Spring sprung today

 

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After yesterday’s quiet day, we began today in reflective mood.  Seeing the blossom whilst shopping in Bath brought a haiku to mind:

 

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Snipped, I see, from the Japan Times in April 1994 and interpreted in a melancholic way, I must say that our spirits were rather more lifted by those blossoms set against that bright blue sky and we spent a happy morning in the sunshine.

 

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Yesterday’s post brought two good things.  Firstly, a box of bits and pieces for the Mouse Paper Scissors class I’m taking which should have arrived weeks ago but seems to have been held to ransom by the UK Customs.  Oh well, better late than never (and yes, I had to pay…)

 

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Then, this dear little packet flew from Australia in extra quick time and landed on my mat shortly afterwards.  Justine, of Once Upon a Fold is donating the proceeds from this little pack of Tokyo cards to the Japan Appeal and I couldn’t resist supporting her by buying a pack.  The package, beautifully wrapped (easy to tell that this was from someone who enjoys paper!) came with a  little extra card to create a Thank You card and was wrapped in gorgeous Japanese woodblock print paper too.

 

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Delightful.

 

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Oh, I didn’t mention the yummy lunch we enjoyed at Jamies in Bath, did I?  Antipasti with posh chips (parmesan and truffle oil), delicious bread and the softest mozzarella cheese. 

What a lovely day.

Small things amuse me

Tomorrow