Friday, 15 July 2016

Some Postcards about posting cards

3059 - from Tina in Canada

3074 - a great stamp on a card from Irina in Russia.

3072 - And a stamp on a card from Susanne in Germany.

3089 - From Heleen in the Netherlands.

4052 - From Phillip in the USA.

4054 - And from Danielle in the USA.

4074 - And from elder daughter and son-in-law!

4077 - From Katya and Marina in Ukraine.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Cats - at Last

After a long wait here are some cat postcards...

3022 - From Susanne in Germany
3072 - Also from Susanne

3047 - From Monica in Sweden -

3038 - And another from my cat-loving friend Susanne -

3048 - From Katya in Ukraine -

3080 - Another from Katya and her Mum, Marina -

3081 - And another from Katya -

3095 - And one more from my Ukranian friends -

3049 - Here is another from Susanne

3069 - And from Eva in Spain -

3093 - And this one is from Heleen in The Netherlands -

4015 - One more from Monica in Sweden -

3072 - Susanne, keeping me well supplied with cat pictures -

4037 - And again from Susanne -

4038 - And finally a postcard made from Susanne's own drawing - wonderful -

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Still no cats... but a few other animals

2903 - From Hanka in the Czeck Republic I got this card - a real favourite.

3082 - From Tina in Canada - a cross between Easter Bunnies and Easter Hares?

3087 - From Susanne in Germany, an Inge Look Hedgehog.

and an appropriate stamp -

3098 - And a whole host of creatures in this picturesque scene by Stiftelsen Birkagarden, from Monica in Sweden.

4001 - A maxi card from Hanka.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Around the world in eight postcards

Here are a few of the places my post-sending friends have visited recently.

2653 - These rock formations are near Urumqi in the Gobi Desert - the home town of Yu Yeng Ma.  It is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the city furthest away from any ocean or sea.

3080 - Rabat, the capital of Morocco, from Eva.

3085 - From my brother, GB, when he was in New Zealand, earlier this year.

3092 - Horsehoe Canyon in Alberta, Canada, from Tina and family.

3095 - The main Post Office in Minsk, Belarus, from Anastasia.  So this counts as a postal services card for my 2016 theme as a well as an 'around the world' one.

4004 - The Chateau de Malmaison, Paris, from Eva.

4005 - Another card from Eva - this time of a splendid Mosque in Casablanca.  Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco.   The mosque has the world's tallest minaret at 689 feet.

4007 - And, harking back to last year's theme of clocks, is one from Susanne in Germany.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

No cats...

You might think this a strange title for a post but I fully intend to do a post of cat cards soon.  I just need a week or two to scan them in.  In the meantime here are some miscellaneous cards from the last couple of months.  (As always I regret I just don't have time to scan all my cards in - I hope everyone knows I appreciate each and every card I receive; not only for the pictures but equally for the news and content on the other side.)

3023 - A brilliant card from Monica in Sweden - sent the day Sweden's Prince Oscar was born (he hadn't even been given a name then!)

4030 - From Renate in Austria - the Diocesan Library of St Gallen in Switzerland which she visited on holiday recently.  The renowned library  of the Abbey of Saint Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains books from the 9th century.  A library and a UNESCO WHS on one card - whoopee.

4031 - An anonymous library from Danielle in the USA.

4027 - From Anastasia in Belarus.  The card is entitled Ena but I can't read the photographer's name - the print is too small until my eyes are fully sorted.

4026 - From Li, my Chinese friend, an addition to this year's theme of postal services.

4023 - Sent home, to await my return, by Partner-who-loves-tea, having been bought at a Flea Market.  I love the style of painting which I would guess is from the 1930s but I could be way out.

4014 - From Susanne in Germany.  Another for my reading women collection.

4013 - Another card from Susanne - to add to my Inge Look collection.  An appropriate card for May!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Some odds and ends

I am hoping to start blogging again a few of the postcards I receive.  Here are one or two random ones from earlier this year.

2967 - from Susanne in Germany

3058 - From Anastasia in Belarus

with typically beautiful Belarusian stamps

3079 - Heleen in The Netherlands sent me this wonderful Carl Spitzweg painting 'The Eternal Bridegroom' from 1855-60.

and more delightful stamps

3071 - Albert Anker's 'Little Girl Writing' from Susanne -

Hopefully I shall be doing posts themed about cats, post, and places in the near future.  In the meanwhile, books remain a perennially well-received theme.

4011 - From Danielle in the USA