Packing … and is that a plant?!

A paper document with "Rangers Guide to Japan" written in red ink across the front is lying on some other papers on a table.A large cream-coloured cactus with furry legs (it looks a bit like a huge spider!) is sitting on a green table

Hello, hello, it’s a flying visit today because we’re on countdown now to not so small daughter jetting off to Japan on Wednesday, plus we’ve got my cousin and her family visiting from Canada this weekend – phew!  We’re washing, sewing on badges, shopping and packing … the list seems never-ending!

I took some time off and went to the RHS Tatton Show yesterday.  I’ve got a lovely big post and lots of photos to show you planned in my mind but that will have to wait until later in the week when I have time to sit and write it.  In the meantime, here’s a photo of Henry.  He’s lovely, but I’m not sure I would want him living in my house!

I’ll catch up with you again soon! xx



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20 Responses

  1. Geeha says:

    hoping that you have time to enjoy the visit. After all the buildup and fundraising the time seems to have flown by, Japan will be marvelous. I send good wishes for your daughter and sympathy as a fellow mother who has waved her offspring off on adventures

  2. Sue says:

    Isn’t the year flying by!! I’m not sure about Henry either. He looks like a plant the Addams family would have lol.

  3. Judith Southam says:

    It’s all go at your house this week but all so exciting!!!! Hoping all goes well with your daughter’s trip to Japan!! Sounds amazing!!!
    And Greetings from this ex-pat Canuck to your visitors ! Enjoy jolly olde Englande!🇨🇦🇬🇧🌧️🌧️

  4. Linda says:

    I wouldn’t know whether to water him or spin him!!!

  5. Susan Rayner says:

    He looks like a Tarantula or a sort. Not in my house.
    Hope the trip to Japan goes really well and enjoy your cousin’s visit in the meantime. xx

  6. JoannaB says:

    I think its name might be “Harry [Hairy]” instead of Henry! Hahaha! Such an exciting time for your daughter! Such a nerve wracking time for a mum!

  7. Elke says:

    That’s a monkey tail cactus! Or that is it’s name in Dutch. Got two of them in the house :-). If you stroke them the right way, they’re quite soft ;-).

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh, that’s a much nicer name than the Latin name! You weren’t encouraged to stroke him but I could imagine that it would be soft as those hairs are pretty long! 🙂 xx

  8. Debra Cole says:

    Hope your daughter has an amazing time in Japan, will look forward to hearing all about it. I still have my don’t be koi socks to start, too busy on camp to knit!! All the best Debra x

  9. Anne Wood says:

    Henry looks big enough to have his own postcode!

  10. Bernadette says:

    You must be very proud of your not so small daughter and I love the plant.
    Enjoy your weekend visitors and enjoy the rest of Summer,when it returns!

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