Actually, it is more like... By Jove, I think he's got it. If you caught my post earlier in the week (here) you will know that I was befuddled and confounded by two crates that arrived from India. With garden shears and pliers in one hand, a slight hammer in the other, I attempted the impossible and gave up within minutes. It was clearly mission impossible.
The next day, as luck would have it, our handyman, George, popped into fix a few things around the house. This is one of the perks of living in what I affectionately call as 'the rental'. You get a handyman who you do not have to pay for.
With a smile, a twinkle in my eye and a 'poor maiden' down and out look, I enlisted the help of George. It started with..."Could you tell me what I need to open these crates?" Curiosity got the better of George. Seeing 'India' written on top he wondered what was in them. He knows us well, often commenting on the wild and exotic objects around our house.
Lovely George, in his charming Eastern European accent...his next question..."Would you like me to open them for you?". She smiles. My friends would say I was being a 'cheeky devil'...poor unsuspecting George. In fact, that was the case.
It took a crow bar, two hammers and more muscle (he is a strapping young man) than I could have mustered to pry the planks loose from the crate. We were both intrigued and impressed by the packing. We thought it would never end.
It looked like I was giving birth...
to two small elephants.
The first to arrive...the beautiful Alice. A soft touch,
she is magnificent in her perfectly cut semi-precious stones
and weighs..a lot.
Then came the second....
Meet Albert (below,right). Kudos to Miss Claire for suggesting his name.
It is perfect. He is slightly larger, a bit bolder in colour
and as you can see from the photo below...
quite anxious to get in the house
And here they sit...Alice is front and center,
facing the front door, next to our entry table.
My friend Lisa, a wise woman,
says it will bring us good look and prosperity to do so.
I like the sound of that!
Albert has taken up his rightly spot (below), next to my favourite chair.
I even managed to get my tea cup...within reach. Clever Albert.
Oh Happy Days!
Best wishes to one and all for a lovely weekend!
From Jeanne, Alice and Albert. :)
PS..Many thanks for
your birthday wishes to Christine.
She is over the moon!