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Three In The Door

Last week was a busier than usual Postcrossing week. Three postcards made their way to my mailbox. The first of the cards arrived from Joonas in Finland. A Finnish sunset, beer, a fire and a sauna. Does it get any more Finnish than that?

Joonas makes a swim in the lake, mid-winter, sound like a good thing. I’m something of a wuss when it comes to the cold and to willingly get into an icy cold lake in the middle of winter…. well, I’m not to sure about that.

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The next two arrived the same day, both from the eastern US. One arrived from Nashville, Tennessee and the other from New York state.

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Posted by on March 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Hello From France

Hello From France

Being home sick this week, it was a treat to go to the mailbox and find a card waiting for me. (Not to worry, it’s a cold but it’s laid me low.) This one arrived from Annick, in France.

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I have a feeling there might be a story behind the card. When I looked up the name of the shop in Google, it came up as a costume shop.

My grandson, Ethan, loves the squirrel sticker.

Edited to add: It has been brought to my attention that this card violates Postcrossing’s rules. The postage on the stamp is only 1 centime; it should be 1 euro. In essence, it is theft.  It seems to be something of an issue with cards from some of the European countries, and France in particular. I have brought this card to the attention of the powers that be at Postcrossing; they have been dealing with this issue for some time apparently. 

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2016 in Received, Uncategorized

 

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Taiwan and Latvia

Taiwan and Latvia

As you can see, I’m not terribly active on Postcrossing these days. I’m keeping it low key these days as I do have a lot of other things on the go. This week, though, two cards arrived. In a little while, I’ll get a couple of names and send out two more cards. I think, for now, having two or three cards moving is about all I can handle.

The first is a really cute card from Ivan, in Taiwan.

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I love what Ivan wrote; it’s so true, isn’t it? We’re all unique, even though we’re all so much the same. If only we could appreciate each other for both our similarities and our individualities.

Ivan chose some wonderful stamps. Litchi and peanuts, I’ve heard of. I’ve never heard of Atemoya so I had to look it up. From what I read, they sound very tasty. I’ll have to keep my eyes open at the grocery store; I wouldn’t mind trying it one day.

My second card this week came from Aleksa i

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I really love those old buildings. And I love the colours, too. They’re so cheery looking. Even though I would have no idea how to pronounce what Aleksa wrote, I love it that she wrote in what I assume is Latvian. It looks like Riga had some warm temperatures; on January 30, we had snow and sub zero (centigrade) temperatures.

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2016 in Postcards, Postcrossing, Received

 

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Yikes! Back at It

Yikes! Back at It

It has been a LONG time since I participated in Postcrossing. Life kind of took over. Ah well, I’m back at it. I’m not going to go crazy with it but I have a stash of postcards and stamps so I may as well do something with them.

Right now, two cards are ready to be dropped in the mailbox. As they come in, I’ll post incoming cards again.

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2016 in Postcards, Postcrossing, Sending

 

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Finally, Some Cards

I’ve taken a bit of a break from Postcrossing but I’m back at it now, on a slightly reduced schedule. I’m sending out five cards per month now and I’ve finally had a couple of cards come in to my mailbox.

The first one this week came from Germany.

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There certainly is some fantastic scenery in Germany, isn’t there? Everything in Europe is so old! We have mountains here but no towns or villages (or castles!) like you seen in Europe.

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The second card to arrive this week came from a little closer, from within my own country, Canada. I’ve never been to the east coast of Canada but it is definitely on my wish list.

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The writing didn’t scan very well, unfortunately.The scene on this card was painted by a Nova Scotian artist, Maud Lewis. I love it. I love the autumn colours and the quaintness of the painting. Thank you, Angie!

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Last Card of 2014

Last week, one last, lonely card found its way to my mailbox. It arrived from Brazil. I haven’t exactly been ignoring Postcrossing but my card sending has definitely slowed down in the last few months. Now that the calendar has gone from 2014 to 2015, it’s time to pick up the pace once more.

Anyway, the card from Brazil….

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BR311274 backNow, it’s time for me to get motivated again. I wish you all a very happy, prosperous, and peaceful 2015.

 

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Postcards, Postcrossing, Received

 

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And I’m Back

And I’m Back

Life seems to be settling down a bit now, thankfully. It’s time to get back to the things I enjoy…. like postcards. I won’t even try to post pictures of all the cards I’ve received since I last posted anything about cards; there have been too many for that. I will, however, post about the latest cards and drop in a few random cards that I’ve actually had the time and inclination to scan.

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Being a knitter, I LOVE this card. It was immediately added to my favourites.

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What a great scene, don’t you think? The back is so colourful! There are some wonderful stamps out there, aren’t there?

Tony sent this card from Minnesota. I love waterfalls!

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And then, there’s this one from Singapore… so pretty!

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It’s from the Beijing Opera; I wonder what the story is about.

Then, a couple of random postcards that I found particularly interesting. The first is a picture taken by the sender; what a great shot, don’t you think?

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Posted by on November 30, 2014 in Postcards, Postcrossing, Received

 

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