Sunday, 31 January 2010

Falling a little behind on updating my list...

New names for the list (thanks to posting about #letterwriters on twitter) include:

5. Sara in Italy
6. Bria (can you email me your address please!)
7. Nadine in Singapore
8. Jordana in Chicago
9. Liza in San Jose

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Continuing illness means many letters have been written (all complete with an obligatory paragraph about my sickly symptoms on the day of writing!)

Letters sent so far:

AW (Leeds)
CT (Manchester)
EL (Doncaster)
SJ (Leeds)
AW (Leeds)
BM (Rotherham)
HP (Manchester)
SJ (Leeds)
GH-G (Leeds)

Still to write:

DW (Bristol)
MW (Bristol)
DB (Hull)

Monday, 18 January 2010

Letter's written:
1. Ryan in Seattle
2. Claire Platt
3. Michal Cupid

Letter's to write;
Amelia Critchlow

I need some more names on my list

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Treating myself



Today I treated myself to a new set of paper from Paperchase- i've used up the last of my old letter sets and thought it made sense to invest in something new and cute. It seems a lot harder to find letter sets these days, I remember when I used to have millions of pieces of cute paper to write on, there were only two sets to choose between in Paperchase. I think I need to do some searching online maybe.

In other news I got a letter from Ryan in Seattle today- our letters crossed in the post, which will mean that the one I sent him will make no sense at all, especially as I seemed to have convinced myself he lived in Portland.

Monday, 11 January 2010

A new name on my list

I've got a new name on my list so here's my updated list of people i'm writing a letter to:

1. Ryan in Seattle written!
2. Claire Elizabeth Platt
3. Michal Cupid
4. Amelia Critchlow

Friday, 8 January 2010

Monday, 4 January 2010

Week one and people are starting to sign up

I thought I should keep a record of people who have claimed letters from me, it's only January 4th and already there's 3 people signed up. I think i'll update and cross off the lists when i've written the letters...or something- not sure yet how this will work out, but I wanted to remember which order to write them in!

Letters to be written to:

1. Ryan in Seattle
2. Claire Elizabeth Platt
3. Michal Cupid

Sunday, 3 January 2010

An introduction

This blog has been set up as a way for me to document some of the letter writing I do this year. It's a kind of back to front thing to do- one of the main reason's i've set myself the project to write one 'real' letter a week this year is because I want to wean myself off my over reliance on the internet, so what's the first thing I go and do? Set up a blog.


Inspired in part by taking part in Susie Ghahremani's Penpal Party, which popped up on Twitter, I found I really enjoyed the experience of writing letters to total strangers and I thought it might be something I should do more of.

If you want to become part of this project then let me know- either if you want to blog about your own letter writing experiences or if you want to receive a letter from me. I can't promise anything more than one letter, once a week, to someone, somewhere, but I hope that if I find that I have the time I'll be able to build up some great new penfriendships.