Dienstag, 3. Mai 2011

Stats April 2011

Outgoing postcrossing cards: 1 (1 Latvia)
Arrived postcrossing cards: 1 (1 Latvia)
Received postcrossing cards: 1 (1 Russia)

Sent letters: 0
Other sent postcards: 0
Sent packages etc: 0

Incoming letters: 0
Incoming packages: 0
Incoming cards: 1

Outgoing total: 1
Arrived total: 0
Incoming total: 2

Montag, 18. April 2011

Russia - 18th of april 2011

I know, I know, it's been way too long for me to blog but I seriously hadn't got the time. As I received this wonderful postcrossing card from Tomsk today, I couldn't keep it to myself (not that I received any nice mail at all the past weeks, just bills. -.- ).

It is showing a Russian-German culture centre that used to be the house of a merchant in the city of Tomsk.

Plus the stamps are lovely!

Montag, 11. April 2011

Stats March 2011

Outgoing postcrossing cards: 1 (1 Netherlands)
Arrived postcrossing cards: 2 (1 Russia 1 Netherlands)
Received postcrossing cards: 0

Sent letters: 2 (1 Finland 1 Sweden)
Other sent postcards: 0
Sent packages etc: 0

Incoming letters: 1 (1 Sweden)
Incoming packages: 0
Incoming cards: 0

Outgoing total: 3
Arrived total: 2
Incoming total: 1

Mittwoch, 16. März 2011

Postcards: Sweden

Today I received a postcard from Sweden. It came from Sälen, Dalarna, showing a green Dalahorse, winter pictures and the dogs my scanner wanted to cut off all the time -.-

The stamp is one from the Royal series. :)

Dienstag, 15. März 2011

Letters: Sweden. New stamps!

It's been a while and I'm sorry for my absence, but you know how life can be. Anyway. Yesterday I got a letter from Sweden with those sweet stamps on it!

Very pink-ish but damn cute nevertheless, if you ask me. :)

Dienstag, 1. März 2011

Stats February 2011

Outgoing postcrossing cards: 0
Arrived postcrossing cards: 0
Received postcrossing cards: 1 (1 Taiwan)

Sent letters: 2 (1 Sweden 1 Poland)
Other sent postcards: 1 (1 Sweden)
Sent packages etc: 0

Incoming letters: 3 (1 Sweden 1 Finland 1 Poland)
Incoming packages: 0
Incoming cards: 1 (1 Netherlands)

Outgoing total: 3
Arrived total: 0
Incoming total: 5

Freitag, 25. Februar 2011

Incoming postcard: the Netherlands

Today I received a postcard a friend of mine sent me from the Netherlands when she was on a mini-vacation there. It's quite a shame the scan turned out so bad because it is a really cool card that is changing pictures, depending on the angle you're looking at it. So you can only see the four small pictures (I really love the owls! And you canf ind sheep on it as well! :D ) and not the big one with the landscape.

And then there was this nice stamp on it:

Samstag, 19. Februar 2011

Letters: Poland

Today I was very happy to find a letter from my penfriend from Poland who had been living in the UK for quite a long while and returned home now. I was very glad to get it and it was a surprise as she attached some postcards for me as well!

That is the stamp showing a bit from the city of Częstochowa (whatever the proper English transcribition is) in Poland.

This card is showing London, UK, with the probably most famous sight - the Big Ben! The Houses of Parliament are on the picture, too, but I have never been in there, to be honest.

The second card she sent me is from the city of Brighton, showing the Brighton Pier and the West Pier. I love the atmosphere the card is projecting, even though my penfriend explained, that it wasn't that idyllic but more or less lots of partying and clubbing.

Freitag, 11. Februar 2011

Mail-Mix, 100th entry and Taiwan - 3rd of february 2011

It has been a while since my last entry but I have been in somewhat mailheaven. I received two letters and one of them had an awesomely huge amount of postcards in there:

The four viewcards are showing Dalarna. Beutiful and snowy, isn't it? The Spaghetti-Operan-card is advertising for live opera with dinner. Apparently they play Mozart, whatever that has to do with Spaghetti. :D Hjärtslag is a movie advertisement. Hur stor är din värld? (How big is your world?) is advertising for newpapers.

My favourite is definitely the PUSS!-one. :) It is from a medication-company. But so cute! :D

Then my family went to a food-exhibition in Berlin and brought quite a huge pile of cards!

These are shwoing Tallinn, Estonia, which is going to be one of the cultural capital cities in 2011 now together with Turku, Finland, a card from the dinosaur park in Münchenhagen, cows (and their race is actually endangered :( ), a healthtourism card (the woman), the green card is showing biological products and the 'ehrlich' (=honest) is also for support of biological food.

Both cards with the white background are fairtrade-cards and the bright green ones are supporting tanking gas. Don't ask me for the proper English name right now :P But it is good for the environment.

The two cards showing are man are showing King Ludwig and are advertisements for a new exhibition called 'Götterdämmerung' at Schloss Herrenchiemsee. Quite sad that I live too far away from it. The other cards are showing words in Schweitzerdeutsch, spoken in Switzerland.

This card is the card from Taiwan I got. It is showing a place called Jiu Fen and the picture was taken about 40 years ago. I love pictures like that. They create a certain feeling.

The stamp is a commemorative stamp to the 100th birthday of the president Chiang Ching-Kuo (1910-1988) and it was issued in 2009.

Last but not least I got a letter from my dear penfriend from Finland and it had the following stamp on it.

So this was it, blog-entry 100. Yay! :D

Dienstag, 1. Februar 2011

Stats January 2011

Outgoing postcrossing cards: 2 (1 USA 1 Finland)
Arrived postcrossing cards: 2 (1 Norway 1 USA)
Received postcrossing cards: 2 (1 Italy 1 China)

Sent letters: 0
Other sent postcards: 0
Sent packages etc: 0

Incoming letters: 1 (1 Sweden)
Incoming packages: 0

Outgoing total: 2
Arrived total: 2
Incoming total: 3

Sorry for my absence the past days. I got a load of new stuff to post, but I will do so hopefully tomorrow. Still have to share you the cute postcards I got from Sweden! Until now something else first... :D

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2011

China - 27th of january 2011

I like surprises. So was this card. It was on it's way from Shanghai for over 300 days! Almost a year. Luckily I still got it. :) It is showing the Taipingqiao Green Belt.

The stamps are very nice, too. I like the water in the earth. :)

Plus it seems like we have another reader! Welcome, Saami! :)

Dienstag, 25. Januar 2011

Montag, 17. Januar 2011


Today I received another awesomely cute letter from Sweden with more new stamps!

Sonntag, 9. Januar 2011

I got an award? Woah!

I just read that I got an award from Tanuki at Starshine Whirls Make My Head Spin. I was totally not prepared but at the same time I really like the idea! :D

And now I apparently have to share 5 guilty pleasures. Oh my gosh. This is getting more private here than expected now :D

1. Steampunk
I'm totally freaking out about this. Steampunk is so crazy and so cool! I'm more or less planing on doing my own costume or so sometime soon-ish. I hope.

2. Marabou-Polka
Everybody who ever tasted it knows what I mean!

3. Going to IKEA
This Swedish furniture chain really rocks and it's more or less like a social event to go there... Swedish people don't understand why we Germans do so... :D

4. Buying books
I can't help it. I just do, no matter how many unread ones I got.

5. Writing
Not only blogging, but also penpalling, postcard writing and... writing-writing.

So now I should give this award on...

So it goes to Deborah from Addicted to mail (and other cool stuff). She is having a really cute blog and I enjoy reading it.
I think it wouldn't work to give Tanuki one back because I got it from her, right? :) Otherwise she'd get one, too! :D

Mittwoch, 5. Januar 2011

Italy - 5th of january 2011

My first postdcrossing card of the year is from Italy. It's an advertisement to an exhibition in Forlì.

And this stamp that came along with it is so cute!

And I'm a bit pissed on the German Post. They raised their prices again. -.- Not nice for mail loving people here...

Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

Stats December 2010

Outgoing postcrossing cards: 4 (1 Canada 1 Norway 1 Russia 1 Italy)
Arrived postcrossing cards: 2 (1 Canada 1 Italy)
Received postcrossing cards: 2 (1 Netherlands 1 Russia)

Sent letters: 3 (1 Sweden 2 Romania)
Other sent postcards: 5 (3 Germany 2 Finland)
Sent packages etc: 2 (2 Sweden)

Incoming letters: 1 (1 Sweden)
Incoming packages: 2 (2 Finland)
Other received postcards: 1 (1 Germany)

Outgoing total: 10
Arrived total: 2
Incoming total: 6