>No TWD – instead a package from Minnesota


Barely survived the weekend… Followed by a manic monday, what will the rest of this week bring me?
All the stress started last Thursday when most of the European airspace was closed and all flights cancelled due to volcanic ash-clouds from the erupted volcano Eyjafjallajökull on Iceland.
My manager was in Oslo and got stuck there… All the trains were full, cars were rented, hotels booked full, same for the restaurants. Luckily our business travel agency was smart enough to have booked some rooms for my manager and his colleagues. Eventually we managed to get them all back to The Netherlands by borrowing cars from Norwegian colleagues.

Friday I visited a friend in Meppel, we went shopping and had some hot cocoa after the shops had closed. When we returned to the parking garage at 21h50, we were unpleasantely surprised: the garage had closed at 21h30 and there was no way to get my car out!! We also managed to miss the last bus and ended up walking to my friends home, which took us about 30 minutes. She then drove me home in their car.

Saturday I got up early (7h30) to catch the bus to the train station, I managed to miss the bus by 2 minutes… When I finally arrived at the train station I bought my ticket and missed my train. Eventually I arrived in Meppel around 10h00, walked to my car and drove back home.

When I returned home I was pleasantly surprised when my neighbor told me she had accepted a parcel for me. I knew Cora from Minnesota had sent me something, but wasn’t expecting it yet as the airspace above most part of Europe was still closed.

I love how almost all the sides of the parcel had stamps on them, I’ve never seen so many different stamps in one place :). Everything arrived in perfect condition: two packages of wild rice, a bag of mini peanut butter cups and two packages of normal-sized peanut butter cups. I shared one of the normal-sized packages of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with my mom and she really liked them. I can’t wait to cook with the rice and bake with the mini peanut butter cups!


6 Responses to “>No TWD – instead a package from Minnesota”

  1. sarah (Catch A Cub In Its Den) Says:

    >can't wait to see what you do with the mini peanut butter cups! i personally don't like them, but they are my boyfriend's favorite.

  2. Marie Says:

    >What a lucky package to receive Marthe!! Surprise packages from friends are the best kinds! You are lucky to have gotten it. Hardly any planes are flying now! xxoo

  3. natalia Says:

    >Ciao ! I hope you are more ralxed (and eating your sweets) now !

  4. Melissa Says:

    >What a great package! I'm glad it arrived safe and sound. Can't wait to see what you bake with your new ingredients.

  5. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella Says:

    >Aww a package like that can really make one's day! How fantastic and I bet you're going to have fun baking with all of those goodies 🙂

  6. FabFrugalFood Says:

    >You – and your blog – are so creative! Glad I discovered you!– Donna

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