I have a very good friend who lives in Switzerland. This is a friendship I cherish, and even though we don't talk to each other nearly often enough and see each other even less when we are finally in the same place at the same time is is as though no time has passed at all and we pick up exactly where we left off. In 2004 when I spent a year in Switzerland she played a vital role in my life and our friendship really cemented itself. She made the long trek to Canada for my wedding, but sadly when her turn down the aisle came this summer I unfortunately couldn't make it. However, I did get a chance to see her many times during our epic Boyd Family Swiss trip last May. We caught up, told stories, shared meals, and made new memories while reminiscing on old ones. She is a good friend - one for the ages you could say.
So I shouldn't have been surprised as I was when at Christmas I received an email saying that she was gifting us a three month "subscription" to a local chocolate shop in her hometown, and that from January through to March we would be receiving a hand selected box of locally made chocolate samples from them. At first I thought I hadn't read the german written email correctly - and then toward the end of January the first box arrived.
I didn't tell Jakob what I suspected might be in the box, so when he opened it he pretty much thought he'd died and gone straight to heaven.
Best present ever! Looking forward to February's chocolates of the month.
Thank you Anja - xo.