I was touched last Friday when one of my students who was leaving after three terms with us presented me with the birds featured in the photo above. It is always comforting to know that your hard work and care is appreciated…. but the fact that he had noted the passion for my garden touched me as much as anything 🙂
My daughter was at a friend’s when I opened the present and when she got home, she went straight outside to make a bed of straw for our special birds. I don’t know what the live version of them think but they are out there now scurrying about, waiting to see if my neighbour digs up any juicy worms for tea.
Anyway, in so many ways this academic year has been so delightful. I hope that everyone who has been part of it will remember it with as much fondness as me!
© Helen Butt 2013