Dulcie came back from my mum and dad's yesterday looking very proud of this beautiful bunch of flowers she'd picked for me from the garden. Honestly, I think they might be the nicest flowers I've ever had. Dulcie has been telling me the names of some of these and pointing out the arrangement's best features. So sweet. When she doesn't know the name of one, she puts on the funniest over-the-top trying-to-remember face, hums and haws for a minute, then says, "I don't bemember. Can you tell me?" Sadly, she really does know more than me about plants so I can't help her much!
The vase the flowers are in was a Christmas gift (via the charity shop) from my sister, very similar to a vase of hers that I love and also similar to one I saw in a French charity shop but couldn't fit in my suitcase. The cards, with beautiful sentiments inside, arrived for Dulcie and I recently from a very dear friend, just because.
I wouldn't class myself as materialistic, but thoughtful gifts like these really make my day :)