It's Five on Friday again. How did that come around so quickly? Could be that time moves at a faster rate towards the end of the school holidays. Well it seems to when you don't want your only school student to go back to school.
I'm joining in again this week with Amy and all of the other lovely bloggers who take part. Please pop over and check the links.
My theme for this week is all about pen and ink, letters, writing, journaling. That kind of thing. My kind of thing.
Some outgoing mail for this week. I popped all of this in the post box yesterday. A few postcards for my Goodreads exchange, long letters to regular penpals, photos for Grace and even some competition entries. I get a lot of joy from writing letters and cards or just sending out random little pieces of kindness. Now if I could improve my mail art that would be wonderful. A competition win would be rather nice too.
Incoming mail. Sadly today my letterbox only contained boring mail- council rates, a survey and some other boring item. More often than not it has a letter or two and that is something to be very happy about.
February is the Month of Letters and also InCoWriMo. Both are great forums for people keen on letter-writing or even someone wanting to start out. Some people take it all very seriously but for me, writing letters is all about kindness, fun and making friends. I've made a number of friends via Month of Letters and we correspond regularly. There are other members who I just catch up once a year during February. No pressure, just fun and friendliness.
The picture above is my list of who I will be writing to next month (on the right) and who I need to write to this week (left). Only 15 names on the right-hand side list so far and I want 29, one for each day of the month. I'm sure I can fill it.
I love my list book thanks Kimberley.
One of my journals. Does anyone else have the Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith? I'm struggling with it. I have the worst attitude for a journal that goes against the grain. I want it to be just so but the aim of the journal is to not be a perfectionist, just let go and 'wreck' it. Some outside the box thinking is definitely in order.
If I ever do anything in the journal worthy of showing either good or bad, I'll post a picture . Maybe!
I'm including two pictures for the price of one here. My other random journal. Bits and pieces of random writing, art, not art, lists and ephemera. Tea bag packets from the tea bags sent to me from near and far. Raw sugar sachets. I got started with this zany idea because last year a penpal sent me one. I had no idea there were so many different styles out there. The sugar is all the same though. I also had no idea I was such a consumer of tea and coffee when out and about so it's a good reminder to think about it. And perhaps stop.
Thanks Amy for hosting.