Thursday, 20 January 2011

Uh Oh...

I want you to just have a quick look at this...

Like the numpty I am, I only thought to check the price for overseas post AFTER I posted those 6 letters yesterday.

To my absolute HORROR, the prices have inevitably gone up. Not just by a little, but have almost DOUBLED! Previously, to send to zone 2 (USA and most of Asia) it cost a mere 85c, now it's 1,60! And to Australia, it HAS doubled, from 1Euro to 2Euros.

Not only will this have a huge impact on my bank balance, but I am extremely worried about those letters I have just posted.

I know not all of my penpals read this blog, but if you do, and your letter is in the post below, please, please forgive me if you have to pay a postal charge at your end!

I am hoping they'll just send the letters back to me and I can repost them with correct postage, but that's wishful thinking I'm sure.

My deepest and most sincere apologies... xx

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


The incoming all reached me on Saturday of this week and the outgoing were posted this morning. Look at me go ;)


A very sweet Christmas card from Audrey.

A letter from the marvelous Megan.

A second letter from Shelita. Such a cute envie :)

A reply to a first letter from Ilaria in Italy, I hope she understands it, her letter was in Italian!

A reply to another first letter from Italy, this time to Erika.

A reply to Zoe in the States.

I LOVE Rilakkuma and this stationery is adorable, it's the first time I've used it in writing to Audrey in Malaysia.

A reply to Gina in the states.

Something for the newly wed Maxhams.

And where they all sit in the morning, on our key rack, so I don't forget to take them with me :)

6 Letters

1 Asia
2 EU
3 NA

Monday, 10 January 2011

Incoming - YAY!

I don't send Christmas cards, I feel a little bad about that when I happen to receive them. I received two pretties in the mail today and I actually love the fact that these arrived late (Thank YOU Poste Italiane!) because it brought a little holiday cheer to warm my heart. Today was the first day back to work, don't you know.

This light up Christmas card plays Jingle bells too and included a letter from the sweet Muriah.

This little cutie is from Jen in the states and has left me permanently covered in glitter...

No, really, it doesn't brush off! Not that I'm complaining ;)

And I'm sitting here with a glass of white wine, consoling myself because my baking experiment went terribly and now I don't have sweet things to feed my colleagues with. I mean, it's only been 4 months that I've been promising them baked treats... too much pressure perhaps?

Saturday, 8 January 2011


... A little.

I posted a fair few letters during the month of December but have only received one reply. I take this as a good sign as I often worry that my letters don't reach their destinations due to several factors, all involving Poste Italiane. But also a bad sign... an empty mailbox makes me sad.

Again, my lack of pictures kicks me in the butt as I don't even have a record of what I sent and when, so I cannot even console myself in that way.

My awful response to correspondence of late, doesn't exactly instill me with hope and I am sure there are some of my pen friends who will have given up on me, not convinced that I value their efforts enough to get my act together. I hope this is not the case, but I'm not so naive as to think my actions have no consequences.

I don't always deserve the beautiful post I receive, but I want to try and work toward deserving it more.

2011, a new year. A fresh start?