Sunday, March 21, 2010

Parcel from Mississippi

Fellow blogger, Grant sent me a parcel filled with goodies and memorabalia from the USA. In the foreground you can see a packet of jerky which my husband (Grant!) and son, Angus enjoyed yesterday afternoon. I was spoilt with a lip balm made by Burt's Bees, a Ladies home journal and a Hershey Bar. Grant also included interesting catalogues, coins, pebbles, a dollar bill and my all-time favorite, a fridge magnet from Mississipi!

Don't you all just LOVE the wonderful world of blogging? I do! Arriving home from our bike tour to the Cape, I was spoilt by a parcel from Mississippi. It was from fellow blogger, Grant, of Uncertain Horizons. He kindly sent a variety of products and memomtoes from his part of the world. What a lovely treat. Thanks Grant!

We have had a slight change of plan. We came home directly from the Cape and will motorcycle down to Kwa- Zulu Natal on Wednesday next week. Our oldest (seven-year-old) and youngest (one-year-old) granddaughters share a birthday next weekend and we'll join John and Debbie in the Drakensberg for this occasion.

We will then motorcycle inland to visit hubby's aunt. On Sunday we ride down to Durban on the east coast of Natal to visit mum-in-law and her husband.

Finally we will head back home and began our preparations to fly back to the Sudan towards the end of March.

To all who have visited my blog while I've been away, thanks for your well-wishes and comments.


  1. Glad you are having such a wonderful vacation, Jo. Seems as if you are getting to see most of the family---and also enjoying the beautiful areas in South Africa. I'm SO happy for you.

    That was neat of Grant to send you a goody box. Blogging is just SO much fun.

    Have fun!!!!

  2. Hi Jo,
    Nice to see you back. What a fun package to receive!
    It sounds like you are in for a busy time.
    Sunny :)

  3. Isn't it great fun to receive unexpected goodies? I go crazy too when I get magazines from the US.
    That was so nice of Grant!

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful vacation.

    Hugs to you, D.

  4. Thanks for popping in between trips to keep us updated, Jo - sounds like you are having a lovely time ! What a wonderful parcel of goodies from a thoughtful fellow blogger, too ....

  5. Hi Betsy;) yes, we are enjoying our break here in South Africa. And to recieve a parcel while at home, well, that was a real treat! Bless you. Hugs Jo

    Hi Sunny;) only now do I appreciate how much "free" time I have up in North Africa. When we're not on the road here in Sout Africa, we are visiting family and friends or being visited!

    Hi Dedene;) I think you've also been spoilt with parcels by none other than dear Lynda, like I have! I look forward to reading my US mags when back in Khartoum next month! It's good to see you!

    Hi Lynda;) Thanks, I feel bad for not being online, but will soon be back into the swing of Blogging when back in the Sudan. It is a real treat to receive parcels from fellow bloggers.

  6. I am so happy you like what I sent. I try to put thought into the things in packages for friends. I'm glad you made it back safe from your trip, I know it must have been a lot of fun! I hope to hear from you soon!!!!

  7. Carry on Jo! "Care packages" are the best, especially when they are not expected.

  8. Hi Jo,good to see you back and know you are enjoying visiting and being visited! I have to ask, after spending so much time on the bike are you not er...sore?!I look forward to reading all of the stories when you go back north.

  9. What adventurous people you and Grant are! It sounds like you've been able to (and will soon) see lots of gorgeous places in SA. Keep on staying safe on the road, motorcycle mama and papa! How nice of blogger Grant to send you goodies from the USA.

  10. So happy to hear your blog voice again! Glad your trip is going well & hope it continues to do so. I'M FROM MISSISSIPPI! What a nice suprise to get something from a fellow blogger and reader! How kind. Aren't surprises great!(Well most that don't involve diapers, etc.!) Bless you!

  11. Yesterday, I read Grant's post about the goodies you exchanged. Now, am reading what you got him. Splendid.

  12. Sounds like you are having fun and some quality time with family. Enjoy!

  13. What a fantastic gift! I have received some wonderful things from fellow bloggers and love sending goodies through the post.

    Thanks for the happy news!


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