It's not often I surprise my nearest and dearest, but I managed it this year.
Once a year we have the following conversation.
N&D: "it's nearly your birthday, what would you like?"
Me: "I don't know"
N&D: "well if you don't let me know you'll get now't". (Now't is local dialect for nothing)
Me: I'll try to think of something
Well this year I surprised them, and this is what I requested and received.
A solid silver thimble by local designer, Jane Chantler. I found her stall at Orton Farmers' Market, which is held on the second Saturday of the month. She has many designs to choose from. Each design is made in limited numbers and they come with a certificate.
I fell in love with it as it is both practical and beautiful. My photo doesn't do it justice, but the design is the moon gazing hare.
Adding to Jessie's collection for future generations.