Imagine our delight when the postman delivered this to us today:
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All the way from Tasmania was a box of chocolates, made in Tasmania and a pouch of 'kangaroo strips' doggie treats for Bess.
No, seriously I kid you not. The number one ingredient is er, kangaroo.
Inevitably, that too was made in Australia. Bess has sampled one and has been jumping about the place like mad.
I shall not embarrass the senders by full name but their covering note said this:
"Dear Mark, Pat, Bess and Boss*,
Thank you so much for showing us your home when we visited Settle in August. It was truly the highlight of my visit I even bought the T shirt. You have even rekindled Steve's interest in model railways.
Please find enclosed a small token of our appreciation in return.
Very kindest regards for such wonderful memories,
Gwyn and Steve
*Boss - the cat, of course
Thank you Gwyn and Steve. What a lovely gesture.