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.
Such a beautiful card and unique gift of the pen and something for you to treasure. What a lovely friend to have.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful gift, I have a friend who does wood turning, it's a fantastic skill.ReplyDelete
A lovely card and a wonderful present. xxReplyDelete
I just love that pen. It's nice to know that there are caring people in the world.ReplyDelete
Presents that are "late" are always fun and the pen looks amazing! :o)ReplyDelete
Aww, thanks Jo blogging for about it & so glad you liked it. Wonder if we'll ever get to come across again? Take care, stay safe & huggles.ReplyDelete
what a lovely pen xReplyDelete
What a lovely thoughtful and useful gift, and a lovely card to go with it - i love the cute koala :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful gift!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful present, hand made presents are always extra special. xReplyDelete
How lovely, what a nice surprise.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful pen, such a talent to be able to make it.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful gift and card too :)ReplyDelete
How lovely JO!!!!!! Happy Birthday! Cool cool woodwork. He has a great giftReplyDelete
I really am impressed with the craftsmanship pf that pen! It looks smooth and very special! Happy belated birthday!ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful and wonderful birthday present. xxxReplyDelete
An unexpected gift is always a nice surprise! The pen sounds fab, it's always nicer to write with a pen that feels good in your hand. The thingamajiggy is a superb idea!ReplyDelete
A beautiful gift and a lovely card :)ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
What a lovely surprise, that pen is delightful.xxxReplyDelete