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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Blessed With Gifts From Far And Near.

I consider myself blessed to receive gifts from friends. It doesn't matter what gifts but their thoughtful gestures touched my heart. It means that I am occupying a space in their mind and their heart. We understand that luggage space is limited and most of the time conversion rate is high. No matter how small the gift, it needs money to buy and it takes up space in the luggage. So, I am very thankful for the gifts I received.
Recently, my neighbours went on a Europe tour. When they came back, I was blessed with a packet of peppermint tea bags and wafer biscuits. I am still enjoying the peppermint tea while hubby enjoyed the wafer biscuits. A young lady once blessed us with a tin of tea leaves and a frozen pork knuckle brought all the way from Germany. Another friend has also blessed me with chocolates, coffee, etc. when she and her hubby visited UK.
Next, a friend returned from her UK holiday with a bottle of unsweetened peanut butter and a silicone ladle for me. The ladle has this wordings: "Caring Is Sharing The Calories."
After hubby's cousin sisters returned from their Europe tour, they gave us these cute key chains.
I also received a gift from our homeland, harvested from my friend's garden. She blessed me with the above winter melon. I used this winter melon to cook 2 recipes. I have photos of the soup but forgot to take photos of the sweet drink.
I used half the winter melon to cook a very simple soup for dinner.
Ingredients used: winter melon, dried scallops, and dried cuttlefish.
The dried scallop and cuttlefish make the soup very delicious. 
The above vegetable were harvested from my garden.
Just nice to cook a plate of spicy sambal mixed vegetables.
An appetizing mixed vegetables dish.
A satisfying dinner for hubby and I.
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The following photos are for joining Saturday's Critters.
These are some of the little critters visiting my garden to enjoy the flowers
Bees on the Blue Plumbago and the Yellow Buttercup flowers.
Bee on the Japanese rose and Green Caterpillars feeding on my Periwinkles.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Trust in the Lord instead. Be kind and good to others;
then you will live safely here in the land
and prosper, feeding in safety.
(Psalm 37:3, The Living Bible-TLB)

48 comments:

  1. Love that 'caring is sharing the calories!' It is interesting to see what people bring back from trips, I must admit I'm also laden down with food I miss!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you, Wren! Take care and have a lovely weekend!

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  2. I like that peanut butter. It is very nice :)

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  3. Hello, I almost missed seeing the cute caterpillar. He blends in well. It is nice to receive all the lovely gifts from your friends. I have never heard of winter melon? Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thanks also for the comment on my blog.

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  4. You must be well loved and popular to receive so many gifts, the key chains are cute, i like the winter melon soup you made, must be sweet and delicious with the dried scallops and cuttlefish, looking at the lovely flowers from your garden makes my day

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    1. Thank you, Libby! These are lovely people and friends. Have a great weekend!

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  5. You are indeed so blessed with thoughtful friends and bountiful harvest from your own garden!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong! My friends are lovely people!

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  6. Hello! A cute little green critter in your photo! Beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Anu! A very hungry green critter! Lol!

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  7. ...so many blessings in your life.

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  8. Every gift brings joy with it, and so do the bees.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Thankful for the gifts and bees!

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  9. Hello Nancy!
    Such beautiful gift you received from your friends!
    I Ike peppermint tea and chocolates from UK!
    You made a perfect meal with your vegetables!
    Like the melon soup and your preety flowers! Thank you for sharing !
    Have a happy December and a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. I like the peppermint tea and of course the chocolates! Lol!

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  10. Great pictures with mouth watering presentations!

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  11. I am with you on the gifts and it’s really not matter what or how showy they are, but the heart of giving or sharing. Those are sweet gifts and wafer is my fav. Lovely flowers and cute caterpillars

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  12. The peppermint tea sounds so refreshing! Love your critter pics today too! Happy weekend!

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  13. You are a good friend who deserves all the gifts from your nice good friends.

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    1. Thank you, Mun! Good friendship comes from both parties.

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  14. Your soup looks delicious and warming. And your vegetable harvest is like a color palette! You are very blessed to have such friends! The silicone ladle reminds me of Claire's blog title.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! Yes, I was also reminded of Claire's blog title. Lol!

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    1. Thank you, Kinga! Pretty gifts from pretty people!

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  16. Great flowers shot . Keep commenting on my blog because I love your comments.

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  17. You are blessed with good friends. Generous gifts.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas! Gifts from beautiful people!

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  18. It is nice to receive some gifts from people who care about us

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  19. Las verduras, se ven riquísimas. Besos y buen domingo.

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  20. You have such nice friends, Nancy. And I love the look of the vegetables harvested from you garden, we have nothing like them.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Amalia! Our local vegetables are different from each other's. Have a lovely weekend!

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  21. Love the naughty wording in the ladle. Yeah it’s nice to receive this kind of gifts!

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    1. Yes, I love the wording and the ladle. Too nice to put it to use.

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