So, I trudge through my front gate, through the snow, wrapped up against the minus 5 temperatues with a big coats, a scarf, gloves and laden down with briefcase and papers feeling beyond exhausted and ready to collapse on to the sofa in a heap, when…..
I look down and there, on the welcome mat at my front door, it lays…….a huge book-shaped package! After a large intake of breath, a slight squeal and a remarkable renewal of energy, I swoop down and scoop said package lovinly into my arms. Come ot mama!
Once safely inside, and de-robed of my outer attire, I rip the package open and out drops two books and a bookmark with a lovely letter from my Secret Santa.
My Secret Santa is Barb from British Columbia in Canada (who blogs at www.sugarbeatsbooks.com). She had sent me a picture book of British Columbia, a book called Santa Claus: A Biography by Gerry Bowler and a fabulous wooden bookmark!
Being fascintated and loving all things Christmas (have you noticed yet?) I was really excited to get the Santa Claus biography as it charts his origins and beliefs world wide etc which I find really interesting. It also has some lovely pictures in it.
I was really excited to get the British Columbia book as, and Barb doesn’t know this as we have never come across each others blogs before now, Mr Whisperer and I may have the chance to move to Canada with his work in year or so (for a couple of years) and the place we think we’d go to is Vancouver! There are some gorgoues photos in the book and I have really enjoyed looking through it.
Thank you to Barb, my Secret Santa for my wonderful gifts 🙂