Sunday, 19 July 2020

Brief Update - July 19/2020

I am still here. I haven't been Postcrossing as much as I'd like to. I've been doing more cooking as we aren't supposed to go out as much and it is taking up my valuable Postcrossing time.

I will try and get an entry or two up soon with some of the cards that I have received recently. However, I am only able to send 3 or 4 cards a month these days. It's slow going.


Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Czech Republic - Food

March 24, 2020

Belka sent this card from the Czech Republic in January, but it didn't arrive here until the end of March. Slow mail perhaps?

She wrote a long note on the back and my readers know that I enjoy that!

She wrote;

"Hello Helen.

Many greetings from the Czech Republic, Europe. This card shows a typical Czech Eastern [Easter?]  sweet bread (I do not know how better call it.) It is full of raisins and candied fruit. Around the card are Eastern [Easter?] eggs drawn by wax and then colored - the wax makes white pictures on the egg. It is my favourite technique, but unfortunately less and less people (women) color eggs for Easter [Easter?] .

Best regards. Belka

This looks so delicious!

An interesting stamp, it commemorates a Czech artist.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Russia - Food

March 13, 2020

This card came to me in an envelope from Katya in Russia. She sent along a translation of the recipe on the card which was a lovely thing to do. She also wrote a lot, which is nice to see!

She wrote,

"Hello Helen!
Konnichiwa! You received this postcard from 30 y.o. Ukrainian girl Katya. Now I live in Kaluga city, Russia, with my husband, our 3, 5 y.o daughter Tonya and our 1,5 y.o. cat Pixel. My hobbies are foreign languages (I know English & Spanish, learning Korean), music, Spanish and Asian culture. I love Japanese & dream to travel there some day!

I want to look at flowering sakuras!

As you like food, this card with a berries cake is for you.

Happy Spring!


Along with the postcard and translation, Katya sent some cool notepaper in different fruit shapes.  It's really nice to receive envelopes with fun stuff in them.

This is just part of the envelope Katya sent.  Look at the very cool stamps she used!

Thursday, 23 April 2020


March 11, 2020

This card came from Emmanuelle in France. She wrote a lovely message on the back about her area of France and her work. I like finding out about people in other places!

She wrote,
"Hello, Bonjour Helen,
Best greeting from France. I am 34 years old and I live in Chateaunova[?]. There is at 250km of Paris, it is center of country. Region of good wine, castles and goat of cheese. I love travel but I work a lot. I take care of disabled persons.

Have a great day


Sadly, there was no title to tell me where this is.  Also, it has cancellation marks on the card. 

Monday, 20 April 2020

Netherlands - Food

March 10, 2020

This card, with its delicious-sounding recipe, came to me from Tessa in the Netherlands.  She wrote a friendly message on the back and asked about Japan.  Many people ask me about Japan, but for most people, the Japan they want to see stops after Tokyo, Kyoto and maybe Osaka.  Up north where I live, it is much, much different. Life is slower and a lot less crowded!

She wrote,
"Hi Helen,
Greetings from Capelle[something] den Yssel, a city close to Rotterdam (2nd biggest city of the Netherlands).

I would love to visit Japan one day. I travel a lot, also for work but unfortunately not to Japan so far. What is a must see?

I love running & cycling or reading a good book.

The dish is mainly eaten as a side in winter. Happy posta,


Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Canada - British Columbia

March 9, 2020

This gorgeous card came from Marty in Canada. He sent this great card with a cool note on the back.

He wrote,
" Becoming excited. I accepted a new job that begins in two weeks. I will be cooking for children who are vegan or gluten-free or have other food allergies. It is a little overwhelming as this is a lot of responsibility. I will be ready. I have been searching the internet & Facebook and cookbooks to gather ideas and recipes.


Monday, 13 April 2020


March 7, 2020

This bright multi-card came from Tanja in Germany. She didn't write much on the back, sad to say.

She wrote,
" Greetings from Munich, Bavaria in Germany for you 😃


Interesting stamp mark!