Sunday, July 31, 2011


I was away in Ontario for a while for a family funeral and hadn't been able to write on the blog. Slowly forcing myself to get back to reality and live life again.
When I was home I was looking through some boxes of many many many boxes at my parents house and found bag full of postcards I had received since I was a kid. I brought them back with me.
These two postcards are of a cartoon character named Ziggy that was popular in the 80's. I must have been a fan because two of my highschool friends Julie and Renee sent me these cards when they were away on trips. Ziggy seemed to do his own thing and that is okay lol The bottom postcard was actually stickers that I could peel off and send but I guess I liked them too much to give them away :)

Wellington, New Zealand

My niece lives in Auckland, New Zealand and recently took a trip with her mom south to Wellington, the capital of the country.  While there, they visited the Parliament Buildings, and the national museum Te Papa.  Wellington is the 3rd largest city in New Zealand.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

First Card from Croatia

I received this card from a fellow Bookcrosser who lives in Croatia.  Features 3 famous sites in Zagreb.

The Tower Lotrscak, which fires a small cannon every day exactly at noon.

Arcades - the main cenetary.  The sender notes that the walls look amaizng in the fall when the leaves turn red.  Click the link to this image and there is a photo showing it at that time of year.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Living Dinosaur from New Zealand

When we visited New Zealand on our first trip, we dutifully sent postcards home to our kids.  Thos one was sent to our son.

Rainbow Springs is a sort of zoo.  The back of the card indicates this is a Tuatara, a survivor from the age of the dinosaur.

I do think that the postal agent sold us the wrong stamp.  We wanted international, but this appears to be for domestic/Australia.  Still arrived in good time.

For more postal fun, visit with Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard friendShip Friday.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Going Across the Pond

Bought these hunky guys when I vactioned in Alberta, Canada a few years ago.  Now they will be travelling to England to live with some friends.  I'm sure they'll be happy there.

Sorry I don't know which tribes these fellows are from.  If any of my readers are familiar with prairie tribes and can provide an answer, I'd love to know.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My First card being sent to Croatia

I was reading the forums at a while back and came across a post from a member who lives in Croatia.  She was interested in exchanging postcards.  I think this is the perfect one to send to a postcard loving reader.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Post Card Friendship Friday - Animals Down Under

It was way back in 1990 that my godfather sent me this post card from Australia.

Following is the information from the back of the card:

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Of all Australian herbivourous marsupials the Koala is probably the most highly specialised.  It is entirely a creature of the treetops.  About one kilogram of food is consumed each day, consisting of various types of gum leaves.  The Koala givess birth usually to a single young, which is carred on the female's back after the usual period of time in the pouch. 

Photographed at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Australia.

To view further cool images, visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard FriendShip Friday.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fabric Postcards: My Mom is Terrific

Nancy and I have missed you these past few weeks.  She has been here in Ontario due to a death in the family.  She's back at her home now.   Slowly we are getting back to a new normal.

Today I want to share two postcards that my mother made for me.  This first one she hand delivered in early June.  It measures about 4 x 8 inches.  To me this is a very dreamy image.  I want to know about the fountain and the lovely garden that is surrounding it.

Mom held on to this one for a few weeks, and mailed it once the mail strike was over.  It was made specially for our 24th wedding anniversary.  I don't know if she used a variegated mauve and purple thread or if she used two strands together.

I am looking forward to visiting with my postcard friends for Postcard Friendship Friday later this week.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Post Card Friendship Friday - Canada Day

Happy Canada Day.
I wanted to share this iconic image that is associated world wide with Canada.
To be honest, it's not a site we get to see very often, perhaps when attending special events.  The officers do look impressive in their dress uniforms. 

For additional postal fun, head on over to The Best Hearts are Crunchy for Postcard Friendship Friday.