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Monday, October 28, 2013

More Pressies in the Post

Arriving home from a four day weekend away in the caravan, one of the neighbours presented us with a big bag of mail, including three parcels.  He didn’t want them left out in case they went astray, so kindly collected it all for us.  Plus a fair amount of junk mail too of course, glossy flyers from this and that chain stores, exhorting us to buy up big.  It’s fun when a birthday lasts a while, isn’t it.

My pen friend Janet from Australia was thinking “festive” and sent me a pretty little Christmas wall-hanging made with yo yos, and beautifully decorated with stars and tiny beads.  I will have to find a special place for this little beauty when it is time to start decorating for Christmas.

PA280054 Christmas Tree wall-hanging from Australia

And for something a bit different, Glennis from UK sent me a “Don’t worry – be happy” bag.  Inside is an eraser – to make the little mistakes go away.  Five pence – so that I will never be completely broke.  A marble – for the days when I have lost mine.  Elastic – to help stretch beyond my means, and string to hold it all together.  And when it all seems to fall apart, I have a chocolate treat to remind me that someone cares.  All very clever, and it certainly gave us a chuckle.

PA280056 My “Don’t worry – be happy” bag, from Glennis

And lastly, a plaque to hang on the wall, a gift from my oldest friend Merilyn, of Dunedin .  We go right back to those long ago school days, and she is a true friend indeed.  Such lovely words, and made by “Sentimental Block Art”.  Thanks so much, Merilyn.
PA280055 Lovely sentiments

So that’s my birthday over for another year.  I should really have made myself a birthday cake, after all, Robin got a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing for his birthday last month!


Nancy J said...

Happy Birthday Jenny, wish I had known while you were up this way, we will need to celebrate next time. Lovely gifts, from far away they are so special. Greetings to you both, Jean.

Katie said...

Happy Birthday. I love your Don’t Worry bag. We got a good chuckle out of it too. :-)