Today started like any other day the 5.30 a.m alarm sounding in the distant fog and the usual clawing my way from dream world to reality to sit up and hold the cup of tea on offer without throwing it all over the duvet.. This requires an awful lot of co-ordination and consciousness on my part and isn't always a huge success.. This morning was different though.. I was sitting upright and fully conscious with my hand outstretched.. not only for my welcome cup of tea but also a pile of assorted parcels and cards and one very eager cat who wanted to muscle in on the occasion of unwrapping..one of his favourite pastimes.. paper, string and boxes... nothing short of heaven for a curious cat!
I am already rambling .. so I shall move on to share my most exciting gifts that I unwrapped in the early hours of dawn and have been gazing at with awe, love and immense gratitude since..
Firstly my beloved who knows me so well and manages to always find the most sublime presents commissioned a family friend Edwina Bridgeman a massively talented artist, to make me this unique and highly original piece...
I absolutely love it...!!! It is so me.. and so him.. and so cat !!
I will explain the rabbit presence in a minute..
Edwina is a prolific artist based in the South West and has a unqiue talent for combining found objects and making them into the most wonderful quirky, witty and thought provoking pieces. I will share my small collection of her art with you one day. I am looking forward to visiting Edwina's exhibition at the Black Swan Arts centre in Frome this weekend..
My gorgeous son who also knows me so well.. !! Gave me a pot of rejuvenating cream.. bless!
Thank you my darling.. I will certainly need this today along with a certain amount of polyfilla and gaffer tape!
I must just explain the rabbit character in my wonderful art piece..I became affectionately known as Squibbit by my beloved after the name of my first family pet ,and over time it evolved to Rabbit.. hence the wonderful rabbit being given her birthday cake in the artwork by Edwina..
Last, and most definitely not least.. was a parcel from a very special friend.. someone who also knows me so well.. and has given me an enchanting and treasured gift.. not only of a treasured empathic friendship but this little chap who plays Happy Birthday on his old geeeetar at the turn of a handle.... Just gorgeous!! Thank you, thank you so much Milly!!
I am having so much fun and the day is yet young.. Alas.. I am not!
I will leave you with this little quip from
Anon....The older you get, the better you get - unless you are a banana!!