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Thursday, December 10, 2015

My First Gift of the Season


Getting a gift is always a fun thing...especially when
it is totally unexpected!  I was pleasantly surprised
when a box from the UK was left on my front porch this
afternoon!  The lovely Georgina had sent me a little package!
You may remember her sending me a variety of European
potato chips a while back, and recently I returned the
favor and sent her some American favorites.




This sweet package had a beautiful tin of little French
cakes called Nonnettes.  And since it was 4:00 PM here,
I figured it was the perfect tea time (although, much to my
constant disappointment, we don't do tea time here!).
So I pretended to be British and ate a French Nonnette. ha.
My tea was green, though....probably very American.






I've never had a Nonnette before!  This little spiced
cake had a sugar glaze on the top and orange flavored jelly in 
the center..... all very European and perfect with tea!





Thank you so much, Georgina...what a fun
surprise.  I actually got a little teary....
What a sweet friend you are!

41 comments:

  1. Very pleased to be first today!
    Glad you enjoyed it. And I got this lovely tin - where else? - at a motorway service station! X

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    1. Clearly, your service stations are better than ours. haha.

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    2. Oh UK service stations are mostly rubbish. But in France they sell lots of local specialities: sweets, cakes, wines, all sorts, plus crisps of course!
      I was amazed to see the tin as your page opened just now. I wasn't expecting the post to be so speedy.
      Thank you for a great write up. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Such a nice gift. It's so heart warming to how much you're loved from people all around the world, right?

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    1. I do agree.....love this blogging thing and meeting people from all over.

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  3. Isn't it fun to have friends all over the world?
    That was a delightful surprise and I do love your tea cup to go along with the goodies.

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    1. It is very fun! I wish I could take a nice long trip and stop off and see them!

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  4. That is so nice! Of your friend Georgina (love the name btw.) and the box and apparently the taste too! :-) it feels good to sit and take a breath and enjoy a note from friends :-)

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  5. Ooooooo - orange nonnettes - c'est bon! Lovely mug, too. Fun to get surprises!

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    1. I know! Orange nonnettes...so fun to say. haha.
      The mug is antique Belleek....saw it on ebay and had to have it. lol.

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  6. Always great for a surprise indeed
    Even better when it is good and tastes great at ones feed

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    1. I got to act British with my little French cake
      and enjoyed a little tea time that I did make.
      I'm sure my accent missed the mark
      as Mid Western I am, in the light or in the dark.
      haha....

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    2. haha did you go all wanker this and wanker that?
      Or say bugger off to a cat?

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    3. Neither did I
      as I drank tea on high!
      lol.

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  7. Very kind of Georgina and she could not have sent it to a nicer person.
    You do have some very caring friends . . . . :)

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    1. It was very kind of her. It was a nice surprise.
      Most of my family doesn't even contact me, much less
      send a gift. Makes it all the more special. :)

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    2. So sad Betsy ~ their loss . . . :)

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    3. It's a loss for me, too, though...

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  8. How nice! It's always fun to get surprises, but from the other side of the world makes it great! And then you can EAT it too? It can't get much better than that! (And we all love being your blogger buddies, too.)

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    1. Yes, something from way over there is very fun to get.
      And the feeling is mutual, of course! :)

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  9. Very sweet (lol) of Georgina. It looks scrumptious.

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    1. Sweet Georgina....sweet nonnettes.... lol....

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  10. Lovely gift for a lovely lady....

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  11. How charming to eat a Nonnette, even the name is charming. Kind of your friend to surprise you with this gift.

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    1. I thought it was a charming name, too...and very fun to say! haha.

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  12. Such a sweet gift. And I must say that is one gorgeous mug. Love it.
    blessings, jill

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    1. Thank you, Jill.....I love the mug, too.
      I see them at the auctions all the time going for
      quite a bit and found one on ebay for much, much
      less...had to have it!

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  13. I enjoy surprises, too. Even better if its from Europe and something sweet.

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    1. I know...so fun to look at the packaging...very pretty!

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  14. How very special. It looks like the perfect treat with tea. You must have had your tea and Nonnette as we were having our tea party at the Villa.

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    1. haha...you could be right! We were probably having it at the same time!

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  15. Hi Betsy - what a wonderful prezzie to receive and how timely - tea-time. Nonnette - I've never heard of .. but I like the idea of the orange flavoured jelly in the centre, with the sugar glaze on top. How delicious ... enjoy them all!!! One for the Mister perhaps! Cheers Hilary

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    1. If the mister is good, I will THINK about sharing one....just one. lol.

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