Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WOYWW 351 - Letter of the Month update


 This is my desk upstairs where I was relegated to during my strange illness week. The first week of February saw me away down south in the next state to do a one week course on management. By Thursday I had a humongous headache probably from information overload. That headache stayed with me until Sunday. Monday and Tuesday I could hardly look at anything technology-TV, Computer, Ipad, Iphone. Everything gave me a horrendous headache, made me nauseous and wanting to throw up. So needless to stay I stayed in bed, it was all I could do. I couldn't even write letters. I don't do lying in bed well. So upstairs is where I've been for the last week when I eventually was able to write and watch tv-still couldnt come onto the computer or use the ipad. 

See that brown board to the left? I got that free from the supermarket when I bought some herbs, its now my ipad stand woohoo. I have no idea how my desk got so untidy hahahaha or why I have to use that 150 x 150cm top to its max.

The black pouch is my see through pencil case, I love it-got it from Officeworks. The red noodle box to the right houses my outgoing mail ready to post.

Below shows the incoming mail I need to reply to at week 4 of Lettermo. The pile on the right of 7 are what has arrived from lettermo participants that I need to reply to. I guess they will still be arriving long after February if these are arriving now at week 3.

For most of you following my blog (when I was able to get onto the computer), know I've been participating in Lettermo this month. That is what my desk is full of. Below are letters I've written so far in the 3 weeks of the challenge. I have connected with school mates, fulfilled my Postcrossing quota and posted snail mail instead of email friends I've usually contact. Its been wonderful!! Below photos show the outgoing of week 2 and 3 
I love my curries as you all know! So I made this coconut chicken and potato curry specially so it could go into a pie, sadly I bought the wrong pastry for the pies so I ate the curry in lettuce leaves just like Sang Choy Bao, its so nice and light to eat it this way and I ate a whole head of lettuce hahaha yum!!!

A world of technology in a funny video for you all called "Pass the Salt", sadly this is our world now.

Linking up with Julia and her Stamping Ground

34 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling better. Your letter arrived yesterday - thank you! It lost its stamp somewhere along the way, though, so I am pleased it still made it.

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    1. I'm so sorry, I wonder if I didnt even put one on? I am always scared that I will do that and have done it before. If so i am surprised it got there with no stamp

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    2. There is a space where the postmark is, so I think it was definitely there. Nothing to be sorry about, it is here after all!

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  2. Oh Bridget - that must have been horrendous - so glad you are on the mend now!! You are almost single handedly keeping the Post Office in business with all those letters!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. What a busy desk, Bridget! So much mail... Sorry to hear you've been so poorly with that horrible headache and hope you are OK by now. Your curry on lettuce leaves looks dreamy. I'm hoping to do some more cooking this week and want to make samosas and a chilli recipe from the Southern United States. Loved the video haha, and I thought they were going to text each other to ask for the salt!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi (No number yet)

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  4. Look at all those letters!! what a lovely idea. Sorry to hear about your illness, what a nasty time that sounds. Good to see you back on whichever piece of technology you used to write your post today! Helen #2

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  5. Aww hope you are feeling MUCH better by now xx Love the video ;) . Take care soojay 14

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  6. I don't want to take part in most challenges, but this letter one would tempt me. There is nothing so wonderful as receiving a lovely long letter...so much better than an email!
    Hugs, LLJ 13 xx

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  7. must be nice receiving so much letters, my son would love that. Hope your headaches are getting better or even better are gone all together. Happy woyww Vicky#3

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  8. Well I hope you're restored now....did you get dehydrated do you think? Who knows. Your Lettermo has been hugely successful, it really is so nice to get real mail! And is there really such a thing as the wrong pastry? I'd have done it anyhow!

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  9. I hope you are feeling better. Letter writing is something I rarely do these days, I think I might write one for my daughter in Japan. Skyping is good but actually getting a letter from home would be nice too
    Jill

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  10. wow all that snail mail totally impressive, Bridget, as is your lettuce leaf curry brilliant, so sorry re illness :(
    ... tho' glad you're over it...

    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #25

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  11. Your headaches sounds like it was a bad one , but so glad your feeling much better now. Thanks for stopping by , Jill #1

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  12. The headaches sound awful they are so debilitating, I hate them! so it's good to hear that you are starting to feel better. Have a good day and happy woyww, Angela x 28

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  13. I wonder if your headache was due to lack of fluids while you were on your course...my hubby used to be like that when he was on courses/long meetings at work - they never seem to provide enough to drink other than a mid morning/mid afternoon "comfort break".....glad you're better now
    Love the sound of the Lettermo...will have to follow the link and check it out

    Happy WOYWW
    Caz
    #31 unless Mr Linky has changed it!

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    1. I am suspicious that it was the dehydration because I only remember drinking one small glass until morning tea then another at afternoon tea. And then we would walk outside in the heat to do inspections.

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  14. Amazing stuff on your desk and that curry looks absolutely delicious. The P word is the name for an orchid.... I did have a giggle at your comment. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    sandra de @22

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  15. Hope you are feeling better, woke with a bad chest this morning and now have a bi of a headache so anything like a migraine to me is horrendous.
    Busy desk, busy post office.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 4 xx

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  16. I'm sorry to hear you had to suffer horrible headaches. And glad that things seem to be a little better now. Dehydration can cause headaches (assuming you haven't fallen on your head or got sunstroke).
    Your desk looks lovely and busy. I am amazed about the amount of mail you send. The nice part is that you receive a lot of nice mail too!
    I did giggle at Pass The Salt, but I believe it is a sad truth nowadays.
    Thanks for visiting mine,
    Happy WOYWW,
    and have a good week,
    Lisca

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  17. Sorry you were feeling bad, but glad you are starting to get better. Your dish looks scrumptious! I'm getting hungry!

    Have a great day!

    Diane WOYWW #44

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  18. Glad you're feeling better. Sounded horrible!
    What a wonderful pile of letters your received. That must be a lovely change from the bills and ads that clutter the post. I love the stand. I need something like that.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #47

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  19. Wow! I think I would go a bit crazy if I had to respond to so many letters lol. I am fully enmeshed in my eletronic communication as are the rest of my family. My kid even texts me from upstairs when I am downstairs sometimes... That curry on lettuce looks absolutely yummy and make me hungry looking at it! Shel/PaperOcotilloStudio #48

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  20. I love getting old-fashioned letters - what a great idea, and what a lot of letter-writing you must do! So glad you are feeling better, that sounded nasty. Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier (my little houses will stay flat although I do like the idea of making them 3D - you've given me something to think about!). Have a good week,
    Diana #23

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  21. Hi Bridget- I have to say your headache sounds suspiciously like a migraine. My Beloved Hubby gets them on occasion, and cannot bear lights, and TV, Pc are absolute no-no's for him. It's the wanting to throw up as well that sounds like a migraine, thats very typical. Glad you're feeling better now.
    Love all your correspondence there, so much to look at.
    Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #12 xx

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  22. I'm just in from my afternoon school run and having done the morning school run and a full day of sewing in between I'm feeling rather jaded but as you can imagine those little ones never fail to put a smile on my face so it's all worth it.
    Thanks for dropping by at mine earlier.
    That curry looks really yummy. Glad you're feeling rather better.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 10

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  23. Hi Bridget, I'm a new girl to this party, my first link-up. I am so jealous, wish I could write and write because I would. Snail mail is the best. Great good luck with your project. Sure hope you recover soon from this mystery illness! xoxo, Aimeslee WOYWW #52

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  24. Hi Bridget, WOW! What a lot of mail you have. I love your outgoing box:) I have some boxes that i intend on using wrapping paper on and then they can be used for storage.

    Sorry you have felt so rough. Hope you are back to normal very soon. It sounds similar to a Migraine.

    Your curry sounded and looked scrummy.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #24

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  25. Okay, so everything that I wanted to say about how awesome a month of actual letters must be has now been over-shadowed by an amazing looking curry. Food will win every time!

    Clair #11

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  26. I'm pinching the word "humongous" to put in my book of words. I fill it with quirky words that appeal to me. I write where I saw it then look up what it means and any info I can find about it. So thanks to your humongous headache I've got a new word haha.
    Here's some of my others Bridget - Piddle, Wonky, Conked, Swayling, Cruckle and now HUmonGouS
    Lynn 19 xx
    Ps stAy well

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  27. Wow that's a lot of letters to keep up with no wonder you need an outgoing box. May you be feeling better soon seems to be happening all over with one bug or another
    hugs Nikki 9

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  28. Glad you are feeling better. Nice, a free iPad holder! Two years ago I ask for one for Christmas like Julia's. Got one! :) Hope you feel well enough to keep up with all those letters. #70

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  29. I have to come back and read more about the Lettermo etc.
    I love snailmail and wish more people did write letters and send cards to each othher instead of just e-mail and sms...
    I wish you a fab week!
    Sussie WOYWW nr 50

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  30. Hope you are on the mend now. Your letters have been very successful, it is lovely getting snail mail-much more personal.
    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    Kyla #6

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  31. Hello Bridget. I'm in my third year of LetterMo and I love it. I'll pop a postcard in the mail for you and be back to visit your blog again.

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