On entering our Church on Friday morning, I found on the table there a smallish brown parcel box, and on the top of it was written my name.
Full of curiosity I opened it, and inside was a book. I was mystified. I hadn`t ordered any books. Maybe it was meant for our church Christian Bookstall I thought. So I looked again at the top of the outer box, no, it was clearly hand written addressed to me care of the church, I could see that the original postage label had been removed and my details written, so it must be for me.
It wasn`t my birthday, nor any other occasion of link that I could think of. I continued to puzzle over it. Looking at the cover of the book I saw the words "World Book Night 2011". I pondered, who had left this for me or had it been left for me to do something with. I tried to recognise the writing on the box, but couldn`t pin point it to any for certain, and I couldn`t see anything else with it to give me a clue.
Taking the box and book "Half of a Yellow Sun" home with me, I took the book out again and opened it, and the mystery was solved! - there inside the first pages of the book was a note from the kind person who had left it for me.
I`d heard about World Book Day and World Book night, but had never imagained that living here in Norfolk I would be part of it to receive a book (big events and things seldom seem to happen outside of cities). So it really "made my day", and especially as the person who had left it for me, is my blogger friend from Finland.
Thank you Lorna.