Received from England, Finland, and the United States

Another batch from both Postcrossing & swap-bot:


Clockwise from the left, the first two cards came to me through a swap-bot “not my country, not yours” postcard trade.  I’m sure you can figure out that theme on your own!  The beautiful mountainside image–a scene from Brazil–comes to me from Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.  If the sender got the card during a vacation in Brazil, she doesn’t mention it or leave that impression.

The sender of the card featuring images of Cyprus, Greece, did visit her “not her country.”  She is from, as she puts it, “Snowy Finland,” and she says she would go spend more time there any time.  In Cyprus, she says, “in addition to swimming and sunbathing we were able to try paragliding, quad biking and go-karting for the first time!”

The Jemima Puddle-Duck card came to me from England, from a woman writing in the guise of her three-year-old daughter.  I let her know that 3 is not too soon for her daughter to be actually involved in her hobby as an early-literacy activity, and the two of them can share the duties and have fun.

I really love the snowman stamp!