This is the scene I found in the conservatory on Saturday morning...
The bears are delivering an enormous 'anniversary surprise' from Mark!
(The small white bear is using the Happy Anniversary balloon to help him stick the bow on the box. There were other bears helping to supervise the delivery, but it was difficult to get everyone in the photos.)
The box contained some new travelling covers for my harp.
Mark remembered a wistful comment when we collected the harp from Morley's in January.
My old covers were second hand and probably about 50 years old. The canvas 'top coat' was showing serious signs of wear and tear, and really wasn't doing that much to protect the harp in transit. These new covers are light-weight, but really padded and effective.
Mark organised the surprise to coincide with my garden party gig on Saturday afternoon.
I felt really professional when I turned up with these smart black covers....
and the harp was clearly happier too - because it didn't lose it's tuning when we moved it.
The little white bear is still sat in the conservatory, holding the balloon.... so cute!