Friday, May 15, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Austria

Claudia writes to me saying she visits Vienna a few times a year. While she sent this great map of the subway system or U-Bahn as it is known, she prefers the trams when she is there. Great map card and beautiful stamps too.

Random Act of Smiliness - Sini from Finland

Another Postcrossing meet-up, another wonderful card from my Finnish friend Sini. I am lucky! When this card arrived I had just finished reading this book, the timing was amazing. The book itself was OK, my favourite parts being the communication amongst the characters using flowers and plants. Sini followed up with an email providing a translation of the various definitions. Another beautiful Finnish stamp and a very nice cancellation as well.

Kukkaiskieli - language of flowers

Kielo - Lily of the Valley
Olen jo kauvan sinua rakastanut - I have loved you for a long time.
Red Rose - My love is making me wretched.
White rose -I can't.
Thistle - I am dying of jealousy.
Bellis - I favour you.
Nettle - In vain
Pansy - Courage
Thorn - No
Hops - humulus lupulus - I wish I could embrace you
Gentian - Thank you
Jasmin - I don't love, but respect you
Platanthera - I miss being with you
Leave of a rose - Share
Juniper - Wait

Write your name under the plant, which correspond the feeling of the sender. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Greetings from Bulgaria - Direct Swap with Donka

Slowly but surely the swaps I have arranged for the Greetings From cards are arriving. This one featuring Bulgaria came from a swap I arranged with Donka - thank you!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Belarus

It has been a long time since I have received a Fauna of Belarus card and this one is great! Anna from Minsk sent this card showing a Bluethroat. This looks like such a sweet little bird, some of the pictures I Googled, also a colourful little one!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Ukraine

When this card arrived it kind of left me scratching my head. I am honestly OK if someone chooses to type out the message on the card. I do not have the best handwriting so can appreciate typing makes it easier to read and you can say more. Over the years I have had different people mention in their typed notes that they have a shaky hand, a broken arm, whatever. This card though was a little bit different. The message is printed on the back - a one-liner wishing me the best - and the only thing written is my name, address and ID number. It was a fancy handwriting font with lots of white space. I have never seen anything so generic. When I look at their sent cards I see I am one of many who have received the exact same card. Doesn't even mention the view is of their home town, Zaporizhia, Ukraine. How do you feel about typed postcards?

Friday, May 8, 2015

OFFICIAL Card - Finland

This sweet little chick arrived just in time to celebrate Easter. Pekka lives in Turku, Finland and sounds like a busy guy between his work and hobbies!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Random Act of Smiliness - Alida from Canada

Another fun sheep card and pictorial cancellation from Alida. So glad there is no more snow!