Thursday, 20 September 2018


August 7, 2018

This card came from China with an unneeded apology.  The sender didn't sign the card, and his name is written on his profile with Chinese characters so I can't read it.

He wrote;

Sorry. I don't have a postcard you like, but I have a stamp from musician Beethoven, hoping to make up for it.

I have no idea where this picture is.  Any readers?
These are great stamps.  The Beethoven one is really interesting, but so is the winter wonderland one!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


August 4, 2018

Olga sent me this card and wrote a little bio on the back of it.  She decorated the back of the card and used a couple of gorgeous stamps so it was a treat to receive it.

She wrote;

Hello. My name is Olga. I'm 26. I live in Moscow region. From September I will go to work in the school, a primary school teacher. I want to wish you all the best, more beautiful and welcome cards in the mailbox.

Interesting buildings again.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Portugal - Crafts

August 2, 2018

This card was in my favourites and José was nice enough to send it to me. He does have something in common with me too.

José wrote;

Hello Helen,
I chose a card from your favourites and really hope you will like it. I am also Canadian but was born here and came back here after retirement and to enjoy a milder weather. Past I lived 40 years in Montreal and my children still live there.

Best wishes & regards


 Very interesting stamp!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Germany - Food

July 27, 2018

This cute card came to me from Germany.  Angelika sent it and wrote a little bit about herself, which I really enjoyed reading.  

She wrote;

28℃ Evening

Hallo Helen,
"You are the bacon to my egg". 
I'm retired, married, 46y, live in a small town in the middle of Germany.

Like to travel, to read have many books from Nora Roberts.


You are the bacon to my egg.

Thursday, 6 September 2018

United States

July 26, 2018

Margaret sent me a lovely black and white card with very colourful writing on the back. It was lovely and friendly and I enjoyed receiving this one and the great stamps on the card too.

She wrote;

Hello Helen,
Greetings from Utah where we have lots of snow like Canada :-)
Ansel Adam's photos are very beautiful.  My daughter in law grew up in Medicine Hat Canada.
There is NO snow here now! Today will be 96℉ and HOT!! Today we are going boating and will enjoy the water and the SUN. I am a knitter and love it so much I have to discipline myself to get my chores done first. :-)


Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado, 1951,
Ansel Adams
Look at these great stamps.  I had been reading about the Mr Rogers documentary at the time that I received the card, so the stamps seemed timely.  And I love the butterfly one too. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Germany - Food

July 26, 2018

This photo-card came to me from Sven in Germany.  He wrote a note that is a little hard to read, so if I write it out wrong, please understand!

He wrote;

Hello Helen,
 Nice greetings from Sven. I'm a 45 year old single from Oldenburg. It's a town with 165,000 peoples in the northwest of Germany. I like listening music, reading books, working in my flower garden and watching series, movies (action, crime, sci-fi, I like Bond with Pierce Brosnan), documentaries and sports on TV. Have good time,  with the best wishes, Sven

Bosscole with Pinkel (sausage)
 These are very intriguing stamps. I rather like them!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Taiwan - Keep Calm and...

July 24, 2018

Rachel wrote a great note on the back of the card.  It was advice for what to eat when I visit Taiwan.  Too bad I didn't have her advice when we were in Taipei a few years ago!

She wrote;

Night market is a must go in Taiwan. You can try all kinds of small eats there. Beef noodle soup is also a must eat! Once you've tried it, you'll never forget it!


Sadly, the card got "inked" along the way to me.  I do enjoy seeing the marks though!