The Good Things #3

Hello and welcome to The Good Things, my weekly linky celebrating the things in life that bring happiness.

Happiness means different things to everyone. Whether that’s climbing a mountain, baking a cake, spending time with family, travelling somewhere exciting, a gardening or environmental success, visiting a new restaurant, a great outfit post, or your experiences of learning something new, The Good Things is a linky for everyone. For me, happiness is found in the everyday things. It’s about taking notice of the small things and practising gratitude for the life that I have. So, I will join in by writing about something that’s made me happy each week; My Good Thing…


My Good Thing #3 Postcards from Stephen.

While my lovely boyfriend is away on his cycle tour, he’s sending us postcards. For the kids, this is a great way to keep in touch, because when you’re only five, six months is a long time to go without seeing someone. it goes without saying that I love to get them too. Every time a card arrives, we read aloud what’s written, talk about the picture and then stick it on the kitchen wall (using washi tape, messily) next to our world map. It stimulates a conversation each time about where Stephen is in the world and what he might be doing. And it’s really helping the kids get a better understanding of geography, as we point out where he is on the map. My little boy is developing an obsession with America (largely because of videos of giant US trucks and trains which he watches on YouTube), and now he knows where it is on the world map and what the country’s flag looks like.

postcards, world map, map

I love getting happy post, there’s something so uplifting about getting something from the postman that’s not a a gas bill. Once Stephen returns, I am going to sign up to Postcrossing so we can continue to get our fix of postcards, and continue our learning about the world. A wall of postcards sounds like a good thing to me…



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8 Responses to The Good Things #3

  1. Stephanie says:

    Six months is a long time, but postcards are a great idea as is the map on the wall to see where they came from x
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    • Elizabeth says:

      We’re all really enjoying getting them, and I’m a huge fan of maps, so the world will be staying up even when he gets home!

  2. Oh I love getting real post to you and I like the sound of postcrossing very much. There’s something very old school about a postcard these days and very romantic too. P.S. That Tour de France poster is awesome, where did you get it?
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    • Elizabeth says:

      Hello! The Tour poster is from Block Culture. They’ve made a few different ones. I love it – I’ve got yellow kitchen cupboards so it suits my kitchen really well!

  3. I love postcards! And they are much better when they arrive before the person who sent them actually gets home! : )

  4. I’m a massive fan of postcards and other cards and handwritten notes sent in the post. Much nicer than e-mail and text messages. And easier to share with children too.

    I hope you don’t mind me linking up a review post. I was really happy to discover how nice goats’ cheese products could be after 10 years of using soya milk!
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    • Elizabeth says:

      Hello! No, I absolutely don’t mind you linking up a review post, it sounds like a great range of products and I’m keen that The Good Things is as open as possible.

      I completely agree about hand-written notes and suchlike. It’s so much more personal than getting emails, and even though it’s a lot easier to keep in touch thanks to technology, there’s definitely a place for snail mail… 🙂

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