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December 23, 2010

Cards from Toni and Deniz

"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company." ~Lord Byron

Cards from Toni Difort of the USA and Deniz Inan of Germany. Thanks dear kind friends for the wonderful thoughts. I love surprises and you did just that. Simply awesome! Much appreciated.

My cards are on the way to you. Hope you will get it soon, if not in time. As we are into the height of the holiday season,we can only expect a backlog at the Post Office Postal Service.

Also, postcards above are for the following people of Postcrossing:

Tiina Palomaki - Finland
Anja Mattila - Finland
Chang Hui Lan - Taiwan
Aleksandra Mickeiwicz 0 Poland
Debbie Pressinger - USA

Of the previous postcards I mailed early this month, only two people have acknowledged receipt so far: Anabel Cruz - USA and Tarja Kilpelainen - Finland.

Glad you like them guys.

Postcards a

November 20, 2010

Sense of Freedom from Amber

Sense of Freedome
Private swap from Amber, Lithuania sent for my 60th birthday.

November 3, 2010

DE-725994 Germesheim, Germany

DE- 725994 Germersheim, Germany

A multiview postcard sent by Julia.

NZ-44112 : Akaroa Harbour at Sunset

Sent by Michelle of Postcrossing from New Zealand.

NZ-44112: Akaroa Harbour at Sunset

The view is described:

Looking down at Akaroa Harbour from the hills on the south side of the town. The area is pastoral, with sheep grazing all around. The picturesque town was a French Colonial town in the nineteenth century.

Michelle noted: "Akaroa is one of my favourite places, showing the town of Akaroa across the hills from Christchurch, where I live. It is a pretty wee town. Many of the buildings and streets have French names because it was first settled by the French. It is a wonderful place to spend a week-end - lovely and relaxing!"

September 18, 2010

DE-737570 Zittauer Gebirge

DE-737570 Zittauer Gebirge Germany from Ines

Zittau mountains as the seasons change - as the Postcard says.

Sent by Ines from Germany with 12 gorgeous multiviews from the mountains.

August 12, 2010

Postcrossing Private Swap from Amber of Lithuania

These three separate postcards are actually a Panorama as shown on the info at the bottom.

Received from From Gintare "Amber" via Postcrossing

Panorama from the Defensive Wall of Gediminas Castle.2006.Lithuania

11 August 2010

US - 772589 :Whitewater Falls, Near state line between S.C. and N.C.

Postcrossing sent by Carol Beth

Scene of the upper falls in North Carolina when combined with the lower falls (400 feet in South Carolina) form the highest cascade in the eastern United States. These upper falls are easily reached in Oconee Country, SC.

Postcrossing: HR-13804

My Very first Postcard from Croatia. Thank You dear kind Elizabeth. This is truly awesome!

August 1, 2010

My English Connection

"Some friends play at friendship but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin."~ Proverbs 18:24

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Memories I cannot part with: pile of letters spread across the bed to show to my friend, Carol, in Oxford UK that I do treasure her love and affection, thoughtfulness and generosity, kindness and gratuities by keeping all letters, cards, parcels, postcards, and photos sent over the years. In the advent of computer cyberspace activity, that communication transcended down to electronic mail which makes it a lot easier and quicker but missing the thrill of receiving a slow "snail pace mail" by the post.

Then the baby came, my first grandchild. We conveyed to her the excitement of the family in the arrival of our new addition - and like she did to us in the past, that Motherly Love too is extended to the baby. This is the first parcel she sent for the baby displayed below.

Carol, by the way, is my former boss. She never fades, she never changed. I have a problem ... I don't know how I am able to repay all her greatness she is to us in all these years. At times I feel guilty. How I wish I can do something for her. In wishful thinking, if only ... if only ... how my heart is wanting to send her a plane ticket to come down and see Australia ... all expenses paid for by me.

I pray someone from above can hear my mind thinking out loud. Giving back to Carol what she deserves best in life is one of my ultimate dreams.



Thanks Gemma for creating the Weekend Mail. This gives us the opportunity to share our blessings through the mail.

July 30, 2010

Postcrossing: DE-647124

From Germany

Postcrossing - LV-18436

From Latvia received today...


The Orwell Bridge in Pencil

The Orwell Bridge, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom


Photo Courtesy by Wikipedia

and THEN

Drawing of The Orwell Bridge by Keith Pilling

(Please click to enlarge to read the detail)

I am somewhat privileged to own this Keith Pilling's pencil-sketched postcard of The Orwell Bridge handed down to me by a friend (who lived in Ipswich) a long time ago. Since I notice that this was not posted in the mail, I guessed this must have had been sent along with the parcel of goodies.

Keith Pilling, an artist from Barham, Ipswich was also the publisher of this postcard.

July 27, 2010

TW-172571 - The Beauty of Penghu

Sent by sheena81228 (Hsin Yu) of Taiwan.
Fen-Cha-Zai of Chimei
An Art Painting of Fen-Cha-Zai of Chimei.

July 25, 2010

Cut to the heart

Two street mailboxes I pass by each time I walk this street to our townshop or to the railway station. Two poor abandoned, deprived, neglected and untended for mailboxes - the pitiful sight of which have truly cut my heart. Sorry, but I am not posting this to disparage the owners. I could not even imagine how I managed to sneak in taking a photo of these poor fellas without me getting caught and being reprimanded by. I have longed to take a photo of these street mailboxes. It was only on this weekend that I finally had the courage to do so. The houses were looking the same as if they were uninhabited anyway. Looking at the waste of the place is what has been troubling me knowing that there are many out there who live and sleep on the street just because they have nowhere to live. Oh what a wasted blessing. Why can't everyone be blessed? My heart is bleeding to see something that is being taken for granted. (Must I mind my own business? But that is not my point.)

In Contrast, here's my Weekend Mail Participation

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This is hosted by Gemma from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Lovely place to be.

This is our town Post Office housed within Seven Hills Centro, a pretty convenient shopping center about 10 minutes walking distance from where I live. I purportedly took these photos for Post Crossing's 5th Anniversary.

I was supposed to have a picture of myself posting postcards but I was shy for there were too many people queuing for the service and there was no one I could bother. Instead I asked the Postal Lady if I could take a photo of her with a view to blog for my Postcrossing contribution and sweetly she conceded. Outside, I struggled taking a photo while dropping the postcards in a huge Red Mail Box securely installed outside the Post Office.

So from Postcrossing forum, I thought I will also extend my blog posting here for my Weekend Mail hosted by Gemma of Greyscale Territory. Please come along and join the fun. Just click the link below the Weekend Mail Logo.



July 24, 2010

The Royal Engagement

 Sent by Carol Ann Hewer, a long long time friend.

Did they live happily ever after? Are Fairy Tales found only inside the pages of your fairy books?

In my pure innocent mind, I really did not think royalties exist. I thought indeed they are just products or figments of imagination that I read in the book as a young school girl about a sob story of a young maiden among the cinder meeting a prince in the wood, where the prince charmed the cinder girl, fell in love with her, and they got married and lived happily ever after. Sadly, not in the case of Princess Diana.

Then one day, I worked for a Brit boss, whose wife and I regularly indulged in letter exchange that started off as "office correspondence" to personal communication. Part of that communication was her constant spoiling by sending me lots of good and nice stuff from England.

So one day, I received these postcards inside the parcel from her: The Engagement of Prince Charles to Lady Di. Boy! Wasn't I over the moon?

Today, Carol and I, extended that letter exchange through Facebook.



July 23, 2010

Postcrossing: FI-848569

A Postcard


and a stamp as well:


Sent in by Anumaria from Neittavalta FINLAND which she described as a small village with 190 people living there and 16 street lamps.

I love the white bursting clouds kissing the horizon and the green field and pine forest. This is my very first postcard received from Finland.

July 17, 2010

European Humour

Postcrossing, Postcard Friendship Friday and Weekend Mail

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From Susan of The Netherlands. Susan reckons I love to laugh, so she decided to send me a playful cat and a jumpy rat. They do make a circus pair, don't they? I think the wise cat wanted to dispense a mortifying agent to his sparing playmate and before he could do that, he decided to play a trick to the poor willing ratty. And what a jump he did make. Very good acrobat!

I got another one from Germany sent in by Mandy: a Leopard with Rising Moon. In actuality, this postcard by any means never denote a Germanic origin but a replica of an exhibition from The Natural History Museum in London.

Oh well, so far this is my first for Postcard Friday Friendship though it's obvious that I am late. Anyway, I can only try.

The above postcards were received via Postcrossing Exchange with that tiny rectangular logo on the top.


July 8, 2010

Postcrossing: AU-86038

Kakadu National Park

Top Left: Yellow Water
Bottom Left: Nourlangie Rock

Top Right: Ubirr
Bottom Right: Barramundie Falls

From Denise of Northern Territory

July 5, 2010

FR-100734: A Provence in France

June 27, 2010


I'm called Christiane. I'm 51 years old and I live with my son, my daughter and my husband in the South of France in a small village Aramon, next to Avignon. I am a housewife and mother. The postcard shows different and beautiful city of the Provence which is in South of France. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit or to go for a walk. I hope that you like this postcard.



JP- 114487: Winter in Kyoto, Japan

Sent by Mie
June 26, 2010


Greetings from Kyoto, Japan. I'm Mie. "Kyoto" was Japan's capital and the Emperor's Residence from 1794 until 1868. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today. These are one of the best place to visit in Japan. I hope you like my card.

Best Wishes

AT- 57424 Postcrossing from Austria

June 23, 2010