Thursday, 19 December 2019

Postcrossing Hiatus

December 18, 2019

Hello, and welcome back to my postcard blog.  I have put my Postcrossing account on hold for a little while as I will be travelling in December and January.

When I come back to Japan in January I will reactivate my account and hopefully have some nice cards to show you soon.

Thank you for reading and commenting along the way. I really do appreciate your comments and questions.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Poland - Yarn Related

October 19, 2019

This lovely card came to me from Poland.  Mariola wrote something nice and friendly on the back and all in all, it was a lovely card to receive.

She wrote,

"Hello Cześć!
My name is Mariola. I come from Poland. I live in a city Jelenia Gora. It is beautiful place. I don't speak in English very Wek and I like to get a postcards.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Germany - Movie Card

October 19, 2019

This card arrived quite a while ago from Germany. It's a Movie Card so I am a little biased, but I love it!

The sender wrote a short but nice note on the back too.

She wrote;

"Hello Helen, greetings from Hof in Bavaria/Germany. Sorry, I don't know the movie in the frontside! My favourite is "Dance of the Vampires"[AKA The Fearless Vampire Killers] from 1967. "

I think I did see part of Brassed Off, but not the whole movie. I probably came home after work and it was on TV.  

An interesting stamp and cancellation stamp I think.  

Friday, 22 November 2019

Russia - Books, Writer

October 15, 2019

This great card came from Alla in Russia.  She was friendly on the back of the card and used some gorgeous stamps, which I appreciate and will post below.

Alla wrote,

"Hello Helen!
Greetings from Moscow!
Today is September 7, 2019
Autumn is here but we still have warm (+24℃) and
sunny weather.

Best wishes,

Really beautiful, big stamps.  I love them!

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

China - Flowers

October 8, 2019

This pretty card with amazing stamps came to my door in October and I'm just now blogging about it. Sigh.

Alfred sent this card with a very short note on the back.

He wrote,

"Hi! Greetings from China!  These days the weather is very hot. I hope a cool autumn.  Alfred"

I love the bottom stamp (is that a pun?). I think it might be the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

United States - Actress in Black & White

September 19, 2019

This fabulous card came to me from Magnus in the US.  He wrote a friendly note on the back and used some amazing stamps too, so this was a very good Postcrossing!

He wrote;

Hi Helen!
Hello from Virginia! My name is Magnus and I write postcards with my dad. I hope you like this postcard and the stamps! Have a good autumn! 😀

Marilyn Monroe

These are perfect stamps for me!  I loved receiving them.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Great Britain

September 17, 2019

This lovely card arrived in my mail slot with a friendly note on the back. It came from Iago in Britain.

He wrote:

"8th September 2019
Hi Helen!

I hope you are well. I am a Spanish medical writer living in London. I have recently visited the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty in Oxfordshire.

I will visit Japan in December, so any recommendations around your area would be very welcome!

Best regards, Iago"

Cottage garden in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

An interesting stamp...