There, lying amongst the bills and begging letters was a letter with stamps, real stamps! Real stamps = a letter from a real person! These stamps were so unusual that I (briefly) thought about collecting stamps again. 😉
This was what was inside. A card and some other goodies.
I was even more delighted. Let me explain why.
A little while ago I told you about Alys’s wonderful contribution to her neighbourhood in the form of her Little Free Library. She had described the opening in a post on Gardening Nirvana. The front of her card to me shows the Little Free Library. Isn’t it just the cutest thing? I know that if I was walking down her street I would not be able to resist taking a peek inside, and probably take a book. Because that is the idea of the scheme. The books are available for anyone to take and anyone can leave books there. It is the most marvellous idea.
It is the sort of thing I would love to have on my nature strip. As I can’t, I opted for the next best thing — sending a couple of books to Alys. I am not the only one to have done this, and I am sure that the others are also chuffed to know that their books are being enjoyed by people hundreds and thousands of kilometres away. Of course you can keep up to date with Alys’ Little Free Library by following her blog.
What did I send? Possum magic by Mem Fox, of course, and a Roland Harvey book about travelling around Australia.
Thank you Alys. Your letter made my day. 🙂