The Surprise Present


Nautical themed Surprise
Nautical themed Surprise

Have you all been agog with curiosity to find out what is in here? I was, as my sister had been dropping hints about it for some time. I wasn’t even sure why she was getting me a present as my birthday had been and gone ages ago.

On the day that she gave it to me she explained that she’d started collecting bits for it soon after we booked our holiday and that it was a thank you present to me for organising it.

Here is what was inside:

My Surprise present.
My Surprise present.

Everything in the bag is to be used on holiday, except for the old book “Mediterranean Holiday”. I am reading that now. I’m very fond of old travel books like this. Some things are for entertainment, others are practical.

Luggage scales will be handy for both of us. Lint rollers, well I don’t want to go on holidays covered in dog hair. I’ll probably have to run one over myself at the airport after saying goodbye to Cindy. A First Aid Kit is always a handy thing to have.

Practical items in my suprise package.
Practical items in my surprise package.

I would certainly have bought a travel diary, now I won’t have to and I love the design on this one. There is a notebook too which will be handy for shopping lists, things to do lists and assorted notes and scribbles. She even remembered the pens.

Stickers for the scrapbook I’ll make of the holiday photos when we come back and a scarf with a dog that looks like Cindy because you need something to remind you of your dog when you are away.

Travel diary and note book, my sister knows me well.
Travel diary and note-book, my sister knows me well.
Pens for writing, stickers for scrapbooking the journey later.
Pens for writing, stickers for scrapbooking the journey later.

Something to do when we’re lounging around on deck. I’m probably going to take some knitting as well. I’ll make Barbie outfits or some other small items. A good excuse to take a Barbie on holidays. There is another scarf there too, a nautical one which you probably can’t see very well and a moonstone to keep me safe.

To pass the time on deck with.
To pass the time on deck with.

 

As well as all the things mentioned the Moonstone is supposed to keep you safe when you travel.
As well as all the things mentioned the Moonstone is supposed to keep you safe when you travel.

The other book ” Surprise Sailaway” I’m keeping for shipboard reading. It’s about two sisters who go on a cruise holiday together. Of course we are not looking for romance but a little adventure might be fun.

My sister said when she saw this book she had to get it for me.
My sister said when she saw this book she had to get it for me.

I thought that this was such a thoughtful gift and I am really looking forward to using all the things in it especially the diary.

 

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogs with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

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