30 March 2017

Red Fountain Pen

Letter sent to Phillip (the USA); also published on his blog.

28 March 2017

Stamphead without Head

I guess this envelope sent to Heleen (the Netherlands) does not make sense if you do not read the letter inside. But I love how it turned out, so I wanted to share it.

27 March 2017

The Letter Eater

Letter sent by Phillip (the USA). 

So I am glad that the Post Monster, who try to eat the letter during its travel, started to bit the opposite corner...

26 March 2017

Aviators on Stamps, and Other Ways of Flying

This is a post for Sunday Stamps-II. This week's theme is Flying. I chose three stamps featuring pioneer (for different reasons) aviators:

Amelia Earhart (1897 – 1937) was an American aviation pìoneer and author. She is known for many early aviation records, including first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This stamp was issued in 1963 (but I received it last January).

Arthur William Tedder (1890 – 1967) was a pilot and squadron commander in the First and Second World Wars. The stamp was issued in the UK in 1986 (and also recently received).

Charles Alfred Anderson, Sr., (1907 – 1996) was an American aviator known as the The Father of Black Aviation. I like that it arrived on a postcard along with a bird...

For easier or, at least, more peaceful ways of flying, you can try a kite:

Or, if you are brave enough (which I am not), wingsuit flying:

25 March 2017

Greek Postcards

This week's theme in Postcards for the Weekend is: from a country you would want to live in if you have the chance/choice. I am currently living abroad, and the next country I will live in is... mine (from 2018 on, or that is the plan).

If I had to choose another country, it would be (probably) Greece. It is funny that I have sent more postcards from Greece (see here, or here...) than I have got! Actually, I have received only four postcards from that country in my whole life: two of them through the Postcrossing site, and two of them are a similar view, but with different light.

But it was looooong time ago. So, if you are reading this from any place in Greece... Would you like to swap a postcard?

Lesbos (Λέσβος)
Sent by Angela

Daily life in an Ionian island (Western Greece)
Sent by Dmitris

Sent by Wahiba

Sent by Ana

24 March 2017

More Spring Envelopes

Envelope made from an old calendar, sent by Phillip (the USA), and arrived in only six days. Not the pace we are used to...!

Sent by Tara (Canada), as part of her 52 Letters Mail Challenge.

23 March 2017

Courrier plus précieux que la vie

« Mais je me souviens de tes premiers pas, de mes derniers conseils, la veille de ton premier courrier. Tu devais, à l'aube, prendre dans tes bras les méditations d'un peuple. Dans tes faibles bras. Les porter à travers mille embûches comme un trésor sous le manteau. Courrier précieux, t'avait-on dit, courrier plus précieux que la vie. Et si fragile. Et qu'une faute disperse en flammes, et mêle au vent. »

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Courrier sud

22 March 2017

New Years (1439, 2017, Rooster...)

Err... A bit late. Or soon.

Postcard sent by Eric (France)

Letter sent by Heleen (the Netherlands),
with a rooster rubber stamp she carved herself

Stamp from Canada

Letter made of  a Gregorian/Islamic calendar,
sent to Phillip (the USA). 

20 March 2017

#AtoZChallenge | Theme Reveal

This year, I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z ChallengeThis is my first time, and it was Maria who inspired me by completing the challenge in 2015. 

Click the link to learn more about it. But, to summarize: it consists in posting every day (except Sundays) during April, and do it thematically from A to Z.

There is not compulsory to have a theme. But, as they say, it is fun. My posts will be mainly about postcards I have got. Some will be short, some will be more elaborated and containing my usual mail adventures.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I am. Let me know what you think! And also, let me know if you decide to join the challenge, too.

Spring Has Arrived!

Postcard sent by Micu (Hungary).

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in the north east of Italy. They are also know as the Pale Mountains. The Marmolada is the highest point: 3,343 m. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

When I received this postcard, I remembered that a friend had sent me more postcards of this area some years ago, back in 2009 and 2010. He was living in Italy at the moment.

The Dolomites, also known as the Pale Mountains, take their name from the carbonate rock dolomite, itself named for 18th-century French mineralogist Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (1750–1801), who was the first to describe the mineral.

Sass Pordoi (2,952 m) can be reached by funicular from Pordoi Pass.

19 March 2017

Australian Flowers

Rose Coneflower
Isopogon formosus subsp. dasylepis

Blue Devil
Eryngium pinnatifidum

Spiny Mirbelia
Mirbelia spinosa

Common Heath


Wahlenbergia stricta

All together!

Post for Sunday-Stamps-II; this week's theme is Flowers.

18 March 2017

Let's Fly to Italy

I received this postcard some weeks ago from Laura (the UK). We were having a conversation about future trips and wanderlust. Only later I learnt that the picture was taken in Naples, Italy, a country I have been thinking of visiting. So it is perfect for the theme of Maria's link party this week: From a country you wish to visit

Another postcard from Italy, sent by Gian Luca & Raffaella. It belongs to the Postallove's series Greetings from...

17 March 2017

16 March 2017

Tease(l) Post

Spring is coming. And it arrives in the form of mail art, flower fairies, stamps and seeds. Like in this wonderful letter sent by John (the UK).

15 March 2017


Malaysia is a melting pot of races and cultures
Sent by Ana (Malaysia)

It arrived a bit bended, but still alive

USA Presidents from Ohio
Sent by Phillip (the USA) 

Doors in the Algarve (Portugal)
Sent by Laura (the UK)

Terry Pratchett's books... in Czech!
Sent by Laura (The UK)

14 March 2017

Send Some Spring

Letter sent to Eva (Germany). Very spring-like, but drawn during the cold days of January...

13 March 2017

Some Post Labels I Have Got

From Chile

From Ireland

From Japan 

From Sweden

From Vietnam


Collections of labels from other countries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Official label from Spain
More no-official labels