Hey there, cherished readers!
Ruby here, and oh boy, do I have a secret to spill today! I’m usually not one for whispers and winks, but this time, I’m bursting at the seams with excitement and I just had to share it with someone. So, here I am, turning to you, my dear blog family, to let you in on my big, bold, and slightly risky surprise project for Jess.
Now, before I dive into the details, let’s get one thing straight – Jess is not a regular reader of my blog. She’s more of a hands-on, less of a screen-time kind of gal, which works perfectly for my clandestine crafting. So, fingers crossed, this stays between us until the big reveal!
I’ve embarked on a project that’s close to my heart and, of course, it involves a fair bit of DIY wizardry. The plan? To transform our backyard into a serene garden retreat, a little slice of paradise where Jess can unwind and bask in the beauty of nature. Think cozy reading nook, fragrant flower beds, and a quaint little pond – a surprise sanctuary crafted with love.
To bring this vision to life, I’ve been making frequent trips to the best hardware shop near Cheltenham, my secret second home these days. The folks there know me by name now, and they’ve been incredibly helpful, sneaking me tips and tricks to make sure every detail of the garden retreat is perfect.
The Cheltenham store for timber supplies has become my treasure trove, providing the best quality wood for the project. I’ve handpicked each plank and beam, envisioning how they’ll come together to create the ultimate haven for Jess. From sturdy timber for the reading nook’s framework to delicate lattice for the climbing roses, every piece is a puzzle part of my grand plan.
It’s risky, talking about it here on my blog, but I just had to let out my excitement somehow! Plus, it’s a great way to document the journey, creating a digital footprint of this labour of love. Each hammer stroke and brush stroke brings me closer to the moment I can finally unveil this surprise.
So, dear readers, keep your fingers crossed for me. Here’s hoping the only thing Jess discovers before the big reveal are the usual bits and bobs from our daily life, and not the whispers of her surprise garden retreat. I’ll be sure to update you on the progress and, of course, share the moment of revelation!
With heart and hammer, Ruby