Happy Birthday Brother!

Brockham Village

Happy Birthday Brother!

It’s my brother’s birthday today and I have been wracking my brains over what to get him. Totally failed! The truth is that he’s far too special to me to get him some gimmicky knickknack or whatever. Material possessions become less important to us over the years, unless they’re outrageously expensive things (like camera gear!). Robin never likes us spending lots of money on him anyway! So I decided to dedicate this post to him. These views are more precious to him than just about anything money could buy! This is Viewpoint on Box Hill in Surrey. The view is looking across the village of Brockham where Robin was born, at home, and first met his two older sisters in the early hours of June 15th 1984. We adored him from the moment we met! I still remember the feelings of overwhelming joy we were feeling on our way into school, listening to Billy Joel on the cassette player. This beautiful countryside was our playground growing up. It’s so special to Robin that just over a year ago he took his then girlfriend, Morwenna, up to Viewpoint to propose to her! I’m very much looking forward to her becoming my sister 🙂

Viewpoint on Box Hill


Say It With Flowers

Say It With Flowers

I’ve been to see my friend Nikki today. It’s a week since her back surgery and I think she’s doing really well. It’s a slow process healing from any surgery and pain is just a par for the course, it’s not easy!

Little things can really brighten the day when you’re stuck inside, recovering. Not long after I arrived at Nikki’s a wonderful bouquet of flowers was delivered!

They’re from the parents at Bramley School, where her daughter, Rosie, goes. They’re a lovely sunny delight and Nikki was really touched. The bouquet was made by The Flower Pot florists in Tadworth.

It was good to see Nikki and the kids, when they came home from school. Both Rosie and James wanted to hear all about how Pebbles, their cat, was getting on with us. They do miss her so and understandably!

Hopefully Nikki will keep making good progress and it won’t be too long before they can all be at home together again!