Tuesday, 19 November 2019

China - Flowers

October 8, 2019

This pretty card with amazing stamps came to my door in October and I'm just now blogging about it. Sigh.

Alfred sent this card with a very short note on the back.

He wrote,

"Hi! Greetings from China!  These days the weather is very hot. I hope a cool autumn.  Alfred"

I love the bottom stamp (is that a pun?). I think it might be the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

United States - Actress in Black & White

September 19, 2019

This fabulous card came to me from Magnus in the US.  He wrote a friendly note on the back and used some amazing stamps too, so this was a very good Postcrossing!

He wrote;

Hi Helen!
Hello from Virginia! My name is Magnus and I write postcards with my dad. I hope you like this postcard and the stamps! Have a good autumn! 😀

Marilyn Monroe

These are perfect stamps for me!  I loved receiving them.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Great Britain

September 17, 2019

This lovely card arrived in my mail slot with a friendly note on the back. It came from Iago in Britain.

He wrote:

"8th September 2019
Hi Helen!

I hope you are well. I am a Spanish medical writer living in London. I have recently visited the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding beauty in Oxfordshire.

I will visit Japan in December, so any recommendations around your area would be very welcome!

Best regards, Iago"

Cottage garden in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

An interesting stamp...

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Germany - Food & Coffee

September 17, 2019

Ralf sent this card with a lot of writing on the back.  I was very happy to receive this card!

He said,
"Hello Helen!
I am Ralf from Remscheid, Germany, 67 y.o., retired. You see the 'Bergische Kaffeetafel.' It consists of currants rye place, milk porridge, honey, black bread, butter, quark, waffles, cinnamon and sugar, Burger Pretzel, cast-iron rusk, jam, sausage and ham. The coffee pot with the name 'Droppel-mina' as the queen of the table. "Koffedrenken..." means: drinking coffee with all the trimmings.

With best wishes, Ralf"

Friday, 11 October 2019

Finland - Food, Flowers and Drink

August 5, 2019

This beautiful card came from a young woman in Finland.  She wrote in felt pen on the back, so she didn't have much space to write!

She wrote;

"Hello and greetings from Finland! Here in the picture there is a "metsa"mansikkaa" and "mehua" in English, Forest Strawberries and juice. This postcard I bought from city named Pori.
Happy Postcrossing."

This is a very pretty stamp!

Monday, 7 October 2019

Great Britain

July 30, 2019

Emma sent this card to me and it was a bit of a puzzle.  There was a sticker on the front that says she didn't pay enough postage so it was sent by another service.  Now then, the slogan on the card is about frugality, so my question is...did she mean to sent it by a slow service or was it a happy accident?  I have no idea!

She wrote a short and friendly note on the back;
I hope that you are well!
I am a student in the UK. I live by the beach with my boyfriend & our 2 rabbits.


This is the card with the sticker.
This is the card without the sticker

The offending stamp. Oops!

I think I like the postcard more with the sticker than without!  What about you?

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Philippines - Food

July 19, 2019

This card came to me from -S- in the Philippines. She wrote a very friendly note on the back in all caps so it is a little hard to read.  I won't transcribe it in all caps though!

She wrote;

"Dear Helen,
Greetings from Manilla, Philippines. We went to Osaka last year and we love it. Specially, my kids. We love the culture, and food. I love Kyoto the most. Maybe one day, we can go to Tokyo side. My kids love the Japanese braised pork. It taste clean and easy to cook. Adobo is a Filipino version of braised pork. It taste better when you freeze it for more than 2 days. It's good with rice. But we love ramen more than rice. Have a nice day ahead. -S-"

I like recipe cards, but my only beef(!) with this one is that it doesn't have the method of cooking on it. Some cards put the ingredients on the front like this one, but the method on the back. There isn't any how to make it. Sigh. If I was motivated I could look it up I suppose. I did make a Chicken Adobo once or twice in my slow cooker and I really liked that!

I'm not sure why it shows as a pinkish card, it is the colour of cardboard, a light brown card.