Ever since I arrived to live in Thailand, I've been in and out of Bangkok like a yo-yo. A combination of accompanying my husband on his business trips and a holiday to Laos has seen me amassing Airmiles like nobody's business. I'm pretty sure I'll soon have enough frequent flyer points to get me to the moon and back, possibly in a private spaceship.
Arriving back in Bangkok last week the weather was it's usually steamy, sultry self. I find it hard to believe that our Thai summer is now officially over and hooray for this as I'm definitely not my best in these conditions. Five minutes of waiting outside for the car to arrive and I'm a puddle of a mess. Humidity is not my friend. Surprisingly Hong Kong was far less humid and all I can say is bring on the Bangkok rains which are supposed to lower the temperature... Oh, and my upcoming trip to the UK. This should sort out my desire for some cool reprieve. Bring it on.
Despite the 'oh no, I'm back in this heat', it was good to be home. Stepping back in our own apartment, I was greeted by some very exciting post from America, Canada and Australia. It was doubly exciting as I had never received any overseas mail!
A little while ago I had participated in the Stephanie's Tea Cup and Mug Exchange and Andrea from My Everything Corner was kindly up for the challenge of sending a parcel into Thailand. Bless her, this was no easy task as Thailand post has many prohibited items, including tea! Wow, I was so impressed that Andrea's coordinated efforts of both the Canadian and Thailand Post Offices had resulted in one pristine parcel waiting for my attention.
It was like Christmas opening the beautiful package, starting with the beautiful hand written note and delving deep into the layer-upon-layer of turquoise tissue paper to find the treasures below. Oh gosh Andrea, your generosity was so touching.
First of all, there was a pretty box containing a porcelain mug, with the words 'Namaste in Bed Today.' Isn't it gorgeous and perfect for my new life where I am trying to become Zen Wren? In fact, a 'stay in bed day' would be perfect!
I wish you could smell the amazing scent that was everywhere as I'm rummaging through the box, the next opening was what Andrea describes as her favourite soap, the rosewater aroma fills the room.
I open a long, thin box containing pretty pink beaded silver necklace, which I later find out Andrea has made herself! How special is that? The thought of all the effort that Andrea has gone to, sending a perfect stranger this present on the other side of the world leaves me feeling pretty amazed. There is a matching smaller box with a cute silver leaf broach.
Everything I open is a 'wow, look at that!' moment. This was my first participation in Stephanie's Tea Cup and Mug Exchange and I had no idea what to expect. You can check out what I had sent to Lily in Malaysia, and the other exchanges here
Thank you, Andrea, for your kindness and also a massive thank you to Stephanie, who careful plans this event. You are both some amazing women and I feel very grateful that the blogging world has brought us together in this way.
Linking with thanks to all at Our World Tuesday
and Maggie at Mosaic Monday