Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bugs, colds, flu and general yuckiness.....

........have abounded in our household. Smiley from millan.netDespite all preventative measures, the winter maliase has spread itself around in ever differing forms meaning that as one of us got better, the other got sick and then the one that got better got sick again, leaving us feeling a little like Smiley from

And the weather has been awfulSmiley from which has added to the gloom but yesterday spirits were lifted Smiley from by the arrival of the mailman with happy mail. Not one, but two packages that I was not expecting! The first package was from my sister - it had 24 packets of crisps (chips) in it - total cause for celebration.!!!!
In Scotland we take junk food very seriously and there are chips in flavors not even imagined here in the US - Prawn Cocktail, Roast Chicken, Cheese and Onion, Worcestershire Sauce and Smokey Bacon to mention only a few. I've pretty much adjusted to life without these simple delights (harder than it sounds actually )but I really, really miss Smokey Bacon crsips most of all - now I have 12 packets to savour.... and my DS has 12 packets of Cheese and Onion which he really, really loves. I also have an issue of Good Food (another little thing which I really, really miss) and DS has a Tim Minchin DVD (impossible to find here) so it's all very good. My DH doesn't understand the rationale of spending way more in postage than the actual value of the goods in the package - what does he know?

In the other package was a bunch of goodies from a Scottish stamping friend, including a beautiful hand crafted Halloween banner, a bunch of stamped images (Magnolia and Hanglar and Stanglar) and some new Magnolia stamps - she is a honey!! Thanks, Dawn Smiley from
I "met" Dawn on SCS - even although she lives about 40 mins from my hometown, I had to move to another country to find her. The internet has made the world a very small place and SCS has made the stamping community even smaller. That forum is one of my very happy places Smiley from if you are a stamper and have never checked it out (where have you been, in a closet for the last few years?), rush over there right now to see what all the fuss is about .


Michelle said...

My BFF is from England and she likes some odd (to me) flavored chips too! I couldn't develope a taste for them though! Happy mail is good though isn't it?!!

my5bratz said...

yum....honey baked ham is my

hope you all feel better soon :0)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hope you are all well by now. Enjoy the chips! Happy mail is the best.

laos348 said...

Sorry to hear that you've been invaded by germs (we're getting some here too so I can relate) and I hope everyone feels better soon. Isn't fun to get good mail? I love crisps - enjoy!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Sorry to hear that your household has been sick. I can certainly relate as my entire household is also sick. My hubby is home from work again today!! I hope you get better soon! Isn't fun to get happy mail!!

Enfys said...

You made me smile with your crisps story. Do you miss proper sausages and marmite too? Hope your family is feeling better now
Enfys xx

Dawn said...

What Variety of crips do you like Golden WOnder or Walkers?

I remember the bags of Crisps when we were in Florida they were HUGE.
I think I would miss Scottish Pan bread.

I will try getting more hanglar images in your next parcel, not found the Halloween book yet probably quicker making another at this rate.

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