So it is the unexpected gifts that I cherish greatly. Take for instance these lovely icecream bowls
These almost duck-egg blue bowls were a gift from Beth & Shelley. Aren't they beautiful? I just want to load them up with scoops of brightly coloured sorbets and gelatos! They make me wish I had an icecream churner so I could conjure up my own icey-sticky treats all summer.
Since we moved up near Newcastle, our lovely friends, Beth & Shelley have been our dinner & canasta guests a few times. Yes, it is Christmas but I didn't expect a gift from them! They are so thoughtful and kind and we have a riot every time they come over. Who else can we Zumba with late at night after Nutella Cake? Who else loves the groovy moves of the random dancer from Tracy Chapman's Give Me One Reason music vid?
|Shelley getting pummelled by Liam|
|Canasta- Shelley has to play an open hand under the table!|
And then there's my gal pal Jen. I was surprised recently with this lovely piece of homemade love
I love hand made gifts and this is going to be cherished as again, it is a reminder of our friendship. You can see how Jen made it here.
And the random gifts keep coming! Today I received this beautiful book in the mail from Rachel- what a sweetie!
Just after the postie knocked on the door with the book, my other Rachel friend popped over bearing these luscious babies. I love herbs soooo much. A gift that keeps giving (as long as my thumb gets green!)
And I can't end this post without a MEGA THANKS to Julie & Fraser for the yummy homebaked biscuits and Lindt chockies (camera wasn't quick enough- Rick and I can inhale chocolates!) and to Shelly L for the scrumptious chocolate-dipped star-shaped butter biscuits (another inhaler- sorry no photos!!). These gifts were a total surprised and were loved!
What have you been given that makes your heart sing? Tell me, I love a good story!