And here are some pictures of the happy couple:
Needless to say both families are very pleased ~ Tom is a very special young man and we are blessed to know not just him but his family too. They are looking towards autumn 2015 as a proposed wedding date, so there is plenty of time to plan and prepare.
On the ninth day of Christmas we received a special parcel from our dear friends in the West Village, Manhattan, New York:
Always lovely to receive surprise packages in the mail.
Pip opening her parcel tied up with string ~ one of her very favourite things, a DVD of The Nutcracker! Not just any old DVD but one where we get to see Chanda dance, boy that girl is very talented! Here you can see her getting ready for her turn as Mary in the show.
Ah, thinks mum, I know what this is!
One happy Harry Potter fan ...
... spinning a little magic!
Oak and Dragonsclaw, 16 1/2"
This tea is the best ever! I wonder if I could get an import licence for this stuff, it
is seriously good. Our almost son-in-law is a tea and coffee snob (his mum's words not mine!) and he was really taken with this brew.
Not a terribly flattering picture of me wearing my lovely earwarmer/headband, which I wore as a neck warmer!! Dorina's email this morning put me straight, either way it is gorgeous and just my colour too. Pip also received one of these in a lovely pink.
Thanks guys for thinking of us and sending such a lovely, thoughtful box of goodies.