Way back last year I started chatting on~line to Molytail (she posts here sometimes lol) & we both have homeschooling daughters the same age & as mothers do we said how nice it would be if the girls could have an international pen friend so we dutifully exchanged addresses & Ditz sent of a pretty postcard from Springbrook that had very little on it besides her address. And we waited...& waited...& waited. I know this is a busy homeschool family & the internationl post is unreliable at the best of times & round Christmas is not the best of times.
Then I had a very embarrassed e~mail (sorry Moly, I can't tell the story without adding in this bit) to say mum had forgotten to mail daughter's letter but it was now on its way. I figured roughly 10 days ~ give or take a few. (Yes, that's right, we waited...& waited.) We'd pretty much forgotten all about it then yesterday a parcel arrived for Ditz. Parcels for Ditz are a wonderment for the whole family so we clustered round saying intelligent things like, 'Who's that from? Where's it from? Are there any stamps on it? While Ditz beamed from ear to ear. (I'm sorry there are no pictures to go with this; the camera needs new batteries.)
'Christmas is still going!' exclaimed Ditz as she pulled out a swag of items & four cards! We are just stunned by your bridge. We have nowhere near as much water to negotiate & people are quibbling about the cost. Ditz says the lighthouse was in the Anne movies. She was soooo thrilled & carried her smiling sunflower on it's very long bright green stalk to ch0ir with her. (And she wore one of the blue bands in her ponytail.)
The parcel has landed!