Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I love receiving parcels

Yesterday I checked my post office box to find a parcel waiting for me.

From my good friend JahTeh. You'll find her at Copperwitch.

Look at all the stamps!!! 20 of them!

 I know a stamp collector who is going to love receiving these.

 Most of the stamps are in memory of the men of the Kokoda Trail.

 And then there's this one. Travel Smart. I have never, ever seen one of these.

What was inside?

 Two books. One by James Lee Burke, who is one of my favourite authors, and one by P.J. Tracy.
 I haven't read many books by P.J.Tracy, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Also included were 4 pairs of earrings. Thank you so much JahTeh!

Sweet little snowmen to add to my Christmas collection,

Cute as a button stripey bumblebees,

and diamonds and pearls. To wear when I go visiting royalty?  Or just plain visiting.
Thank you JahTeh.

17 comments:

  1. Lovin the bumblebees....what a nice thing to find in the mail.

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  2. What a nice gift. I love the bumble bees.
    The stamps are pretty groovy too.

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  3. Hell, what did it cost to send that? Bloody post office!

    We're coming over to stay with you soon, we're both big eaters so you can start cooking now.

    -Robert.

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  4. What a WONDERFUL parcel, and a WONDERFUL friend. I really like the PJ Tracey books and I love earrings. Drool.

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  5. I don't wear earrings myself but i do like the snowmen earrings very cute indeed :-).

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  6. Jah Teh divesting herself of possessions. What might she be up to?

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  7. mybabyjohn; they're so cute. I may wear them to work one day, see if anyone notices.

    Linda; the stamps have been offered to a collector friend.

    R.H. you're coming together? I'd better get out the BIG soup pot.

    EC; I'll probably read the PJ Tracy, then spend hours at the library looking for everything else he's written.

    Windsmoke; you don't wear earrings? Not even at Christmas?

    Andrew; JahTeh is probably doing a little decluttering, just like I am.

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  8. PJ Tracey is a mother and daughter collaboration. And I think a good one. Let us know what you think of that one.

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  9. EC; I make the same mistake with Val McDermid, always calling her "he", because my mind reads Val Kilmer. Clearly I need more chocolate....

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  10. How sweet! Don't you just love gifts by post?!

    Pearl

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  11. Hi River,

    I've read one book by PJ Tracey - it was quie good (forgotten what it is called).

    Must try to read another one ...

    :0)

    Cheers

    PM

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  12. Not keen on soup, goes straight through you, and don't like Chinese stuff either, does the same thing. We like a BIG meal, leg of lamb roast as an hors d'oeure; appetiser to start off with. Okay? And that's one leg each, so cook up three! Main course is up to you, but I'm sure you can be relied upon.

    -Robert.

    PS: Might be an idea to hire a trestle table. A long one.

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  13. Parcels are one of life's great pleasures! I read about a woman who was mad on eBay - but when she died, they found all the stuff she'd bought in a cupboard, unopened. For her it was the thrill of the chase, and getting something in the mail!!!

    Weird, huh?!

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  14. Pearl; yes. Yes I do. Extra special when they contain little surprises.

    Plasman; they are good stories, I like murder mysteries.

    R.H. soup? pfft! The big pot is for the mashed potatoes....
    Do you like your legs of lamb roasted with garlic slivers? We won't need a table, the floor is big enough, I'll spread a sheet and some cushions.

    Red Nomad; That is weird. I like buying, but opening and using is part of the pleasure.

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  15. There is nothing nicer than a parcel with a heap of stamps on it. Nothing!

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  16. Kath; hopefully some of us here will send you parcels, with things that you can't get in Geneva. Spices? Vegemite? We won't bother sending chocolate.

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  17. Crikey, when you said it had a lot of stamps I didn't imagine that and what a shame she had so much time on her hands that she managed to cancel every one. I'm forever checking to see if I've got a letter with a free stamp.
    The red bees are for those days when customers should be aware of dangerous check out chicks.
    I identify with that woman and parcels. I order my books from the Book Depository one by one just for the excitment.

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