International Correspondence Writing

International Correspondence Writing

It is International Correspondence Writing Month, which is February, which is the month during which you write a letter a day to whomever you like. It’s lovely, and I do often, or at least usually, write a few letters in February, although I’ve never successfully completed an InCoWriMo. My stamina is low (it’s pathetic) and my mind is filled with holes, the holes filled with stagnant air and the longing for some sort of crispy potato something.

 

February 18, 2022 — Liz Chan
Lamy Safari White and Red

Lamy Safari White and Red

Some time ago, we received in the special edition white and red Safari, originally released in Japan. How fun! I had no idea we were expecting this, and it is a perfect Japanese/German collaboration.

February 14, 2022 — Liz Chan
Another Pencil Meet

Another Pencil Meet

We did another pencil meet, and it’s turned out to be a lot more fun now that Naomi has her own stationery and opinions. While we talk about stationery all the time here, as a family, we have these pencil meets as a formal event, where we set a time and get snacks and everyone has a chance to gather up whatever supplies they want to talk about, maybe once a year. The impetus was Naomi getting this unicorn multi-pen from her school for Lunar New Year.

February 12, 2022 — Liz Chan
Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year

Despite being only somewhat Asian, the good thing is that when your first attempt at the new year, January 1st, has failed, you get a second chance at the Lunar New Year. 
February 07, 2022 — Liz Chan
Jacques Herbin Shogun

Jacques Herbin Shogun

The new Jacques Herbin Shogun has arrived, the newest in the Jacques Herbin line from J. Herbin, in their square bottles with luxurious colours and shimmer.

February 05, 2022 — Liz Chan
Reliable Fish and Chips

Reliable Fish and Chips

Reliable Fish and Chips is closing. Not so reliable any more, eh? Haha, I sob into my fish and chips, salt and vinegar and tears and unfunny jokes making the whole situation even sadder.

January 31, 2022 — Liz Chan
Back to School

Back to School

The kids have gone back to school, and I’m both relieved and also more and more anxious about a thousand things for them, both Covid and non Covid related.

January 27, 2022 — Liz Chan
Pen Pal Match Up for February 2022

Pen Pal Match Up for February 2022

Another pen pal match up!

January 21, 2022 — Liz Chan
New Japanese Correspondence Stationery

New Japanese Correspondence Stationery

New stationery, fresh from Japan! You can find them here on the website, sets of correspondence stationery with envelopes, stickers, tiny little people wandering the earth in search of tasty concession snacks.

January 14, 2022 — Liz Chan
Chicken’s Corner of Caleb’s Bedroom

Chicken’s Corner of Caleb’s Bedroom

I had previously stated that Tuna had ceded most of the house except the kitchen and bathroom to Chicken, and this has turned out to be untrue, no news cycle able to keep up with the vagaries of love between these two.

January 12, 2022 — Liz Chan