Monday, May 14

spoilt again


Once again I have been spoilt by the present gods, and I was given the most lovely mother's day. The beautiful teacup above was given to me early yesterday morning by Miss L, apparently carefully chosen by herself too. I say early, because I had signed myself up for doing the 4km Mother's Day Classic (what was I thinking), and had to brave the very fresh morning to wheezerun around the botanic gardens. Returning home to a shower and time alone to peruse the Sunday paper - something that doesn't happen very often these days. After a short nap, I was woken to the scrumptious aromas of lunch!

Lamb shanks - my favourite c/o Jamie Oliver, and wonderfully prepared by R, accompanied by a bottle of smooth red. Bliss.
I definitely felt that I am a very lucky mother/wife after this delightful day, but talk about raising the bar. I am going to have to do some thing magical for father's day this year!!

As for the present gods, well I will just briefly mention this bag, this perfume and these yarns, that R bought back from his trip. There was also some surprise Victoria's Secret gifts, but I'm a bit shy, so no pic's!!

In amongst all this present receiving I have managed some crafting. Penelope now has a proper bed, mattress, quilt and matching pillow. I think she looks very comfortable. Well worth all that hand stitching.

P.s. This month's whiplash is mini quilt's too, so onto the next endeavour....

6 comments:

sheeps clothing said...

I am reading blogs when I should be preparing dinner! Jamie's lambshanks look superb. If I had got organised earlier in the day, we could be having those!

Lee-ann said...

I have never visited your blog before but am very pleased to do so here today. I too have made this lovely lambshank meal and it is always a hit! with the family.

We are empty nesters and so I have time to enjoy the papers now! (sometimes) lol lol lol

I look forward to a chat again here in blog land.
best wishes Lee-ann

Cosy said...

Lamb shanks are my very favourite!
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tiel said...

one of my favs from that book...mmmmm, love cold weather cooking...if only it would get cold up here! And I will NOT be taking a look at the Whiplash link because I will be wanting to do it...just not enough time.

Cheeky Beaks said...

I'm always looking for the opportunity to use this line:
'nice shanks'.

Linda said...

your lamb shanks look yummy. I love Penelope and her quilt and also you are such a lucky girl getting the cup, saucer and plate they are so so so beautiful! Have you tried Nigella's Moroccan Lamb Shanks....yummo :)let me know if you want the recipe