Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.

However other mornings, small things happen which quite restore your faith in human nature.

I have just such a tale for you.

And no.

This is NOT displacement activity.

It is a heartwarming story of generosity and altruism, rare in our dog-eat-dog society.

As you know, I make miniature toys and dolls.

Really little wee things, designed to be 'played with' by doll's house children....... so roughly 1:24 scale.

I'm always on the lookout for ways to display them, especially when we exhibit at specialist fairs, so I recently had a 'Eureka' moment after finishing off a box of Green & Black's Miniature Bar Collection. The empty base, with its six individual compartments is just perfect to display my little toy dolls.


However, much as I love Green & Black's chocolate, the thought of munching my way through several boxes forced me to think of my burgeoning waistline, not to mention my shrinking bank balance, if I had to buy a number of boxes.

My first port of call was the wondrous Freecycle, where I posted a 'Wanted' request for any empty Green & Black's boxes in that specific size.

An odd request I'll grant you, but I've seen odder.

Within just a few hours I had a reply from a lovely chap in Hastings who currently has a full box and will keep it for me to collect when he's eaten all the chocolate.

What a star!

However I was still several boxes short, so I visited the Green & Black's website, and emailed their customer service department with my request for any empty boxes, more in hope than expectation.

A few days later I had a reply, saying that they had two empty boxes in the office and would post them out to me.

This morning, a cardboard box arrived, containing the aforementioned empty boxes, plus a lovely personal letter and an additional surprise treat...........

I was extremely grateful and really quite touched, that even in these straightened times, a 'big' business would take the time and effort to fulfil an odd (and rather cheeky!) request, and do so with such style and panache.

Bravo Green & Black's!


rosanna said...

It's always so nice to find out that there is kindness around us. They have been really sweet. In any sense you can think of it. Hugs

Mark said...

Yum yum, I wonder what they taste like lol!!!!

Debbie said...

Just goes to show Sandra that there are some lovely people out there..x

tattyhousehastings said...

Fantastic! Must be the lovely Hastings connection - you know tingly Fairley (the owner of Judges) only sold it recently ish..
And of course the chocolate is lovely, lovely, lovely.