"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
Unexpected gifts are the best gifts of all!
It's our wedding anniversary next week, I wonder if it's that
Lovely! Also, I wanted to tell you that you inspired me to buy flowers for myself yesterday. You mentioned that you've had fresh flowers in the cottage every day since 2006, and I love that!
Yes. In actual fact it was always a rule I made for myself when I bought my second house in 1996 ..even when I had no money, I always had a bunch of fresh flowers in the house
Oh come on John! You're going to leave us hanging without nary a clue?
I thought the first clue was quite generous.
She's a newbie tom......Mrs Trellis is a piano loving , whippet owner widow...a former midwife and loyal village supporter
Yes, Newbie. I should've waited to comment until there were other comments to read first and picked it up that way. You're like a mystery novel that works itself out during the read the more comments there are!
I hope they weren’t FOR Mrs Trellis 🤣 XXXX
Oh, the one-named 'Trellis'! What a gem!
She now signs her cards " Trellis" and has done for two years
That's great. She is using her blog name too! You are a lucky guy.
She has no idea where it comes from but enjoys using it
Mrs Trellis is a bit of a dark horse isn't she? Clearly, she's trying to woo you while your master is abroad. If you keep shtum, The Prof will never know.
The only old lady I love is cher
Excuse my side trip, but is that a screen on the right, to put into the open window, against bugs. I have long been jealous of you and your open windows and summer breezes. The flowers are lovely.
Joanne, I think it is a dish drainer and a pot brush. We dont generally need fly screens over here that much. My FIL has them on his back door and kitchen window in Scotland but only for a few months because of midges. Other than that it is just a few flies mainly. I dont know if you have midges over there. here is a link in case https://www.smidgeup.com/midges/midge-season/They have something similar in Canada I think, black fly season.
Sol has it right x
Winnipeg is notorious for black fly. We don't get them but we do get mosquitoes and all windows have screens and we also have screen doors. Nice flowers by the way.
She’s one classy broad. Prince. Cher. Bono. Trellis.....
A lovely surprise! :)
What beautiful colour against the white of the snow. That was very nice of Mrs. Trellis!
It was lovely
They do the soul good in all this snow John.
I've just had a late night adventure in the snow...more about that tomorrow
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Come again? X
Mrs Trellis of North Wales probably meant them for GQT but left that at the wrong address.
She's a dark horse x
the best gift EVAH!
Yes indeed scarlett
What a lovely gift from Mrs. Trellis.
Well obviously somebody feels that you deserve flowers. All the colours, perfect for this time of year.
They lifted the soul
Isn't it wonderful when friends are also neighbors or at least close by? Mrs Trellis now has the appreciation of her kindness by you AND all your blog friends!
Also, in case anyone wonders why....old post of John's..." I bought an untidy bunch of garage shop flowers that was standing by the entrance. Ones with a couple of odd looking very blue blooms included( you know the sort) and I stopped at Mrs Trellis' neat little house on the way home with them."The house is so quiet" she said forlornly when I called in, and I was so glad I had stopped even though all I had to offer was some cheap crap flowers.No one should be alone...not when you have lost a dear loved one.........even if that loved one was a bad tempered dog who seemed to have hated the world........Hey ho"
Thank you for remembering jan
That was when mrs trellis' old dog died
Obviously you have done something to deserve them. Of that I have no doubt.
I'm an internet sensation
How absolutely charming and sweet.. she is a lovely lady.
She's also as mad as a box of frogs but in a good way
They are perfect. Perfect for both you and your kitchen windowsill too. Ms. Moon has it right.
What wonderful neighbors and friends you have!Debbie
Gorgeous flowers for a gorgeous man x
Too bloody right x
How sweet of her! I love the colors!You are blessed in friendships, John.
As u are Jennifer x
Pretty flowers, what a lovely surprise.
So pretty...love flowers. I/buy them for the kitchen table every now and again.
They look beautiful on your updated windowsill x
Beautiful blooms from under the Trellis. Brilliant.
A most welcome splash of colour and optimism in all the current extended-Winter blues.
Fresh cut flowers in a vase brings an instant smile. My Mother and Grandmother had cut flowers all over the house. 💜 Gabs
What a lovely gesture. Those hyacinths are going to smell absolutely gorgeous.
What a fab surprise! Much better than all this snow...:)
A nice surprise.
I think that just being you is gift-worthy.
So, Mrs. Trellis wasn't home. Someone left HER flowers at your house. And you kept them. Nice!
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