Shipping News

 

Yesterday, at long last , a large truck pulled up outside number 97 Furtwänglerstrasse. A few minutes later it drove away again, leaving me standing four floors beneath our apartment with eleven cardboard boxes. Thankyou Lord for the elevator. As Lesley and I dragged each box up the stairs to the landing and breathlessly cut open the seals, I was a little dismayed by the musty, misshapen contents. Anyone walking past our door would have heard cries of “Why did we bring this?” and “Oh no, look what’s happened to that!” Rose, however, had the confused yet gratified look of a baby on Christmas morning. Out came beloved animals and books, singing pigs and wooden puzzles. As for me, I feel complete now that my sewing machine has arrived. MavisandFrank Germany is open for business!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Shipping News”


  1. 1 arthurkelly March 16, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Ally,
    So glad to hear that your belongings (rather, what you have left of them!!) arrived seemingly safe and sound. I wish we had been there to see Rose’s reaction to finding her most treasured toys again!! She looks like she is enjoying playing with that furry Suffolk sheep. Raggedy Anne and Teddy make a smashing couple and I imagine that they will very quickly become firm favourites.
    Put that sewing machine to good use and tell Tony to suss out some good coffee to make for when mum and I when we arrive.

    Lots of love.
    Dad

  2. 2 Keren March 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Hooray! So glad your things arrived. Smashing blog headline. xx


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