I was beginning to think my blog by mail parcel had been stolen or lost in transit. But no, this morning when I arrived back from a walk on the beach there it was.
"Open it" Bryan said. No! First things first, after my 3K walk I needed breakfast and secondly I wanted to take my time and enjoy the moment. So after I finished my porridge topped with blueberries, macadamia nuts and brown sugar I ripped the top open and found this.
Doesn't the sun look warm shining through the back of the chair onto the box. I carefully put my hand into the sea of foam. Not really. I plunged in with gay abandon and found this lovely hand made card from Helene.
I'm guessing she made that cake too. Look at all the other goodies I found.
Helene has been very busy and made many of the items herself. You can read all about them on her blog tartelette . There was still a little green tea in my cup so I opened the double ginger cookies and they were a perfect match. I spent a pleasant half an hour sitting in the sun reading the Southern Living Magazine.
Now I had a busy morning planned so left the items on the kitchen bench and did all my errands. When I came home I was ravenous so tore the wrapping off the cheddar cheese crackers. No I didn't. I carefully cut them with the scissors because they were vacuum packed for their long journey. Then I tried one, then another, and another. And now I'm thinking I'm going to have to walk 6 K tomorrow. Finally I crumbled a couple over my lunch time salad.
Then Bryan made the coffee while I carefully cut open the packet of sesame spice cookies. These hadn't travelled quite so well and a few were broken. Broken biscuits don't affect the taste though. These were gorgeous...and morish. I have no idea how many I ate. That's the great thing about broken biscuits. You can't count them.
In honour of her French background Helene included a packet of Galettes Bretonnes. As her home is now in the Southern US she also sent a jar of BBQ sauce from Charleston and Corn Bread mix. And finally a lovely jar of Blueberry Tea Jelly which tastes sensational scooped out of the jar with a teaspoon and I'm sure will be wonderful on my toast tomorrow.
Thank you Helene for the thoughtful way you put your blog by mail package together. And thank you to Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness for organising this round of Blog By Mail.