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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Friday, 16 April 2010

a gift

tonight, we had dinner with our friends Phil & Wendy who are moving down to the coast to start a new chapter in their life, in their new home ~ I was sitting there, fanning myself furiously with my hands while having a hot flush.. Wendy reached into her bag and gave me a fan. "from one menopausal woman to another" she said... 'this is from Japan, I carry it with me always, would you like it?'.....
we both giggled and nodded, understanding each other completely... I am going to miss them alot..

[today we chose all the bathroom fittings & tiles for Villa Maria... ]

9 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

It's a beautiful fan. I know you are going to miss your friends. It's hard when people you love move away.
Mary

Janet said...

What a nice gesture....and a beautiful fan!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh. I thought about designing and selling fans for menopausal women. I sure need one all the time these days!

Diva Kreszl said...

it is always sad when dear friends move away but it will certainly give you a reason to visit :)

Pam said...

How exciting choosing things for your new home! When I think of the possibility of moving in retirement, I wonder about my friends and family here,not accounting for changes and shifts in their lives also. The hot flush thing? When mine were at their worst, I would carry a squirty spray bottle in the car. Husband used to think it was amusing as he drove, to see me in the passenger seat,muttering away "Where IS it!! then covering myself in fine mist". Have a lovely weekend.xx

peppylady (Dora) said...

A fan what prefect gift.

Coffee is on.

Laurie said...

Oh I like the fan. What a nice gift. Which reminded me I have several fans I got from a flea~market awhile ago. Time to put them to use!
I dislike hot flashes so...
It is fun choosing new things for your Villa Maria.
Hugs))

linda may said...

I hate hot flushes too. Mine wake me in the early hours of the morning and embarrass me when I am talking to people. Surely after 3 years of them they have got to go away soon.
The fan is very pretty, a memory keepsake from your friend.

Annie said...

Beautiful fan and even more beautiful gesture from your friend. Just think. In time you too will be able to pay that fan forward. Oh, the tales it could tell.