Sunday, January 29, 2012

Russian Sugar Sweets

Sender: Nina

Nina writes that this is an ad-card on sugar sweets from her city, Kaluga. Some similar sweets I've seen here, in my own city but some, well, I've never seen before! Looks colourful & fun! :)


Sender: Sherrie

Text on card: Baltimore. Camden Yards. Oriole Park at Candem Yards has set the standard for quaint, old-fashioned American baseball stadiums with all the modern amenities. An original B&O Railroad warehouse tempts power swinging left handers with a huge brick wall beyond right field. Baltimore's Convention Centre and the Inner Harbour are in the distance.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Errol Flynn

Sender: Ireneintheworld
'E' is for 'Errol Flynn'

I was overjoyed to receive an Athena postcard. In my teens, Athena airbrushed posters adorned my bedroom walls, they were the craze back then. Airbrushed chic, sophisticated, glamorous women faces with shiny red lips and striking eye make-up! Now oh, so retro! Thanks to Irene for bringing back my teenage memories :)

Errol Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959), I best remember him as Robin Hood although there were other swashbuckling adventures in which he starred. I love classic movies and when I was living abroad, I used to hoard a particular TV channel which showed many of that genre late at night or on weekends, including Errol Flynn movies. He was so heroic, athletic, dashing, a real Hollywood symbol in his heyday. And I prefer to leave out the negative reports on his real life persona for he is long gone now.

"If you like a thing once, try it twice." ~ Errol Flynn

Irene! I really love this card you sent!! :D
Why oh why are the stamps covered by the airmail sticker? I want to see the stamps, I'm sure I haven't seen those ones before!

Monkey & His Groceries

Sender: CardsGoRound

Text on card: Don't just watch TV, interact with it. Monkey is shown celebrating the arrival of his grocery delivery. Thanks to ITV Active he was able to shop for it all online! He can interact with some of his favourite TV programmes, surf millions of site, email friends, order a pizza or do a big food shop without the queues. Wise monkey.

ROTFLOL! I laughed till my tears came out after reading this funny card received in the Weird RR. Wise monkey indeed! I'm a couch potato and if I have that ITV Active facility here, would I be a worse couch potato or would that render me wise as per such monkey? Hahahaha! Thanks to CardsGoRound for this rib-tickling card! :D


Sender: Lapoussine35
Text on Card: The Glories of Bretagne. The end of the earth.

I read that Bretagne (Brittany) occupies a peninsula at the northwestern corner of France, separating La Manche (the English Channel) from the Golfe de Gascogne (Bay of Biscay). Brittany’s coast is both rugged and indented and there are many cliffs, capes, islands, rocks and reefs. In this card two lighthouses can be seen. I read further that Brittany alone accounts for more than one third of all the lighthouses and fire towers illuminating the French coast. Wow, that is a lot! 

Sunrise, Mount Cook

Sender: Lyndle
Text on card: Sunrise, Mount Cook. A mountain of many magical moods - here Mount Cook reflects its tranquility and power under the light of the morning sun.

A beautiful view!! I wish I'm actually there watching the sunrise. New Zealand is definitely in my wishlist of places to travel to. 

Kapa Haka: KAPA: to stand in a row or rank. HAKA: to dance. "Kapa haka" is commonly used to describe modern day performance of traditional and contemporary Maori song. I've never seen an actual performance, just on TV.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Sender: Duplevista
'W' is for 'Witney'!
Witney - The Cotswolds -England
Witney's fame and fortune grew from the weaving industry which was established here from early times.

Witney is the largest town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. It looks like a peaceful, tranquil haven. But somehow it brings to my mind the TV series, "Midsomer Murders" which I used to follow diligently! I can just picture Inspector Barnaby striding through this street, on his way to solve yet another murder mystery :)

Geri's Game

Sender: superkt13
A Pixar card, "Geri's Game", concept art by Jan Pinkava

Geri's Game is a five-minute animated short film made by Pixar in 1997, written and directed by Jan Pinkava.

Paper Quilling

Sender: Rini.rinrin

A photocard by Rini, of her hobby, paper quilling. I have never heard of this hobby before and am impressed by Rini's hobby after reading about it and seeing many beautiful designs. It's a great pastime!


Sender: Phuleshouse
'P' is for 'Pokemon'!
Jigglypuff is one of the Pokemon species. Cute and recognisable!

The Red Ox

Sender: Moonlessnite

THE OX - 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.
Today is Chinese New Year day for 2012, the year of the water Dragon. Gong Xi Fa Cai to those who celebrate :)

Christmas Baubles

Sender: Kapelnaya
Lovely X'mas baubles in a box from Russia :)

Lovely stamps!

I Spy...

Sender: if0815
"Black Lady"

"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with C!" :D

Beach Huts

Sender: Cardsgoround
Multi-coloured multiple beach huts! Such a colourful summery scene!
And since when has this stamp such indentations on it? Are they made that way or by the postal services' franking machine? I just realised this..  :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Washington Cathedral

Sender: Chaelamonstah

The Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue
Chaelamonstah writes that the cathedral is so stunning to see. I like this aerial view of it, showing the impressive spires & built. I wish to see the inside especially if there are any stained glass windows therein. I love stained glass art. 

Oak Tree in Winter

Sender: Otoko
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1948, Ansel Adams
('P' is for 'Powdery Snow'!)
Lovely nature photography by one of America's photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams (20 Feb, 1902 – 22 Apr, 1984)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Was Here...A Moment Ago

Sender: Yao
A quirky postcard & I love it! It was just a moment ago that I was in one place and in the next moment, I was gone..

Thank you & Gong Xi Fa Cai to Yao!

Door & Windows in Ylikiiminki

Sender: Riikka
A house in Ylikiiminki, Oulu, Finland, 2010

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Year of the Dragon Greetings

Sender: Mari
A Japanese New Year greeting card, for the year of the dragon! Mari writes that the temperature in Japan is 5 degrees Celcius and very cold. Here it is currently 35 degrees in the daytime and 29 degrees at night. Such a contrast!!

Beautiful stamps!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monument Valley, Utah

Sender: Porenda
Monument Valley Tribal Park as seen from Key Hole Window.

I read that this park has sandstone masterpieces that tower at heights of 400 to 1,000 feet because natural forces of wind and water eroded the land in the last 50 million years, cutting in to and peeling away at the surface of the desert. This is the kind of place I really want to visit. So much to see, all different from my own homeland.

Trust the postal service to fold and crease this postcard! Argh!


Sender: Wanitajan
A photo of Wanitajan's son's car! Nice car!

A RAS calendar for year 2012 too, a happy surprise!

A warm winter

Sender: Mahako
I am not sure whether this is a sunrise or sunset wintry scene but the golden sun rays throw some warmth into an otherwise cold picture :) 

M&M wants YOU!

Sender: wendy038
This M&M chocolate button wants you, the reader!! Eeek! :D

G is for a Green Eyed Jetoy!

Sender: Yess
'G' is for a 'Green-eyed' Jetoy cat! TQ to Yess for this card to add to my new Jetoy craze and for the postcrossing stamp too! I just realised that the postcrossing stamps show different postcard pictures!

Unmade Bed

Sender: Jan
"Unmade Bed" by Jenness Cortez. Jenness Cortez is an internationally acclaimed still life artist, a painter, a printmaker.

Quote: "My intention is very simple: I want to share the joy of seeing; to remind the viewer how beautiful, how surprising and how interesting this world truly is . . . if we just take the time to look."