Yesterday I had such a fun day. It had been in the planning for quite a long time and Mother Nature provided excellent crisp sunny weather for the occasion. I met up with Tina of The Quiet Home and Jill from Land of the Big Sky, this time at the Aberdeen Art Gallery. We all marvelled at how the internet, despite its many drawbacks, is so amazing at bringing kindred spirits closer. And we were joined by a special guest of honour, the Dafter, who managed to make it out of the house for the first time in quite a while, magically transported in car and wheelchair by her fab Dad (who also joined us!).
Tina and Jill had both brought hand-made presents. This was Jill’s amazing gift:
Tina received a beautiful watercolour of her hens. Isn’t Jill such a talented artist? Tilly was unfazed by the attention. Clearly before we adopted her she must have been a feline artist’s model.
Tina’s presents puzzled us at first. A tiny bonnet for a doll or a pet, perhaps?
Mais non! C’est un mug-cosy!
A very big thank-you to Tina and Jill for coming all the way to the big city, for your lovely presents, and for welcoming my family to the tea party.
The poor Dafter subsequently had a rotten evening, and it took us half an hour to help her up the stairs to bed (at 8:30 pm). But such is the nature of ME. She says it isn’t necessarily that she overdid it by going out, it’s just unpredictable. However, the good news is that the boiler has finally been replaced! After two full days and some high-level phone calls – and we won’t mention what the scaffolders did to our dear neighbour’s window – we can now have heat in any room that we like! That is a great thing and we should appreciate it more. The weather has turned very autumnal, with near-to-freezing temperatures at night. But it is now officially autumn, so what can we expect?
I hope you’ve all had a very good weekend.