Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Snail Mailing

Christie over at Pigeon Pair has been excellently organising a Kid's Mail Swap. The deadline for posting five cards each to five kids around the globe was yesterday and true to my pushing-a-deadline form, above is the photographic evidence that we made it. Were the photo taken after 6pm postal collection time, that would be well into the witching hour(s) and things would be looking a lot less, er, co-operative.

While the kids anxiously await the arrival of their own mail, there is endless hypothesising over what Sam, who lives seven to ten postage days away, might eat for breakfast or what Tallulah's favourite colour Easter egg is likely to be. And with the kids school holidaying and therefore on constant alert, never has the postman felt performance anxiety akin to this.


Angus said...

Now, I'm only doing this because I know that you're a woman who likes to get things right.

The first sentence of your second paragraph has an apostrophe that is neither a contraction nor a possessive: the sentence should read "While the kids anxiously await..."

There's also a word missing in your last sentence and you've started a sentence with "and" but highlighting these would be ridiculously pedantic.

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Angus in Northcote (one child, one dog, bit of a mortgage, wife doing a PhD in Design of Learning Spaces)

Tania said...

Angus...Thank goodness for those clarifications. Ever since I gave away my copy of 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' by Lynne Truss, I have been adrift in a sea of apostrophe issues. Would you consider a guest Myrtleandeunice contribution - something along the lines of 'The Punctuation Police'?

PS. I have rejigged the last sentence to work around the missing word as I didn't like the way the sentence read. Of course, now I am using a made-up, non-word.

PPS. And, as far as 'and' (and 'but'), at a start of a sentence goes, I decided way back, that this was acceptable in a considered, minimal, sort of fashion.

Crikey, you're keeping me on my toes!

kelly said...


We got your mail today! We are in the U.K. Ours should be with you any day now!

How exciting........

Tania McCartney said...

TOO spooky to run across this post... we declared April 3 Snail Mail Day in our house! I love the idea of pen pals for kids, too.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic idea, I know my grandchildren love to draw pictures and do writing and would be right into sending them around the world and be very excited receiving mail back.

Kelly said...

Hi, your blog is lovely. I was just dropping by to say Thank You for your letter. My girls have absolutely loved getting their snail mail :)