I have always, since I was younger, wanted a penpal. Now that I’m older, I love to bake – especially baking for others. So I was amazed when I found such a thing as a ‘Foodie Penpal’.
Taken from the original idea of The Lean Green Bean and adapted by Rock Salt to include those living in the UK; the Foodie Penpals scheme involves sending a thoughtful, food related gift to whoever you’re assigned to. Gifts can be shop bought or homemade, including a little note to describe the contents of your parcel; if your penpal respondes to you, you can get to know them and cater for whatever food requirements they have! The box I sent was addressed to Lithuania, and contained homemade food, British favourites and things I personally enjoy.
The penpal sending to me, a lovely lady called Saskia living in the Netherlands, sent me a wonderful box – 0f which I was ever so excited to open! The foodie penpals scheme is a brilliant way to interact with people living in numerous countries in Europe, emailing back and forth and finding out about each other.
When the box arrived, it took me quite a while to realise what it could be that the postman was bringing me…but as I opened the cardboard, and I saw that little card on the top, I knew exactly what it was!
From what Saskia had put into my box, I could see that she had spent a lot of time choosing what she wanted to include. My favourite things (despite loving everything!) were definitely:
- Fondant chicks
I would just like to end this post with the suggestion that you should all give this a go if you’d like to share something with someone in the UK and Europe; if you do, visit Rock Salt’s blog to find out more! I would also like to say thank you to Saskia, for my wonderful parcel.