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March 12th, 2014

Back from Mexico!


I had a great time with my son and my mom on the Riviera Maya. Proof:


Mexico 2014 - 1

Mexico 2014 - 2


I only recently came back home, but quite a few things already happened. The most interesting ones: I was interviewed about the League of Extraordinary Penpals by someone who’s writing an article for the BBC website, and I met my penpal and birthday twin Cindy for the second time – first time was documented here.


Here are some pictures of Cindy & I and Martin & I that were taken yesterday.


March 11


I wrote a bunch of letters when I was in Mexico, so a few people can expect to hear from me soon: Sofie in Sweden, Sara in the USA, Lisa in France, Denica in Australia, Kimmie in the USA, Bonnie in Canada, Becky in the USA, and Ginger in the USA. A letter for Korina in the USA was also started, but I haven’t had a chance to finish it yet. I still owe letters to Laura in Canada, Michi in Poland, and Amber in Canada… Thank you for your patience, girls!


Now I need to catch up because I have over 300 unread emails! So if you wrote me and didn’t hear back, it’s not because I’m ignoring you, I promise. I WILL get back to you eventually. I’m determined to go through my whole inbox!


I’ll also be posting the quirky penpal ads I have very soon. Come back tomorrow for one of them!


P.S.: La Papierre was closed during my holidays but is now open again.

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February 26th, 2014

Leaving for Mexico…


Yes, it’s that time of year where I hop on a plane, write letters on the beach, splash in the water with Louis-Justin, have philosophical discussions with my mom, eat lots of delicious food, and relax for 10 days.




I’ll be on the Riviera Maya until March 8, and when I come back I want to post all the lovely penpal ads I received since the beginning of 2014. I have 12 right now, so you can expect an explosion of quirkiness when I return from my vacation.


Have fun, but don’t do anything I wouldn’t do while I’m gone! ;)

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My name is Julie and I'm 34.
I live in Québec (close to Montréal) and I speak French.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of cats and a day full of hugs.

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