Story telling from Australia
I live in Australia and my sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews all live in England. Sending presents from Australia to England is expensive so I rely on the internet.
It’s my sister’s birthday today (Happy Birthday Sis!) and I sent a card a week ago. I left it until the last minute to organise a gift (sorry) and it wasn’t an expensive gift, just a small something to wish her happy birthday. With only two days to go until her birthday I knew it was unlikely to reach her in time but I couldn’t afford the extra cost of special delivery so I clicked ‘regular post.’
A few hours later I had an email saying one of the hand made soaps I’d chosen was out of stock (there goes the surprise, sorry Sis). I emailed back, asked the company to make a substitution and explained it was a birthday gift. ‘I’m hoping it might get there on Friday,’ I wrote.
The next day I received this email:
Just to confirm when I went to the post office today they couldn’t guarantee delivery for tomorrow unless I paid nearly £7 in postage which seemed very high.
Anyway as you had said it was a birthday gift I had Mr Soap deliver it by hand as we are only around 20 miles away. So the gift has been delivered in time for you. I did promise it would get there J
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Village Green Soaps
I know this blog is normally about gardening but this was such a perfect example of finding an unexpected strawberry in the desert that I had to share it. Village Green Soaps are utterly divine – hand made using pure essential oils with none of the hideous chemicals found in artificial fragrance.
So thank you, to Karen, to Mr Soap (whoever you may be) and to everyone at the family run Village Green Soaps in Gloucestershire. Your customer service is awesome!
And Happy Birthday Liz! xxx
PS It gets better. I checked out the Village Green Soaps blog and found these adorable pics of Karen’s dogs. And what kind of dog has my sister always had? Yep, Westies… 🙂