I signed up for the Faith Hope and Charity Christmas swop. (www.faithhopecharityshopping.blogspot.co.uk). I was paired up with Pauleen from NT in Australia. Her blog is www.troppont.wordpress.com.
My parcel from her arrived a couple of weeks back now. One time had to be a ore- loved item and another one had to be connected to a Christmas carol or song.
Everything Pauleen sent was wonderful - I love linen and received a fantastic tea towel from PNG (Papua New Guinea - Pauleen used to live there); a gorgeous purple scarf which Pauleen made herself ( I knit a lot but this really looks beyond me!) , a decoration from a local Darwin market, lots of postcards - I' m a postcard freak :) - a couple were even from the Kimberley region of Australia too! (one day I will get there.) Plus a shell bracelet (the pre loved item) which one of the boys!! tried to run away with. I loved the little card she made too.
Another fantastic swop! Darwin absolutely fascinates me - maybe a visit there me day too??!