Tuesday, March 21, 2006

BBM3 - A four month trek to Italy



There are about a dozen BBM3 packages which never arrived. Nancy's package for Pascale was shipped in mid November and four months later was finally delivered to Pascale - YES! Dare I hope that a few more will surface?

Hello Cathy,

Hope you are well. Do you remember me? I’m Pascale, from Italy and took part in your BBM 3 last November, but I’ve not received my package... until Thursday. Yes, it has finally arrived!

Nancy sent it to me from San Francisco on November 16: it took exactly 4 months to reach Italy – quite incredible. I guess Nancy would have taken the same time if she came here on foot and handed it over personally!!

Imagine my surprise when I arrived home and found a note saying there was a large parcel for me at the post office. Nancy’s package included various sugary snacks and also wasabi peas, which I had never tried before. And there was a very nice letter describing her Thanksgiving American/Asian traditions, together with two beautiful cards with pictures of the farmer’s market in San Francisco and interesting recipes. Finally, three food sections of her local newspaper and a nice picture of her kitchen. I enclose a picture of her package – Sorry for the poor quality, but my camera is quite old.

Have a nice day

Pascale

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy,

I was reading again what I wrote you last week. Well, I was quite in a hurry and see I made some mistakes: The months the package took are indeed 4 and not 5 and the photo was of Nancy's kitchen - not yours, obviously!

Again, thanks for this experience. I hope the package I mailed in November is still on its way to Asia and not stuck somewhere.

Bye


pascale

Cathy said...

Pascale - I'm so sorry, I should have caught both of those. I guess it was late when I posted this and I didn't even think to check the math! Anyway, I've corrected both now.

anni said...

Hi, Cathy,
There is hope!

Tootles,

Anni

rowena said...

Cathy, you can not how happy to read this post. Not because I participated in BBM-3, but I am so ecstatic for Pascale whom I don't even know! His experience mirrors mine!! My sis sent a Xmas package from Hawaii around Thanksgiving last year and as of yet, it still hasn't arrived. But now after reading this, I will have my husband go down to the central P.O. and make the rompipalle (Pascale should know this term). Of course, should it arrive while I'm here in HI, I guess I gotta wait til I get back. ;-)

J said...

hi cathy, oops...hope everything works out as planned and nothing goes disappearing for good!

Dagmar said...

Oh, how wonderful. This makes me hope that my lost BBM 2 parcel which I sent from Sweden to US maybe still will be delivered to the recipient some day...

Rachel said...

What a fun idea, Cathy! Are you thinking of doing a BBM4? Would love to participate!

Rachel said...

Oops, after a little searching, I see that I'm waaay behind and clueless in this whole BBM thing. Will have to do more homework on this...

Cathy said...

Hi Rachel - as you probably discovered BBM4 is winding down right now. It was hosted by Templar. I haven't heard anything about BBM5 yet.