Thursday, 15 March 2018

Poland - Food

February 26, 2018

This cool card came to me from Poland and was sent by Joanna.  She sent a some information about her city too, which was interesting for me as I didn't know anything about it.

She wrote,
"Witoj Helen
Greetings from Poland.
If you go to Torun you can eat traditional Polish gingerbread. It has been produced since the Middle Ages. The medieval part of Tokun was designated a UNESCO and it is a city of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.


Thank you for your card Joanna.  Cards with cups of tea or coffee on them make me feel like I'm sitting down with the sender for a cuppa of something nice!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Movie Card - Netherlands

February 17, 2018

This brilliant movie card came to me from Rob in the Netherlands.  He wrote a fun and thoughtful note on the back too, so of course, I love it!

He wrote,
"Hello Helen,
I think that the lost and unregistered cards will show up at the place and time where they're needed most maybe even if they end up with people who aren't the intended receiver.  Who knows? I think mysteries like this make the world more beautiful.

I love windsurfing. A summer day, a big lake, good wind and that there's just me, my surfboard, the sun, the water and the wind around.

Best wishes,

I love his idea that the missing postcards end up with people who need them.  What a lovely thought.

I have actually seen the film pictured on the front of this card.  It was directed by Alan Rickman, he also appears in it too.  It wasn't my favourite film of his, but it does have a few nice scenes and there are some lovely scenes with Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet too.

Monday, 26 February 2018


January 31, 2018

This card with its very cool design came to me from LINA with a friendly message on the back.  I like this looks a little like crochet coming out of the top of the bus.

She wrote,
"LABAS! Hello Helen!

Greetings from Kaunas, lovely city in Lithuania and my hometown.

I like reading, my favorite author is Paulo Coelho. I also love his quotes, one of my favorite is:
'When you want nothing, all the universe conspires in helping--'

Best wishes, LINA"

Friday, 23 February 2018

Germany - Actors

January 29, 2018

Pia sent this card to me from her home in Germany.  She wrote a friendly note on the back and covered almost all of the back of the card! She even included information about the weather and the temperature.

She wrote,
"Cloudy/rainy +8℃

Hello Helen,
My name is Pia, I'm 43 years old and live with my husband Sven and my tomcat Sacenrey [really hard to read so I'm sure I have it wrong] in the south part of Germany, in the middle of Black Forest.

I'm in early retirement, because I have been very ill for 11 years.  That's why I love Postcrossing, because that's where the world comes to me.

Lovely Greetings from Pia"

Wednesday, 21 February 2018


January 29, 2018

Irina sent this card from Belarus with a little info about her city and a trolleybus ticket pasted on the card.  I can't say I've ever had that before, but I quite liked it.  We don't have anything quite the same here!

She wrote,
"Hello Helen!
My name is Irina.  I'm from Belarus. I live in the city of Gomel.  Gomel is the second city in Belarus. I send you a trolleybus ticket from my city.  On the postcard you can see the chapel tomb of Princes Paskevich. this is one of the attractions of Gomel.

Have a good mood! Irina"

This is a coat of arms for Rahachow, a Belarus town.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Taiwan - Tea Related

January 27, 2018

This beautiful card came from Vivien in Taiwan, complete with gorgeous food stamps and an informative message.  Yay!

She wrote,

"Konichiwa Helen.  My name is Vivien, and I live in Tainan, southern Taiwan.  I'm sending you a card showing a Chinese tea shop/house (or a regular house?) in the 16th century. On the stamps are a meatball and stinky tofu.

Bon appetite! ðŸ˜€" 

Tasting Tea (detail)
Wen Zhengming, Ming dynasty (hanging scroll)
These are the stamps she mentioned before.  Very interesting!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018


January 24, 2017

Harold sent this beautiful card to me from Austria with some very interesting stamps on the back.  He wrote a friendly message on the back too.

He said,
"Servus Helen!
On one of the stamps you'll see Austria's most famous actor Christoph Waltz. I really love his performance and his impressive voice and I'm waiting for his new film 'Downsizing'.

Greetings from Vienna
'Servus' means hello"