In case you missed it…

…in yesterday’s post I announced my New Year’s resolution, namely to start writing letters again.  Along with that I made an open call for pen-pals.  Yes, you have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become pen-pals with someone who is hopefully going to be a famous author one day in the distant future.

Thanks to those who have already responded.  You can start watching your mailboxes in a couple of weeks.  I’ve decided to leave the form up for another day, so there’s still time for you to get in on this wonderful opportunity.  Just click here.

In other news, the wife has also started blogging.  The day I met her she was busy drawing.  I made a remark about wishing that I could draw and she responded with a very snotty retort that anyone can draw if they just try.  I’m not going into all of the detail, but suffice to say that I showed her 😉

Anyway, thanks to the rigours of life she had been drawing and painting less and less and her New Year’s resolution is to draw more.  In fact, her resolution is two-fold: draw more and be more thankful.

Out of this resolution was born The Gratitude Calendar.  The idea is that every day this year she is going to post a simple sketch of something for which she is thankful.  She’ll post other stuff as well, but the calendar is her main project for the year.  I think it’s a grand idea and you’d do well to go check it out.

On a side-note, you’ll notice her handle is Kokkelien.  That has been her mother’s pet name for her since she was very little.  We have no idea where the nickname came from, as it bears no relation to any name in either her immediate or extended family.

Maybe my mom-in-law was prescient as her daughter’s surname is now Kok and the wife and I can make a formidable blogging team as Kokkie and Kokkelien.  Funny how life works out sometimes, isn’t it?

Tune in tomorrow when I review the best film of 2014…

8 thoughts on “In case you missed it…

  1. Pen pals insult my intelligence. 😉 Yes I did write that post a long time ago…

    However, you did inspire a a tongue twister:

    Kokkie and Kokkelien koooked some krakk kokkaine.

    (I know it’s not very nice, but it’s hard to work with triple K’s without doing something horrible.)


    1. Now what do you have against pen pals? I’d better go search for that post in your archives…

      Yeah, “k” doesn’t work very well with tongue twisters. The tongue doesn’t work hard enough to produce the sound.


      1. My hand muscles get a regular workout at the keyboard. If I write letters, different muscles get exercise and they tire out very quickly. Since I don’t need shapelier hands, I can skip the cross training. 😉


  2. May I suggest, I feel with interpals, a lot of people on there only want to communicate via internet… with sendsomething, you get a bio, address, and comments from other users about them sending you mail. Hope this helps.


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