Monday, September 11, 2006

Blogging By Mail package arrived!

a happy Baking Soda on the left with friend Clasien on the right

I had a truly great birthday last Saturday. Not only were we able to sit outside after weeks of real autumny weather, I got all these fabulous presents (which you will see eventually represented here...or the results) and to top it all off my bbm package arrived!

USPS was kind enough to inform me there was a package coming from
Mariko over at Supereggplant, so anticipation was building (all the way from the States, and a Japanese sounding name...teeehee!) and Saturday the postman had no chance to ring the doorbell, upon arriving he was stormed by all children in the house and one elderly lady yelling: Yay, that's mine!
I restrained myself and managed to take a photo of the package in it's original state. (Phew, imagine the forces battling within).
Deftly opened the envelope and one by one all these lovely items presented themselves. Cheers and shrieks of joy all around. Mom, look that's candy! (slap on hands when twins simultaneously try to grab sours and Hello Kitty candy), oh wow mom, can I bring one of those ice-tea things to school please..(Floris, already planning to impress classmates).

Let me show you from top left to bottom right; macaroni&cheese, lemony variety of sweets, coffee flavoured candy (yum!), green tea noodles (yippee!), Hello Kitty gummies, Jif peanutbutter (husband gets nostalgic), Ice-tea sachets, roasted green tea bags, and ice breakers and underneath a piece of fabric (ooh what will I make? not sure yet, maybe a teacosy or an apron or..).

I (we) really enjoyed your package Mariko, thank you so much for making my first BBM so much fun, and to Stephanie at
Dispensing Happiness for hosting this edition of BBM, kudos!
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  1. I'm really glad you liked the package!

  2. What a super fun package! So husband has a yen for peanut butter. Is it hard to get there? I'm excited to see what becomes of the fabric.

  3. Staat BBM hier voor Birthday by mail? Sorry, misschien onnozele vraag. Ik vind het wel een heel leuk idee, en je pakketje ziet er ook heel feestelijk uit. Veel plezier ermee


  4. Yvette,
    Haha, je zou het bijna zeggen he? Nee in dit geval is het blogging by mail, waarbij je bereid verklaart een -voedsel-pakketje te sturen naar waar dan ook, iedereen krijgt een blogger toegewezen aan wie je moet verzenden en je krijgt zelf ook een pakketje van iemand anders en je wordt geacht daarover te bloggen. Het leuke is uiteraard de verrassing, je weet niet uit welk deel vd wereld je iets krijgt en het maakt dat je op een andere manier door je eigen supermarkt loopt: wat stuur je iemand dat echt hollands is, wat maak je en hoe verstuur je dat? Heel erg leuk om te doen. Ik had zelf een pakket gemaakt voor iemand uit Amerika. Nieuws daarover volgt nog, ofwel van mijn ontvanger ofwel van mij.

    Oh yes, we do have an abundance of peanutbutter here, but seeing Jif and/or Skippy makes him think back to the ole days of studying in the States, at UGA, Athens GA. Go, Georgia Bulldogs!! (if that's the phrase...I wasn't around at the time...I only listen to the stories....)

  5. hoi!
    ah, wat leuk om een andere nederlandse foodblog te vinden!
    en wat schrijf je ontzettend leuk, ik moest hardop lachen bij dat stukje met de mailman! =)
    ik was ook al zo blij met mijn BBM pakketje, echt een super project he? ik had de mijne volgeproppt met echte nederlandse dingetjes; kruidnootjes, drop, wilhelmina pepermunt, mini stroopwafeltjes, enz...

    naja, gefeliciteerd nog!
    en ik kom zeker terug voor nieuwe posts! =)

  6. Your package looks fantastic! I am a reader of Mariko's blog so I am quite envious of your package! How exciting :) Do you know that my supermarket here (C1000) stocks Skippy? It's the only pindakaas we eat :)

  7. This post really makes me smile. I can imagine very well...

    By the way, I have just "dared" to launch my own joint project (surprise, surprise) and it was a matter of no-question-at-all that you are invited... Hope you can join in the fun !

  8. Good Morning Baking Soda, the "anonym" post was mine, sorry, obviously something went wrong with the server yesterday night... Hugs and you are with us in thought and heart, angelika


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