Monday, September 1, 2014

Canada from Michael

Michael was on the road....again! This time he and his husband booked off for a few days to visit Victoria, BC. I only spent a day there and loved the city. The one thing I truly remember was they had the hugest hanging baskets lining the streets from the light posts. I am talking flowers on steroids! Sounds as if they had a nice trip which is always a good thing. Michael also chose another great stamp for me form the "Haunted Canada" series and yes, it is a hologram!


I absolutely loved the message that Heather wrote on the card she sent me of the Michigan State Capitol in July. One of the prompts I suggest is to describe your ideal day. The day she described could easily be my ideal day too! Sleeping in, reading a good book, Mexican and Thai food and DVDs. I would swap out her cats for kids and add in some wine and chocolate. Sounds perfect - no? What would your ideal day look like?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Germany

I don't know why, but it is always extra fun when a shaped card arrives in the mailbox. This great heart shaped card came from Ursula and shows views of the city of Heidelberg, Germany. She wrote about the city, her hobbies and the fact she loves dark chocolate.

Greetings from Lithuania - Direct Swap with Justina

Justina saw I post I made in the Postcrossing Forum seeking out the new "Greetings From..." cards by PostalLove. She liked them so much she was going to order and wanted to swap when her cards arrived. I was happy to wait and she contacted me to finalize a few weeks later. She wrote me about some of the facts on the front and also telling be her country will adopt the Euro soon they are enjoying the last few months of their "beautiful" currency. Thank you for the swap Justina!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer Meet-Ups

This summer I was lucky to be able to attend two different meet-ups. Lots of swapping, shopping and chatting!

This first was July 5th in downtown Toronto. We met at the gift shop in the Art Gallery. It was so nice to meet so many new people and reconnect with old friends. Literally, the lady to the right in the photo is someone I hung out with 35 odd years ago! I'll save that story for another day! We continued through many shops in Chinatown and ended off the day by signing over 300 postcards!

I am the third from the right in the back.

Two weeks later I went out to Ingersoll. Hard to believe this is our third meeting! There were many new people at this meeting as Lynda and I sent out many messages letting people in the area know about it. There too were lots of familiar faces. Can't remember how many cards we signed that day, my guess is somewhere in the 300 range again. Should point out that LyndaC designed the cards for both the meetings. Always does such a great job. After the meet-up a few of us drove to neighbouring London and did some card shopping. Such great finds that day too!

I am sitting down on the far left.

OFFICIAL Card - China

Minty is a new Postcrosser and this is one of the first cards she sent. Lucky me! The image shows a vintage view of Xitang, a historic town in China. Look familiar? Many of the final scenes of Mission Impossible III were filmed there. Coincidentally, I just watched the end of that movie a few weeks ago.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Greetings from Portugal - Direct Swap with Edite

Another swap I made through the Postcrossing Facebook page, this time with Edite from Lisbon. I was so happy that she had this card, getting that much closer to completing my collection. She took the time to write out some basic words and phrases in Portuguese for me. Thank you!