A little fairy had travelled to school, from me to Ess, to give her an inkling of something special in the air. Our walk home was filled with anticipation, alongside whinges of aching legs ;).
Once home from school, the box was very promptly reduced to this - lots of spots on pretty pink paper and a pretty fragrant sachet.
With little Eee waiting patiently, Ess hurried to open the box, still keen to know its contents.
At last she saw the words 'Fröken Skicklig' on the dotty rose placemat and exclaimed "Froken Sickling:)". At once, she knew, these were our gifts from our friend Juliane.
She moved away the pretty pink dotty placement to discover eight delicious petit fours and three stunning strawberries.
They were immediately placed in a "bundle" (as Ess called it) for us to see and to taste, to hold and to smell. They smell so delicious; of anise, cinnamon, lavender and chocolate. I could sit and smell one all night long. Indeed I am certain the smell has lingered on me, or perhaps in my memory, from the play little Eee and I enjoyed with our delicious Petit Fours and the Princess and her Pea this very morning.
It was our pretty little chalk drawings which made our neighbours smile and the planting of a native bush in our neighbourhood which rewarded us with this gift, after participating in Fröken Skicklig's Garden Guerilla Challenge. Juliane will have another challenge each month so be sure to take a peak at her blog.
Also included in this delightful package were a lavender sachet for each of my princesses, some sweet motifs and a Little Red Riding Hood handwritten card and note from Juliane.
Thankyou Juliane, you are so very thoughtful and we are so very grateful.
Enjoy your weekend. We will be having royal tea parties here for our friends and family.