It was Lovely Hubby's birthday just over a week ago, I didn't Blog about it ...he's shy and didn't want you all to know that he's reached the grand old age of 55 .... oops there you do now, but you won't tell will you. ;-)
It's hard to know what to buy him, especially with his birthday being so soon after Santa's visit, but I like to try to be original. We neither of us need 'things' but we have some wonderful memories that we share, and one of the most special memories is of the gorgeous girl that we had for so long.
Sophie was LH's dog when we met and she winkled her way into my heart as only a dog with that lovely laughing face could have. So I asked a very talented friend of mine, well actually she used to be my boss way back in the day when I went out and did a real job, if she would do one of her wonderful pastel pictures copied from a photograph of Sophie to surprise my old man.
All I asked was that she caught the twinkle in Sophie's eye and the lovely laughing, happy personality that she had. This is the photo I sent her.
I think she got it so right don't you. LH was absolutely delighted and it now has pride of place on our memory wall.
If you would like Wendy's details drop me an email (address at the very bottom of the right-hand sidebar) and I will pass them on to you. She doesn't do it for a living but as a hobby that pays it's own way, she's so talented and I'm so happy that we now own a Wendy Hall original.
(And no she's not related but it is brilliant that we now share the same surname.)