sweet growing things

oh what sweet growing things can be picked from our garden right now; surprise tulips, anemones, hyacinths and (my favourite) lambs' ears... 

this afternoon the babe and I are off over the mediterranean sea to nth africa for a week to meet up with alex (aka papa)... I am not looking forward to the hours in transit, three-stop-overs and late night travelling with a baby who would normally be fast asleep - but I am so very excited about getting over again to that part of the world we love so well, fellowshipping, eating tagine (and olives and msesmen),  speaking a little arabic, and of course being in the arms of my husband.

before I go though I want to offer a little giveaway of my spring makings. one lucky person will receive a french floral bag, tea purse, cherry blossom embroidered hoop, bird brooch and crocus pin, and a vintage tin full of green tea with rose petals and dried pear. all you need to do is leave a comment here and tell me what your favourite spring florals are.... I will announce the winner on tuesday april 30th.

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**Congratulations** to Eileen, who said of her favourite florals:

Where I live we are now in the thick of spring. Friday when I ventured into our courtyard my breath was taken away by large crepe like peonies. I had forgotten about them during our dreary winter, but oh how magnificent they are!