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!

Friday, October 24, 2014

OFFICIAL Card - Netherlands

Trudie lives in the small fortified city of Grave in the Netherlands. She sent this wonderful card of sheep enjoying the snow. She too is thankful that hasn't started yet! She wrote to me about Autumn and it was as if I wrote the words myself - exactly the same feeling and thoughts. You know what they say about great minds!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OFFICIAL Cards - Germany

Some days you get a card(s)  and the twilight zone coincidences are staggering. These cards are examples of that moment. Birgit lives in Berlin and sent this great card showing  a map of the U-Bahn (subway) in her city. What got me is the very same day I also received a map of the city of Hamburg from Heike. Same country, same day, similar theme and the ID numbers were consecutive too. What are the odds! Great cards from both ladies too!

This is my first The Little Prince stamp from Germany. I have had so many references to this book cross my path lately, I really need to read it. I know, I never have and by the sounds of it that is weird! Have you?

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?!?