December’s Meeting

December's Meeting 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Christmas is a comin’ and with it our final letter writing social of the year!

Join us on Monday, 3rd December at 19:30 in Trinity Centre to send out some Christmas wishes and 2018 reflections.

As usual we will have plenty of stationery supplies to share and postage stamps ready for purchase, but please bring along your own Christmas stamps if you are wanting to use these on your Christmas cards as we will not have any of these in stock.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to save your place by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or message over on Instagram.

Oh and there may be mince pies!

A la perchoine,

Jessica

KIDS LWS {Autumn Edition}

Kids LWS {Autumn Edition} | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Saturday 3rd November turned out to be a fun morning for our first ever letter writing social for kids!

Four young and eager letter writers joined us down at Trinity Centre to get creative and put pen to paper. Each one was challenged to send out at least one letter of thanksgiving and all rose to the challenge beautifully.

Together they sent a whopping 14 pieces of mail out to a total of 4 different countries all of which were posted by the writer themselves into Trinity Square’s very own postbox, Box No. 11.

 11 GSY, 1 UK, 1 EUR, 1 ROW

KIDS LWS {Autumn Edition} | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

We ended the meeting with a reading of Tibs the Post Office Cat a sweet story set at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953 and based on the real life post office cat that worked at the Mount Pleasant sorting office in London. Young Tibs is hired to catch the pesky mice that keep nibbling their way through all the letters, but instead he befriends them with wonderful results. Highly recommended!

Kids LWS {Autumn Edition} | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Our next letter writing social for kids will be on Saturday, 16th February 2019.

{Minutes of Meeting} November 2018

Minutes of Meeting November 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Despite Jessica being unwell and able to host and despite our November meeting being on Bonfire Night, ten lovely ladies gathered at Trinity Centre to write the night away, including one new member.

A big thank you to Emma who stepped up to host in Jessica’s absence and a big thank you to everyone who surprised her with get well mail, your well wishes were greatly appreciated.

So a total of 26 pieces of mail were sent out this month to 8 different countries from Box. No. 148 on Rue du Braye down by L’Eree slipway. The breakdown of the outgoing mail is as follows:

12 GSY, 6 UK, 3 EUR, 5 ROW

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Next Meeting is on Monday, 3rd December 2018.

November’s Meeting

November's Meeting 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

October will soon be at a close which means that the next meeting of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society is not far away!

We will meet as usual on the first Monday of the month which just so happens to be Bonfire Night and we may even have a few sparklers for you!

Don’t forget we also have our first Kids Letter Writing Social coming up this Saturday and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun!

If you would like to join us at either the Kids LWS or our next meeting then please RSVP to let us know you’re coming either by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or simply comment over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

Kids Letter Writing Social!

Kids LWS! | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Over the past year that we have met to write letters as a group it’s been sweet to hear from members that their little ones are eager to join in and keen to put pen to paper too.

Therefore this autumn, in honour of the first anniversary of GSY LWS and so that we can encourage a new generation of letter writers, we will be hosting our first ever letter writing social just for kids!

We will be meeting as usual in Trinity Centre but at the earlier, more child friendly time of 10:00am-11:30am. The session will mainly be aimed at primary school aged children, but older kiddos are more than welcome to come and join in and help out with the younger kids too if they want.

Amongst the usual snail mail creating that makes up the majority of every meeting there will also be a story and snack time thrown in too.

The children are welcome to bring along their own stationery to use, but we will have plenty to share. We will also have a few names of children in need of letters around the world, just in case your child doesn’t know who to write to.

If your little one(s) would like to join us at our first ever Kids LWS then please RSVP to let us know you’re coming either by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or simply comment over on Instagram.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} October 2018

Minutes of Meeting October 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

We were delighted to welcome 3 new members to our October meeting, making it a grand total of 12 gathered to put pen to paper.

The meeting was opened with a reading from Letters of Note, a sweet thank you note from Roald Dahl to an imaginative 9 year old fan who had sent him a letter containing a dream.

During the Show and Mail part of the evening Jessica passed around a few letters we had received from other letter writing clubs to congratulate us on our 1st anniversary milestone. She also shared a letter from her pen pal at the CLE Club which included a vintage postcard of Sark that she had found at a paper sale in Ohio.

Three pen pal requests were also matched this evening – 1 from Ireland, 1 from Italy and  1 from the U.S.

In total 30 pieces of mail were sent out this month to 10 different countries from Box. No. 10 at Le Planque on Route de Cobo. The breakdown of the outgoing mail is as follows:

7 GSY, 9 UK, 5 EUR, 9 ROW

Minutes of Meeting October 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Next Meeting is on Monday, 5th November 2018.

{Minutes of Meeting} September 2018

Minutes of Meeting September 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

A whopping 14 members were present for the 1st anniversary of the Guernsey Letter Writers Society, including one new member and one old member who missed us so much she moved back to the island!

The meeting was opened with a reading from Letters of Note, a letter from E.B. White which contained the famous quote, “Hold on to your hat. Hold on to your hope. And wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”

During the show and mail part of the evening Jessica showed a sweet photo parcel that had arrived from a generous pal in Canada and there was also the most fabulous cakes to enjoy thanks to both Becky and Elaine.

In total 33 pieces of mail were sent out this month to 10 different countries from Box. No. 101 at the White Rock and this was the breakdown of the outgoing mail:

8 GSY, 13 UK, 5 EUR, 7 ROW

Minutes of Meeting September 2018 | Guernsey Letter Writers Society

Next Meeting is on Monday, 1st October 2018.

September’s Meeting

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Well next week’s meeting is going to be a special one, because September marks the first anniversary of The Guernsey Letter Writers Society!

The evening will follow our usual format, but with the addition of some scrumptious cake and a stationery swap so please don’t miss out.

Members are encouraged to bring along any unwanted or surplus stationery so that we can swap it between members and all leave with some new and free stationery to stock up ready for those long and cosy evenings of autumn letter writing.

If you would like to join us at our next meeting then please RSVP to let us know you’re coming either by emailing gsyletterwriters@gmail.com or simply comment over on Instagram.

I look forward to seeing you next Monday.

A la perchoine,

Jessica

{Minutes of Meeting} August 2018

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Despite the summer holidays 8 of us turned out for August’s meeting of the GSY LWS, including a new member whom we were delighted to welcome to the group.

Jessica opened the meeting with a reading from a children’s book called The Flying Postman by V.H. Drummond and kicked off the Show & Mail part of the evening by sharing some beautiful incoming mail she had received from her pen pal in South Korea.

Abi also shared an impressive craft piece she had made using an old children’s book turing it into a stationery organiser, perfect for all those little bits of paper ephemera.

In total 16 pieces of mail were sent out this month to 7 different countries from Box. No. 9 near Cambridge Park and Les Cotils. This was the breakdown of the outgoing mail:

5 GSY, 6 UK, 2 EUR, 3 ROW

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Next Meeting is on Monday, 3rd September 2018.