The theme this week seemed to be about unexpected gifts and it's a lovely thing to receive gifts out of the blue when you're least expecting them.
Surprise number one was when Mr Cocopopia magically produced a big bar of Cadbury's chocolate out of his rucksack on our trip to London last week-end - to sustain us on our travels and as far as I'm concerned, you can't go wrong with a gift of chocolate!
At the beginning of the week, we received a family newsletter in the post which was a pleasant surprise and always a fun read.
I suppose here I could mention the unexpected "gifts" brought in by the cats this week but I definitely wouldn't want to subject you to photos of these. Although they did also manage to drag a branch of a tree through the cat flap and we're still baffled on how they managed it.
Another unexpected gift of some flowers - but I need to grow them first ...
Some free seeds brought into work by someone who had several packets of unwanted seeds which had been a magazine freebie. I chose the shade-loving woodland mix to plant at the front of the house because it is very much in the shade and a challenge for anything to grow there although bluebells and lily of the valley pop up every year, so there's hope. I'll be planting them this week-end so lets see what happens ...
Finally, the piece de resistance was a surprise present sent to me all the way from the USA - a retro style pinny for when I am in domestic goddess mode
and I just love the owl print fabric
Have you received any nice unexpected gifts this week?
I'll be joining in with Planet Penny's Happy Friday once again to see what everyone else has been up to this week