My beautiful glass butterfly

My neighbours have been away in their caravan for the last week.  Our houses aren’t designed for you to get to know your neighbours at all, our front doors are actually on the side of houses, opposite sides!  So it’s only been since they cut down a really big shrub that we’ve started chatting through the fence.

Monkey has been keeping them amused with his constant chatter.  They are about 10 years older than me, with grown up children who have already flown the nest.  They’ve lived next door to my husband for over 20 years, but even Daddy P doesn’t know them very well.

Anyway, after one of our chats Mrs S asked if I’d mind emptying their post box while they were away and water their plants if we had sunny weather.  It was no problem for me as I’m home most days, so I obviously said yes.

The week has passed, and Mrs S popped over to collect her post and just gave me a little thank you present – not expected, but a lovely surprise.

You need to bear in mind that Mrs S knew nothing about our interest in butterflies or that I adore dark blue glass. I have a few pieces on display in the kitchen which she has never seen.

Do you think she did well?

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When the light catches the butterfly through our kitchen window it looks truly beautiful.  It does have a string so you can have it ‘flying’ in the air, but I quite like it like this.

What a clever neighbour I have 🙂

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

6 thoughts on “My beautiful glass butterfly

  1. It’s great to have good relations with neighbours. Ours are not too bad, but let’s say we are not friends either. When we go away we leave the keys with the friends rather than neighbours. Very pretty butterfly!

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