Friday, 22 September 2017

Poland - Book

September 4, 2017

This lovely Ladybird cover postcard came to me from Marysia in Poland.  She wrote a friendly note on the back and used a huge, gorgeous stamp too.  I'm a lucky postcrosser!!

She wrote,
"Hi Helen,
I'm Marysia, I live in Władysławowo, a small town near the Baltic Sea, in Poland. 

In my free time I like to read books and listened to music.  Currently I'm reading 'The Graveyard Book' by Neil Gaiman.

Have a nice day,

I had a few Ladybird books when I was young, but I didn't have this one either.  

Life of the Honeybee, 1969 (Series 651 - Natural History)
By W. Sinclair, illustrated by J. Payne.
This stamp is amazing!  A little Google-fu tells me that this is a sturgeon, but apart from that, I don't know a lot about it. Very cool stamp.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Russia - Actor in Black & White

September 4, 2017

Lusja sent this fabulous John Malkovich [Malkovich! Malkovich!] card to me from Russia.  She also used a gorgeous stamp so this was my favourite kind of postcrossing!

She wrote,

"Hello Helen!
I am Lusja, live in Moscow with my husband and two lovely cats.
Wish you and your husband Happiness!"

John Malkovich, Los Angeles, 1989
Photograph by Matthew Rolston
 This stamp is rather amazing!  It's quite big, and the detail is fabulous.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Vacation Time

September 18, 2017

I will be on vacation until the middle of October.  I have written some posts to be published during the time I am away, so please keep reading!  I will approve any comments if I am able to.

Thanks for reading :-)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Finland - Movie Card

September 2, 2017

This card came to me from Finland and was sent by Anneli.  She answered one of my burning questions on my profile about where the missing cards go, so I am happy.

She wrote,

Greetings from Finland.
I enjoyed too 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' movie.
Where the lost cards go?
They go to Saturn.-and form the rings of Saturn.

Have a nice autumn & Happy Postcrossing, Anneli"

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Quantum of Solace(2008)
 This is a gorgeous stamp that Anneli used.  Finnish stamps are usually very beautiful!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Russia - Black and White

September 1, 2017

This card came to me from Misha in Russia.  He likes the person on the card he sent me very much, but I have never heard of her.  I don't have access to popular music here, sad to say.

He wrote,

"Dear Helen!

from Russia!
On this postcard
my favorite

Happy postcrossing!

Friday, 8 September 2017


August 29, 2017

This nice card came to me from Taiwan and was sent by Kelly.  She wrote a friendly note on the back of her card too, so I'm happy!

She wrote,
"Hello Helen,
greetings from Taiwan!
I'm a 18 years old student
who is going to enter college,
and it makes me quiet[sic]
excited, but also nervous
since I'm going to meet
different kinds of people
lol. It's pretty cool of your
story, and I actually like
Japan since I went there
3 years ago, and I also
want to visit Canada
someday.  By the way, the
picture of the card is the
sunrise and the sea of clouds at Mt. Ali, wish you like it! Kelly"

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Germany - Tea

August 29, 2017

This gorgeous card and stamps came to me from Germany.  Ute wrote a nice message on the back to me.  I will redact a few details for her privacy.

She wrote,

"Hallo Helen,
I am Ute from Bochum, Ruhr Area, Germany.  I like reading books, esp. thriller in a fantasy novel.  I also like listening to oldie music.  I travel around a lot.

Since my early childhood I collect postcards and stamps.


The stamp on the right is amazing.  At first, I thought it was a plant, but after a little bit of investigation (thanks, Google!) I found out that it is part of a moth!  It is beautiful, however.