...as opposed to brown paper packages tied up with string...here are a few of my favourite things, all from my dear fellow blogger Linda http://chalkygilbert.blogspot.co.uk/. I won her giveaway and my goodness what a wonderful parcel I recieved. Every item beautifully wrapped and tied, It was like Christmas. Even handmade gift tags - soooo pretty. Handmade notelets, earrings, note pads, stitch markers - just what I need - crochet doileys and a sweet little owl. Also a handbag/phone charm, lavender heart, a very useful shoebag, cookery books- yummy - and some crochet hearts. It was just what I needed to cheer me up. My daughter and her daddy were going to a friends funeral but Hubby was too poorly to attend after all so I have been running up and downstairs all day tending to him. I left all the gifts on the table so every time I went past it they made me smile. Thank you Linda.