|Post from Thailand: Totally beautiful combination of map envelope and crab stamp|
Within the boxes of letters from my high school girlfriends (which I dared not read), there was a folder full of old pen pal letters. When I was fourteen I joined "International Penfriends" and as it turns out I have a whole bunch of letters from Japan, Thailand, Switzerland, Denmark and Indonesia dating from c.1995. I am pretty glad that I am a hoarder, because the letters are all quite beautiful.
|Cool postmark on this Swiss envelope. And the stamp on the left is pretty gorgeous.|
"My hobbies include netball and badminton. I like art, but I am not fantastic at it. And I collect lots of things. You name it, I collect it, basically. Stamps, soaps, business cards and GLO caps"GLO Caps? What the hell are they? Well, actually I know what they are. Because along side the letters in the shoeboxes I found in the shed, there were also, you guessed it, GLO Caps. Sheesh. What a dork. I was onto something with the stamps though.
So my letters were pretty cheesy. What I think is particularly funny is the note to myself recording what I had included in 'Letter No. 2' to Damien Walsh, which I noted was written on apricot paper and sent on the 31.11.95. I told Damien:
- all about an embarrassing moment at badminton (I wonder what that was?)
- that I have to share a bedroom with my little sister
- and that I had an excursion for my geography class to the beach at Inverloch.
|Apparently I wasn't always so prompt with my replies...|
So, in delving into my parents shed (a dangerous thing to do at the best of times) I did not find the aerogram that I was looking for, but I did find a whole collection of 'post'. And I also found that I told a lie in my first blog post, as I have actually received more than one aerogram in my life. I received one from a pen pal when I was fourteen. And here it is, 16 years later:
|Featuring a hot air balloon! Love it.|