Chatting over the fence……………..

I saw our neighbours over the way just as I was taking Maggie out for her first walk this morning and stopped to chat as we don’t see them that often. When we moved here we had a lovely card put through the door welcoming us to the neighbourhood.
Both in their 80s, she is a cancer survivor and both do a lot of charity work for Cancer Research. They have raised over £22,000 in the past four years and are well on their way to make it a round £25,000.

As you know I get a lot of pleasure making my cards, even more so giving them to someone. If they don’t work as I’d hoped, no matter, it’s still fun and something I enjoy.
It was a lady’s birthday round the corner on Saturday, she was 78 and her three daughters had taken her out for the day. Maggie is ‘in love’ with their yorkshire terrier and this morning was pining at the gate for him to take notice of her (the tart!!). So when her husband told me it was her birthday, I took one round. She loved it and thanked me this morning as Maggie continued to paw at the gate in yearning. Rex eventually acknowledged her and they ‘kissed’ through the mesh, then he promptly went off to do his business on the front garden.
Anyway, as I do not have that many people to send cards to now, it seemed a shame not to be making them on a regular basis, so chatting over the fence this morning I offered a few for their charity to see if they proved popular, and if so, I would be happy to make some for their stall.

It’s an idea to keep my interest going, and also to put something back into the community for a good cause. We shall see. If it doesn’t pan out, I won’t be offended and can continue having a session once in a while.

I made this one for my niece’s wedding two years ago and had to purchase 12 Christmas cards at the market as the box was perfect to put it in for posting to NZ!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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26 Responses to Chatting over the fence……………..

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    What a wonderful idea!

  2. scifihammy says:

    I’m sure your cards will help the charity. What a wonderful thought. 🙂

  3. That is a great idea! People love homemade fancy cards. My sis-in-law would buy one if she saw it.

    • It would be nice as hand made cards are very popular here. I could do basic designs as I did for my Hello Cards then people can put their own greeting or use them as letter cards as I did.

  4. Shivangi says:

    Lovely creation

  5. Sadje says:

    You have a good generous heart!

  6. That’s a great idea. You can put your hobby to use for the greater good. ♥️

  7. Aww, you are such a lovely soul… The cards are such a personal and touching gift. God Bless your neighbors for all the good they do for cancer research.
    Plus I love that Maggie has a Bo! Too Cute!!! 💌💗🐕 🐩

  8. joyroses13 says:

    Great idea! Beautiful card for your niece’s wedding!

  9. theresaly520 says:

    Lovely gesture and beautiful card!❤

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