So now, I'm addicted once again - but like I never have been before! I've started writing letters, cards, sending bits in the post, getting packages and I'm loving it!
Incoming (over the past couple of months):
I got this beautiful card from Sasha. The photo on the front is a photo from her Mum's garden - it reminded her of the Koru (aka Fiddle heads); her trip to New Zealand, and naturally, of me. She sent it before I went home for Dad's funeral, but I got it when I came back to Auckland, from Canada. It was lovely to have this here, with a gorgeous message inside, waiting for me.
The most recent, wonderful card from wonderful Faiza. Sent to give me love and strength to help me through when I'm feeling blue. I am so blessed to get so much mail from her. I love her.
This was my very first swap item - A mixed CD from Tillie. I really, really heart it! I tried to upload a photo of the postcard she sent me after she received my CD, but it won't work... rest assured, it is a great postcard.
The most fantastic, awesome, fun package EVER! Megan from Time After Tea sent me this package as part of Passion's New Friend Swap. I got it after being off school, sick for a day and a half - what a lovely treat to come back to!! I whipped the tag off the bracelet as soon as I opened it at work and popped it on my wrist. She wrote the sweetest card to go with it... and how cute are these toasty warm socks?? Thanks to Passion who organised this swap and who gave me an amazing partner!
I got this package as part of Tillie's Simply Delightful Package Swap. It came all the way from Indonesia - I loved that! You can't tell, but under the key chain, is a tubular shawl. It's really quite neat, but I'm still trying to figure out how to make it look normal on me. I also got a really cute belt with a bow on it - it's upstairs, hanging on my mirror, helping to keep me motivated and on track with my exercising. Thank you, Tillie for such a fun idea and for being my first swapping partner!
Outgoing (again, over the past couple of months):
My partner for Tillie's Simply Delightful Swap was her very own pen pal in Australia. We had to send three of our favourite things, so I sent her an journal which was made from 100% recycled products and it was made in Canada; some of my favourite note cards and post cards; inspirational and pretty magnets (our fridge is covered with magnets) and some stickers with some lovely quotes. I hope she liked it - I had a lot of fun picking out what to send her.
I've recently started following Tillie's blog - I participated in her package swap and I swapped mixed CDs with her. I thought I'd drop a note in the post for her (well, it'll be dropped in the post tomorrow, when I go to the post office!)