Dear My Billet Doux
I discovered a lovely village nestled in the New Forest National Park in Wiltshire. It’s name is Lover - yes you heard me right. The community has come together to raise funds for the village, to develop the former primary school for the community, with an unusual but attractive incentive.
Buy one of their cards or have one of yours sent out in time for Valentine’s day. A village cupid with the iconic Lover cache stamp will post it from Lover to your loved one.
So all you romantics out there - what are you waiting for? You can visit their website here and also make sure you share the Love.
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Lover's website: lover.org.uk, picture 1 by Natalia Willmott 2 & 3 by kind permission of lover.org.uk
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The Antiques Road show is as popular as ever and hasn’t changed that much since its inception in the late 70’s as last Sunday’s episode revealed. The program attracts wider audiences and is comforting to watch on a Sunday night. Part of its appeal is that it brings people together in a gorgeous setting such as Castle Howard. But most importantly it makes the public realise that there are still finds, albeit less now, and beautiful items to be discovered that are sometimes astonishingly valuable.
Being in the antiques trade myself, I love watching it as the idea of quality and craftsmanship is always at its core whether it’s a diamond broach or a drawing by a well-known artist. The fact that some people really have an eye for the exceptional without knowing it is always awe-inspiring...
Dear My Billet Doux
I have just discovered this fantastic website which you migt guess from my title is called "The world needs more love letters". The idea is simple but effective- you nominate a person you LOVE and you get the WORLD to write a letter to them.
I have just written to a girl named Lucy, who is 10 and is bullied at school for her looks.