Remember when I wrote about my obsession with Smeg appliances the other week? Well, I was drinking a cup of tea with a friend yesterday, and my daughter went to get the mail.
On the doorstep was a package. Despite my (still recovering) addiction to Ebay, I knew I wasn’t expecting anything, so we all crowded around this box, wondering what it was.
Inside, was another box, then another, holding a brand new Smeg tea kettle. With no note saying who had sent it. To say I didn’t know what to do is an understatement. I nearly passed out with shock at my own surprise birthday party a few years ago, and while this wasn’t quite on that level, I don’t like attention, and I am easily overwhelmed by the generosity and love of the people that surround me.
Refusing to open it, I didn’t know whether to cry or smile, so we just kept drinking our tea, glancing over at the box every now and again, waiting for me to say or do something.
Eventually, about an hour later, my gratitude (and my friend and daughter) talked me down from the ledge, and I opened the box. Inside was the most beautiful, cream colored tea kettle I have ever seen…. We all oohed and aahed like children on Christmas morning, while we tried to guess where it had come from.
Several hours later, we decided that it truly was a thing of beauty, a gift to be accepted ……. and it made the most delicious cup of tea in the entire world…
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