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Christmas follow-up

rileyc :  Thank you for the lovely card and the good wishes.  My New Year's wish for you is that the kitties finally calm down a bit and let you (occasionally) enjoy some peace and quiet.

crazybutsound :  Guess what was in my mailbox last night?!?  Your package finally arrived.  :-)  The candles look a bit battered, but they smell wonderful, even through the wrapping.  I can just imagine how nice it will be when they're lit.  And more French music!  *beams*  I was going to bring my small CD player with me to the office today so I could listen to it while I work, but it was already raining this morning when I got up, so I decided to leave anything unnecessary at home.  I have no exciting plans tonight (New Year's Eve), so I may listen to it then.

greedy_dancer :  Remember that package I sent you in early October that never arrived?  Well, I don't know why, but the French postal service sent it back to me.  It was waiting on my doorstep when I got home yesterday.  There's something stamped across it, but it's too faint for me to read.  Question:  Are packages ever left at the door in France, or does the Post Office just leave you a delivery notice that you have to take in to collect the parcel?  If it's the latter, all I can think is that for some reason you never received the notice that a parcel was being held for you, and so after a certain period of time it was just returned to the sender.  Assuming what's inside survived intact, I'll try sending it to you again after the holiday madness is over.

Tavi :  I still don't know how to answer.  I was tossing and turning and dreaming about it last night, lol.  Hopefully he's busy doing "important historic work" and hasn't noticed the lack of response yet.  Soon though, I promise.

Finally, this picture of Kyiv *points to icon* was on the front of the Christmas card  jenni_snake sent me.  I asked her if she could turn it into an icon, and she did!  Isn't it beautiful?


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Dec. 31st, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
happy new year!
oh my! that parcel!

yeah, i imagine your scenario is the likeliest to have happened, as La Poste rarely bothers even going up the stairs in appartment buildings to knock on your door, and mailboxes in Paris are always too small to leave parcels in! *kicks La Poste*

you'll have to start checking your own mailbox in a couple of weeks *g*

Happy New Year!
Jan. 1st, 2006 10:22 am (UTC)
Re: happy new year!
But you got the Halloween package okay, didn't you? And did the Christmas one arrive yet?

Happy New Year to you, too!
Jan. 1st, 2006 08:02 am (UTC)
Yay! Finally! Although waaaah for the candles? :-( They were really neat, looked like a real bar of chocolate and all. Also, I hope you like the music. He's quite a lot about the texts and I don't know whether the words were in the CD or not but let me know if you want help with them.

Oh, and Happy New Year!
Jan. 1st, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)
The poor candles still look like a chocolate bar, but one that's just been a little battered. I've never seen candles like that here; it's very clever. And thanks for the offer about the lyrics. I'll keep that in mind.

Hope you had a nice New Year's Eve. I'm being very wicked and looking forward to the idea that we're probably going to have rain tomorrow for the Rose Parade. First time in 51 years, if it happens.
Jan. 1st, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)
Yay! Glad it worked. :-) Happy New Year to you too, btw!
Jan. 1st, 2006 10:50 am (UTC)
Hey, you're around! I didn't think I'd see you (? sounds odd, doesn't it) today. And I heard this morning on CNN that the spigot was turned off. Said so!

I read the convos, and have much to say. Will post later (today if I get a chance, but it might not be while you're still online). I also want to say something about the discussion you and Tavi have been having re affirmative action, but I need to check my facts first. I think there's an element in what the U.S. has done that doesn't translate at all to a European model.
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