This is the first thing I saw when I unwrapped the brown paper packaging:
"Hooray!" sez I, "Omaha steaks - how did Lauren know that I've just run out of these? But it does say 'keep frozen'... I hope they haven't thawed out too much during their Atlantic crossing..."
But of course, it turned out that it was just the packaging box - silly me. I didn't need to be the least bit disappointed though, because look at what was inside:
This is heaps better than Omaha Steaks!
The wrapped parcel contained these brilliant badges, which match the wrapping paper I used when I sent Lauren's monkey:
And inside the envelope was this beautiful hand-made card:
I'm sorry it's not the best picture - poor light when I took it - but I hope you can see how fab it is. Also, I hope you can see how resourceful Lauren has been: she cut out the monkeys from my wrapping paper and included them on the card! Resourceful, clever, and talented Lauren.
So: thank you, thank you, thank you, Lauren - you are very kind :o)
Right, that is enough blogging for one day - I'm off to try and finish my current knitting project, more of which soon... watch this space...