And I am pleased to say I managed to write out the whole card (!), find a stamp, and then stroll off to the local post box to send it on its merry way. The reason of the card was to say thank you to my friend's mother, who very kindly gave me a vintage jacket that she had owned for many years, and thought would be something I would like. I will show it to you soon, of course – it's a black 1920s velvet jacket with flared sleeves, a decorative buckle to close at the hip line and amazing detail on the collar – and it fits me perfectly. Thanks VERY much indeed!
What's nicest about this is not the jacket (although it's rather fab) but the fact that I know some of the history of it. I know all us vintage lovers like to know the story behind a garment, who owned it, where they wore it, what it got up to in the past. Not having any of my own family, I don't have anything handed down to me, which is something I'll always long for and miss. This feels closer to something along those lines, something that was worn and passed on to a known good home. Worth at least a thank you card, I think!