So many thanks to all who have responded about the books. It's always a bit of a worry - how will your baby fare out there in the wide world. This time I had a step-child to worry about as well - Lynda and Carol's book. Not that I was really worried about that one as I know a good thing when I see it and their book is quite unique.
Sharne - I didn't recognise you without your bits'n'bobs (so to speak). How great that your envelope came out first. I have to say that yesterday was a little fraught - we had so many orders that we had to organise a van and more books, so much of my time (when I should have been quaffing champagne) was spent lurking at the lock-up!
Doreen - we by-pass the post office and take the books straight to the local sorting office who are wonderful. Fiona had us so organised; she had all the labels on the envelopes ready for us. Clive and Fiona stuffed and I wafted about, getting in the way, while Phil made trips to the sorting office. I put some of these cards into the give-away. They are made by Jane Wild's daughter Emma and I think they are so lovely. She majored in fashion drawing and I love the combination of the figure and the postcard, complete with stamp.
She has a web site http://www.emmawild.co.uk/ if you want to see more.
I have a confession about yesterday's champagne. It was a bottle that I grabbed from the wine cellar (aka the garage) on my way out and when Fiona looked at it, there was a Tombola number taped to the bottom! So I was acused of being a cheap-skate and we settled for a good Aussie Shiraz instead. This was drunk with our fish and chips after all the books had gone. Not quite the best part of the day but pretty close.