Universities

I was pretty sure that John (the UK) was going to find postcards for my album of Universities...!

King's College, Aberdeen

Newcastle Upon Tyne


And Laura sent another postcard of Trinity College of Dublin (almost the same postcard, indeed!). This time, she post it from Dublin (Ireland):


On the back, it says:
Trinity College, Dublin City, was founded by Elizabeth the 1st in 1592. Amongst it's most famous graduates are, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and Bram Stoker. It is also home to the Book of Kells, a priceless A. D. 800 Celtic manuscript.

Musical Night Bird


I am sure that you have already seen a lot of post about Stripygoose's project The 365 Birds Migration. I should have written long time ago, because this postcard arrived on 24 May. Only ten days after it was posted in Raynes Park (London, the UK)... along with other 364 birds! 14 May is the International Migratory Bird Day.

The musical night bird was posted in the blog The 365 Birds Migration, along with the rest of arrivals. Is not this a really really amazing mail project?


It arrived wrapped in a plastic bag:

PTT of Rabat


I took advantage of another trip to Rabat (earlier this summer) to take new (better?) pictures of the main post office building, and more street art on mailboxes.

Washi Tape Girl


Handmade postcard sent by... Washi Tape Girl (the UK).

And this time I had the right postcard to answer her:


This was designed by Hannah (I just added a bit more of tape). You can find this postcard and other nice designs for stationery lovers in her Etsy shop, Thoughtful Types.

Please Do Not Bend


This parcel was packed with care and sent by Hannah (the UK). Do you think the postal workers in my post office read that big red Please do not bend? You bet! I found it completely bent inside my post office box, which is clearly too little for it... But luckily, everything was ok.

I Receive Mail Therefore I Am

«Tres días más tarde me llegó una carta. Era la primera vez que recibía una carta. En el sobre ponía mi nombre y mis señas. Era como ser descubierto, como nacer. Alguien me había encontrado. Esa carta había sido llevada a través de la ciudad y metida en el buzón correcto. Antes de preguntarme por el remitente, pense: ¿Llegará a tener valor algún día este sello? [...] Barnum Nilsen, ponía con letras alargadas y estrechas, y la dirección debajo; pues sí, me habían encontrado, yo era una persona, ya no cabía duda, era una persona con la que se podía contar.»

Lars Saabye Christensen, El hermanastro

Blue Dutch Stamps

I have received more of these stamps, and I feel like uploading all together. It is a great design, in my opinion. They look really gorgeous on envelopes and postcards.
















Greetings From


This was sent by Heleen (the Netherlands). These Greetings from postcards from Postallove have become quite popular among postcrossers.

I am not in love with this collection. But, in general, these are nice designs, don't you think so?
(And especially if they feature windmills...!)



Here and there I have read complains about the facts on the postcards. I guess everybody loves the designs for other countries but has a lot to say about the choices for their own country. For instance, I disliked the former design for Spain, luckily not in sale any more. This is the (new?) one, that I have received from the same sender:


It was sent from Spain, with one of the most original (in my opinion) stamps issued by Correos. It promotes an important value: creativity!



By the way, I found also very original the way that they cancelled the postcard: