Tuesday, February 23, 2021


 Every now and then  one receives a really special birthday present, albeit a teeny bit late.

This beautiful pillow was HAND-EMBROIDERED for me (except the bands on the top and bottom) by my soon-to-be 89 year-old Irish former colleague and India travel buddy, who's  lived in 'Yugoslavia' since 1958.  This woman is amazing in many, many respects, and this pillow is only a small proof.

Many thanks, Gillian.  I love it.


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