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Life is full of surprises

I wasn’t intending to write another post so soon but life is full of surprises, and what could be more surprising than stepping out your front door on a sleepy Sunday morning and finding that your letterbox has suffered a great indignity. Like so…..

Smithereens

Smithereens

Oh, what rage and/or drunkenness, or druggedness, was a-foot in our mild-mannered neighbourhood, last night? For it was not only MY letterbox that was abused. Several neighbours found a similar scene of destruction,

Toppled

Toppled

but our letterbox seemed to be the most severely damaged. To smash our brick letterbox to smithereens would have required significant force……and I expect, by the time the persons had done their *work*, they were out of energy to do much else.

Now, our letterbox was not in the best of condition prior to this assault. It was damaged in the severe earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, but it was still standing, and it was still usable, until some time in the dark of last night. Imagine! …that letterbox stood up to more than 12,500 earthquakes, yet, came to an inglorious end by the hands of stupid mankind. Oh, the irony ūüė¶

My good neighbour, who shares the mailbox with us, cleaned up the mess and, don’t tell this to the vandals, but I rather liked the way the litter¬†¬† letter free area temporarily opened up, to give our property more ‘street appeal’.

 New Street Appeal

New Street Appeal

And, also in their favour, the vandals,¬† unwittingly, worked faster than the insurance¬† company on my earthquake insurance¬† rebuild for external property damage….and¬† have, thereby,¬† saved us a few hundred dollars on demolition costs. Oh, the irony! I am sure that would surprise them; vandals and the insurance company, I mean.

The postie is going to be surprised tomorrow, when he tries to deliver mail on our street. He will  be most surprised of all when he finds the trendy, new letterbox that my helpful neighbour has cobbled together.

Will this start a new trend?

Will this start a new trend?

Isn’t life witty, and surprising, and ever so slightly crazy?

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The Box from Berlin

In my previous post,¬† First Footing,¬† I shared with you¬† the arrival of my first mail of the year, all the way from Berlin. The¬† mail package was my prize from Beautycalypse’s first international ethical¬† giveaway.

I took my time opening the parcel because a) it’s not every day I win a prize and b) it’s not every day I receive a parcel from anywhere, let alone Berlin. These special events need to be savoured and made to last¬† as long as possible. However, the mail was eventually opened and here is what I found. Would you like to have a peek ?……..

Do not drop! Handle with Care!

Do not drop! Handle with Care!

at the divine, utterly, utterly divine, (cannot say this loud enough or long enough) BLYSS chocolate,

Chefs and sommeliers tell us they think BLYSS is the most pure chocolate they've experienced

“Chefs and sommeliers tell us they think¬† BLYSS¬† is the most pure chocolate they’ve experienced”

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and, then, would you like to check out, ( courtesy of¬† ABURY Beyond Fashion ), a purse and a necessaire with beautiful Zwilling manicure set ? ……….

A purse and a necessaire from Abury

A purse and a necessaire from Abury (which remind¬† me that my pride and joy when I was young was my very own Moroccan¬† embossed leather handbag ūüôā . )

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and, last of all, but really first of all, because none of this would have happened without her,  would you like to see this  card made by Nath ?

A card from Beautycalypse

A card from Beautycalypse

Learn, think, share, join the Quest.....

Learn, think, ask, share, join the Quest…..

So, now, I am off to eat some¬† BLYSS and think about that Quest… which seems to take one just about everywhere….Berlin, Morocco, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand….would you like to come along? I’ll let you taste some of my chocolate if you do ūüôā

© silkannthreades