Dutch Treat

19 Dec
Dutch Treat Club - [cover drawing?] (LOC)

Dutch Treat Club – [cover drawing?] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Dutch Treat or, The Kind People You Meet In Blogging.


Knock knock!

Who’s there?

The courier.

The courier who?

The courier who’s bringing you a parcel and would like to get home for his dinner after a long day of traffic jams, bad weather and suspicious people who won’t open the door and take this *%^£! parcel off my hands so I can get back to my own wife and family.  We celebrate Christmas too, you know; they’d like me to be there.

An unexpected parcel arrives.

I open it (obviously).

Photo by Best DSC!

Who sent me a notebook?

A broken notebook, because I hear rattling?

No, wait!  It’s even better than an electronic gadget – it’s…food!

Photo by Best DSC!

Dutch food, from my kind and generous blogging friend, KiwiDutch. Please visit her blog, because it’s cheaper than sending a ‘thank you’ card.

We have eaten the perishables (yummy) and saved the rest for Christmas.

Thank you for the lovely surprise, KiwiDutch!

thank you note for every language

thank you note for every language (Photo credit: woodleywonderworks)

And while I’m thanking people:

45 Responses to “Dutch Treat”

  1. Janet Williams December 19, 2012 at 11:11 #

    I think we all get this subtle hint of being your faithful reader/follower, Tilly. The expectations on your poor readers are simply too high. I’ve decided to un-follow you. One can’t just send you a mass-produced Christmas card, no, that won’t do, one must send a BOX, and not a small box, it has to be huge, and courier delivered! Now KiwiDutch has set this new trend……


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 19, 2012 at 11:40 #

      I immediately checked my stats to see if you were joking about un-following me. Phew!

      I have the best, kindest and most generous readers in the blogosphere.


  2. vivinf rance December 19, 2012 at 11:13 #

    Poor courier. I first wrote Pour courier, so I will add – a drink.


  3. Janet Williams December 19, 2012 at 11:14 #

    No, that was not a Thank You note in EVERY language. You can add 2 more at least: 谢谢 (Chinese) xièxie and Terima Kasih (Malay).


  4. viveka December 19, 2012 at 11:20 #

    Fantastic …. I hope you gave the courier a good tip. *smile “Tack så mycket” in Swedish by the way.


  5. sarsm December 19, 2012 at 11:56 #

    KiwiDutch is without a doubt one of the gems in this world. 😀


  6. laurieanichols December 19, 2012 at 12:31 #

    Janet is so funny. KiwiDutch truly has set the bar very high for the rest of us :).


  7. bevchen December 19, 2012 at 13:15 #

    Ooooh, wow. Look at all those goodies! You clearly have amazing readers!


  8. gigihawaii December 19, 2012 at 14:41 #

    How nice of her! I love blog friends. They are the best!


  9. terry1954 December 19, 2012 at 16:18 #

    you must have been a very good girl this year to receive such a nice gift!!!!!


  10. SchmidleysScribbling December 19, 2012 at 17:56 #

    did you know the word Cookie is Dutch? If you say chocolate cookie, you are using an Aztec and Dutch words. English is an interesting language is it not?? Dianne who loves Dutch cookies (as made by her Dutch Nana).


  11. robincoyle December 19, 2012 at 20:23 #

    Just when I finished my Christmas shopping you now tell me I need to set you a box of American treats? Rats.


  12. Tom (Aquatom1968) December 19, 2012 at 21:34 #

    I’ll do you another Christmas header for next year if you like, Tilly! 😉


  13. adinparadise December 19, 2012 at 22:19 #

    What a kind bloggie friend. Now you need to send kiwidutch some of your Maltesers. 🙂


  14. kateshrewsday December 19, 2012 at 22:51 #

    What a lovely surprise, Tilly!


  15. benzeknees December 20, 2012 at 06:07 #

    Nice! Where do i get a Dutch friend so I can get goodies too?


  16. Grannymar December 20, 2012 at 16:56 #

    A very thoughtful gift, Enjoy!


  17. Pearl December 20, 2012 at 17:59 #


    And I’m normal? I finally qualify. Thank you Twilight years.


  18. Perfecting Motherhood December 20, 2012 at 18:38 #

    Very nice! I think Kiwidutch may be tired of reading about Maltesers and would like you to try other treats. 🙂


  19. kiwidutch December 20, 2012 at 22:30 #

    After being in bed hiding from the kids yesterday (their last day In school) with sniffles and wheezing that they politely gifted to me several weeks earlier and then shook off themselves, After coughing like crazy and only 4 hours sleep last night I came out from under the covers because Kiwi Daughter announced that she had offered to “do dessert” for an end of year do for 18-20 people and then made it clear that Mama will probably actually be the one doing most of this work.
    Ok, so a home made ice-cream taart is in the freezer and the gingerbread dough is in the fridge waiting for kids to roll it tomorrow morning and I left the kids with Himself and retreated back to bed for the afternoon. Therefore you can not imagine what a nice surprise this post was to wake up to later this afternoon… cheered me up no end!

    Opps sorry about the computer box, “hoax” but take it from me… you don;t want this model, Himself has already sent the rotten thing back to the company for repair twice and he’s only had it for four months,
    We kept the box in case it had to go back (again!) but I didn’t think it would get that far, it was this week with our computer expert again, after giving yet another sudden stop, black screen turn itself off malfunctions (four of them in a few hours) and I think if it stays like this then Himself is going to be tempted to give it flying lessons off our third floor balcony.

    Each time it comes back from the factory they say it’s in perfect working order… we start to wonder if they are actually examining our machine because it repeats its behaviour the minute it arrives back here.
    It would be fine if it remembers what it had been doing when it had it;s brain-fade episode but sadly it takes all your work with it., so no Tilly, even gifting this rotten little machine to someone would have been a nasty trick. Food is definitely better 🙂

    Enjoy the goodies!!!! Merry Christmas!!!


  20. Three Well Beings December 23, 2012 at 05:25 #

    I just love hearing that you received some goodies from one of your blogging friends. How thoughtful! And I love the Star Trek poster…and couldn’t agree more! 🙂


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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