Thursday, 24 May 2018


May 7, 2018

This card arrived just after Golden Week, the yearly week (or almost week) that closes most of Japan.  It was a lovely card to receive just when we were all getting back into the swing of things.

Kurt wrote a short but friendly note on the back.

Greetings from Bavaria, South Germany.  I'm living in a town near this castle.  the mountains belong to the Alps.
Happy Postcrossing!

Royal Castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau-Germany

I like the Snoopy stamp.  I'm not a huge fan of Charlie Brown and the Gang, but this stamp is cute!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Black & White Bond-Movie Card

May 2, 2018

This fabulous postcard came from Helen in Britain.  She wrote a great message on the back and the front of the card was terrific too, so I loved this Postcrossing!

She started out in the middle of speaking, so to speak!

OK we have a lot in common:- our names, our love of Daniel Craig as Bond (Thank God he's doing one more!), our language!
I've been saving this card for just the right person & it looks like that's you!
Strictly Ballroom is in my all-time Top 10, plus Apollo 13 or any Tom Hanks film (well, most)
Happy Postcrossing

Bond looking appropriately Bondish!

An interesting grouping of stamps.  Love them!

The big stamp says,
St. Abb's Head
Scottish Borders

Friday, 18 May 2018


April 20, 2018

This card came from Natasha in Russia and she wrote a great comment on the back about her favourite film.  I have seen the film she describes, but it was years ago.  I didn't like the film at first, I probably should see it again as it has been years.  I love receiving cards with lots of conversation on the back!

She wrote:

Hello Helen!
My favorite film is "Withnail & I", a British grim comedy. It is one of the best films about friendship. this is a film that will never be tarnished by age, and neither is it limited by repeat viewings. To me it's one of the greatest comedies ever. It's intelligent and sad and genuinely laugh out loud funny. If you happen to watch it I hope you will like it.  Cheers, Natasha
30 March 2018          -7℃ ☀️

Painter O. Kamieshkova.

I really love this hot air balloon stamp!  Cool.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Thank You Card

April 19, 2018

Apologies for not blogging for a while.  These days I am not able to send out as many cards and I haven't had time to blog for a while.  I'll try and update a couple of times a week and see how that goes.

I received this interesting Thank You card from a person that I had sent a card to in March.  It was a lovely gesture for him to do this, and not a very common one.

He wrote that he was on a one day trip to Estonia and wishes me a nice spring.  Thank you Marcus!

Bridal Tiara Crafted by Elle Valkeapää
Silk scarf Crafted by Maire Saijets
The stamp was also a nice one!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018


April 18, 2018

This card came from a girl in Belarus.  She wrote a cool note on the back and decorated the card a bit too.  It was a good one to receive.

She wrote,

Greetings from Belarus!

Dear Helen!
This card is from a 16-year-old girl who is really crazy about photography and playing the ukulele in her free time.

There's a station square on the card.  This place is sooooooooo beautiful!

i'm not a big fan of movies, but my favorite is "Leon". It's story tells about girl, who became an orphan (because her parents were killed) and her friend-serial killer, who saved her and helped to take revenge.

Have a nice day!

Station Square. "Gates of Minsk". Built in 1953.

Thursday, 26 April 2018


April 9, 2018

This great card came from Birte in Cologne.  She wrote a chatty note on the back and decorated the card as well, so it was fun to receive.

She wrote,

dear helen,
i admire you for living in a foreign land without perfect language skills.

My name is Birte, i'm nearly 40 and live with my husband and our 6 year old son in Cologne, my birthplace.  At the front of this card, you'll see our town hall where we got married. I've read, that you're in love with book. Me too! I was bookseller for 15 years.
All the best! Birte

Cologne: detail of the Town Hall facade

Friday, 20 April 2018

Germany - Food

April 7, 2018

This great card came from Inga. She seems like a woman after my own heart!

She wrote,

"Hello Helen,
Kind regards from the South West of Germany.  This part is called Palatinate.
I like to bake cakes and cookies.  I especially like cakes with chocolate.
"Enjoy the little things.  They make life great."


Enjoy the little things.  They make life great.
 I'm not a huge fan of Peanuts, but I like this stamp.  The gang seems to be quite popular everywhere!