Now, I know I am lucky. Andy, upon retirement did not follow his Dads example. Dad retired and Mum kept on just as before.... He never thought he should help clean,wash,cook,shop or anything else like that. I am sure it was a generational thing. He proudly boasted he had never,ever changed a nappy. He had many other talents and everyone loved him but domesticated ... NO!
So last week amongst the Christmas list writing,present wrapping,cooking etc Andy looked up and said
" If there is anything you want me to do just ask!"
So this morning I did.
We overlook the churchyard from the back of our house and of course a lot of our family are buried there.
Some,sadly, before their time. I hate putting flowers on the graves at this time of year. They get frosted or rain soaked and brown .And I am not that keen on wreaths.
So, for the last few years I have been gathering greenery and making fresh bouquets.
I asked Andy if he would make them this year and my goodness me he worked so hard outside in the garden. Picking,trimming,arranging and tying. They were absolutely perfect and whilst it was dry we took them over to the graveyard and just sent our love to our wonderful family members who are no longer able to share our Christmas hours with us.
Well. I am definitely promoting Andy to head of Artistic Operations. It was so lovely to see him creating something for us to give with love. We even remembered to tuck in sprigs of Rosemary for Remembrance.
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