And a smaller set from Son 1 (who's currently paying me back for a Gameboy game he bought!).
Last Floralys Son 1 bought an unknown flower which thrived in our garden: it turned out to be a gazania so I've bought three more in various colours this year. Penny adores our magnolia, so we picked up an identical little one for her this year:
And we bought a tombola ticket each. Last year we swept the board - every ticket a winner. This year we had three of these: But finally, one of these! I won this great bush. Could it be a skimmia, in English? Is that how you spell it?
It came from a lovely garden we've visited twice with the grandparents:
Here's a detail of the flower:And finally, while I was out this afternoon, Ben spent quite some time fixing up this chandelier I bought cheaply the other day. If you're in two minds about how much you like it, so am I! I've been searching for a chandelier which takes a long life, environmentally friendly bulb, and this is the first affordable one I've seen. I'm planning to look out for clear glass lustres at Vide Greniers etc, until I have enough to replace the coloured ones. But I like the colours well enough for now!And of course, the boys think it's great!