Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Delivered with a Soggy Bottom


We got back from an afternoons Christmas shopping in Llandudno for stocking fillers and a spot of lunch yesterday to find this in the garage.  It was in a cardboard box but when Alan picked it up the bottom literally fell out of it as it was so soggy.  It had been raining all day and perhaps the delivery guys van was a bit wet ... our garage floor was certainly moist!!!

It's our annual Christmas 'thank you' present from the company Alan works through for the day job.  They downgraded from the Fortnum and Mason ones we used to get a couple of years ago, but these are just as lovely.


Inside the little cool pack were these.


And the rest of the hamper, once it was cleared of the paper straw ...


...was full of these.

Not a bad selection, it should keep Alan and any Christmas guests in tasty nibbles for quite a while.  Unfortunately there is little of it that I can eat just the mince pies and the onion marmalade, but it is a lovely gift and very appreciated.


After a nice lunch out and then coming home to sort through all this food, all that we could manage for our supper was a chip bun each ... very tasty washed down with a can of cider  :-)

Sue xx

17 comments:

  1. How lovely. And the Wicker Hamper is fabulous!

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  2. What a lovely hamper to receive. A great selection of goodies. X

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  3. The crisp bag seems somewhat incongruious

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  4. I am glad it was just the box soggy, presumably because of the weather - not the contents drenched in wine and glittering with broken glass. ENJOY - and the hamper will be a treasure for years

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  5. Lovely hamper, did a bottle of something break?

    Julie xxxx

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  6. That is a lovely selection of goodies and a nice wicker hamper, too! Have you thought about what you will re-purpose it for? :)

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  7. That's a bloody good hamer - we have those as prizes in our works raffles - our xmas present will be a very cheap cholocate selection box

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  8. A lovely hamper, anything free helps with the coffers. I find a simple tea is just as nice.

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  9. What a lovely hamper filled with such wonderful treats !

    cheers, parsnip

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  10. That's a very nice gift indeed. Lovely.
    J x

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  11. Ooh! What fun to open it up and see all the treats. I could live on just those for a couple of days! I've never had onion marmalade so let us know how it tastes. I made carrot marmalade once and it was good.

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  12. What a lovely hamper. Everything looks so tasty.

    God bless.

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  13. Oh what a fabulous hamper! It's been years since I've received one, but used to love going through all the goodies and luxuries that I would not have purchased for myself.

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  14. I, too, feared there was carnage inside so I'm glad it is all OK. I can rarely eat food hamper gifts- for me it's Nightshade problems and very limited dairy, but it's still great to know there are things for guests and I can just sort myself out.

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  15. You can't beat a great chip butty. Love hampers as they are little surprises inside.

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  16. What a beautiful hamper. Do you still have all the other wicker hampers you have received? What do you use them for? Used to love chip butties when I was a kid. My DH, who is Canadian, thought that was the most bizarre thing he'd ever hears.lol

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