Thursday, 19 January 2012

Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Bloggers' Gift Exchanges)

I've been looking forward to this day for weeks - look what finally came in the mail!!!

Nothing beats receiving a parcel via good old snail mail :) .

In addition to the holiday card exchange hosted by (Just) Trying is for Little Girls (which I already thanked the girls for), I also participated in two bloggers' holiday gift exchanges: Third Time's a Charm Runner's First Annual Secret Santa Sock Swap, and Run with Jill's Second Annual Bloggers' Gift Exchange.  Living in, well, the sticks, I knew my parcels would take a bit longer to reach me, but boy, was the wait worth it!

I collected my parcels; poured myself a tall juice; put my feet up on the couch; and enjoyed every second of unwrapping my gifts...  It felt like an awesome early birthday!

Brigid's sock swap gifts left me stunned - every single item in those funky holiday socks is as if it was selected by a life long friend who knows me better than I know myself.  Thank you so much, Brigid, from the bottom of my heart, for all the trouble you went to to find out exactly what makes me tick and for sending it halfway around the world - I LOVE IT!!  Starbucks hot chocolate (we only read and dream about Starbucks down here in South Africa - now I get to try it for real!); an almond (LOVE!) Clif Bar (I had two Clif Bars on a trip to the US in 2010 - again we don't get them in SA - and have been craving one ever since); a Burt's Bees lip balm - 100% natural ingredients, just the way I like it; a bracelet with the mantra "Believe" engraved on it - my life motto!!; plus some delicious looking energy drinks.  I had SO much fun unpacking those socks - thanks again, Brigid!

Love, love everything!

For the bloggers' gift exchange I received an awesome long sleeved Nike top from Emily at RunEMZ - love the colours, love the fit, love the logo!  Thank you so much, EMZ, for taking the time to find out that I LOVE all things Nike - can't WAIT to try it out once winter rolls around after little Bub is born!  [Perfect timing ;) !].

The perfect motivation to get back to running post-Bub!

You two ladies definitely made my day - thanks again and many blessings for an awesome 2012!


  1. So happy you got your presents! So cool to get gifts after Christmas. And such nice pressies too! Enjoy the Starbucks hot chocolate.

  2. The Bloggers gift exchange is a great idea: we are not only virtual friends!
    Very nice presents.
    Everytime I go abroad in early morning I have my cappuccino and cake at Starbucks, I love it.

  3. Nice goodies! I received mine late as well and my parcel took for ever to reach the USA. At least we all got everything in the end and nothing got lost.

  4. You guys in South Africa are definitely on a different time line as far as the postal service is concerned - haha! But oh so worth the wait! Glad your goodies arrive...and I am super jealous of that shirt!!


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