a pleasant surprise / une jolie surprise

Sunday, November 1, 2009

We went away for a few days and I had a very pleasant surprise waiting for me in my mailbox when we got home! I'd had a discussion about books by Madeleine L'Engle on the Etsy European Street Team forum with Emily of Ravenhill, who was reading one of her books to her son. She very kindly offered to send me the book when she was done with it, even though Fry won't be ready for it for a few more years, but I didn't expect her to include one of her adorable matryoshkas!

On est parti pendant quelques jours et j’ai eu une jolie surprise qui m’a attendu dans la boîte aux lettres en rentrant ! J’ai parlé des livres de Madeleine L’Engle sur le forum d’Etsy European Street Team avec Emily de Ravenhill, qui a lu un de ses livres avec son fils. Elle a gentiment offert de me l’envoyer après l’avoir fini, même si Fry n’est pas prêt pour le moment. Je ne m’attendais pas à ce qu’elle m’envoie une des ses adorables matryoshkas !

mrs christmas

This darling matryoshka is currently cheering up our sideboard and she makes me smile every time I see her. As if that weren't enough, she even sent us a very timely tissue packet!

Cette charmante matryoshka est actuellement sur notre buffet et elle me fait sourire chaque fois que je la vois. Et si ça n’est pas assez, elle m’a aussi envoyé une boîte à mouchoirs !

just in time for flu season

Emily, I'm sincerely touched by your generosity and am in awe of your talent. Thank you so much!

Emily, je suis sincèrement très touchée par ta générosité et ton talent. Mille mercis !


LeelaBijou said...

how lovely! :)

ingermaaike said...

How wonderful to find such a lovely surprise when coming home!

Ravenhill said...

Hi Vivi! What lovely photos you took! How wonderful to see the Christmas matryoshka hanging in your home! Happy day to you!
Hugs from Emily xoxo

andrea said...

That is one cute doll!