zondag 26 januari 2014

Mail update

I almost forgot to post this card I received from India
via Sendsomething
Shame on me

Pune, India
Pune is known to have existed as a town since 847 AD. It was the first capital of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. In the 18th century, Pune became the political centre of Indian subcontinent, as the seat of Maratha Peshwas who were the prime ministers of the Maratha Empire.
Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Since the 1950-60s, Pune has had traditional old-economy industries which continue to grow. The city is now also known for Manufacturing, Automobile, Government & Private sector Research Institutes, Information technology (IT) and Educational, Management,Training institutes that attract migrants, students and Professionals not only from India but also students from South east Asia, Middle East and African countries.

The stamps used on this card were issued in 
2013 to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema

zaterdag 25 januari 2014

About this week's mail

I got these from my godmother! 
For the Dutch speaking people among my readers:
found it in Wibra and Hema in case you didn't know yet

 This is material I received to spread the word about 
the Geek Girl Pen Pal Group
I am part of the street team now!

 Stamps and a postcard I received from a friend 
in France, thank you Mimi!  

vrijdag 17 januari 2014

How mail can brighten up your day!

This week I received a wonderful package!
My pen-friend from Canada sent me all kinds of goodies,

Canadian sweets and drinks
I still have to taste the Hot Apple drink, but all the 
other things are long gone and they were delicious!

A calendar with views from her home area and 
a cute dreamcatcher 
and stationery! 

I also received two stamp swaps from the Netherlands

I have the complete set of 20 December stamps
from the Netherlands, 2013!
Plus some additions to previous years

zondag 12 januari 2014

First mail week of 2014

This envelope comes from Taiwan, the country participated in the
 "Australia 2013 World Stamp Expo"
that marked the Centenary of the Kangaroo Stamp which was issued as the first Commonwealth postage stamp.

Beautiful stamps!

Cute cat card, 
facebook swap

It came with the new Dutch "international" stamp 
which shows the new king, Willem-Alexander.
The Netherlands no longer issue "Europe" and "World" stamps
from January 1st 2014. 

Christmas card and tea swap from Ireland, via Swap-bot
this is a resend, I am so grateful for all the effort put into it! 

A letter from a pen-friend I hadn't heard from in ages!
She wrote on this greeting card. (From the US)

And last but not least, a wonderful letter
from Tessa, the Netherlands

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