Wednesday, 24 August 2016

China - Unregistered

August 19, 2016

This charming card arrived with a friendly note on the back and I was happy to receive it.  Unfortunately, when I tried to register it, it came back as having the wrong number on it.  I filled out the form to have it traced, but it told me that the card was sent over a year ago, so I couldn't register it.  It is a real shame, because it is beautiful and I want to.

Sure enough, when I looked carefully, the card is dated 2015.9.2, but the postmark reads 2016.08.12. I wonder what happened.  Did it languish in a drawer somewhere and the sender thought she's send it off?  Did the post office lose it somewhere?  I'll likely never know.  I did try to look up the sender, but there are many people with a similar name and I can't be sure who sent it.

If by chance YOU sent it, please write me a little note underneath.  I really like your card and I wanted to tell you so in a thank you note!

Susie wrote,

This is Susie from SHEN ZHEN, China.  I'm a translator and I love travels.  Though I've never been to Canada or Japan, hope one day I can visit both of these two beautiful countries.  The background of this postcard is one of the most beautiful and charming places in China--YANG SHUO. It's a natural landscape.  The ancient poetry on the right side means, do not say there is no wonderful scenery in the world until you visit YANG SHUO. WISH YOU A HAPPY LIFE.

From: Susie

A World of Idyllic Beauty
 The stamp on the left is so pretty.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


August 19, 2016

Liz sent this card to me from Germany with a short friendly note complete with movie recommendations!

She wrote,

"Greetings from Germany on this card you can see the town of my birth. When it comes to movies, I love Bridget Jones Movies, Pitch Perfect (Lovely Acapella), but what I would really recommend is "Hector and the Search for Happiness."
Greetings Liz"

Monday, 22 August 2016

Germany - Food

August 19, 2016

Anta sent this great card to me from Germany, with a lovely long and green message on the back!  (She used a green pen!)  I like this card, but unfortunately, I've not much idea about the recipe on the front.

Anta writes,
Greetings from Germany, Weiman. My name is Anta, I'm from Ukraine but I live here and study architecture.  I do love creativity and drawing.  That's why the town I live in is so great for me - it's called "Dichterstadt", "The town of poets". And the atmosphere is great and very nice here.

On this postcard is about traditional German food.  It's cooked from potatoes.  Germany is a "potatoes -  country" they have many traditional dishes like this.

Also, I've read that you like "Hotel Budapest"! It's my fav movie too!

Wish you all the best!


         Thuringian Dumplings

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Netherlands - Movie Card

August 16, 2016

This cool movie poster card arrived from the Netherlands.  Margriet sent it and wrote a short but fairly friendly note on the back.

She wrote,

"Hello, I have visited Japan twice, it is also so different from Europe.  I could not live there, also the language is too complicated. Margriet
Aug. 11, 2016"

Friday, 19 August 2016

Switzerland - Books

August 16, 2016

This lovely black and white card came to me from Switzerland and was sent by Heidi.  Heidi is the mother of the account holder and there is a note on the profile that she sometimes sends cards.  I'm glad that I got her!

She wrote,

Books are also my passion since I was a school girl - We did not have a TV until I was 15 years old, so I read a lot.  We live near the beautiful city of Lucerne and I work part time as an accountant.  I recently tried to get a job at a library but failed... Greetings from Central Switzerland to Japan.

Old Man Reading
 Isn't this just the cutest little stamp?  I'm not sure if I've seen a hedgehog on a stamp before!

Thursday, 18 August 2016


August 16, 2016

This card hailed all the way from Poland and was sent by Kasia.  She wrote a friendly note and used some lovely stamps on the back of the card.

She wrote,

Greetings from north west Poland.  I have for you beautiful views from my hometown.  It shows fountain called 'Deluge'. It was built in 1904.

Something about me? I'm student and in my country I have vacation.  My fav movie is 'Notebook' based on Nicholas Sparks novel.

Best wishes and cheers.


23℃ sunny"

What lovely, colourful stamps!  Gorgeous :-)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

United States

August 8, 2016

This card arrived in my mailbox recently.  Kelly sent it from the US with quick little note that she had dashed off on the back.

She wrote,

"Hello, Beautiful summer, here.  I love to read, cook, scrapbook & ride motorcycles.  Oklahoma is home to famous cowboy Will Rogers, many musicians & actors & red dirt and NBA team "Thunder". Take care, Kelly"

This is an interesting little stamp.  I turned the scan so that I could see it a bit better.