No that’s not a typo in the title. I received a parcel today. I had to collect it from the sorting office as I was out when the postman tried to deliver it. I thought it was probably the new router my ISP has promised me in return for my continued fidelity to it for the next twelve months.
But it was much more fun than that. The handwriting told me it was from my friend Sue in Texas, Houston actually, where according to the Rough Guide, they are too hip to hoedown. I couldn’t possibly comment.
Once home, MasterB’s needs and then Ginger’s presence in the garden claimed my attention, so at least an hour passed before I slit the tape and opened the box. I lifted the top layer of bubble wrap and saw this.
Like the nicest boxes of chocolates, there was more than one layer. I lifted out my first delights, and this is what lay below.
And at the very bottom, under another piece of bubble wrap, a card. I surveyed my lovely gifts. They are so beautiful, I don’t want to unwrap them.
I’ve checked with Sue that I am not supposed to leave these until Christmas, and she says it’s my call. So I have unzipped the little pink purse and found earrings and a sweet charm of a lotus. I don’t know when I’ll open the others. I just love the way they look at the moment, and the anticipation of what they contain. But most of all, I love the thought behind them. How wonderful to have a friend who sends such gifts.