A day of gifts

by | Mar 23, 2011 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

After sitting on the beach, I felt inspired to pick up my coloured pencils and draw. It’s been a full day, in which I received a surprise gift from my friend Anne, sent all the way from England.
Two years ago I admired her turquoise jacket and now, after much hunting, she’s found one for me in Marks and Spencer’s. She wrapped it in beautiful paper and sent it off with a note to say ‘a surprise is always nice to have.’ How fortunate I feel, to have such a good friend, and to be soaking up the late autumn sun in a beautiful place.


  1. lines n shades

    it’s quite an emotional moment to receive surprises from friends. it tells you there is always someone to think about you, love you..no matter how far 🙂

    i just found this blog and it’s lovely…
    glad to be here..

  2. lifeonthecutoff

    What a wonderfully colorful drawing you did, Juliet. It would make a perfect pin to go on your jacket. There is something so special receiving a gift in the mail from a friend, isn’t there? It looks like a perfect jacket – and a very good friend.

  3. Marcia

    Thank you for the comment on my blog, Bees in the Antipodes Juliet, I find smells like lemon verbena bring back so many memories, I am instantly transported back to childhood days, special people with glimpses of journeys traveled. . .
    good friends are such a blessing . .

  4. Joan

    I love your art and a happy surprise of blue. How lovely to receive the beautiful jacket from your friend.

  5. juliet

    Thank you all for celebrating friendship with me.

  6. Anne Dean Ruffell

    How wonderful to have inspired that beautiful picture of a colourful world – it has so many different shades of glorious subtle colour. I am only just catching up and found this wonderful entry which everyone has enjoyed. It makes me feel very mellow and happy.


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