I know there are some unpleasant people around but to be honest, I am often amazed by the kindness of others.
This Christmas I joined in a couple of swaps - a Santa Sack Swap and Twelve Days of Christmas presents.
You've already met Linda my lovely new bear. She came in my Santa Sack with lots of other goodies including this brilliant bag and these gorgeous gloves.
The twelve days of Christmas presents went through to January 5th. Some of the presents were edible so no chance of them still being around on January 17th! However, I did a quick nip around the house and gathered these together. Anything red is great in my kitchen so the little dish and the owl have found a ready home!
But a few days ago I admired someone's knitting and the knitter e mailed me and offered me some wool. She wouldn't even let me pay the postage! She actually sent me four balls (and a bonus of three facecloths) but as you see, there is a strand running somewhere. The "somewhere" is the other two balls, now knitted up. When it's finished I'll reveal it!
And so today's delight is in the kindness of others and the fact that I too can afford to be generous. I get such pleasure in giving and also in receiving. Thank you to Linda and Marlene and the donor of the wool. And thank you to the Sailors Society who have given me the pleasure of giving.