Tuesday, 8 December 2009


….or Blogging By Mail!  A little while ago I signed to take part in BBM as hosted by Dispensing Happiness – the point was to send a parcel of five things that relax you to someone else that had signed up!!

I sent a parcel off to She Devil Delights and it contained some earl grey tea from Tea Pigs, a novel from my favourite author Nora Roberts, some chocolate, some bubblebath and some greeting card kits that I’d made up myself.

But that’s not what you want to know; you want to know what I got in the post today!! Technically I got it in the post yesterday, but all the postman left was a notice to come and collect it from the depot, which closes round about 3pm so I had to wait until this morning to pick it up on the way to work.


Of course, I couldn’t wait until I got back home to open it, so I opened it at work, had a peep and then resealed it for safe carrying home!  So……it came from the wonderful Gabi in Salt Lake City where you can find the blog The Feast Within (where I had actually previously bookmarked a frangipane pear tart that looked rather fabulous!).

And it contained the following….


Three lovely books, including one by my absolute favourite author – Nora of course!!   Two bars of chocolate, one of which is all gone now (tee hee!!), several bags of yummy looking tea (including chamomile citrus and organic breakfast), some lovely beauty stuff like a raspberry lipbalm that smells delicious and organic orange bath salts! Not to mention the 2 ounces worth of unsweetened chocolate to be used for chocolate brownies as per the recipe included in the little notecard; which also mentioned that book that you can just about see under that pile of goodies – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim – is a particular favourite of Gina’s who said “ I’ve enclosed my own much loved copy of The Enchanted April – I read it whenever I need a sunny Italian vacation in a book, ahhh San Salvatore”.

What a lovely thing to say and I feel very privileged to have such a book sent to me – I would find it very hard to part with one of my own favourite books!!  I am so pleased I took part in Blogging By Mail and I would definitely do it again!

Thank you to Stephanie for organising this and thank you to Gina for sending me such a lovely parcel!!!


Sunny said...

I just love the the idea of blogging by mail! What fun stuff you got -- perfect time of year for some relaxation, too. :)

Literary Feline said...

How awesome! I hadn't heard of BBM before but it sounds like a marvelous idea. And look at all the goodies you got! Enjoy them, Sam!

Alice Teh said...

This is awesome, Sam! Enjoy all your goodies!

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh that's a really lovely idea.

Hope you are going to make the other bar of chocolate last and savour each piece????? haha I thought not, I expect you have eaten that one today!

Gabi said...

Thanks for the lovely write up Sam! I hope you enjoy it all and have many a relaxing moment during the Holidaze to come.
Happy Christmas!

Morven said...

What a great package of goodies. I love that Stephanie continues to coordinate these events - they are a lot of fun.

Esme said...

Hello now I know why I have never heard of Tea Pigs-you are in the UK-I am a huge Earl Grey fan especially russian earl grey and I love McCleans toothpaste-which I have to import. My partner sent me Russian Earl Grey from New Zealand. I love BBM.

jelly said...

blogging by mail?
very, very cool.
enjoy your goodies!

Nupur said...

What a fun package! I'll have to look for that book, The Enchanted April, it sounds very interesting.