We had to make use of up our stamps by July 31st … the deadline was looming … I had just a few – not sufficient to fret about swapping out for the brand new ones, however undoubtedly not waste.
|One of many outdated stamps –
that includes our Eastbourne
I considered whom I may drop notes to (not correct letters) … principally, imagine it or not, bloggers – so the cache had been scattered out onto the desk … as I had 1p (one penny stamps), 10p, 5p ones- relationship again to who is aware of when … effectively I suppose the Nineteen Nineties, after I got here again to reside right here.
I additionally needed to verify the price of stamps in July … we had moved on to … I had some ‘World stamps’ and a few ‘Europe’ ones … a correct mix – however the precedence turned extra pressing because the July days ticked by.
|The actual model – I despatched to Damyanti
Competitors kicked in – enterprise concepts modified and so forth and so forth … so I suppose the change up in July was to be anticipated … now that we had a brand new monarch: King Charles III (first time I’ve written that).
Amazingly the British postal service was based 507 years in the past – when Henry VIII was on the throne. Identify adjustments have occurred – and it’s now the Royal Mail as a model – the federal government’s remaining share was offered off in 2015, ending 499 years of state possession.
|Louth (Lincolnshire) to London Royal Mail
(1820) by Charles Cooper Henderson
These Origami impressed crafted letter-envelope mixtures appeared at our Towner artwork gallery and I all the time somewhat admired them – so determined they’d make just a few journeys throughout the seas or up and down the nation: utilizing up mentioned expiring stamps.
|Apothecary Pigeon ones
Pigeon put up – recommend you ship a pigeon.
Right here now we have Apothecary Pigeon letter-cards … Fern, honesty, witch hazel … these medicinal marvels had been picked from the artist’s (Jake Lever) backyard.
Easy directions for the letter Reinvented:
Really feel extra related – ship a Pigeon.
I dutifully adopted directions: I could have despatched them in plain envelopes … so I (or the assorted mail programs) did not mess up the precise design.
Their motto – ‘A extra satisfying approach to talk’ – I could not agree extra … I’ve heard again from most – maybe they have not arrived, or illness reigns, or it is summer time vacation time nonetheless …
… and one put up from Singapore appeared – jogging my posting thoughts that this might be my first autumnal one, stepping into the best way of normality once more (I do not do normality – however there we go!). Damyanti has/had nesting birds on her balcony – so this selection of pigeon put up was acceptable.
So one other reminder for us all – do write hand-written letters … they will encourage and uplift pals or household.
To spherical this off – this is a quote from the lengthy poem Musophilus by Samuel Daniel, first printed in 1599 in his Poeticall Essayes:
O blessed letters that mix in a single
All ages previous, and make one reside with all,
By you we do seek advice from you who’re gone,
And the lifeless dwelling unto counsel name:
By you th’unborn shall have communion
Of what we really feel, and what doth us befall.
Thanks for visiting – and congratulations to the IWSG group, Alex specifically, which/who celebrated 12 years yesterday … my first A-Z, which led me to IWSG, was in 2011 … and I do know lots of you have got been round for so long as I’ve.
|Midnight Backyard Pigeon ones
I actually would not nonetheless be running a blog if it wasn’t for this extremely supportive group of running a blog pals (‘you’ in different phrases) … and studying from every and everybody of you.
Damyanti’s put up: When was the final time you wrote a letter by hand?
Pigeon Submit web site … effectively price a go to …
Please Learn the Letter immediate for the WEP entry in June 2022 – this is my entry …
Musophilus – see Wiki entry …
Constructive Letters Inspirational Tales