Thursday, 17 August 2017

France

August 4, 2017

This card came from Anne in France.  She wrote a friendly message and gave me some info on the place that is on the card.  Yay!

She wrote,

"Bonjour Helen!  I'm Anne and I live in Nantes, France.
On the postcard you can see the Fountain on La Place Royale
and La Tour LU (on the right).  La Tour LU represents the LU
(biscuits of Nantes).  It means Lefevre Utile (The 2 people who
invented the biscuits). Around the postcard it's Les Berlingols Nantais,
the speciality of Nantes.  It's sweets with different perfumes.
I love eating Le Gauteau Nantais (with Rhum and sugar),
my favourite specialty of Nantes.

Happy Postcrossing!   Anne"

NANTES
The stamp is rather interesting.  It looks like it is celebrating something with France and The Philippines.  



Thank you for the card Anne! 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

United States of America

August 2, 2017

This card came from Stephanie who lives in the US. She sent this gorgeous card with a friendly note on the back.  This was a nice postcrossing in my opinion!

"Hello Helen,
My name is Stephanie & I live in Arizona.  I love this postcard because its such a great photo of the Grand Canyon.  I've been there 3 times & it beautiful.  I hope you have a great week.
Always, Stephanie"



I rather like this stamp. It shows a Red Knot and the date is 2015 if you look closely.  Cute stamp!



Monday, 14 August 2017

Belarus - Food

August 1, 2017

Natalia sent this card to me from Belarus.  She wrote a lovely chatty note on the back which made me quite happy, as did this yummy looking card.

"Hello from Belarus! :-) My name's Natalia.
I've read on your profile that you'd like to receive a post card with a pic of some national dish on it.  Actually Belarusian cusine is connected with potato.  It is even called 'the second bread'! On the front side of the postcard you can see 'draniki'.

It's a very popular national dish in Belarus. Actually it's potato pancakes.  They are made from grated potatoes with flour, eggs, soda and salt. (It's a recipe of 'draniki' in Russian)"


Thursday, 10 August 2017

United States of America

August 1, 2017

This great card came from the US.  Interestingly enough, this is the second card I have received from a nursing home in a month!

The sender wrote,

"Konnichiwa,

We are a nursing home located on the beautiful California coast.  We are just a five minute drive to Pismo Beach.  We have seen Daniel Craig's Bond films here in the facility.  We looked up Gotochi cards and they are adorable!!!
♡ From AGCC Residents "


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Germany - Movie Card

July 31, 2017

Thomas sent this great card to me from Germany. He wrote a chatty message on the back of the card too, something that I really love!

He said,
"Hi Helen,
this card is from my all time favourite movie, since I was 16.  More than 30 y. ago.  I fell so much in love with Michael J. Fox as Marty.  Now I live with my partner Oliver in Karlsruhe. a nice city in the South--west of Germany.  I'm a big movie fan.  Strictly Ballroom and The Grand Budapest Hotel are fantastic movies.  I was at the world premiere of ...hotel.
Greetings Thomas

Sorry, not enough space"


In my response to Thomas I thanked him sincerely for the card and let him know that I too am a fan of Michael J. Fox.  He was actually born in my hometown!

Thanks for the great card Thomas!

Friday, 4 August 2017

The Netherlands

July 29, 2017

This card came from Gina in the Netherlands and she wrote a nice note on the back.  It was so nice to receive!

She wrote,

"hello Helen,
this is a card from Texel,
it's one of the few Dutch
islands. I'm there on holiday
right now and I wanted to
make someone happy with
a holiday card and you are
the lucky one ;-) It is very
beautiful over here and the
nice view makes me Happy!
Gina"


This card has a bit of a shape to it.  In the upper left corner there is a heart.  It adds a little something to the card and is attractive too.  

Thanks for thinking of me during your vacation Gina!  



Thursday, 3 August 2017

China

July 29, 2017

This card came to me from China.  There was nothing personal written on the back at all, not even Happy Postcrossing!  To say I am disappointed is an understatement.  On the other hand, the stamp is great, and this entry didn't take very long to put up!


The tiger stamp is gorgeous...not sure if I've posted it before.