Wednesday, 13 June 2012

FunFax & Penpals

What do I have for you today well, it's reminiscing about the past in a way.

I'm not sure if my American blogger friends have heard of a thing called FunFax? If you clicked on the link, you will see a picture of what it looked like, it was a 90s thing and all the craze! Anyway, it was an organiser for kids, really popular when I was young and you could buy all sorts of books to go in it. It was eductional too, it taught you about money, maths, English and different places! You could also get puzzles, spy things and books on how to make stuff.

Why am I blogging about this, apart from BECAUSE IT WAS COOL, because I remember through one of the books I got a penpal, well 2 actually. I can't actually remember their names but I still have their letter back home in at my parents. All I remember is one of the penpals used to send me loads of pics of her horse riding and she used to circle her 'i's (I remember that because I started doing that too, I've stopped now).

I have recently been looking for a penpal again as I think the excitement of receiving mail, except bills and other important stuff, has gone. I remember getting mail and I'd just want to rip it open and see what the other person had been up to, how different their life was from mine and what their likes and dislikes were. I'd love to send some illustrations along with a letter or postcard to someone who will respond in the same way. Today I emailed Lost Letters about joining up so hopefully I can get mailing something creative soon.

Did you have a penpal and would you in the future? Is it cool these days?