I managed to get the letter to my old school friend written yesterday. I had bought a jolly little greetings card of a puppy tucked up in bed in the hope it may make her smile. Also on a card you have limited space so you are not struggling to fill a whole page. It actually felt quite fun taking pen to paper and writing a proper letter! I didn't want to launch into a saga of my life until I found out how life had treated her. I have just told her what is going on with a reunion added my email address and phone number and said I really hope to hear from her. I made a point of adding even if she didn't fancy going to the school reunion it would be lovely to be back in touch. I had found the last letter she sent me when we were 19. she had just met her future husband and it was so full of fun and hope for the future as you are at that age. I so hope life has been kind to her. It's sitting in the hall waiting to be posted this morning when I walk the dogs so fingers crossed for a reply.
I was going to paint the duck house yesterday but it was very chilly and painting is a job that requires standing about so I planted a few new summer flowering bulbs in the greenhouse and did a bit of hoeing which certainly warms you up. No treasures found, just lots of worms so I was followed about by a little robin all the time I was out there. I had bought some summer bulbs on ebay as I haven't been to the garden centre and I have never even heard of the flowers before. They are called Persian Buttercups and in the photo they look so pretty. Apparently they are wonderful for cut flowers so I'm really looking forward to seeing how they grow. I hope they end up looking as good as the photo in the advert!