Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A surprise!

I received a surprise package today. Really brightened up my day, not that I am having a bad one, but the weather has been depressing lately and I spent the whole morning and afternoon clearing the house of whatever rubbish I could get rid of. The mountain of toys that I just had to go through and hopefully make enough space in the storage boxes for them to be filled up again in a month and two's time. Sigh. Filled three bags full of things and still hope to get rid of more.

So, well, back to my package. I participated in a cookie exchange with overseas members of the forum I am in. First was the thrill of thinking up what to bake, next was when I would be able to accomplish the task, and now, is the anticipation of whether the package will be delivered to my exchange partner as the post office advised me that they might be rather strict in the US so fingers crossed that she gets it.

Am really surprised that it arrived so soon as she only sent it like a week ago. Time couldn't have flown by so quickly. But the lovely thing about this sender is that she wasn't supposed to send me anything, but she decided to spread the Christmas cheer a little further, other than to her appointed receiver. Thanks so much.

I do not intend to open the tub till Christmas as she sealed it so well with vacuum pack so it will keep them lovely and crisp.

9 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

this is so cool! fantastic. I wish I would received something through my chimney! :)

Monin is a french syrup. You can see this kind of syrup used in starbuck, cofee bean etc. to know more please google, monin.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, it really sealed up so well. Now you really made me curious as to what cookies she sent you. When you open it, remember to post the picture update ya.

HK Choo said...

haiz, pos malaysia so lau-yah, hahha...sg so near, but takes so long to get to you? i'm getting impatient manz...

Jori said...

ARGHHH!! You are going to keep us in suspense for a whole month?? That is not fair, Singairishgirl!!
;o)

I have just caught up on your blog - I think your steamboats are similar to a Fondue...which I love.

Hopefully I can share one with you and Princess one day...

singairishgirl said...

big boys oven - Hahaha, hope Santa comes. Thanks for explaining monin. I'll have a look for it. Maybe at the more classy baking supplies shop such as Shermay's then they will have it.

little corner of mine - Yes, she did, didn't she? Fantastic job. And since we are rather humid here, I will just leave it in the vacuum pack so they don't turn soft. Oh yes, for sure I will reveal its contents. Hehe.

hk choo - Ya, I thought it was your package when it arrived. So excited. Then I saw the address... hmmm... not from M'sia. Did you airmail it or register it? Cos you sent way way earlier than she did.

jori - He he he. Suspense, suspense. Yes yes, of course, when you visit us in sunny Singapore. ;)

beachlover said...

oh!!..I also participate in cookies exchange this year within State..We have to send 10 days b4 Christmas.Everyone must atleast bake 2 type an a dozen each.Now I'm cracking my head what to bake....keep looking at recipe book..I'm so excited and worried now..Hope to see your surprise cookies soon!! Ciao!

singairishgirl said...

beachlover - Hi there, thanks for visiting. Wow, this cookie exchange is fun, isn't it? I did bake two types, well, one was baked and one was chilled in fridge. Try meringues. I think they are quite hardy, and the other thing I made was White Christmas. It's an Australian snack using rice crispies and a shortening called Copha.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Wow! Time flies. Was supposed to make some cookies last week, but I'm making them tonight instead. :)
You have nice package there!

singairishgirl said...

east meets west kitchen - Are you making them for cookie exchange or to bring back here? Ya, you should be able to get lovely X'mas tubs there. Here we can't get them. Well, I've not seen at least.