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Posted: Thursday 12 July, 2007

by Rosemary at 3:30pm in Anything goes 10 comments Add your own

I've had the funniest morning. You may recall a previous post about how much my horse and his chum, Johnny, like Marmite sandwiches. Well, Wanda, who comments regularly on the diary, told me that she hadn't experienced Marmite. I therefore undertook to send Wanda a jar of the lovely brown, sticky stuff.

I duly purchased the Marmite, but decided that it was a rather sparse gift from Scotland so I put together a wee Scottish hamper (and I do mean wee - it was all accommodated in a biscuit box) of Scottish delicacies, guaranteed to rot the teeth and widen the girth. As I put the last things in this morning, I thought it might be interesting to enclose a copy of each of out two local rags. So I bought two copies of the "Alloa Advertiser" and two copies of the "Wee County News", put one set in the box and wrapped the parcel up with the last of the brown paper and miles of parcel tape, and left one set on the kitchen table to read later.

Before going to the Post Office, I made a cup of tea and decided to skim through the local rags - "Alloa Advertiser" first, the "WCN" next, only to discover that I had two "Advertisers"- which meant, of course, that Wanda had two "WCN" in her box. So I unpacked the box very carefully, swapped the newspapers round, rewrapped the parcel and headed off to the Post Office.

When I got to the Post Office, the lady behind the counter asked me to put the parcel on the scales. "Oh", she said, sadly, "it weighs more than 2kg" and explained that being over 2kg made it expensive to send. "What's in it?" she asked. "Marmite", I replied. "Oh," she said. "Could you take a jar out and I'll rewrap it for you? It's only 70g over." So I unwrapped the box, removed something weighing 95g (not the Marmite) and the lady in the Post Office produced a roll of parcel tape and sealed up the parcel again. Finally, it was consigned to the mail box.

So, enjoy, Wanda. And remember to clean your teeth!

Comments

claire

Friday 13 July, 2007 at 5:28pm

I hope Wanda likes the marmite!!

have a nice holiday and hope the hound is ok.

claire

Friday 13 July, 2007 at 5:28pm

I hope Wanda likes the marmite!!

have a nice holiday and hope the hound is ok.

claire

Friday 13 July, 2007 at 5:28pm

I hope Wanda likes the marmite!!

have a nice holiday and hope the hound is ok.

Sue

Saturday 14 July, 2007 at 10:56am

I'm sure Wanda will appreciate the parcel!

Is the stress of the Wee County given oor Claire a stutttterrr? ;-)

Wanda

Friday 20 July, 2007 at 5:24am

My Dear Rosemary!! I fell so SPECIAL!! I can not wait to receive that package!!!! Not only because of the Marmite but because you took such thought and kindness every step of the way!! Thank You Rosemary, from the bottom of my heart. And, I do not care one lick if my girth gets bigger or if I rot a tooth or two!! I WILL ENJOY!!!

Wanda

Friday 20 July, 2007 at 5:25am

I got so excited I forgot how to spell feel. Foolish me!

Wanda

Friday 20 July, 2007 at 5:47am

How are the cheeps doing? Any new pictures coming our way???? Hint! Hint!!

Have a most wonderful day! And the same to Dan, also!!

How long did it take you to get to London?

Vegmonkey

Saturday 28 July, 2007 at 10:43pm

A fab job you are doing! We bought a house with the intention of turning the back garden into a sort of kitchen garden as we didn't fancy the hassle of going to an allotment.

It really is a learning process! You seem to have come a long way...providing courses is great, and it looks as if it is helping to pay for your lifestyle. Any chance of a few more pics with the blog? I'd love to see more of what u are doing.

Also, hope you don't mind but i linked my blog to u.

Malc

Sunday 29 July, 2007 at 11:13am

You'll probably find Marmite is good for keeping flies off the horse. Our mare Xena has her feed moistened with watered down Marmite.

Love the site, we're setting up on an eight-acre croft on the Orkney island of Westray. Pigs and veg should be no problem, but I'm a bit worried about the poultry.

Wanda

Thursday 2 August, 2007 at 3:28pm

Hi Rosemary and Dan;

We are having thunder storms today. We sure need the rain. It is very dry here. How is the garden doing? Miss you guys posting! I am waiting for that taste of Marmite. Hopefully it will pop up in the mail soon. Our garden is doing well! Our potato and onion plants are huge this year!! Hope what is under ground is good, also!! Have a nice day!

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