Monday, June 16, 2008

Die Branson Die!!!


I don't mean it really, I quite like Richard Branson. But his employees leave something to be desired. I've had no internet access at home now since first thing Saturday morning, and they won't be able to fix it until Wednesday.

Classic snippet from approx 4 hours of phone calls.

VM: "Sorry madam, we cannot re-activate your internet access as the modem you are using does not appear to be one of ours"

Me: "but...but...but... your engineer gave it to me, and it has a huge sticker on it that says "PROPERTY OF VIRGIN MEDIA"

VM: "Oh, there must be some other reason then"

Yes, yes there must be. any chance one of you could figure out what it is??????

Grrrrr.

But I can't keep you good people in suspense any longer re the contents of THE BOX - so I have brought a CD of piccies into work to show you....

Apologies if this blog post ends up being a little rushed/messy, but am busy at work so I can't spend too much time prettying it up...

Anyway - pic at top is how the parcel first looked when I opened it. Like christmas :) And it smelt lovely too.


the great paper many of the gifts were wrapped in - it says "girl can ROCK" :)


the gift bag says I rock, so who am I to argue?? :D


I wonder what's in this interesting looking scroll...?

OK OK enough teasers - onto the pressies!

In no particular order (other than I am saving the bestest till last), here are all my WONDERFUL goodies:


Tattoo themed scissors!!!


a HIM CD :) :) :) (my other half seemed particularly pleased with this and looked ready to spirit it away, but I managed to keep hold of it)


the contents of the mysterious scroll....a Chili Peppers stencil! (as modelled on the outside of the box)


and matching mask :)


POP ROCKS!!!! (my teenagers almost expired with pleasure when I shared these out :))


Custom guitar picks! (or plectrums to us Limeys)


treble clef paper clips - these are so cool


a fab felt chandelier embellishment....


...and matching notecards (these are particularly timely as I had bought some just like these in Canada in March but have nearly used them all up :))


a hand carved Chilis stamp

and....

this last one made me cry....

here's the box, the tag should have been a dead give away:


but I really wasn't expecting this:


a hand carved stamp of my ORCA!!!!

it is PERFECT, no way could I have made one that brilliant - not even on my imagepac.

I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it I LOVE it

this is genuinely one of the best gifts I have ever received

THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!!

3 comments:

michelle ward said...

Sarah - sorry about your internet woes - nothing more frustrating! Love hearing your enthusiasm for the Top Hat Pick prize package. That orca looks really cool doesn't it? *sent with love*

Kim Mailhot said...

Wow Sarah ! What a box of magic ! I can't believe how thoughtful Michelle was with what she included in that box - such a great mix of items personal to her that she wanted to share (The HIM cd) and things she knew you would die for like that awesome Orca stamp ! What a beautiful, playful and thoughtful gift ! Congrats ! I can't wait to see what you come up with to feature your new stamp...
Cheers,
Kim

Paula said...

Holy Moly thats one hell of a box of goodies!