Dare I say that I am almost "Speechless".
Over the last two mail drops, one just prior to XXXXX and one just after, received in XXXXX yesterday, I have been overwhelmed by the work that you have put into the Dhobey (laundry) Bag, Beanie and Quilt that you have sent me.....Absolutely outstanding and I can never thank you enough for the time and effort that you have put into making these.
I had been holding off just a wee bit on emailing you in the hope that I could have some photo's available to send back to you but a combination of incompatible IT products and censorship protocols have made the availability of the photos "problematic". I will be following up with them as soon as I can but wanted to let you know now that everything has arrived and is very greatly appreciated.
The Dhobey bag has been placed straight into commission and has already housed several loads of washing and the Quilt has been placed straight to my bunk after considerable face flapping to several non appreciative Swans, Tigers and Blues supporters that I am destined to live with for the next several months. I dare say that, as we lead into the footy season, I may feel cold of an evening and may also need to lounge in the mess wrapped in said quilt.
I am not sure what sort of info you were given but I am suspicious that you may have been in on my "lack" of hair as well??? If not your intuition has worked wonders as I am shaved down and always maintain an array of Beanies to counter for my natural inability to cover my own head. Whilst its not cool enough now I can guarantee that it will be one well worn beanie for a very long time. Sadly the lollies didn't last a long time :-( and were greatly enjoyed by all in the CPO Mess although there were questions about where all the red ones were.....I figured that they don't need to know the answer to that though :-)
So thank you again and again for all of the work you put into those gifts for me and they will remain the brightest point of this deployment for me as I have never received something of this manner and am still in awe of the time and effort you have put in to make these for me.
There will be photo's and I will send them to you as soon as I can get them on to the system and get them to you.
In the mean time I hope you and yours are looking forward to a wonderful Xmas and New Year holiday period and I can assure you that our not being home at this time has been made all the lighter because of your gifts.