Late on the afternoon of Christmas Eve, a postman knocked on the door with a couple of parcels and a pile of cards. A visit from a postman - any delivery man, in fact, is such a rarity here, in Central Scotland, nowadays. Since the start of this long Winter, we have had only about 5 deliveries in total from Royal Mail. I am still waiting for items posted at the beginning of the month. I cannot imagine the chaos that must be going on in the sorting office. I asked the postman how things were going, and he gave me a strange, haunted look and went off muttering. Poor man.
Back home on the Island, we live next door to the post office.... (dreamy sigh...)
Enough - enough! What was in those parcels? Presents and love from lovely Blog ladies were there!
Pippa (When I get the time) sent a beautiful lavender filled heart, she had made from the same material as my kitchen blind. I love this fabric. Thank you Pippa - I will take this heart back up to the croft and hang it in my kitchen there.
On Liz's blog (Just hang on a minute), I won the Christmas candle in her giveaway. My first ever blog prize. It is a glittering handrolled beeswax candle scented studded with cloves. How lovely is that? But, somehow, a little Robin, made by Liz herself, must have flown into the parcel too. Just in time to go on the Christmas tree. xx
And then cards - another little Robin from Liz - her blog was so full of inspiring Christmas crafts this year, and a fabulous card from Claire (Border Stories) - drawn by her younger son Felix. I love it, and it makes me smile whenever I see it. In fact, Mr Mosaic maker has kind of chopped the end off the photo, so here is another one.
Santa looks very warm and comfy there I have to say.
I love the connections I have made in this blog world. People whom I would never ever meet in real life, but they just somehow click with me, and I know that were we to meet up, we would just carry on the conversation.
I have met a few blog Mums at TM camp, and it was just like that. We knew about each other - recognised the children - ice already broken - natural and friendly. People would refer to things we had blogged about, as if we had chatted over a cup of tea the week before. I loved it. It reminds me, though, how much we touch each others lives when we blog. Thank you all for touching me with your kindness and friendship.
I am going to be making a few changes to the blog over the next week or so, as we get ready to head back (at last) to the croft. Just cosmetic stuff, to reflect our new crofting/farming lifestyle. A new name too!! ??