Just this morning I received an email from my dear BloggyVille friend Rachel, putting me on alert that she’d put the prize from her Could Do Worse: Adventures in London anniversary sweepstakes in the post.
A bit back Rachel had noted how she’d been publishing her words and photographs here for several years, and would therefore celebrate by putting the names of all who commented on said story in a hat, pulling one out, and sending them a prize.
That’s not why I clicked the comment box. I sent my congratulations, respect and admiration, as I’ve done regularly since we began following each other way back when. She’s good, traveling around her London world and sharing images and thoughts of landmarks, not to mention cooking and the arts and the act of living and raising two teens with her husband Steve. She’s my kind of person. Click the link above, and you’ll see what I mean.
Lo and behold, she drew my name out of that hat. Fair and square.
Today’s email — yes, we are real-life friends now who can’t yet meet in person, all these miles and all that water in between us, but can send off-the-grid messages of support and encouragement about inevitable peaks and valleys — warned of how the packing of said prize warrants special care while taking it out of the box.
The carton above arrived with the mail this morning, addressed to Mark and Karen, from Rachel and husband Steve. The international labels surely will be saved by me. I hope you don’t mind my blurring for privacy’s sake. I mentally pronounced the operative word in the last sentence with a British accent, getting even more stoked.
Yet I shall wait until my dear wife returns home from her job at SMG, and we will proceed with care.
Look for an update tomorrow … providing we get through it unscathed.
Have you received a mystery package, and if so, what did it end up containing? Have you won a BloggyVille contest, and if so, from which blogger, and please supply the link. What do you think is inside that box?