The story behind 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.
My son 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 that she has never seen.
Do you think she did well?
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 🙂