Monday, 14 January 2019

Germany - Postcrossing & Food

December 22, 2018

This card came to me from Manuela in Germany. She wrote an interesting note on the back and it was signed by a few people at the meetup.

She wrote,


in May, we've met for lettering course, raclette and do some postcards. Here's our special designed card with the place we've live in and raclette. For that we had we had fruits, vegetables, fish and sausages. Merry Christmas


I haven't seen this particular stamp before, rather cute!

Friday, 11 January 2019


December 12, 2018

This person sent a postcard with a very short message.  Unfortunately, they sent me a picture of a dog...It's a cute dog, but I don't really like pictures of dogs or cats unless they are Shetland Sheepdogs, and this isn't. They didn't sign the card either.

The sender wrote,

Respect the past, create the future!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019


November 12, 2018

This card arrived rather a while ago. It was sent by Monika who wrote a short friendly note on the back.

She wrote,

Hello Helen!

Greetings from Austria!
On this card you can see some impressions of our beautiful capital Vienna. My older son is studying there. W.A. Mozart is one of my favourite composers.

Best wishes, Monika


This is a gorgeous stamp, really like it too.

Friday, 21 December 2018

End of Year Slow Down

December 20, 2018

I just wanted to let you know that I am still Postcrossing, although not to the extent that I was before.

I have a couple of cards that I haven't posted yet, but as this time of year is very busy, I might not be able to post them for a while.  Please bear with me and keep checking back!

Thanks, and seasons greetings to all of my readers!


Thursday, 20 December 2018

Russia - Food

November 9, 2018

Katya sent this card to me from Russia. She taped an oak leaf on the back and wrote a friendly note about her city, so obviously, I like this card!

She wrote;

Hello Helen!

Greeting from the city of Tula - the birthplace of samovars and gingerbread! This photo shows soup borsch and it's recipe, we like it.

I hope someday you cook it.

By the way, this is the leaf oak (to the attached leaf)

With best wishes! Katya.

I would like to make this recipe but beets are a little hard to find here. Also, I have a sensitivity to tomatoes so
this would be difficult for me to eat. 

The red stamp that Katya used on the back is rather gorgeous. It's a FIFA stamp.

Monday, 3 December 2018


November 6, 2018

This card came to me from Ruslan in Latvia. He wrote a short note on the back of the card and told me about his day. I like that kind of thing very much!

He wrote;

Hello Helen!

Greetings from Latvia! I live to run and ride my bicycle. Yesterday morning I did my ride and I fell from bicycle and broke my rib! Now I need to rest for 3-4 weeks!

Best wishes,


This is a beautiful stamp. I really love it!

Friday, 30 November 2018

India - Food

November 5, 2018

This delicious looking card came from Soumya in India. She wrote a friendly note on the back of the card too.  When I wrote to her I said that her card made me hungry for Indian food, so I visited the Indian restaurant in my city soon after I received it! Funny thing is, writing about this card again makes me want to go back again :-)

She wrote;

Namaste! greetings from India! I have heard so many good things of Japan. That make me wanna visit it some-day. Japan's cherry blossoms are my favourite. I heard people pack picnic lunches while they bloom. I have also heard a lot about Mt. Fuji :-)