Good morning dear paddlers. Hope you're all ok but if not, I send positive thoughts to you.
Been up and down again. I'm thinking about changing my name to YoYo lol!!! I was going to say something about being up and down more than a certain type of ladies drawers but its early and some of you may not have had breakfast yet.
I did manage to meet up with Mr Lockwood on Wednesday for breakfast, despite having only had 2 hours sleep. The lure of a juicy sausage coated in brown sauce was too much to resist.
I have told him that you all want him back ont telly.
Had a lovely face to face catch up (its never the same on the phone and I always have problems with Skype) and had a lovely standard lavender for my belated birthday pressie. We are re-vamping our front garden so it will be put in a lovely pot and will take pride of place. I'm hoping June and Maureen are not lavender fans or I'm guessing that will be snaffled when they turn up in balaclavas to get the wisterias. I'm sure they are working in tandem as June let slip on my last post that she lives near Newcastle . . . . . . . that's near Maureen's turf.
Now, I hope you don't mind that its not a card today but I thought you may like to see the flower arrangement/wreath I made for our dear friend who passed away at the beginning of May. The funeral was yesterday and was a lovely celebration of this dear man's life.
I decided to make our own as I have been disappointed with the last couple of florist arrangements we've ordered for funerals. They seemed to be more filler greenery than flowers.
I have done the odd arrangement before but this was my first funeral tribute.
The ivy was from our garden, the flowers were from Morrisons and the posy pad and wires were from The Range.
It was a 9 inch pad, complete with base but once the flowers were added, it was about 11 inches in diameter.
I was really pleased with the way it turned out and felt quite chuffed when I took it to the funeral directors and the lady asked me what florist I worked for as she thought they were lovely. She seemed quite taken aback when I said I wasn't a florist. Just makes you heave a sigh of relief when someone else thinks they look ok.
Thank you for your various chicken liver recipes. I may give the creamy pasta sauce thing a try (thank you Bridget) and I love pate and garlic Barbara so I would love the recipe. If you're able to type it on here, that would be great but if its quite involved, don't worry. Yorkie Wendy, I'm not allowed alcohol, sadly although I have made a stew with Mackersons before so I wonder if that counts as having alcohol?
June, if I let Mr D loose with the cooking, I would end up back at A&E with food poisoning lol!!! He can boil an egg to perfection but anything else. . . . . noooooooo!!!
Helen, our wisterias also have a mini flush of flowers in Autumn (don't tell you know who).
That's me for now. Have a great weekend (supposed to be a scorcher) and be good.