A packet from my friend Fanny, who lives in the Jura mountains in France. It was a packet full of magic. . . .
First of all, I found a piece of beautiful, hand made lace tied up in red silk ribbon. I think it will make something very special . . . . .
Then I found a letter, telling me about a lovely winter walk in the Jura mountains, when the snow fell softly and covered the trees with soft white magic; the world became silent . . .
As Fanny paused a while to drink her flask of tea, she heard a sound. . . .
It was a tiny man in a crooked hat who asked her "Are you Fanny?" "Are you Fanny who has a friend in England, called Annette?"
My friend replied, "Yes, that's me."
The little man said" Vous devez lui dire que, en hiver, il faut mettre des chaussettes dans les chaussures. Les Putins et les fees ne sont pas fais de bois! Il fait aussi tres froid en Angleterre!"
(Which roughly translated means ' You must tell her that , in winter, you must put on socks with shoes. Elves and fairies are not made of wood! Also, it is cold in England!')
He gave her a box and said. . .
"Envoyez - lui!!" (Send them to her )This is what was in the box, a tiny pair of hand knitted socks to fit in a pair of fairies shoes!
What a wonderful present!
Oh yes, Fanny also said that she would tell only me about this because no one else would believe her. . . . . . what do you think?