24 episodes

Two Australian friends read their letters to each other, revealing their love of books, gardening, travel and cooking, and the ordinary pleasures in life.

Annabelle Hickson and Gillian Bell live in different states in Australia. Annabelle lives on a pecan farm in the north west of NSW. She is a writer, photographer and flower lover. Gillian lives in Brisbane, Queensland. She is a cake-maker and private cook who travels the world with her whisk to make wedding cakes.

Dispatch to a Friend Gillian Bell & Annabelle Hickson

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Two Australian friends read their letters to each other, revealing their love of books, gardening, travel and cooking, and the ordinary pleasures in life.

Annabelle Hickson and Gillian Bell live in different states in Australia. Annabelle lives on a pecan farm in the north west of NSW. She is a writer, photographer and flower lover. Gillian lives in Brisbane, Queensland. She is a cake-maker and private cook who travels the world with her whisk to make wedding cakes.

    S3, Ep1: Christmas

    S3, Ep1: Christmas

    Annabelle and Gillian kick off Season 3 with a special Christmas episode.
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    • 37 min
    S2, Ep11 Christmas Special: Wildlife Ambulances and Cheeses Christ

    S2, Ep11 Christmas Special: Wildlife Ambulances and Cheeses Christ

    Annabelle is on a long road trip to tick off her Christmas present list while Gillian is cleaning out the pantry, celebrating numerous family birthdays and trying to catch a bird in the run up to Christmas.
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    • 32 min
    S2, Ep10: A Snake in the House

    S2, Ep10: A Snake in the House

    Annabelle introduces a new member to the family after another visit from an uninvited snake, while Gillian recalls an invasion of moths while eating coffee cake.
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    • 17 min
    S2, Ep9: Breakfast in Bed, and Other Divisive Matters

    S2, Ep9: Breakfast in Bed, and Other Divisive Matters

    Gillian and Annabelle disagree about the merits of breakfast in bed and the writer Karl Ove Knausgaard.
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    • 19 min
    S2, Ep8: How to Boil Water and the Trauma of the Credit Card Tap

    S2, Ep8: How to Boil Water and the Trauma of the Credit Card Tap

    Annabelle is in Sydney suffering from the ‘credit card tap’ while Gillian contemplates the pleasures of a good scotch egg, roasting chickens and a cookbook that discusses how to boil water.
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    • 14 min
    S2, Ep7: Floating on Lilo with a Bowl of Cauliflower Soup UPDATED

    S2, Ep7: Floating on Lilo with a Bowl of Cauliflower Soup UPDATED

    Annabelle convalesces on a lilo contemplating a return to choir singing, while Gillian is keen to dress up for a joyful Von Trapp singalong.
     
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
464 Ratings

464 Ratings

Country Creative ,

Please come back soon.

I miss you both terribly. I feel as if I’m missing updates from two great friends. Please send further dispatches soon. Mind how you go!

Woodland Chic ,

Beauty of words and heart

Why have I never found this podcast before? What a truely beautiful selection of stories, memories and truths bundled together in a wonderful friendship xx Thank you ladies

C_Maree ,

Where have you been all my life??

What a jolly godsend it was finding you two. Over the past 3 days I’ve listened to all your episodes and cried, laughed and felt kindred spirits in you both.
Thank you for sharing your hearts and minds, this podcast and your friendship makes the world a way better place.

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