Monday, 11 March 2013

LetterMo roundup

I already posted about LetterMo here, talking about some of the pen pal initiatives I tried out during February. Now that the project is over, I thought it would be interesting to look back and do a roundup of my Month of Letters.
I managed to write every single day sending out 28 pieces of mail in total. I enjoyed the project a lot and it definitely made my day when I received another letter in the mail! It was also fun to dedicate a certain time of the day to writing and crafting and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many fellow mail enthusiasts. I'm still  receiving a lot of international mail which I'm busy answering, but to be honest, I'm also excited to dedicate more time to other activities again.
Here are the stats for my Month of Letters:

  • Family: 4
  • Friends: 4
  • Strangers: 20
  • Cards: 3
  • Letters: 11
  • Parcels: 1
  • Postcards: 13
  • Czech Republic: 1
  • Chile: 1
  • Finland: 1
  • Germany: 5
  • Italy: 1
  • Malta: 1
  • Netherlands: 1
  • Russia: 3
  • Taiwan: 1
  • UK: 2
  • USA: 11
TOTAL COST: £ 29.42

Please tell me about your experience with LetterMo if you took part! Did you enjoy it? How many pieces of mail did you send and receive? Are you planning to take part again next year?

Friday, 8 March 2013

A poem for the weekend

The time I like best by Roger McGough

The time I like best is 6am
when the snow is 6 inches deep
which I'm yet to discover
'cause I'm under the covers
fast, fast asleep.
My house is beautiful all year round, but its's especially magical in the snow.

Monday, 4 March 2013

March - A little splurge

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I never spend money on myself. Ever. February however was different. I went on a little splurge and didn't feel bad about it one bit!

1. I recently lost my favourite pair of earrings and was in dire need of a replacement. Can you believe I actually never purchased anything of Etsy before? I've been wanting to support independent crafters more for a while now and thought this would be the perfect occasion to buy something that was (hand-)made in the UK, affordable and unique. I eventually stumbled upon Tanya's shop TheMustardTree. Check it out, her stuff is lovely!
2. A few skeins of yarn for some long planned knitting. I'll be taking part in Alycia's crochet along on The Curious Pug. We'll be making a cute knotted headband. Why not join in too?
3. My first ever visit to Bravissimo changed my life. If you've never gotten a bra fitted, go and make an appointment now! An estimated 80% of women wear the wrong bra size and I used to be one of them. Now getting a fitting to me is like getting a haircut. Do it regularly, because your body changes throughout the month and the year! Believe me, it makes all the difference!
4. A lot of creams and lotions for my poor skin to help it cope with the wind, rain and central heating. I'm so ready for spring, hello March!

What have you treated yourself to lately?

Friday, 1 March 2013

A poem for the weekend

Horses moving on the snow by David Whyte

In winter
through the damp grass
around the house
there are horses moving
on the snow

in the half-light
they move quickly

following the fence
until the mist takes them

and evening
is the hollow sound of hooves
in the south field.
Picture by Charles Dawley