Friday, 4 December 2009

What a lovely way to start a day....

Well today started off by a tabby cat insisting that any form of a lie-in was a luxury that I had not earned, so after various ruses to get me up her final act was to push the book I am reading off the bedside table - which worked since it is a library book and I was worried she may chew a corner or worse! So with the kettle on and the kitty cats munching I looked out of the kitchen window to see a parcel poking out of the mail box by the gate - ooh, how exciting.....

And guess what, it was from my Secret Santa, even more exciting!! So with a cup of tea by my side I opened it.....


How lovely,a gingham stocking!!! I would have been happy with just that, but it was full of beautifully wrapped little presents.....


The contents were wonderful and so thoughtful: the most scrumptious-smelling shower gel and body lotion - rose being one of my favourite scents, a little votive candle, a rose face mask, a beautiful handmade brooch and lastly the most scrummy looking bag of homemade cookies.....


So it would have been rude not to try one this afternoon, wouldn't it? Or two or three.......

Can I just say to whoever sent it that it was wonderful to receive something so thoughtfully put together, I am touched and very grateful !!

And while on the subject of gifts here is a photo of my gift from the lovely Connie - who I did a stocking swap with - apologies for my lateness posting this (what with Birthdays and markets.....)


She made a number of the items herself so once again THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!

I feel very privileged to be part of such a wonderful  blogging community, to chat to so many funny, warm, generous spirited not to mention talented people is one of the many pleasures in my life - so thank you all for taking time - time to read my posts, time to comment (and also time to make cookies, Secret Santa - they were DELICIOUS.....)

So today,I had a lovely, lovely start to my day.....

Warm Winter Wishes for a Wonderful Weekend

Cally x x x

11 comments:

SueLovesCherries said...

Hello Cally! I'm so happy you received your Secret Santa gifts! I received mine today, and am utterly delighted with them - it was so much fun to see all the little things - and what a variety! You did well, my friend! Thanks so much! I put a link to your blog in my post, too!

Sue

Guenievre said...

Hello Cally !
What a lovely present from your "secret Santa" ! I like rose perfume too, do you know Roger & Gallet's soaps ? "Delicious" ...
It's a pleasure to "chat" with you even if we don't know each other. I have no blog (no time to ...) but I take time to read some English blogs (with lovely diy)
Hope it will go on for long :-))
Have a nice week-end !
PS : I hope you'll find a job ...

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Cally
Thanks for the comment on my blog, perhaps we could swap? It is my ambition to move down to Devon(I spent a lot of my childhood in Teignmouth), our trips always have to include Friday in Totnes however I never knew that there was a Saturday market. How lucky you are to have a stall, when we move to (Brixham?)I would also like to have a regular pitch, I hope that the waiting list isn't too long!
We will be down for the 22nd, so maybe will meet you. I have bought from Lesley (This N That & blogged) and have met Amanda (shabby chic) & her mum, it would be nice to meet another blogger.
Tracey

Pomona said...

What lovely things you have received - I also love the blogging community for the reasons you mention!

Pomona x

Pixiedust said...

Hi Cally, Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my last blog post. You really are very sweet, and I just can't believe how truly wonderfull bloggers can be. Sorry to hear about your job, it seems things are pretty hard for all of us at the moment. Your secret santa looks great, rose is one of my favourite scents too. Take Care xxx Pixie xxxx

Connie said...

Oh Cally, whats happened to your job!!, I am so pleased that you liked the stocking of goodies, and like wise, our bloggin friends keep us all going, Angles and Guardians with love are sent to you,xxx

Anonymous said...

So pleased my secret Santa package made it to you in one piece. I had my doubts as to whether the biscuits would survive the post!

If you want to know who I am just add .blogspot.com to the label in the stocking...

Love ? x

Cally's Cottage said...

Dear Secret Santa,
Oh I wondered if that label meant anything and was going to see if it led to a website! I am desperate to be able to Thank you properly!
Will be popping by later in the day!
Warmest Wishes,
Cally x

mutteringsfromthemoor said...

What lovely presents! Just wondering if the market is on this weekend? I might try and come down as I have to be in Exeter at 1.30.

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Hiya Cally :)
What great secret santa gifts.
I love the gingham stocking!

You 'festive' blog look is fabulous.
Xx

Kelly said...

What a secretive Santa you had!!! ha ah!!!!
Great packages! how lovely are Connies baubles? I have two of the beauties!!!!