Tuesday, June 30, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 9 - Shelley Hyatt Canada


This postcard was handmade and came from ShelleyH from Toronto in Canada. I love that she has made her envelope from a calendar.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 8 - Elvis - Sina Germany



My Postcrossing Elvis postcards are growing, ok I only have 3 for now but they are very precious to me and no doubt I will be getting more. I was surprised to be getting them from Germany but now I realise he was stationed in Germany from 1958-1960 so of course postcards would have been made of him and become very popular. Thanks to SinaK from Bielefeld Germany who sent me this one which is really unusual because it is made of tin of some sort.


The stamp is equally as gorgeous.

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Postcrossing National Geographic Traveler


I saw this article on Postcrossing's Facebook page and sent the above postcard to Amy Alipio of National Geographic Traveler           

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 7 - Gemstone from Lake Baikal Russia

 This Postcrossing postcard arrived from Russia  via Elena, its is of a beautiful gemstone from Lake Baikal situated in south east Siberia, the 3.15 million ha is the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (1.700m ) lake in the world. it contains 20% of the worlds total unfrozen freshwater reserve.. Know as the Galapagos of Russia, its age and isolation have produced one of the worlds richest and most unusual freshwater faunas, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science.
I love the stamp on the left which is a shaped stamp

Here are some pictures of this gorgeous LAKE which is also a World Heritage UNESCO site

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 6 - GinaR


Gina from Perth responded to my Map Card Swap on Postcrossing and we have now become penpals, we found we had a lot in common being crafty.


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Friday, June 26, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 5 -CaWe Germany

 
I do a private swap with Carmen from Germany via Postcrossing, we send only a postcard with as much as we can fit into it of a little about us or what we are doing. The turnaround is about a postcard a month with postage time. It's a great way to get to know someone without having to write a long letter.

Stamps, I also love reading the different languages Airmail is written in. 
I guess Priority is to send it fast lol.

EDITED: As per Postmuse comment here is the link to the WEBSITE that makes this card 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 4 - Teapot Postcard

 Isn't this postcard from Postcrossing Bornokyo simply adorable, it survived the post from the Phillipines, unlike some I have read about that the handles broke off.
The stamp features that boxer that was on the news lately that lost his million dollar bout, sorry can't remember his name.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WOYWW 316 - Pocket Page Letter Tag

I've decided to start this project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:
Bridget Larsen
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
Australia


I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day/month/year. So if you are going to send me a card please write WOYWW on it so I can show yours off on Wednesdays.

Here is the Meme about A Postcard A Day, if like me you enjoy postcards then you will love travelling vicariously around the world with me. HERE is Day 1 and HERE is Day 2 and HERE is Day 3 so far.


 So my desk this week is busy. My Postcrossing Penpal GinaR from Perth sent me this wonderful idea of a Pocket Page Letter. It utilises the 9 ATC pocket sleeves and you fill each pocket up with whatever you choose whether it is a theme or just random stuff. Below is what Gina sent me. the top left corner beside the bag that holds the lamp is a pregnancy template for the Pocket  Letters.

Jeanette Lane is the originator of Pocket Page Letters. You can join her Network for Pocket Letter Pals, you will need to sign up. This is her YouTube Channel with pocket letter ideas


 I made my own template out of tags my friend Sandra in Cooranbong sent me  (it came in real handy Sandra, thank you). I just remove the tag and place it in another sleeve ready for the next set of Pockets to be made up.



 These are the backs of pocket letters




This is my pocket sleeve to Gina, ok I gotta get more creative next time and decorate better, mine looks so boring compared to Gina's LOL. I was leaning toward the clean and simple look tee hee.


I subscribe to a facebook page called Save the US Postal Service by Writing More Letters, they had an article about Winnie Blagden who was turning 100 and she had no family so the BBC radio station in Sheffield sent out an SOS for everyone to send her a birthday card. I participated in this momentous event where 16,000 cards from around the world were delivered to Winnie in 10 bags to her. I sent her postcard and a birthday card in an envelope, sadly I forgot to scan both for my keepsake hahaha. You can read all about it HERE, there is also a video in the link

A wonderful story about a postman doing his rounds and picking up stones to build this glorious monument called Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, which took him about 37 years, what dedication.


Joining Julia's Stamping Ground for more desk snoops around the world


EDITED: I forgot to mention in  regards to the anniversary ATCs, I had a disaster with mine that you saw me earlier with. They were all curled up and I put them under some heavy boxes to uncurl and they all stuck together so I am remaking them again but the drying and flattening is taking its time and this time I am being more careful with it, so it will be in the mail soon to those who swapped with me.

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 3 - Canoa Quebrada Brazil

I've decided to start this project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:
Bridget Larsen
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
Australia

I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day.

 This postcard from Postcrossing Romildee is all written in Portugese. I think its a beach. 
Canoa Quebrada (meaning broken canoe in Portuguese), known as the pearl of the east coast ofCeará, Brazil, is an international tourist beach resort 164 km from Fortaleza, in the municipality ofAracati.
This small fishing village, among dunes and cliffs, has good views and is becoming popular with tourists. The main street of Canoa, where most accommodation, restaurants and shops are concentrated, is called Broadway. The nights of Canoa Quebrada are known for animation and diversity.
The Tourism Authority of Ceará rates Canoa Quebrada as the most important tourist attraction of the state, after Fortaleza.
Tourist activities include outdoor activities such as excursions in dune buggies, horse riding, sailing in a 'jangada' boat, mountain biking, sandboarding, kitesurfing and windsurfing*.
The location is served by Dragão do Mar Airport, located near Aracati.

Aren't the stamps gorgeous!!!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 2 - Elvis

I've decided to start this project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:
Bridget Larsen
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
Australia

I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day.


Another Elvis Postcard from, Postcrossing hails from DebraT Portland Oregon in the US. Elvis in his heydey, looks like it was from the Movie Blue Hawaii, I could be wrong. The postcard was printed in Italy-well whadayaknow!


Stamps that brought Elvis to me

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T for Tuesday Pig n Whistle and USS George Washington

I started a Meme about A Postcard A Day, if like me you enjoy postcards then you will love travelling vicariously around the world with me. HERE is Day 1 and HERE is Day 2

Last Friday we had a humongous visitor from the USA in the form of a navy ship called USS George Washington. Holy cow it can steam for 18 years without refuelling because of the nuclear reactors on it. 

We went and ate at and English establishment called Pig N Whistle. We've walked past it many times and it looked great with lovely music and wonderful atmosphere.

Michael enjoyed listening to his fellow countrymen talk, he said it was nice to hear it again live and not just on tv as it seems to sound different. 

This is what we ate, we didnt fancy the main course and just ordered 2 entrees and a salad 
 Spicy chicken wings, I love the news article it was sitting in, if it wasnt so greasy and spoilt I would have folded it up and brought it home to read LOL. some kind of sauce that tasted really strange to me, accompanied it
 Pork ribs was absolutely yummy with my favourite corn on it. I now realise my diet must be English as I love all the stuff they have
 The salad was lovely but it had rocket in it and I do not like the taste of rocket bleeeuucccc!!!, of course the customary drink, Michael had a guinness and I had my usual alcoholic drink of Lime Lemonade and Bitters tee hee
Wasn't it nice of the Pig N Whistle to make this board for the visitors! There was a security guard standing right beside me so I tried to make out I was texting and took this photo.

A very impressive Nimitz class ship indeed

Here are some Brisbane news reports about it's arrival. COURIER MAIL  BRISBANE TIMES
Type of Vessel: Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Company
Contract Date: December 27, 1982
Keel Laid: August 25, 1986
Christened: July 21, 1990
Commissioned: July 4, 1992
Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors that permit the ship to steam for almost 18 years before refueling. 
Speed: More than 30 knots
Length of Flight Deck: 1,092 feet
Width of Flight Deck: 275 feet
Height (keel to mast): 244 feet
Flight Deck Area: 4.5 acres
Combat Load Displacement: 97,000 tons
Number of aircraft with embarked Airwing: About 75
Aircraft Elevators: Four, each 3,880 square feet
Number of Catapults: Four
Number of Propellers: Four, each 22 ft. in diameter, brass, five-bladed and weighing 66,200 pounds each. 
Number of Anchors: Two, each weighing about 30 tons
Crew accommodations: 6,250
Length of Flight Deck: 1,092 feet
Meals served daily: 18,000
Number of Compartments and Spaces: 3,360
Number of Telephones: 2,000
Capacity of Air Conditioning System: 3,267 tons
Daily capacity of Fresh Water Distilling Plants: 400,000 gal., enough to supply 2,000 homes
Lighting Fixtures: 30,000
Length of Wiring and Cable: More than 1,400 miles
Tons of Structural Steel: 60,000


                                    Joining Bluebeard and Elisabeth for T for Tuesday

Monday, June 22, 2015

PCAD - A Postcard A Day 1-Elvis

I've decided to start this project called A Postcard a Day, I hope you can join me. I also hope I get enough postcards to be able to keep this up everyday, will you help me? You can send your postcard to:
Bridget Larsen
P O Box 81
Geebung QLD 4034
Australia

I would be delighted to swap a postcard with you in return. I am hoping to collect a postcard from every corner of the world. It would make my day.

Did you know there are postcards and postcard collectors of UNESCO sites? This is the listing of all the World Heritage Sites, it is very interesting how an area or building becomes a UNESCO site, you can real all about it.

My first postcard in this series is one of my favourite subjects ELVIS PRESLEY, I have visited his hometown and loved it but at the time 1999 I was not collecting postcards otherwise I would have a whole heap of his LOL. This was sent via Postcrossing from Germany and MD69 Elke. You never know where Elvis will turn up from haa.


Here is the beautiful stamps that accompanied Elvis to Australia



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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Postcrossing Mystery Parcel-Postal Abbreviations

I received a Mystery Parcel the other day, I cannot make out the signature, there is no address on the packet. I guess its from England judging by the stamp, no it cant be because it says 2ND (is that the code for Pound?), so its posted from somewhere in Europe.

So if you are out there looking at my blog and you have sent this to me, please U2U me and let me know as I have no idea if we swapped something and if you received my cards or not yet.

HERE is the conversion for currency
HERE is the explanation of postages stamps symbols
I thought THIS one would surely tell me what ND means but it didnt
MORE postal abbreviations


EDITED 21 May: Mystery has been solved by kitty8mike 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Postcrossing Greetings from Australia Postcards




I received my Greetings from Australia Postcards the other day. They are designed by Ewa Slocinska in Poland, the website is called Postallove and are sort after collectors of postcards. There are 43 countries depicted on these cards so far. I still need the following postcards:

Barbados
Belarus
Chile
Denmark
Israel
Latvia
Luxembourg
Serbia
Philippines                              
Sweden
Ukraine

If you are interested in swapping a GF card for a GF card, drop me a note in comments or EMAIL me.

Some interesting stuff about mail and postcards below.

"A bit of paper doesn't need charging up, it's good for the whole day. When you are going through a tunnel, a pencil doesn't lose signal and not work." - Martin Chilton

Here is an interesting article on the US postal service encoding centre to find unreadable mail

Not many of you know I love Elvis, who doesn't LOL, in December 1999 my then fiance (current husband) surprised me and bought me a weekend in Memphis, we stayed at the Heartbreak hotel, ate in Elvis' cafes and strolled around his Graceland mansion and museum. I loved being there but there was an air of sadness all through the place.

On August 12th 2015 the US postal service are releasing a First Day Cover stamp of a young Elvis, I am hoping someone will send me a postcard with that stamp on it.


Tuesday, June 09, 2015

T for Tuesday Eat Real Food


 I saw this book at QBD bookstores that sell books at a very reasonable price. It tells you what foods cause what and why we eat it etc. A great buy.

I love writing with coloured pens so I got these in purple of all shades as that is my favourite colour.

Joining Bluebeard and Elisabeth for T for Tuesday

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

T for Tuesday


Found some teabags that looked interesting and smelt nice, must try it out to see if they also taste nice.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Postcrossing May tatistics and 30 million postcards milestone happened today!!!

This is my card sending and receiving statistics for May. Last month I was ranked 3310th, I have certainly move up the rank


Your numbers
 MayEver
Postcards sent1727
Postcards received1520
 
Country ranking
 Rank
By sent2120th
By distance2155th

Country distribution

In May you sent postcards to...
postcards sent
CountrySentTravel (avg)
Germany49
Czech Republic27
Netherlands210
U.S.A.211
Belgium111
China120
Finland111
Hong Kong110
Russia116
Sweden113
Taiwan118
In May you received postcards from...
postcards sent
CountryReceivedTravel (avg)
Germany316
Czech Republic213
Russia224
Taiwan216
China123
Japan125
Netherlands135
New Zealand114
South Africa123
U.S.A.115
Sent by you in May
AU-4218083 favourites
AU-4176432 favourites
AU-4185292 favourites

All-time favorites
AU-4124294 favourites
AU-4174693 favourites
AU-4218083 favourites
These cards above I sent in May were favourites with other postcrossers who saw them in the gallery.
Postcrossing ran a competition to guess who and when the 30millionth postcard would be received. It was a card that was sent from Germany on May 14th and arrived in Portugal today at 27minutes after midnight, ok it was midnight somewhere hahahaha. Everyone could vote. They've run this competition for every million cards, you can read about it HERE
Postcrossing started in July 2005, it will be 10 years in July this year.




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