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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Online Shopping Deliveries With A Twist - A Lovely Twist

Due to my arthritis, this year I have done pretty much all my Christmas shopping online at JBs, Borders, Dymocks, as well as some clothes shopping for me at MySize and some moisturiser from Strawberry Net and some FootKiss products from OKme. Plus quite a few online Australia Toy Stores (but not too much about that in case a certain little grand-daughter finds out).

It has been such fun getting parcels, although the queuing at the Post Office, not so much fun for my hubby.

Anyway, cutting to the chase, on Tuesday night I got home from work, tired and cranky and just looked at the pile of items, but didn't check them. I was just not in the mood.

So imagine my utter delight when last night I opened a box that I thought was the FootKiss products

to find lots of those polystyrene thingys

and hidden beneath them was not my FootKiss products but this!!!

A Grosvenor Fine Bone China set - and believe me,
these photos do not do this justice.

Isn't it beautiful - tears swelled in my eyes as I knew even before reading the note, who this was from - the beautiful Tanya at MadMother.

Earlier this year I posted about getting me some pretty. Tanya had recently lost her Mum and she generously offered to send me something of her Mums (Wise Woman). I had all but forgotten the offer with every else going on in my life, but not MM. She has struggled with Wise Woman's death and it is only now she is finding the strength to return to her Mother's house and start to pack up all the memories. Something I know that I too will struggle with when my Mum leaves this earth. And yet, she remembered me and her promise, even with all she is dealing with ...

So Tanya, from the bottom of my heart I thank you, not only for sharing part of Wise Woman with me by sending me this generous gift but for these words as well ....

I chose this set because it reminded me of you, bright and beautiful, fragile and yet strong.

Much love to you, Big Boy, Boy 1 and Boy 2 and may you have a Christmas and New Year filled with all things wonderful xxxx

p.s. I think I used a box of tissues writing this post, that is how much my heart is touched by your beautiful spirit.


  1. What a lovely surprise for you. Got all teary myself just reading about it. So glad to see you back on your blog again.

  2. Tears over hear too. What a lovely, lovely way to commemorate a beautiful woman - by gifting it to another. What a treasure {the tea set and Tanya}

  3. And tears here too. That is wonderful, and those beauties couldn't have gone to someone who will appreciate them more.

  4. I am so glad it made it in one piece, I must admit my heart was in my mouth sending it (Picture this... Woman at Post Office asking harrassed staff, "Do you think this is safe? Have I enough packing around it? Can we stamp it fragile? Oh, they are rougher if it is marked fragile? Okay... um, could we ask someone to carry it on their lap on the plane then? No? What do you mean I have to let it go? Are you sure you have hold? Please be careful...").

    Merry Christmas my dear friend, think of me when you use it, and use it you must!


  5. Dear Tanya,
    May I say a heartfelt thanks for making my daughter so very, very happy by sending such a beautiful gift to her. It is really so lovely and I know she will treasure it always. I hope you and your family have a wonderfully happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year too. Thanks again. xxx

  6. OH! Kakka. And TANYA!! That is one of the cutest comments I've ever read, I think!

    I have tears too. Utterly beautiful. Thank you for sharing the moment that passed between you both. If we don't have this, relatability and pretty tea cups and saucers.... then what do we have left?

    Much love to you.



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