[DWJ] Flower fund
er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Thu May 27 19:04:55 EDT 2010
Beautiful! I'm rather botanically challenged, but I did recognise the rose, and it is such a lovely colour.
Thank you so much for organising this, Charlie. The gift works in both directions - the photos give as much pleasure as I hope Diana got from the originals.
From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of Charlie Butler
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:51 AM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
Subject: Re: [DWJ] Flower fund
Diana still has a cold, but was well enough this morning for me to visit
her, bearing flowers and a giant nuthatch. She was delighted with both, and
asked me to pass on how very touched she is by all the list's good wishes
and generosity. She really did seem very much pleased, and was in good
We discussed the best way to deal with the remainder of the money (some
£120), and agreed that the simplest thing was for me to give it to her
directly, on the understanding that it was to be used for books, flowers and
treats - but *not *on anything boring like electricity bills or cat litter.
I am also going to pass on the list's book recs, which she's curious to see.
If you're interested, I've posted a couple of pictures of the flowers in
situ. The second is a close-up, for the botanically-talented amongst you:
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