What I might have done on a day like today is wander the house forlornly, nibbling on anything I could find with no nutritional value whatsoever, making constant cups of tea or coffee till the caffeine made me buzz, picking things up and putting things down and generally worrying for Britain.
But today, my good friend Jane took me in hand after I got back from the hospital, having left Mr U-t-B about to don revealing gown, anti-embolism stockings and paper knickers - oh the indignity!
Jane and I went to a local garden centre and had a lovely slice of coffee cake and a cappuccino, then mooched around the plants and the gifts till it was nearly time for me to make a phone call and find out how the operation had gone.
And I am very pleased (and relieved) to say that it has apparently gone well. I can't go to see him (or rather there's no point, as he's 'heavily sedated') till this evening, and then I will hopefully learn a bit more. But we have got over the hurdle of the operation itself and I am really hoping that my lovely husband will now have a smooth recovery and soon be back to his normal, active self!
With the majority of the time between half ten and one o'clock spent in the garden centre, it was rather unlikely that I would have left without a small purchase or two - retail therapy and all that...
Sadly I cannot reveal what is inside this bag as it is a certain somebody special's birthday soon, and if I can bear to part with it, this might be part of the present.
I have remembered to take photos so I can show the contents later!
Then I found some great greeting cards. I don't know about you, but I always struggle to find good cards for boys and men. So the range by 'Armed Forces Art' (www.armedforcesart.co.uk) is a great discovery. Here's an example I bought...
The website has lots of other vintage-y items - well worth a visit!
'Celebrating the golden age of planes, trains & automobiles, Vector is based on 1920’s & 1930’s vintage travel posters and other classic art deco advertising material'
Right up my street then!
Here's one of the ones I bought...
I think that the website is more of a trade one, but tracking down a local supplier would be worth it for any vintage lovers.
Last but not least a bit of cheap frivolity!
Five pretty, polka-dotted plastic windmills! I think I'm reverting to childhood!