Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wow!!

...is exactly what I said when I opened this package yesterday:



Now, before I tell you about it, I want to bring your attention to Mise's giveaway tips. Apparently I should have been gloating shamelessly about my giveaway wins. According to some people, I have indeed been gloating shamelessly. The trouble is, I wasn't intending to gloat - merely to share my excitement at each little win, to let my joy bubble over onto my blog.... Yeah, OK. I can see how that might have seemed like gloating. But I only did it accidentally. So does it count? If not - Mise, I promise I shall try harder!

So anyway, I came across Ange's blog during Blogtoberfest. She happened to be running a giveaway, which I duly entered, but I didn't win it :-( (Unfortunately, I neglected to say that I liked her hair. I hadn't come across Mise's tips at that point.) BUT!! Ange said that she would send me a little something anyway, as I'd been such a regular visitor to her blog!! :-)

Well, that 'little something' arrived yesterday, all the way from Tasmania. Ladies and gentlemen, I think in Tasmania they have a different definition of the phrase 'little something'. The amazingly kind and superbly generous Ange had sent me a little scrap kit (mini-album, bee-yoo-tiful double-sided papers, photo mats, die cuts, title stickers and epoxy stickers). AND she had sent me a box of chocolate hearts. AND she had sent me some sweeties. AND she had sent me some caramel koalas 'for the kids'. AND she had sent me a couple of lovely postcards, including one of a Tasmanian Devil. And I didn't even win the giveaway! Thank you, thank you, thank you Ange! The Children are so excited to have chocolate sent to them from the other side of the world, and The Doctor is thrilled to have a share of the chocolate hearts. (The Doctor is also rather surprised that I'm actually sharing chocolate!) And I can't wait to use my scrapbook kit. So many thank yous from all of us!

You can see why I said Wow!!

The Doctor also received a package. It had a label on the outside. The label said 'Joe Browns'. Oh boy.... Do you think this post and leaving this annotated catalogue lying around will have been enough of a hint?!


23 comments:

Liberty :) said...

A great package for you!!!

Amy said...

I think you have been clearly obvious in your intentions - I hope The Doctor understands your subtle request :-)
Yummo ... Caramello's are pretty popular here - have you had Tim Tams? Let me know ... I'll send you over a packet of these - it's my non too subtle way to entice you to Australia ... they are the best bikkies on the planet!

GemmaJoy said...

amy i love the dark ones the best... mmm tim tam slam!!

Micky - Handmade Expo said...

Oh you lucky thing you.. oh, please pop over to my blog for your blog award too...

Micky
xxoo

Sian said...

Wow, all the way from Tasmania. I'm constantly amazed at what a small place the world can seem thanks to blogging. That's funny about your marriage certificate. I'm trying to hold myself back from the obvious question..but sorry I can't. Up or down? lol

mise said...

That grey tunic is absolutely lovely - I hope we soon get to see a photo of you modeling it. I'd wear it like a shot for my arty yet intellectual woman about town look. And what a good haul you received, which certainly merits plenty of gloating. With all this blogosphere generosity around I'll soon feel morally obliged to pop to a post office myself.

Caroline B said...

ohh great packages - u lucky thing

yeah well us Tassie lot are different but in a good way ;) haha hope u enjoy the caramello's :D they r yummy. so r fruit tingles.

Ruth said...

What a lovely parcel, extra special because it came all that way. Lucky you!

Heather said...

Fab parcel, you gloat, scream, be as excited as you like LOL!

Lizzie said...

Wow indeed! If that's what you get for Not Winning....

I think you could claim entitlement to gloat...

What a lovely gift. Oh, and good luck with the Joe Brown's catalogue. I covet several items therein!

Fiona said...

Fab parcel, a little gloating seems in order!

Heather said...

WOW indeed!! what a fantastic surprise for you AND you get to share some - a Brucie bonus :)
BTW if you didnt gloat we wouldnt know how pleased you were!

scrappyjacky said...

Pretty amazing non-prize.....what on earth did the winner get???
Looks like the doctor may be expecting something pretty special for xmas himself then.....if things come in threes....wonder what will be next.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Well, I guess everything's bigger in Tasmania (LOL!).
Great prize, and I'm off to see about how to put Joe Brown on my shopping list in the U.S.!
Rinda

Mary said...

Fantastic package from 'down under' - that is certainly worth bragging about you lucky girl!

Jo's Place said...

That is such an awesome package, lucky you :)

The Scrappy Tree said...

LOVE Joe Browns!! They do great clothes!
Lucky you with your win,looks like fun stuff :)

ceruleanblue said...

Super package for not winning lol! You'll have to let us know how the sweeties are :)

Clair said...

You know, I didn't say there was anything *wrong* with gloating. I would x

Gez said...

Enjoy your goodies. You deserve them. Hugs Gez.xx Hope the hints get noticed ;-)

DELiciousDesignz said...

Well I felt just as lucky when I received your runner-up prize too - I think you were very generous too!! Oh and you know how I said I was going to use the papers on my old case project. Well it is done - see it on my blog :0)

RachelB said...

Excellent prize Humel and Love the subtle drawings on the catalouge! I do it too!!!

ange_moore said...

I love the photo of your goodies - looks like the Devil is eating one of those Caramello Koalas!!

Glad you like it and I hope that the kids and The Doctor get to share!!