Happy to report that there is only one parcel outstanding (and poor Catherine of Tours et Tartines (BE) can now probably figure out who she's supposed to get her parcel from...) - you would think that when you're sejourning in the very city where your recipient lives, posting a parcel at a local post office should make sense... surely, the parcel couldn't take more than a few days to arrive and, it being Belgium, certainly wouldn't get lost. Well, you can never be sure as one blogger had to find out. Her parcel STILL hasn't reached its recipient and that's after almost 4 weeks of sending it. Another parcel is on its way. ... and just when I thought I could sit back and relax, I receive an email from Freya of Writing at the Kitchen Table (UK) saying that she has received her parcel from Sophie of Wonder Kitchen (FR). So it seems that parcels are reaching their destinations already, BEFORE the actual deadline for sending them!
Here's the full list of participants, details on who's received and blogged about their parcel will be updated daily!
A Cat in the Kitchen (SE) has received a wonderful package of Estonian treats including a butter knife, a cat finger doll, a marzipan frog and cow fudge from nami-nami (EST).
A Foodie Froggy in Paris (FR) has received her parcel from I am gluten-free (UK). She is giving up all good intentions as she digs into clotted cream fudge, aniseed chew bars and chutneys...
Anne's Food (SE) is enjoying Austrian sweets courtesy of Paulchen's Foodblog (AT). From cat lover to cat lover a parcel that would have me drooling over its Mozartkugeln, Manner Schnitten and other of my very own childhood sweets, if it weren't for an overdose I had at the beginning of this event...
Clivia's Cuisine (SE) has received her parcel from küchenkrieg and writes about unfrozen (!) icecream, jelly, edible smurfs and kinder chocolate eggs... yes, with a surprise inside!
Cook Sister!(UK) has received her parcel from The Golden Shrimp (CH) and blogs about home-made meringues, liquorice, swiss chocolate and dehydrated soya sheets (!) here.
Crispy Waffle (NL) has received an apologetic "while-you're-waiting" package with a honeyspoon, honey, tea and home-made spiced apple jam from thepassionatecook. The REAL DEAL childhood sweets packet is here.
Dolce (DE) has received her parcel from The Kitchen Pantry (IT) and tells us all about Italian sweets, but also some pasta, ink sugo and home-made jams here.
Eat the right stuff (UK) - has received her parcel from Clivia's Cuisine (SE) and tells us about a bounty of sweets in all colours and some cloudberry jam here.
El Tiempo de la Marmota (AT) has received her parcel from A Cat in the Kitchen (SE) and reveals its contents of wild meat, salted liquorice monkeys, salted melon seeds and icehockey powder here.
Feast with Bron (UK) has received her parcel from sesom.info (AT) and blogs about herbal salts, home-made rhubarb chutney and irresistible Don Alonso, Ildefonso and other Austrian delicacies here.
Glorious Food and Wine (BE) - has received package from Pertelote (UK). Starburst, chilli chocolate and mustard seeds ensured one happy blogger.
I am gluten-free (UK) has received quite an international parcel from Crispy Waffle (NL) and blogs about dried mangos, Droste chocolate, Dutch cocoa, sesame snaps and much more here.
iFantabulous (IE) tells us all about her surprise parcel from Dolce (DE) with Monsters Inc PEZ dispensers (they're from my hometown, yay!), rice pops, chocociggies and much more here.
In Search of Dessert (CH) - has received her parcel from Feast with Bron (UK).
küchenkrieg (DE) - has received his parcel from El Tiempo de la Marmota (AT). We can't wait to read the write-up.
nami-nami (EST) has received her parcel from What's For Lunch, Honey? (DE) and blogs about Toblerone, Halloren Kugeln and scented candles here.
notes by NAÏVE (UK) - has received her parcel from rettet das mittagessen (DE) and tells us about German/Austrian sweets like Manner Schnitten, Brause, chocolate coins and a big bounty of other goodies here.
Paulchen's Foodblog (AT) - is enjoying her delightful parcel from The Humble Housewife (IE) with chocolate fingers, jaffa cakes and irish mustard... go have a look!
Pertelote (UK) has received her parcel from iFantabulous (IE) and pulls out of her hat white rabbits, sugus candies, toffee sauce and vegetable crisps... here.
rettet das mittagessen (DE) has received his parcel from Un p'tit creux? (FR) and writes about wonderful shortbread with ginger & pistachios, home-made hazelnut sugar, (French) nougat chocolate and many more delicious treats here (in German).
sesom.info (AT) has received his parcel from SpittoonExtra (UK) and promptly blogs about home-made cookies, crisps and ginger beer here.
SpittoonExtra (UK) - has received his parcel from Glorious Food and Wine (BE) with syrup, waffles and three bottles of beer, as he reveals here.
The Golden Shrimp (CH) - has finally received her parcel from notes by NAÏVE (UK) three weeks after the deadline, so let's give her some time to write about it...
The Humble Housewife (IE) has received her parcel from A Foodie Froggy in Paris ... full account of rose lady fingers, sablés bretons and artificial strawberries to be found here.
The Kitchen Pantry (IT) parcel received from Writing at the kitchen table (UK). Cream eggs, fizzers, chocolate buttons, dippers... talk about spoilt!
thepassionatecook (UK) - has received her parcel from Tours et Tartines (BE) and blogs about quinoa flakes, sexy chocolate, Oxfam biscuits and much more delectable stuff here.
Tours et Tartines (BE) - has FINALLY received her parcel from Cook Sister!(UK). Crazi Berries, curry mixes and plenty of other South-African treats make her dentist winge already... as she shows us here.
Un p'tit creux? (FR) is delighted with her package of plopps, kicks, kex and home-made rose sugar from Anne's Food (SE) as she tells us in this post.
What's For Lunch, Honey? (DE) - has received her parcel from Eat the right stuff (UK). We're waiting impatiently for the write-up.
Wonder Kitchen (FR) - has received her parcel from In Search of Dessert (CH) - she was delighted with kinder chocolate, PEZ, and Raffaello as you can read here.
Writing at the kitchen table (UK) have received their parcel from Wonder Kitchen (FR)
So, I have got a confession to make: I will be away on
holidays from this Saturday until the 4th of June and chances are that
will not have access to email. This means that I will only be able to
publish what's arrived and where people have blogged about it when I am
back. I was kinda hoping that people would send on the Monday and first
parcels would arrive just before the weekend or at the start of the
next week, by which time I would be back from Southern Tuscany. But it's not that bad, really, me being away just gives you
time to also blog about your parcel and then send me notification of
receiving your goodies, with the link attached... two birds with one
stone, as we say!
Happy parcel exchange!