I had a lovely surprise last week, a parcel arrived all the way from Australia. It was a birthday card and gift which had arrived late. The postal service, although going a little haywire during lockdown, has worked pretty well through the pandemic, but you never can tell how long a parcel will take when it's being posted overseas. Anyway, it's always a lovely surprise to get something after the big day when you think it's all over, it extends the celebrations a little.
The gift was from my lovely friend, Susan, from Granny Smith's Quilting blog. We've met a few times over the years when she's been in the UK on holiday. She sent me the most perfect card, we both love animals and she'd selected a card for me with a koala on the front, and what I believe to be Rainbow Lorikeets. You'll have to correct me if I'm wrong there, Susan. She also sent a beautiful gift. I'm always admiring her husband's fabulous woodwork when Susan shows it on her blog and I'm now the very proud owner of the most exquisite pen which has been made from the wood from the olive tree in their garden.
I can't tell you how tactile this pen is, I keep picking it up just to stroke it, it's a beautiful object to hold.
The clip shows that the pen was made in Australia and there's a thingamajiggy on the top which is for use with a tablet, such a great idea.
Thank you so much, Susan, and thank you to your very talented hubby too. It's the perfect gift.