Wednesday, 27 March 2019


March 11, 2019

This card came from Gisa in Germany. She wrote a little note on the back and was friendly. Yay!

She wrote;

My name is Gisa and I am 22 years old. I recently finished studying social work, that is why I love postcards with quotes on them. Also you can see a bit of German. This one says,"A house only stands on good groundwork!"

A house only stands on good groundwork.
 This is the first time I've received this German stamp, but have since gotten in a few times.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Netherlands - Movie Card

March 9, 2019

This card was the first card to arrive in my mailbox for ages!  I wasn't able to send many in either January or February, so nothing arrived.

Mily wrote;

Hi Helen.
I remember seeing this 1997 movie, with Leonardo DiCaprio. The film as well as Leonardo, became a big hype in my country.

I saw this film in 1997 I believe, in Sendai with a co-worker and his family. I didn't like it that much. I thought it was too over the top.  I haven't watched it in ages, maybe I should give it another chance.

Thanks for the card!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Netherlands - Tea

January 9, 2019

This fabulous card came from Harry and Desiree in the Netherlands.  They wrote a short note on the back and I was very happy when I received this card.

They said;

Hello Helen

We are Harry and Desiree. We live in Almere, it's a city near Amsterdam.

Almere is a nice place.
You can enjoy Hiking and Cycling and beautiful nature.
We hope this card you soon and safe[sic]

As a tea enthusiast, I really loved this card! I think the teapot in the bottom right corner looks very Japanese. I'm sure I've seen ones like it in the high end tea shops.  Thanks so much for the card.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Russia - Food

January 5, 2019

I am behind posting to this blog, but the sad thing is that I don't have a lot of time for Postcrossing anymore.  I don't have a convenient post office near my husband's house and that makes it difficult to buy stamps and mail my cards.  Nevertheless, I am trying to send a few cards every month, so I hope things will improve soon!

Anyway, this card arrived in January and was very welcome.  Alina sent this to me and wrote a great note on the back of the card, which I will share with you.  The pancakes look yummy and it was just Shrove Tuesday this week, so hopefully, that makes it okay to post after the long delay!

She wrote;
Hello Helen!

My name is Alina, I am 20 years old. I live in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The postcard shows pancakes. In Russia there is a tradition to bake them on Maslenitsu (Shrove Tuesday) - a farewell to winter and spring meeting. The ancients considered them a symbol of the sun.

Hope you like it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

China - Food

January 2, 2019

This cute card came to me from China with a short but friendly note on the back.

Daisy wrote,

Hello from China.
The famous biangbiang noodle of Shaanxi province.
The name of this noodle is very difficult to write in Chinese.

Daisy from Shanghai.

The kanji for biangbiang is very difficult! 
A great assortment of stamps!  

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

United States

December 28, 2018

This card came to me from the US. The sender didn't write much on the back of the card, but was quite friendly nonetheless.

She wrote,

Greetings from Wichita. Kansas. United States of America.
Hope you'd like this card.
Happy postcrossing.


Interesting stamps. I rather like the Santa ones , but the fruit is nice too!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Philippines - Tea

December 27, 2018

This great card came to me near the end of 2018 from the Philippines.  Miguel wrote a lovely friendly note on his card and used cool stamps so it was a very happy Postcrossing for me!

He wrote,

Dear Helen,

Hello from Manilla! I hope htis postcard reaches you well and that you are doing fine. You wrote that you like tea. May I ask what kind you drink? Personally, I like Jasmine tea. I don't know why they failed to include that in this postcard. I went to Taiwan last week and I enjoyed Jasmine Milk Tea. I must have had 10 servings of it. I would very much like to experience a Japanese tea ceremony. I'm sure tradition would add some kind of flavor to the tea. 


Herbal Tea Selection
Photo by marilyn barbone

Cool Stamps!