Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Do you sometimes  get those days when you feel the 'world's' against you, nothing goes right, and you wish you hadn't bothered to get up in the morning?

Well today was one of those days

I walked into the village to post some 'things' (dressed and looking like Miss Havisham!) and had a 'funny turn' in the Post Office - I am sure those in the queue must have thought me the local drunk as I lost my balance and grabbed hold of a card stand - which happened to be a swivel one!  Still a gentleman (yes there are a few about) held it upright or else I would be spinning around now!  I just said that I was a bit dodgy on me feet today - well I was!

The village greens of which we have a few - have benches to sit upon - and they were being sat upon by folks in shorts, and tee shirts soaking up the sun and watching the world go by!  Grrrr - jealously is not a flattering trait to have!

I decided to march home the longer way around - not a good idea when you are carrying a bag with 4 frozen lamb shanks, some frozen bacon bits, and some tenderloin chops - they weighed a bit heavy!

It didn't do me any good - I still felt fed up - until that is, I unlocked the porch door and saw an envelope on my mat!  I dumped the bag, threw off my hat, shawl, long sleeved waterfall cardi, sunglasses, switched on the fan, and flopped down to try and guess who had sent me something.

Do you do that?  Or is it only something old people do cos they don't have anything better to waste their time on?

I didn't recognize the post mark - nor the hand writing - hmm - baffled.

I opened the envelope - and there was another inside - curiouser and curiouser. 

Then I gently prized it open and look what was inside

Well that really lifted my spirits and made my day.  How on earth did that famous lady get my address?

What a treasure and it looks even better in my hand than it does on the blog - can you believe that, as it looks gorgeous on the blog.    I haven't a clue what I have done to deserve it - but I really don't care as it shook me out of my grouch, the sun has gone in - pure bliss - and all's right with the world!

Thank  you so very much Jo for the wonderful surprise - it made my day and I will treasure the card and try and have a go at your brilliant colouring technique.

And another nice surprise - a little dickie bird has told me that a new consignment of Jo' stamps for Stampotique, will be winging their way to Happy Daze  very soon (this week with a bit of luck I hope)

They are selling like hot cakes so if there is one you fancy, I would hot foot it over to the site and reserve it before they sell out!

I am off to sit and gaze some more at my 'Imagine being able to fly' surprise.

Hmmm,  How did she find out my address?


Jo Capper-Sandon said...


So pleased it cheered you up.

Thankgoodness for the gentleman coming to your rescue- you could have still been spinning round like an out of control Walzer ride!

Thanks for jollying me along today :0) I really needed that lift, like you wouldn't believe. xx

themessycraftroom said...

How wonderful for you Lottie. I'm Sat here with my coat on in work . So i'm not very happy either. Glad there was a gentleman to come to your rescue.xxHugs CHris

crafty creations said...

What a lovely surprise Lottie after such a horrible morning

enjoy !!!

Hugs Hilda

Sandie's Patch said...

Oooer Lottie! When I read that you had a funny turn and nearly went spinning around, 'Kylie's' song came into my head, "I'm spinning around..."! Sorry, couldn't resist!
Was it the heat? Not anaemic are you?
I sometimes forget to breathe when I'm concentrating, it's alright if you're sitting down though LOL!
Lovely card from Jo CS!

Take care,

Sandie xx

Sally H said...

Glad your day got better! Your wallet was truly inspiring!

Cath Wilson said...

Sounds just like Jo! Lovely again... Glad you had something to cheer you up after that 'turn'.

Anonymous said...

she's sent you stuff in the past that how she has your addy!

Lottie said...
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Lottie said...

Hi Paula

Thank you for your email.

Just to explain........

Jo did send me a stunning card last year, you are quite right, it was one that appeared in the Craft Stamper magazine, and it's a treasure.

She has since explained that she didn't keep my address (nor do I keep addresses of all the people I send things too)

So as not to spoil the surprise this time, she sent the card to Happy Daze from whom I bought the stamps, and they forwarded it on to me.

So the 'mystery' is now solved. I haven't been on the computer much since I found out - so havent't updated this post.

All the best