Some time ago, Sarah from in these hills asked me if we were interested in doing a (winter)book swap. A favorite American book for a favorite Dutch book.
We were all very excited for this swap and began to think, discuss wich book we would send.
A few weeks ago we were all ready to send our packages and so the swap was no longer an idea but reality.
And what a reality that is, its a warm and loving one. Making and putting the package togheter was so fun to do. Knowing all of our stuff is going to the other side of the world, living in a new (american) home at a lovely waldorf family. Well that gives me a warm feeling.
( for pictures, you have to wait until the package arrives at Sarah's home) it has arrived at Sarah's house, she posted some photo's on her blog, and Sarah and I seemed to have the same idea, that beside the books their should be something sweet and handmade in it. I send something typical Belgium,........... ofcourse, yes chocolate and honeycake/bread.)
Last week we recieved Sarah's package.
The postmaster brought it around 11.30u.
I will never forgive the man for doing that!! That would mean I almost had to wait 5 more houres to open it.
No that wasn't happening, you guessed right, I secretly had a look ( just a small ) and closed the box.
When the boys got home they were so excited they didn't even notice the box was already opened (ssst).
As you can see their was more in the package than just a book !! Ooh we are so spoiled and happy !!
Beside TWO books we recieved, maple sugar candy ( from that day on, our favorite candy), maple sirop and buttermilk ( for my pancake addiction remember), heartchocolates, two gems, and three lovely soft lavender pillows ( wich are diclamed by Linde for her dolls to sleep on ).
The books we recieved, The mitten and the ox-cart man.
Stijn really likes the book 'The mitten' and now uses that words when its cold and yes he needs to where his mittens. So cute. I first read the story in English, and they listened and looked at the pictures, they were excited and understood the main line of the story.
I really like the ox-cart man, its a wonderful story of a american farm family through the year.
It gives me that close-to-nature-feeling and I-also-want-to-live-like-that-feeling.
Thank you Sarah and Family for this lovely package.
( I hope the road is free again ,so your postmaster can deliver your post again, I guess our package is waiting to be opened. Enjoy it.)
Giving... I love giving !!
Recieving... I love recieving !!
I LOVE SWAPPING ( did I create a new word, swapping?)