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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