Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Presents From South Africa

On the first day of Christmas my true friends, Samuel and Wallace sent me a box.
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot, got a box!
Okie Dokie Lee said I could work at opening and lookie when I got it open it was wedged full.
Now I have to start opening the wrapped presents!

I got a postage tag stuck to my face!
I open my own presents.
WooHoo I got a stuffie!

The gifts that represent their country mean the most to us.  The Ndebele Fertility Doll well I doubt if she can help here since Lee and I both have had our ectomies but we think she is so sweet.  Lee over the years has collected pin cushions and we think with her soft head she will sit with the pin cushion collection.
A towel set with pot holders which have Nguni Cattle native to South Africa well we will have a hard time using them but they will come out for special occasions.
Zulu bead pin.  Each color represents something.  When Lee wears that I know many 
people will ask her and she can pass on the story that it came from the Soul of Africa.
When I or Lee wear the sunflower bandanas people ask us about them.
And goodies galore. 
The one box sure held a lot of presents.
We decorated our fireplace mantel only this year.  Simple but festive.
For Christmas we served cranberry walnut stuffed pork chops, apple cranberries in a sweet sauce, steamed green beans with a fresh mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes and home made rolls.
Lee baked a white cake and decorated it with blue poinsettia cream frosting.
We sure do miss Samuel and Wallace there are just so many who don't post anymore.

We got a very short Christmas greeting from Puddles another one we have lost.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot 

32 comments :

  1. How cool to get a present from dem!

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  2. Sweet Wil, you look so silly with the labels stuck on your furs. :) But it's great you open your own pressies (and some of your Mom's too, me thinks). Your fireplace area is lovely, and your Christmas supper looks delicious. Did your Mom really decorate that cake herself? She could go into business!! Love, licks and wiggles.

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    1. Yes Lee decorated the cake. She took a professional cake decorating course with Fantasy In Frosting years ago. Don't learn unless you expect to be hit upon by friends to do their wedding cakes which Lee has done many times. We have shown all of our icing tips and decorating a cake in one of our previous post.
      Wills

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  3. Those sure were some very nice and interesting gifts. We miss a lot of our pals who don’t blog any more too we hope Puddles is behaving herself.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  4. We hope you and Lee had a wonderful Christmas! We got to speak to our friend who is living in Namibia, she was going to Cape Town for the New Year - We wonder if she saw a black and a wheaten Scottish Terrier when she was out and about?

    What a beautiful cake! Your Lee is very talented!

    Edgar and his mum

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  5. That was so sweet of Wallace and Samuel to send you such a nice pressie package. We miss them (and Puddles) too. Your dinner and especially the cake look delish.

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    1. Millie and Walter, thank you SO much for our Christmas card, we really appreciate it. Mom has been SUPER lazy about checking our post box, so we only got it today. Was lovely to hear from you xxx

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  6. What thoughtful friends. That cake is amazing. It is always hard when our pals stop blogging.

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  7. What a great present. We miss Samuel and Wallace, too. We saw biltong in the shops the other day and thought of them. And you heard from Puddles??!!

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    1. Awwwww thank you guys. Sending love and licks, Wal and Sam xxx

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  8. I miss my "Speak like a South African" lessons. They were lekkers.

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    1. Glad to see you haven't forgotten what we taught you. Sending much love, Wal and Sam xxx

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  9. What wonderful presents! your dinner looks delicious and the cake is beautiful
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  10. Those presents from South Africa are so special. And your Christmas dinner looks totally yummy. Gail too goes for the 'simple but festive' look and we think your mantelpiece is most attractive.
    And rest assured Sweet William, I have plenty still to say on my blog! (And I hope you do too - we love reading about your Nati City).
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  11. that are super gifts... I love the love letter!!!! maybe you can use that postage tag to travel to ZA to visit samuel an wallace?

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  12. What lovely gifts. Wasn't it nice of them to think of you. That Cake. OMC it is just beautiful. Such a talented lady your Lee. Hugs and Love
    Pea

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    1. The cake only takes three icing tips. I used like a Wilton 366 tip for the poinsettia. Basically a leaf tip. Happy New Year Pea
      Wills

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    2. So Wills I need some tips on training the human. I was up at 3am , awakened by the dredded possum. So I was trying to tell the humans that he was in the garden. They get up early this morning and they noticed the apricot tree had been stripped of its fruit and the rest half eaten. If they had listened to me they would have known that I was telling them the little darling was in the tree. So I am looking for tips as to how I train them to listen to my alerts. Love Pea

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    3. Oh No! The fruit is gone? To taste life's fruit sometimes you have to go out on a limb and I guess that old possum was willing. Humans require a lot of work to train but their minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right. And sometimes the right time involves money. So maybe in having to buy apricots they already have been taught to listen to you.
      Wills

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  13. Hari OM
    Oh yes we do miss some of the dear furiends who seem to have moved on - I especially miss Puddles, so glad you have heard from her.

    You surely did very well this Christmas, dear boy and Lee's meal and cake are LUSHIOUS looking. Wishing so much that is good for 2018. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  14. Wow, there sure was a lot in that one box! Did you get any of the cake?

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    1. Let them eat cake ~ Yes I got a plate with a little bit of everything on it then Lee puts some dog kibble on top. On holidays I get human food.
      Wills

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  15. It is so nice to see you Sweet William. Love the mantel decorations. I remember our dad had a tree just like yours. Brings back fond memories. You Lee makes cakes so beautiful. Glad to see you. For some reason I only have one computer that will comment on blogs. I do not know what happen that I can no longer post on my work computer. I hope and pray that 2018 will be your best year every.
    Your friend, Bentley and Pat

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  16. What amazing gifts! That is a beautiful cake too. Glad to hear you had a fun Christmas. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

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  17. We are SO happy you enjoyed your goodie box Lee and Wills! Mom also did minimal decorating this year, she says things just aren't the same anymore and didn't have the ooomph needed to go all out.
    Your Christmas dinner looked amazing. We hope you got to share it with friends. And Lee's cake is gorgeous! We had no idea Lee decorated cakes, our mom also did a course a few years back.
    Well, a very Happy New Year to you both. We hope you have a brilliant year.
    Much love,
    Wally, Sammy and mom
    xoxo

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    1. Again Thank You Robyn, Wally & Sammy you made Christmas morning very special for us. We love you back for being a friend.
      Wills & Lee

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  18. OMD, dude, that is one FABulous pressie package!!!! I, too, miss Sammy and Wally! You knows they got my name in the pressie exchange a few years back, and send the bestest pressies!!! Your dinner looks amazin'! and so does that cake! You knows...I likes cake...☺
    I found Puddles on IG! She's got lots of new brudders! or...minions...BOL!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  19. Whoot! What a swell package you and Miss Le received from your good furends!
    It sure traveled a LONG way to find you:)

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