LJ friends and gifts. #34: The postman left a note... - life is magic, or at least it feels like it!

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-18-2017 01:14 PM 7791 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The postman left a note…
life is magic, or at least it feels like it!

Yep, another unexpected thing happening.
Life is magic, or at least it feels like it!

This is how the Copenhagen lakes look like, at this time of year, it’s winter now, had a cold summer, so everyone seems a wee low on energy at this time.

So when I got a notice, that a pack arrived and I did not expect any…
Well… I went fast to the post office, full of curiosity.
Here I got this long slim pack…
Is it a poster? A tube of some sort?
I could see it was from US, so LJ came to my mind, but I could not recall hearing of something.
So I drove home on my bicycle, enjoying the waiting.

If you look carefully, you might guess it.
We have one friend here on LJ, that makes magic with wood and then turn it on the lathe, to make long things…

Yes Lew, who else?
Wauuuuuuuuu, I got one of lew’s beautiful baking pins.
Have to admit, I could fell a wee tear of joy.
I love it!
It’s so beautiful and I feel like the wood was picked for me, since it is simple (less is enough) and also colors that compliment each other.
That will be a favourite when baking, no doubt, it will bring joy and a extra dimension for my baking.
(The glass you see in the back, is sour dough I got from or LJ buddy Jamie in Scotland, but that will be another story).

With the pin, came these beautiful words, that really reminds me, how lucky some of us have been, to find friends, we might never even see in real life, but have brought us warmth, encouragement and many a smile during the years.
Thank you from my heart Lew, the words goes right back.

I will like to tell a wee twist to the story.
It started in the morning, with a note from my daughter Mathilde, she came to stay the night and while I was sleeping, she had left a note and a free coffee card, ohh yes and she left me two of the four cracklings, I had left for her ‘take with her’ pork roast sandwich, even I had said she could take them all.
That made me, a really happy and proud dad.
(You might have to be a parent to understand this…).

So I was sure the day could not get any better…
I was all wrong, it turned out magic.

This is how a MaFe pork roast sandwich looks like. ;-)
(Yes it is caramelized potatoes).

Finally I will like to send a warm tought and thank you again to Lew.

Perhaps this can inspire others to jump in and meet up.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 11-18-2017 01:22 PM

What a wonderful story.
And what wonderful people you all are.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 11-18-2017 02:48 PM

lovely story Mads !!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 11-18-2017 04:15 PM

Nice story Mads, but at this time of year, it’s winter now. Here in Holland we have to wait till 21 december.


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#4 posted 11-18-2017 04:41 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-18-2017 05:36 PM

Cool! Good on both of you!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 11-18-2017 09:14 PM

Mads you are one lucky guy to have a friend like Lew!!

Cheers to you both…..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-18-2017 09:25 PM

One of those things that makes you happy to be a member of LJ’s.

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#8 posted 11-18-2017 09:37 PM

Thanks for a warm-hearted story; the world needs more of this.

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#9 posted 11-19-2017 03:59 AM

Yes, as you said, life is magic . . . and now you have one of Lew’s beautiful baking pins.
What a wonderful gift, but of course we will all be waiting to hear about how much this improves your baking. Super tool, for a super fellow, from a super craftsman. Thanks for posting this. It’s a great story about both of you.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#10 posted 11-19-2017 02:47 PM

Very nice story

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 11-19-2017 03:22 PM

Lew is a great guy. We are all lucky to know him….and all the wonderful LJs. Even, Cricket. :-)

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 11-19-2017 04:58 PM

Great story. Well done both of you.

-- Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 11-19-2017 08:22 PM


Have a good one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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