One of the things I love about blogging is that you learn about the way people all over the world live their lives - the small, perhaps unimportant, (but very interesting), aspects of their daily lives that are lived out in a culture a little removed from one's own. The thing that usually comes across is that despite all the differences, we are all so similar in many ways!
So I have enjoyed reading about Natalia's life in Moscow in her blog http://madebynatalia.blogspot.co.uk. She has a lovely blog, like a breath of fresh air, and the things she makes are gorgeous.
She wrote to me some weeks ago asking if I could make her some hanging teapots, all with different flowers on them and all in different colours. And then she asked for one with a special design, below, which I suppose had to happen sooner or later this year!
I have to say, I had never sent anything to Russia before, but I thought I'd give it a go. The package cost £6.00, which I thought was very cheap, and off it went by Airmail. The post office chap said it might get inspected and even opened at Customs, so I was unsure what might happen next!
Three weeks later and Natasha had still not received the package, so I went down to the village post office to complain to the post man!
And what do you know ..... the very next day Natasha emailed me to say it had all arrived safely and that she was delighted with the contents, which she was giving to members of her family!
So all's well that ends well.
Have a lovely weekend all. It's the Cambridge Folk Festival for us this weekend .... so I'd better find my wellies! I reckon the ideal Festival gear would be those really long wellies that fishermen wear that turn into dungarees and allow them to stand in the middle of a river to do their fly fishing! I can just see me in some of them!
(Lynne - bet your Jim's got some he could lend me?)