Wednesday, 31 August 2016

A few odds and ends

I can't make any attempt to call this bringing my blog up-to-date.  Not only does it not include my most recent cards but it also only has a very small selection of the ones I have received since I last posted here.  But it is an attempt to let you know I am still around....

3084 - From Hanka in the Czech Republic.

3092 - From Tina, Oskar and Madz in Canada.

Horseshoe Canyon in Alberta.  Prehistoric wind, water and ice carved this miniature version of the Grand Canyon out of the Alberta prairies, offering visitors a picturesque view of the Badlands, and 70 million years of geological history.

4009 - Another card from Tina

The artist was Lawson Wood and he gave the original to Dr Barnado's Homes for Children.

4010 - Tina again -

4057 - From Heleena in The Netherlands.

The Nuthatch was my mother's favourite bird and is also one of mine.  When we had a caravan nuthatches were regular visitors to the bird table on our window ledge.

4059 - From Jamie in the USA.

I saw on Jamie's Facebook page that she had visited Multnomah Falls, Oregon, and commented how great they looked.  I was therefore doubly delighted when I found she had sent me a card from there!

4060, 4061 and 4062 - From Irina in Bulgaria.

When Irina visited Rhodopes a couple of years ago there was a bear warning in progress - no wonder the local shepherds used to go around well armed.

4065 - Sini from Finland often sends me cards from postcrossing meet-ups that she attends so this Inge Look card was signed by a ten people at the Tuusulanjärvi meet-up in June this year.

That's all for now...

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!