|Hilda Boswell - Daffy-Down-Dilly|
Yesterday was the Irish Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Day. It is always the last Friday in March. I've posted about it before and the badges representing past years are from my earlier offering.
I think it is a lovely idea. It's so nice to see everyone going about their business in Dublin with a sunny silk daffodil pinned to their jackets. Somehow the day seems a bit brighter and people look a bit more cheerful. There was a very good turnout of volunteers this year, selling silk flowers and badges on every street corner. I was glad to see there was still a strong presence. With the economic downturn its always a worry that good causes will fade away.
I tend to buy the badges rather than the silk flowers as they are easier to keep and I'm building up a nice little collection.
This year I also bought a pack of note cards. I find blank cards very useful and I prefer having something that supports a charity. A few years ago we lost a colleague at work to cancer. She was only 45 and left behind two young children and a husband who adored her. It made me realise how quickly and unexpectedly cancer can strike and how important the work of an organisation like this is.
I love daffodils. They are a real reminder that summer is just around the corner. At midnight tonight we change the clocks for summer time - longer days but I lose an hour of sleeping late tomorrow morning!
I always include this little paper doll for Daffodil Day. The full set of Mother Goose Paper Dolls can be found here. It is one of my favourites from my childhood.
|Hilda Boswell - March and April|
Warmer days are almost here ..............