Can you all guess what this is?
It was my EBPP parcel!
I was rather surprised when the door bell rang this morning. I was so immersed in a current project I have to complete that I literally jumped out of my seat.
I ran downstairs and it was the yellow mailman! In Germany they are yellow ;-)) He had a small parcel in his hand.
Could it be? Already? No way!
But it was! It was my EBBP parcel! Mine went out on Monday and I was told it would take about 10 to 14 days!!!
True I was rather excited to see who and what my parcel would contain, but my workload has been quite immense lately and I just did not expect it so soon.
AAAAAHHHH! OK The first thing I saw was the "Royal Mail" sign on the postage stamp. So, I knew straight away it was from the UK!! I must have looked like one of those eager beaver kids who can't wait to open their pressies on Christmas day!! I ran straight for the scissors and ripped open the parcel. Thank god I could stop myself in time to take a picture!!
And this is what I got:
It was from a wonderful blogger over at Pertelote. She's in London and sent such a lovely card.
"Some of the things like date and walnut cake, remind me of summers when I was little - picnics on the beach ..." she wrote. "Nowadays we're a bit more adventurous! Our picnics are more likely to include things like spicy chickpeas and lovely summery mango ..."
Wonderful sentiments I thought. Each item in the parcel was individually wrapped in wonderful glossy pages from a food magazine. Lovely and colorful pictures. You know what was the first thing I did?
I checked if there were any recipes on the pages. YES! There were a few rather gorgeous and scrumptious sounding dishes.
This date and walnut cake also looked rather scrumptious. So, I cut my self a piece and sat on the floor, all the pages spread out in front of me and inspected the rest of the items.
Fennel crackers, jelly sweets (Soeren AND Tom love the ones from the UK) a good looking preserve, dried mangoes, some spicy chickpeas powder and a nice lookin picnic recipe book (which I will look at more closely this evening!).
Updated 19:15 hours: I have to correct myself on this. This was no recipe book but a storybook from Elizabeth David "Of Pageants and Picnics" How embarrassing is that? I was so taken in with the recipes and photos on the magazines pages that I did not look very thoroughly into this. But please forgive me! Anyway I was not too off because for those who know Elizabeth David will know that she in fact is a cookery writer. So I guess when I saw her name on the cover it is what I figured. Instead it promises to be an exciting book with short stories all about food - summer food. How perfect is that! Furthermore, I just finished reading a John Case book and need something lighter and more well foodie like!!
Of course this fantastic and ever so moist cake was also a part of my parcel. Was it self made I wonder?
Gosh! This was an amazing parcel and I am gonna enjoy each and every bit of it - even the wrapping ;-))
I thank you so much for sending this to me. It was so thoughtfully wrapped and put together that I am sure you are a wonderful person. I am glad I did this EBPP as once again my blogger world has grown a little closer. I hope to get to know you a little better in the futur. Here is a virtual hug to you!!
Mine is still out and about on it's journey through Europe. Where it lands no one knows. But soon I hope some blogger will be just as excited to open mine as I was to open this one!
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