13 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge | K is for Kites

By Dick Bruna
Postcard sent by Heleen (the Netherlands).


What a Scorcher, by Peter Adderley
Postcard sent by John (the UK)

Every theme you can think of, there are postcards illustrating it!

Flying kites is a recently discovered hobby. When was the last time that you tried something new?


43 comments:

  1. I've never flown a kite. The last time I tried something new was a few months ago when I ate cactus leaf at a restaurant. It was delicious.

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    1. Cactus? I really would like to try it!

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  2. They're cute postcards! I remember attempting to fly a kite with my dad when I was little, it didn't go very well but it's a nice memory.
    My A-Z theme is my Favourite Things and there's a bit of nostalgia today as K is for Kim Possible.

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    1. Kites can be really fun!

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  3. My philosophy is to try something new/go someplace new every year. I last flew a kite with my cousin in Delhi oh, many years ago now, but the memory is still sparkly :)

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. That's a good philosophy!

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  4. Sure can't remember the last time I flew a kite. My hometown in Wisconsin has a fancy kite-flying day in summer on the beach at Lake Michigan. These days, my adventures usually involve trying a new food! Not too adventurous.

    Food For Thought

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    1. I don't think so. Some people never try new food!

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  5. Kites are so close to so many childhood memories. I was always assigned the job of holder of string while my older cousins flew their kites. I didn't mind. Looking at life with new eyes, a new perspective keeps me busy these days:)
    K is for Khamir

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    1. That a great adventure.

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  6. I am kite-challenged... but I *love* watching them fly!

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    1. It's the only sport I find easy. Maybe because it isn't an sport at all...

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  7. I used a powered jig saw for the first time about a month ago, and I admit I was pretty nervous about it. In fact, I asked my son to do the job for me because I was a bit afraid I might cut off one of my fingers, but he was doing something work-related, so I did what had to be done. I still have all my fingers!

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    1. That's only for brave people!

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  8. I was never very good at kite flying, so whenever I could get the kite to actually stay up, it was an amazing moment.

    I try new roads, new recipes, and meet new people.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Kibble

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    1. Yes, you feel great when the kite is so high...!

      I also like to try new food (so I need to try new recipes!).

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  9. Last year I tried the hula hoop for the very first time :-) Of course I didn't succeed in keeping it at hip/belly height. Afterwards I've tried it a few more times, and my sole record is 6 'hoops' before it fell down :-)

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    1. 6 hoops?! You're the queen. I'm hopeless with the hula hoop!

      By the way, this question was suggested by you in the notebook letter :)

      Now we are trying frisbee (actually, it's a flying ring; it's seems it's better for beginners). Because when we went to the beach and there were no wind, we feel frustrated. Nos we play frisbee, at least!

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    2. You're so sporty! Frisbee can be hard work :-)

      Thank you for being inspired by my words :-) I was hesitating to write about my first wave surfing (of which you know already), however, the hula hoop was more recent :-)

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    3. ... and those 6 hoops I didn't repeat after the first (and only) personal record...
      :-)

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    4. I'm afraid I'm the contrary of "sporty". Even frisbee is too much for me! :/
      I just... try to learn new things, especially to enjoy together with DH!

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  10. I just love flying Kite Eva, Infact I have been a good one at it. Now with the boys getting hold of all these I need to behave as a good mom and let go to them
    Thanks for joining the Bloggers Pit Stop
    Launching SIM Organics This April

    *Menaka Bharathi *

    *SimpleIndianMom*

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    1. How cool! You could teach me :)

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  11. I should have known what K would be for :)

    Phillip | K is for Kraft paper envelopes

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    1. I sent you a hint... :D

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  12. Ah! Kites are interesting. Did you know there's a day dedicated to kite flying in India?

    Shubhangi @ The Little Princess

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    1. I would like that in my country! And which day is it?

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  13. Writing is my something new! I loved both the postcards today. Its marvellous the different types of postcards in the world! I am sure I am going to be looking out for postcard & their design next time I go on a vacation, cause of your series here.

    Celebrating 'Women & their work' all April @NamySaysSo K for Kitchen Queen

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    1. I'm glad I am a good influence in that sense!:)

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  14. This is an inventive post for postcards because I never would have thought there would be postcards with this. I do enjoy different postcards

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    1. One thing I have learned is that there are postcards of everything you can imagine!

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  15. Used to lots of kite flying took place when I was a boy. Haven't seen any for years. I will have to make do with your postcards instead.

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    1. It's never too late to fly a kite, Bob!

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  16. I last flew a kite when my children were young. I still enjoy watching kites being flown. There's something about them dancing in the wind that appeals.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere

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    1. I feel free when flying a kite, that's it.

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  17. Kites represent freedom to me, even though they are on a string! The freedom of childhood to play and to make the kite dance in the air.
    Maui Jungalow

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  18. I enjoy watching kites being flown. It has been a long time since I have tried to fly one.

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  19. I love the "what a scorcher" postcard! :D Cards like that definitely remind me of growing up in England.

    Here's my "K" post :) http://nataliewestgate.com/2017/04/killer-secret-diary-of-a-serial-killer

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    1. Yes, that one is very English! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, I can't even remember the last time I tried to fly a kite! Wow, maybe I was 6 or 7, lol.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.