Missed by the birds,
a few red berries
linger on the holly —
ruby surprise!

New Blooms

Summer surprise;
my neighbour’s magnolia
blooms anew.


Blue forget-me-nots
self-set in the rockery.
My happy surprise.


family reunion;
my cousin drives
from France to visit

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Much to our surprise our daughter had arranged for a cousin of mine and her husband, who live in the south of France, and who we hadn’t seen for probably at least 5 years, to visit for a few days while we were in Spain. We knew nothing about it until they arrived!

This Elfje also appears today on Simply Elfje. You can read it here.



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Sir John Harvey Jones
Business Guru. Former Head of ICI

This has to be one of my all-time favourite quotes!

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