Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Of Scottish Sweets and a Letter From Germany

08 May 2012

I've been stalking pen pal blogs like crazy lately, and I have to say that they've definitely inspired me to better keep up with my own. I went through a bit of a lull in not posting about my incoming mail, and I've never really talked much about the outgoing, but from now on I'm making a goal to post a new blog entry at least once a week. Starting with tonight's entry, which is full of swapped goodies and a couple of letters! :)

First off, the Scottish sweets! I received them today from the "Something... Tag" on Swap-bot.com. Who could resist speaking up at the promise of "something to eat"?! I was so excited about trying my first foreign food that I forgot to take a picture before opening it, though. ._.  Luckily, I remembered eventually!

Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Biscuits. I love the package they came in!
And for anyone who's curious, they taste a bit like Star Crunches.
I also received a newspaper and a couple of entertainment magazines from the "International Local Newspaper" swap on SB.com, but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. Funnily enough, even though it was an international swap, my partner ended up being from the same state! :)
Next up is what I received from a private swap there on SB. The exchange was supposed to be two ATCs by me in exchange for a few packets of stickers, but I ended up getting a lovely hand-drawn envelope and two amazing ATCs out of the deal.

Panda envelope, stickers, and two ATCs- "Turtle on a Log" and "Sleeping Fox."
Both were hand-drawn. Aren't they pretty?
Finally, I've had a few incoming letters since the last update!

A letter from Destiny, and my first received ATC- "Within the Red Queen's Gaze"!
Also hand-drawn. <3 I envy all these peoples' artistic abilities.
Working on your reply, Nee!
A very long letter from Bri! In it she included a pack of buttons
and a picture of a striped elephant. Everything's better with stripes!
Your reply and the next book are on their way to you, Bri!
And last, but certainly not least, is a letter from my new penpal Caddi in Germany (who I met through Sendsomething.net, which arrived so much faster than I could have expected. Thank you, Caddi, for the speedy reply! Everyone else, go check out her blog here!

The Envelope, which is beautiful! Made from a newspaper, I think?
I like it very much! 
The letter, which was written on beautiful stationery!
And the stamps! I've never posted a picture of the stamps before,
but they're very pretty as well, so I decided to start doing so!
 Hopefully soon I'll be able to blog about an incoming box of candy from England and a surprise someone bought me in an Etsy Faves swap!


  1. Hey Shelby!
    Glad you got it :)
    Yes, that was a newspaper, it was about art festivals in Europe I think, so I thought you might want to know where to go just in case you'll be in Europe in the next time... haha.
    I think it's fun that Destiny used the same paper as you do in your letters :)
    Anyways, I hope you are doing fine!
    Take care,

  2. I'm a follower, but my Followed Blogs section in blog doesn't show me new posts of yours, Shells D: I'm wondering what the heck is wrong with it.

    The sweets sound yummy T3T And I finally recognized what the hell ATC is. I'm so fast, ne? :3

  3. Michi, I have a few blogs that I follow that don't show up with new posts for me- I don't know why it does that. :(

    Don't worry, I didn't know what ATCs were until about a week ago, myself!