Thursday, September 17, 2009

I come from the land down under...

Sing it with me now, "I got a present, I got a present". Did you draw out the 'esent' part? Good because it doesn't really work without it. As it was mentioned last week, I had a birthday. And my dear friend Bea (better known as The Girl with the Pink Tea Cup, or my twin) said she sent me a package which I have been waiting for with bated breath. Actually it was beer-ded breath but who's counting? Well, after stalking the post box like a hawk my diligence finally paid off because today it arrived.

I would direct you to go to her site but she has committed the most heinous act of turning it off and no longer posting and we are all to be duly disappointed for the foreseeable future.

First the card. This is an awesome card and for just a second I thought Bea might have drawn it herself.



I don't know how clear this is to read but it isn't for lack of an awesome handwriting job. Can I just say I wish I could write as clean and neat as this. It must be an Aussie thing.


One of the things Bea does is call me her 'froggy friend'. It melts my heart a little when she does it because it is both cute and familiar. I was happy to see that included in my birthday card.


So, after reading my amazingly awesome card, I lifted the bag that contained my present and was afraid it might have broken. Inside the heavy duty envelope that arrived was a smaller bag. The envelope was slightly heavy and when I went to pull the bag out things were shifting. I was afraid something had snapped off of whatever was in there but I was wrong. As I poured the contents onto the table, I began to chuckle and as more and more poured out I laughed harder and harder.



I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the amount of frog related paraphernalia on the table. The 12 little bags are all Cadbury chocolate frogs with different fillings. The red is Strawberry, which I already ate one of, and the green is mint, which I also tried. Also included were a plastic wind-up frog that does flips, a pen that has a frog with movable legs, and a key chain that both lights up and croaks. I proceeded to freak the dogs out and chase them around with the key chain.

I loved my present and couldn't have been happier. Thank you so much, Bea.

Newt

9 Ripples in the pond:

omchelsea said...
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omchelsea said...

Yeah, we Aussies are crap when it comes to math and science, but our handwriting is kickass. I's all down to pen licenses, which our power-hungry Grade 4 teachers may or may not bestow upon the minions in their classroom. And who wants to be writing with a HB at high school?

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Twinity, I am so happy to see you've enjoyed taunting your canine companions with your new toys. But I am now wondering something: does it count as froggy cannibalism if you eat those Freddo Frogs?

ladytruth said...

What a great gift! Teacup's presence is surely missed :(

Mega8815 said...

Awesome gift! SO Apt!!!
Totally agree with LadyTruth...

Proud Maisie said...

So, so , so , so lovely!

Soda and Candy said...

Awwww.

Freddo Frogs kick ass!

*homesick tear*

Simon said...

Aw. Very nice of her – not that I would have expected otherwise.

Though I am a little concerned about the symbolic cannibalism aspect.

Girl Interrupted said...

Aw, she's such a great girl! And what awesome gifts!

Anything Cadbury related should be treated like manna from heaven. Savour those bad boys.

Frogs are so cute!