Today, I am taking a blogging break and have allowed my other half to blog, it being his special day!
(Note the typical man scene below...the wine,the computer, the tv remote,computer mags etc)
Anyway, over to Mr Snippets...
'Today I awoke all excited, as it is my birthday.
Before rising, nervously, I checked under the LA quilt to ensure that my bits had not been altered.
Homemade croissants, boy! You can just taste the Trex – scrummy!
Next, my delightful hand made birthday card, cut from the Amy Butler card book, no doubt.
Goodness! I thought, what a lovely pile of presents from the LOML. I couldn’t wait to 'have at them'.
Firstly, I opened the pretty paper, hiding such a lovely seed trug, but no ordinary one.. Oh no! This one had been “altered” having been festooned with such lovely patterned papers and bows.
I used to share a greenhouse; where I would have put it, but lately it has been turned into a set for Country Living and I would have stood no chance interfering there, now would I?
I did wonder if it would not look too much out of place in my workshop and so I swung the door open wide and there to my great surprise I saw that all my nails, screws nuts and bolts had all been lovingly hand painted with the finest pastel paints from Farrow and Ball.
What’s more, how all my hand tools now looked so resplendent hanging there, colour coded sporting lovely Prima pansies.
My bibs and bobs were all safely stored away in diverse and altered boxes.My sandpaper was neatly stowed in handmade envelopes, each festooned with floras doodles designs.
Paper bags hung all around labelled: tape, wire, fuses, etc.My workshop manuals and DIY books now all sporting colourful dust jacket covers. The well-thumbed pages now interleaved with designer bookmarks.
It was then that I noticed that instead of the two hanging dice on the mirror of my car were… Yes! You guessed it, hanging hearts.
Vouchers for Bygones and Kent’s Cavern - Yippee!
Wow! British Rail season tickets, for Exeter, to boot.
No longer for me, the dull paint spattered, as well as oil stained overalls, they had now been replaced with tailor made ones, with such colourful CK designs. Gorgeous!
What a relief that I didn’t get a paint-spattered work of art, cos I think that sort of thing is Pollocks...or a hideous shirt from Luget’s.
I am off now to do some altering of my own - beer into water!
The icing on the cake for me is hours in front of the telly watching the QVC craft channel, Changing Rooms and maybe some Ann Maurice.
Thank God she doesn’t know that the footy or rugby is on, else I wouldn’t get a chance. '
Sunday 15th March...
Mr S says: 'Thankyou to everyone who sent me their kind wishes.
In the traditions of the BBC, normal service will now be resumed'