Yesterday I went to the post office to pick up a package and send off some letters. The lady behind the counter was super sweet and complimented my envelopes :D
I noticed that they had a new design of stamps, so I had to buy them. One of the stamps has a baby dinosaur on it! :O <3
Here they are! The theme is “objects in Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet” (National Natural History Museum).
And this is what was in my package! New gel pens :D Sarasa Clip 0.5. I have never used these pens before, but someone recommended them on Instagram, and I thought they looked really pretty, so of course I had to buy them. Also, my favourite colours of the gel pens I have at home have ran out, so I needed a refill. I love them and can’t wait to write letters with them. The colours are great, and they write very smoothly.
2016! New year, new possibilities. Looking back on 2015 I must say I’ve been a pretty shitty (pardon) penpal during the last year, and now I will make it my goal to change that for 2016. 2015 was very busy for me, and maybe 2016 will be too, but with some good strategies my penpalling might still work out. I might for example ask a few of my penpals if they’re alright with writing shorter letters. Better than no letter, right? So anyway, I’ve spent a couple of days writing replies to a few of the letters in my pile this weekend. I still have a lot of letters left to reply to, but I will get there soon (I hope :)
Since I haven’t been writing much I have also neglected my blog. Seriously, last entry is October 10? Hehe… Oops. Well, hopefully I’ll keep this place a bit more busy once I get back into my letter writing shoes. Not literally. I don’t have shoes like that. Sorry.
Without further ado – incoming mail:
A super cool 3D dinosaur postcard from Frida from our neighbouring country Norway!
These two envelopes are form my very good friend Katrin from Germany.
Toshiko in Japan sent me a letter and Christmas mail :)
I haven’t had the time to write much lately due to the end-of-semester-stress, but I have received some lovely mail that I’d like to show you guys:
This awesome envelope is from my dear friend Denise in Canada. Just look at those Dinosaur stamps! <3
I also received a letter and some super nice Irish postcards from Annie in Ireland! Makes me wish I had the money to plan a trip to the green island.
Anny in Sweden sent me this awesome card of a cathedral she visited in Iran! It’s gorgeous! She knows I have a thing for churches :D Big thank you!
As promised, here is a blogpost about my recent mail activity :) These postcards are both very pretty. One is from my German penpal Katrin (the Monaco card) and the other from Cheryl in Canada.
Erica in Finland sent me a letter, and she used a translucent envelope just because I love them! :D And have a look at the cool stamp! Go Finland!
My friend Joana in Portugal sent me a lovely letter, delivered by a cute dinosaur! And this skeleton stamp is pure awesomeness! Thank you <3
Julie in the US sent me one of her amazing letters, together with a CDV <3, and two stunning postcards. I need this girl to arrange my road trip through the US! (My very hypothetical road trip through the US…) And she used so many fantastic stamps! Just look at the Stegosaurus!! !! ! Dinosaur stamp! (I’m way too excited here).
Apparently Stegosaurus is the Colorado state dinosaur. I had no idea there were state dinosaurs, so I had to wikipedia it. Colorado was the first state to get a state dinosaur, and only 7 states have their own dinosaur so far. (Come on US! You should all have one!)
Stegosaurus is my boyfriend’s favourite dinosaur, and dimorphodon is mine. My besserwisser friend Rebecka told me that dimorphodon isn’t really a dinosaur, but a pterosaur, but I don’t care.
Sofie – ignoring science since 1988.