I love post.
When I was younger I had several pen pals that I would write too regularly. I would take my time writing pages and pages of what I’d been up to, I used to cover the envelopes with stickers and extra notes before I would stick a stamp on, they were much cheaper back then, and send it on its way to its destination. I would then wait in anticipation for the post man to deliver my reply.
When I saw that Tinuke over at Circus Mums was running a brand new linky, You’ve Got Mail, I knew I had to be involved! Tinuke pairs you up with another blogger and within the month you get to know them, explore their blog, instagram and everywhere else then send the blogger post. Actual post, with a stamp on and everything!
I was paired up with the very lovely Gailann who blogs over at MummaGz. With all the active bloggers about I’m not sure I would ever have found Gailanns blog without being paired with her. Her blog is brilliant, and I’m not just saying that. As well as sharing recipes, family days out and pictures of her gorgeous kids, her posts are thought-provoking and she has a wonderful writing style. She writes some beautiful poetry, it had me going back and re reading so I could take the words in!
I was so excited when my post from Gailann arrived.
I made sure I sat down and got myself a brew before I opened the envelope!
Gailann had really got me and my blog and the handmade gift she sent me was wonderful and a real reflection of what I hope I express in my posts about my kiddies!
I have my hearts hung in my living room for all to see!
I was a little longer deciding what to send Gailann. I’m not crafty at all but really wanted to send something personal that reflected the words in a poem I’d read on her blog, I wish I had more time. I decided to try my hand at some wall art.
I wrapped it up and wrote a little note, using my Cath Kidston note paper – I knew I would use it one day!!
I am so glad I signed up for You’ve Got Mail, such a simple concept. There is something rather lovely about sending and receiving mail, it’s such a shame that with social media and busy lives we don’t often get the chance to sit down and write to people more. I will definitely continue to be in touch with Gailann and can’t wait to read more on her blog. I’m also looking forward to having the opportunity to be introduced to other bloggers too and to send more post!