22 March 2023

Moomins Alphabet


This post by Phillip (the USA) made me click on the link about the alphabet stamps and give a try to the free colouring page. 

I printed it on not so a thick paper, so I am glad it made it through the postal machines!


21 March 2023

And Spring on Covers

Letters sent by Laura (the UK) and Imma (PC).

20 March 2023

Spring on Postcards

Send by Phillip (the USA) and Laura (the UK).

19 March 2023

Sunday Stamps | Green Landscapes

For today's theme on Sunday Stamps, Green colour, let's travel to some green landscapes...

Haida Memorial Poles, Sgang Gwaay, British Columbia
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Canada, 2016

Paysage du Tarn-et-Garonne, Jacques Villon 
France, 2017
(Joint issue with Philippines)

Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland
25th Anniversary of Investiture of the Prince of Wales

United Kingdom, 1994

Slemish, Antrim Mountains, Northern Ireland
A British Journey - Northern Ireland

United Kingdom, 2004

Coed y Brenin (Gwynedd, Wales)

United Kingdom, 2019

The Fruited Plain - San Luis Obispo
O Beautiful

United States, 2018

And still green when you approaches...

Globe Thistle

United Kingdom, 1987

Daisies (Mile End Park, London)
Millennium Project (6th series) 'People and Places'
United Kingdom, 2000

United Kingdom, 2002

18 March 2023


The Falles is a traditional celebration held annually in commemoration of Saint Joseph in the city of Valencia and other Valencian towns, from 15 to 19 March. The term falles refers to both the celebration and the monuments burnt during the celebration. The Falles festival was added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage of humanity list in 2016.

This stamp was issued on 1 March 2022.

17 March 2023


Postcard by Jan Theuninck, featuring his artwork Diplomacy, 2015.

16 March 2023

Four Million Dollar Heart

Four Million Dollar Heart is a project held by Marina (Hungary). You can read more about it here. But, actually, it is quite simple:
I send hearts here and there to spread a little love everywhere. They are super amazing handmade creations and worth four million dollars, but they are free. Proving your heart is priceless.
She kindly included me in the project, and sent me 5 hearts (no, 98 to 102): one to keep, four to keep spreading the love. At least a couple of them have happily found a new home in new countries!

(If you get one of these hearts, please, share a picture with Marina.)

15 March 2023

Tutankhamun / Toutânkhamon

Stamps issued by Royal Mail on 24 November. I have got those on letters. and the whole set (mint) as birthday present.

And I should add this French stamp, issued on 22 June 2022 (already shown on other envelope):

14 March 2023


"You have to spend some energy and effort to
see the beauty of Math"

Maryam Mirzahani, 1977-2017

Pi Day is the perfect date to publish this piece of mail sent by Phillip (the USA). 

The shadowy stamp is dedicated to Women Cryptologists of World War II. You can read more about the stamp here and here. I love especially the First Day of Issue pictorial postmark. It includes a a coded message that contains the date and location of stamps issuance: October 18, 2022, Annapolis Junction, MD20701.

13 March 2023

Envelopes with Windows

I almost never use envelopes with windows because... it is too difficult to write the address in the right place of the sheet and fold it correctly.

This one was sent to Laura (the UK).

12 March 2023

Sunday Stamps | State Flags

Today, Sundays Stamps is dedicated to Flags. Most of the stamps I get featuring flags come from the USA. I like the series dedicated to the state flags. I am sure that I have more of these stamp somewhere.



New Mexico






10 March 2023

From Belarus

This postcard was sent by Eugene (Belarus) through the Postcrossing site. It features the Holy Resurrection Church in Borisov.

I like the label he added on the back, with some information about the country. 

And look at the stamps! This sheet is the Belarussian contribution to the EUROPA stamps in 2012. The theme was Visit.

09 March 2023

More Lighthouses on Postcards

Little Cumbrae (Scotland, UK)

List-West (Germany)

L'Île d'Aix (France)

You would need a magnifying glass to see the two-towers lighthouse on the last postcard... But I assure you it is there!

Postcards sent by Heleen (the Netherlands), Martina (Germany) and Fabienne (France).

08 March 2023

We Are Still Fighting Today

"Nothing was given to minorities or women.
It took some fighting to get that equal opportunity,
and we are still fighting today"

Annie Easley
Computer programmer, mathematician and rocket scientist

Portrait of a Girl, c. 1638-1642
Diego Velázquez

Frida Kahlo, c. 1926
By Guillermo Kahlo

Mail sent by Phillip (the USA), Laura (the UK) and Catherina (France).