Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Marks And Spencer Flowers


Yesterday it was Chic Eleanor's birthday.
I took some Marks and Spencer flowers up to the big house but it looked deserted and so I messaged her and as I suspected she answered  as she sipped coffee overlooking Lake Como alongside her sister, presumably both of them in matching pashminas 
I photographed her flowers and sent her the photo
" Exquisite Darling John " she texted back
Even Chic Eleanor's texts are delightfully upbeat.
We arranged to meet for gin and tonics in a week's time

I braved TK Maxx and bought a bolster cushion, a pizza wheel and a trendy t shirt. 
Winnie kicked the cushion around the living room and seemed quietly delighted that it rolled well
She played with it for at least half an hour.

No other news today

60 comments:

  1. My little dog always kicks the cushions on the floor, what is it with dogs and cushions? Heather

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    1. I often think I've been burgled on a daily basis

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    2. That made me snicker for a good while and you should see the grin on my face yet.

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  2. The flowers really are exquisite and Ii loved hearing that Winnie played for a half hour. The old girl is still having fun

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    1. She loves kicking cushions, always have

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  3. What a good idea to send her a photo of the flowers, I imagine you then kept them for yourself!

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    1. Of course they are gracing my living room

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  4. My schnauzer throws all the cushions on the floor in the back room if given half a chance to be in there on his own! Hope you are now enjoying the flowers?
    My husband met George Clooney and Brad Pitt on a golf course near Lake Como...he had no idea who they were at the time...long story! (Lucky Eleanor...it is a beautiful lake )

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  5. Yorkshire Liz8:43 am

    My little rescue dogs love to sleep underneath the pillows n the bed. Last week we had a 3am panic as Bertie got himself stuck inside the pillow case. Not easy t do! Gorgeous flowers!

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  6. Yellow roses 'shine'.

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  7. If you’d known she was at Lake Como, you could have taken the photograph in M&S and saved yourself a few bob 🤣🤣🤣 ..... Happy Birthday Chic Eleanor. XXXX

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    1. Anonymous12:47 pm

      A brilliant reply!

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    2. Maybe he did ;) The dogs are sworn to secrecy. Winnie was bribed after all. :)

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    3. Haha ... brilliant :-)

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  8. So I can now add 'cushions' as well as Scotch eggs to your list of addictions can I?

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    1. Walking dead t shirts, trendy cooking pots, nice mugs,
      I could go on

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  9. Beautiful roses. What a good idea to send a photo and then keep them yourself. It's the thought that counts and they won't be wasted.

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  10. As Eleanor was away I trust you gave the M&S flowers to the village's unsung heroine and most worthy recipient - the one and only Mrs Joyce Trellis.

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    1. lol Mrs Trellis is never known with her first name in her title
      Just with the enigmatic Mrs Trellis

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  11. The flowers ARE exquisite, darling John. I love yellow roses. It's nice that you were still able to share them with her.

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  12. Glad to hear Winnie is having fun. Definitely life in the old dog yet, hope for us all.

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  13. Happy to hear of Winnies delightful activity!

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  14. Love the flowers!
    Nice idea taking a pic. Just in case. Remembering people's special dates is always super nice.

    XOXO

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  15. Wonderful flowers, darling. Good to hear Winnie is enjoying new toys.

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  16. I would love to see a video of winnie kicking the cushion!

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  17. Anonymous12:51 pm

    Is it a good idea to proclaim to the world that Eleanor's on holiday and her house is empty and deserted? It's not as if we don't know where you live!

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    1. The servants are still there/armed.

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    2. Her sons live at home smart arse

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    3. I really don't think we are the type who would read John's blog-then race over to the village from various parts of the UK And around the World to shin up a drainpipe x

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    4. Another arsehole comment from anon

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    5. Damn, and there was me heading to raid Chic Eleanor's house. Thank goodness I checked the blog at Tebay Services so was able to turn back (until next time John says he has a 12 hour shift next day and I'll arrive armed with sausage rolls to quieten the dogs while I steal all of his.... oh... he has nothing I want. Damn again.)

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    6. I have an impressive bottom drawer

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    7. Ooo-Is that what you call it John!x

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    8. Please be assured that your bottom drawer is of no interest to me, in fact you could leave it unlocked and open and I would disdain to even look.

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  18. ok, so we saw a picture of the fish cushion (shudder), so where is a picture of the bolster cushion? No need for a picture if it matches the fish one in any way. lol

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    1. I will drop it into the next blog just for you lee xxx

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  19. Those flowers are beautiful. We just need a picture of the cushion now. I always forget about TK Maxx may well have to pay a visit whilst im off this week.

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  20. Barbara Anne3:42 pm

    What lovely flowers and a beautiful thought to get them for Chic Eleanor! Good idea to send her the picture of them, too.

    It was good to read that Winnie has had a good frolic with the new cushion to welcome it to your cottage properly. Will we get to see the cushion and your new t-shirt?

    Hugs!

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  21. No photo of your new trendy t-shirt?

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  22. Winnie clearly thinks the cushion is a dog toy! I never think to use the word "exquisite," but then, I'm not very chic.

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    1. That's why Chic Eleanor is called chic

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  23. Those are gorgeous flowers! Yellow roses were my mother's favorite. How nice you could make Winnie's day with a new cushion.

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  24. Sipping coffee by Lake Como - lucky Eleanor! Glimpsed once from a train window in 1982...Trendy t shirt?

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  25. Oh gosh lucky Chic Eleanor ... THAT'S the right way to spend any birthday.

    And what a good idea to text her a photo of the flowers, and now you can enjoy them too. Knowing M&S flowers they might even last until her return ... but you won't want to part with them by then :-)

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  26. I had a roses from M & S that looked beautiful for 2 weeks during August x

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  27. A 'happy little post'! Good timing ... thanks, John.

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  28. Thank you all except anon

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  29. This just makes me happy. As does the one above it; Winnie using her bolster.

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  30. Lovely cheerful bouquet John. Glad that Winnie is in good spirits.

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