05Jun2012 Foodie Pen Pals: May 2012. categories: Food, Life Like this:Like Loading... 3 Comments on Foodie Pen Pals: May 2012. Carol Anne @ Rock Salt June 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago) It is such a shame that this is your first experience of Foodie Penpals. It is possible that your penpal is ill, as you say, or has some other circumstance that is keeping her offline and out of contact. We will have to wait and see. The nature of the programme is that there will be sometimes situations that mean a non-delivery, though we all try to work to minimise this possibility. On the up side, Emma absolutely loved your parcel, it looked full of brilliant and thoughtful things! I can see why it was so expensive though, two bags of flour plus some glass jars will really have weighed it down. You were so generous in your giving. There are ways to keep the parcel and postage costs down, but sadly there is no way to guarantee that you will receive a parcel. I will completely understand if you choose not to participate in further months, for whichever reason, but I’ll always feel sad this your only experience was a bad one. Reply Lolly June 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm (5 years ago) I knew there was ways of reducing the overall weight/cost of postage but I felt this would have compromised the contents of the parcel so I just went with it. I’m glad Emma liked her parcel. 🙂 Reply Sarah June 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm (6 years ago) Omg I’ve just signed up to this and after looking through twitter I found your blog – please email me as I’d like to send you a parcel proving there are good people in this world!! Reply Leave a reply Click here to cancel reply. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.