Under the hammer ... and the pump

This weekend saw the culmination of weeks of hard work for both my Mum and her garden assistant extroadinaire as our property went up for auction ... 

Mum's friends gifted her with 2 BUCKETS of paeonies in anticipation of the big day. My job on the morning was to fill the house with flowers; Tori was put on raking ...I know who got the better deal!

Oh yes, and there was chocolate cake :-) Mum wisely invited friends around for little post-auction party, one of the neighbours, Bess, brought this jaffa iced cake with her; I've decided I quite like Bess.