Before this weeks postcard I'd like to thank the Ladies over at The Game Challenge for picking my "Jack be nimble" page as the winner for last week. Yes folks...they actual select the winners themselves!
Sorry for the delay in this weeks postcard from Lady Ophelia. Having problems with my printer(hubby used all the ink) so have been unable to get my book page done :S, but I thought I'd share my postcard anyway :D
The national flower of Poland is the Corn Poppy
"My Dearest Lillian,
I can not believe that my "bump" is showing so much already.
Richard decided it would be a good idea to have a quiet week, and has taken us to a sanatorium in Poland. The waters here are said to be particularly efficacious, the Americans even have them delivered to their towns and cities. Miss Francesca assures me that they will not harm the baby,and that relaxing in the spa can only be good for me. Although she has barred me from the more rigorous exercise regimes, I am enjoying long walks with Richard, who is becoming increasingly protective as the weeks pass.
Don't you find that there is something about Poppies in cornfields that is simply magical? So dainty and delicate compared to the tough stalks of the corn.
affectionately yours, Ophelia xxx"
" My Darling Ophelia,
Whenever I see poppies in corn, they remind me of you and Sir Richard. My delicate little flower with her strong protector.
Have you felt the baby moving yet? I am told it is a wondrous experience, akin to butterflies fluttering in your belly.
On other news, are you acquainted with Mr Harrup, a gardener for your father's estate? Well, he has been most helpful with the positioning and tending of the more unusual plants you have sent me. In fact, he has asked if I will attend church with him this coming Sunday. I have to say, I have a few butterflies of my own right now. This will be the first time I have ever entertained a gentleman's company. As a Governess, it is frowned upon, but as an independent woman it is quite exciting.
Your ever faithful friend, Lillian xxx"
So the tides turn, and the teacher needs to learn from the pupil!
Enjoy :D XXX