Miss Beatrix had set up groups of writing circles and openly encouraged people to go back to snail mail; put pen to paper, forget all about every day technology , emails and texts, spend a couple of minutes and write a heartfelt message to someone, to make their day slightly brighter.
When we were little EJ always had pen pals and over the years she has managed to keep in contact with some of them. Something I’ve always regretted not doing as a child. So here before me was the ideal opportunity to right that wrong.
At the beginning of the week an email dropped into my inbox from Miss Beatrix with the information of 5 contacts and little bit of information on all of us and the things we might have in common.
Lying on my bed this morning feeling very sorry for myself, having eaten something that had brought up my allergic reaction (Urticaria), Hubby brought upstairs an envelope (not handwriting I recognised) but on the back of the envelope 2 little words “Post Circle” even before opening the envelope my mood had lifted. A lovely handwritten note and three postcards of the town in which Shelley lived just outside (Bushmills). I love postcards and have kept every written one since I was in my teens. I always purchase a postcard from places I have visited and now have 3 more to add to the collection and a new location to check out.
My mood now a lot lighter, the painful lumps having subsided a little, due to the medication, the world is looking a lot brighter.
So do you write letters or have you like me been converted to email?
Right I’m off to buy a thank you card and find something of interest to post to my first recipient. BUT WHAT?