Thursday, 20 July 2017

United States

July 14, 2017

This card came to me from the US.  The sender, Krissy used great stamps and even wrote a nice note on the back.  Hurray for that.

She said,
July 5 2017

Hello Helen!

Wow I bet that is quite a different life there.  I always wanted to live in another country even just for a little while.  I have a friend who lived there for 5 years as a teacher.  It sounds like quite an adventure.

Cheers, Krissy

Reprint of Vintage Large Letter State Name Postcard (ca 1930's-1940's)

The stamps are very interesting too.  It is a shame the heart one was so marked with the cancellation stamp.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Russia - Food/Art

July 10, 2017

This friendly card came  from Russia.  The back is decorated with stickers and rubber stamps, so it is rather cute.

Glafira wrote,

Hello, Helen!

Greetings from Ivanovo, Russia!

It's written here [an arrow indicates the bottom of the back of the card]: I wish you happiness big to share with a friend and timely as a spoon for a dinner!

28.06.17  21:57  +14℃

Friday, 14 July 2017


July 10, 2017

This card came to me from Ireland and was sent by Cindy.  She mentioned a few of her favourite films which always makes me happy! This was a prepaid card, so no stamp to show you.

She wrote,

Dear Helen,
Beannachtaí ó Éirinn (Greetings from Ireland)

I hope you are well.  My name is Cindy. I am 27 from Dublin.

Some of my Favorite Films which I watch over again are Totoro, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Any Disney.  

Today is 14℃ and a dull day with rain showers.  

Happy Postcrossing! Cindy

Commissioners of Irish Lights.  Kish Lighthouse (1986)
Robert Ballagh

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


July 7, 2017

This card came from Canada. It was sent by people in a long term care home, and is a lovely card.

They wrote,

Hello! We are a long-term care home in London, Ontario.  London has a pop'n of 381,000.  We have lots of programs here, such as bingo, woodworking, musical entertainment, trivia, word games, Zumba, and so much more!  We've been getting a lot of rain lately, but hoping for warmer weather!

Your friends at Henley Place.

Friday, 7 July 2017


July 3, 2017

Annnnnnndddddd.....I'm back!  I'm trying to catch up with Postcrossing as I haven't been able to send cards for nearly three months, so please bear with me.  I hope to be able to send more cards as I work out where the nearest full service post office is, and how I can fit my postcrossing into my schedule.

My first card in a very long time came from Karen in Germany.  She wrote me a great note and used some stickers and cool stamps on the back of the card.

She wrote,
"Hello Helen!
I send you greetings 
from my hometown
Lubbecke, a nice place in 
the west of Germany. I'm 
also a great fan of James 
Bond-movies, the old
ones but also the new 
with Daniel Craig.
Have a good time!


I don't know if this is a flower card, a herbal tea card, or a herb card, but I think it is quite beautiful!

I couldn't see the top stamp in my German entries on this blog.  It's a beautiful building.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Czech Republic

April 28, 2017

This great card came from the Czech Republic and was sent by Tomas.   He wrote a nice, long message on the back of his card, which pleased me to no end.

He wrote,

Hi Helen,
My name's Tomas. I'm 34 y.o. man
from the Czech Republic. With my  
family living in small village
named Tlucna near of Pla[can't read the rest], centre
of the Western Bohemia.  I working 
in Prague, capital of the CZ. I'm
police officer.  My favorite hobbies are 
history, genealogy, sport and books.
I love famous novels of Franz
Kafka.  This card is about his
word in his novels.  I hope you'll like it.
Happy PC :-)

The stamps are interesting too.  I've seen the flower one before, but I don't think I've see the other one.  It's too bad that one of them is torn.  

This is the last Postcrossing card that I will receive for a while as I still haven't re-activated my account.  I have been buying postcards recently though, and I am hoping to start sending them out soon!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Ukraine - Tea

April 18, 2017

I received this card from the Ukraine while I was off line.  I love it, which is why I want to share it with all of you!  It comes from Alexandra.  She wrote a lovely note on the back and used a Ukrainian Postcrossing stamp, so it was a lovely little treat for me at a difficult time.

She wrote,

"Hello Helen!  My name is Alexandra. I live in Ukraine in the southern city of Odessa.  I work as a florist.  I'm fond of creativity, I like to draw.  In my free time I learn Chinese and English.  And I dream to visit Japan, China and Korea.  

Have a nice day and good luck."

This Postcrossing stamp is truly lovely!  I like how the design on her sleeves looks a bit like stamps. It is bright and colourful and sweet.  Good job Ukraine!