Thursday, 12 September 2019

United States

July 6, 2019

This card arrived (a long time ago!) from the US.  Thomas sent it with a friendly note on the back and some nice stamps.

He wrote;

"Hello, Helen!

Greetings from the Midwest U.S.A.! I was born & raised in K.C. MO. area. we have great B.B.Q. in K.C & a great football team!  I work in It field & like it alot. I would like to hear more about Japan.

Take care, Thomas."

I like the coffee pot stamp!

Friday, 23 August 2019


July 6, 2019
Elke sent this huge card to me from Germany. It's quite interesting! She wrote a short and friendly note on the back.

She wrote;

Hello Helen,

nice to meet you 😀
I live with my family in Chemnite, Saxony. My hometown was called Karl Marx Stach from 1953 to 1990.
I like to read in my free time. My favourite author is Clive Cussler. 
Enjoy your day!


The card has a stamped URL at the bottom. It's to a site for fantasy books. If you read German, or have a translation button, check it out!

This is a rather oversize card.  It is quite large!

German stamps are always quite interesting!  I like these ones.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

United States - Art Card

July 5, 2019

Yufang sent this card to me from the US. She used great stamps on the back and wrote a chatty note about herself and movies that she loves on the back.  I love this kind of card!

She wrote;

Hello Helen!
Greetings from New York City (Brooklyn). USA! 

My name is Yufang, came from Taiwan 16 years ago. I love to read, play piano, and collect stamps. My favorite movies are "Scent of a Woman", "Amelie", and lots of good action movies.  I definitely love Daniel Craig's Bond movies! He actually lives about 10-minute walk from my house! :-) Hope all is well! Yufang

PS. You live in my dream country!

Woman reading in a Forest - Gyula Benczur

Look at these wonderful stamps!  Greta Garbo, Love and Celebrate! How wonderful.  I've never seen such a good example of the Garbo stamp before. I love it!

Monday, 19 August 2019

South Korea - Movie Card

July 3, 2019

Rucy sent this card from South Korea and wrote a very nice note on the back of it. I haven't seen the movie on the front of the card, but I hope to be able to see it one day.

She wrote;

Dear Helen

I'm Rucy and I live in Goyang City, South Korea. The pronunciation of Goyang is similar to a cat. So my city's mascot is a cat.

I like ancient Egypt. So my favourite movie is The Mummy in 1999. I'm reading Don Quixote these day. Let me know if you have a book to recommend to me. Have a good summer time! =) 2019.06.24  

The stamps that Rucy used on her card are really lovely.  The one with the pig on it has cold leaf on it, the outline of the pig and the waves are all gold. It is really beautiful.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Belarus - Actress in Black & White

July 3, 2019

This card came to me from Natalia in Belarus.  She wrote a friendly note and wrote about movies, so I was very pleased with it!

She wrote,
"Dear Helen,
I'm Natalia from Belarus. I live in a small town not far from the capital city Minsk. My town is called Molodechno. 100, 000 people live here.
Recently I saw a film with L.diCaprio as the main actor. That was "Inception". I recommend it to you, too. "Interstellar" is one more that deeply touches. "The Prestige" and "The Illusionist" are also great.

June 17th, 2019  23℃

Marilyn Monroe

Monday, 12 August 2019

Czech Republic - Food

July 3, 2019

Verka sent a friendly message from the Czech Republic.  Some of it is in Czech, which I will not type here, as I'm not sure how I would do that!

She wrote,

"Hello Stella, Greetings from Czech Republic.  On the postcard are cakes-typical Czech with poppy and nuts. Have a nice day.


I really like these stamps, although I'm not sure who the man is in the big stamp.  

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Russia - Books

July 2, 2019

I enjoy receiving postcards from people who take the time to write a lot. Their cards are fun to receive.  I try and write a lot on my cards, I'm not sure if the receivers always appreciate it though.

This card came from Irina in Russia.  She wrote a lot, but it was a good thing!

She wrote,

Hello, Helen! Greetings from Astrakhan from the south of Russia ;-) My name is Irina, I'm 20. I'm studying foreign languages: German, English and French. I dream to visit as much countries and places as I can. I have a big family: mother, father, sister and brother. My grandma lives with us too.

I like reading books (detectives and romances). I can't imagine my life without sport: ice-hockey, football, ice skating, volleyball and etc. 

I really like tea. I don't drink any coffee. 

My region is famous for watermelon, fish and the river Volga. Our main attraction is the Kremlin of Astrakhan, you can find photos in Internet. It's old, but very beautiful, I think. 

Have a good day.