Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

a surprise Christmas gift

I spent most of yesterday out of the house and soon after I got home there was a knock on the door, a delivery man with a package for me.
Woo-hoo!

I signed for it and checked the stamp to see where it was from as I didn't recall ordering anything online anywhere.....Canada! Who do I know in Canada?
Aha! Delores from Under The Porch Light.

What could this possibly be?
So I opened it....

the package...

the bubble wrap.
And what was inside?

A lovely Christmas card....

with sparkly snowflakes around the edges.

isn't it gorgeous?

And there was something else.....

a cupcake kit! A Christmas themed cupcake kit. This one is the Nutcracker Tale.

cupcake cases.....

and cupcake toppers.

It's the sweetest thing! Almost too nice to use.
But I will use it, of course I will, there are family birthdays coming up that I will make cupcakes for.
Thank you Delores.







14 comments:

  1. What a sweet thing for her to do!!

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  2. Very kind and doesn't it make you feel nice, knowing someone has gone to so much trouble.

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  3. Excellent. She's darn good at this.

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  4. Lucky girl! what a thoughtful and beautiful gift to receive. I too have been the recipient of parcels from overseas blog-friends and it's just the best thrill! Just lovely River, so thrilled for you!

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  5. Hi River,

    The lovely Delores sends the most generous of gifts. I certainly know that. How very nice of her.

    Have a great rest of your weekend.

    Gary :)

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  6. Well that's really sweet, I love surprise gifts.
    The Nutcracker is my favourite ballet.
    Merle...........

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  7. That's fantastic!! And SO cool that your Xmas has been extended!! I look forward to seeing the results of the kit when you use it!!

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  8. How gorgeous. What a WONDERFUL surprise.

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  9. fishducky; one of the sweetest gifts I ever received. Delores herself is sweet too.

    Andrew; it did make me feel quite special.

    Delores; I love it. I'm thinking chocolate cupcakes, maybe with strawberry frosting. Or vanilla.

    Joanne; she has a knack that's for sure.

    Rose~from Oz; It's lovely to receive gifts from friends, I like sending things too.

    klahanie; I'm having a lovely time looking through my cake recipes, deciding which one to use for this kit.

    Merlesworld; I've never seen any ballets, but I've read the nutcracker Story.

    Red Nomad OZ; I feel like I've had two Christmases. I'll definitely post pictures of what I make.

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  10. You are so fortunate as that is a beautiful gift. What a lovely surprise and of course you will use it and enjoy doing so too.

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  11. Elephant's Child; a truly wonderful surprise. I'll think of Delores every time I make cupcakes.

    Mimsie; I'm looking forward to baking a batch of cupcakes as soon as the weather cools down.

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  12. Surprise gifts in the post are always a joy. One "meets" such lovely friends in the blogging world. I hope you enjoy everything she sent you.

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  13. What a wonderfully kind gift! Yes, do post photos.

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