Thursday 22 March 2012

A Great Weekend

I had a wonderful Mother's Day last weekend. My son unexpectedly came back for a long weekend and these are the gifts my children and the Grumpy one gave me, as well as beautiful cards with thoughtful words written inside each of them.

These glorious tulips arrived by post from my son.

My lovely daughter bought me this book.

I love Leah Fleming's books and was going to wait until the paperback version of this book came out, but now I don't have to.

The Grumpy one bought me this beautiful orchid as well as a new pair of secateurs. Well, obviously Rob bought them on his behalf, thanks Rob.

To celebrate the new, sharper secateurs I began trimming back the tangle of honeysuckle and clematis that had overtaken one area of the garden. Some of the plants had grown over an old, dying palm tree and when I tried to pull the greenery away from the tree Rob noticed that it was moving rather more than it should have done and shouted for me to move out of the way.

Needless to say, the palm tree was rotten at the roots and the eighteen foot monster crashed down next to me. I don't know who was more surprised me or Grumps who gazed at it in horror for a few moments before taking the opportunity to have a celebratory wee against the horizontal tree. Charming!


Unknown said...

Yikes! That isn't something you want to get in the way of when it is falling. Glad it turned out ok and Grumps gave that tree a piece of his mind.

Kath said...

Yikes, you had a narrow escape with the Pesky Palm of Precariousness. Glad you're okay, and that Grump showed it what he thought of going for his mum like that.

That Grump's got impeccable taste, hasn't he? And the tulips are gorgeous, as well. They're my favourite flower. Love the colours they come in and the shape of them and the shape they make when they droop. And a hardback book! It's a real treat to get one of those, especially one with as lovely a cover as The Captain's Daughter.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

chad - I thought Rob was exaggerating when he said the tree was going to fall down! Obviously he wasn't.

kath - Grumps has great taste. I love tulips too, they always make me smile. I was thrilled to be given this book and can't wait to read it.

Teresa Ashby said...

Thank goodness the tree didn't land on you! The tulips are lovely x

Anna Scott Graham said...

What a lovely Mothering Sunday you had, well, except for that rotted palm. I think Grumpy did the right thing, bless his heart!

Melissa Amateis said...

Hahaha! Go, Grumps! Too funny.

That looks like a great book. Will have to put it on my GoodReads list.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Lovely gifts and weekend, Debs. Just as well as your hubby noticed the danger - and good on grumps for suitably chastising the tree!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Teresa - yes, it was a relief!

Anna - I think he did too.

melissa - I can't wait to read The Captain's Daughter. I should think you'll enjoy it too.

rosemary - I'm obviously oblivious to certain dangers. Head in the clouds as usual, no doubt.

Unknown said...

Wow. Glad that palm tree missed you. And I love Grumps' reaction. :)

What fabulous gifts. I can't wait to read The Captain's Daughter. I've heard so much about it from Leah that I know it's going to be something special. Enjoy!

Janice said...

Gosh - I don't know who was more 'relieved' - you or The Grumpster!

Lovely tulips and orchid!

Janice xx

Chris Stovell said...

Grumpy's been a real hero one way or another! He gave you a couple of very nice presents! I laughed at his way of putting the tree in its place!

D.J. Kirkby said...

Geez, that's a bit scary about your plan tree! Good thing Rob was watching! Lovely gifts from your children and Divadog. I really like tulips.

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day, Debs! And I'm impressed the Grumpy One bought you something, too!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

janice - me, probably, lol.

Thanks, they're gorgeous, aren't they?

chris - me too. He's such a bossy little devil and I wasn't surprised he had to say his piece to the tree.

dj - divadog to the rescue!

talli - I had a wonderful day, thanks and was very spoilt.

Carol said...

Sounds like you were spoiled rotten...and quite right too!

C x

Teresa Ashby said...

You've been tagged, Debs - you don't have to accept, but details are at my blog if you'd like to x

Flowerpot said...

Happy belated mother's day, Debs! And love the picture of Grumps weeing all over the monster - tyupical dog!!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Carol - thanks, I was.x

Teresa - thank you, I'll go and have a look.x

Flowerpot - he's even bossy to fallen trees. x

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

I know you've already been tagged - but I've tagged you, too (no pressure to accept mine).

Glad you had a good Mother's Day.


Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

suzanne - thanks. I'll have a look.x