In recent days, Jean, my friend, has had a birthday, so this morning, we took her out to tea at the local garden centre, and had a lovely time eating scrumptious cake, drinking coffee, chatting and looking at all their goodies. Birthdays are wonderful excuses for indulgence, aren't they. (Becky, yes, it is the same place!) More and more retailers are starting to have seasonal things, you know. The owner of this garden centre is German, so she will be used to seasonal changes in decor - it is a very strong European tradition, I gather. I LOVE it, but I have said so repeatedly, haven't I......