Yesterday , I received the first letter from my second pen-pal , Blaga . This is my third letter overall . It's really exciting to study the envelope ,  before opening it , and imagine all sorts of things with regards to the contents : type of paper , writing style , tone of letter , etc. which is normally way off the mark when you are confronted with the actual thing … 🙂

Writing Challenges

The envelope contained three postcards depicting scenes from Greece . I decided to use one of the postcards for the writing challenge . You are in a boat approaching the island …  describe your first impression , and your thoughts , as you approach the beautiful island of Santorini .


Santorini rises from the water , a stark blue and white panorama of unparalelled beauty , classic and timeless ; reminiscent of a confectioner's masterpiece , a multi-tiered creation of ancient whitewashed buildings , with its assortment of dome-shaped , square and rectangular cliff dwellings which nestle , cosy yet resplendent on the hillside , like an untouched giant white wedding cake on display .

It is surreal , the typical pinch-me-cos-I-must-be-dreaming moment , almost like being transported to another world , another dimension … I close my eyes … hold my breath … try to prolong the moment … capture the wonder and sheer breathtaking quality of the vision …

I can only imagine the true beauty of the island and don't think that my description does justice to the reality of what it is . Maybe one day I will get to visit and then I'm certain that I'll have to re-write the above to REALLY match this magnificent view ! *sighs*


  1. JamieDedes on August 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Great job and the letter had to be from our dear Blaga! Bravo! 🙂

    • mish on August 18, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      … and what stunning pictures … very difficult to capture the beauty in words … ! 🙂

  2. Victoria on August 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I've never been there, only seem pictures, but it seems wonderful. Nice write.

    • mish on August 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

      It certainly looks stunning ! What a view !

  3. Blaga on August 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Sorry for the late visit. I was away on little vacation. I'm glad you got the letter and you liked the post cards! Santorini's beauty is not easy to describe, but it's very easy to feel once you get there! I hope you get to visit one day! Hugs!

    • mish on August 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you for the beautiful pictures … I would love to experience the “real thing” … one day … *hugs* 🙂

      • Blaga on August 31, 2011 at 7:36 am

        You're always welcome to come and visit me, I'll show you around as much as I can!

        • mish on August 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm

          Thank you … I may take you up on that offer … one day … you never know … 🙂

  4. Blaga on August 31, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I will work today on Pencil's paradise will drop you a link later on … Sorry for all the comments at once, it's catching up day 🙂 starting with you! Hugs!

    • mish on August 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      HAVE FUN !! 🙂 *hugs*

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