Friday, October 7, 2011

Mail Received 6 October

PC via sendsomething from Idaho

This beautiful postcard from Karen via shows the Sawtooth Mountains about 2 hrs drive from her home in Boise, Idaho. This card traveled 16753 kilometers or 10411 miles or 9046 nautical miles in 2 weeks.

PC via walltype from Romania

Another fantastic card from Anca (lilkillah) in Romania this time showing the Putna Monastery. Stephen the Great fired an arrow from a hill and the where it landed was the site chosen by God for the Monastery. The building is amazing but the roof is the best part. I wonder what it is made of?

PC via walltype from France

A third postcard from Anne in France. This one shows the famous white horses of the Camargue region in the south. I was pretty mad about horses in my early teens and the horses of the Camargue were one of my favourite breeds. I love this card.

Letter from Misty

I also got a notecard from Misty in this gorgeous envelope. She also sent me two postcards and about 10 used postage stamps from various places incl. USA, UK and Malaysia. This is my first letter in ages and I will definitely reply ^_~

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Postcards Galore!

Private Swap from Japan

When I arrived home yesterday evening after a most dispiriting day at work there were nine postcards waiting for me. I was so happy! Especially when two of them turned out to be Jetoy cards from a wonderful girl in Japan who contacted me for a private swap via postcrossing. I absolutely love Jetoy and have always wanted my own and now at last my collection has begun. Kazue also has the great handwriting - so small (I am so jealous) and she used beautiful stamps on her cards .. see the two pictures below.


Kazue posted all her postcards on the 22nd of September so they traveled for 9 days and covered a distance of 13058 kilometers or 8114 miles or 7051 nautical miles!


It is very difficult to choose a favourite but in the end the stamp with the postbox wins!

Private Swap from Japan

Kazue writes that she has a black cat similar to the one in this picture and his name is Jehosua; he is named after the U2 album ^_^

Private Swap from Japan

What a wonderful generous person Kazue is .. she sent me three cards! This one I favourited after she had already picked it out to send to me. It is even better in real life than in a scan ^_^

Postcard via walltype from USA

I received two of this Jersey map card, one from barbiesoup and one from mywoodybird. Don't you just love the American State map cards? There is so much to look at! I didn't know Princeton was in New Jersey! There is info about the state on the back of the card. Their motto is 'Liberty and Prosperity' (a very good motto I think), their state flower is the violet, their tree is the Red Oak and their bird is the Eastern Goldfinch. I think both cards were posted on the 20th and they traveled 13353 kilometers or 8297 miles or 7210 nautical miles.

Stamps from BarbieSoup

Barbiesoup used these awesome Disney stamps and sent a hot air balloon sticker for my mom. Thank-you Barb!

Postcard via walltype from Germany

A postcard from Kirsten in Northern Germany. This picture shows the Rotes Kliffs near Kampen on Sylt. I looked it on wikipedia and Kampen is a resort town on the Island of Sylt off the North Coast.

Postcard via walltype from Malaysia

This brilliant card shows 8 species of bird found in Borneo and was sent by LittleBelle of Sarawak, Malaysia. I am not 100% sure when it was posted but the date looks like the 17th so it was in transit for 14 days and covered a distance of 9069 kilometers or 5636 miles or 4897 nautical miles. Thanks LittleBelle!

Postcard via walltype from Germany

Another postcard from Germany, this time from Katrin featuring a zeppelin. This is an amazing card. It looks like a photo but everything is just so perfect and real life is not perfect. Maybe it is an illustration by a very talented person!

Postcard via walltype from Romania

This is definitely one of the most eye catching postcards I have ever received. The knight and horse are glossy and the background with the castle and forest looks almost matt. Then there is the font chosen to write Bran Castle (I am a big font fanatic!), the stamps lilkillah chose and her AWESOME handwriting! *sigh* I would just love to have such neat writing - I have to content myself with pretending I am being artistic!

All the cards, except the three from Kazue in japan are via walltype. If you have never been to walltype please try it. I hope I see you there ^_~

Friday, September 30, 2011

Postcards via Walltype

Via Walltype from Belgium

I am really chuffed with this card I received from Haruki in Belgium. She also used two awesome stamps, one featuring penguins and the other Largo Winch, a Belgian comic book character who looks very James Bond and who I had never heard of. This must be remedied! This card was posted on the 21st so it traveled for 8 days (or maybe less since the post box wasn't cleared on the 27th or 28th) and 9320 kilometers or 5792 miles or 5033 nautical miles.

Via Walltype from Annick in France

Isn't this beautiful? Annick in France bought this card when she was on holiday in Spain. It was also posted on the 21st but traveled 9176 kilometers or 5702 miles or 4955 nautical miles.

Via Walltype from the USA

Kris B writes that she sent me this card because I like UNESCO sites and Lady Liberty is deemed such by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. I think she is also the greatest monument in the world and very inspiring. It was posted on the 20th and traveled 13298 kilometers or 8264 miles or 7180 nautical miles.

Via Walltype from The Netherlands
This is from Maick (MIkeymike) in the Netherlands. We did a private swap. He used a lion stamp on his card from a stamp sheet about South Africa.

Via Walltype from Dini

A self made card from Dini who took this photo of wooden shoes (Klompen in Dutch, clogs to the rest of us) in the region of Limburg. The artwork is amazing! It was posted on the 19th and traveled 9460 kilometers or 5879 miles or 5108 nautical miles

Via Walltype from Poland

A lovely shaped card from Agniescka in Poland showing Ustron, a resort town about 70km from where she lives. I must say that the river scene looks very much like the Drakensburg so I think it is beautiful. This card was posted on the 19th and traveled 8943 kilometers or 5557 miles or 4829 nautical miles. Agniescka also used two lovely stamps and I am especially partial to the one that shows a house that belonged to Dwor w Janowcu k. Pulaw (I assume ^_~)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Maryland Mapcard

USA | Maryland

My first postcard arrived via walltype; a gorgeous mapcard from Cindy in Maryland. It was posted on the 15th of September and therefore took 11 days to travel a distance of 13,479 kilometers or 8,376 miles or 7,278 nautical miles (as calculated by I love the card!

Coincidentally Cindy received her card from me yesterday. It was also a mapcard and she said she loved it ^_^

I also received a card from Jennifer in the USA for a swap as well as a parcel from Ellen Hudson (the store) in the USA. So all mail from America today.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Reaching Their Destination

I have not received any postcards via walltype yet but two of my earlier cards have arrived - I know because the recipients told me, which is very nice of them.

Annick wrote to say she loved my card and she dreams of coming to Africa one day to see wild animals.

MIkeyMike wrote to say that my postcard is blogged here: postcardstravelaroundtheglobe

That's all for now.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

542 days


Today it is exactly 542 days since I last wrote on this blog. (I looked it up here: - don't you just love the internet?) This is equal to 1 year, 5 months, and 24 days. A lot has happened in that time ....

1) I received my membership to Letter Writers Alliance. Yippee, got a nifty badge and everything.
2) I received 3 issues of LEX full of great listings, but felt too shy to write to anyone.
3) I received a lot of letters from but didn't reply to any.
4) I received a brilliant parcel in January 2011 from The Snail Mailer but had no idea why I was receiving it.
5) I wrote a number of letters and postcards and did not post them.
6) I received post from some other bloggers but didn't reply.
7) I received letters from two people interested in being my penpal via interpal but did not post the replies.

However over the past few days I have sent a number of postcards via walltype (which I have fallen in love with) to Romania, USA, France, Thailand, Israel, The Netherlands, Poland, Malaysia, Philippines, Germany, India and Russia. Isn't that awesome?

There is still a lot of mail I need to send. ^_^