Super-cool postcard for Postcrossing!

1 11 2010

It’s that time of year when dozens of Christmas gift catalogues start spamming the newspapers and in an idle moment’s perusal I spotted this superb postcard aeroplane from a company called Heal’s. So cool! It is jolly expensive though; ¬£4 with ¬£4.95 p+p – upwards of $15, I believe. Boo! But if you wanted a really lovely card to send to a special Postcrosser then this is so fun. And take no notice of the term “kid’s toy”! It’s available here.





Postcard from Russia

28 10 2010

I love love love postcards from Russia Town and this was pretty wicked because it came esteemed Postcrosser  oixxo who won the video contest back in May. W00t!

Here is her very nicely executed vid:





Postcard from Belarus

28 10 2010

Dang hell, I almost just reported my own fair blog as spam! That would be whack. Belarus isn’t just about chess prodigies, it also does nice postcards. And stamps! Love it.





Postcard from Santa Monica

28 10 2010

Like good wine, horrible cheese and Caprice’s botox wounds, a good view can never get old …well, maybe. Ooh, look! Pretty!





Stonehenge postcard shown love!

28 10 2010

This postcard showing some of those weird Druids who hang around at Stonehenge at the weekend has got me quite a number of requests from as far afield as China! Woohey.





Stunning postcard from Israel

28 10 2010

[[Fist pump!]] What can I say other than: j’adore cette carte? A camel and the most beautiful view in the world, oh yeah! This has got people feeling jealous and I’m sorry about that. Amazing!





I’m back like Tupac! Plus, postcard from Romania

28 10 2010

Hey gang! So sorry I’ve been absent for *cough* five months, I do hope you can pardon my errant ways. Disappointingly little has changed and I count the News of the World’s ruddy annoying decision to start charging for content as one of the bigger events to have passed. I suppose we’ll put it down to sunny days running through meadows as the primary reason for my abandonment but don’t worry, winter’s here and it’s queer, and there’s nothing I love more than a bit of blawgin’ when The Big Freeze keeps me housebound 24/7.

Anyway, during my absence I’ve sent and received about a milli Postcrossing postcards so now I’ll attempt to blog the things. Here’s a good’un that hails from Romania. Its caption reads: “Terracotta statuette called ‘The Thinker’, Hamangia Culture, 5000-4600 BC.” Quite, like, old!





Send postcards to make children smile

4 05 2010

I’m hardly the type to bleat on about charity, Elton John-style. But this gem really caught my eye as I perused my Tweetyline* last week. Postcrossing’s Twitter account is definitely worth following* – or at least keeping an eye on if ya dun’ know this Twitter fing – because it throws up all that is hot and wonderful in the world of Postcrossing right now.

Anyway, last week it linked to a lovely project whereby we the people can send postcards to be given to orphans in Kazakhstan. I’d been wishing I could find something of this ilk for quite some time so I’m gonna go for it big time – and I’m gonna badger all my family to do the same.

Hop on over to here to find out more!

It’s the most wonderful idea so do get involved.

*OhmyGod, I hope I’m not alienating them with all this tech speak.





Postcard from Finland

4 05 2010

Finland’s more than flipping brill rally drivers and hockey, y’know. It also houses this beauty which at first made me think I’d been Postcrossed by a Greek, if you will. According to its flipside notation, this ‘card shows the Parliament House National museum. And it came with the kind of stamp that makes Brits suspicious of those funny little Europeans [sadly not scanned]. Love!





Postcard from Belarus

4 05 2010

I received this beautiful green-green-green postcard from the chess prodigy-factory that is Belarus. The sender tells me her country is full to bursting with forests, rivers and lakes. Healthy, innit!