I've got the best postman in the world and it's no good you telling me yours is better!
When it's hot weather (remember that?) I watch out for him and give him an ice lolly to show my appreciation but he's wonderful for everybody. He seems to do his round at the trot, wearing shorts no matter what the weather is like. He's got a smile for everyone and we have an "arrangement" when parcels which won't go through the letterbox need to be delivered and I'm not in.
And of course he brings wonderful things! Actually I've just realised that's an advantage of on-line billing - whatever the postman brings now is lovely! Today was an especially good day. He brought a letter all the way from Texas! (No', I don't think he brought it all the way, just the last leg of its journey.)
|This handmade card brought me joy in January and is still on display|
You can't beat a real letter for bringing pleasure. I know somebody will say that postage is very expensive but I truly think it is wonderful value for money. I don't know what it cost my lovely penfriend to send that letter but I know it will cost me £1.33 to send a reply. If I send a letter in this country it costs 55p or 64p first class. That's less than a bunch of daffs and gives just as much pleasure if not more. I keep letters for ages, reading and re-reading them, delighting in the quirks of handwriting and the care which my correspondent has put into her creation. If I am lucky enough to receive a letter on a handmade card it is on display for weeks if not months.
Writing a letter takes real effort. These days we dash off e mails or pick up the phone without much of a second thought but to write a letter takes a bit of planning. Once it is written it has to be taken to the post box, or even the Post Office if it is going abroad and I'm not sure of postage.
It's National Stationery Week. Neither my postman nor my pen will be stationary!