Tuesday, 2 March 2010

the kindness of strangers...

Although last week was, 'one of those weeks' when quite a bit went wrong, (did I mention that I also managed to get a dvd stuck in my imac for 4 days?) there was some good stuff also.
A couple of weeks ago on this post i said how much I wanted this gorgeous book. A day or two after the post, I got an email from a lovely swedish blogger called Maria, who said she could make me happy, as she had this book but as she had so many books she would be glad to send it to me. Wow! Such generosity from someone who doesn't even really know me.
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I emailed back to say 'thank you' but as I expected the postage would be expensive, (it's a hardback book) I asked Maria if she fancied doing a swap and I would send her some crafty goodies. She thought this would be lovely but put in her email that she hadn't expected anything in return.
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So this is how this lovely book ended up in my mail this week and it couldn't have come at a better time as i've spent most of the week in bed with a sore back. Oh and what a book it is, such wonderful writing and the recipes look so delicious.

So thank you Maria for your kindness and your lovely postcard that came with the book.Oh and if you're reading this, your goodies are on their way...

12 comments:

Casie said...

That is too sweet.

stephanie said...

What a great thing! I'm glad there was a bit of sunshine during your rough week.

Christina said...

this is so kind.
i must get this book. it's been on my list forever.
xo

Char said...

what a sweet friend

Villimey said...

Nice to see the book safe in UK. :-)

margieandkath said...

what a lovely story. acts of kindness delight.

Catherine said...

How lovely! There are so many wonderful kind people in blogland. I know you will absolutely love the book. I hope your back feels better soon, back pain is the worst do debilitating when you can't move properly.

SE'LAH... said...

beautiful.
love when mail comes just in time.
one love.

kristi @ lovelyvelo said...

wow, that's amazing... a great story!

iheartkiwi said...

the blog world constantly amazes me with their kindness and creativity! this is no exception.

i loved a homemade life... i read it while kiwi and i were on our honeymoon in paris. it was perfect.

ELK said...

what a sweet surprise ..feel better each day I hope!

Martina said...

Hi Jac...haven't send hello for a while but have been dropping by - what a sweet girl..just makes you smile :)