It’s all over

Absolutely – fini – geendet – finito – Well, I just made those up really, but you get the point.  The dreaded day is here, so no more gifts.  Here is a rare image, showing utter disappointment and devastation, along with some of the missing gifts.  Please pass the first one quickly – I had just woken up, and, well, I have reached an advanced age:

 Other gifts I couldn’t publish images of – precious photographs, or items that are of a special significance that may provoke a reaction of ‘What?’ by others.

So, tomorrow, it will all be over.  Deep breaths……. and then early to bed, I think.



More gifts

Just in case you were wondering, there are more gifts to come.  I haven’t had a lot of time to post, but I will now update you on progress, as I am sure that you are dying to know (!)

There were sweets and candles –  including these pretty  little things:


made from old baby food jars, with t-lights inside them.  I love recycled things, so these were definitely winners.  Thinking of recycling, along came this:DSCN2443

a little recycling bin for my stationery.  BUT, it could also be used for rubbish, or to make a short animated film about rubbish bin arson:

A few possibilities there, I reckon.

Then, along came this extremely special item:


It is an item of sentimental value – one of my father’s scale rulers (he was a surveyor and a draughtsman); it seems apt that I am posting this on Father’s Day.  The ruler comes complete with this… 


his initials!  They must have been an untrustworthy lot he used to work with.  Must get some of the carpentry boys at college to show me how to use it….

I think that is it.  I think we’re up to date – oh, except for this, which came out of the bag this morning;


Hmm – I’m starting to feel depressed again…..


Gift 15

Yes, that’s right, 15!  and there are plenty more to come.  Here’s today’s offering;


Well, I’ve always thought that I’m special, and I’m now glad that others think so too. 

I was also given this by my swim buddy this week.  She had pressed some flowers for me from her holiday, and made this card. 


Yes, I really do feel special.

Gift 10

They keep coming, so keep tuned.  Today’s offering – a lovely little notebook:


You simply can’t have enough notebooks, in my opinion:


And all of these are in use, having a different function each.  Notes for my novels (?), finances 😦 , projects, gardening, recipes, holiday diaries – and the list goes on.

Now, what can I use the new one for?

Thank you, gift giver.

Gift 9

Another reminder of my advancing years; this gift should not be used by the under eighteens:


I hope it comes with its own batteries, I hear you say.

Well, actually it does:



Gift 8

Here’s gift number 8 (and there are still plenty more in the bag)


A lovely little crocheted cloche hat.  I could have done with this last week, as the weather was awful, but today we have beautiful warm sunny weather for the start of summer.  Doesn’t stop me wearing it, of course :


Another lovely gift from a very talented person.

Gift 7

I was warned not to get too excited about some of the gifts in the bag, but so far I have NOT been disappointed.  Here is today’s offering, another hand made item; something that I’ve actually wanted for a long time:


A knitted tea cosy! 

And the view from the top:


With a crocheted flower on it!  As I would say on Twitter : #verytalented