Oh what a lovely surprise!
Cards and presents have been arriving for the birthday boy ( MTL’s birthday is on the 4th) but there in the kitchen was a large box.
‘Why haven’t you opened it?’ I asked MTL.
‘It’s for you.’
I checked and it was and I was puzzled. Nowhere near my birthday, too early for Christmas? I opened it carefully to find the most beautiful bouquet full of vibrant colours, roses and freesias in bud, carnations, berries and large daisy faced ones which I think may be zinnias. There was a large white vase – ideal to show off the riot of colour and a box of delectable chocolates.
It was when I read the note that I lost my composure and couldn’t answer when MTL asked who it was from. The note said:
Dear Pat, because you are a tower of strength. Love from…
It was from our Australian family half of whom will visit us in January. As MTL says waggishly:
‘Which half – top or bottom?’
Just for the record I live with ‘The tower of strength’