Whilst we were in the UK a few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting a lot of my online friends, perhaps once known as pen pals. Whilst at a hotel called The Ostrich in Robertsbridge, a village where one friend Charmaine Hardy and her husband live, we were wined and dined by the host and owner of the hotel Mr Tony Robins. We had a fun night with our friends, and were thrilled to have been so generously hosted.
Mr Robins gave me a book about letter writing, without having known that one of my loves is letter writing, and asked me to write a letter to him when I returned home. I have a large tub of old letters from pen pals, aunts, uncles and grandparents from when I was a child, and they are a wonderful record of hand writing, family stories, and from my grandma, also many of her delicious recipes.
To the left is an image of the book I was gifted from Mr Robins at The Ostrich Hotel, and below a copy of my letter of thanks, of course, written in the very formal style of a blend of two sample letters in the book he gave.
It is indeed, a delightful book, and even has a letter format to use when ‘An apology if one has accused of flirting’ is called for!!! Perhaps we really do need a wee more formality back in the world after all.