Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Friday, 2 October 2015

Snail Mail

Oh - it has absolutely been like Christmas here with all the mail arriving in my letter box! I LOVE it! Swap-Bot does account for a lot of it, but also my fabulous penfriends too! I have written to a lot of people for many years and met a lot of them all around the world too. The great friend I stayed with in Christchurch was originally a penfriend and has lived in New Zealand for 8 years now. We have met up in Boston, London, Melbourne and around NZ at various locations. We spent a bit of our time together in Christchurch being mail geeks,with me oohing and ahhing over her stationery/washi tape etc . April even taught me a bit about the NZ Post website - hee hee. She said she now feels like a real kiwi when she can tell another kiwi stuff about NZ that they did not know!
I adore all the things I've been getting from fab study note cards (OMG they are awesome!) from Dotty's Daughter (now a penfriend!) to tea bags (and awesome tea pigs and other tea), postcards,  magnets,  keychains, wool, DMC cottons, magazines, serviettes, touristy things, pens etc.
Check out the absolute divine apple coasters.
People are so generous with things they post to others - I've spent a small fortune at the post office in the last month, but I love it and what doesn't brighten up people's days than finding a package or a simple letter in their letterbox. I think sometimes I am even better at remembering penfriend's birthdays (even if late!) than people I see in real life!
I've about a day's work in catching up with mail and packages these hols, but it is fab!
Oh school holidays - i love you too!


  1. Nice to hear you sounding back to your cheery self Kimberley! Lovely parcels too. I posted off my swap to my swap-mate last week, thank you again for organising the swap ! X

  2. Hey Kimberley! Looks like Christmas has come early to your house :-) just popping over to say hi - I'm your Twelve Days of Christmas swap partner! Lovely to meet you!
    Alison xx

  3. And I sent you a letter last week so it should be in your letterbox very soon. I haven't been swapping this year and I miss it.