I am lucky enough to have a lovely friend who is married to a cousin of mine, so she is also family.
We share a love for cooking, vegetable gardening, books, markets, country living (but also a little city living when the time is right) and pursuing balance and happiness for ourselves and our families. Due to school routines and outback distances we only see each other occasionally.
Instead of a shared weekly coffee or lunch we have started a package swap which happens every fortnight or so. At a mutually agreed location we drop a package for each other to collect. Over the last year we have swapped seeds, plants, relish, cuttings, homemade artwork, a pumpkin, tea, hand-me-down children’s clothing and always books or magazines.
Sometimes we might write a handwritten note which is normally just a hello, a brief description of the goods or a little shared news. I don’t think either of us have bought anything specifically for our swap. It is always handmade, home grown, something from our pantries or books and magazines that were bought to share eventually anyway.
I have grown to love this swap. It is about generosity, sharing and building friend ship. Every package is a little surprise and it always brightens my day.
Do you swap bits and pieces with friends?
Do you make friends easily? For me it takes time.
Happy Friday blog friends.