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?