Saturday, 20 December 2008

I believe in Angels .........

My beautiful birdhouse, created by Mountainear's husband

Sometimes people perform acts of generosity and kindness that defy explanation; yesterday I was the grateful and fortunate recipient of such a gift. A mystery parcel had been sent to me. You can imagine my delight when I opened the large box to discover carefully wrapped inside, this most gorgeous birdhouse, designed as a New England style Church, which had been handcrafted for me! I was completely overwhelmed by the generosity and the kind words for me in a card that accompanied it.

I had admired a similar creation a while back on a friend, Mountainear's blog, when she and her glamorous assistant had headed for a local Craft Fair armed with his glorious creations hand crafted from Oak and Pitch Pine. The attention to detail is remarkable, even the roof has tiny dowels fixing the roof in place. I am looking forward to being able to get it out in the garden and watching to see who the lucky residents are! I shall keep you posted about who moves in.

F, I can't tell you how much this cheered me up, I don't have enough superlatives to express my feelings. You were so right, it has been a horrible month so far, and I am impressed you picked up my gloomy mood, it has been hard not to feel that way though, we have lost 3 members of our family in as many weeks. Thank you so much.



'I have a dream', Abba - dedicated to Mountainear

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

9 comments:

emmat said...

oh my god, that is completeeeeeetely gorgeous. I know what you mean about how sometimes one kind thing can really lift your spirits, even at the worst moment. That is the sweetest little work of art, though, god the spire is just perfect isn't it?

I love your table decoration too... infinitely preferable to Toby Buckland's weird teasel hedgehogs.... :-)

Zoë said...

Emma, weren't they the worst? Ms Raven definitely passed muster though.

I am hoping the Amaryllis all open white this time, the past two years I have planted pots up with bulbs only to be disappointed by a mislabelled rogue!

My Mum howled disapproval when she saw what I had put the pot in to disguise it a bit, the blue and white bowl is Crown Derby!

easygardener said...

What a wonderful gift - and one you can look at each day and appreciate. The perfect kind.

Ladybird World Mother said...

That is just so lovely. Aren't unexpected presents the very best kind. Love the words of I believe in angels... thanks for them!
Hope you are feeling ok today after all your losses. Thinking of you.x

Faith said...

Hello Zoe,

That's a very pretty little bird house, and hopefully will get inhabited in the spring.

Best wishes,

Faith x

CAMILLA said...

Hi Zoe,

What a pretty birdhouse, and how lovely to receive as an unexpected surprise.

Beautiful flower decoration Zoe, the words to Angels is a favourite of mine.

Love and Best Wishes,
Camilla.xx

Pipany said...

So pretty Zoe and I am chuckling now at the Toby hedgehogs - so relieved it wasn't just me who thought they were dire! Happy New Year lovely lady xx

flowergardengirl said...

Hugs Zoe and I sure hope your spirits are lifted. I love the little bird house and it represents new beginnings just like you are hopefully having. My best to you.

I'm sorry to hear about your family members. That happened to me awhile back and it is not easy to deal with.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Dear Zoe,
I'm thinking of you:)
I hope you are doing ok--well, better than ok! You have been, and are, going through so much STUFF...most of it isn't pretty.
I'm sad for your sadness.
I send you love, hugs, wishes and prayers for health and healing and peace for your troubles.
Jan