I have said it before, and I say it again, I am incredibly fortunate with my friends- not only are they generous, funny, kind souls, they are renowned for their cooking/crafting/and various other skills…
They are also renowned for their exceptional gift-giving (my mother is also a gift-giver-supreme, our visit to my parents home after Christmas is like a second Christmas morning!)
One of my dearest friends has elevated gift-giving to a veritable art. And no matter how much I try to out-do her, she sweeps in nonchalantly bearing “a” gift like this:
(like, how am I supposed to compete with this??!)
Her gifts are like a thoughtful group of memories from the previous year. Each part has a funny story, and in this gift selection, it was the large whisk (in use obviously when the photo was taken!!) that we laughed most about:
A week or two previously, we had been making dinner, and my friend was making a cheese sauce. As she was preparing it, she began to rant orate beautifully about the merits of a large whisk while making sauces, and how a home simply wasn’t a home without it, why! it was a veritable disgrace that any cook worth her salt wouldn’t have a proper one, and might try make do with a teeny piddly useless one…
Oh, and, would I hand her the whisk as she needed one quickly…
So I did.
I handed her my only whisk:
Crying and laughing, I am after reading this. Gifts come to you, my deary, because you deserve every iota of their lovliness. And laughter, sweet laughter is life’s great and wonderful consolation.
Wonderful gifts you have received, you are lucky to have your sweet friends close by, I used to be really good at gift giving when i was younger but for some reason I’ve lost my gift giving mojo lol. I can’t come up with unique original ideas any more. I love the sweet little tray all your gifts are sitting in…just lovely!