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For those not already aware of the #ParcelsOfJoy project on Twitter run by the wonderful Bex allow me to give you a little background.

Initially thought up as a way for her to share her batches of home baking, Bex hatched on the idea of a parcel exchange with strangers willing to share a little happiness with each other via post – be this baked cookies, banana bread, fudge or non edible delights such as books or knitted goodies.  In fact, looking at the pictures posted by participants of the project, there are a variety of items being sent and gratefully received by strangers.

Having participated in some swaps, I can honestly say I am truly honoured and touched at the lovely and thoughtful parcels of joy I have been sent.  Something so lovely about sending someone a parcel of random loveliness just to try and brighten their day.

Leading on from Bex’s recent post on Parcels of Joy blog I thought I would introduce myself and add a little about me.

I’m Kate, a city girl that moved out to the countryside.  I love to read (might give the game away with all the book reviews eh?), I knit when I can, my wool collection rivals my book collection, I love to knit practical things like hats, scarves, wrist/hand warmers, cleaning cloths.  Ok so I don’t like to knit garments because I get fed up before I finish them usually (there’s a pile of half finished projects in a box somewhere!).  I have a daughter who loves books too, it’s great to teach young ones to have an appreciation of books.  
I’m married to a wonderful man who seems to be able to turn his hand to most things – burst pipes, engine troubles, replastering walls, building fences and gates….think I got lucky marrying that one!  

I love going for walks on the old railway line that runs through our village, seeing the history of the line through the old bridges that are still in place and seeing the ever changing landscape always cheers me up.  I also love to sit and watch the sea, something so mesmerising about it.
I have a slight unhealthy addiction to watching tv shows like NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory.  But equally, I am fascinated when there are documentaries on about the Cold War or mythology, witchcraft and the likes.  
I am a stationary fiend, I cannot walk past places like Paperchase etc without going in to “look”.  You can never have enough notebooks and pens!  
I love candles, something soothing about watching the flickering flame on a candle.  
I’m lactose intolerant, but that doesn’t stop me eating chocolate….it should,  but it doesn’t.  
A big fan of baking and cooking, but sometimes my enthusiasm isn’t matched by abilities, but I can boast an impressive recipe books.  
Interested in local and Scottish history and folklore – it’s always nice to find out things about the places you visit or where you live. 

Can’t think of anything else really to say about myself really, apart from thank you to all the lovely people that have sent me a Parcel of Joy, I have been touched and humbled by your gestures and they have definitely brightened my day.

If you would like to find out more about the project, check out Bex’s blog.

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