This first pic is of the card Jane made for me - it is a cross-stitched Chilli
So appropriate for me, don't you think? And so much nicer than a bought card.
This is the present that went with it...
My thanks to Sue from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments for the inspiration to get this! I shall try to take some photos as good as hers...
Here is what Fiona and Juan got me - a fabulous Asparagus plate in that delicate procelain called Faience de Gien. Hopefully it will soon be loaded with home-grown spears of real Asparagus!
Emma and Dave bought me a voucher for a meal at Atul Kochar's Michelin-starred restaurant "Benares" (in London), which sounds like just the thing for me. It serves food with a spicy / curry / Indian theme. To get me in the mood for this, their girls Lara and Holly made me birthday cards adorned with whole spices:
One of our long-time friends (Rosemary) also gave me a nice present - this blue Hydrangea plant.
This plant is a very welcome addition to my garden since I have been hankering after an Hydrangea for quite a while - especially after our visit to Cornwall last year, because in Cornwall they are everywhere.
So Thank You everyone for those lovely gifts. They are all very much appreciated.