Tuesday, 24 March 2020

United States of America - Black & White

March 5, 2020

Diane sent this card to me with a nice note on the back and wrote about her favourite films. That's a subject that I always enjoy, so this was a good card for me!

Diane wrote;

"Hi Helen,

Happy Birthday Month!

Walt Disney is a famous writer of sorts & Mickey surely is a famous actor!

I loved Mama Mia, Les Miserables, Bohemian Rhapsody & Judy, I really love musical & romantic movies.

Blessings, Diane"

Charlotte Clark Mickey Mouse doll
Three interesting stamps from the US.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Japan - Gotochi Card

March 4, 2020

An envelope arrived containing a lovely letter and three Gotochi cards from Norie in Gunma prefecture.  I didn't have any of the cards that she sent, so I was doubly happy to receive them.

I won't type out the letter that Norie sent, but I will paraphrase a little.  She wrote that she's been to Canada 5 times but has never been to my part of Japan! She asked me if I have travelled all
around Japan--not quite! She closes by saying that she would love to visit Yamagata someday!

This is the card that I registered with Postcrossing, the others are below.

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This is the envelope with the amazing stamps and cancellation stamps that Norie arranged to have on the envelope.  Very cool!

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Austria via Great Britain

February 12, 2020

This card came with a long note on the back about when and why this card was bought. I loved it.  Poppy sent it from the UK recently.

She wrote,

"Dear Helen,
Greetings from West Wales. I love to travel and recently visited Austria. I stayed in Salzburg. It is one of the best cities I have visited. Very easy to get around if you purchase a travel card for the trams and buses. I was there for New Years Eve.

I would love to visit Japan!

Have a great day!
XX Poppy"

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Nonnberg Abbey

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Canada - Art

January 31, 2020

Shelley sent this pretty card to me from Toronto. She wrote a friendly short note on the back too.

She wrote,

"Hi Helen,
Greetings from Toronto! We are enjoying some mild weather today and it reminds me of spring!
I can't wait to see the first tulips of the season,


The Tulip Fairy
From Flower Fairies of the Garden
By Cicely Mary Barker

Cute Christmassy stamps!

Monday, 2 March 2020

Belarus - Food

January 31, 2020

Lenore sent this from Belarus with a lovely stamp and a short but cheerful message!

She said,

"Hello, my dear friend!

My name's Lenore and I'm from Belarus. I want to wish you all the best in this wonderful year!"

A late Christmas greeting.  Lovely any time of year!

The stamp was put on upside down, but is so lovely that I had to show it the "right" way up!

Friday, 28 February 2020


January 28, 2020

This card came from Fedor in Russia.  He wrote in English on the back which was nice for me!

He wrote,

My name is Fedor, I live in Kemerova, Russia. I speak German and some English.
I like reading and traveling. Last time I was in Vladivostok near Japan.
This is very beautiful!
Good luck!"

Metro station <Mayakovskaya> 1938

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

United Stated of America - Actress in Black & White

January 27, 2020

This great card came in February from Janet. She wrote a friendly note on the back and used an interesting stamp too.

She wrote;

"Greetings from California,
My name is Janet and I live in the Mojave Desert with my husband. I enjoy photography, travelling, paper-crafts, Family, Friends, Church.

Best Wishes,

Katharine Hepburn

Love the seashell!