Poste Restante

21 Mar

Since we’ve been away we’ve made full use of the modern technology available to us to keep in touch with family and friends.  Email’s good, so are Facebook and Skype and FaceTime’s lovely.  But really nothing beats a proper old fashioned letter or card.

I was kind of surprised that poste restante still existed in this modern age, but it does.  You just ask people to send you stuff care of your chosen post office, then turn up with your passport for ID and receive a pile of letters and birthday cards in return.

There’s something about seeing a person’s handwriting, knowing that they’ve taken your letter to the post office themselves, that they’ve actually touched it, that makes it a completely different experience to an email.  You can’t fold an email up and tuck it inside a book to look at later in a quiet moment.

I hope people never stop writing me letters.

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One Response to “Poste Restante”

  1. mummylimited 21/03/2011 at 9:36 pm #

    I love this and I’d never thought of the extra connection that someone touching a letter gives. I was going to e-mail you but perhaps I’ll write instead.
    E looks fabulous too, all tanned and like a proper globe-trotting traveller girl. Love that photo xx

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