I’m heading overseas this week – which sounds just incredible because this trip has been 3.5 years in the making (and saving!). One of my dearest friends is German so we’re heading to Germany for a couple of weeks to celebrate her 50th birthday, and then, because I’m SO CLOSE, I have a week to explore Paris. Crossing fingers and toes that the weather plays nice in the days and weeks to come.

I plan to do a lot of sketching and painting, which is something that’s more possible when travelling with grown ups rather than children, I find, so whether the weather is wet or dry I’m sure my ‘artist’s eye’ will always find something wonderful to notice and draw.

When I first planned the trip, I had a ‘real job’ and this was my side hustle. Of course, now, things have changed in wonderful ways, but I need to be creative with paying the bills while I’m away (my husband will be being creative with the school run while I’m away, that’s for sure!) so I thought up ‘The Postcard Project’… mainly because it’s been AGES since I received a postcard in the mail and gee it’d be lovely.

So if you’d like that smiley feeling, take a look at the info here and think about those 3, 5, 6 or 10 happy trips to the letterbox you have coming up over the coming weeks, building a collection of beautiful prints for your wall (or the fridge!).

You can join up for the project any time while I’m away. I have my lovely sister on the ground here at home helping with the logistics and adding addresses, so all will be well.

Thanks so much!