Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run – John Keats Earlier this week there were two whole days that felt, at last, like autumn. Cold mornings, a touch of wind. On our path…

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Wild strawberries

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This was the outside of the mail I sent for the Secret Pen Pal Scavenger Hunt. Sadly, it hasn’t arrived at its destination yet. I feel pretty bad about that. I hope it gets there very soon!

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Secret Pen Pal Scavenger Hunt: the big reveal!

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Last month I took part in an annual event organised by Fab from Snail Mail Love called the Secret Pen Pal Scavenger Hunt. The way it works is that each of us is assigned one (secret) pen-pal. Fab provides a big list of potential things to send and we are to choose five items from…

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Trilogy

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I’m a little late to this party so forgive me if I’m sharing old news here and, if that’s the case, feel free to skip right on past this post… but I finally just watched the Sia/Maddie Ziegler music-video trilogy back-to-back, in order, and it broke my brain. In a good way. To call these…

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Do you need a reason to write a letter?

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Just popping back in for a moment to let you know about an exciting, not-for-profit campaign that’s running right now, to inspire people to start writing more letters. It’s called Write_On, and everyone who gets involved makes a promise to write 30 letters in 30 days, during the month of April. It’s a fun kind of…

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Mail art – 9 new ones

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So far none of these packages have come back to me, so fingers crossed they made it to their destinations! I especially enjoyed making the mail for Emmy. She is in her first year away at college and her mother asked me to write to her – Emmy’s mother said the two of them read…

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News eek!

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“Snail-mail will always be a personal gesture. It can’t help it. Think about it. Someone’s hand held the pen that wrote those words. Their finger ran along the flap on the back of the envelope, sealing it down. And then you hold that same letter in your hands, days later. After it has passed through…

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Back to food trucks

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Today I’m dipping back into an old, semi-regular kind of post I used to do: a celebration of food trucks. If you’re interested, here are all the food trucks I visited back then. For me it all started when we moved here from Interstate four years ago. It was late summer, I was about two-thirds…

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9 Valentine’s Day projects to try

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Is it love? Or is it just like? Does it matter? Why not use the notorious Jour de V as an excuse to make something for someone you love/like/admire, just to make them happy? Here are some last-minute ideas to get you thinking and inspired: * I’m nuts about you * Biscuits that look like…

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Aaaargh! Heathcliff!

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This is actually happening! In Melbourne! And I can’t even begin to tell you how happy it makes me. What is “this,” you ask? Why, only a gigantic, public group-dance to Kate Bush’s classic Wuthering Heights, that’s what. There is so much silly joy right here, it’s palpable. These screen-shots are from the first dance, in…

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Mail art – a lot of cat stamps and other lessons in mail-art

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A lesson I learned over the New Year* was that when making mail, measure each package up before wrapping it in kraft paper… because if it is even a just couple of millimetres over the standard size, the price goes up. A LOT. Thankfully I had several sheets of 70c cat stamps left over from…

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