This morning I had a lovely surprise before I went to work. The postman arrived with a parcel for me. I had taken part in Mel's first ever swap and it was my first ever swap too. I was worried that I hadn't put the right kind of things/enough/decent quality items into the parcel I had sent to Becki (who will be appearing in my sidebar when the PC behaves!!!), and when her parcel arrived my heart sank. I said to my hubby that Becki would certainly be disapointed with the parcel I had sent, because her gifts were totally out of this world!! (turns out she was delighted with them - phew!!!) I was utterly thrilled to bits. I felt as if the sender had known me for many years - and not for less than a week by blog!! The theme of the swap had been Roses, and the box was wrapped in this sumptious paper.
I did remember to take photographs before I tore into it!! The box contained Cath Kidston toiletries, a fabulous heart, a great mug (how did you know that the handle had broken off my work mug last week?), a cute little tin - great for pins, a sweet pottery pomander, napkins,and a vintage postcard (how did you know that I have collected postcards since I was 8 years old??!!!). I was so giddy!! Then just as I was clearing away the wrappings, I discovered the best gift of all - a fantastic vintage embroidered table cloth!! I will use it all summer. Many many thanks Becki - you are so generous and you have really made my day. This swapping malarkey could become an addiction - its better than a birthday!!