Rachel and Steve outdid themselves.
When my dear wife Karen stepped the door of the Little Bitty last night, she spotted the package on the kitchen table immediately.
I announced that the BloggyVille mystery gift from across the pond, the prize I’d won because Rachel, Lundy Girl from the blog Could Do Worse: Adventures in London, had drawn my name from a hat, sat right there, awaiting our spousal team approach to opening.
Karen took the tape out of the equation. And this package, sent by post all those miles, had been secured well.
Then I reminded my dear wife of the email we’d received from Rachel just that very morning, warning that the insides were packed very tightly.
I dove right in without a care.
It was indeed packed very tightly. These prizes had not a chance of shifting en route, let me tell you.
They slid out into our world, one delightful box after the other.
I opened a card with a heartfelt, hand-written message from Rachel and Steve. They have indeed become real friends, these Londoners, because she and I read each others blogs faithfully, trade comments like conversations, and began and continue email correspondence about life’s good times and tight spots.
Karen exclaimed her happiness at each piece of our gift. Chocolate candies, of Green & Black’s Organic Treat Collections. Cool candles, of English Lavender. I wowed as I opened a box and pulled out coasters with art of London street cars. There’s a box of Duchy English Breakfast Tea.
All of this, great and unique and exotic to my eyes and nose, because I said Happy Blogging Anniversary in Rachel’s comment box that day, something I’d have done, period. Oh, my.
Thank you so very much, Rachel and Steve, for bringing a piece of your world to our Little Bitty. We will cherish it all. Eat it, drink it, use it, yes, and treasure the memory and the friendship.
What’s your favorite kind of chocolate? What’s your favorite scent of candle? What’s your favorite kind of tea?