Saturday, 26 December 2020

Germany - Books

October 3, 2020

Barbara sent this book card to me from Germany. She wrote an interesting note on the back of the card too. 

She wrote,

"Hallo Helen! I love standing in front of my book-wall →choosing a world to drop in. At the moment I read "Shaking Hands with the Devil" by Romeo Dallaire. It is hard to read but very interesting. But I also like thrilled and something like that. Wish you all the best!


Friday, 25 December 2020

France - Greeting Card

September 29, 2020

Melanie from France sent me a gorgeous greeting card (not postcard) with a long and lovely message on the inside.  I won't reproduce it here as it fairly personal, but she says that the movie of her life is Dirty Dancing: The Havana Night (ha ha).  She also loves all of the Pirates of the Carribean films. She wrote that she likes US or Latin American authors like Sherman Alexie, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Germany - Black and White

September 26, 2020

Marc-André wrote from Germany. He's a teacher and wrote a short note on the back. He also used a very cool stamp on the back.

He wrote,

Hello Helen,

many greetings from Berlin.

I am a teacher for maths & physics. School started again in August and we all have to wear a mask everywhere on the school ground but not in the classes during our lessons. So we want to avoid that an infection will be spread in different classes.

Stay healthy!


The Evangelist Matthew

A Sesame Street Stamp! Love it!

Saturday, 19 December 2020


 August 3, 2020

This card came from Wilhelma in Germany. She wrote a short but friendly note on the back of the card. She said,

Dear Helen,

My name is Wilhelma and I live in a small village of Black Forest. I'm looking forward to my summer vacation because I need a break to reorient myself.

All the best!


Thursday, 17 December 2020


 June 25, 2020

I'm back!  Sorry it's been such a long time, but things have been busy around here. Or at least it feels like it has been busy here.

I haven't been sending cards for a few months, but I have received a few that I haven't got around to logging. In interest of time, I'll probably post a few cards without transcribing all of the messages.

This first card since my long break came way back in June. It was sent by a 15 year old girl from Taiwan. She has seen Tremors, one of my favourite films too.  She wondered about Hollywood or movie channels in Japan, if they were in Japanese or English....both! 

Melody sent this card and wrote a long and friendly message! It's so long that I don't really have time to write it all out. It had another unusual thing about it, it came in the plastic envelope that postcards are usually sold in.  The card itself was stamped and cancelled, but it arrived here with the sleeve on!

And, here is the stamp she used. I think it is cute!

Saturday, 10 October 2020

China - Food

 June 25, 2020

This lovely card arrived back in June from Caiute.  She wrote a short but friendly note on her card.

She said;

Hello! A greeting from China! My name is Caiute. This food is "Instant Spicy Steampot", from Chengdu City. I like it.  Best Wishes!

The fish and the kitty on the back of the stamp is a big sticker. I was able to get a good copy of it for you.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Finland - Black & White Actress

 June 15, 2020

This card came to me from Finland. The sender wrote the whole card about Marlene Dietrich, the actress on the card, rather than anything about herself. It was quite a disappointing message. I love the card of course, but I can Wikipedia Marlene Dietrich myself! I can't Wikipedia the sender. Still, the card is great and the stamps are very cool.

Marjatta wrote;


Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a german-American actress and singer. She performed from the 1910s to the 1980s. The Blue Angel, Morocko [Morocco], Shan[g]hai Express, Blonde Venus, The Devil is a Woman, Desiree etc.

All the best!


Enjoyment without regrets!
And nothing else!
(From Google Translate)

Really lovely stamps.