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Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 01, 2013, 07:50:32 am
We will be running Secret Santa again this year. Amy is unable to do it this year but she says hi to everyone. Our rules this year will be much the same.

Everyone who wishes to be involved MUST pm me their full name and address. Not your forum name. I will put a list of participants on the forum as I receive them.

By joining in SS you are committing yourself to sending someone a gift.

You must acknowledge receipt  of your gift on the forum so that your SS (and the moderators) know it has been received.

The cut off date for entries is 16th October, 2013.

You must have 100 posts as of 1st October, 2013 to join in.

Participants will need to purchase a gift for their SS to the value of approximately $20. Remember postage will be additional to this.

Gifts must be posted no later than 5th December, 2013 for those in Australia and much earlier if overseas.

Participants that don't reply to 3 pm's or emails from moderators concerning SS will be deleted from the list.

Please indicate to me via pm if you DO NOT want an overseas SS.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on October 01, 2013, 09:06:08 am
Thankyou Cookie for taking this on - we had so much fun last year.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on October 01, 2013, 09:30:36 am
Yes, thank you, Cookie! It's no small task and your taking it on is very much appreciated!! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on October 01, 2013, 09:39:32 am
Thanks, Cookie, I was wondering if this would go ahead this year and am delighted that you have taken it on.  Very much looking forward to enjoying and taking part in the fun at Christmas time.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on October 01, 2013, 10:35:07 am
Thanks Cookie, you are a trooper taking this very popular task on. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on October 01, 2013, 11:10:35 am
Is anyone able to give an update on Amy?  I understand if its personal and you cannot but I often wonder where she has disappeared to and hope all is going well for her.
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on October 01, 2013, 11:22:33 am
Yes, me too Snappy. Hope she is well.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Amy :-) on October 01, 2013, 12:20:04 pm
All is well ladies, thank you :) Just very busy and some personal stuff going on. I think of you a lot and hope you're all travelling okay :D I hope you have fun with the SS again this year, I'm sure Cookie will do a wonderful job :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on October 01, 2013, 12:20:55 pm
Hi Amy, thanks for popping in - good luck with everything.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Amy :-) on October 01, 2013, 12:22:04 pm
Thanks Judy, I'm hoping to pop in a bit more often :) I've had some lovely messages from forum members and it makes me miss you all even more :( :) ;D :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on October 01, 2013, 12:23:36 pm
Thanks cookie for taking this on, much appreciated. Great to hear from you Amy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on October 01, 2013, 01:34:48 pm
Good to hear from you Amy!  Thanks for coming in to give us an update.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on October 01, 2013, 01:58:45 pm
Hi cookie, can I clarify about the $ limit please?
Is that a maximum or minimum amount and what about hand made items as there are many talented forum members on here. 
Thanks very much
Cheers DJ.

PS hi Amy lovely to see ya, even for a minute!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on October 01, 2013, 09:43:14 pm
great, i just posted last week, it was ss time.

Thanks cookie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 02, 2013, 01:34:59 am
Thanks DJ. I guess the $20 was a guide really. Some people like to go above or below this amount, especially if they find the 'perfect' gift.
Hand made gifts are priceless so I think anyone that receives these is especially honoured. We all know the love, care and skill that goes into these.
I remember last year finding out who my SS was and scouring their posts to find the 'perfect' gift.
I hope this clarifies it for you. If not ask more questions.  ;) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on October 02, 2013, 02:29:30 am
Thanks for taking this on Cookie.  Looking forward to taking part this year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 02, 2013, 02:50:25 am
Thanks to all those lovely West Aussies who have offered help. I will certainly call on you if I need too.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: maddy on October 06, 2013, 12:17:38 am
I'm in....I already have a present waiting  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 03:39:11 am
Almost ready to do the draw. Everyone has a number near their name, I will draw out a number and put it next to the person who is number 1, the next number goes next to number 2 etc. it is sitting in my Birdsville cap.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on October 17, 2013, 04:54:45 am
Hope your Birdsville cap is at home and not at Birdsville!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 05:49:47 am
ROFL. I think the biggest thing about this SS is going to be pm'ing everyone with the details. I'm about to start now.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: chrissa on October 17, 2013, 06:18:27 am
Oh no !   I've missed the cut off date.

I've been MIA and have only just been back on the forum

Is it too late to participate ?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 07:09:14 am
So sorry Chrissa. I sent you a pm which I know you received as you replied. Hopefully next year?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on October 17, 2013, 07:26:03 am
I've got my recipient - I've got my gift - should I send it now and make my recipient wait for 2 months?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on October 17, 2013, 07:32:06 am
Thanks Cookie,  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 07:45:56 am
I've got my recipient - I've got my gift - should I send it now and make my recipient wait for 2 months?


Ooh, is that mean? Or testing someone's will power?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on October 17, 2013, 07:59:22 am
I've got my recipient - I've got my gift - should I send it now and make my recipient wait for 2 months?

 :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 08:43:15 am
I've done all the SS's.
if you don't receive one and you should please let me know, or if it seems weird or something missing.
Please don't forget to send your SS a little something.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on October 17, 2013, 08:51:27 am
Thanks cookie, great job and you sounded as if you enjoyed doing it  :-* :-*

Marina, you are a cruel woman  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on October 17, 2013, 09:44:12 am
Marina, you are a cruel woman  ;D

I know, but I can't do it because my recipient will know it is me ... I'm just going to have to wait a wee while longer until others start sending their gifts. :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 09:47:30 am
Thanks cookie, great job and you sounded as if you enjoyed doing it  :-* :-*

Marina, you are a cruel woman  ;D

I did Judy. Sending 38 pm's sent me a little bleary eyed but the best fun is still to come. I hope no one minded that I participated but I didn't want to miss out on the fun. I won't say who my SS is will I .???.

Let the fun begin.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on October 17, 2013, 09:57:31 am
Thanks Cookie got mine  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on October 17, 2013, 09:59:29 am
Of course you have to participate Cookie!
Thank you for all the hard work. I got my pm!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on October 17, 2013, 10:12:38 am
Thanks cookie, great job and you sounded as if you enjoyed doing it  :-* :-*

Marina, you are a cruel woman  ;D

I did Judy. Sending 38 pm's sent me a little bleary eyed but the best fun is still to come. I hope no one minded that I participated but I didn't want to miss out on the fun. I won't say who my SS is will I .???.

Let the fun begin.

Cookie I hope your SS surprises you with something special!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 17, 2013, 12:28:42 pm
You are all too kind. Sadly a couple of people have missed out and we're sorry about that, but we have to abide by some sort of rules.
I'm really looking forward to gifts arriving.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on October 17, 2013, 09:31:10 pm
Thanks Cookie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on October 17, 2013, 09:54:48 pm
Yes thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on October 18, 2013, 12:52:35 am
Thanks cookie, I've got mine.  Of course you should take part cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on October 18, 2013, 01:36:23 am
Thanks Cookie I got my pm and definitely agree that you should take part. Thanks for organising, I received a wonderful gift last year and had fun looking for things to purchase for my recipient.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on October 18, 2013, 01:41:15 am
Can't wait to go shopping tomorrow for my SS.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 18, 2013, 03:19:46 am
When we have a specific person to shop for it is so much more fun. Kimmyh and Achookwoman I am sorry I mucked up your pm's. I sent them to Kimmy and Chookie so it is no wonder you didn't get them. I need to be more careful for next year. A lesson learned.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on October 18, 2013, 05:57:08 am
Cookie,  all is forgiven.  Got it and it will be fun.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on October 19, 2013, 06:03:07 am
Ditto from me. Let the fun begin 😀
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on October 19, 2013, 01:53:29 pm
Much fun but tricky as my SS is a lovely person who does a lot of posts encouraging others but doesn't say a lot about herself. Some serious detective work is called for!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 19, 2013, 10:07:39 pm
Looking back on your  SS postings helps but if they have made thousands it is time consuming but fun. Then again. If they have made few it may prove difficult to find a clue.. Going to the shopping thread and scrolling back is equally hard as you may find your SS has EVERYTHING . Or we can go to those postings about cleaning out and find you SS has just tossed the very thing you want to buy for them. Oh dear what to do? 

I am trying to get some inspiration here on the one thing that is a winner  for my SS. If only I were crafty in an artistic way. Sigh :-))
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on October 19, 2013, 10:52:40 pm
Gert I am sure your SS recipient will be thrilled with whatever you send.  ;)
I have been reading posts, and went shopping. I forgot wrapping paper and heaven knows where our Xmas stuff is. I used to know then DH moved it. LOL I never thought to look in the shopping thread..... Too late now. LOL.

I shall be sending soon, and it is maybe not so secret for those of us from overseas posting......  But all good fun.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 19, 2013, 11:14:06 pm
You could post it to me and I could on post it DJ I wouldn't mind. Dh is going to Melbourne next month so may  get him to post mine! If Ever I get and idea,

Gert
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on October 19, 2013, 11:14:55 pm
I'm loving it!  Already started shopping for my SS (I trawled through their posts) and ( I've also had a little bit of help) hopefully will post soon :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on October 19, 2013, 11:32:54 pm
Wow, you guys are onto the Xmas shopping.  I'd better get cracking as shipping will probably take a wee while.  Have part of if sorted, but not ready to send just yet.

Fun fun fun.  I love hunting out gifts.
And it's also made me start making my Xmas lists for present and food, so that's a plus.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2013, 07:10:00 am
I'm another person reading through my SS's posts to see if I can find something perfect for them. It is lots of fun. I hadn't thought of the shopping posts. Off to look now.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on October 20, 2013, 07:14:49 am
I know what I am buying mine :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on October 20, 2013, 09:56:09 am
Much fun but tricky as my SS is a lovely person who does a lot of posts encouraging others but doesn't say a lot about herself. Some serious detective work is called for!
I am having trouble too but found last years secret Santa thread asking us to "tell us a bit about yourself". That might help. That is if they participated last year! It didn't help me, for reasons I can't reveal, so I am just hoping to give something I would be happy to receive myself :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 20, 2013, 09:59:55 am
Got my gift for my SS person.Posting on Monday ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on October 20, 2013, 10:21:46 am
Kimmyh,  that sounds pretty sensible.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2013, 10:41:33 am
Perhaps we should start a SS thread similar for this year. Off to do it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on October 20, 2013, 10:59:00 pm
I know what I am buying mine :)

Sorry SS, They wouldnt ship to Australia, so bought 2nd chiice ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 21, 2013, 04:31:16 pm
Posted my parcel today ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on October 21, 2013, 11:51:46 pm
So organised CC, i also have been trawling.  They havent given too much away. Didnt know about the SS thread from last year, so will look now.  It is FUN.
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on October 29, 2013, 02:38:01 am
Well I think I might have a very organised secret Santa!  😀😀😀

I found this today when checking my PO Box

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/zejara4a.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/29/ta9eruna.jpg)

Now I'm pretty sure that I didn't order anything from PoK  - so I'm thinking it could be from my secret Santa! 😄😄😄. I don't want to open it in case it is - I want to save the surprise. 

Thank you SS!

Could I be the first to receive my present???
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on October 29, 2013, 02:43:27 am
I think so snappy.  I do know someone who will be receiving theirs on Friday  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 29, 2013, 03:39:49 am
I love POK so efficient.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 29, 2013, 03:42:45 am
Wow Snappy that is wonderful. What a quick clever SS. I must go and tick off on my list that you have received yours. Congratulations Snappy's SS you win the Freddo for being first.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on October 29, 2013, 05:04:22 am
Wow so many people are so organised. I need to do some more investigating. I tried going through my recipients posts but didn't pick up much personal information.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on October 29, 2013, 08:32:17 am
Wow so many people are so organised. I need to do some more investigating. I tried going through my recipients posts but didn't pick up much personal information.

I'm not organised at all.
I did the same Wonder, no help, all I no is she likes chocolate and has a thermomix 😄😄😄😄
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on October 29, 2013, 08:46:00 am


I'm not organised at all.
I did the same Wonder, no help, all I no is she likes chocolate and has a thermomix 😄😄😄😄

And she is a SHE ;) There's another thing you know :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on October 29, 2013, 08:46:55 am
That description fits about 99% of us LOL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on October 29, 2013, 10:19:52 am
If not it was that easy. I'm hopeless at buying gifts, fortunately I don't have to buy/make many but that also means I never get any better at it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on October 29, 2013, 11:33:09 am
Mine may or may not have been sent lol
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on October 30, 2013, 03:02:14 am
No idea what to get for mine, hoping for some inspiration! Actually I don't know what anyone is getting for Xmas yet :(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 30, 2013, 05:28:35 am
Outsourcing is always good. POK, Tea 2 , Amazon , I tunes , Gift cards, Tea towels , maybe if your SS is going to forum Fest next year. Wee cosmetic travel bag thingy, a jar of good honey, a summery sarong, box of pink salt., a lovely coffee mug, a  fun cake pan., an apron..well maybe that will get you thinking. One things leads to another.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 30, 2013, 05:43:52 am
I may have spotted the perfect gift. Now all I need is to see if anyone around sells it. Of course I will have to get one for me too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 30, 2013, 06:42:26 am
Sounds familiar cookie.

Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on October 30, 2013, 07:15:31 am
I liked my ss gift so much so that I had to get two too!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 30, 2013, 07:34:57 am
We won't be able to show them on the shopping thread.  :'( :'( ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on October 30, 2013, 08:41:21 am
Oh my gosh :o :o :o some SSs are so organised.
I am still stressing looking for the perfect gift. No clue as yet ???
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 30, 2013, 09:13:29 am
I had a little browse in the city today, but nothing grabbed my attention. I know its just gonna leap off the shelf when I see it!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on October 30, 2013, 09:53:19 am
I have no idea yet either  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on October 30, 2013, 09:53:23 pm
I know the feeling Yvette  ???
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on October 31, 2013, 10:50:37 am
Santa came today! What punishment 6 weeks to shake and squeeze and NOT peek!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 31, 2013, 11:04:56 am
Wow! Gunna be hard. Got a pic?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on October 31, 2013, 11:27:01 am
Wowee. Someone else is doing well. You will either have to tuck it away out of sight or open it.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on October 31, 2013, 12:16:47 pm
Try to be strong  Denise  :D
Easier said than done
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on October 31, 2013, 12:34:17 pm
Good luck with being strong :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: trudy on October 31, 2013, 09:25:35 pm
Goodluck Denise - it will be hard!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on October 31, 2013, 09:33:59 pm
You'll be fine Denise just think of the lovely surprise closer to Christmas when you can finally open it. I love keeping gifts until Christmas because I love surprises.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on October 31, 2013, 09:48:47 pm
Is it heavy Denise. Bulky and light. Give us a clue please. Lol!

Gett
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 01, 2013, 01:26:26 am
Does it smell, rattle or book shape?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 01, 2013, 02:58:29 am
Mine arrived today ... what torture, waiting until Xmas Day (if I really behave myself!).  Beautifully parcelled up ... large size and lightweight ... I've received a few hints along with it, but am still mystified.  Gert, I would include a photo if I could, but I'm useless with that so you will all have to picture a box encased in gold wrapping paper and a red tapestry ribbon.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 01, 2013, 04:26:51 am
Bwaaaaaaa! We are gunna have to show you how to take a pic and post Mariina ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 01, 2013, 05:53:06 am
I wish you would!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 01, 2013, 06:00:29 am
Have you got a smart phone or iPad? 

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2013, 07:40:06 am
I am trying to post a photo of my SS gift.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/01/emu2a5ep.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2013, 07:42:07 am
I did it...happy dance.there will be no stopping me now.watch out world!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 01, 2013, 07:59:19 am
Well done  you  ;D ;D

It is a bread box!



Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2013, 08:08:12 am
Light enough to be but only for a small loaf. I am happy to be able to post photos,just needed a few quiet minutes when I wasn't tired. You could do it too Marina.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 01, 2013, 08:09:36 am
Well done Bedlam. Your parcel looks very exciting. Have you done much shaking etc?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2013, 08:15:11 am
I think it is causing more angst for my DD's they think I should open it. It is just nice having it on the dresser,knowing it is for me.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 02, 2013, 01:28:46 am
I bought my SS pressie today.... ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 02, 2013, 07:12:08 am
I hope to go to the shop concerned and buy up this week.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on November 02, 2013, 07:24:19 am
I have my SS pressie organised too, now when to post????
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 02, 2013, 09:46:59 am
I have my SS pressie organised 2

anyone going away for the xmas break? i will not be in syd from the 18th of December  until the 31th dec

if my SS is going away i would like to know  ;D



Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 02, 2013, 10:08:45 am
I'm not going away Uni 😀😀😀
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 02, 2013, 10:10:46 am
good 2 know jen  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 02, 2013, 11:38:39 am
I'm not either. Uni shall I PM your SS and remind them that you will be away? Without checking I haven't a clue who it is.  :-\
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 02, 2013, 01:04:55 pm
Dear SS my gift arrived today.It's in a big box and is heavy and will drive me nuts until I open it :D :D :D
I will post a photo later as it arrived just as I was leaving the house for London. ;) ;D
My gift.
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/12453453e045b462cf126bcce0926edb.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2013, 01:19:53 am
All these SS arrivals and departures are exciting. I have been very pleasantly surprised at the speed of the mail. People have advised me when they send and then in a very short time they arrive. Thanks everyone, I feel better when SS gifts arrive at their destination.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: the annoyed thyroid on November 03, 2013, 01:36:37 am
I am so out of the loop, I totally missed out on SS this year, but I will keep my eyes peeled next year, for sure! Thank you anyway for organising Cookie, it's no mean feat I'm sure!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2013, 06:25:20 am
It's fun so far. Hopefully nothing will go wrong.
Sorry you missed it.  :'(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 03, 2013, 09:25:43 am
I bought part of my SS gift today, now to find the perfect thing to go with it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 03, 2013, 09:31:45 am
I'm not either. Uni shall I PM your SS and remind them that you will be away? Without checking I haven't a clue who it is.  :-\

yes please  cookie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2013, 10:39:36 am
All done Uni.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 04, 2013, 03:23:06 am
Posted mine :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 04, 2013, 07:19:48 pm
Posting mine tomorrow.  Hope she likes it.  Better packaged this year and will make sure my address doesn't show like it did last year. ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on November 04, 2013, 09:47:16 pm
I'm just waiting for the last part of mine to arrive before sending it on its way  ;D  (actually have 2 things on order, so will see how long they take to show up - want to send ASAP as shipping from here might take a while)

So much fun!!! 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 05:01:56 am
I had a lovely time at the kitchen shop this morning. Found all the things I wanted, plus some extras for me.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 05, 2013, 05:28:53 am
Posting mine 2morow
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 05, 2013, 05:50:54 am
This arrived in the mail today, not sure if I should open it or not.  Is it from my SS?(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/6y4azaby.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 05:57:21 am
Were you expecting any mail Marie?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 05, 2013, 06:05:16 am
I am expecting some things I have ordered but I am not expecting an order from T2 at least I don't remember ordering any thing  in the last day or two.  But I guess at my age anything is possible  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 06:08:47 am
Perhaps get a family member to check it for you. It doesn't really matter anyway.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 05, 2013, 06:38:00 am
Emme,  maybe you could look at the card on top?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2013, 07:14:03 am
Most people wrap the gift in Christmas paper so if you remove the package from the postal wrapping, you should be OK.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 07:25:00 am
Just go for it.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 05, 2013, 08:01:34 am
Okay, I gave in, it was driving me crazy.
Thank you my very special "just because" forum friend.  I will think of you every time I use it, so very special and such a total surprise(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/05/e8ybagyp.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 05, 2013, 09:07:42 am
A lovely gift from your SS Marie 8) And Christmas has come early in your house :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 09:30:38 am
Wowee. They are really good. Iced tea as well as hot. It is lovely to receive "just because" gifts.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 05, 2013, 09:30:51 am
Lovely gift Marie!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 05, 2013, 10:57:35 am
Noice Emme. Very useful. Noticed tea 2 has a couple new teas out I must try. Trying to keep  away from that place though.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: sue_purrb on November 05, 2013, 11:28:03 am
I think my SS gift arrived today! I don't remember ordering anything from POK. ;D
I am not game to open the box as I don't think it would be gift wrapped inside.   DD has offered to check, but I couldn't handle her knowing what's inside if I don't!
It is marked fragile and is quite light. I'm not game to shake it!

It came at exactly the right time - today is the only day I'm at home this week, and if anyone else had taken delivery of it, it may not have remained intact!
I was also having quite a trying morning, so it gave me a real lift.   :)

Thanks SS   :-*

I have organised part of my SS's gift and have ideas for the rest.  Just need to pull it all together and send it off, or maybe I already have  :P
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 05, 2013, 11:52:19 am
I love all this outsourcing with secret Santa stuff. POK . WOW! Don't you be opening it yet.

I should have thought about POK  but  my trip to Tassie proved sooooo interesting.

I don't know who my SS was last year and I  don't want to know this year either.

Grrt
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: sue_purrb on November 05, 2013, 12:06:32 pm
I'm not tempted to open it, Gert. I have no idea what it could be, but it's just delicious to have it sitting there, knowing that someone chose it just for me.  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 05, 2013, 12:14:11 pm
Very exciting. I love seeing the photos of them all. Places like Book Depository, POK, Kitchenwarehouse and others are so exciting.

Super effort there SS people.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 05, 2013, 07:16:19 pm
Have you got a smart phone or iPad? 

Gert
Sorry to be so long responding, Gert, we just got back from our Tasmanian holiday last night and there are 5 pages of posts to catch up on on here.

I've got Android (Samsung), but also a digital camera.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 05, 2013, 08:15:47 pm
Yes, I was feeling very spoilt yesterday  :)  and so lovely to receive something especially chosen for me. So very nice.  Been put to use already  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 05, 2013, 08:18:00 pm
Well you can download you pics froM your digital camera to your PC and upload directly it the forum from there. You may have todjust the size on your photo thingy on you PC first. Or maybe Tapatalk have an app for android . I know nothing about android devices.

Actually we should discuss this in the iPad tips and tricks thread or start and android tips and tricks thread. I'll start that and we can go there.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 05, 2013, 09:27:24 pm
Exciting that people are already receiving their gifts. I still have no idea what I'm going to buy mine  ??? I'm hoping to go shoppping to an area in Melbourne that has some more unusual shops on Saturday so maybe then although I really don't have much to go buy with my person so not sure what to even look for.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 05, 2013, 11:09:20 pm
I'm sure your SS will be happy with whatever you choose wonder , buy something you like or like me buy 2 one for them and one for you. Lol
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 05, 2013, 11:12:37 pm
I'm sure your SS will be happy with whatever you choose wonder , buy something you like or like me buy 2 one for them and one for you. Lol

That's what I did :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2013, 01:20:06 am
I'm sure your SS will be happy with whatever you choose wonder , buy something you like or like me buy 2 one for them and one for you. Lol

Me too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 06, 2013, 01:35:28 am
That's exactly what I was planning on doing. I know I'll be thrilled with whatever I get which I'm sure most taking part are.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: KarenH on November 06, 2013, 06:35:31 am
I received my gift from my SS today - and not knowing who it was from, I opened it   :-))  I was very lucky, and received a gift voucher for MJ Skincare, so that I can spoil myself with some of meganjanes gorgeous products!  A very thoughtful gift, and much appreciated!  Thank you SS  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 06, 2013, 06:42:01 am
Lovely thoughtful gift Karen.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2013, 07:06:57 am
It is a lovely gift. I wish I had thought of that!  I say that with lots of things and then forget the next year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 06, 2013, 09:32:12 am
SS posted a gift today to some one.... SSSSHHHHH :D

I LOVE SS
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 06, 2013, 09:41:23 am
Are you sure Robyn?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 06, 2013, 10:53:17 am
Lovely gifts Karen and Marie. It's getting very exciting. Must organise mine soon.....or have I already done so 😉
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 06, 2013, 10:13:53 pm
Still have no idea what to buy  :o
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 07, 2013, 12:24:03 am
While sitting.  sipping  and reading the paper I watched out the front door whe the postie on her bike looked up, waved at me and set a package Dow. Yet the mail box. I leapt up and discovered it was not my SS gift but a lovely special gift from a very special person .

I have finished the first chapter and am cursing having to go out foraging for food as I reckon I will have to read this rollicking  good yarn straight through. Love it love it. After DH's reads it ,  I will pass it on to the first member who would like to read "a beguiling Australian Western by a writer of astonishing talent" about Hobart town set in 1830.

Infamy by Lenny Bartulin. Just published.

Thank you for thinking of me dear friend.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/07/qejusu9y.jpg)
Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 07, 2013, 12:39:17 am
That is so lovely Gert, those surprises are just the best
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 07, 2013, 05:48:05 am
For all those struggling with an idea Tea2 has free shipping until Christmas . I am off shopping some more.

Gett
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 07, 2013, 06:29:43 am
Oh dear Gert. I didn't need to know that!!!
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 07, 2013, 06:31:47 am
Oh dear Gert. I didn't need to know that!!!
:D :D ;D

I am going shopping for my SS next week  ;) ;) ;) ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 07, 2013, 06:39:01 am
My SS shopping is all finished, wrapped and ready to post. Might wait a week or so before posting.:) :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 07, 2013, 07:00:04 am
Will be posting my SS tomorrow. :) :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 07, 2013, 11:42:27 am
I have mine wrapped and ready to send going to NSW somewhere.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 07, 2013, 11:43:04 am
Or was it QLD!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2013, 12:51:38 pm
Could be either Bedlam. Maybe have been NT or was that ACT. I will have to go and check my paperwork.  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 08, 2013, 07:51:49 am
Posted my SS parcel today to an address in Australia. ;D

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 08, 2013, 08:34:53 am
Posted my SS parcel today to an address in Australia. ;D
It's very exciting posting the parcel to your SS Margaret ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 08, 2013, 09:07:27 pm
I received a package from my SS yesterday, it's come from WA. I love surprises so happy to wait until opening day to find out what's inside and who my SS is.

I've also decided what to get my SS, I always like trying to buy gifts that are a little different and after reading a bit about my recipient I think it will be a good fit.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 08, 2013, 09:51:02 pm
Finally posted my SS yesterday.  Yes I got one for me also.    This event to me is extra special as with most other gift I usually know what I am getting.  Gert,  that was I nice surprise.  I am not surprised that someone would send you a pressie,  as you are a very special person.  You are generous, helpful and funny. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 08, 2013, 11:08:08 pm
I might post my SS off next week ... what do you think, SS recipient ... do you want yours now or do you want to wait until nearer Xmas?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 08, 2013, 11:41:07 pm
Aw shucks chookie. Not musical beans but different beans for you just for a change.

You can send my pressie now cuilidh.  Thanks.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 09, 2013, 12:56:11 am
Done - coming snail mail!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 09, 2013, 12:58:13 am
OK I will await the postie.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 09, 2013, 03:01:20 am
can't wait till the photos start being posted.....  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 09, 2013, 04:45:46 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/09/ezumymej.jpg)

Help needed.  Is this from my SS?  I picked it up from the PO this morning and I wasn't the only one to feel and shake it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 09, 2013, 04:49:44 am
You can open it chookie. See previous post.
Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 09, 2013, 09:38:05 pm
Yum
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on November 11, 2013, 10:44:52 am
There's a parcel waiting for me at the post office..... could be from SS, or could be Alyce's new book which I ordered last week. Can't get to the PO until Wednesday to find out, will keep you posted!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 11, 2013, 11:13:45 am
What I wonderful surprise to receive a parcel from my secret Santa today.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/11/y6ydysaq.jpg)
Of course, I had to open the clues. SS knew I would.
You should have heard my squeals. SS knows me so well. Clues. What a fantastic idea. I'm still giggling about it.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/11/7yvunary.jpg)
Of course the big one must be big pink frilly knickers!
The small one has me stumped. Maybe a book, diary or chocolate. Hmmm must wait to find out.
Thank you very much SS. You have made my day xox
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2013, 11:48:12 am
I love seeing the parcels coming in and your reactions to them.  I have one parcel sitting on my dining room table but it isn't from SS, just a very good friend.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: past94x on November 11, 2013, 11:59:07 am
Just got my SS on Saturday - thank you so much - posted mine off to New Zealand this morning. Hope it gets there in time for Santa!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 11, 2013, 08:27:35 pm
What a great idea Kimmy, your SS has really put some thought and research in by the looks of it.

Chookie, looks like we all know what's in that parcel  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 11, 2013, 08:52:54 pm
What a great idea Kimmy, your SS has really put some thought and research in by the looks of it.

Chookie, looks like we all know what's in that parcel  ;D

Yes Wonder,  and it is not SS.  We are certainly looking forward to enjoying these beans.  We feel very spoilt. 

Nice to see the parcels have started to arrive.  It is interesting to see who can resist the temptation to open.  Last year I was able to resist,  which surprised me.  And what a beautiful surprise it was.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2013, 09:02:20 pm
Very exciting. It is all starting to happen.
I received an exciting parcel the other day. Not SS but a dear friend.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 11, 2013, 09:04:36 pm
Wow all these extra presents, its certainly getting confusing  :-))

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: trudy on November 11, 2013, 11:21:19 pm
The postman has just delivered my SS present.  Hope I am strong enough to resist opening these lovely wrapped gifts.  Thankyou so much to my SS.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 12, 2013, 01:56:59 am
And gold plated too!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 12, 2013, 02:42:58 am
Lots of SS gifts arriving now!  Can't wait to see what they all are 😉😉😉

After seeing what people got last year, I ended up buying a few of them for myself - like the lemon squeezer 😄😄😄😄
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 12, 2013, 09:14:25 am
I came home today to find this envelope at my front door - I thought someone had died as I've never seen a black envelope before  ;D

I opened it because if it was from my SS they would have wrapped it in Christmas paper and said it was from my SS (I think).  Now who could possibly have sent me a T2 voucher - thank you very much secret admirer. I have just had a cup of peppermint tea (one of the samples enclosed).  Thought of you CC as I drank it as I bought some in for you when you stayed with me but I've never tried it. Just waiting for the beneficial effects of peppermint tea to kick in now  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 12, 2013, 09:31:24 am
Lucky you Judy  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 12, 2013, 09:35:27 am
Nice packaging but a bit off putting being black

Gert
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 12, 2013, 09:39:54 am
Loving the photos of the wrapped (and unwrapped of course) gifts :) guessing it's half the fun :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 12, 2013, 10:09:14 am
Nice packaging but a bit off putting being black

Gert
Some black wrapping is rather nice too. I think Marie's gift was black?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 12, 2013, 10:14:53 am
Looks gorgeous, Judy . .  different and quite elegant!! ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 12, 2013, 10:15:15 am
I love the black packaging - very dramatic.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 12, 2013, 11:44:41 am
Lovely surprise Judy. I like the black too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 12, 2013, 12:32:25 pm
What a wonderful surprise Judy 8) I think I drank all the peppermint tea at your house :D :D :D no wonder you didn't have any :D  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 12, 2013, 12:34:57 pm
That's a lovely surprise to arrive home to JD.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 12, 2013, 08:38:01 pm
lovely surprise judy
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 12, 2013, 11:32:29 pm
What a nice surprise to come home to Judy :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 13, 2013, 12:02:52 am
My SS came today, now trying to work out from who.. :-* :-* :-* :-*

Thank you SS :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on November 13, 2013, 01:20:19 am
Haven't got to the post office yet but I already know my SS parcel's not there because it was on my doorstep this morning when I came home!
Tapatalk won't let me post photos for some reason, will try later on the iPad.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 13, 2013, 03:17:11 am
My ss gift hasnt arrived yet.. Prob better off as im not the best at just letting it sit there lol.. Sent mine ages ago :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on November 13, 2013, 04:08:51 am
Darn, can't seem to load a picture. I'm not opening mine yet, still seems too early for Xmas! Thanks to my SS, who posted my parcel from a picturesque town in the Adelaide Hills  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 13, 2013, 04:42:12 am
Thank you SS, my pressie is here. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: KarenH on November 13, 2013, 05:48:31 am
Darn, can't seem to load a picture. I'm not opening mine yet, still seems too early for Xmas! Thanks to my SS, who posted my parcel from a picturesque town in the Adelaide Hills  ;)

Very sneaky deedub, peeking at the postcode - but just because it was posted in the Adelaide Hills, doesn't mean your SS is from there.   It could easily have been given to someone else to post just to confuse you  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 13, 2013, 08:48:44 am
I might post mine from Melbourne.....if I remember.  :). I left a pair of jeans I need at home! I can't really buy anymore as I have to cut 6 inches of anything I buy. I'm hoping that I can wear some other pants I brought with me by Friday.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 13, 2013, 09:01:02 am
My SS gift arrived yesterday.. all gorgeously wrapped in red and white striped cloth!!  A really beautiful idea !! Question is can I, should I wait until Dec 25!!!!????

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/13/apu5utab.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 13, 2013, 09:05:38 am
Oh what a dilemma GF :D :D :D can you be strong  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 13, 2013, 09:08:40 am
Seriously doubt it, CC !!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 13, 2013, 09:10:54 am
open it GF  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 13, 2013, 09:15:18 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D  Stirrer!!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 13, 2013, 09:23:35 am
Uni is naughty.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 13, 2013, 09:26:59 am
She may be naughty but she is so much fun  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 13, 2013, 09:28:33 am
GF save it for when you need a lift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 13, 2013, 09:39:40 am
She may be naughty but she is so much fun  ;D

That too And she can knit , sew , crochet, cook and bake not to mention dance,

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 13, 2013, 10:35:55 am
As well as making  the best limoncello and looking like an artists model  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 15, 2013, 12:05:34 am
this is so much fun. I am saving mine for xmas. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 15, 2013, 05:14:46 am
I'm saving mine.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 15, 2013, 05:28:22 am
Gert, sing you forgot sing......"you make me feel like dancing"
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2013, 05:33:28 am
shhhh . What goes on tour stays on tour.  ;D ;D ;D

Gett
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: rainbow on November 15, 2013, 05:33:46 am
My present has arrived, thank you Secret Santa, love the gold ribbon(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/15/eqazaraq.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 15, 2013, 06:12:18 am
It looks lovely rainbow.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 15, 2013, 07:41:58 am
Your SS has beautiful handwriting rainbow.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 15, 2013, 07:45:38 am
Your SS has beautiful handwriting rainbow.


Ummmmm have I seen that before?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 15, 2013, 08:36:25 am
Rainbow,  does it rattle?  Have you looked at the wrapping?  Are you going to open it or save it?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 15, 2013, 08:41:05 am
Does it smell?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: rainbow on November 15, 2013, 09:49:12 am
Not smelling or rattling, just enjoying 💓💓💓💓
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: rainbow on November 15, 2013, 09:50:12 am
DH Says it ticks LOL xxxxxx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 15, 2013, 10:34:06 am
LOL that is the sort of thing my DH would say.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on November 15, 2013, 10:40:40 am
I'm really enjoying seeing all the presents.
I can't wait to see what's in them!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on November 15, 2013, 11:25:42 pm
Just mailed my secret Santa to a location far away from me 😉
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 15, 2013, 11:39:33 pm
I've got a pic to post  ;D have we got a special topic for pics like last year or I'll start it?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 15, 2013, 11:54:26 pm
You can start it CP, it worked well last year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 16, 2013, 01:42:32 am
Just saw your SS gift CP - it is beautiful, what a lovely gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 16, 2013, 02:06:03 am
Your gift looks lovely CP, you are a very lucky lady indeed.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: KarenH on November 16, 2013, 02:08:58 am
I am going to be in Melbourne and Hobart next week - maybe I will post my present from either of those cities  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 16, 2013, 03:11:37 am
Yes lucky you CP  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on November 16, 2013, 03:15:39 am
Lovely present CP!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 16, 2013, 03:22:22 am
Beatutiful gift CP  - I bet that's going to be used on Christmas Day!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 16, 2013, 03:23:46 am
Lovely thoughtful present CP. Love POK and love outsourcing but I know we will all be receiving lovely thoughtful prezzies from our SS.

Might be posting mine soon I hate to get in too early and make someone wait .....or not CP! LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 16, 2013, 06:20:18 am
I'm like Bonsai, have to post a fair way so must do it as soon as I get home. It is all ready to go.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 16, 2013, 06:22:13 am
CP what a lovely gift. I can see why you were thrilled.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 16, 2013, 07:14:29 am
I'm like Bonsai, have to post a fair way so must do it as soon as I get home. It is all ready to go.

Ummmm . Do I believe that?

Gett
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 16, 2013, 07:18:16 am
CP, naughty to open so early but what a beautiful gift. You should rewrap and put it under the tree!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 16, 2013, 08:38:43 am
Lovely gift CP. ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 16, 2013, 09:05:03 am
I'm like Bonsai, have to post a fair way so must do it as soon as I get home. It is all ready to go.

Ummmm . Do I believe that?

Gett

It's either that or down the road and over the river Gert.  ;) :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 16, 2013, 09:31:28 am
CP, naughty to open so early but what a beautiful gift. You should rewrap and put it under the tree!

Good idea Bedlam. Come over and put the tree up for me  :D ha ha
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 16, 2013, 11:11:13 am
Lucky you CP.  At least we got a chance to enjoy it also. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 16, 2013, 07:32:28 pm
Lovely gift CP,   ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 16, 2013, 09:53:41 pm
Lovely pressie CP
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 17, 2013, 12:38:04 am
Lovely gift CP
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 18, 2013, 02:53:44 am
I think my SS gift has just arrived as the parcel Is from T2 and I haven't ordered from them :-)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/18/8yte6eju.jpg)

Love the wrapping and my favourite colours. Thank you so much SS and I can't wait to open it. Soooo exciting
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/18/pyvu4e7y.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 18, 2013, 03:54:10 am
How exciting MF.
Thanks for wishes, will get back to you soon.x
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 18, 2013, 07:55:19 am
open it MF u know u want 2

i am opening mine when i get it  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 18, 2013, 08:18:13 am
I had a parcel pick up slip at by front door today. ...I wonder if it is my SS!?!? I don't think I've ordered anything online lately, but I can never be sure :D:D:D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 18, 2013, 08:20:49 am
open it MF u know u want 2

i am opening mine when i get it  ;D

Very tempting Uni  ;D
I need more willpower though as I soooo want to open it. Maybe I will give in maybe not ;)

Same as me Jamberie but as my parcel says it from T2 I know it wasn't me who ordered it.its all very exciting
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 18, 2013, 08:36:56 am
If you really want to open it MF , maybe just the card first.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 18, 2013, 08:45:42 am
Open it open it  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 18, 2013, 08:52:40 am
I need willpower and you ladies are trying to lead me astray  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 18, 2013, 09:46:07 am
What a lovely parcel MF 8) Be strong and wait a little longer to open it :D :D
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 18, 2013, 10:07:17 am
I think once December rolls around everything changes :D:D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 18, 2013, 11:50:25 am
I've got my pressie all wrapped, and am just waiting for a random day to send it  ;D I wonder if my person will  open it straight away  :D I've got someone really nice, so if you think that sounds like you, keep your eyes peeled for the postie  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 19, 2013, 05:25:45 am
I think mine arrived DH said there is a box there for me yay yay  :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 19, 2013, 11:14:58 am
posting mine 2morrow
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 19, 2013, 01:16:22 pm
Did you open it Yvette? I have been sorely tempted but haven't as yet.
Thank you again SS  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 19, 2013, 09:02:38 pm
Well MF the paper just fell off  :-))

Will post photos tonight as internet wasn't working this morning.

Thanks Uni I love it  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 19, 2013, 09:14:08 pm
How do you know it is from UNI Yvette?  I don't want to know my SS. Or maybe I do.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 19, 2013, 09:16:02 pm
It was pretty obvious Gert by the postmark and what the present was :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 19, 2013, 10:30:54 pm
A bottle of Limoncello wrapped in a hand knitted bottle holder  with a lovely loaf of bread on the side. LOL!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 19, 2013, 11:11:52 pm
Lucky you yvette, sorted for Xmas with the limoncello.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 19, 2013, 11:44:15 pm
A bottle of Limoncello wrapped in a hand knitted bottle holder  with a lovely loaf of bread on the side. LOL!

Gert

LOL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 19, 2013, 11:46:44 pm
I've put mine in a safe place so I'm not even tempted.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 12:00:14 am
I couldn't do that Wonder - I lose things that are put in 'a safe place'  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 20, 2013, 12:07:51 am
I do that too Judy it was a nice surprise when I found $500.00 when I cleaned out my undies draw  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 20, 2013, 12:40:23 am
 :-X
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 20, 2013, 12:47:51 am
I do that too Judy it was a nice surprise when I found $500.00 when I cleaned out my undies draw  :)
That is brilliant, thank you for the laugh.  What a wonderful surprise in amongst your knickers!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 12:51:06 am
I'd tidy my undies drawer right now if I thought I'd be that lucky Yvette - unfortunately I know I would never have hidden any money in there.  What a great find  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 12:57:38 am
Delivery man has just delivered all this - I wonder if my SS is amongst them.  Off to check.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 20, 2013, 01:20:17 am
Wow Judy, that's an impressive looking set of packages.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 01:32:40 am
It sure is Wonder.  I received some vacuum sealing bags I'd forgotten I'd ordered, 1 of my POK orders, a gift from a lovely friend and I think I have received my SS present although I have no idea who James McCartney is.

Firstly to my dear friend, thank you so much for that - I do not have any ice-cream/gelato books at all even though I have given them to others as gifts.  Guess what I'll be reading in bed tonight ;D

Secondly, to the lovely person who sent the Bennaton bowls, this is a great gift and something I really wanted.  How did you know that ???  I can't thank you enough, you have really spoilt me but I am so appreciative of your generous gift.   :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 20, 2013, 01:42:29 am
Beautiful gifts Judy.   ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 20, 2013, 01:46:22 am
Have posted my SS gift today.  All I can say is that it went North, or should that be North West  Nah, definitely North East.  Well I always was directionally challenged  :-)) :-))  Any way it is on its way somewhere ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 20, 2013, 02:50:54 am
Great gifts Judy. I was reading about the Messina book the other day. Are either of them from SS or just more lovely forum friends?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 03:10:47 am
You are soooooo spoiled.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 03:21:59 am
Well I received a lovely surprise from a very naughty member. Tea2 has certainly been busy flying goodies all around the country,

Thank you dear friend.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/20/y6y6y6ar.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 03:38:37 am
I know who the book's from Wonder and I'm assuming the Benneton bowls are from my SS.  Maybe they would like to identify themselves, I'd certainly love to know who sent them.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 20, 2013, 03:48:52 am
I would be in 7th heaven if I had all that to open up! does the Messina book have ice cream recipes in it?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 03:51:55 am
Gelato recipes as far as I could see with a quick flick through CP.  Will know more after tonight.  I'm sure my Cuisinart came with a special gelato paddle, must check on that too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 20, 2013, 03:57:12 am
yes theres a special gelato paddle with your machine

my kids always take me to Messina so I can treat them when I'm in town. its so crazy to have to line up in a long queue for an ice cream
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 20, 2013, 05:37:41 am
Judy how wonderfully exciting for you and what gorgeous gifts. I have looked at the icecream book and of course love the banettons.

Were  any from your SS or don't you know?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 08:04:54 am
The bannetons are the only gift I think may be from my SS Cookie but I really don't know for sure.  Were you told my present had been posted?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 08:32:54 am
No card with the bannetons? Was that the one from POK?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 20, 2013, 08:40:32 am
I do that too Judy it was a nice surprise when I found $500.00 when I cleaned out my undies draw  :)
:o What a great surprise Yvette :D :D
Waiting to see the photo of your SS gift  ;) ;D

Lovely gifts Judy and Gert  8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 08:46:36 am
No Gert, POK's box is quite identifiable and I ordered that myself.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2013, 09:13:28 am
I think I have received my SS present although I have no idea who James McCartney is.

OK, I've finally had more time to read all the pamphlets that came with the bannetons  - James McCartney is baker/chef/lecturer at The Ministry of Bread in Victoria and the gift was sent direct from there.  My SS must be having a good laugh with me not working  that out straightaway. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 20, 2013, 09:39:20 am
My present has been wrapped and has been moved closer to the front door ready to take to the post office  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 10:04:10 am
My present has been wrapped and has been moved closer to the front door ready to take to the post office  :D

Me too.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 10:04:53 am
Oh wait I mailed it from Tassie!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 20, 2013, 10:36:29 am
Sorry CC tapatalk won't let me post my pics will try again tomorrow  >:(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 10:40:37 am
Tapatalk is working for me  tonight.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 20, 2013, 11:32:48 am
Lovely gifts ladies. All very exciting. Judy I am bound to secrecy with SS. I love it, I am always rushing off to see who is who's SS.
I think I posted my SS today, may have done it from Melbourne though. I may have posted someone else's SS today. Now I am confusing myself.  ???
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 20, 2013, 09:22:57 pm
I tried again to post photos Gert and still will not let me. It says the forum  or tapatalk is not allowing. I posted another photo a couple of days ago with no problems.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 20, 2013, 09:34:37 pm
Yvette you could delete Tapatalk and Re download. That might fix it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on November 20, 2013, 09:54:25 pm
Santa's sleigh may have passed by a couple of days ago to collect a parcel...  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 21, 2013, 02:15:41 am
He's passed by my house, too!! :)
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 21, 2013, 03:13:01 am
What a day! I thought my SS had visited earlier this week but no, it was the thermomat I ordered. I finished work early this afternoon and the postie dropped in with a Parcel from Santa at the North Pole :D  now.....to open or not to open.....
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 21, 2013, 04:41:00 am
open it.

I have been good, its still wrapped up... :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 21, 2013, 04:42:22 am
open it. my pressie is rather lonely on the photo's page  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 21, 2013, 04:42:32 am
Just found a parcel at my front door, thank you SS. I think I no who you are 😊
I'm  being good an not opening then yet. But that could all change In the next ten minutes lol.


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/21/u9u9a2ug.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 21, 2013, 04:47:54 am
Go on open it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2013, 05:55:03 am
Some people do very silly things when they send their SS gifts!  
I think I will put up a list of those who have received their gifts, to check my paperwork, and then I can add or delete if I have made an error.
Those who Have Received Their SS Gifts

Could you please let me know if I have made any mistakes with this, thanks.
Goldfish.  
Cornish Cream
Wonder
Trudy
Jeninwa
CP 63
Judy
Obbie
Rainbow
Yvette.
Jamberie
Karen H. ??
Sue_purrb
Deedub
Uni   ??
Snappy
KimmyH
Cuilidh
Bedlam
Past94x
DroverJess
mab19
McMich
Katiej
Bonsai
Chookie

Thanks everyone. I may be a little cheeky later on and send out reminders. Do you think that is cheeky? Please?

Thanks for the pm's folks. I left my list at home when I went to Melbourne and had a seniors moment or two.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 21, 2013, 06:21:40 am
Not cheeky at all cookie.

Gert I resisted. Will let you know when I open them. Lol
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 21, 2013, 07:04:37 am
Not at all Cookie.  Marina has hers too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 21, 2013, 07:48:15 am
Cookie,I have mine,still unopened!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2013, 07:53:12 am
Thanks. I've added you on.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 21, 2013, 09:07:12 am
Cookie I have mine thank you  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 21, 2013, 09:10:41 am
is there a particular day that everyone is going to open pressies?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 21, 2013, 09:11:04 am
Lovely gifts from your SS Yvette  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 21, 2013, 09:12:07 am
 Thanks CC there is also a puzzle I will put it together when I have some patience  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 21, 2013, 10:24:25 am
I love how she colour co-ordinated the contents with the wrapping paper Yvette.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2013, 11:20:20 am
No CP. I thought I would leave it up to the individual. If you need cheering up, open it. If you wish keep it until Christmas. As long as it is shared and hopefully commented on so that the SS givers can see.


Lovely SS gifts Yvette.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on November 21, 2013, 05:09:59 pm
I have received mine too Cookie  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 21, 2013, 09:26:04 pm
I'm still waiting on what I ordered for my SS to arrive. I was told it was going to be there last Saturday ready for pick up and when I rang them yesterday they said they were still waiting  :-\ Hopefully it will arrive soon.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2013, 12:03:09 am
It isn't December yet Wonder, don't worry. I guess if it gets late you could always send a card to your SS and say Merry Christmas and the gift is on its way.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 22, 2013, 02:33:04 am
My Secret Santa arrived today.  Decisions, decisions, should I open it or not. 

I have no idea who it is from but I do know it came from Western Australiia. 

Thank You Secret Santa.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 22, 2013, 04:45:18 am
Open it open it  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2013, 05:21:30 am
Such excitement. Will you or won't you?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 22, 2013, 05:33:57 am
Mab . Open it. Yvette wants to see it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 22, 2013, 08:07:37 am
 :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 22, 2013, 08:14:51 am
Maybe tomorrow :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 22, 2013, 08:22:55 am
But Mab, Yvette wants to see it today.  ;D ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 22, 2013, 08:31:20 am
me too. can you rip a tiny hole in the paper and at least have a guess what it is?
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 22, 2013, 08:52:53 am
You open yours Mab and I'll open mine 😍
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on November 22, 2013, 08:55:49 am
Ta da! This is what I found when I opened the parcel! I left it like this for seconds before putting it in the cupboard to prevent the temptation!
Thank you SS I am so very excited. And I may have even had a sneak at one of the gifts and a very good touch/feel of others  :-))
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 22, 2013, 08:58:19 am
What a treasure trove. Jamberie. Fun.
Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 22, 2013, 11:00:16 am
Tomorrow Yvette :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 22, 2013, 06:37:54 pm
Jamberie, from the looks of the postage label yours came from overseas ... very special and beautifully packaged.  I admire your restraint in not opening at least one of them.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2013, 09:02:33 pm
Still patiently waiting...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 23, 2013, 12:40:04 am
Good things come to those who wait  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2013, 01:14:46 am
Frozzie it will come. Your SS only lives in the North Pole. You drew the real Santa.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 23, 2013, 05:02:32 am
Ok I couldn't wait so here is my Secret Santa present.

A lovely patchwork apron with a sewing theme plus it is a nice generous fit so thank you SS.

A book called Material Obsession Two.  How did you know about my material stash ;D ;D

A magic vegetable slicer that makes nice vegetable garnishes. GS & I tried it out today and we made some carrot "spaghetti".  He thinks it's cool. :)

Thank you Secret Santa.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 23, 2013, 05:23:31 am
Nice presses Mab  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 23, 2013, 06:56:27 am
What lovely gifts Margaret 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 23, 2013, 07:46:59 am
Lovely presents.  Someone must know you well!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 23, 2013, 08:09:18 am
Love your presents Margaret.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 23, 2013, 08:30:36 am
Love your presents  Mab :)   :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2013, 09:25:45 am
How lovely. The carrot spaghetti sounds exciting. As everyone has said, someone knows you well.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 23, 2013, 09:37:17 am
Love your presents Mab.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 23, 2013, 10:30:58 am
What a lovely assortment Mab. I am very tempted to open mine.  Im thinkng on the first.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 24, 2013, 12:51:54 am
Lovely presents mab :)

Cookie and cp... Ok ok i will tryyyyyyyyyy to be patient lol... From the real santa huh ... !! 😄😄
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 24, 2013, 02:07:40 am
Great presents Mab
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 24, 2013, 02:54:22 am
Mab it looks like your SS has put a lot of thought into finding just the right present for you!  😀😀😀😀

I love the vegie slicer!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on November 24, 2013, 08:54:06 am
Mine has arrived.... Thankyou so very much SS from WA.

I needed a little pick me up so as cookie suggested I decided to peep in the post bag.
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/62fef9debb69d7f603978801c11573ce.jpg)

I loved the kangaroo paper
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/41175081f5bba7078934c93f43cb2cf1.jpg)

The parcel had opened itself down one side so I have had a little lookey and I have a very generous selection of presents and the most lovely poem specially for me.
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/95d56f202f9d0d27b706567d00b07376.jpg)

I feel much better now SS thankyou and I have tucked them away again for Christmas.
( if I don't do this they will get lost under the renovation mess which is going on far too long and has really got got me).
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/8f6e541ccdb26d5bf881eb6306891926.jpg)

Thanks again for your generosity.
(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/147527accba0c4ce7657b5089bafaada.jpg)

Ps will have to find somewhere warm for the cucumbers next year!

Sorry for big pics. I have gone out with iPad to find more broadband so hope this works.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 24, 2013, 08:56:29 am
DJ that is ever so lovely. Perhaps just what you needed. A kind SS.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 24, 2013, 09:29:35 am
Wow DJ what a good selection of pressies. Lucky gal. That should cheer you up a bit . Be nice to plant those seeds come Spring. And I wonder what the cook book is.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 24, 2013, 10:05:46 am
It looks as though it may be a Golden Wattle, although I may well be wrong.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 24, 2013, 10:41:57 am
Yes cookie I think you are right. That is an oldie but a goodie cookbook. I have not seen it but heard of it. Quite famous it is . DJ  should love it..
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on November 24, 2013, 11:12:01 am
I had to ask Mr Google, about the golden wattle cookbook, this is what he said.

A staple in many Australian kitchens since it was first published in 1926, The Golden Wattle Cookery Book has been a favourite for generations. With clear and easy to follow recipes, from barley water, to fricassee of chicken, to jam tarts, this classic book restores simplicity and ease to cooking. The Golden Wattle Cookery Book also contains all the hints that a novice or experienced cook could wish for, including helpful advice on what to look for when buying and preparing fresh produce. A charming Australian cookbook vital to every household.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 24, 2013, 11:22:31 am
Lovely selection of gifts there DJ, your SS did well in their choosing.  Something like this is guaranteed to give you a lift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 24, 2013, 12:35:28 pm
Lovely gifts DJ. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 24, 2013, 01:12:36 pm
We had The Golden Wattle at school. I love it, although mine is really falling to pieces now.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 24, 2013, 07:18:19 pm
I've been trying to prepare and send my SS present for about 3 weeks now, but keep getting delayed ... if everything goes to plan I will send it this week ... but then agian, things don't always go to plan so it might be next week ... or perhaps the following week ... definitely before Xmas 2015 anyway!  Hope my recipient is VERY patient!!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 24, 2013, 09:50:40 pm
Nice presents DJ  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on November 24, 2013, 10:39:34 pm
A lovely selection of gifts DJ. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 25, 2013, 12:04:02 am
Lovely presents DJ
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 25, 2013, 04:19:46 am
I've been trying to prepare and send my SS present for about 3 weeks now, but keep getting delayed ... if everything goes to plan I will send it this week ... but then agian, things don't always go to plan so it might be next week ... or perhaps the following week ... definitely before Xmas 2015 anyway!  Hope my recipient is VERY patient!!!

Life can keep us busy at times.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 25, 2013, 04:38:59 am
Hello Everyone,

I haven't been on the forum in what seems forever. I got a real lift and surprise when last week my SS gift arrived. I have no idea what it is. It has fragile written on the front in Big Letters so I can't shake it. Here's a pic - Will open it on Christmas Eve if I can wait that long. Thankyou to my SS  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on November 25, 2013, 09:08:01 am
My SS parcel arrived today, from WA,
It looks lovely, thank you whoever you may be.
I was very excited to receive it. I haven't opened it yet and will try and wait until closer to Xmas.

(Trying to take a photo, but of course it's not working)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on November 25, 2013, 09:11:30 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/25/yru4azyj.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 25, 2013, 09:16:41 am
Katie,  you lucky ducky,  that does look nice.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 25, 2013, 09:20:53 am
Lovely Katie. Very exciting .

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Brumington on November 25, 2013, 09:22:41 am
I love looking at all the SS stuff. I'm gutted I missed out this year taking part. Hopefully next year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 25, 2013, 09:28:35 am
Lovely gifts Katie 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 25, 2013, 10:08:36 am
Lovely gifts for a lovely lady.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 25, 2013, 10:26:08 am
So lovely and bright.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 25, 2013, 07:53:19 pm
Lovely Katie open it open it
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 25, 2013, 10:15:40 pm
Looks lovely Katie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: nazar on November 25, 2013, 11:17:50 pm
look what l found on my bed when l got home from work last night (my husband put it on the pillow for me  :)

l opened the postpak and look -  theres a tear

l will just have to peek and make the hole bigger and it just jumped out   :-)) ' l swear '









thank you ss for my gifts  l can not throw away my old beans as the bean weights are a lot nicer
and that's the biggest tea-towel l have ever seen ,and the cutest little tin and cotton
l love the scrubbies from helene there so useful
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on November 25, 2013, 11:26:59 pm
Finally caved in...! Thank you so much to my SS in WA!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
A beautiful red/white striped Enjo kitchen towel; a lovely (extremely useful!) mini colander; a pkt of Lindt (favourites!); ice cube tray (mini star shapes ideal for drinks!) and some really wow factor flavours from tastebom.com: strawberry powder, passionfruit powder,pineapple powder, porcini powder with black truffle, licorice root extract, sweet orange oil, and peppermint oil!!  Photo in the photo thread . . )
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 25, 2013, 11:38:33 pm
What fabulous gifts you both got, Nazar and Goldfish.  It's strange how some wrapping paper just seems to dissolve on contact, I've had that happen to me in the past as well.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 25, 2013, 11:42:35 pm
The excuses you girls make cracks me up  :D

Lovely gifts girls, nice to see them coming through at a faster rate now.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 12:28:40 am
Well. I think I is not good enough the wrapping papers with holes.. Lol!

Wonderful gifts and the silicone weights I have never seen. I would toss my old beans out any day for those.


Nice pressies.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 26, 2013, 12:58:59 am
Goldfish's SS - please come and tell us about this Tastebom.  I have never heard of it so just had to Google - I love the concept of natural flavorings and would love hear a review from anyone who has used them.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 26, 2013, 01:12:07 am
Lovely presents GF and Nazar lucky girls  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 26, 2013, 02:30:43 am
great pressies
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 26, 2013, 02:44:35 am
Wonderful gifts ladies and some very useful items there  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on November 26, 2013, 03:22:20 am
Secret Santa has arrived - to open or not??  I'm on holiday next week and I suspect the gift could be very handy!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/uvuvu9yg.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/ydudasyp.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 26, 2013, 03:27:39 am
Open it  :-* I love looking at the pressies
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 26, 2013, 04:01:48 am
Yes open it  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2013, 04:21:34 am
The girls will lead you astray on here Bonsai, I'll join them - open it, you know you want to LOL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 04:42:46 am
Go on Yvette wants you to open it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 26, 2013, 04:58:49 am
I had a message from Cookie today when I got home from work. My SS has been in touch and said I could open my parcel as the gifts were wrapped. So I opened it up. Beautiful wrapping paper. Also SS said that one was very fragile and hoped it made the journey in one piece. I think it is the gift from Selfridges? It is all intact. I also have a lovely gift bag to put the pressies in under the tree  ;D  I do love a gift bag and this one is extra pretty.  ;D

I'm very lucky receiving 3 gifts and if I just can't contain myself then I could just open one present - couldn't I?????
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 06:12:28 am
Dear dear Michelle. Bless you child. Of course you can open one. RIGHT NOW!  Yvette wants to see.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 06:14:33 am
Bonsai open it. Go on. What could it be to use on holidays?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 06:18:50 am
There is a very brazen Forum Santa going around sending surprise gifts . Very bad girls get coal and rotting potatoes so be careful you.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/u2unaret.jpg)

Now I will have to go out for lunch. I'll take you all with me and post a pic.

Thank you .

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 26, 2013, 06:48:39 am
Gert stop blaming it on me  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2013, 06:58:33 am
Lucky you Gert. That will be a real chore to have to go out to lunch at the boating club, just enjoy it - I would  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 26, 2013, 06:59:27 am
NO NO, don't open them.  Xmas is such a stressful time ,  you are going to need cheering up as the 25th gets closer.
I rushed to the PO today and was given a very large parcel and written on the front was ' not SS'  . All the staff at the PO inspected the parcel and had a guess as to what is in side.   So I opened it.  It was a beautiful book on Gelato, Messina.  This very kind person knows me very well.  as I bought the very same book last week at Readings.  I will return the one I bought as I love books that have been given to me.  Such a nice reminder of very nice people.  Thank you
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 26, 2013, 07:00:08 am
Dear dear Michelle. Bless you child. Of course you can open one. RIGHT NOW!  Yvette wants to see.

Gert

Yvette??? :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 26, 2013, 07:05:05 am
Gert, that will be one tough job, going to lunch.  How lovely to receive such a lovely gift.  Enjoy  ;D

Chookie, my book also arrived today so will have something to read tonight.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2013, 07:05:44 am
This thread really makes my day, keep those SS & surprise presents coming - it's uplifting for all of us.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 26, 2013, 07:44:00 am
Lovely gifts from your SS girls.It puts a smile on my face the joy that it brings to everyone ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 26, 2013, 07:44:50 am
Open one McMich!  😎😎😎😎
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 26, 2013, 08:01:24 am
Maybe Snappy? I'm travelling OK so far.

Last years SS sent me a great calendar with a kitchen tip for each day of the year. I have had such fun reading them each day and DH has given me some strange looks when I've implemented them. Coming up to Christmas there are some great tips. Thankyou to last years SS.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 26, 2013, 08:03:20 am
 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 26, 2013, 08:09:08 am
Well, no secret now  ;D 

CC was my Santa last year.

I've enjoyed the calendar so much. DH was in hysterics when he came out to find me sucking a teaspoon whilst chopping onions ( stops you from crying ). It does  -  quite the art to hold a spoon in your mouth, not dribble and chop onions  ???  I wish I had kept them, although at the end of the day I turned them over and used the back for shopping lists.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 08:30:32 am
Gert stop blaming it on me  :-*

Ok UNI wants everyone to open their pressies.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 08:31:27 am
Lucky you Gert. That will be a real chore to have to go out to lunch at the boating club, just enjoy it - I would  :D

Maybe I should save it for when the next forum member visits me .

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 26, 2013, 08:33:42 am
I thought you had a DH Gert  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 26, 2013, 08:39:32 am
I thought you had a DH Gert  ;)

Yeeeeeees but.........
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 26, 2013, 09:23:32 am
Lovely gifts girls.
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 26, 2013, 10:32:36 am
Lol gert :)

Got a surprise yay yay yay ... Made my day.. Love surprises.. Thank you to the lovely lady herself :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/5ygusa8y.jpg)
In a black post bag :)

And......

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/26/se7ahy4e.jpg)

The kids were wrapped.. Dd was busting to have a bath tonight after eyeing the mr men bath/shower gels (love that you can open and close them so i could refill them for her to play with :))) and ds loves the lego head sharpener and mama loves her gifties too.. The chrissy tree bottle stopper is very cute.. Love them all.. Xx

Looking forward to trying out the lettuce knife .. Never knew such a thing existed :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 26, 2013, 11:08:21 am
I spent a day in hospital ( no dramas, all has turned out well) and tonight I come on here and see all these gifts. And of course Gert Yvette needing them all opened. I love it. Thank you all Secret Santas this is so exciting. I am having great fun.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 26, 2013, 11:47:50 am
Just found out my lovely surprise isnt from my ss .. Have to say im feeling very blessed.. Thankyou to the very special lady who surprised me xx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on November 26, 2013, 01:10:20 pm
Have resisted the urge to open my present so far but am really pleased that my SS liked her gift - quite a boost to know you have found something someone really likes. A win-win 😊
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 26, 2013, 07:49:20 pm
Glad you are ok Cookie  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on November 26, 2013, 08:35:09 pm
I have read all the comments about my lovley cookbook but because the parcel had split and I photographed it I have put it away until nearer Christmas and for safety as everything is currently lost in the Reno mire.....
I shall look forward to to it nearer the time.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 27, 2013, 12:34:15 am
The best fun is in the actual use and exploring of the gift DJ.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on November 27, 2013, 02:13:21 am
I am loving this thread. So many gorgeous gifts and so many things to add to the wishlist ;D 
Very happy that you are all good Cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 27, 2013, 07:23:43 am
I received a very special surprise in the mail today.  Thank you special lady, you made my day.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/27/ja7uvu8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on November 27, 2013, 11:23:21 am
A lot of lovely gifts to very deserving people. This is a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on November 27, 2013, 09:03:16 pm
I got another parcel today.

Not a SS but a present from a very generous and special forum friend. Thank you so much.

I am saving it.

(http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh621/Droverjess/6cdf6f56f8d7f97e7bce9c102af4a35f.jpg)

Will post in due course. It is sitting on my newly varnished mantle piece  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 27, 2013, 09:28:25 pm
Oh DJ I love that tea scoop/infuser. Think I may have to get that. Is that a tea towel too. Noice!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on November 27, 2013, 09:29:48 pm
Wasn't me Gert!
LOL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 27, 2013, 09:36:58 pm
Wasn't me Gert!
LOL

Teach me to scroll up and not down!  That was Emme. Lucky gal. Wonder what is in your box DJ. Is it heavy?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 27, 2013, 09:41:14 pm
All fantastic presents, and a few extra lucky recipients with extra gifts. It's great seeing what everyone is receiving. Mine is going to stay wrapped until at least mid December.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on November 27, 2013, 10:36:20 pm
I opened mine this morning, photo in photo thread.

Thankyou again SS :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 27, 2013, 11:30:54 pm
Lovely gifts obbie.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 28, 2013, 06:02:42 am
Beautiful gifts Robyn - love the runner.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 28, 2013, 06:47:30 am
Oh DJ I love that tea scoop/infuser. Think I may have to get that. Is that a tea towel too. Noice!

Gert
Gert, yes a wonderful tea towel, I have been spoilt
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 28, 2013, 08:06:15 am
I agree with Gert Marie. I have a scoop like that and love it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 28, 2013, 08:08:29 am
More lovely gifts 8) We have some great shoppers here  :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 28, 2013, 08:17:58 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/y8ygude8.jpg)

Well, it got the better of me. I decided I had to open my special parcel. What a beautiful gift and even more special as it is hand made from English oak. No prizes for guessing who my wonderful secret Santa is. Thank you very much it will be treasured by me and my family.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 28, 2013, 08:20:54 am
So lovely and so very special.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2013, 08:22:50 am
Mmm, now let me think about that for a while - ah yes, I know who that's from  ;)   Lucky you Denise, these mills are beautifully made.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 28, 2013, 08:47:43 am
Wow Denise. How wonderful.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 28, 2013, 08:53:32 am
Wow Bedlam, beautiful!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 28, 2013, 09:07:32 am
That is beautiful Bedlam ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 28, 2013, 09:16:44 am
Looks beautiful Bedlam I think I can guess your SS

Lovely gifts too Robyn
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 28, 2013, 09:19:16 am
We have all had some pretty special pressies. I really must get cracking on my SS gift!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on November 28, 2013, 10:11:24 am
Wonderful presents.
It's so lovely to see everyone so pleased with their great gifts.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 28, 2013, 11:08:59 am
Went to the PO again today.  Thought it was the eTag,  but a.  much much nicer surprise.  I think it must be from my SS.  It is very large and very heavy.  It is from NSW ,  I think.  I am not going to open it.  I think.  Thank you very much for this lovely surprise SS.  I will post a photo of the unopened parcel. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 28, 2013, 11:10:39 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/28/8a5u4a6a.jpg)

Hope this is in the correct spot.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 28, 2013, 11:14:09 am
Ah ha. ! Interesting . Go on and open it,

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 28, 2013, 11:21:55 am
Yeah Chookie!  Gert wants to see it 😃
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 28, 2013, 06:28:57 pm
Gert will have to wait.!  I want to open it also.  This will be a real test of willpower.  It really is very exciting as I usually know what I am getting for Xmas as well as Birthdays . 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 28, 2013, 11:30:23 pm
Yes open it Chookie Gert wants to see it  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2013, 01:38:00 am
Chookie I am like you. I usually know my gifts, so this will be a lovely surprise from a lovely SS

Dear Gert, you are right about posting your SS gift off, it will have to go soon. Otherwise the organiser may send you an email saying DO IT.  :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 29, 2013, 04:01:58 am
I am another one that always knows what I am getting (usually buy it)  :D :D ;D so I love surprises too.
Chookie I am like you. I usually know my gifts, so this will be a lovely surprise from a lovely SS

Dear Gert, you are right about posting your SS gift off, it will have to go soon. Otherwise the organiser may send you an email saying DO IT.  :D :D

 :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 29, 2013, 06:03:04 am
I want everyone to open their gifts, especially my SS.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 29, 2013, 06:27:18 am
I'm beginning to worry that the parcel I sent to my recipient has got lost in the post because I haven't seen it coming up on here yet ... I do hope it arrives safely soon.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 29, 2013, 06:35:24 am
Chookie I am like you. I usually know my gifts, so this will be a lovely surprise from a lovely SS

Dear Gert, you are right about posting your SS gift off, it will have to go soon. Otherwise the organiser may send you an email saying DO IT.  :D :D

Ok. Boss I will put it in the mail
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 29, 2013, 06:52:39 am
I had a very full day at the course I'm attending and opened part of my gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 29, 2013, 06:54:44 am
That is beautiful mcmich

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 29, 2013, 07:02:10 am
Isn't it just superb? - so pretty - I love it  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 29, 2013, 07:02:59 am
Michele,  beautiful and all in one piece.!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on November 29, 2013, 07:13:41 am
That is really beautiful Michele  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2013, 07:15:15 am
That's what I thought too Chookie.  Lovely Michele.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on November 29, 2013, 07:35:38 am
It is very delicate - and even my SS was wondering if it arrived in one piece?

Delivered safe and sound - very much appreciated - it is beautiful  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 29, 2013, 07:37:07 am
A very beautiful gift Michele 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on November 29, 2013, 08:10:25 am
Lucky you mich, it's lovely
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on November 29, 2013, 08:20:32 am
Yes lovely.. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on November 29, 2013, 09:46:01 am
Just gorgeous McMich!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on November 29, 2013, 09:55:19 am
Lovely Mich :)

I wonder if my SS has turned up in someones mail yet :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on November 29, 2013, 09:57:08 am
Loving all the gifts. Michelle that is gorgeous. Must have been well packed.
My gift is still wrapped. Think I will leave it that way for a few more days.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2013, 11:08:42 am
So delicate Michele.

Well done Gert, I knew you would get it posted.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 29, 2013, 08:06:21 pm
Lovely present Mich glad you caved and opened it [ :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 29, 2013, 09:39:47 pm
Lovely present Mich glad you caved and opened it [ :)

Me too ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 30, 2013, 04:24:53 am
You are too cheeky Gert xx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on November 30, 2013, 06:21:10 am
We put the tree up today and my SS present is looking very lonely sitting under there all by itself. I'm going to hold off opening it for a little while longer, just to keep you all in suspense!
I hope my SS recipient got their pressie....
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2013, 08:03:50 am
i am leaving in 18 days, when is it going to arrive  :-))
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on November 30, 2013, 08:15:52 am
We put the tree up today and my SS present is looking very lonely sitting under there all by itself. I'm going to hold off opening it for a little while longer, just to keep you all in suspense!
I hope my SS recipient got their pressie....

Our tree is going up tomorrow on 1st. Cp's teacher told him if you want special luck put it up on 1st, it was the day that I decided that I was putting it up on 28th nov!! So he wouldnt let me >:(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2013, 08:29:27 am
no tree for me again this year ,maybe next year
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on November 30, 2013, 08:33:23 am
i am leaving in 18 days, when is it going to arrive  :-))
Hope yours hasn't gone the way mine seems to have gone (or not gone as the case may be) - I sent my present off a week ago and it hasn't arrived yet and, no, it wasn't addressed to you Uni so you are still in with a chance.  Perhaps your SS is holding back as long as possible to build up the anticipation!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2013, 08:36:43 am
 ;D i did have a parcel sent back 2 sender last week call the depo and paid $11 to get it resent it was only the chai seeds that i ordered  :-))
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 30, 2013, 08:46:59 am
;D i did have a parcel sent back 2 sender last week call the depo and paid $11 to get it resent it was only the chai seeds that i ordered  :-))

That was a bummer uni.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 30, 2013, 08:51:14 am
no tree for me again this year ,maybe next year


Uni I had not had a tree since 1962. It does not make me a bad person ;D ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2013, 09:13:15 am
i cant remember last time we had a tree, maybe i will put one up in bali  ;D

1962 is a very long time ago Gert do your kids knoe what a Xmas tree is lol
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on November 30, 2013, 09:17:25 am
i cant remember last time we had a tree, maybe i will put one up in bali  ;D

1962 is a very long time ago Gert do your kids knoe what a Xmas tree is lol

Don't know. Never asked.

My DS and family have certainly never had one being Hari Krishnas  and my DD never had kids and never had one that I know about.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on November 30, 2013, 09:24:58 am
 ;D LOL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on November 30, 2013, 11:25:23 am
i am leaving in 18 days, when is it going to arrive  :-))
Hope yours hasn't gone the way mine seems to have gone (or not gone as the case may be) - I sent my present off a week ago and it hasn't arrived yet and, no, it wasn't addressed to you Uni so you are still in with a chance.  Perhaps your SS is holding back as long as possible to build up the anticipation!

Don't panic yet Marina. We have had some take 2-3 weeks and they didn't have too far to go.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on November 30, 2013, 07:40:34 pm
We always put up the tree and decorate the house but DD doesn't cone home until tomorrow so I'll wait as it's the one thing I always try and get the kids to do together.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on November 30, 2013, 08:47:14 pm
No tree for us this year as we will be away
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on November 30, 2013, 09:15:52 pm
My SS pressie was at the PO for a few days last year before they got around to letting me know.  Very bad management.  We now have new managers and are very well looked after as Ral taught the new manager.  Lucky us. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 01, 2013, 12:27:44 am
It's officially December!  I'm going to open it!  😉😉
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 01, 2013, 12:49:45 am
What a perfect gift for you snappy - I wonder if you will be able to convert some recipes to share with us.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 01, 2013, 12:56:23 am
thats a lovely book for you snappy, your SS must have done some background research on you. well done SS!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 01, 2013, 01:45:24 am
Great gift Snappy. I love seeing everyone's presents
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2013, 03:12:07 am
Snappy what a lovely gift. How very thoughtful of your SS. I just had to run and peek to see who it was. Such a lovely person.
Yvette I love seeing the opened gifts too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 01, 2013, 03:13:49 am
Ha ha, the benefits of being the SS organiser - you know everything cookie LOL.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 01, 2013, 09:10:40 am
What a gorgeous book Snappy 8) You are going to have years of fun cooking from it ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on December 01, 2013, 09:14:13 am
Snappy - that's a wonderful book!!  Looking forward to your recipe reviews soon!! ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2013, 09:53:36 am
Jeninwa I love your gifts. I have a scraper thing like that and after turning bread dough out of the thermomix bowl I only ever use the scraper to punch the air out and fold it. The YolkR looks interesting.  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on December 01, 2013, 10:27:40 am
Jeninwa I love your gifts. I have a scraper thing like that and after turning bread dough out of the thermomix bowl I only ever use the scraper to punch the air out and fold it. The YolkR looks interesting.  ;)

Don't you have a yolkR cookie, I thought for sure you would have one. :) :) :)
DH was eyeing off the scraper, told him to buy his own :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 01, 2013, 11:11:34 am
Yes Jeninwa I do have a YolkR.  :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 01, 2013, 11:24:52 pm
Great presents Jen.

I noticed Judy commented in the PHOTOS ONLY section  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 01, 2013, 11:42:34 pm
Yep, did it again - bad, bad girl.  Not setting a good example am I girls  ;D

I have deleted it so will say it again here - some nice presents there Jen  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 01, 2013, 11:45:20 pm
Haha Judy I was just stiring you  :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 01, 2013, 11:48:09 pm
If I do something wrong, please do stir me Yvette - I appreciate it. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 01, 2013, 11:59:30 pm
Saw your post as well, Judy ... who moderates our moderators ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 02, 2013, 12:28:08 am
Saw your post as well, Judy ... who moderates our moderators ;D

I think it must be the other moderators. If we all muck up then it means we must all be asleep.  ;D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 02, 2013, 01:41:52 am
We have some very sharp eyed people on here and don't you worry, they soon let me know if I have done something wrong   :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 02, 2013, 02:19:52 am
I saw it too judy, but given I picked on you a bit last Christmas, thought I would leave it up to someone else 😉😛😊
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 02, 2013, 06:48:51 am
Guess what was at the post office today?
I have to decide whether I have been naughty or nice, think it will be the naughty one first or maybe the nice one.  Can't decide.  A very big thank you SS
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/02/e8a2uneh.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 02, 2013, 07:05:35 am
You've probably been a bit of both Marie so you will have to open both of them  ;)  Nice to see your SS has a sense of humour.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 02, 2013, 07:07:25 am
More excitement. I am loving this.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 02, 2013, 09:16:50 am
Just catching up after being on hols for a week. :D

Everyone has been receiving some lovely SS gifts. :) :)
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on December 02, 2013, 10:02:35 am
So now that it is December I don't feel so bad for opening my SS gifts.... mmmm. Tempation gets greater each day! Maybe the next step is to put them under the tree...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 02, 2013, 10:51:57 am
I hope you had a nice break Margaret.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 02, 2013, 11:51:40 am
Emme,  what fun.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 03, 2013, 12:38:34 am
I hope you had a nice break Margaret.

A lovely quiet time thanks Judy and so long overdue. :)
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 05:51:58 am
Is this from my SS?  I am a wee bit upset if it is because it was very expensive to post andI feel really terrible about that.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/a3u4uby4.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 05:55:20 am
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/dy6edu8e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/4a9e3yny.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 05:57:27 am
OMG. It is from a poet too.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/y4abasar.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 03, 2013, 06:00:09 am
Wow Gert. Open it, open it. Is it your SS? They obviously know you well.
A poet as well, with lovely printing. I wonder which Santa that is from?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 06:14:26 am
A very generous one cookie. Next year whoever is in charge please choose someone from the next suburb or specify it must fit into a normal envelope. I am agahst at the cost of sending it up  here and I am near tears. My I please send the cost of the postage back to you cookie and you can post it to my SS?

No I am in tears I feel so bad

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 06:21:01 am
Gretchen, people only do what they want to - no-one is forced to pay excessive amounts for presents or postage and if they have then just go along with it and know that they obviously think you are very special.  Now, open that goddam parcel woman and share your joy with us all  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on December 03, 2013, 06:34:10 am
What Judy said and hurry up and open it please.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 06:35:08 am
I am no more special than anyone else on the forum and I hope it has not been a burden. I m actually mortified.

Not going near it yet. It is quite heavy. It came from Perth.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 03, 2013, 07:19:50 am
As Judy said your SS was happy enough to pay the cost, so I'm sure they wouldn't be wanting to make you feel bad, and would be happy for you to accept in the spirit in which it was given. Enjoy the gift it looks amazing.

I finally got my gift, just need to wrap and post now, after purchasing for my recipient I couldn't help but purchase one for myself  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on December 03, 2013, 07:20:52 am
What a beautiful looking present, I love the wrapping.
Can't wait to see what's inside, open it Gert!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 03, 2013, 07:28:12 am
I was lying in bed today feeling snuffly and sorry for myself when I heard a knock on the door. I debated whether to get out of bed or not, and am glad that I did as it was our lovely delivery lady with my SS parcel all the way from.......
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/uvymuny8.jpg)

It made me feel much better. Thank you SS
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 03, 2013, 07:32:20 am
Enjoy the present Gert.We are lucky to belong to an unique group who think highly of each other and show this in their generosity to each other.
Love the gift wrapping ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 07:35:38 am
Now I wonder who that could be from ES - mmm  :D  I'm glad it gave you a lift when you are feeling ill.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on December 03, 2013, 07:42:28 am
Received my ss gift today.. Said open one stage then another and it just unravelled so didnt open it on purpose.. But here it is..

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/qe3yte9e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/ure9uzu5.jpg)

It is a sml bottle of vanilla essence and I have no idea what the fabric thing is??? Obviously you put something in the middle but im a bit lost have to say???

Thankyou for the gift
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 07:44:28 am
I think you put scones, bread rolls, buns or muffins in them Kim. They are gorgeous, can't remember where I've seen it - on here somewhere maybe?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 07:46:36 am
Frozzie that is beautiful. You can but bread rolls or muffins in it for the table.

Oops JD you are too fast.

You can never have too much real vanilla essence.

Gert
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on December 03, 2013, 07:47:20 am
We have some from france that are square and rectangular like this that tie at each corner

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/re7e3u2y.jpg)

And just found a photo of this.. Makes more sense lol.. Interesting gift ! Lovely thankyou :)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/anyhazu8.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 07:49:59 am
Oh I am going to enjoy it for sure when I open it when I get over the shock! It does seem most unfair.

Yes CC we certainly are eclectic group.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 07:51:30 am
Sue did you open it you poor thing?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 07:57:37 am
Glad you worked out what it is for Kim - 1 item in each pouch.  It is lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 03, 2013, 08:04:23 am
Kim, that is lovely
Gert, I am going to be very patient and open it closer to Christmas. It helps that we are going on holiday this week if I can shift this bug  :-\
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: sue_purrb on December 03, 2013, 08:06:13 am
That's such a pretty fabric, Frozzie. It would make a lovely centrepiece.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 08:07:20 am
Ooooo I hope that bug buggers off. Where are you going for hols.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 03, 2013, 08:11:35 am
Taking the kids to the Gold Coast for the first time. We have flights, accom and car hire booked, but nothing else. All will be well once I get on that plane :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 08:14:06 am
That will be a lot of fun. Are you sure you don't want to open it now!!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 03, 2013, 08:18:49 am
Yep - the anticipation is half the fun ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 03, 2013, 08:37:04 am
That holder is lovely Frozzie, I've seen them used for scones and dinner rolls and they always look lovely. We have a small 1950's tea room near us and they use them to serve scones.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 03, 2013, 08:37:33 am
you girls are so strong  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 08:40:11 am
I mightn't be CP it is sitting at my feet now.

Gert
Title: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on December 03, 2013, 09:11:52 am
I think Chookie has one of those and she had her lovely scones in it at her lunch

ES I hope you're feeling better soon and able to enjoy your holiday.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 03, 2013, 09:28:23 am
Good will power ES :D :D I still haven't opened mine either ;)
Lovely gift Kim. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 09:51:00 am

I think Chookie has one of those and she had her lovely scones in it at her lunch


Ah that's where I saw one - thanks Katie, your memory is brilliant.  Wonder, you obviously didn't remember where you saw it either so that makes me feel a bit better :D

Get better quickly ES, your holiday sounds wonderful and the kids will absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on December 03, 2013, 10:27:23 am
Here's the photo from Chookie's.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/hapuge3u.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on December 03, 2013, 10:39:01 am
Thanks for the pic katie.... I had never seen them before.. Im sure it will make a lovely centrepiece and here I was thinking it was some kind of elaborate bottle holder lol. .. Lovely and unique.. Where do they originate from?? Anyone know??
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 03, 2013, 11:32:25 am
Absolutely lovely gifts ladies. Gert, open it. Your secret Santa is probably fretting over it this very minute. I am positive that they have only done something they wanted to do. I haven't been bashing anyone up over here.  :) ;) ;) ;)
Your lovely parcel may be filled with coal!

I am so pleased they are all starting to turn up.

MF if you receive another gift you will know that isn't your SS. If you don't then it must be your SS.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 11:52:24 am
Of course you are right cookie. I will open it in the morning. It is beautifully wrapped . Too dark to take a pic now but first thing tomorrow. I am looking forward to it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 03, 2013, 11:59:12 am
I will have to peek as soon as I pack everyone off to Car Club and work. I'll sit down with a coffee and my iPad.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 03, 2013, 06:37:19 pm
Frozzie, that really brings back memories ... I remember those 'bun / scone' holders from when I was a child but hadn't seen them again until Chookies earlier this year and also saw some whilst I was in Europe in June.  It's very colourful.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 03, 2013, 08:12:25 pm
What a lovely gift Frozzie.. :)
Brings back memories for me too Cuilidh as I remember mum using one when she had friends over for afternoon tea.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 03, 2013, 08:58:19 pm
Lovely pressies everyone.

On postage Gert I feel the same about the parcels I have received from SS's this year and last or other generous forum members. The surprise parcel is still waiting on my mantelpiece. It makes me smile every day.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 03, 2013, 09:25:07 pm
Frozzie, I bought my scone holder in Hong Kong years ago.  I use it on special occasions,  ( please note the jar of Vegemite in the photo,  thanks Katie) ;D
My SS gift has shifted from the kitchen/ dinning room to the lounge. 
Am I being kind to my SS by not opening it.  ?   Ral has offered to hide it for me,  but knowing him he will forget where he put it. ,! Last week he was looking for a pair of socks in his sock drawer.   He found a small jewelers gift box.  Some time ago he had bought me ,  with out me knowing, a pair of ear rings that I had admired.  He had forgotten them.   So I won't trust him with my SS gift.  No way. 
ES!  Hope you are well enough to enjoy your holiday.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 09:44:30 pm
 :D :D Join the club Ral, we put things in a safe place then forget where they are completely.  Lucky you Chookie, a pair of earrings as a surprise gift before Christmas. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 03, 2013, 09:54:34 pm
That is so funny Chookie, my DH once put a substantial amount of money he was given to purchase Grand Final tickets for another family in a safe spot - we never did find the safe spot and had to pay for his ticket plus the family of 5 he was purchasing tickets for. Quite a while after purchasing the tickets he thought he remembered putting the money in a library book, unforutnatley the library book had long been returned and the library of course had no record of money being stashed in a returned book. He didn't even have age that he could blame!!

Judy, once Katie mentioned there being one at Chookie's I remembered it. I'm thinking they must be from the 50's era as the cafe near us is very authentic and they use them all the time to serve scones if there are a few on the table who have ordered them.

My gift is still in the box it was delivered in but I'm thinking I will cover in wrapping paper and put it under the tree - if the kids ever get around to putting the tree up.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 10:02:14 pm
You just have too much self control Wonder  :D

Ouch, an expensive 'safe spot'.  DH used to put money in books too until I told him it wasn't a good idea.  There were some English notes we think he once put into a book and we've never seen them since despite the fact I flick through books before giving them away.  I could have given it to CC if I had been able to find them.  I always prefer people to pay me after I've bought something for them rather than beforehand - it saves problems like your DH had.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 03, 2013, 10:10:00 pm
it's not really self control Judy, I love getting surprises but rarely do as my family aren't very good at thinking of presents for me so when I have the opportunity of a surprise gift I treasure it for as long as I can.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 03, 2013, 10:15:12 pm
it's not really self control Judy, I love getting surprises but rarely do as my family aren't very good at thinking of presents for me so when I have the opportunity of a surprise gift I treasure it for as long as I can.

Same here.  But it is tempting. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 03, 2013, 10:27:09 pm
I am being very strong and haven't opened my SS present yet - I haven't even poked or rattled it, in fact, it is 'sort of' hiding so that I am not too tempted, but I can't wait until I open it on Xmas day - it will be the first one I open!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 10:45:12 pm
My absolutely awesome gob smackingly beautiful and oh so welcome infuser pitcher. Thank you my dear SS my gift is wonderful and could not have found a better home especially as we both drink lots of cold water with lime , lemon or oranges. Sometimes all three.


Perfect and will be used every single day forever.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/04/jyju2aba.jpg)

I am now retiring my current water jug to whence it came. the Salvation Army store for resale to some person not so lucky as me.

Happy happy dance.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/04/2e8a7a8a.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 03, 2013, 10:50:50 pm
That is a great gift Gert, I've looked at similar in the shops and thought I might buy one. I currently have one the same as your old jug
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 10:59:45 pm
Very apt present for someone living in the tropics Gert, it's a little beauty isn't it?  I see Jaxon wanted his picture taken too  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 11:00:13 pm
The first thing I am going to put in it is kiwi fruit as I have quite a few. It is very heavy and DH's is in Love with it already as he gets sick of me saying please refill the jug before putting it in the fridge.. We have a cool water dispenser in the fridge but it really  is not cold enough for me so this is perfect for everyone.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 03, 2013, 11:04:15 pm
He is such a star Judy!

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2013, 11:07:10 pm
MF I thought that must be a different brand of tea so had to google it to find out it's from the T2 range.  They have such lovely gifts in that shop, browse and taste, browse and taste - it's great fun.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 04, 2013, 12:06:25 am
What a lovely gift Frozzie.  I had one of those given to me years ago and still have it.  Mine is very plain and not nearly as pretty as yours.

Gert, that is such a useful gift.  Our SS's are very clever people and know just the right gift to buy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 04, 2013, 12:20:53 am
Gert your SS gift is lovely and ever so useful. We are indeed lucky people.

Well done all the SS givers. If you haven't posted yours off, now is the time.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 04, 2013, 01:26:47 am
I'm glad you only kept us waiting overnight  :D the jug would be nice with iced tea too on a balmy Qld day. think Jaxon sort of knew how he could sneak a piece of the action  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 04, 2013, 02:13:17 am
Gert,  very very nice.  I also have one like your old one.  Ice blocks on the infuser?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 04, 2013, 04:34:18 am
Gert lovely jug!  It will go well with some of the beautful iced teas from T2
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 04, 2013, 04:46:39 am
CP that is what I immediately did. Dumped the ice tea and a lot of ice Into the jug. Put some lemon in the infuser and now my berry ice tisane with a hint of rose with some oolong is sitting nicely in the fridge. The jug is heavy but delicate and I love that it has the lid so other smells can't get in. Also it is large so I don't have to make ice tea every other day. Best thing ever. Never saw it before in glass. So nice.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 04, 2013, 04:51:24 am
Gert,  very very nice.  I also have one like your old one.  Ice blocks on the infuser?

You could be there would not be much point as the infuser has holes  in it to let the flavour infuse. Very clever.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 04, 2013, 07:14:55 am
Wonderful gift Gert 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 04, 2013, 07:35:22 am
MF I love your tea as well.  French Earl Grey is my favourite T2 tea!😋😋😋
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 04, 2013, 08:08:26 am
Great gifts everyone  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 04, 2013, 08:11:33 am
Have had a couple of bad days so thought I would open my "naughty" present today to cheer me up.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/04/utyga6uh.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 04, 2013, 08:22:34 am
How clever and funny  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 04, 2013, 09:01:28 am
Love it :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 04, 2013, 09:22:00 am
Love it Marie very amusing. ;D

We are all so lucky to have received such lovely thoughtful gifts. What a wonderful forum.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on December 04, 2013, 10:27:57 am
I think the present I sent must still be in transit - starting to get worried now.... Gert I'm thinking the jug would be perfect for Pimms with cucumber, tennis starts soon!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 04, 2013, 10:53:10 am
I think the present I sent must still be in transit - starting to get worried now.... Gert I'm thinking the jug would be perfect for Pimms with cucumber, tennis starts soon!

Yes indeed it would look very pretty.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 04, 2013, 11:00:56 am
Marie that is priceless. I hope your days have improved.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: kezza on December 04, 2013, 11:10:37 am
Can't stop smiling when I read this thread.  Everyone is having so much fun - love seeing what you have all received so far!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 04, 2013, 11:50:30 am
Lovely gift frozzie. New I had seen the scone thingy somewhere before. Good memory Katie.
Great jug Gert. Such a perfect gift.
Very funny Marie. Hope it bought a smile to your face. What does snowman poo taste like? 😉😄
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on December 04, 2013, 01:02:20 pm
Just catching up,lovely gifts everyone. Would love one of those jugs Gert.
Come on everyone , open them!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 04, 2013, 06:19:49 pm
I think the present I sent must still be in transit - starting to get worried now....
Don't stress too much yet, Debbie, mine took well over a week to get delivered, but I was relieved to see it posted on here recently.  Something else I sent from Melbourne to Geelong took 10 days!  It's the Xmas rush, I'm sure your parcel will arrive at its destination very soon.  For those of you who have held off sending your gifts (within Australia) it might be a nice idea to send them by Express Post if you can, at least that way there is a good chance of it arriving on time.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on December 04, 2013, 07:22:24 pm
So exciting to see the presents arriving....you ladies who are not opening are being very strong!!  I don't know if I'll be able to resist.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 04, 2013, 11:38:46 pm
Love it Marie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 04, 2013, 11:41:27 pm
Love it Marie, someone has a sense of humour. :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 04, 2013, 11:45:28 pm
life is too short not to laugh.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 04, 2013, 11:47:09 pm
I think the present I sent must still be in transit - starting to get worried now.... Gert I'm thinking the jug would be perfect for Pimms with cucumber, tennis starts soon!

Love a good pimms on the lawn :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 04, 2013, 11:58:08 pm
Me too its very refreshing on a hot day.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2013, 12:48:02 am
I think the present I sent must still be in transit - starting to get worried now....
Don't stress too much yet, Debbie, mine took well over a week to get delivered, but I was relieved to see it posted on here recently.  Something else I sent from Melbourne to Geelong took 10 days!  It's the Xmas rush, I'm sure your parcel will arrive at its destination very soon.  For those of you who have held off sending your gifts (within Australia) it might be a nice idea to send them by Express Post if you can, at least that way there is a good chance of it arriving on time.

Thanks. I agree. I will be posting a list of those who haven't received their gifts soon and sending emails to the senders as a gentle or not so gentle reminder. I really don't want anyone to miss out this year. PLEASE!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on December 05, 2013, 12:55:49 am
i would like to thank my SS, i love it , frank thought it was a Xmas  ornament  :-))

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 05, 2013, 02:57:36 am
Very cute and very unique, you're a lucky lady, Uni.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 05, 2013, 03:42:09 am
That's a lovely gift Uni, something different  - have never seen anything like that before.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: fundj&e on December 05, 2013, 03:46:14 am
i love it, its coming with me 2 bali  love the pink salt 2 i have never try it will try some tonight
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 05, 2013, 04:20:11 am
soooo cute  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 05, 2013, 04:55:34 am
Love pink salt uni. I buy Himalayan Pink salt and a French black salt which is quite wet when I can find it.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 05, 2013, 04:59:15 am
I have seen black salt, never bought it.  What do you use it for?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 05, 2013, 05:25:45 am
I haven't seen the French black salt but have seen the Asian version. It is pungent and kind of smells like rotten eggs.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 05, 2013, 05:33:26 am
Pool I don't  know about that one MF but the one I buy is very salty and smells slightly of seaweed. I use it just for a change when cooking with salt. I use the pink for everything and I can buy it by the rock salt for about $20 a kilo, sometimes I buy a Sicilian course sea salt.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 05, 2013, 05:38:06 am
The Asian one comes from around India and Pakistan and they use it in their chutneys. It's used in the north of Bali too but only in certain dishes. Mainly egg dishes. I didn't like it at all.  Smells of sulphur. I use mainly Maldon. Does the pink have a different flavour?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 05, 2013, 05:42:17 am
MF, I only use himalayan pink salt these days :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 05, 2013, 05:55:11 am
Does it have a different taste? I know it also comes from Pakistan but I haven't tried it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2013, 05:55:26 am
I like the Murray River pink salt. I don't use salt much though.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 05, 2013, 06:34:34 am
Gert where do you buy the pink rock salt in bulk..


Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: maddy on December 05, 2013, 06:35:50 am
I need to catch up with this thread, it has blossomed!  :o


My SS shares my humour

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/e8a1cf619f240a6cf90e20c8152e7afb.jpg)

.....and they have done their homework  ;)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/8c196cd85e67620976118d39b105fb26.jpg)

Thank-you to my SS in WA  :-*  I love what you have chosen for me  8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 05, 2013, 06:43:30 am
They are just you maddy - it's amazing what you can find if you go looking.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 05, 2013, 06:52:27 am
Gert where do you buy the pink rock salt in bulk..




Enviromart on Aumuller Street
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 05, 2013, 06:53:28 am
Maddy that is so you. How lovely.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 05, 2013, 07:58:06 am
Lovely gifts Maddy and I like the humour :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 05, 2013, 09:07:38 am
Really lovely gifts Maddy.You're SS knows your taste very well. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 05, 2013, 09:34:20 am
love the tag maddy  :D are those little spatulas on a key ring?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 05, 2013, 09:36:07 am
Lovely presents ladies  :)
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Post by: Kimmyh on December 05, 2013, 10:30:22 am
Lovely presents uni and Maddy.  Secret Santa really did his homework.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on December 05, 2013, 11:05:33 am
My SS has great timing. This morning wasn't great, and then the doorbell rang. A package signed by someone with a more abstract signature than me 8). My willpower was nowhere to be found so I opened it  ;D.

I love handmade things and these are gorgeous and beautifully made. Thank you so much SS  :-* :-* :-* (I'm pretty sure I know who you are ;D)

So many beautiful gifts on this thread. Fabulous work by all the SSs.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on December 05, 2013, 11:10:23 am
Beautiful Djinni.
Hope your day continued to improve.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on December 05, 2013, 11:23:20 am
It did thank you Bedlam. It turned into a great day :)
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Post by: judydawn on December 05, 2013, 11:34:23 am
Lovely goodies Gayle, glad its arrival changed your day for the better.
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Post by: Kimmyh on December 05, 2013, 11:36:13 am
Lovely gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2013, 11:43:28 am
Oh those gifts are gorgeous. Maddy I do love that tag. 
Gayle how beautiful are yours. I wonder if your guess is correct.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 05, 2013, 01:17:56 pm
What lovely gifts Gayle from your SS 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 05, 2013, 10:03:35 pm
Great gifts ladies, will be posting another pic later today.  Been a pretty torrid couple of weeks, last funeral yesterday so things will only get better.  Must apologize to my SS (I think I know who it is) for not posting the other present will do so today.  Very nice and thank you very much. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 05, 2013, 10:05:30 pm
Wonderful gifts everyone. I'm finally posting my present today.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 05, 2013, 10:11:19 pm
It's lovely seeing everyone's generous and gorgeous gifts  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 06, 2013, 03:02:19 am
Opened my other parcel yesterday.  Thank you SS. Very nice(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/06/vyvunega.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 06, 2013, 04:20:37 am
Lovely gifts everyone.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2013, 05:00:44 am
Lovely Marie. I hope things settle for you. Sending a big hug.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 06, 2013, 05:34:53 am
Lovely presents Marie
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 06, 2013, 06:42:05 am
I just arrived home and found a parcel at my front door from my Secret Santa.
Thank you so much SS you have given me 2 beautiful gifts. I am about to post the photos now.
I love them both :-) you are so kind but I have no clue as to who you are.

That means that my previous gift wasn't from SS and I now must thank a dear forum friend for the lovely T2 gift. I have been enjoying the French earl grey tea every morning this week. I now know for sure who gifted this to me
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2013, 06:51:04 am
I'm glad that is sorted out MF.  ;) ;) :D ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 06, 2013, 07:14:48 am
Me too Cookie  :) I was confused.

Lovely presents everyone. We are all so lucky  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 06, 2013, 07:17:59 am
Great gift MF  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 06, 2013, 08:17:58 am
I love the little baking dish. Never have seen it but I will be looking now. Your SS knows you love candles MF?

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 06, 2013, 08:41:53 am
Lovely gifts Marie and MF.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 06, 2013, 08:43:06 am
I do love candles so maybe my SS knows this and also that I love cheese.  ;)
I have no idea who my SS  ???

The little baking dish box has a lovely recipe on the bottom.  GD Jade will love this as she loves baked Brie and Camembert. We often order it if we see it on a menu so now I can make it at home in my special dish. Pity she is working 10 straight shifts during Xmas.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 06, 2013, 09:55:12 am
Lovely gifts Marie and MF 8)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 06, 2013, 12:16:27 pm
They're lovely. I think the SS must have insider information from the big man himself  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 06, 2013, 01:43:23 pm
It would seem like it CP.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 06, 2013, 09:42:58 pm
Lovely Gifts MF
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 06, 2013, 11:15:26 pm
Very popular recipe these days is the baked camembert/brie - would love to see a photo of yours when you've made the recipe on the box MF.  That's a lovely gift, not seen them around myself.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 06, 2013, 11:19:23 pm
Everyone is receiving lovely gifts :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 06, 2013, 11:21:25 pm
Uni and I saw some similar cheese bakers at the food and wine fair this year. Apparently there are several recipes online for using them.  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Mama Fergie on December 06, 2013, 11:44:44 pm
Michelle I just had a look and lots of yummy recipes for the cheese baker. All very easy and will be so tasty. I can't wait to use mine. I love it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: maddy on December 06, 2013, 11:52:02 pm
I love this thread  8)


Received my ss gift today.. Said open one stage then another and it just unravelled so didnt open it on purpose.. But here it is..

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/qe3yte9e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/ure9uzu5.jpg)

This is such a gorgeous way to present scones, muffins etc....I have not seen this before, love it!

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 07, 2013, 01:27:02 am
Maddy  i love it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on December 07, 2013, 02:06:57 am
Frozzie - love your gift from your SS - pure elegance personified!! ;D


Received my ss gift today.. Said open one stage then another and it just unravelled so didnt open it on purpose.. But here it is..

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/qe3yte9e.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/03/ure9uzu5.jpg)

This is such a gorgeous way to present scones, muffins etc....I have not seen this before, love it!


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Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 07, 2013, 07:23:35 am
Goldfish I agree. It is special.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 07, 2013, 07:25:49 am
Very High Tea, with the pinky out.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 07, 2013, 09:39:09 am
Very High Tea, with the pinky out.

ROFL  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 07, 2013, 01:40:30 pm
Very High Tea, with the pinky out.

That is gorgeous. Have to agree with Cookie. :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Frozzie on December 08, 2013, 01:36:28 am
Lol re with the pinky out haha

Maddy i hadnt seen them before either...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on December 08, 2013, 12:23:02 pm
Being good and not opened my present yet, maybe on the solstice?    Glad everyone has had such a lovely time.  😊
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 08, 2013, 06:32:27 pm
I still have 2 pressies to open and am enjoying the lovely ornament that I have opened.

I was hoping to wait until Christmas Eve to open them - maybe will have to open one and save one.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 09, 2013, 02:42:15 am
You ladies are so strong willed :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 09, 2013, 06:29:21 am
Lovely gift Michele, those tea towels are great
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 09, 2013, 06:34:53 am
Mich that is lovely. How nice for you, you deserved to be spoilt.

Most SS gifts have now been sent, so those who haven't received them should start watching for the parcel post man. Remember they seem to be taking about 2-3 weeks to just go across Australia.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 09, 2013, 06:37:24 am
The tea towel is excellent quality. Can't wait to try the Clarins creams.

I think I might know who my SS is.  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 09, 2013, 07:14:52 am
A lovely gift Michele. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 09, 2013, 08:41:41 am
Lovely gifts mcmich :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 09, 2013, 05:37:15 pm
I got another one, I am a very lucky duck!
Thank you dear friend, you know who you are.

Sitting on mantelpiece.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on December 10, 2013, 10:55:40 am
Lovely gift Katie, you will have to let us no what the coco butter soup is like lol :) :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 10, 2013, 11:15:59 am
Lovely gifts girls.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 10, 2013, 11:17:38 am
Lovely gifts girls.


They certainly are. Especially the soup.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 10, 2013, 11:18:42 am
Lol you are quick cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 11, 2013, 04:17:10 am
I received a jar  of bull dust from a not so secret Santa. Very funny and most welcome. Oh wait I just had another look and it is actually Bush Dust from Huonville in Tasmania. LOL!  Love it. Took a chook from the freezer so stand by for a Bush Dusted Beer Ass chicken tomorrow. Yeah.

Thank you dear dear friend.

Gretche
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 11, 2013, 04:18:20 am
Oops here is the pic

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/11/y5ujatu4.jpg)

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 11, 2013, 05:01:49 am
Hilarious.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 11, 2013, 05:15:28 am
I don't think my SS has opened her gift yet. Very strong . ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on December 11, 2013, 05:21:46 am
Mine hasn't opened hers either, she has more will power than me. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 11, 2013, 05:27:12 am
From my guesstimation there are still 4 people who haven't deceived their SS. So if you haven't done fret yet. :'( :'( :) :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 11, 2013, 05:51:16 am
Great gifts Katie -the bag is lovely.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 11, 2013, 06:54:05 am
what a huge variety of pressies. I'm so glad my SS has opened her pressie and relieved me of the anticipation
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 11, 2013, 08:28:20 am
Nice gifts Katie.  Your bag is lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on December 11, 2013, 08:42:50 am
what a huge variety of pressies. I'm so glad my SS has opened her pressie and relieved me of the anticipation

Maybe I should open my gifts so that my SS can be relieved of anticipation too  :D :D :D
I've had to put them in a cupboard to avoid the temptation...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 11, 2013, 08:56:50 am
Yes you should Jamberie.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on December 11, 2013, 08:57:51 am
Well Gert, if you say so...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 11, 2013, 10:21:27 am
From my guesstimation there are still 4 people who haven't deceived their SS. So if you haven't done fret yet. :'( :'( :) :)


Oh deceived is it now cookie? ROFL
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 11, 2013, 10:33:05 am
I didn't think of it from my SS point of view but I still won't be opening until closer to Christmas - sorry, I love surprises so happy to wait until closer to the day.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 11, 2013, 10:44:32 am
I didn't think about it either. I keep looking at my gift, but haven't really had time to sit down and open it. Maybe over the weekend. When is the official unwrapping day?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on December 11, 2013, 10:57:24 am
Haven't opened mine yet either, but will do so before we go away on the 22nd. It's beginning to feel a lot like Xmas... so might open it this weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to post a pic, tapatalk has been playing up lately.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 11, 2013, 11:15:59 am
Cookie didn't give an opening date Kimmy, she has left it up to individual preferences.  Most of us have opened ours though  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 11, 2013, 11:32:23 am
From my guesstimation there are still 4 people who haven't deceived their SS. So if you haven't done fret yet. :'( :'( :) :)


Oh deceived is it now cookie? ROFL

Oh gosh. That was a good one DJ.

No set day has been given for opening. Just do it whenever suits you. Some like to save them and others may need a boost one day. All I ask is that you let the forum know you have received it and hopefully post a photo.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 11, 2013, 10:05:37 pm
Loving looking at everyone's presents  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 03:06:29 am
The parcel post man has just been. My not so SS gift is here. It is very exciting. I do feel very much like Gert re the postage though. That alone is extremely generous and I feel guilty about it.
Now, do I open it or leave it?  I am absolutely itching to know what is in it.
               (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/y7uhyra8.jpg)

I'm like a two year old with a new toy. A enormous THANK YOU SS.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2013, 03:13:34 am
Oh do open it cookie, I can't wait to see what's in there.  Bit hard for you to not know who your SS is seeing as you did the draw LOL.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 03:25:17 am
Didn't last long did I? I will admire the lovely gingerbread ribbon now.
     (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/ge5uqugu.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2013, 03:27:15 am
We are almost there, now gently lift it out of the box.......

Love the ribbon.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 12, 2013, 03:29:35 am
Beautiful ribbon - go on open it... ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 12, 2013, 03:37:06 am
Go on open it PLEASE
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 12, 2013, 03:42:49 am
AAARRRGGHHH ya killin me ... quick put me out of my misery .... pull the ribbon!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 03:45:31 am
I have opened the small parcel and look, it is so lovely. I wonder if it is a hint as to what is in the larger gift. I do not own a cheese knife. I don't think I will last much longer having been tempted this far. Perhaps after lunch or after I have rolled the Power Balls I am making.
            (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/umu8enaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 12, 2013, 03:47:57 am
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease Cookie, open it
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 12, 2013, 03:48:21 am
oh thats lovely! I've got the cutlery and love the bright colours
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 12, 2013, 03:51:29 am
Yes open it cookie.

While we wait.......I had this waiting on my doorstep yesterday.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/uraza6a2.jpg)

Lovely gift and it was accompanied by a red wallet that makes the money go faster. If I had not put  I in my handbag already I would have taken a pic.


This cupcake is not for eating.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 12, 2013, 03:52:37 am
That is lovely Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 12, 2013, 03:58:23 am
Nice to get surprise gifts isn't it Emme.  ;D ;D ;D

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 12, 2013, 04:00:06 am
Yes, definitely is Gert  ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 12, 2013, 04:04:25 am
Have you opened it yet, Cookie?  ... waiting ...

It was certainly a beautifully wrapped and presented gift (notice the use of the word was in that sentence?).
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 04:35:22 am
Oh golly gosh. I have been so spoiled. SS you are indeed a lovely person.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/urapyvy2.jpg)
This was inside the box. Isn't it lovely. A cookie tin for Cookie, and a lovely Tala one too.
Inside the cookie tin was.......(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/y7a6upad.jpg)
Then when I lifted it out I found a fantastic T towel. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/rudatahy.jpg)
This has the caravaners creed on it and is just perfect. Inside the other parcel was...
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/3a7ymu4e.jpg)
Talk about one extremely spoiled person. Thank you so much.
Here is a photo of my old and new cookie barrels.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/12/dyqagesu.jpg)

An enormous thank you to my SS. You are an incredible gift giver. So much thought. Thank you.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 12, 2013, 05:06:58 am
gorgeous gifts cookie and very thoughtful. love the cookie tin, I think you will find your biccies will stay fresher now for longer in tin. you are indeed spoilt  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 12, 2013, 05:41:30 am
What very apt presents, Cookie.  What a lucky lady you are (mind you, you deserve to be spoilt).
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 05:47:17 am
How kind of you.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 12, 2013, 05:53:29 am
Yes, Cookie you deserve to be spoilt,  Someone put a lot of thought into those lovely gifts.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 12, 2013, 06:00:03 am
lovely gifts
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 12, 2013, 06:41:36 am
Wonderful gifts Cookie - how great is that tea towel?  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 07:00:57 am
Yes, Cookie you deserve to be spoilt,  Someone put a lot of thought into those lovely gifts.

They certainly did. Very clever.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 12, 2013, 07:34:06 am
Great stuff cookie. Brilliant choices by your SS!
Lovely pics xxxx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2013, 09:54:46 am
Don't you love it when someone puts so much effort into finding just the right thing for you as so many others have done as well.  It is a beautiful biscuit tin Cookie, I love tins they keep the biscuits fresh for ages - mine do last ages unlike some of you whose biscuits disappear so quickly.  The tea towel must have jumped out at your SS, wherever do you find something like that and where on earth did they find that TMX mug as I certainly haven't seen them before.  You're a lucky, deserving lady Cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 10:56:28 am
Kimmy how lovely. The colour is fantastic.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 12, 2013, 11:01:24 am
It is cookie. Love your gift. Gorgeous cookie tin.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on December 12, 2013, 11:02:38 am
What fantastic gifts cookie, your SS has done a brilliant job and you deserve it! I think I need a cookie tin like that....
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2013, 11:03:01 am
I had to google hammamas as I've never heard of them - such a versatile item Kimmy and the book looks great too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 12, 2013, 11:04:10 am
It's awesome deedub. Very big too. I made a batch of macadamia biscuits and it is barely half full.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on December 12, 2013, 11:05:30 am
Ooh KimmyH just had to look at your gift - I have a hammamas too, a friend of mine stocks them in her shop.... Mine is green :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 12, 2013, 01:38:25 pm
What wonderful gifts Kimmyh and Cookie from your SS. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 12, 2013, 06:01:45 pm
Lovely gifts Kimmy.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 12, 2013, 09:33:57 pm
Fantastic gifts everyone. I had to look up the hammamas and now i've decided to buy a few for Christmas presents they look so good.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 12, 2013, 09:53:31 pm
That is a beautiful gift Kimmy  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 12, 2013, 11:42:21 pm


Fantastic gifts everyone. I had to look up the hammamas and now I've decided to buy a few for Christmas presents they look so good.

That's another benefit of us posting our SS gifts or even things we buy, it gives everyone some more ideas.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 13, 2013, 02:42:47 am
Love the gifts, great ideas.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 13, 2013, 06:27:43 am
Lovely gifts Kimmy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: trudy on December 13, 2013, 06:38:23 am
Thought it was about time to post a photo of my lovely present from my S/S.  Thankyou so much!!!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 13, 2013, 07:04:15 am
I love coming on here and seeing some more gifts opened!  😀😃😃

Gorgeous gifts ladies, some SS put so much thought into their gifts - I love that someone I don't know has gone to so much effort for me.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 13, 2013, 07:49:26 am
Ooh lovely gifts Trudy.  I have the top recipe book, it's great.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 13, 2013, 07:55:04 am
Lovely gifts Trudy. Love Sally Wise.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 13, 2013, 07:57:38 am
Noice Trudy.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 13, 2013, 08:00:33 am
Very nice Trudy, those spices look interesting, never heard of them before  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 13, 2013, 08:13:41 am
Lovely gifts Trudy :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 13, 2013, 08:29:20 am
Now that all moderators have received their special thank you gift from Admin and MM, I can now post my picture.  Thanks MM and Admin, it is very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 13, 2013, 08:36:35 am
Lovely hamper Judy. Very deserving gift. Well done MM.
Nice gift Trudy. Great spices. Wattle seed is lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 13, 2013, 08:41:32 am
I have the Sally Wise books and love them Trudy.
My basket from MM and Admin arrived today. It was very exciting to receive something as all three of us enjoy doing the moderating. Except perhaps when the spammers are busy, like now!  
Thanks MM and your helpers.
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Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 13, 2013, 09:00:21 am
Judy and Cookie, a lovely hamper, well deserved  :-* :-*
Well done MM & Admin
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 13, 2013, 10:09:58 am
Lovely hampers for our gorgeous mods who do a wonderful job  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 13, 2013, 10:13:10 am
How wonderful you gals, especially the Bilarya! Well done MM.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 13, 2013, 11:13:16 am
It's chilling now Gert.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 13, 2013, 11:39:50 am
I love seeing all the presents arrive. I ordered a hammamma for my mother for Christmas ( and and extra one for myself :-))
I would never have known they existed if I hadn't read this thread :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 13, 2013, 11:49:56 am
It's chilling now Gert.  :D

Enjoy.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on December 13, 2013, 12:19:09 pm
Lovely hampers Cookie and Judy, well deserved as you both do a fantastic job.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 13, 2013, 01:47:12 pm
Am so pleased to see the mods get extra goodies..  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 13, 2013, 02:00:59 pm
Lovely gift from your SS Trudy 8)
My hamper from MM and Admin.( sorry for the big photo :-[) A big thank you :-*
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Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on December 13, 2013, 04:45:05 pm
Lovely hampers for our gorgeous mods who do a wonderful job  :-*

Couldn't have said it better!  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 13, 2013, 08:23:41 pm
A beautiful hamper CC, well deserved   :-*

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: maddy on December 13, 2013, 10:48:57 pm
Lovely hampers Ladies  & deserving 8) I must say you 3 musketeers do a Stella job on the spam front....I rarely spot any on this forum, unlike a different food forum that gets over run with it!
Job well done & appreciated  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 14, 2013, 12:01:36 am
Lovely hampers for the moderators.

A job well done, so thank you.

Maddy, download add block, no more adverts ever... :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: deedub on December 14, 2013, 03:23:57 am
Beautiful hampers ladies. Just opened my pressie, posted a pic on the other thread, very exciting!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 14, 2013, 04:29:39 am
Deedub I have that book and its great!  I love the stories that explain where the recipes come from
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on December 14, 2013, 05:01:55 am
Wonderful hampers and well deserved - the moderators do a terrific job and deserve all the good things that 'Santa' brings :-*

I didn't know about Hammamas either- now I do and of course I had to order some - this forum is terrible for my bank account  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 14, 2013, 05:53:46 am
Thanks for the kind words ladies from the 3 of us.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 14, 2013, 05:55:18 am
Deedub I have that book and I love it to bits.
Title: Secret Santa 2013 Presents
Post by: Cuilidh on December 14, 2013, 07:49:37 am
Reading everyone's exciting posts and seeing all the lovely pictures of wonderful gifts, I don't know how I am managing to resist opening mine until Xmas day ... but I'm determined to behave.  I WILL NOT GIVE IN TO TEMPTATION ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 14, 2013, 08:07:05 am
Lovely MJ products Karen and a great book Dee.

Lovely hampers for our very hard working moderators.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 14, 2013, 08:08:56 am
Marina, you posted in the Photo Only section but instead of just deleting you, I've merged you with this topic  ;D
I'm glad you haven't opened your gift as I have the same for Katie and she knows that ;)  We're going out for a meal with her DH and exchanging our gifts next weekend though so she will finally be put out of her misery as she obviously isn't going to get a sneak preview of yours.

Karen, great idea to give you a gift voucher on MJ's make-up - it's so hard to know what to buy for others in her range.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: trudy on December 14, 2013, 08:43:34 am
Great job MM - Its wonderful that all the moderators have been thanked for their hard work.  Yes, I also hadn't heard of the spices I was given.  When I opened up the parcel I thought of CC as while she was here in Australia she was looking for wattle seeds to take home.  I also love the Sally Wise books - so great choice SS, I'm very happy!!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on December 15, 2013, 12:23:39 am
Lovely hamper CC and well deserved.

Great gifts from all the SSs.

Kimmy's SS has caused the most damage to my bank balance ;D. I have just ordered four hammamas, three for gifts and one for me of course 8)  I love the Tala stuff and have quite a collection that until yesterday did not include that lovely cookie tin from Cookies SS ;D
 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 15, 2013, 01:14:37 am
Lovely hampers ladies you all do a wonderful job. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: kezza on December 15, 2013, 01:58:29 am
Yay, my SS gift has arrived and I opened it! All is revealed in photo thread - a hint is that it rhymes with 'chandelier'!  Thank you very much SS :-* :)
Great to see our MM's receiving a Xmas hamper - well deserved.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 15, 2013, 02:26:58 am
Love all these books you girls are receiving. Nice one Kezza, it looks as if someone has done their homework with the birthday paper surprise.

We were all thrilled to receive a hamper and we thought we'd share it with you so that you'd know our work does not go unnoticed. We do it for love but hey, surprises are nice too  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 15, 2013, 06:49:09 am
As Judy has said.

Kezza how lovely. It is all so very exciting. I THINK we only have two SS's to arrive. One has to come from the North Pole and the other ??? 
Thank you so much everyone for participating.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 15, 2013, 07:00:56 am
Thankyou Cookie for taking over and organising this years SS.   ;D
A huge job that has turned out wonderfully.

And a big thankyou to my DFD Amy for giving us the kick start last year.   :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 15, 2013, 09:29:09 am
Lovely hamper CC and well deserved.

Great gifts from all the SSs.

Kimmy's SS has caused the most damage to my bank balance ;D. I have just ordered four hammamas, three for gifts and one for me of course 8)  I love the Tala stuff and have quite a collection that until yesterday did not include that lovely cookie tin from Cookies SS ;D
I don't think you are alone there. Haven't seen a purchase frenzy like this since the pizza maker! Wonder who my secret SS in NSW is?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 15, 2013, 10:00:37 am
Not me Kimmy great presents everyone  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 15, 2013, 10:06:11 am
I love Tala stuff so my cookie tin is ever so perfect. It keeps the cookie's lovely and fresh. I have it on the bench as I don't want to put it in the pantry just yet.

I love seeing the SS gifts as it gives me an insight into the things that are around to buy this year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: rainbow on December 15, 2013, 10:34:00 am
Loved my secret Santa gift, photos posted, just right for the caravan, thank you Secret Santa, very happy Rainbow xxxxxxx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 15, 2013, 11:00:12 am
Lovely gifts Kezza and rainbow 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 15, 2013, 11:09:14 am
Lovely gifts indeed.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 15, 2013, 11:10:55 am
I see you've had a play already rainbow.  Nice gift, perfect for the caravan.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 15, 2013, 11:19:27 am
A perfect gift for the caravan Rainbow. It will be very handy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 16, 2013, 01:32:39 am
A lovely gift Rainbow and just right for your caravan.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 16, 2013, 02:00:19 am
Lovely gift Rainbow, very useful at home as well as the caravan. 

Great book Kezza
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 17, 2013, 07:21:31 pm
Still haven't opened mine.  Look at the parcel every day and smile.  Didn't know I could be so strong.  ,!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 17, 2013, 07:53:14 pm
Is it just you and I holding out, Chookie, or are there others waiting until next Wednesday before they open their gifts?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 17, 2013, 07:53:34 pm
I'm the same as you Chookie, I'm enjoying knowing I'll get a surprise closer to Christmas.

1 bought 5 Hamammas and they have already arrived, they are really lovely and I can't wait to use mine.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 17, 2013, 07:55:52 pm
I was a very lucky girl and received 3 gifts. I have opened 2 and am waiting to open the last one on Christmas Day.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 17, 2013, 08:15:05 pm
I haven't opened mine either Marina ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 17, 2013, 08:53:06 pm
I received yet another gift and was going to open it but written on it was a warning "don't you dare open until Christmas" now. I am scared to open it! :P

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 17, 2013, 08:56:15 pm
someone knows you too well Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 17, 2013, 09:19:18 pm
I haven't opened mine yet either. I just keep looking at it and smiling too
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 17, 2013, 10:06:06 pm
I think that is wonderful ... lots of us all opening on the same day.

Gert, I think it is wise to wait on this last one, considering the hazard you may find yourself in if you open it earlier
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on December 17, 2013, 11:04:12 pm
I haven't opened mine either, maybe on the solstice, as I missed Saturnalia!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2013, 12:17:15 am
"don't you dare open until Christmas" now. I am scared to open it! :P


you are such a good girl doing as you're told - maybe a little peep hole in the wrapping doesn't count as opening??
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2013, 04:17:24 am
Ah! You don't have to tell the truth on the Internet. But on the other hand I haven't heard any explosions from the Cairns direction.  :D ;) ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 18, 2013, 04:20:25 am
cookie, you crack me up.
Is there anyone not received their parcel yet.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 18, 2013, 05:46:23 am
I have to wait until Christmas Day to open my last pressie as my Dear SS sent along a lovely gift bag for me to put under the tree with my gifts in it - now gift in it.  :-X
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on December 18, 2013, 06:04:47 am
cookie, you crack me up.
Is there anyone not received their parcel yet.

I'm still waiting very impatiently!  :D I have heard that my SS has sent it some time ago, but the sleigh has a long way to travel.  Actually, waiting on a couple of other parcels that have taken far longer than usual.  Tis the season...

And if it's late for Xmas, I can always call it a birthday present (4 days later)  ;)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2013, 06:08:34 am
maybe your SS has a tracking number...just so cookie knows its still on its way and hasn't fallen in the ditch
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 18, 2013, 06:15:59 am
I think all those who haven't opened any or all ,  should form a little club.  this is to support each other.  Today opened the Ham instead.   ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 18, 2013, 06:23:22 am
I am too frightened to even lift the tape. What if it ian,t actually wrapped but just popped in the box. I would see it then and I would be cursed.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2013, 06:37:59 am
Hally hasn't received her gift yet either. Jo's SS sent hers a while ago but the sleigh does have a very long way to come- the North Pole is a long way.  I haven't heard from Hally's SS but have tried to contact them a few times. Still 1 week to go.  :-\
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on December 18, 2013, 07:18:52 am
Let's hope they arrive in time for Xmas.
Hope Hally's SS has posted it, otherwise that's really poor form on their behalf.
Fingers crossed for you both. Good things come to those who wait!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 18, 2013, 07:39:27 am
yes Patience is a virture, but when it comes to opening pressies I just don't have it  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 18, 2013, 01:16:07 pm
Maybe tomorrow, as we leave friday. last year I made dh drive up to pick up my SS as it was late last year, but I am not doing it to,him this year as I am after a few things from my dh.......

 :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 18, 2013, 02:04:32 pm
2 years in a row it's been late Hally, boy how's your luck!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: sue_purrb on December 18, 2013, 03:12:06 pm
I nearly caved in and opened mine this afternoon as I had a rotten day, and thought I deserved a treat. But I was strong and had a nap instead!  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 18, 2013, 04:18:42 pm
Only 6 more sleeps for those of us that are waiting to open gifts.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 18, 2013, 09:16:18 pm
Are those others who are waiting going to open on Christmas day or earlier? I was planning on waiting until the day but will open earlier if we organise a day.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 18, 2013, 09:20:08 pm
I would like to open mine the day before as i will be very busy Xmas morning packing food to take to Ballarat.  Also will give me time to post a photo.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 18, 2013, 09:21:43 pm
If mine arrives today I will open it odday, if not it will be after Christmas. Lets hope its in the post today :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 18, 2013, 09:21:43 pm
Open it now chookie.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 18, 2013, 11:32:51 pm
I only peeked at mine as the wrapping paper was open. It is still sitting on mantelpiece plus I am very lucky and have two others from the forum.  Not sure if shall keep to next week or open with my birthday ones tomorrow..... See how I feel.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 18, 2013, 11:59:25 pm
Did I have the wrong date for your birthday DJ?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 19, 2013, 10:20:14 pm
No Judy, you were spotn but we were away from 7 am to 11 pm, did my pressies today. But not my forum ones, they are still on the mantelpiece.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 19, 2013, 10:28:46 pm
Good, I thought I was right  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 19, 2013, 11:40:38 pm
Has everyone received their SS presents?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 20, 2013, 12:01:50 am
Not yet, but checking today before we leave :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 20, 2013, 12:15:49 am
Hally if your SS present doesn't show up I hope the real Father Christmas brings you an extra special present this year to make up for it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2013, 12:20:29 am
Hally and Jo haven't received theirs yet. Jo's was posted some time ago so in on it's way. It has to come from the North Pole. Hally's I don't know anything about. I have attempted to contact her SS several times but with no luck. I hope all is well with her and her family but would love a quick pm just to let me know, it doesn't have to be long. PLEASE?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 20, 2013, 02:47:04 am
Hope you get your pressies girls  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 20, 2013, 06:31:58 am
I wasn't quite sure where to put this one so decided to add it to this thread as it was a surprise but not an official SS one.

A box was delivered yesterday with Thermomix on it and I knew I hadn't ordered anything from HO.  Inside was a copy of In the Mix 2 and and some ingredients needed for a few of the recipes in the book.   These are a bag of grains, coconut and cocoa nibs for the recipe Alegria with banana ice-cream on pge 170, dried cherries for Chilli Cherry Ripe page 166, Yoghurt pack for yoghurt sorbet page 184 and Yuzu juice for a custard pge 35 and a Yuzu and blackberry layered dessert pge 161.  The card is from Grace, Monika & Thermomix HO with their thanks and best wishes.

As they had already given me a copy of this book and this latest one was also a gift and not a give-away for the forum, I was cheeky enough to write to Monika thanking them for the gift and also to ask if they could swap it for the first In the Mix as I do not have that book.  I have since heard back from Monika and she will do that for me.

So I have a few more recipes to try after Christmas/New Year and I'm sure the goodwill between the forum and HO will continue next year for the benefit of all.  

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 20, 2013, 06:44:25 am
Judy,  a very nice gesture, and well deserved.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 20, 2013, 06:57:33 am
The ones you dont know who their from I think I can guess by the present. I wonder if I am right :)

Hope mine is waiting for me upon my return :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2013, 07:12:11 am
Judy that is very kind of them. Even some ingredients to be getting on with the baking. Lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2013, 07:16:02 am
I have just seen your SS photos Judy. How lovely. I can't wait to hear how your bread book goes. I wonder if you do know them well or not?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 20, 2013, 07:18:12 am
Lovely gift from Monika and HO Judy 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 20, 2013, 08:29:18 am
A lovely gift Judy,  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 20, 2013, 09:22:37 am
Lovely gifts Judy from HO and SS.
Love Maggie beer too MF. What a great gift.
Hally...did your SS gift arrive?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 20, 2013, 09:27:21 am
Lovely gift MF from a lovely forum friend ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2013, 11:55:01 am
Lovely MF. Maggie Beer things are just perfect.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 20, 2013, 05:13:36 pm
Great gift MF - can't go wrong with Maggie Beer  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 20, 2013, 07:09:47 pm
Great presents and lovely to see the present from HO for you Judy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 20, 2013, 07:33:18 pm
Lovely gift MF  Maggie Beer has wonderful products
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 20, 2013, 07:44:32 pm
I know I wasn't going to open my gift until the day but realised this morning when I got up bright and early I might not get the opportunity of much quiet time over the next few days so thought I would take advantage of the early morning.

Thank you so much to my SS, my gifts are perfect. Women's weekly cookbooks still remain my favourite and the tree decorations are so cute. I would have thought Maddie was my SS based on the decorations but with the high postage from Qld it must be someone further North. To whoever thanks again for the lovely gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 20, 2013, 09:16:12 pm
Love the tree ornaments Wonder. WW are my favourite non thermomix cookbooks too.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 20, 2013, 09:17:57 pm
Gorgeous gifts from your SS Wonder. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 20, 2013, 09:49:27 pm
Lovely gifts Judy from HO and SS.
Love Maggie beer too MF. What a great gift.
Hally...did your SS gift arrive?

No not yet
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 21, 2013, 12:11:49 am
Oh Hally, how disappointing.  I am sure it will be waiting for you when you get home.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 21, 2013, 01:08:02 am
Hally I hope your SS has a big surprise in store for you 😁😁
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 21, 2013, 02:48:28 am
Lovely gifts :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2013, 06:39:12 am
Wonder I can see why you were thrilled with your gifts. Lovely. Probably a good time to open them as you say. Life will get busier and you have a few days before Christmas to peruse the book.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bonsai on December 21, 2013, 07:01:32 am
I opened mine today on the solstice - happy dance! Such a generous secret Santa, I am delighted - photos to follow. Thank you so much 😘. Almost a shame the Santa is secret otherwise I could be a bit more specific in my thank you - a very thoughtful gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 21, 2013, 07:10:10 am
Wow what great gifts everyone. So generous,
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 21, 2013, 07:21:55 am
Lovely gifts Wonder & Bonsai.   :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 21, 2013, 07:23:28 am
Bonsai what a lovely gift from your SS. I was wondering if you would open today on the Solstice. Great gifts. So very useful.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 21, 2013, 07:35:56 am
What great gifts Bonsai. 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on December 21, 2013, 11:20:49 am
Great gifts Bonsai. We are all so fortunate to have such generous forum friends.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 21, 2013, 07:50:27 pm
Great gifts Bonsai. I love the TMX labels.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 21, 2013, 09:29:51 pm
Great gifts all round.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 21, 2013, 09:37:23 pm
Lovely gifts Bonsai.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 21, 2013, 10:40:25 pm
Bonsai, you received a lovely gift - we all love things from the superkitchenmachine shop. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 21, 2013, 10:46:52 pm
I am enjopying seeing everyones gifts :)

Hope my SS is ok & nothing has happened.

H :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 22, 2013, 12:30:45 am
Lovely gifts wonder and bonsai.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2013, 02:52:54 am
They could be very busy with work and family Hally. I'm sure we will hear soon. I guess it is a risk we take when we enter into the SS gift game. I'll buy you a couple of coffees at GC after Christmas.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 22, 2013, 03:59:05 am
has Halex's SS posted here that she has received her present?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 22, 2013, 04:50:55 am
has Halex's SS posted here that she has received her present?
Good point CP.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 22, 2013, 05:42:16 am
Oh yes cream Puff, good point :)

Cookie, thx, but I am not that upset, there must be a good reason.

Will def meet you for coffee though :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on December 22, 2013, 05:48:53 am
Will def meet you for coffee though :)

Can I come too lol :)
Hope your parcel turns up soon Hally.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2013, 06:13:07 am
Jeninwa of course you can come too. I would buy you one as well but you don't drink coffee.  ;)

CP I think I should keep that little piece of information under my hat.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 22, 2013, 09:25:36 am
Jeninwa of course you can come too. I would buy you one as well but you don't drink coffee.  ;)

CP I think I should keep that little piece of information under my hat.  :D :D :D

Cookie is being very cryptic 😃😃😃

I think Hally's SS lives close to her and is going to drop it off on Xmas eve 😄😄😄😉😉😉
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 22, 2013, 09:48:24 am
Wouldn't that be lovely snappy if that happened. Shame Hally is away.
 I hope it's just stuck in the mail Hally. I'm sure there is a good reason why your SS hadn't been in contact. Fingers crossed it gets sorted out soon.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 22, 2013, 10:00:17 am
That would be interesting as I am away & I gave cookie i think my PO BOX, not my street address :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2013, 01:25:16 pm
Yes, PO box.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 23, 2013, 03:28:09 am
I hope you get it soon Hally
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 23, 2013, 11:06:13 pm
I ve had a lovely evening opening presents and I'd like to thank my SS very much for such a wonderful selection of goodies and please be assured that both they and the forum will be thought of daily as I use the apron, calendar, cookbook, seeds and diary on a regular basis.

Huge thanks also to the other two not so secret  Forum santa's who very kindly sent me wonderful presents.  I have put photos of all these lovely things on the photo thread.

Thanks again to everyone and we all wish you a very Merry Christmas and send our very best wishes for 2014.
Xx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 23, 2013, 11:54:34 pm
Jess great pressies, and diary. looks good.

Sounds like we are all ready for chrissie.. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 24, 2013, 01:27:52 am
Lovely presents from down under DJ, enjoy.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 24, 2013, 04:28:38 am
DJ they are lovely gifts. All so Aussie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 24, 2013, 04:55:30 am
Lovely presents DJ.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 24, 2013, 05:01:54 am
Lovely gifts DJ.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 24, 2013, 07:45:55 am
Have just arrived home from Ballarat .  Have opened several lovely gifts from  extremely generous Forum members.  Cheered me up no end. 
I will post photos,  and as I don't know my SS,  you must accept my thanks for your most generous gift.  As the photos show,  it was beautifully wrapped and the things inside very safe.  This lovely person seems to know me very well as all things,( and there are many) are all things that I will use.  They are also beautiful quality ,  which I really appreciate.  Also there are very kind words on the card.  SS!  Thank you very much. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 24, 2013, 07:58:21 am
Beautiful gifts for a beautiful and very deserving lady Chookie.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 24, 2013, 08:00:54 am
Oops,  help moderators,  I have mucked up the posting of photos.  Can you please remove the duplicates?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 24, 2013, 08:04:58 am
I've done it for you Chookie but you could have done it - just click on delete on the right hand side next time. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 24, 2013, 08:08:24 am
Lovely gifts Chookie. Especially for a lovely lady. Now have a little relax.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 24, 2013, 08:21:53 am
gorgeous pressies chookie - what a lovely surprise  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 24, 2013, 08:31:10 am
You are the matriarch of the forum Chookie and deserve all the good things that come your way - well done for waiting so long before opening them.  I hope the children back in Ballarat are feeling a bit better and that you and Ral enjoy your day at home tomorrow even though you will be apart from your family.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 24, 2013, 08:50:34 am
Wonderful gifts Droverjess and Chookie,   :-* :-*

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 24, 2013, 09:49:04 am
Great gifts
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 24, 2013, 10:09:45 am
Lovely gifts chookie for a very generous warm and lovely person.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 24, 2013, 07:24:46 pm
A photo of all my gifts unwrapped. I was very spoilt.  ;D

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 24, 2013, 07:29:09 pm
Nice array of gifts Michele 8)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on December 24, 2013, 09:39:03 pm
Super dooper things chookie and mcmich. Can't be many more to open????
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 24, 2013, 09:53:54 pm
Chookie, what a lovely selection of gifts.

Nice presents Michele, love the bowl.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 24, 2013, 11:34:52 pm
Well, I held on until 'The Day' and kept temptation at bay until about one hour ago and that was it, couldn't wait any longer.

My very special SS gave me the most amazing and useful gift - I just wish I could post a photo on here for you all, but I have not been able to conquer the weird world of uploading images - anyway, I digress.  I got a very beautiful white coated, wrought iron 'baroque' style recipe book holder and a mushroom storage bag.

I am so, so thrilled as I didn't have a recipe book holder and have been thinking about getting one for ages (eyeing them up in catalogues, etc.), but never got around to it and now I have the most gorgeous one you can imagine, I am so lucky!  The mushroom bag will be very well used too as it is another one of those items that I knew I should have but never quite got around to it. 

A very big thank you, love and hugs to my clairvoyant SS!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 25, 2013, 12:33:55 am
Nice one Marina, glad you were happy with it.  I'll post a photo for you later.

Lovely gifts Michele, now who else is to open theirs?  Was Marina the only one to wait until this morning?

It's been another successful SS this year with just the odd hiccup so thanks Cookie for being our SS organizer and I hope you will put your hand up again next year as I know you enjoyed doing it.  3 cheers for Cookie  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 25, 2013, 01:25:26 am
Lovely gifts Mich and Marina. Just beautiful.

I have loved doing SS and it has been fun. Just the odd hiccup but I think that is a natural part of life now a days. Hopefully we can run it next year too. I will be willing to do it.  Thank you so much all those that have participated, you have made it fun.  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: achookwoman on December 25, 2013, 06:20:49 am
Well done Cookie,  thanks a million.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 25, 2013, 06:43:26 am
Thank you so much Cookie, well done  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 25, 2013, 06:47:58 am
Have just posted a photo of Marina's SS present in the photos only thread.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 25, 2013, 06:50:58 am
Thank you so much for doing the SS cookie :) I loved taking part and enjoyed seeing everyones gifts. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on December 25, 2013, 06:54:23 am
Lovely book stand Marina.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on December 25, 2013, 07:22:54 am
I waited for "The Day" too. I may be the very last as it was so busy here today that I waited for the last guests to leave before I had a quiet moment to open them about half an hour ago. I'm blown away by the generosity of my SS and the thoughtfulness of my gifts.  I think that I've lost the chocolate to my DH though, as he is excited about the lemon and paeroa flavour. I love the homemade gifts and can't wait to try some recipes from the books. I love school recipe books as they often have fantastic recipes hidden in them.  My favourite quick mix chocolate cake recipe came from a recipe book compiled by my primary school many, many years ago. Thanks again to my SS, and sorry for making you wait so long. It's a tradition in my family that we don't open presents early! Also thanks to our fantastic organiser this year :)
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on December 25, 2013, 08:10:29 am
Thank you thank you thank you SS! I just wanted to quickly pop on here to day thank you so much for the thoughtful gifts that will be very handy! Ill post a pic and explain them all soon, Christmas is at our place this year so things are a bit hectic xoxo
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 25, 2013, 08:30:10 am
Lovely gifts that suit the recipients to a T.
Thanks cookie for organising SS this year. You did a fantastic job xox
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 25, 2013, 10:03:47 am
DH and I are on our own today so I held off opening mine until this Christmas morning. ;D
My SS spoilt me rotten.I received Delia Smith Book of Cakes,The Humming Bird Bakery Home Sweet Home recipe book,Cath Kidson Rose Hand Cream and an adorable Cake Cooling Rack.
I will have years of pleasure using my gifts and will think of you everytime I do :-*  :-*

Cookie you did an amazing job organizing and running the SS this year.Thank you :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 25, 2013, 10:17:26 am
That's a lot of new recipe books CC, lucky you - that'll sure keep you busy for a while. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: snappy on December 25, 2013, 10:48:47 am
Cookie, I just want to add my thanks.  I have loved secret Santa and really appreciate all your effort in organizing it all.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 25, 2013, 12:14:13 pm
ES and CC, lovely gifts. Folks I have loved every minute of the organisation.  Thank you for participating.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 25, 2013, 03:52:48 pm
Yes thank you Cookie for organising the SS everyone's presents were lovely.

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: goldfish on December 25, 2013, 04:03:37 pm
Ditto Cookie -I've really enjoyed SS . .  thank you  very much for all the organisation and coordination - no easy task and you did a fantastic job!!  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 25, 2013, 09:08:15 pm
That was a lot of fun. Thanks for organising cookie you've done a sterling job
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 25, 2013, 10:24:32 pm
Cookie thank you for organising SS. Can't wait till next year..
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on December 26, 2013, 12:53:34 am
Cookie, thankyou so much for al your organisation :)
I had a super hectic day yesterday so have just posted a picture on the Photo thread. Thank you SS I have been spoilt, your gifts were so thoughtful :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 26, 2013, 02:34:25 am
Your SS gift is beautiful Jamberie.

Ladies I really loved doing it. You are embarrassing me.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 26, 2013, 02:45:41 am
A nice array of baking needs there Jamberie - think I have guessed where that one came from :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on December 26, 2013, 03:37:22 am
Lovely presents.  You girls who saved them for Xmas day certainly have great willpower.

Great work organising Cookie - thanks from me too  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: sue_purrb on December 26, 2013, 03:42:09 am
Well, I was a good girl too, and waited until yesterday to open my gift. Sorry I have not had a chance to post until now.

I received an upright poultry roaster which will be great to go in the barbecue, so lots of yummy roast chicken coming up this summer without heating up the kitchen. :)
And a digital food thermometer which is sensitive enough to use for confectionary, so I might give that a go soon, DD is very excited!  :D

Thank you, SS, for lovely gifts, and thanks again, Cookie for organising this year.

Sue  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 26, 2013, 03:51:40 am
Yes cookie we all thank you for a great  job organising SS.  It was such fun.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on December 26, 2013, 04:18:25 am
I have that thermometer too Sue, it's great for meat, bread - anything.  You'll get so much use from it..
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on December 26, 2013, 05:12:59 am
Love seeing all the gorgeous gifts chosen by the SSs. This thread is more dangerous tempting than the shopping thread  :D. Great fun. Thanks for organising Cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 26, 2013, 05:37:23 am
i just want to say, there are so many different SS gifts, that we all received, and loved. I think it will add to the shopping thread. ;D ;D ;D ;D

I know there are quite a few that I will buy. :-*


Thank you all for the SS.
 :)
 Now i have another week holidays, i can shop alot...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on December 26, 2013, 06:14:34 am
Wonderful gifts everyone  :D  Mmmm, a few things I'm very tempted to look for in the sales.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 26, 2013, 09:27:20 am
Wonderful gifts everyone, a lot of thoughtful useful items there.

I have to agree with Obbie, I think this years SS will add to the shopping thread  :D :D ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 26, 2013, 10:38:27 am
Well we are home, so lets hope my ss present us waiting for me at the post office :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: kezza on December 26, 2013, 10:46:17 am
Just wanting to add my thanks to Cookie as well.  This has been great fun and I also can't wait to do it again next year xxx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 26, 2013, 10:57:02 am
Thank you.  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 31, 2013, 07:48:07 am
YAY ITS HERE

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 31, 2013, 08:34:11 am
Yippee!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on December 31, 2013, 08:56:15 am
Nice Hally glad it finally arrived  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Gertbysea on December 31, 2013, 09:13:47 am
You have room for three more Hally?  I bet you do. Very nice.

Gert
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on December 31, 2013, 09:20:38 am
Very nice SS gift Hally.I bet they look good on your bookcase ;) ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on December 31, 2013, 09:22:20 am
Still room, but it is filling :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2013, 10:02:03 am
Lovely gifts Hally. Cookbooks are always lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on December 31, 2013, 12:59:22 pm
Woohoo so pleased it arrived. Very nice gift indeed.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on December 31, 2013, 09:09:29 pm
Hally great that your pressie arrived...
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on December 31, 2013, 09:15:02 pm
Hally, so glad your SS gift arrived.  Lovely cookbooks
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on December 31, 2013, 09:16:01 pm
So pleased your SS arrived, an extra treat for you when you got back home and just in time for NYE.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on January 01, 2014, 12:11:27 am
Lovely books Hally, I'm glad they finally arrived.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 01, 2014, 01:58:41 am
Phew, thank goodness for that Hally - I thought you were going to miss out.  Maybe we need to have an earlier posting deadline next year Cookie.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 01, 2014, 05:27:02 am
Possibly a good idea Judy. I'm not sure if we actually set a posting deadline this year. Perhaps we should.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: droverjess on January 02, 2014, 04:24:22 pm
Dear SS
Thank you so very much for my wonderful selection of gifts.
I have just hung up the calendar, put the diary in to my new handbag and had another read of the golden wattle. Tonight we are having lemon fluff for dessert from the book. The apron has been worn so much it is now ready for a dip in the washing machine.
The SS added an extra dimension to Christmas and was much enjoyed by the whole family. The seeds must wait for spring.
To my not so secret santa's thank you again for the lovley gifts, the dog towel is currently a hand towel in the cloakroom while the dog is away, the mug is in use, the shopping bag is in the new handbag and is very handy. And the candle awaits the right moment for lighting...

Thank you to everyone again including cookie for doing the donkey work.
Love from DJ xx
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Wonder on January 02, 2014, 08:30:24 pm
Hally great that your gift finally arrived.

thanks Cookie for all the work, it's been another great year.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 03, 2014, 12:30:02 am
What excitement I have another SS present :D ;D :o

Dh picked it up this morning, so I wont see it until tonight, but he was very excited so he rang to tell me :)

Cant wait..............

I womder who sent it & what it is.

HHW :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 03, 2014, 12:33:03 am
That's lovely to hear Hally.  You waited so long for the first one, someone obviously thought they'd brighten your day - typical of the lovely people on our forum. 

Did Jo in NZ receive her present?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on January 03, 2014, 12:52:04 am
That's lovely to hear Hally.  You waited so long for the first one, someone obviously thought they'd brighten your day - typical of the lovely people on our forum. 

Did Jo in NZ receive her present?
I was just about to contact Judy to get your address to send you a wee something as well, Hally, but Xmas arrived before I had the chance so I am glad everything has turned out well.

I was also wondering about Jo too - I have a sneaking suspicion hers did turn up, but not 100% sure.  Jo ... did yours arrive in the end?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 03, 2014, 01:16:46 am
Oh no has Jo's not turned up, cookie said it was posted.

Very kind though Cuilidh, but def no need & happy that you didnt. Very sweet though.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on January 03, 2014, 05:03:51 am
Still waiting...
Hoping it's in a silly season backlog and will come soon...
Title: Re: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Jamberie on January 03, 2014, 05:16:55 am
FYI Jo, we just received a parcel today from NZ today that was sent on 5 Dec....
We received parcels from the UK within a week :/ go figure!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2014, 06:15:20 am
Jo's parcel has been sent some time ago. I don't think we need to worry too much at the moment as it does have to come from the North Pole or near there  :-)). It was posted a while back and at a guess I would say it should arrive in the next week or two. (hopefully)

Hally how nice is that? Maybe it was the same SS that sent to Suzanne and Dede. :D As Judy said people on here are extra special.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on January 03, 2014, 08:42:10 am
I'm sure your parcel will arrive soon Jo  :)

That was a lovely surprise Hally,  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on January 03, 2014, 09:52:51 am
Lots of lovely presents sent by Secret Santa's this year.  :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 03, 2014, 10:08:05 am
Yes, i have a really lovely, kind generous forum member who has sent me an amazing gift. I will post the pressie on the other thread. I would just like to say thank you, thank you :-* :-*

HHW :) :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 03, 2014, 10:44:52 am
A perfect book for someone who cooks as much as you do Hally.   A wonderful surprise from a wonderful person.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 03, 2014, 11:24:57 am
Great gift Hally. I received that for Christmas and it looks lovely.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 03, 2014, 11:18:03 pm
Inspired all over, ouddings in the varoma & now in bed reading Anna :)

Cookie, have you converted any?
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2014, 06:20:21 am
Not yet Hally. I am really bad. I use my thermomix for everything I cook but rarely write down what I do. I tend to do it all 'by ear' now.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on January 04, 2014, 07:09:26 am
I'm the same cookie, I keep thinking I must write down my conversions, but never quite get there.

I just want to say thank you again to my SS I used the egg separator thingy today and love it. The labels are coming in very handy to.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2014, 08:45:18 am
If the egg separator is a YolkR Jeninwa. I had trouble with mine at first.  ;) I found that I needed to use 2 hands to squash the bulb in to suck up the yolk. I have mastered it now and love it.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jeninwa on January 04, 2014, 09:15:12 am
If the egg separator is a YolkR Jeninwa. I had trouble with mine at first.  ;) I found that I needed to use 2 hands to squash the bulb in to suck up the yolk. I have mastered it now and love it.

Yes it's a YolkR cookie, first go was a bit of a disaster, but today it went fine. How many eggs can it suck up at one time? Do you know, I did one egg at a time.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: EmeraldSue on January 04, 2014, 11:30:42 am
Cookie, I'm the same too. I have a big blue book to write down my recipe conversions, but half the time, I forget to write down what I've done. I made a really nice spiced apple cake with walnuts and raisins yesterday, and should really post the recipe but I forgot to write down my times and speeds. >:(
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2014, 11:32:51 am
I only do one egg at a time Jeninwa. I'd hate to risk breaking too many yolks.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 12, 2014, 10:59:34 pm
Has Jo nz received her ss yet?

Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 13, 2014, 02:23:23 am
Not to my knowledge Hally. I still believe that it will arrive.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on January 13, 2014, 04:43:42 am
I'm sure it will get there. DH always posts his Christmas cards and gifts at least 8 weeks in advance to get to The South Island.
The carrier pigeon has probably stopped off for a rest after taking over from Shank's Pony.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on January 13, 2014, 06:28:51 am
Ah ha, there's the problem, Santa went south instead of north ... there are a lot of mountains in the way so he'll be having to struggle through all the passes and avoiding the keas ... then he's got to fly across the Strait, but once he's done that all will be well and his gift will arrive in Jo's chimney (you DO HAVE A CHIMNEY don't you Jo?).
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: djinni373 on January 13, 2014, 12:38:10 pm
Goodness me. Hope it arrives very soon Jo.
I have dropped in to say how wonderful the Tala cookie tins are. They keep biscuits fresh and crisp for days and days 8) I made a double batch of weetbix biscuits and they stayed perfectly crunchy for five days (could even be longer except they were all eaten by then). Thanks Cookies SS :) 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 14, 2014, 05:02:58 am
It is truly the best biscuit barrel I have ever had.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on January 14, 2014, 08:58:18 pm
you DO HAVE A CHIMNEY don't you Jo?

Oh no, there's the problem....although we do have "Santa's Magic Key" which worked for the kids presents  ;)

The last item I ordered from overseas said the expected delivery time was 30-45 days, so with the holidays as well, I'm still optimistic that santa's delivery service is similar and it's nearly here.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Bedlam on January 15, 2014, 04:29:41 am
Hoping it arrives soon for you Jo. Guess we will know for next year to allow oodles of time. Miine came from the UK with plenty of time to spare.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on January 15, 2014, 05:05:33 am
Good to such positive reviews on the Tala Biscuit Tins - Do I need one? Do you think it is better than Tupperware?

It would have to be red.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on January 15, 2014, 08:02:14 am
Haha Mich I was thinking I might need one too  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on January 15, 2014, 08:04:57 am
I bought one of those Tala cookie tins after seeing Cookie's SS.  Love it as well although I'm not sure they come in red Michele  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 15, 2014, 10:16:16 am
I think biscuits stay fresher for much longer in tins rather than plastic Michele.  A batch of biscuits in this house lasts for weeks sometimes and do well in my tins, they're not as nice as the Tala though.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 15, 2014, 11:15:51 am
My SS chose a lovely gift didn't she? Thanks SS.  :-*
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 16, 2014, 10:16:50 pm
I am looking through my Anna Gare - Eat In, thank you again my unofficial SS, just love it.

Jo nz I do hope your ss comes soon :)

H :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: jo_nz on January 16, 2014, 10:22:19 pm
Santa has just been!!! I must have been good after all.

Sorry, I don't know how to add a pic with my iPad yet (tells me the file is too big) but it's a lovely cookbook (Best of English Food and Cooking) and a gorgeous scarf. Thanks Santa!!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 16, 2014, 10:29:48 pm
Ooohhhh fantastic, sooo pleased. I bet the book was worth waiting for :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mab19 on January 16, 2014, 10:36:21 pm
So glad your SS has arrived at last Jo  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 16, 2014, 10:38:51 pm
That's great news Jo.  SS's job is now completed with everyone receiving their gifts.  Looking forward to doing it all again next year.  Cookie will be pleased to read this news.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: mcmich on January 16, 2014, 11:10:15 pm
That is good news Jo   :D

Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

It's actually this year - 11 months and 8 days to go.  ;D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on January 16, 2014, 11:20:39 pm
Excellent news Jo. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: judydawn on January 16, 2014, 11:45:32 pm
So it is Michele  :D :D
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Halex on January 16, 2014, 11:48:40 pm
Well I am doing a few things from Anna Gare Eat In, some salads dor the hot weekend & marinades, love the book.

Thanks again :-*

H :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 17, 2014, 04:45:38 am
Wonderful news Jo. I knew it would arrive. It had a long way to come. I am sure your SS has breathed a sigh of relief too.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cuilidh on January 17, 2014, 05:38:53 am
Such wonderful news, Jo.  I think we are all now breathing big sighs of happiness and relief that your SS has finally arrived.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Yvette on January 17, 2014, 05:58:53 am
Yay Jo glad you finally have it. I find the best way to add photos is with tapatalk very easy  :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Emme on January 17, 2014, 07:00:53 am
That is great news Jo, so glad it has finally arrived. 
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Cornish Cream on January 17, 2014, 07:12:17 am
What good news Jo that your SS gift arrived. :)
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Kimmyh on January 17, 2014, 08:50:34 am
That is good news Jo   :D

Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

It's actually this year - 11 months and 8 days to go.  ;D
Perhaps SS should send Jo's 2014 gift now........that way it might actually arrive on time!
Great news Jo. Sounds like a lovely gift.
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: obbie on January 20, 2014, 03:07:00 am
Great news Jo
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Post by: cookie1 on January 20, 2014, 04:49:48 am
I declare SS finalised for this year. Thank you everyone. I had heaps of fun.
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Post by: Yvette on January 20, 2014, 10:20:29 am
Thank you again Cookie it was fun  :)
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Post by: jo_nz on January 21, 2014, 12:15:50 am
Yes, thanks from me too Cookie! Can't wait for the next round   8)
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Post by: jo_nz on January 21, 2014, 12:24:50 am
Oh My Goodness!!! Which of you forum lovelies has sent me an extra pressie? I just found a parcel in my mailbox with some thermomix silicone pie weights inside.....an however did you know I was wanting some pie weights??

Thank you thank you thank you, secret forum member!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: Katiej on January 21, 2014, 01:56:18 am
How lovely, someone is very sweet.
Nice to receive and extra gift after you waited so long for your SS gift to arrive.
Good on you whoever it was.
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Post by: mcmich on January 21, 2014, 03:16:10 am
Lovely Jo - you must have been extra good last year.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 21, 2014, 04:34:59 am
How lovely Jo. It seems that this forum has some lovely members.
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Post by: Cuilidh on January 21, 2014, 07:18:46 am
What a lovely surprise, Jo.

Cookie, thanks for all your work co-ordinating all the SSs.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 21, 2014, 07:20:56 am
What a lovely surprise for you Jo.We certainly have some wonderful members here. :)
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Post by: mab19 on January 21, 2014, 08:01:11 am
What a lovely surprise Jo.

Cookie, once again thank you for all the work you did for SS.  Looking forward to the next one. :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 21, 2014, 08:05:42 am
What a lovely surprise Jo and so lovely of someone to think about you - our forum is full of beautiful people.

It looks like it might be over and out now Cookie until next year.  Thank you for all the behind the scenes work in the SS task.   :-* :-*
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Post by: goldfish on January 21, 2014, 08:12:00 am
Yes, many thanks, Cookie... Not a small task by any mean!!! Very very much appreciated!!
Title: Re: Secret Santa 2013
Post by: cookie1 on January 21, 2014, 11:08:46 am
Thanks everyone. I enjoyed doing it. I wasn't even worried by Jo's late gift. It was sent in plenty of time. It was just Santa's sleigh was a little slow.
All being well I would love to do it again this year.
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Post by: Halex on January 21, 2014, 12:04:53 pm
Wow jo, what a lovely surprise :)
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Post by: Yvette on January 21, 2014, 07:51:50 pm
Jo what a lucky lady you are  :)
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Post by: Kimmyh on January 22, 2014, 08:53:00 am
Lovely surprise Jo.
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Post by: mcmich on February 11, 2014, 06:42:56 am
I would just like to say another big thankyou to my SS. I am really enjoying the Clarins products you gave me.
They are something I wouldn't normally indulge in and it is such a treat.
So thankyou, thankyou, thankyou  :-*