Despite our normal, happy go lucky air over Christmas and the New Year, we had actually been concealing a certain amount of angst and disappointment.To be honest, we had all been feeling rather smug with ourselves as we had sent Darrell off to John Lewis in Birmingham to select, in his considered opinion, to be several “very British” Christmas tree decorations for our daily commenter Dianne and Christopher, one of our 2011 adopted monkeys. Christopher was the monkey who travelled the farthest to find a new home, and we were all very envious when he went to live in romantic and very, very, very, very warm Florida with Dianne and Doug.
Darrell did us proud, finding four lovely glass baubles of a London feature type nature, which were duly packaged and posted before the end of November …… we thought, in more than ample time.
However, despite checking every now and again with Dianne, the parcel failed to arrive, and then when Christmas came and went, followed by New Year, we were left crestfallen. But then yesterday, we got the wondrous news that the parcel had finally arrived, it was as emotional for us as it must have been for Dianne and Christopher. A very valuable lesson has now been learned, this Christmas, if need be, we will post in July, the mailing of our parcels across the Atlantic will never be found wanting again
And, if we may say so, Christopher looks remarkably cool and fresh in all his pictures, because, from what he has told us, the heat in Florida has been exceptional this year, and underneath his chilled exterior, how shall we say politely, he
was sweating like a pig had a certain glow about him! Happy late Christmas Christopher xxxx