That’s how far this package traveled. I’m quite sure other packages travel much further; however, this is my first international package – ever! I was so giddy and excited when I knew it was on its way.
While I was waiting for its arrival, the sender was teasing me with pictures of what might be inside. Let’s compare, now that we know what was/is in it:
What I got:
And then (Her picture):
This one had me a little stumped. I actually said to her, “You didn’t really cut off your hair and mail it to me, did you?!” However, it was hair – just not what I was expecting. It is a bear made in the United Kingdom and it was made in 2003 to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the bear making company:
And, around the bear’s neck was hung a cute necklace. This is the picture she teased me with:
When the package arrived, it was sitting around the neck of the bear:
I love it! It is so pretty and the bear is awesome. It actually has movable joints! I tried to stand him up but he refused – he does sit very well, though!
She also teased me with this picture:
I knew it had to be a book or a picture or something along those lines. It was shiny! It turns out….
It was a book. A book about mommy loving babies “no matter what.” (I haven’t read it, I read the back cover – I believe that’s what it is about).
One of the first pictures she teased me with was this one – a definite book:
“Yes. Yes,” she answered, when I voiced my guess about what it was, “But what kind of book?” For that, I didn’t have much of a clue. I was pleasantly surprised with:
It’s actually a book with recipes from the United Kingdom. Not just any old cookbook. The first publishing of this book was over fifty years ago. It is full of recipes that I have to learn how to make – while converting from their system to ours as far as measuring. This will be a treat (and a learning experience)!
And so, I got my first international package and it was delightful! I enjoyed the anticipation and peeking through what treasures came from afar.
Thank you, Fay. It made my day to hear that the package had arrived. You’re a sweetheart and I will treasure every bit of it!