I've had some emails thanking me for the book. Amongst the comments were a few that remarked on my handwriting. Once again it is time to come out of the closet and finally admit aloud that I am a complete perve for a good hand!
The trouble is that this beautiful art is dying. When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not a quick scribble to the milkman or a note to remind yourself to buy loo roll on the way home but a full 3-4 page letter to a friend?
These days we spend our time filling out forms (mostly in capitals), and rarely take the time to perfect our penmanship. Schools spend less and less time teaching letter formation, preferring to encourage computer literacy. Today the phone and email has taken over from the personal script that says so much about us.
I can remember groaning over the spider-like efforts of the feckers. Annoyed at the lack of care, smudges and smears that littered the paper. They have improved, but they do not share my quivering joy in coming across a perfect hand.
Am I alone, or was I just born in the wrong time?