This morning, before I went into Coles, I went to the Post Office to check my post box, as I always do, and found a parcel delivery card indicating a parcel too big to fit in the box was waiting for me inside the Post Office.
So in I went to collect it.
It was huge! And soft too, so not heavy and I carried it over to Coles and left it, unopened on top of the lockers while I worked my shift, then brought it home.
I've just opened it to find the most beautiful, queen bed sized, deep, deep red velour blanket/throw rug. I immediately wrapped myself in it and sat on the couch while waiting for the computer to start up and decided I'll definitely be wrapping myself in it next winter as I sit on the couch watching TV.
What a wonderful surprise gift! Huge, soft, warm, and my favourite colour.
My brother R had bought it for me in Germany.
He'd recently holidayed there with his lovely partner V, staying just under a month and having a wonderful time.
They visited the tiny town of Bergedorf, (just outside Hamburg) where I'd been born, and found the house (block of flats) where my mum had lived with her parents as a child.
They saw the Black Forest, took a couple of boat trips on lakes and rivers, and took many, many photos. He said he'll send me some of them, and I'll share them with you all on this blog here.
Tucked inside the fabulous blanket was a usb stick with a note attached. The usb is loaded with 1700 books for my kindle.
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