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