I'm a runner and a writer trying to make sense of life through words and movement.

The Snail Mail Collective - Natasha in Hermanus, SA

The Snail Mail Collective is the wonderful brain child of Melyssa and Chelsea and connects people from all over the world. I've had the great privilege of 'meeting' so many great bloggers through this project (check out my other Snail Mail Collective posts here), including Natasha in Hermanus, South Africa.
You have no idea how excited I was to be paired with a blogger from South Africa, a country that holds a very special place in my heart having spent two years living in nearby Swaziland as a teenager. It was so interesting to hear about Natasha's life, and especially her dogs! I am so envious of anyone with a dog, sadly my current life means I just can't have one, so I life to live vicariously though anyone who can!
Natasha is a creative design graduate with a passion for sewing that she has turned in to a business (this felt rose brooch is my favourite!) and great style (I love this jumpsuit - so cool!). It was so lovely to exchange emails with Natasha and get to know her, she really is lovely!

Natasha sent me the loveliest package, each item carefully picked to reflect this month's theme travel. I don't know how Natasha new that Zam Buk is one of my favourite products, and that you can't get it in the UK! It was so nice to receive something that I have missed for a long time. I'm also going through a bit of a headband phase at the moment, so the headband was pretty timely, and the little decoration so sweet (and you can learn how to make your own here!).
This was the last Snail Mail Collective, and I am sad to see it go. it has been so much fun getting to know other bloggers all over the world. I have been privileged to be paired up with some amazing women, and I've made some good friends (even carrying on the gift exchange with Kerrin - thanks for the package, how did you know about my monogram obsession! Plus Jasmine was kind enough to top up my hot apple cider supplies - it made me so happy!).
I think the thing that I will miss most is sending mail. I love nothing more than picking out a card, thinking of a meaningful message and sending it off to some far away place. So, if you want some snail mail in your life, email me your address and I will see what I can do! 


Amsterdam: part two