GIFTS OF FRIENDSHIP RECEIVED FROM AFAR....
Its always a thrill to hear the postman deliver a letter (brown envelopes are the exception), but when its a package that arrives complete with pretty foreign stamps, then my excitement hightens. With due respect to British stamps and our Queen, I think foreign stamps are so much prettier and I always keep them to use in my paper crafting.
So, on this, the beginning of a new year, I would like to say a special thanks for Christmas gifts sent to me from afar.
The first to arrive was from my dear blogging friend Frances (Alice - A Growing Delight) . Thank you dear Frances for your friendship throughout the year. I’d like to add too, that I will always remember that wonderful surprise phone call I received from you one morning in July, soon after being discharged from hospital. It was so unexpected and such a thrill to hear the dulcet tones of your lovely Ozzy voice, coming all the way from down under. It cheered me so much to know you were thinking of me and I’m still amazed how you tracked my phone number down. Wonderful!! as they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way and I’m so pleased you found it.
Thank you so much for the ‘Discover Australia’ diary, what stunning photographs it contains and we just love the Tony O’Connor’s Bush Christmas CD, his music is so beautiful and accompanied too, by glorious sounds of nature. We have played it over and over again, above any other CD this Christmas. Thank you dear friend.
Note: Blogger just will not let me post pictures and then write the respective text underneath, hence, what I intended to be one posting, I have had to divide into three, otherwise, all the pictures just come up together and likewise the text. Any suggestions to solve this would be appreciated.
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