My American Care Package

Saturday, 20 October 2012
On Thursday I received a care package from my Mom for my birthday! It was full of American goodies, plus so little extras. My Mom really does know me, the only things not included in the care package were sushi (from I Love Sushi), frozen yoghurt (from U Swirl) and an In-N-Out burger. I suppose I'll let her off on those though! 

My care package included (from left to right):
  • Peacock Pashmina
  • Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • Hidden Valley Ranch
  • Disney Recipe Book
  • Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Mix
  • Onion Fridge Mate
  • Tomato Fridge Mate
  • Lemon Fridge Mate
  • Fluffy Socks
  • Christmas Classics DVD
  • Hallmark Mother/Daughter Ornament
  • Williams and Sonoma Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
  • Serving Dishes
  • Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Cupcake Wrappers
  • Minerals Makeup Box
  • Physicians Formula Nude Blush
It truly was filled with some of the things I miss from America, bare the obvious exceptions. I don't really think I'd want week old sushi or frozen yoghurt arriving at my door though. It really got me thinking about the little things you miss from your home country when you're living life as an expat.

Q: What do you miss about your home country? 
Or what do you think you'd miss?

Erin x


  1. Leah said...:

    My Mom always sends fluffy socks, too! :)

  1. Taylor said...:

    Franks hot sauce is my favorite! You can find it in Sainsburys or Tescos (or both, I can't remember!) now, but of course it's the small bottle.

  1. Erin Moran said...:

    Yes Leah, fluffy socks are the way to go! Luke is always borrowing mine!

    Thanks for the tip Taylor, once I run out of my mammoth bottle of Frank's it's nice to know there is an option!

  1. Alex Butts said...:

    Just found your blog via #blogexpat and love it. Care packages are hte best! I would kill for some Frank's and Ranch right now. Luckily we have a pretty decent supply of Reeses here in Germany, but ooooh Franks!

  1. Erin Moran said...:

    Why thank you Alex! I'm always glad to hear of new readers, and lucky you with your supply of Reeses! I've heard you can find them here in the England, but so far I've not seen them except in my care packages!

    Erin x

  1. Tammy Chrzan said...:

    I'm just enjoying some of your posts... Love this one!! Nothing like a package from home in the mail! When we were stationed in England my mom used to send me doritos... now they are everywhere in the UK!

  1. Erin Moran said...:

    I'm so glad you found me Tammy! I love that Doritos Cool Ranch are just called Doritos cool in England. I discovered it a couple months ago when I was making nachos, they taste just like how I remember Cool Ranch tasting back in America. Obviously ranch doesn't appeal to the English. (Don't know what they're missing!)

    Erin x

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