The other day I posted the writing challenges from the first letter I received from my fellow correspondent … no that sounds too formal … my pen-pal , that sounds better ! It turned out to be the fourth letter she has written to me . I'm now wondering , what on earth has become of the other three ? I suspect they'll find their way to me … in their own sweet time!
Over the past week , I've been gripped by the idea of the hand-written letter correspondence . I already have a second pen-pal who is on board and we've exchanged postal details . So the last two days , I've been on a mission to find some fresh inspiration for writing challenges , for my pen-pals . Remember , the writing challenges are included in the envelope and have to be completed BEFORE reading the actual letter . Anyway … I found this quaint little place called CABOODLES ~ doesn't that sound lovely ? I love the sound of words and caboodles has an "aural appeal" of sorts … it sounds wholesome and quirky in a fun way … so I googled it to confirm the meaning … it means bunch/entire collection …
The shop contained oodles of caboodles – what I call little nick nacks and thingiemajiggies that can be used creatively , like stationery items and other teeny weeny hand-made crafts . I also met a lovely lady named Sarah , who is one of the creative minds behind the products . I think she's an artist/illustrator cos she was busy sketching on a pad (she called it doodling … but it looked like distinct drawings to me …). Anyway , I had a blast in the shop and could have stayed there for hours .
When I got home , it struck me that , in all the excitement , I forgot to extend the invite to fellow bloggers . If there are any bloggers/writers who really have a thing for writing letters by hand , and would like to exchange hand-written letters , please mail me at : mish(at)writer-in-transit(dot)co(dot)za … and we will take it from there .