Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Hallowe'en!

Happy Hallowe'en and Happy Birthday to me! My dear friend Alida was the first to send me birthday wishes this year - thank you! A great card with many fun stickers and stamps on the back and of course another fabulous cancellation.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Australia

There have been many Olympic cards making there way to me lately. Each seems to be better than the last, so to speak. This card came from a family in Australia and shows the mascots for the games - Olly, Syd and Millie. Another great card you have to wonder where it has been spending the last 14 years!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Steven from Canada

Steven and I met at the Toronto meet-up back in July. He offered to send me a card of a spot which I lived a few blocks from - The Guild Inn. This park sits on 90 acres overlooking Lake Ontario and was less than 5 minutes from my house. I spent countless hours there taking my newborn daughter for walks in her stroller. The sculpture garden of old building facades added to the character and beauty of the place. Thank you Steven for remembering me and for the trip down memory lane!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Norway

Not everyday a handsome fellow comes to my mailbox! Alexander Tretyakov is a Russian skeleton racer and champion having won Olympic gold at Sochi in 2014. The card was sent to me from a family in Norway - thank you Daniel, Maria and Lidia!

Monday, October 27, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Netherlands

Henneke took a day trip to Arnhem the week before she sent this card to me. She writes that it is a nice place for a day trip to see a museum. Sadly, it suffered much destruction during World War II. She chose a Europa stamp for me which is always a nice surprise to receive.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank You - Claudia from Germany

Claudia and I have swapped a few times before. She recently was looking for cards with the Mona Lisa on them for a friend. Even I was surprised that I had one and could help her out. As a thank you she sent me this great map card of Germany also showing the coat of arms for the various states. The stamp and cancellation are icing on the cake. Thank you Claudia!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Egypt from Eileen

This past September Eileen took a trip to Egypt. She wrote that it was really hot and the breeze felt like a hairdryer! I would love to see what my hair would like like in that situation - not! Her cure - ice cream in the shade. Sounds perfect! This fun card shows ancient hieroglyphs. Thank you for thinking of me!