Month of Letters: A surprise from Italy

22 Feb 2013

After our visit to Il Papiro in Melbourne, I had a timely catch up with Ryan from the Ink and Pen Postal Fellowship. His sister, recently returned from Italy, came home with the most exquisite gifts. Our conversation at Il Papiro about quill tips, including the sort of quill used to mark music staves was timely. As if we had sent her a letter advising her of our conversation, she gifted him with the below amazing collection on her return home.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2012 - Vintage Fashion Parade

11 Feb 2013

My gosh I am behind in my posts! I haven't even told you everything about the absolutely brilliant Heritage Weekend that we had last May and the next one is nearly upon us.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2012

7 Feb 2013


Heritage Weekend 2012 began with a tour of one of my favourite buildings in Ballarat. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute has recently undergone some significant restorations which included returning the old cinema to its former state as a single level theatre. All the heritage colours have been restored and the room can now be hired. The barrels above were for mixing up raffle tickets and are on display in the library.

Month of Letters - the good word

6 Feb 2013

Earlier this year I was featured on the cover of The Ballarat News with Ryan Parker for the Ink and Pen Postal Fellowship. For those of you who missed the article, here is a scanned copy.

Il Papiro - Melbourne

5 Feb 2013

The best way to start this Month of Letters is with the right equipment. That means a trip to Il Papiro...

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