Have I got cool friends or what? As many of you know, tomorrow is my birthday (yes, during finals week — sigh!), but the gifts have already begun rolling in. Pictured is the book from my friend Alessandra in Rome, who knows well my obsession with Wombats and found the perfect book to appease that. Simons’ tome addresses “Pre-Raphaelites and Australian Animals in in Victorian London” and is chock full of wonderful illustrations. I love it!
Not to be outdone, the Boojums sent a lovely package — those of you who’ve received such packages know that the outside is every bit as lovely as the contents — with a fantastic map of London, a jar of Marmite and the most amazing card with a photograph of a magpie quill pen.
Big smiles here, as you can imagine! Besides, when I got home a few minutes ago I had another package: pecan chocolates from New Mexico. Thanks, Mom and Dad!