Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2012

False penalties, Kenyan sunsets and passports.

Dear readers,
what do you talk about in your letters? 

Personally I really enjoy having penpals from so many different backgrounds, you just get to discuss so many more topics than if you would only write to people in the same situation like you are in right now.
I finally got to write some letters which will go out tomorrow. I might finish one or two more letters by tomorrow, but I also have to proofread about 100 pages until tomorrow for work, so I probably should do the latter first… Oh well.

But let me first show you the correspondence of this weekend…

Time was long overdue for me to send a postcard to my goddaughter again. We spent some lovely days in Berlin together and on her way back she had a hopefully interesting train journey. 

My dear friend F. is currently staying a few months in London. We are currently talking about her stay in the UK, my stay in the USA, the Niagara Falls, birthdays, seafood… She also sent me some yummy chocolate, neat stickers and bookmarks and even some stationery.

Rocio and I are as well talking about birthdays, holidays, castles and gardening. She is always using great stamps, don’t you think so as well? I used one of the envelopes I got from Laura L. for her letter.

Jennifer and I are talking about things as simple as the weather to family issues and daily life. I think many of you know her and her great talkative letters =)

Many of you know Bee as well and I took way too long to answer her colorful letter… Apart from our studies we talk about Prague, Berlin, music and skiing. Oh and you don’t really can see that well in the picture but she has an amazing handwriting.

Laura is having kind of a tough time right now, so I hope my letter will cheer her up a bit. If you are having some free time and a spare postcard and postage, why don't you send her something in the mail? I swear she's worth the stamp =) Her address is:
 Laura Harting
1501 East Gardner Lane
Apt 1122
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

A new penpal! Actually, one from Germany :) That's always exciting, don't you think so as well? I fell in love with the envelope, it's so pretty, don't you think so as well? And you probably know that I absolutely love wild animal stamps... Anyway, Y. told me about some of her favourite books (who happen to be mine as well!) so of course I talked about that too and had to ask about her favourite character... other topics were pets and Great Britain =)

I went all oooooh about these sunsets and the other postcard as well - and N. didn't make it better by telling me just how beautiful Kenya is. I have wanted to visit Africa so bad for almost a decade by now, I have to make it happen some day in the next few years... Apart from beautiful Kenya we talk about Rome, exams, work, vacations and prejudices.

Another first letter, this time from Stephanie in the USA, so we're still in the process of getting to know each other.

After having written eight letters (I'm currently in the process of writing another one which will be sent to Turkey) I caught up at least a little bit, but of course there's still way to go - I hope I can write a similar amout of letters next week and the week after that as well. Still. classes start tomorrow for me and I might not be able to reply very fast in the next weeks - so please bare with me.

How did you start October? Did you have a nice few last days of late summer? In German, you call these last summer days of really nice weather in September "old hags weather"... Yes, we do cherish our grannies :)

Alles Liebe,


  1. Such a long post, all the pretty mail inspired me to actually write a letter, so that's what I'll do today! I can't wait to get your letter dear :)

    1. Good to hear I could help you to get motivated to write a letter :)
      I will send yours tomorrow, so you should have it thursday the latest...
      I hope you're doing good!

  2. All your mail look's really amazing fun sweet. it's cool to see different stuff from all over the world.

    1. Thanks for your comment! I totally agree with you :)

  3. Hey! I just thought I'd drop by to say hi. :) I have been reading your blog for a while now and I'm always amazed at how many letters you're writing and receiving and how much time and effort you and your pen pals put into those letters! That's really what makes pen pals and snail mail so special. People always tell me I write tons of letters and postcards but I should tell them to check out your blog, hehe! Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the postcard from Africa.

    1. Thank you for saying hi and for your kind words! I'm happy to hear that you are an avid snailmailer as well :) Actually, I think to me writing letters has some kind of therapeutic effect, it calms me down :) Also, I love to think that my pen pals smile when they receive my letter, so I try my best to provoke that feeling :)
      I love the postcards from Africa as well :)

    2. I couldn't agree with you more, it is actually very therapeutic! If you have sad feelings you can get rid of them by writing them down and sending them to the other side of the globe or if you are feeling happy you can share the feeling with someone far away. :)

  4. Caddi I don't think I could ever ask for a better pen friend than you :)


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