I have opened it!
My present is FANTASTIC!! I really love it, and I am so happy I got it! I have been wondering for weeks what was hidden in the envelope, but I never considered it would be that great!
I got many different things, I'll try to enumerate them all:
* A (hardcover) card
of the US Unseen Academicals cover, which actually has a special PIN-number (to download an excerpt from the book). It's great, I'm going to put it on the first page of my diary (or somewhere where I can see it every day)!
* A Hogswatch card
with an illustration of Ankh-Morpork and people writing Hogswatch cards, I love it!
* REAL Ankh-Morpork post office stamps.
The person who send me this gift has obviously travelled a lot in the Discworld - there's this extremely rare
one from Klatch, a 1-pence stamp from Sto Helit, stamps from almost every guild in Ankh-Morpork, and my favourite - a one-dollar stamp with the Tower of Art.
* Discworld beer stickers.
"Old Kingdom" and "Ridcully's revenge", these stickers are from the official discworld beer edition in 2003. There's even a pouring guide. "When glass is empty, stop drinking."
I also received a small "Founder's Ale" sticker from the Unseen University boathouse brewery and let's not forget "Bonk beer - Überwald pilsner" (I guess it's tea with alcohol
* Three other discworld cards
: one of "Wit & Wisdom", one from Dr Sigismund Zellter (which book? I have to read about it!
) and another one, which I can't even describe ("The address only to be written on this side. If anything else is added, the post card will be destroyed."
* Discworld picture cards
, with many different discworld-related pictures on them, for the true fan.
I still don't know who the sender is - there's no name, my only clue is the return addres - Hanwell. So, mysterious sender, thank you for this wonderful present!
And guys, your presents are fantastic, too! When I see what you all have got I can't help but wonder if my present was as good.
It was all a little bit improvised, but I hope the receiver likes it. And by the way, Beth, I signed it, too - I had no idea it had to be kept secret after
it was opened.
"...my father is the Emperor of Klatch and my mother is a small tray of raspberry puddings."