Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A Handwritten Letter..........

appeared on my mat this morning. It was from a lovely lady called Britt-Arnild. Her blog Britt-Arnild's House in the Woods is so inspiring and warm. She gives such a great insight in to her home country of Norway with fantastic photos.

Just over two weeks ago Britt-Arnild did a post called I travelled the World, or - Do you want a Handwritten letter? I just thought how wonderful it would be. So I left a comment, received and email asking for my address..and waited. I did not have to wait long at all. I was very touched.

How Britt-Arnild does it, I just don't know. She has a family, she works, she travels with work, and she also has 4 other blogs...and she finds the time to send special letters to her blogging friends too!!!

If you would like to call in and see her great work...her other blogs are:-

My Year in the World

The Blue Bookshelf

Britt-Arnild's Blue Garden

The Blue Cafe

I would just like to say a huge Thank you to Britt-Arnild. Such a lovely letter, I am pleased that writing helps you overcome the loneliness that can come with nights in hotel rooms. I feel for the people of Norway at the moment, it is still cold and snowing there. Lets hope that Britt-Arnild and her family get a bit of "spring" at Easter when they get away for a break!


15 comments:

  1. Isn't that lovely Anne........I love a good old fashioned hand written letter. Everything is e-mail, e-mail, e-mail these days no?
    I have met some of the nicest people all over the world since I've been blogging. I see that you have as well. Isn't it nice to meet special people......like you :)

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

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  2. Hi Midlife...thank you so much for your lovely comment, I have met some of the nicest poeple and yes from all over the world....It was wonderful to receive this letter from Britt. :-)

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  3. Awww... Very sweet! Isn't it so nice going to your letterbox and finding an actual letter rather than just bills or junk mail?! So sweet of her! Cheers, Leesa

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  4. The people with no time, make the best use of what they have. The people with lots of time tend to waste it.
    It's great that she wrote to you and made your day special. She considers you a real friend. That's the nicest compliment anyone can pay you. :)

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  5. HI ANNE~!
    I FOUND YOUR BLOG FROM A LINK ON ANOTHER BLOG PAGE..CAN'T REMEMBER WHOSE..YOU KNOW HOW THAT GOES!
    I LOVE YOUR PICS FROM THE COVERED MARKET..I ALWAYS GOT THERE WHEN WE COME OVER...

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  6. How truly thoughtful. I need to call in at her blog more often I didn't realize she had several blogs. More to distract me now.

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  7. Dear Anne,
    You are SO lucky to have received a letter from Britt. Isn't she a lovely person? She, her mum and Aunt helped my mom translate some pages from a "posie" book that belonged to my Norwegian grandmother. Isn't that cool??

    VIVA the hand written letter and note!!
    Have a nice night!
    xox
    Constance

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  8. The art of handwriting is so rare these days, given the much more rapid modes of communication. Isn't it just lovely to receive a letter in the mail? I reckon that with the time I spend blogging, if I could send a letter out for each post that I submit, someone out there would have a smile on their face. The wheels are turning in my head...

    Thanks for the link to the chocolate sprinkles -- those I have not seen here. Still, I saw some jam made by Wilkin & Sons at the grocers...are they worth buying? (I'll probably end up buying a jar or two anyway!)

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  9. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Kaylee

    http://www.craigslistpostingonline.info

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  10. How lovely.... its so nice when people take 5 mins to think of someone else, and that 5 mins brings endless pleasure too x

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  11. Hi Leesa...yes so very sweet of Britt...she said that letter writing helped her when she has to stay away with work, can get lonely in hotel rooms!

    Scintilla...you are so right - I must be in the middle though..sometimes lots of spare time, and then when working hardly any..I feel truly honoured, a great compliment :-)

    Hi Lyn Thanks for calling in..Oh the covered market is the best, my friend and I spend ages in there!!

    Philip..Thank you, it was a lovely gesture :-)

    Bella Baita View - yes you must call over to look at her blogs, they are truly amazing!

    Rochambeau - Wow I didn't know that you knew Britt-Arnild..How wonderful that Britt and her family were able to help your mum, with the translations, didn't know you had a Norwegian grandmother either! That IS really cool...Take Care.

    Rowena - The art of Handwritten letters is very rare these days..especially with the Technology we have these days..I am sure you would put a "SMILE" on someones face...:-)

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  12. Hi Sally, yes it has been amazing...if it wasn't for you telling me about blogging. It can sometimes reach a point where you think what am I doing, but you just take a break, and hey off you go again! :-)

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  13. How lovelt. I will definitely have a look at Britt's blogs. I'm afraid my own handwriting is awful now!

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  14. Those are the best, handwritten letters, my friend and I were discussing them last night actually...thank you for the comment on my blog! Hope you have a truly wonderful weekend and OMG have a great time in Paris you lucky woman!

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Thank you to everyone for commenting, it certainly makes my day. A pleasure to see everyone of you. Old and New.. Blogging not only opens up the world but gives us new friends.