Look what I found in a lovely shop in Shaftesbury called 'The Little Red Hen.' It's a badge made by Poppy Treffry . Now I'm probably the last to discover her but I just fell in love with this little badge - you know the scenario - wander around the small shop, spot the badge, pick it up, exclaim "Ah, how sweet!" really loudly, turn it over, see the price, quickly put it down, carry on browsing, find myself infront of the basket of badges again, pick it up, turn it over and read the back,
appreciate the little message, stare at the badge, want the badge, can't justify the cost of the badge, put it down, move on, find myself picking up the badge again...etc. My mother bought it for me in the end. I think her words were, "I'll buy it for you if we can leave right now!"
I'm so glad she did. Do take a look at Poppy's website if you haven't clicked the above link (you will find another on my sidebar).
I would like to thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Tom has read all your comments (he never reads my blog usually) and is most touched by your concern. I was grateful for the balance it hopefully will bring him - for every nasty person there will be at least 20 lovely people! Mmm I'm not sure of the true ratio but I truly believe that most people are kind and decent and the best of them read this blog!