A few years ago I started keeping a record of all outgoing letters, postcards, gifts and Christmas/Yule cards. I recenty lost my postal notebook which puts you at a risk of receiving the same postcards twice, making you think that my aging process has sped up considerably.
I began recording outgoing post some years ago when we were moving house around Christmas time. This caused an untimely extra load of work which led to a bunch of good friends receiving two Christmas/Yule cards and others nothing. (One can only execute so much perfect logistics).
Luckily, I found a cute, pink ‘Mum’ gift in Avoca the other day. In this book you pen down one line a day for 5 years. I have tried that before and failed. However, knowing the layout of this book, I thought it might be perfect for listing outgoing post. The bonus of this book is that I see what I have sent a year, two years, even 5 years ago, assuming that I won’t aloose this cute, greyish-pink outsourced part of my equally pink-greyish brain.
So, dear friends, should you receive the same gift, the same post-card, the same booklet from me, rest assured, I haven’t lost too many neurosynapses and I will be back on track soon.
Do you keep track of your outgoing post? I advise you to do so as it is a fun thing to do. Add to this the complete failure of social media to stay in contact with friends without being hacked, targeted, or influenced by political, power and money-hungry data-companies and we all realise that returning to our beloved ink-pens and (preferably personalised) stationary is not only wise but also joyful.