Saturday, May 14, 2011

Twitter for Gentlefolk

Remember the days when you went on holiday and spent evenings writing "Wish You Were Here" on postcards? Doesn't happen much these days - now we just Facebook "At the 12 Apostles" or msg "Good times on the road"  but occasionally some sweet person, usually a fellow blogger, sends a postcard and it ends upon the fridge only further exacerbating my wonderlust. Alan Burnett at News From Nowhere has started a bit of a craze that's taken off all over the world. Twitter for Gentlefolk has seen a huge postcard exchange take place on the blogosphere and, well, bless his Yorkshire socks, he sent me one! Jeff and I returned the favour but God knows what he'll make of the drunken and badly written ramblings on the back of our cacky handed contribution (yep we're both left handed with awful handwriting), barely worth publishing . . .  Unlike Alan's contribution to me which was far more genteel. Just wish I looked like the slim blonde!






Well it wasn't quite a motorcycle ride around the country but the Holden Cruze was a comfy ride. So nice to have friends 'across the water', all 12,000 miles of it! God, did I remember the air mail sticker or did I just write it on the back of the card?

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. i must say this whole idea has saved the post card industry...sales are sky rocketing...buy stock now...

cool post card....

Betsy said...

Oooh, that's a wonderful postcard! This swap is so fun, isn't it? Looking forward to when Alan receives yours! :)

Janice said...

What a fun idea! I am going to have to check out Twitter for Gentlefolk. Love Alan's postcard to you.

i beati said...

i haven't had a postcard in so long- used to belong to a club and we sent to one another post to post it was called

Tina said...

I must have had my head in the sand to miss this postcard revolution...I love getting them, and usually send a bunch when I'm on vacation. Love the idea of exchanging them with bloggers and posting.
Tina @ Life is Good

Mim said...

Love it! I have a vintage postcard collection that really should be shared.

Carolina said...

I'm all for bringing paper postcards back to life. Have a blogging friend in the USA who collects postcards from all over the world, so she gave me her address and when I see a fun card, I send it to her.

The card you got is beautiful and lovingly written. Sweet ;-)

Tom said...

that's awesome...prolly got some laying around i should send out...

maybe next year

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I love this! Alan is SO sweet and SUCH a great idea! It is SUCH a treat to receive something personal via snail mail. Doesn't happen enough!

PattiKen said...

I love this idea. I'm must go look. The postcard from Alan is so retro. Very cool.

California Girl said...

The "hand" written word. What a lost concept! I still like to write letters but I so seldom do. Once upon a time, I would write in the neighborhood of 20 letters monthly. We always lived away from our home state, family and friends so I had many correspondents. I kept track of them in a writing log and I still have the months & # of ltrs. Still have the records. Wild, huh?