I am a bit dismayed to read that Jo will discontinue the swap this year due to people pulling out for one reason or another, not getting in contact with partners etc. Poor Jo - co-ordinating a swap is hard work and I always hope that if anyone signs up, they do their part (or really, don't sign up if you don't think you can do your part!). For me, I'm committed right from the start and will always carry through on it - it's like a promise really - I don't break them (particularly around children - if I promise a student or a class anything at school, I'll always come through!).
Anyway, I was partnered with the lovely Tanya. We e-mailed a bit before trying to find out each other's likes and dislikes. This is what I sent off to Tanya -
Kikki K and is the cutest little stationery kit out; Christmas cards in a tin and jaffas - everyone from outside of New Zealand has to try a Jaffa - a chocolate covered ball (Dunedin has the famous Jaffa Run every July).
And here is everything together.
Tanya's package arrived in good time, quite a bit before Christmas (I am STILL waiting for the last thing to arrive from England for one of the boys!)
I so love taking part in swaps and the generosity of everyone involved - thank you so much Tanya for your awesome gifts and it was lovely to have Christmas for a bit longer! Great work Jo too!