Last week I was the lucky recipient of not one, but two gifts of flowers. The first, a lovely bunch of dahlias, I shared as my ‘In A Vase On Monday‘ contribution last week.

The next day, as I was cleaning the kitchen, the postman arrived with a very large box. Expecting it to be parts for my son’s BMX ( a common parcel in our house), I was delighted to see that the parcel was addressed to my husband and I and contained not just a very beautiful bouquet, but also a delicious box of chocolate truffles.


The bouquet was a stunning hand tied of white roses and lilies with accents of blue delphiniums and pale purple coloured fuchsia, all highlighted with plenty of greenery.


The gift came from my daughter’s boyfriend George and was a gratefully received thank you for inviting him to join our Florida family holiday this summer.

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Above you can see the bouquet in its final home in our bedroom – a lovely sight and scent to wake up to.

George is not only a very clever university physics student, he is also a very talented pianist. He fills our house with music whenever he visits and accompanies our daughter as she sings. Not only is George a beautiful pianist, he also writes all his own music and has an album of his pieces called Time which is available on iTunes and Spotify.

The music George writes has a beautiful reflective quality which, I sense, comes straight from his heart.


Whilst on the subject of George, I am also including a photo of the lovely couple on my daughter’s graduation day. We were very proud parents on that beautiful early July day!


I have to say a big thank you to George for our lovely gift and hope that he will be back to keep our piano well used in the very near future.