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Saturday, May 7, 2011


Yesterday afternoon was spent with my best friend Ann coming to visit me. She has been overseas for a month visiting Kenya, Seychelles, Turkey, Canada and USA. I missed her terribly while she was gone. So I am a happy little vegemite now she's back home. The tales she had to tell. I so admire her adventurous spirit and love hearing about her travel experiences. I am, I'm afraid quite unimpressed about sharing hours in a confined space with a whole lot of strangers on a plane. You might even say it's a huge problem for me. One day I hope to overcome this claustrophobia and be just like 'normal' folks but I don't think I'm there yet. So I feel I'm seeing and hearing about all these wonderful places through Ann. I've flown to Tasmania (which was huge for me) So it's just baby steps for me. Ann  being the extremely generous soul she is bought me back some lovely goodies....... bundles of fabric included gorgeous pink and green spots (YA KNOW HOW I LOVE SPOTS!!) a pair of earrings and bracelet made by Native Canadians (she knows I'm an old hippy at heart) They are beautiful. From exotic Istanbul she bought me the most beautiful cashmere shawl in reds and aquas. The photo doesn't do it justice. It's exquisite!! It's to use for my meditation. So how lucky am I to have such a friend certainly not for the material gifts she brings but because she is so thoughtful and kind.
Thanks Ann ..... Missed Ya......Glad you're home!
I would also like to wish all my blogging friends who are Mums - Happy Mothers Day on Sunday. I hope you get to do something that makes you smile.
Blessings Michelle
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  1. Ah Michelle, a special friend is a real blessing.
    Ann did bring you back some gorgeous things... all so lovely! Enjoy :-)
    ..and Happy Mum's day to you.

  2. You have such a wonderful friend. Love your gifts. Happy Mother's Day.

  3. Sounds like the best gift is having Ann home again. Though it would be rude not to be overjoyed by the other gifts too! Tracee xx

  4. How sweet of her to bring you such nice good to have a friend like that...I don't like planes either...have never been on one. Trish

  5. Hello Michelle,

    Lots of lovely goodies you received Michelle. I especially love the cashmere shawl. You know Michelle you do meet some lovely people on planes and I can say my first daughter walked across Australia. She was learning to walk before we left for New Zealand but of course she had so much fun meeting all the passengers and walking along the isle holding onto the seat ends that by the time we got to New Zealand she was walking.
    Happy days.

  6. I just found you from the House on the Side of the Hill and Tuesday Treasures.
    Mother's Day was about the only sunny day we have had for months. I spen as much of the day outside as possible.


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