A very flowery week , what with one thing and another . In Holland your employer tends to give you a huge bunch of flowers on your birthday . A new branch of a supermarket chain gives you a big bunch of flowers . People dropping in for a drink give you a big bunch of flowers . You begin to understand what the Queen feels like . You are grateful that you don't suffer from hayfever .
Then it all goes to your head , and you begin to make flowers out of a plastic lei from the Pound shop and old shirt buttons to put on presents and sundry parcels .
You sit sewing a miniature Grandmother's Garden Quilt ( having decided that last blog's tiny quilt needs "time out "... either that or you do ) .
Then you open a lovely present from friends
and find this , painstakingly hunted for and beautifully wrapped .
That and steak cooked by the resident expert . A very nice birthday !!