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52 Hellos: Week 22

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Krystal wrote to us today, from the Blue Mountains, a lovely ode to looking after cute, small people and making time for creative/cosy/wordy things in between.  Krystal, your envelope is lovely! What a treat it was to pull it out of the mailbox! (And equally nice to read it!)

I wonder which mail art book you are reading? Have you seen my friend Michelle’s book Snail Mail? It’s really good. I think you’d like it.

Breaking up the caviar with something trashy seems totally sensible. I like good literary fiction as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to devour something deliciously superficial too. I wonder if everyone does that, and just doesn’t fess up? Hmmm.

I am currently sitting in front of the heater, with your letter, and a film on the TV. It’s called The Prize Winner. I don’t know if it’s good or not, but the cast includes Laura Dern AND Julianne Moore, so how bad could it be? I will report back soon.

Over the years I’ve watched nearly all of MadMen – I won’t spoil it for you or anyone else who hasn’t seen it, but it’s definitely very gorgeous visually, isn’t it?

I”m excited that Orange Is The New Black Season 3 begins next week. (And I’ve also been watching Enlightened in between doing/watching other things. It’s really good. I am a fan of Laura Dern – she was great in Wild, too.)

Anyhoo, thanks for writing to 52 Hellos! It’s so nice to receive a letter from your neck of the woods!


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  • Krystal
    June 9, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    Hi Pip 🙂 I was thrilled to see my letter on your blog this morning, genuinely stoked! You’ve made my week. I’ve since finished Mad Men and was left a little…unfulfilled? Very pretty, though, to the end. Very excited for OINTB to start. The mail art book I read was Good Mail Day by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler – I am so looking forward to reading Snail Mail. I put in a purchase request for the local library to stock it and I’m top of the waiting list, any day now! Have a choice week 😀


  • Vicki
    June 9, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    Enlightened, one of my all time favorite shows which was life changing in many ways. Unfortunately it only got two seasons before being canned which is way too bad.

  • PatrickC The Renaissance Man
    June 8, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Hi Pip,

    Indeed what a beautiful presentation.

    I will be posting something your way tomorrow. I’ve been wanting to send a little something for a while and was able to give my self the time to do so over this long weekend. Not as lovely an envelope and unfortunately I had to type the main body of my letter so you can read it but I hope that it finds you by this coming Friday.

    Thanks for sharing your passions and your time with us through your blog, your book and through radio as well.



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