We don’t usually open any Christmas presents until THE BIG DAY, but yesterday, when a parcel arrived from our very dear friend Dianne in sunny and romantic Florida, we knew we already had permission to delve and unwrap.
Opening Dianne’s parcel was emotional, to think it had travelled half way across the world to us and the last time it was open, it was in said romantic and very, very, very, warm Florida. They certainly won’t be dreaming of a white Christmas!
We opened Dianne’s card first which now it stands in pride of place on our festive shelves, for all to gaze upon with envy.
Then, we unwrapped our presents, and why Dianne was so anxious that we opened her parcel when it arrived was revealed, because inside was a beautiful Christmas hat for Darrell and myself, each with a different festive badge on the faux fur trim so that we could tell whose was whose. We felt very special. These hats were not going to leave our heads until the very end of the festive season (although we don’t really want to think about that at the moment).I have to admit that he did look incredibly cute, even for Nigel!
There was also a big bag of gingerbread man cookies and, as the say in America, “candies”, which we are going to take to share with Hugh when we go to stay with him at his country pile in Worcester this weekend. We might even do an impromptu gingerbread man cookie review, if it’s not considered rude to review a gift.
THANK YOU DIANNE, WE LOVE YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS and hope our present to you arrives soon too!