This was the moment of shock...
... the assembled brethren had raised £1,000 as a retirement gift, and had arranged to have my new garden in Culloden laid out by Highland Landscape Design of Forres, Morayshire. What was on the blue board was the suggested garden design.
All of this 'scheming' had gone on behind my back - indeed the questions to me and my answers had been so vague, that the plan turned out to be for the wrong plot! Fortunately, I have been in touch with Highland Landscape Design - and ensured that my new neighbours do not receive a surprise garden!
I was quite overcome by the generosity.