Friday, September 28, 2012


Sender: Alienne
Would you choose a real egg or a chocolate egg? The answer is clear for me!

Do you know the Eggs Jokes?

Q. Why did the chicken lift weights?
A: She needed the eggs-ercise

Q: What did Snow White call her chicken?
A: Egg White

Q: What do you get when you cross a chicken with a martian?
A: An eggs-traterrestrial

Q. Where do chickens pay for their groceries?
A: In the eggs-press line

Q. What do chickens call a school test?
A: Eggs-amination

Q. What grows on yolk trees?
A: Egg-corns

Q: What does the chicken say to get across a busy street?
A: Eggs-cuse me, please

Q. Where do chickens like to go on vacation?
A: San DiEGGo

[ I know! I know!! Enough of  the extremely bad eggs jokes, right? :-D ]

One Leg Challenge

Sender: Melowalk

I think this postcard shows the childhood game of One Leg Challenge. All players go into a marked off area. Players are to cross hop on one foot without letting the other foot touch the ground. Players challenge each other by bumping or pushing other players' bodies to cause them to lose their balance. If any player lowers his other leg and touches the ground he is out of the game. The last player on one leg is the winner. 

Did you play this simple game in your childhood? I did!

Art from Australia

Sender: Debbie
A homemade card by Debbie showing some Aussie artists' works.

Seaworld Penguins

Sender: Rebekah
Seaworld Adventure Parks ~ The coolest place in town...Seaworld's Penguin Encounters

Penguins galore in Seaworld! I went to Seaworld in Florida when I was a young teen. I did not go there for the penguins but for the Shamu show, the main star attraction for me. I thought Shamu was simply..... awesome... 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hand Made Bobbin Lace of Vamberk

Sender: LucieZezulkova
Old handmade bobbin lace, from the late 1950's, Vamberk, Czech Republic
From the Museum of Lacemaking

I gasped with delight when I received this postcard. beautiful! Handmade bobbin lacework! The lacemakers use bobbins, made from wood, bone or plastic, to hold threads which are woven together and held in place with pins stuck in the pattern on the pillow to create intricate lace patterns like the lace in the picture. Very difficult and requires tons of concentration and patience, I bet. But look at the end products, they are worth all the pain!  

I read that Vamberk's handmade lace is an established cultural heritage. There are special schools for this craft's continuity and even international meetings of the lacemakers in Vamberk. I fully support the continuity of this craft even though I am not from Vamberk!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bucegi Massif

Sender: Gabriela
Romania - Bucegi Massif - Babele

Babele (the old ladies) a naturally formed group of rocks with mystical legends (guardians of the mountain). A breathtaking landscape!

The Great Wall of China

Sender: Chelinbelinda
The Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The wall is not the same in all places, as it was built in sections, using various construction materials, and through various times in history. It was built to provide a barrier between Chinese civilisation and what rulers of the times saw as the barbarian masses outside.


Sender: Maki

Kiyomizu Temple (Kiyomizu-dera, The Temple of Clear Water) in Kyoto which is the old capital of Japan.
Water from a spring in the mountain (a waterfall) falls within the complex.

Lake Ehoj

Sender: Tinriuin
Lake Ehoj - A view from Munku-Sardyk - Alxey Arzomasov

A view of Lake Ehoj, which is just on the bottom of Munku-Sardyk peak. The Munku-Sardyk peak region is located in the Tunka Valley in the foot of the Sayan Mountains. Breathtaking..
A picturesque set of stamps!

Terschelling Island

Sender: Kluifje
Terschelling Island
Kluifje writes that the island has its own flag (with the 5 stripes).

Potsdamer Platz

Sender: Daniela
Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam Square), a busy intersection in the centre of Berlin.


Sender: Lapoussine35
Vannes - The yachting port

Vannes is one of Brittany's must-visits. I've seen pictures of this town and I'd like to wander around its well-preserved medieval streets and also take a boat trip around the port...


Sender: FlagGazer
Oregon - A land of majestic beauty and diverse geography
Have to Google the personalities on the stamps!

The Golden State

Sender: Chelsea
California - The Golden State
Top from left: San Francisco, California State Capitol Building, Giant Sequoia Trees, Bottom: Los Angeles

I yearn to see the gigantic trees most. Yes, certainly! Don't have giant trees here. Except maybe in the deepest of our rainforests where men fear to tread....??

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Emily The Strange

Sender: StarrySky
Emily The Strange

Emily The Strange is a counter-culture icon, a character created by the Cosmic Debris Company, and now a novel series for young adults. She is not the average girl, she listens to Punk music and dresses Gothic. 

This is my first Emily The Strange card. Love her cat shadow!

Bunny Suicides

Sender: Ezbub
"Bunny Suicides", Andy Riley, 2006

Some postcrossers' wishlists state their preferences for "Bunny Suicides" cards. I kept wondering why, as I have never received any. At last, this is my first one! I read that Andy Riley drew cute, cuddly, and deeply depressed bunny rabbits killing themselves in vastly different ways and the published books of these drawings became a cult success.

Now I know that cute, cuddly bunny rabbits with death wishes could actually be a cult success!

Les Chats

Sender: Saskia

So happy to receive this card! TQ Saskia for selecting this card to send to me after seeing it on my favourites wall! <3 <3

Vika Samoilova

Sender: Turbulentium
An original card by Vika Samoilova

A very pretty card! Love it!

Redwood Highway

Sender: WriteShopRobert
Driving the California Redwoods

Text on card: What a truly amazing experience it is to drive the redwoods in an open top car. The incredible scenery, the aroma of sweet woods and the rush of fresh air is truly exhilarating. (Painting by Paul A. Lanquist)

I would like to see the redwoods very much! 

Not sure about driving around/being in an open top car though. My close pal had an open top car once and I did love being in it except that the wind messed up my hair, the polluted air dirtied my face (being in the city!) and more often than not, we had to keep the hood down (boring!) as it rained rained rained most of the times! And being women in a car like that attracted unwelcome attention from some quarters. 

My pal finally sold her open top car when she experienced "the last straw" kind of experience. She told me a lorry attendant in a neighbouring lorry touched her hair/head while she was stationary at the traffic lights! Eeewww!! :-P

Sky and Water I

Sender: Snoes
M.C. Escher (1898-1972) "Sky and Water I", 1938 / Woodcut

Work by Dutch artist M. C. Escher 

"In the horizontal centre strip there are birds and fish equivalent to each other. We associate flying with sky, and so for each of the black birds the sky in which it is flying is formed by the four white fish which encircle it. Similarly swimming makes us think of water, and therefore the four black birds that surround a fish become the water in which it swims."

Vamos Amigos!

Sender: Nordbaer
Nordbaer writes, "Vamos amigos!" for this picture of men on horseback. It can be a scene from a western movie! Yee-haw!!

Rosina Wachtmeister's Cats

Sender: Alienne
Rosina Wachtmeister's Cats. 

Rosina Wachtmeister is a cat lover (like me! like me!) and an Austrian artist. I've Googled her work and I love her cat paintings. TQ to Alienne for introducing her work :)
A pretty sticker of her cats! TQ Alienne!

Love the artwork on the stamps!


Sender: Alabama-Ranger
Text on card: Louisiana ~ We're really cookin'!!
A trip through Louisiana will reward you with a unique variety of foods and drinks. Creole and Cajun cooking offer everything from Crawfish to Alligators. "We're really Cookin'".

I like to eat and I'd like to think that I'm rather adventurous in sampling a variety of foods. The seafood in the picture tempts me. But the card description which includes alligators... matter how adventurous I am, I don't think I can stomach alligators. Even if their taste can be likened to chicken or fish or some other more usual meats. Sorry! (Runs away screaming).

White Peacock

Sender: Crizle

I have never seen a white peacock before. Colourful ones yes, but not a white one. I first thought it was an albino but I found out later that its white colouring was a variant of the Indian Blue peacock. This particular peacock is looking so elegant...and proud!

Tin Toy

Sender: Nowaglas
Tin Toy. Film Image. Pixar Animation Studios.

"Tin Toy" is a Pixar short film. It won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.