Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Russia - Books

October 12, 2018

Dasha sent this card to me from Russia with a nice note and some stickers on the back.  I buy stickers, but I keep forgetting to put them on the cards. I'd rather write a longer message I think!  Still, I do appreciate them on the back, sometimes.

She wrote;

Hi! My name is Dasha. I'm a young mother. My daughter is one year old turned on last week. With my husband Roman we are happy and we bring up my daughter. I wish you happeness[sic]!

Saturday, 10 November 2018

United States - Black & White Actress

October 10, 2018

This excellent card came to me from the US.  Lisa sent it wth a great message all about movies on the back, so I was thrilled. Also fabulous was the fact that she used movie star stamps on the back.  A double bonus!

She wrote

Hi Helen - sending greetings from Texas. I love Casablanca too & the original Wuthering Heights. Tried to find a card you haven't already received. Hope I succeeded!
One of my all time favorite movies is A Room With a View. I love to art journal--@dagbockblue on Instagram and dream of taking a trip to Japan to buy supplies & check out the traveler's factory Midori[not sure about this word].


Audrey Hepburn

Look at these cooler than cool stamps!  Personally, I love the Shirley Temple one, but the Elvis one is interesting too. 
Thanks so much Lisa!!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Russia - Beverage Related

October 9, 2018

Kate sent this dreamy card to me from Russia.  She wrote a lovely long message with some translations of the phrases on the card. She didn't sign the card either...but this was a nice one to receive.

She wrote;

Dear Helen!
Hope you'll like this postcard. In the front side, there are words 'Happiness is to make a wish upon a shooting star'. Have you ever tried to make a wish upon a shooting star? I have. When I was a kid.
Now I live in a Big City, and I can Barely see the brightest stars in the night. Sometimes I like going to some lonely [possibly 'lovely'] places without flashing signs and cars rushing around. Have a nice day!

Also on the back of the card, some Russian and the translation, "May every day be happy!"

I love the quiet dreaminess about this card.  I would like to be  that person, or to sit down on the stoop next to her.

Thanks Kate!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

United States

October 6, 2018

I received this card from Marty in the US.  He wrote a short note on the back and didn't sign the card. I find quite a few people don't sign their cards.  I wonder why!  It makes it hard to send them a friendly thank you note....

He wrote:

Greetings from the USA! I live near Chicago. I am an avid Stamp and Coin collector. Best wishes and Happy Postcrossing!

The card got inked on the way to me.  It's sad, but adds to its character I think!
Bradenton Florida
On the Manatee River
Located on Florida's West Coast

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Spain - Black & White

October 4, 2018

This beautiful card came from Montse in Spain.  She wrote an enthusiastic note on the back and told me why she picked this card, which is something I love to hear. 

She wrote;

Hola Helen!!

My name is Montse and work in the postal service, I love music and traveling. I chose this postcard for you. I hope you like it!!! - He has "Duende" in the world of Flamenco, a person who possesses a special talent, whether in singing or dancing.

Salvdos[Regards] --Montse

Tato Olivas - "Flamenco"

Look at these amazing stamps and cancellation stamp.  The stamp on the left is textured too, and very cool!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Netherlands - Book & Art

October 3, 2018

This beautiful card came to me from Cecile in the Netherlands.  She wrote a thoughtful and interesting note to me as well, so this was a lovely Postcrossing to receive.

She wrote:

Hallo Helen,
Greetings from a small village; Sint Odilienburg. On Dutch TV now is a series about Japan. A Dutch cabaret artist and writer asks people the meaning of a particularly Japanese word, such as otemba. I love such TV. You learn a lot of it. Hope you like this card I choose for you (I think this painting is wonderful)

Wish you all the best.


Thursday, 25 October 2018

Czech Republic

September 29, 2018

Jan sent this multi-card from his home in Brno. He handprinted a note to me.

He said,

Hi, I am sending greetings from Brno/  A very nice city in South Moravia in the Czech Republic.

My name is Jan, I am a postman. Have a nice day. Jan