If you do not know the enchanting short story with that title by the American writer O Henry, take a few minutes to read it sometime [here] I was surprised and delighted to receive gifts from three magi this Christmas [but mine were all wise women
I read lots of blogs, and occasionally comment. What has overwhelmed me is that these blogfriends not only read my comments but responded by sending me gifts which reflect remarks which I have posted in the past year. I will not embarrass them by naming them here- but I want to thank them for their generosity.
In a discussion about having cold feet in bed, I said I wore a very old pair of ugly bright yellow Virgin Airways freebie flight socks. I now have a pair of stylish grey bedsocks, with the added safety feature of little rubber dimples on the soles [so I can make nocturnal trips to the loo without risk of slipping over]
Steph once told me that as a homesick student, she would sometimes go to the perfume counter just to sniff the fragrance and be reminded of home!]
Not gold, frankincense, and myrrh – but nonetheless treasured gifts from special friends. One day I hope we shall get to meet in person.
Somebody wrote on their blog last week that they were giving up blogging, as blogs are out of fashion now. I disagree. I continue to find such thoughtful people out there in Blogland, and value these new friends. Thank you again, you lovely people.
I have not forgotten that I said in December I would do a blog-giveaway to celebrate 200+ followers. I had put something special aside for it, and then a friend happened to mention in conversation that she would like such an item [not knowing I had one]…so I gave it to her instead! Back to Square One on that one. But it will happen!