Yesterday morning we had awakened in Daisy Cottage to a crystal clear blue sky and sunshine and I was so happy thinking that our guests would arrive to blue skies and sunshine. How wrong was I? By lunchtime the skies had darkened and then came the rain ~ bucket after bucket of it! Better I suppose than the snow we'd had for a couple of days before that, but still not as good as the sunshine I had expected.
But as they say 'every cloud has a silver lining' so I lit the fire a couple of hours before our guests arrived so that they could arrive in from the miserable weather outside to a warm welcome inside ~ the living room of Daisy Cottage is so cosy with a fire glowing in the grate and the lamps on and I like to think this makes up a little for guests who arrive during wet or cold weather.
Our guests duly arrived, tired after their long journey but delighted to arrive in to a warm fire ready for them to relax in front of. I made a strawberry flan for them as a little 'welcome to Daisy Cottage' gift and I think this pleased them even more than the fire!
And later, I got a lovely surprise too ~ our guests had brought beautiful flowers for me, and in some of my favourite colours of white, blue and mauve. How nice was that? I was totally overwhelmed and delighted at their thoughtfulness.