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.
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?
|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!
|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!