Constructive Letters … inspirational tales …: Pigeon Submit …


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One of many outdated stamps –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
band stand.

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.

Wildflower ones

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 … 

Hilary Melton-Butcher

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