I love nice surprises. Who doesn't? My letterbox has been quiet this week and last but I did have a lovely parcel come in which more than makes up for the other letter-less days. I joined Lisa's stationery swap and was paired up with Simone and what a great swap partner she has been. Friendly emails, a very generous swap gift and her blog is a nice place to visit too. If you want to see what I sent Simone, she has some pictures up on her blog and Simone's pictures are much better than mine.
A cheery card to say hello.
Brown paper packages... perfect!! What was even better was that I was home by myself so I got to be selfish and open them without help.
The girls have oohed and ahhed over everything now and wish they were swappers too. They know I'll share.
It would be nice to have a Typo store nearby. Our closest town is not the best place to procure stationery so I collect it on my travels and there are some very reasonable and tempting online stores too.
A nice surprise of an edible kind. The alpine strawberry is coming into its own. Loads of little jewel-like fruits which if you have ever tasted them you will know they are delicious. If you haven't tasted them then I think the only way to do it would be to grow them yourself because I've never seen them for sale. Too tender to make it through the rigmarole of getting to the shops.
I'm not sure how it works that someone who is scared of hermit crabs and won't touch chickens likes bats. The foibles of human nature.
Today I've busy working outdoors as it has warmed up nicely, about to do some baking and then packaging up a pleasant surprise for someone else.