I was beginning to think I was fated - my card to Jane was last to arrive in the previous round and here I was without a card this time. Unfair, I thought - especially as my card from this time only had to come a few miles!
Just when I'd given up on the postman today, this beautifully embroidered card arrived from Joanna.
The quote: 'I desired to get beyond the sea' , comes from John Dowland, the Elizabethan composer, musician and courtier - very apt for this household where husband is mad about early music and has suitable instruments to play it on.
It's such a lovely serene combination of blues and swirly wave patterns. Just lovely, Jo. thank you.