Comment: Thanks for the views of our world. It's a beautiful place. Oddly enough the card I received from meggert had an octagonal house on it -- in a restored village, and you have the octagonal stable. What are the odds of that, I wonder?
Comment: Sorry it took so long for me to respond to your fabulous package. It was waiting for me when I arrived in Germany, but I waited til the jetlag wore off before I opened it...I like to be at full-power for special things.
Your package was breath-taking. So many extras, so much thought, such wonderful colours! You really captured the element.
Thank you so much for all the extra effort you put into it.
Response: Oh, I am pleased that you liked it! I had a great deal of pleasure in making the package up.
I was very worried that it had gone missing - so, many thanks for the feedback
Comment: I cook the same way, so I don't mind your approximate-ness at all. :) I actually made the parsnip-apple soup already b/c I just happened to have both on hand. I added some vegan "sour cream" instead of cream (also set aside about 1/3 before blending & added it back in after), and it was delicious! Thanks! :)
Response: Thank you. It is certainly one of my favourite soups and a good stand by.
Comment: If anything does eventually arrive I will change the rating. UPDATED: Nothing ever did arrive. This was angelled by the fantastic vkchev.
Response: The package was sent 26th March as promised in my email of the 25th. The US ones arrived there on the 1st April. Hope yours gets to you soon.
Perhaps you should have contacted me to enquire...?
Comment: What a great swapping partner. Thanks so much for the cute little "extra" beads. I totally understand about the postage thing...I cringe at the postage rates when I have Euro-Swap partners too ;) THANKS for the great ball of yarn!!
Response: Thank you for receiving it so enthusiastically :-)
Comment: What a beautiful image!
Sanday sounds beautiful too. Your description reminded me of Monterey Bay, California, not too far from my home. It also has extensive kelp beds offshore. Seals and sea lions, too, plus my favorites--sea otters.
Response: Thank you (and I'll bet it's a lot warmer there than it is here!)
Comment: I wish I could give you two hearts. I loved your package! I have never heard of the recipe you sent and it looks yummy - the beads too! Someday you'll have to tell me how you manage your shopping. I tried to visualize trying to transport that many groceries on and off a ferry and simply don't know how you do it!! I definitely need pictures :)
Response: Thank you, enchantability. I am glad that you liked the package. I enjoyed putting it together. You must let me know what you think of the recipe if you ever cook it.
As for the shopping - we have a very large car! It has a top box on, and we stuff it full. It is quite amusing to see all the island cars on the ferry - they all have carrier bags climbing up the insides of the windows and looking like they are trying to escape the crush. The hard part is putting it all away when we get home. It takes ages.
Comment: Absolutely floored - this is a stunning little package - quite literally - from the very envelope it arrived in, to every bit of its contents. You've really outdone yourself. Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome and I am very happy that you liked it. I had fun making these.