Box Swap With Abbie, From Abbie Chic.

If you regularly read this blog, you’ll probably know that I love to write; this has been running since 2012, but this year was the year that I decided to post daily. Anyway, you’re probably wondering; “why two posts today?” I would like to tell you about my Blogger Pen Pal Initiative.
One of the things I love most is putting pen to paper; behind a screen, I think we can loose touch a bit, in the sense that it is so easy to forget that there is a human behind the screen. For a little while now, I’ve been trying to set up a pen pal switch; largely with letters. I also saw this post (click here to view) on Abbey Louisa’s blog. When partaking in a blogger Twitter chat, I got talking to Abbie from Abbie Chic; we emailed the next week, and promptly set about swapping boxes. (The prefix of ‘blogger’ in ‘Blogger boxes’ was because we’re both bloggers.) We had a budget of five pounds or less, and the theme of ‘Candy’. Here’s what came in my box!
It was Saturday morning that I received this; and it was in a lovely dotty bag! (Because what’s not to love about Sugar arriving in the post?!) As you can see, the theme chosen was followed to the letter. I loved the way that this parcel was laid out; I felt really bad, as I had been in a dash-and hadn’t thought about the wrapping for mine, purely bundling it up in an envelope at the post office!
Left to right:

  1. Chuppa Chups pizza slices.
  2. A galaxy bar.
  3. Darkside skittles. (Perfect snack whilst blogging!)
  4. Milky Way.
  5. Jelly beans.
  6. Haribo Golden Bears.

What a privilege!
As you may have also seen, there was also a letter; the paper was really pretty. (Abbie’s handwriting is sooo neat!) The idea of this whole launch was to put pen to paper-because there’s just something so pleasing about getting another missive through the door. I’ve found that it really can brighten some people’s days.
I shall definitely be writing back!
To view Abbie’s really cool blog, click here.  If you would be interested in a letter, just tweet me. Lastly; go and check out my Twitter giveaway (it launched today) in collaboration with Nicole from A Beautiful Chaos!
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  1. June 5, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Thank you Lydia was letting me be part of this collab. A fab blog post too 🙂

    • June 5, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Yay! I can’t wait to see your post 😀

  2. abbeylouisarose
    June 8, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Awww I’m so glad that my box swap inspired you to do one of your own! I love the candy theme, a box of all things edible sounds right up my street! The Haribos would definitely be my favourite!
    Abbey 👾

    • June 8, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Would you like to maybe do a box swap with me? ⭐️

  3. Charlotte
    June 8, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! And the ‘sweet theme’ is even better! I need to get my hands on some sweet pizza slices (how have I never heard of these before?!), and you can never go wrong with some good ol’ gummy bears. Lovely post!xx

    • June 8, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      I’d be very happy to send you some for a box swap?

  4. June 8, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Would you like to do a box swap in June or July? I love sweets…

  5. Alice
    June 8, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    Some great treats there! And so nice it was themed

  6. June 8, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I loved seeing your Insta post of this box, so I’m glad you put up a blog post about it, too! Skittles are one of my all time favorite candies, but I’ve never seen that variety here! Glad you enjoyed your swap ❤️❤️!

    • June 8, 2017 / 6:20 pm

      Awhh, I’m glad someone still looks at my Insta! Skittles are one of my favourites, even so that a teacher teases me!

  7. June 10, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I miss soo much writing letters! No one seems to do them anymore, this post is brilliant. The idea behind it is perfect and I really hope we don’t lose this kind of skill. I used to always write hand letters to my Dad when he was away in the forces.

    • June 10, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      That’s why I was starting this initiative; as a way to put pen to paper, as we all just seem to forget humans are behind screens. Fancy joining in?

      • June 10, 2017 / 6:48 pm

        Yes of course! It’s a lot more personal when you receive a letter +& yees I would love to! That would be lovely xx

  8. ivefoundwaldo
    June 20, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I finally got around to reading your post and I’m so interested in being part of this! I’ve always wanted a pen pal where I could write written notes and letters too! You got so many cute goodies and I’d love to be apart of this xxx

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