Monday, 10 August 2015

Aw...Cute!

 
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!

15 comments:

  1. What a lovely birthday present - something to make you feel good. The harp feeling happier is a bonus.

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  2. Gongratulations, happy birthday and greetings from ann

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  3. That is a thoughtful gift. He really thought about what would make you happy.

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  4. Well we can all see why you married him then! That's a lovely thoughtful gift and one from which you will get both use and pleasure. Perhaps you could get someone to video you playing so we can all hear?

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  5. What a wonderful surprise and what a wonderful hubby! I am so envious of your skill in being able to play harp, it's such a fantastic instrument. If you *could* possibly get someone to video you playing a piece I would be really happy too :) May I wish you 'Happy Silver Anniversary' in advance just in case I miss it next week. Where do the years go?
    BTW thank you for your last few wonderful posts, the photos are amazing x

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  6. What a thoughtful man - no wonder you have been married for so long. He's definitely a keeper. x

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  7. What a thoughtful man. Have a wonderful Anniversary, please post some pics of the festivities..xx

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  8. What a lovely thought! How truly kind of him!x

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  9. What a lovely surprise and I'm sure both harp and harpist were well pleased with such a lovely gift from Hubby. Enjoy and take care.

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  10. A much deserved lovely surprise.

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  11. What a thoughtful and dear husband you have. Happy anniversary.

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  12. Did he set up the bears? The present is wonderful; but it's the staging that makes it marvellous!

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  13. Adorable staged photos....and a wonderful anniversary gift!

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  14. What a lovely surprise, and to have it delivered in this way is the icing on the cake.

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