Monday 27 August 2012

Been busy writing letters

I have been busy replying to letters. I have already finished one sheet of Gold Medal stamps (Dani King, Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott in the Cycling - Women's Team Pursuit, in a world record time).
Last week I sent off a letter to France with extra bits, with 3 Gold Medal stamps (so that's where one of the stamps from the above sheet went, along with Andy Murray and Bradley Wiggins).
On Sunday, we stopped off at a supermarket. I noticed this slightly inaccessible postbox.
At least it was a Sunday when there was no postal collection, and today's a bank holiday (no postal delivery today).

Sunday 19 August 2012

Gold Peach

Last week I sent a letter....
I used one of the Gold Medal Winner stamps.. doesn't it look just great next to Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach (illustrated by Quentin Blake)?

Tuesday 14 August 2012

Pile of letters

You may recall me saying that I didn't have many letters to reply to or hadn't received many letters recently....
Well, it didn't take long for my pile to build up to 10! 3 of these letters arrived on the 2nd of August.... another 3 arrived on the 10th of August. I am in the middle of a reply though to one of the early August arrivals.

Monday 13 August 2012

29 Gold!

Towards the end of last week, I was able to buy a couple more sheets of Olympic Team GB Gold Medal Winner stamps. I will be getting all the sets at some stage, when I do not know.
I intend to use these, at some stage. Perhaps I could use Bradley Wiggins on post to France!

Wednesday 8 August 2012


Well, if you've been paying attention, the Olympics are happening now in London, United Kingdom. For every gold medal the UK team wins, Royal Mail will produce a miniature sheet with 6 first class stamps of the winner. Some post offices will be selling these the next day. However, others will receive them later, but there are some post offices that won't sell them. My nearest main post office received some today. I only bought a couple of sheets.
I am not sure if I will be buying any more from that post office. I do not know when they'll receive them next. Someone at the next counter was also buying a sheet so there is demand.
Also, Royal Mail will paint a post box in the gold medal winner's home town, gold! However, I doubt I will see them where I live.

Thursday 2 August 2012

Where do you write letters?

Sometimes, I start a letter in a cafe but if I do not finish it in one session, I will complete it at home. I also write letters at my desk (where my computer is), often listening to the radio, or watching a DVD I have already seen, on the computer.
However, this evening was a pleasant sunny one and we spent it down the beach. I laid on the rug and wrote a reply to a letter, using my bag, and a book to stop the letter and paper blowing away....
while this moat was being dug out (with a proper spade), with the sand placed on two piles. I finished my letter and then we played beach cricket (why can't this be an Olympic sport!?)... About 10 minutes later, the tide was coming close so our goodies were moved to higher ground...
and then continued playing for another 10 or so minutes, and then the tide washed over my little island. All that was left was the two mounds of sand...
then those began to sink in the rising tide....

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Letters from the US

This week, I received a letter from one of my penpals in the US. I looked back at her envelopes to see the wide range of lovely stamps she has used.
Pixar stamps look great! The only films I have seen in the cinema in recent years have been Pixar movies! Stamps come in a wide variety of themes, and should appeal to most people.