The rules were simple, those interested in participating list their own name in Christine’s site and person #1 gives to #2, #2 to #3 and so on. The last person gives the hostess (person #1, Christine) a gift.
I got listed after Donetta so I get to receive a gift from her and in return I had to send a gift to the person next to me on the list, that is Idel in Japan. A gift swap happening in three different countries! Isn’t it exciting or what.
The UAE postal system is not popular for being efficient, a friend supposedly sent me a small parcel more than two months ago and is either lost or will arrive really late so I am prepared to wait for weeks (even months) but guess what? Someone delivered a package to me yesterday, October 27, just when Donetta herself asked me in the email if there are any signs of the package she sent!
The package managed to travel by land, sea and desert and reached me in 8 days! In Dubai standards, that is some sort of miracle!
I opened it at home, with a very curious toddler waiting by my side. Thanks Donetta for the good stuff!
No, the little girl in the photo was not included in the box! That is my precocious daughter who made a quick pose right before I clicked the camera. 🙂
A closer look at my gifts:
She could not get her hands off the bell!
So I got: (1) A game set; (2) a cute pair of dangling earrings in a personalized jewelry box; (3)
jelly candies candy corns in a bowl (I clearly didn’t have an idea of this very popular Halloween food!); (4) sweet wafer rolls in can; (5) a pine cone; (6) a corn (that my daughter attempted to bite! gasp!) and an evidence that she reads my blog, Donetta sent me a (7) Natural roach repellant!
Thank you Christine for hosting and thanks Donetta for the package. This was fun!