Wednesday, 7 May 2008


I seem to have been showered with presents from my OH lately!! Hmmm, lucky me or does he want something? More worrying is, what's he done? Oh dear what a cynical lot we women are!!
Anyway, having read of the delights of the wonderful Dremel machine, on a couple of blogs, one being Ro, I was delighted to see one on the shelf in my local DIY store. I was a bit clueless as to what it actually did till I saw it, to be honest I thought it was some Australian invention, so you can imagine my glee when I discovered what it can do, grinding, drilling, sanding, cutting and all manner of wonderful stuff. So with a bit of careful prompting in the right direction my DH bought it for me, what a nice man :-)

The second pressie arrived the next day, very suspicious!! My DDH (as you can tell the brownie points are mounting ) came home from a very early start to listen to the dawn chorus at the London Wetland Centre, with a beautiful set of bamboo wind chimes, and they sound lovely.

And today, as all good things come in threes, he bought me 6 lovely herb plants to fill up my depleted sink planters. Aren't hubbies wonderful,sometimes

PS I just noticed that DD2 has been experimenting with microwave dyeing and thought you might like to see her exciting results here


Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Sometimes they are - I think they get a bit soppy in their dotage - realising how lucky they are having us.

Ro Bruhn said...

Ohhhh you now have a dremel. I sometimes wish I had two or three then I wouldn't have to keep changing the bits. I hope you get as much use out of yours as I have mine.

hippopip said...

The dremmel drills are great, drilling through plastic, shells, holes through paper for book making, polishing and buffing, filmo beads,my daughter even used mine for carving an eggshell.Nice to have a generous husband

Julie said...

I love the windchimes! What a lovely man - I'm sure he just appreciates you...... I've got one just like him :)

Aussie Jo said...

You have been well spoilt. It's Mother's Day here on Sunday so I'm looking forward to that, although I've been such a grump this week with their lack of help around the house I may not get any presents!!
Re the sink planter, I found a recipe to make one up in a book using a polystyrene box so it's half finished (underestimated the amount of concrete needed). Yours looks sensational, and is probably the real thing!!!

Fran├žoise said...

Lucky you!
I agree, hubbies are wonderful! (at least yours and mine)

Judy Scott said...

and mine he is the kindest ~ he brngs me home bits of slate and chimney pots and rusty things he finds and he bought me a hammer!!! Id love a dremmel though they are amazing. Wind chimes are wonderful and the bamboo ones are the best they have such a soothing chime ~ mine got blown away in some awful storm we had but the clinging ones remained they are not as soothing!

Have fun planting ~ hope youre getting the good weather we're having.
Judy :)

Karen Hall said...

Dremel's are great for so many things
Lucky you
Lovely OH

Doreen G said...

methinks he just loves you Sharon.