The Perfect Postcard

My room with a view, Hong Kong.

I have always sent postcards. Mine used to be quick: lists, graphs and various basic grading systems by way of informing people how my holiday was going. However, I was repeatedly receiving essays in return, text falling of the edge of the postcard and so accepted, perhaps, that I wasn't doing them right. I have since attempted to find a medium between my data and their prose.

As a massive fan of postcards I think we should all send them all the time and for that reason I have crafted a template to make sending them even easier.

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Anna,

Hong Kong has greeted me with much silk cloth and only a little murderous ambiance on the stairwell leading up to my room.

Were I still in London I would have mentioned the terrifying staircase only, so you can see this holiday is affecting my mood for the better.

The joy of finding Victoria Harbour's light show could be rivalled only by your appearing on my doorstep with a trifle (which I certainly miss).

I will be back with photographs and a newly acquired taste for chicken feet.

EK xoxo

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The template:

Recipient,

Country has greeted me with much good thing and only a little bad thing.

Were I still in Hometown I would have mentioned the bad thing only, so you can see this holiday is affecting my mood for the better.

The joy of finding something cultural could be rivalled only by something you miss (which I certainly miss).

I will be back with prepare recipient for your return.

EK xoxo

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It is easy now, so no excuses:

David,

New Zealand has greeted me with much mountainous scenery and only a little nauseating hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

Were I still in London I would have mentioned the smell of the sulfide only, so you can see this holiday is affecting my mood for the better.

The joy of finding currency made from plastic could be rivalled only by your treating me to a lager shandy (which I certainly miss).

I will be back with a tan and half the Haka learnt.

EK xoxo

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