The poor postie was greeted by the sight of a mad-haired, dressing gown clad 40 year old clutching her bucket of coffee - just hoping I wasn't the worst sight that greeted him that day!!
Anyhow - back to the parcel & the reason it is here with me in England. When I first started blogging I soon found Floss & her blog and we started commenting on each others blogs & discovered that we've quite alot in common - the biggest being that we've both got 2 boys & the said boys are all of a similar age. In one of my comments I mentioned chocolate and an offer was made to send some over to France. Well the offer was remembered and last week we parcelled up our respective gifts & they were sent. I'll let Floss show you what ex-pats miss most about british easter chocolate and I'll show you my parcel & its contents;
The card told me that in France chickens, bells & fish play as an important role in French Easter tradtions as bunnies & chicks do in ours. I had to google this and am proud to say I learnt something new. I explained this all to the boys who are now also aware of another countries tradtions.
The chicken in the middle of gorgeous and it will be hard eventually to break that up to eat it. It reminded me so much of the 80's TV series Bread & I found myself singing the theme tune alot yesterday at random times!!
Also in the parcel were a selection of pretty french haberdashery items ;
All gorgeous & all for me :)
Thankyou Floss very much from me & the boys xxxxx
Yesterday afternoon I was entrusted with the job of collecting one of my nieces from school as her Mum was working an extra day & needed a hand with some childcare. Its such a long while since I've collected a child from the primary school and I was quite looking forward to it.
'A' came skipping out of school and surprisingly for her had remembered all her stuff and there was no sending her back to collect forgotten items. I even managed to collect the details for a playdate for her at the weekend - just call me SuperAuntie!!
She is such a sweet little girl - and was quite happy to amuse herself with my collection of vintage ladybird books - her she is snuggled up with little son whilst she reads him Snow White;
Middle of the week already - must sort my basket out for S&B tonight - no Country Girl as she is tied up with school plays at work :( Nevermind we're planning a catch up on Friday.
I also need to get sorted for a very special houseguest who is arriving this week ;) - I've been promised that he is housetrained and easy to look after. I've roped in little son to help me. Who is it? I'll tell you soon ;)
xxxx Vicki xxxx