However much we try to immerse ourselves into the Canadian way of life by eating local produce as much as possible, getting a ‘care package’ from England is such a huge treat.
My wonderful sister-in-law sent us a Christmas present today which hubby ripped in to as soon as he was home from work. I am so excited about the custard powder it’s ridiculous. I bought a tub of custard powder from my local grocery store a while ago and I’d stashed it in the back of the cupboard because it was so expensive, it was the type we used to get years ago where you have to add it to a saucepan of hot milk, all I can say is total disaster! I made an apple crumble to go with it but it really didn’t work. Instant foolproof custard will be such a treat on a wintery Sunday afternoon.
It’s funny that in the virtual world we live in where you can see loved ones while you chat and order gifts on the Internet that receiving something in the mail is still so special. In the short time we have lived here we have received parcels from my parents, our sisters and my dear friend K. Each parcel has been so gratefully received that you can’t imagine it unless you’d lived it. A little reminder of the familiar in an unfamiliar world is just fantastic.