I’m obsessed with mail. I love checking the mailbox and receiving things, but I also love sending things via the post. When I went to Thailand a few years ago, leaving Mike behind, my brother’s partner Bruce helped me mail him postcards and cards twice a week for the four weeks I was gone. Our fridge is covered in postcards we’ve sent one another. If you borrow a book from us, it’s possible a postcard one of us has received will come tumbling out.
One of the things that breaks my heart the most about my grandmother’s death is that I used to be extremely dedicated to sending her items in the mail. Letters, photos, cookies, postcards…anything would do. My mom was shocked to see how many postcards my cousin and I had sent her over the years. She kept them all in old Pot of Gold boxes. So nostalgic!
In any case, to fill the void, I’ve signed up to Postcrossing. It’s a service that connects people who love to get and send postcards, randomly. My first card is going to Finland, I can’t wait to send it!
I’ve also started ordering more items on the internet instead of buying them in the store. It takes a bit more patience and trust sometimes, but the rewards are high. My most recent purchase is an apron from Etsy. I had a hard time deciding which one to get! Boojiboo, who I ordered from, stocks amazing fabrics and also does a number of styles. In the end I got the vintage inspired “Bella” apron in a blue cupcake material, which she made specially for me after I thought the fabric was sold out.
I came SO beautifully wrapped!
Very Susie Homemaker, non? I then made some soft ginger cookies, to christen it. It’s almost too nice to wear.