Wednesday, 17 July 2019

United States

June 25, 2019

Renee sent this card to me from the US.  She wrote a friendly note on the back of the card and told me about herself, so it was a nice card to receive.

Renee wrote,

Hello Helen, I lived in Japan (Yakota AFIB) when I was a child in the 70's. I think it has changed very much. I am a professor in S.C. now, but I went to school in Boulder, Co--hence the postcard. We are enjoying summer here-swimming & gardening. I remember Summerland Amusement Park in Japan!
Be Well!  Renee

The Flatirons near Boulder

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Finland - Actress in Black & White

June 24, 2019

Eleanore sent this lovely picture of Audrey Hepburn to me from Finland.  She wrote about herself and Audrey Hepburn and about an interesting coincidence...

She wrote:

17.6.2019        +28℃ (too hot for me....)

Hi! From Finland :-) I have to tell you that I just sent a postcard to Alberta, Canada! I got the address yesterday. :-D What a coincidence.  Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses so photos and cards of her are dear to me. :-)

My name is Eleanore by the way! :-D I'm a 25 years old nursing student. I wish you the best in life. :)

Audrey Hepburn
 A Moomin stamp from Finland!

Monday, 8 July 2019


June 22, 2019

Francoise sent me a card of Japan, although she lives in France.  I would say it is a bit like sending coals to Newcastle though!

It's a lovely card and she put a friendly note on the back.

She wrote,

I send you a card of your country, fun is not it, I like this series a lot: as a travel, I wish you a beautiful summer wear well.


Toshodai-ji, Honshu island, Japan
The big stamp on the right depicts a view from the cave paintings at Lascaux.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Brazil - Food

May 7, 2019

Igo sent this delicious looking card from Brazil with a friendly note on the back.

He wrote;

Hello Helen!

Tudo bem com voce? (How are You?)
My name's IGO and I live in a small town called Aracaju. My wife is grand-daughter of Japanese. Your last name is Shimada [I think he means 'her' last name, not mine.] I love desserts...My favourites are: Tiramisu, Brownie, Ice-Cream and Brigadeiro (typical Brazilian dessert)

All the Best!

 Gorgeous stamps from Brazil.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Czech Republic

May 7, 2019

This interesting multicard came to me from Yvona in the Czech Republic. She wrote a note on the back in very small writing, so was able to say quite a lot! I wish I could do that, but it doesn't work for me!

Yvona wrote;

Hello Helen!

Greetings from the Czech Republic! My name is YVONA, I am 54 years old and I have 2 adult daughters and 2 little grandchildren. We live in DECIN, a small town in the north of Cz, but I work in USTI NAD LABEM where I also spent all my childhood. We have a family house close to a forest with hens and goats in our garden.

Last time I watched movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, I love it a lot, because I've loved QUEEN :)

Best wishes, YVONA

I really like these stamps, but I have no idea if they are real people or from literature or what their significance is.  Readers?

Thursday, 27 June 2019


May 7, 2019

Dmitry sent this card to me with a short and friendly note on the back.

He wrote;

Hello, Helen!
My name is Dima or -Dmitry. On the card depicts the Vezhe-Tundra mountain in the Murmansk region in spring.  I wish you excellent spring mood.

Dima  21.04.2019

 Dima used some very interesting stamps on the card. I'm not sure if the picture in the corner is an indication of a pre-stamped card or the place where we are supposed to put the stamp!

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

France - Actor in Black & White

May 2, 2019

This black & white card came to me from Thierry in France.  He wrote a nice note on the back too.

He wrote;

Hello Helen, for you, I found and choose this postcard with the actor Leonardo Di Caprio, it's one of my favorite.  Hope you like it. I'm Thierry, 54 old from Cogolin, in the southeast of France.

All the best,

This card was scratched on the surface. The scan doesn't show too much of it, except a little in the upper left side of the picture.  It arrived with another card that was more damaged, so it was a bad day at the post office!

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 I really like the flamingos on the stamp. They're lovely!