My orchids are flowering again, two of them for the second time in a 3 month period. Friends keep sending me photos of miserable and
dead wilted orchids asking what it is that they are doing wrong. I seriously have no idea what it is that I do right though. I did write a post on how I look after mine not that long ago if anyone is actually interested. I wonder if it is the spectacular antique ginger jars they are housed in. Speaking of which does anyone know where to source genuine ginger jars from in Australia? Not, the mass produced ones that you see everywhere but authentic antique jars? My Mum was telling me that when they were buying these in the 1970s, way back when they were on posting in Cambodia it was hard to source genuine jars even back then. I imagine it is next to impossible these days but still, I would love to know if anyone ever comes across them. I particularly would love to know more about mine as well.
Another view of them bathed in a sunset pink glow a few nights ago. The sunsets in Sydney have been truly spectacular recently.
My Mother's Day sleep in came courtesy of Scrabble. It is a new obsession in this house. I am secretly delighted as the Monopoly Board has been hurled a few too many times lately and Scrabble is something I would actually choose to play. My friends used to roll their eyes at me regularly whenever we were on holidays together and I would pull out the board games or a pack of cards. So I must say I am thrilled that I now have willing and able board game buddies at my beck and call, especially ones that are actually able to play the games I want to play. I am thinking it might be time to teach them 500 or cribbage.
My darling boys both chose Cyclamens for me from the Mother's Day gift stall at school, they know me well! I could not have asked for a more perfect gift from them. I even love how H selected white and N picked out pink! I have them together on a shelf in the kitchen and they look so pretty together.
My Mother's Day gift from Ross was this stunning and ever so pretty dress from Magali Pascal. Ross chose it for me in Bali a couple of weeks ago when he was over there working (again, lucky thing!!) and I love it! It pains me to admit this, but I think he might be better at picking out clothes for me than I am. I feel so lucky and privileged, thank you Ross, N and H, I had a lovely day.