As usual, I'm tardy with my post. ;p
I received my Christmas gift from my Secret Santa a while back. Imagine my surprise when I came home from work and I saw a package from New Orleans. I was like, "Who do I know from New Orleans?" Then it hit me. Oh. I do know someone from that part of the world: Chris. As it turns out, he's my Secret Santa.
The beauty of the internet is how you get to connect with people from all over, even places where you've never visited in your life.
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As I am interested in yoga and Buddhism, Chris was spot on with the Buddha journal. The greatest thing is -- it's a blank journal! I have a thing against lined journal -- I have always preferred blank ones, where I can sketch and vary the size of my writing the way I like. (It's a quirk of mine)
He also threw in a bookmark with the Erasmus quote: "When I have a little money, I buy books...if any is left over I buy food and clothes." This is so true, I just laughed when I saw it. (I suspect this describes a lot of book-bloggers I've met online. You know who you are. :))
Then there is the very pretty bookplates of a cute fairy reading a book. Chris, I promise I'll put it to good use. And I will think of you everytime I open a book and sees this bookplate.
Finally, also from Chris, a Build Your Own Stonehenge set! I've tried taking several pictures of this cute Stonehenge model from several different angles, but I just can't seem to get the focus right. So, just pretend it's misty and mysterious. (Maybe I should have burned some incense to get a smoky effect.)
I have wanted to visit the Stonehenge since I was a child -- because it seems like a place surrounded by such deep mysticism. Now I just need some druids dancing around to complete it...
Thank you again, my Secret Santa. And hugs to our host, Nymeth, for taking the time and trouble to organise this.