Lorrie from Fabric Paper Thread recently organized a magazine swap. I got matched with Shane from Roses Lace and Brocante in New Zealand. How much fun to get a package from another hemisphere! While we're looking forward to warmer weather, they're heading into their colder season.
So why were the magazines wrapped with ribbon with Eiffel Towers on it? After all, Shane lives in New Zealand. Well, she has grandchildren in France! So France is like a second home. I guess if your grandchildren have to live in another country, it's all good when they live in one you want to visit, non? Shane says on her blog, "my love affair with France begins with my darling French granddaughters."
The pretty notecard she sent was enclosed in an envelope stamped "Pour Vous" and "Bonjour."
Merci, Shane. The magazines are beautiful, and make me want to know more about your country. I only know it is beautiful from seeing it in the Lord of the Rings movies. Gorgeous! And my son the economics major says New Zealand has a very good system in place there. One of the best.
|the New Zealand magazines are bursting with beautiful photos|
So it is a perfect afternoon -- rainy and windy -- for a spot of tea and reading some magazines.
I'm also looking at the latest InStyle magazine, perusing the upcoming symphony calendar, and looking at this book my daughter bought.
Maybe I'll do a review of it soon.
And since I haven't bought any clothes in like forever, I treated myself to this Chanel nail polish in Ballerina. I can let my nails dry while I read. It's very pretty, and -- bonus -- because it's so light it doesn't show chips.
Oh, and remember I said I should get rid of my heels because I only wore them once in a while? Well, I thought, since I'm keeping them, what better reason to find some occasions to wear them?!
So I am looking at the symphony offerings. If I sign up soon, we can get seven concerts for the price of six.
Thank you for all your encouraging comments regarding my weight loss. It helps when I "report" to you here -- keeps me a little accountable.
Thanks again Lorrie from Vancouver Island and Shane from New Zealand! Both so far from Michigan here in the U.S., but this wonderful blogging community shortens the distance.