Work starts only at 1.00 pm for me on Mondays, so I was still home when someone rang my door bell: a small parcel was delivered.
The stamp said "Guernsey", and there was no hand-written address label or sender. Much as I think it is a beautiful place, I've never set foot on Guernsey, and I don't know anybody there and had not ordered anything recently, so I really had no idea what this mysterious parcel meant.
Well, there was one way to find out!
Underneath the plastic wrapper, a pretty red cardboard box appeared, and now I had an incling of what was waiting inside.
This is what I found:
Mary, my mother-in-law, had sent this to me; she lives in Yorkshire, not in Guernsey, but the florist offering the flower card service is obviously located on the island.
It is the first such card I've ever seen, and I find it quite a moving gesture from her.
The flower card came with a little plastic pipette to water the green florist foam the flowers are arranged on.
The card sits now on my sideboard next to the other get well cards I've received.
And I am much better, although I am not allowed to resume all my normal activities just yet.
At least I can work!!