I learned about the event through some blogs that I follow and decided I had to take part, although you don’t have to be a blogger to participate.
cara (car-rah) noun : beloved friend
Cara Box is a quarterly box swap among women mainly based around Instagram. You get paired with two women, usually in your country and have a couple of months to get to know each other. There is also a theme and our theme was our home towns.
I decided to take part as I love receiving parcels and letters from friends and family. It’s always so exciting especially when its a surprise arrival to see what someone has picked for you. It was also fun for me because Darwin is my second home so I also got to explore a bit more about the city where I am living too.
I was matched up with Megan who lives in South Africa and Judith who is a fellow ex-pat from America who now lives in Spain. It has been great getting to know both of them and I was really excited about putting together my box for Megan.
Yesterday I had a notice that I had a parcel at the Post Office so I popped along at lunchtime today and picked up my parcel which was my gorgeous gifts from Judith. I wanted to wait until I got home to open it but got too excited!
I love my scarf which is a beautiful purple colour (my absolute favourite colour!). It might be generally hot here all year round but in the evenings it can get quite chilly (15-20 degrees C it’s terrible isn’t it!) so this is the perfect cover up.
Judith also sent me a lovely mug from her home town of Segovia which is perfect as I just started my new job and hadn’t got round to buying my own mug yet. I’ve already enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate in it as the office is so chilly hot chocolate is the perfect treat!
To go with my mug I also received some coasters which will also be put to great use in the office and at home.
Finally I was sent a very pretty ornament which is a painting of Segovia which I love. I didn’t mention it to Judith but I love picking up little items like this on my travels to keep and look back over the years and will definitely be adding this to my collection.
I love travelling and learning about new places and I am very excited to continue getting to know my Cara Box partners Megan and Judith more over the coming months. I also hope Megan likes what I sent her!