Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Heather and Lee from Singapore

My on-line friend Heather was recently travelling to Singapore. There she was meeting up with another swapper from a group we belong to named Lee. They sent several postcards from their day together. The meeting sounded just fabulous! The card they chose for me shows the Proboscis Monkey. As Heather wrote "they look like the have deflated balloons on their faces!" So true! I also oddly see the face of American actor Walter Matthau too. Thanks again guys for thinking of me!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lottery Win - Christmas Island

From time to time the tourism association of Christmas Island have contests on their Facebook page. I was one of the lucky 100 or so winners in the contest they held this past September. They are known for the Red Crabs that live on the island. I was so happy to receive this card from such a unique spot.

Monday, October 20, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Russia

So many cards put a smile on my face when I receive them and this one is no exception! Elena sent this card with a view of the stadium during the 1980 Summer Olympics Games in Moscow. What a fantastic image! I remember that time period very well. I was very involved in track and field at school and was so looking forward to watching the Games, which sadly didn't happen the way I envisioned it in my pre-teen mind. Elena has included her favourite quote from Jeanette Winterson "There's three things to believe in: Believe in yourself. Believe in what's better than yourself. Believe in the one you love". So true!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


I do get a good giggle when someone mistakes the "29" is my Postcrossing user name for my age and not my house number. Jack recently sent this card to me and did just that. This card shows Fenway Park in Boston. Sadly, the Red Sox have had a better decade than the Blue Jays but you got to live to dream, right?!?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Direct Swap - Kathy from Guensey

Kathy and I just swapped cards a few weeks ago. When we had both received our cards in the first swap we pretty much immediately agreed to a second swap! This time the card she sent me shows views of Herm Island. Her message was fantastic! She wrote all about Herm (a place I can honestly say I had never heard of before). It sounds like a dreamy vacation to completely disconnect or as she says "switch off" from the outside. The hotel has no phones, TV's or clocks in the room. The island also boasts no cars, motorbikes or bicycles. One of the beaches, Kathy tells me, is full of shells carried from the Caribbean along the Gulf Stream. Hoping my card makes it to Kathy soon, it seems to be a bit slower this time around.

Friday, October 17, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Russia

Valentina sent this card showing sweet little sheep. She lives near the city of Perm, Russia and wrote me about her hobbies and things she enjoys. There is one line in her message that really stuck out to me "I like my lifestyle" - how many people can honestly say that? Love the confidence it exudes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Random Act of Smiliness - Hilarie from USA

Hilarie was in a "postcard writing mood" and I was the lucky recipient of one of the cards she wrote one day at the end of September. My very first trip on a plane when I was 8 was to Cape Cod. The stamps she chose from the issue featuring Barnum & Bailey posters are fantastic! Perfect card for me - a great map and a great trip down memory lane for me - thank you Hilarie!