anniversary, 27 years today.
And I also got a very special parcel in the post too.
Managed to finish work an hour early today, which gave me time to have a good tidy up and faff around with the dresser. Working from the top I have added some tiny heart shaped lights, 3 large pillar candles with red hearts on from Ikea, a home made felt heart and felt ball garland, more candles and a decoupage word LOVE. Later I added a plate of heart shaped biscuits and the flowers my husband gave me when he came home from work. On the curtain rail is a paper heart garland - cool?
My husband has very good taste in flowers, he has learnt (over the last 27 and a half years) what I like and the colours that don't clash with the walls. Tonight he came home with a lovely bouquet, which I arranged in a small wicker basket. Cream roses, carnations and some purple bell shaped flowers, I am not sure of their name, but very pleased with my arranging.
We don't tend to go for meals very often, or make a big deal of anniversaries, flowers and sweets do the trick. For dinner I cooked sweet and sour steak for him and Thia curry quorn for me with rice and stirfry vegies, very tasty!
A few weeks ago I decided to join in with a swap, "Send a little love" ,organised by Tracy
I was linked with Amanda at Grahams Landing, she lives and works in Malaysia, i love to read her blog, it takes me to the other side of the world to a country I know nothing about.
Anyway, addresses were swapped, items collected and parcels posted. I am not sure if she has mine yet, but mine has arrived. I was so excited to see my parcel and couldn't wait to see what was inside. Sometimes swaps can be a bit hit and miss, you never know what you might get, but I was not disappointed this time.Quite a big parcel, with a big customs label, I soon knew who it was from. Inside wrapped in pink paper and tied with a red ribbon was
Something heart shaped or themed
Something deliciously edible
Some heart shaped stickers
Heart and love sticky tape
Some little felt hearts, I can see another garland coming on.....
Something I am not too sure what it is, but I think it is origami paper, need to investigate further later.
A note book and pink pen
A box of heart shaped Borneo biscuits - very exotic!!
A lovely red t-shirt with blue hearts, just the right size too!!
And lastly a special gift
This lovely bead bracelet, just my style and fits so well, not too big, just right.
So thank you Amanda for a lovely swap, just hope my parcel arrives with you soon and you like what's in it!