Hope you are well and had a fab weekend!
We certainly had a fun filled one! It was our CrossFit box’s 1st birthday party on Saturday and we had a wonderful time with all our CrossFit friends, celebrating not only the box’s success in its first year but also the end of the CrossFit Open! Most of us were still sore from 14.5 (thrusters and burpees)!
Then on Sunday, we did nothing and that was about all we could do! :-S The clocks went forward too, that does nothing to help a hangover I tell you! But a breakfast of smoked mackerel and sautéed kale, along with a massive mug of coffee certainly hits the spot!
Today I was hoping to bring you a post about what I had received from my Foodie Pen Pal – however there was a delay and I haven’t received my package yet. So instead I thought I would show you what I sent my pen pal instead!
First of all, a brief introduction on what Foodie Pen Pals is all about.
Basically on the 5th of each month, you are sent a name and email address of a pen pal. You then contact that person, find out a bit about them, their likes and dislikes and then compile a foodie package to send out to them (the spending limit is £10/$15 including postage). Someone different then does the same for you. It is open to everyone – US pen pals will be signed up with other US ones and Europeans with other Europeans etc, helps with the postage!
My assigned Pen Pal this month was Annette in Austria. After receiving an email of her likes and dislikes, I headed to some of my local stores to find some unique treats I thought she might like. And this is what I sent…
I based my choices on what I knew Annette liked and I also went with British companies, finding unique treats that she may never have seen before.
I’m really pleased as Annette loved what I sent her! If you like the look of anything, simply click on the name and it will take you to the website.
I will let you all know what I received when it arrives in the post. Isn’t it great that even in this day and age we can connect via the internet and then do something traditional like send a personal package! Combining the best of both worlds I think. Why not head over to Lindsay’s blog and give it a try!