Thursday, January 03, 2008

Gifts from Boston

Received a lovely surprise in the mail today - a small box of gifts from Boston, USA. What with Christmas and the holidays I had completely forgotten I had taken part in the International City Swap, hosted by Shelley.

Basically what we do is we swap cities/towns. You put together a package that you think best represents the place where you live, and what you love about it. Or, if you think where you live is ridiculous, you can put in the silliest things you can find. It’s up to your own creativity. Last year there were packages circulating: from Detroit to Alaska, NYC to Rome, Jordan, NY to Turin, Italy, San Jose, CA to Australia, and Atlanta, Georgia to Rome.

I sent a package of Aussie stuff, including a packet of Tim Tams, to Alli in San Francisco and I received a package from Ulli in Boston. My goodies included a Boston 2008 calendar with various points of interest marked, such as where Ulli lives, and the park where she had a really bad date!; a very cute little red lobster fridge magnet (seems like they like their lobster in Boston); A Boston guide book, very necessary for any future trips there (well they do have a marathon!); a Red Sox cap (seems like lobster is not the only thing they are passionate about); a packet of Hershey's Kisses and a "Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate" card. I love surprises!


Tesso said...

How cool! BTW one of my favourite running songs is the Red Sox anthem sung by The Dropkick Murphies .... nothing to do with the title ;-)

Ewen said...

What a neat idea. Now you'll have to run the Boston Marathon wearing that cap!

"The only planet with chocolate and coffee" would have been better.

Two Fruits said...

You could run Boston marathon wearing Red socks.

IHateToast said...

how cool is that? it's like penpals but older with more humour. not that i didn't like the letters: "In my town, I like to play on the swings in the park."

did you write: "In my town, I get wired on legally brewed stimulants."?

Me said...

Awesome! You got it! :)