Catching up on correspondence …

Hello there!Β I just know you’ll be surprised to hear that I’m currently catching up on all my correspondence … (surely I’ve never said THAT before? … haha). Anyway, if you’ve been expecting a letter, thank you card, email, reply, comment or some other form of documented communication from me, please don’t go and ‘write’ me off just yet … I’ll get there *real* soon!

It’s been another busy start to the week for me, has it been that way for you too? Regardless of how busy my days seem to get, one thing that always brings joy to my day is checking in with my favourite blogs and catching up with all my wonderful blog friends … you … (yes I mean *YOU*) – are a constant source of inspiration and motivation. Perhaps I don’t tell you that enough?

I have so much to tell you all … hopefully a few thoughts, reflections and even a bit of news thrown in for good measure.Β So after I make a decent start on my impatiently waiting pile of correspondence, I’ll then be sure to catch you all up on what else I’ve been up to.

How about we all commit to making this a fabulous week?


  1. Erika Lee Sears

    Tracey Thank you so much for all your support! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

    Yes an amazing week filled with delicious coffee and hopefully some sunshine πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – You are so very welcome! πŸ™‚
      I’m so excited about your awesome Hong Kong Project … I’m sure you’ll get all the support you need! πŸ™‚

      Oh a week filled with coffee and sunshine sounds pretty lovely to me, I hope that’s what you received! πŸ™‚

  2. Christine

    Β»catching up on correspondence…Β« we just don’t say that often enough πŸ™‚ sounds absolutely beautiful. Lucky those to receive mail from you πŸ™‚

    Yes, so busy (don’t know what got into February)
    Hope it’s a fabulous week for you too

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Christine – I totally agree. The writing and receiving of letters is something that seems to happen less and less often in these more modern times. How lovely you are to say such sweet things! πŸ™‚

      Here we are at the end of February now. I wonder if there’s any chance that March will find life take on a slower, more sedate pace? *fingers crossed*

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    I think that sounds like a great idea and if this lovely weather is anything to go by, I am sure it will be a good week (Autumn here we come – my favourite time of the year).

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Autumn is most definitely my favourite season, though I am very much a lover of any winter weather too! πŸ™‚ … the end of summer seems to have brought with it a final hurrah of hot weather … I hope it doesn’t stick around for too long! πŸ™‚

  4. fairchildstreet

    Love the photo. Looking forward to it. Charmaine

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Charmaine – Thanks so much, I’m glad you liked my photo for this post! πŸ™‚
      I’ll be catching up with you properly soon … apologies for being a bit missing in action myself.

  5. hila

    I’m also having a rather busy, but fabulous week. I have a million things to catch up on, but somehow I don’t feel too stressed – I wish this feelings would last, ha!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hila – It’s been a bit mad busy lately, that’s for sure. Busy is good, so long as it continues to be fabulous. I hope your stress levels are remaining pleasantly low with all the things you need to get done.

  6. Linda from Heartfire At Home

    I know what you mean about being busy Tracey…. I seem to be teetering on the verge of exhaustion lately. The dark circles under my eyes are beginning to look dangerous – lol. I’ve been quite remiss in catching up with my blog friends lately… between work, family/friend demands, and rehearsals for the musical I’m doing I feel like all I do is chase my proverbial tail. I’m really disappointed when I don’t fit in visiting all my fave blogs.

    I love that pic! I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote a letter. I write little cards often, but a letter…. not for years. Sad really, it’s becoming such a lost art.

    Linda. xox

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Linda – The month of February has been a really hard slog that’s for sure. I’ve been sharing that whole ‘teetering on the edge of exhaustion’ feeling you mentioned. Though after running on empty for so long, and far too many sleepless or sleep-deprived nights, that feeling gets a little ‘tired’ (pardon the pun).

      I’ve been doing my best to catch up with my lovely blog friends as best I can, but sometimes something just has to give … life is just so busy. With all your commitments, it seems that time has been racing away from you as well. I didn’t know you were in a musical (that’s FABULOUS!! – which one is it? and what’s your part?) πŸ™‚

      Writing a letter is something I don’t do often enough, but of late I’ve even been slack with responding to comments and catching up on personal emails … I just hope everyone accepts my ‘better late than never’ approach! πŸ˜‰

  7. bobbi

    All I really need is a cat sitter and a maid. Then I could say things like “catching up on my correspondence” too. I want to know who invented the 24 hour day. Someone who had nothing much to do I guess. I need more.
    Can I send my nine kids to you for a couple of weeks? They would be happy to see aunt Tracey and I could use the mop with no one chasing it.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – Oh yes, with all your lovely feline friends I could well imagine you’d be in need of a cat sitter to keep them under control while you get everything else done! (though I think we could all use a maid!) πŸ˜‰

      I agree with you completely. Whoever invented this 24 hour day has a lot to answer for!! Surely we need at least 48 hours to each day? πŸ˜‰

      I would most happily accept your beautiful nine kids to my home, I bet they’d be entertaining if nothing else … haha, I wonder how long it would be before I’d have to send them packing back to you? πŸ˜‰

  8. Debby

    Yes, my weeks been busy too Tracey so know how you feel…which makes your comments on our blogs and your postings even more valuable to us. Thanks. Your stationary is lovely what a great incentive to catch up on letter writing.

    By the way my daughter has emailed me lots of suggestions of nice places to visit in Japan…it’s got her wanting to go there again! It’s too much to write here but I can email ti to you, if you like?

    If so you can email me on and I’ll forward it to you…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Debby – I’m keeping my fingers and toes firmly crossed Debby, that we can eventually reach a happy place where things aren’t feeling so busy, or rushing so quickly by us … do you think we’ll get there soon? πŸ˜‰

      You are so sweet. I do feel awful when I don’t have a chance to catch up on my favourite blogs and check in with my lovely blog friends … I know everyone’s busy too, but life’s been just a little more mad than usual it seems.

      Oh you are so fabulous asking your daughter to send you suggestions for places to visit in Japan – you are a true treasure of this wonderful world! πŸ˜€

      I’ll send you an email tonight (thank you, and thanks to your daughter).

  9. Camila F.

    Oh, what a lovely image. I’m crazy about snail mail, always loved it! Maybe I’ll send you a letter sometime, just to receive one of those sweet replies. πŸ˜‰

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Camila – Thanks so much! (you are very sweet).
      I love snail mail too, and I’d love to drop you a line … you’re welcome to write to me if you like (my postal address is on my contact page), or just send me a message from my contact form with your mailing address, and I’ll happily send some handwritten words your way! πŸ˜€


  10. Ricardo

    Between blogging, Facebook, Twitter and friends, keeping up with correspondences is a full time job. Wouldn’t you say?

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – I would definitely agree with you there on how we spread ourselves across so many different communication channels … sometimes I wonder how we ever keep up?

      Perhaps we all need personal assistants to help us stay in control of it all? πŸ˜‰

  11. Hayley Cafarella

    Can totally relate!! I still haven’t sent many of my xmas cards….they’ve lost their holiday fever, when they go out they’ll just be regular letters now ;P

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Hayley – I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone on being so far behind on writing notes and sending cards … I figure people that know each of us well, won’t mind too much! πŸ™‚

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