The joy of the penpal

The joy of the penpal

The Penpal! I had loads of them as a teen in the late 80s and early 90s. Letter writing was the way to stay in touch with friends that it was just impossible to meet up with. So there were new friends from a regional Guide camp (who lived just the wrong side of the...
Why walking is best for letter writers

Why walking is best for letter writers

It seems that days all too often require one to get in a car or on the bus to go and spend time doing something useful and productive. Now it’s lovely to spend a day being usefully busy. To lose yourself in the flow of activity and enjoy a glow of satisfaction...

A letter to myself

Way back in May, Ink Drops took our typewriters along to the Make Me Joyful letter writing salon. While I was there I wrote several letters. Mainly to friends offering thanks for their friendship, sunny thoughts and support during tricky times ahead. I also wrote...
Memories tied up with ribbon?

Memories tied up with ribbon?

  Do you keep your personal correspondence?  Do you look through it on a rainy afternoon and recall memories of people and places long gone? The idea of a stack of letters tied up with ribbon is glorious. The reality is less romantic and much messier. The ribbon...