Monday, 27 July 2015

NSFW (nudity): Anything Goes: 3

Last card for the RRs, probably the most interesting card out of the three. I really like it though, the sender writes about how it promotes a positive self image. I do agree but I also think it can be a double edged sword (such as promoting unhealthy lifestyles.)  I don't see a problem with loving yourself regardless of your body size or shape, but there is no denying that being overweight or obese is not good for your health. I think when a person truly loves themselves, that they try to change themselves for the better. That's just my opinion on a sensitive issue however, regardless it's still a good card since the message is simple: Love yourself :) 

Received: 24.07.2015

Birds RR: 2

Rail III
Jilly Cobbe

What an interesting bird, the card unfortunately does not identify what kind of bird it is. Still a great card and art nonetheless 

Received: 24.07.2015


From up to down: Gate House Gut Schönböken, Gate House Gut Perdoel, Old Train Station Wankendorf, Schierensee - Bathing Spot Alte Koppel 

Here we go, card #650 comes from Germany! Here is a view from the town of Wankendorf, located in Northern Germany, 24 km south of the city of Kiel 

Received: 23.07.2015

260th Tag

Since I'm not a Dr.Who fan, I'm not quite sure how this is scary. But then again if this was in front of your face when you wake up, it would be pretty frightening wouldn't it? 

Received: 23.07.2015

A much clearer postmark :D 

Anything Goes RR: 2

Bottoms Up!
Dabbling Ducks
Photo: Tom Koerner

It's not everyday I get a card with duck butts on it, quite different that's for sure! 

Received: 23.07.2015

Birds RR: 1

By: Junzo Terada

RRs are so much fun that I joined two at once. Well having cards that I can send for them helps a lot though ;) This bird looks like a chubby pigeon :3

Received: 23.07.2015

Anything Goes RR: 1

Hurray Keri Smith! The sender also wanted to write some words down for me but found out she doesn't own any print dictionaries anymore. Turns out neither did I! Luckily I found a medical dictionary online with page numbers and wrote my results on the card. What fun! As the RR name implies, we can send anything :)

Received: 23.07.2015 

Mail related stamps! And not cancelled, awesome! :D


Day of the Dead stuff and straight from Mexico, how cool! I took a road trip to Edmonton and was hoping piles of mail would greet me when I got home but this was the only card. Being from Mexico and a really awesome card did make up for it though :)

Received: 21 or 22.07.2015

On the back is a bit of a story but it's all in Spanish. Wish I knew what it said. That and the stamp is great too, with the three flags of the largest countries in N.America 

Surprise Game 3

These ducks are just so cute :3 There's something so charming about them, aside from the little hats. Either way I love it, so many nice cards coming to me in one day :D This was a really nice surprise for sure

Received: 20.07.2015

Langton, ON / 260th Tag

Yay Lali Riddle :D The card says in Dutch: "Love makes you blind! Which is the odd couple?" I had some trouble with this one. Hopefully that isn't the case for you, answer is on the bottom though :3

Received: 20.07.2015

I have no idea how I didn't notice that...

Such a fantastic cancel, great add to the collection :D And a wonderful Alice Munro stamp 

259th Tag

Chubby kitty :D I just want to squish it T^T And I swear this is probably the baby photo of this cat: 

I love them both! 

Received: 20.07.2015

GRC 20

Ben Houstie, Bella Bella 
Hummingbirds, 2012
"Celebrating the beauty and joy that surrounds us."

Some very beautiful hummingbirds for the GRC, the sender received a card from the Philippines with 1710 users. So happy to receive this card from my favourites for sure :D I really wish I knew where to find these cards!

Received: 20.07.2015

Some wonderful extra stamps, the Alice in Wonderland and DNA stamps are especially cool 

Woo! Not cancelled stamps :D The Inuit art stamps are very fitting 

Monday, 20 July 2015


After the last card, the "giving birth" theme continues. This is a birthday card (well mine is next month) and here we have the cutting of the umbilical cord. Certainly not a conventional birthday card, but eh it's interesting to say the least

Received: 17.07.2015

144th DS

Mark Ryden's Tree Show
Fetal Trapping in Northern California
9.25" x 12.25" oil on panel

This card is just all kinds of different special, who knew trees could give birth to human children? Who knew I would write a sentence like that, and who knew a mini Abe Lincoln was trained in delivering children. The world is a wacky place to say the least

Received: 15.07.2015


Hello again from Cuxhaven on the North Sea! Coincidentally I had sent a card to the sender's other account, kinda funny and how small the world can be sometimes. 

Received: 15.07.2015


What a colourful ferris wheel, the exposure sure brightens this up quite nicely 

Received: 15.07.2015 

258th Tag

Awesome! A vintage medical chart I don't have yet! I learnt quite a bit about teeth from this (and for not being able to read French very well.) This is from the "skulls, bones, and skeletons tag." 

Received: 15.07.2015

Busby, AB

After seeing I could get a cancel from Busby, Alberta I had to send this card over (I'm sorry for my poor taste in cards Postmaster.) Why? There is a legend that a certain chair is haunted (more like the wiki article is), and couldn't help but send this over (it's the only chair card I had lol) 

Received: 15.07.2015

I'm impressed how clear the cancel came out as well 

Greetings from Iceland!

From left to right: 1: Snæfellsjökull glacier, Mt. Stapafell and Arnarstapi village 2: Dyrhólaey 3: Strokkur 4: Landmannalaugar 5: Mudpot at Námafjall 6: Jökulsárlón lagoon 7: Dimmuborgir rock formations

First card from Iceland! :D My aunt and uncle were fortunate enough to have a 2 week stay in this beautiful country and sent me a postcard from there. How cool! Someday Iceland I'll visit you, someday. 

Received: 14.07.2015

Various views from the city of Reykjavík, Iceland. Top right Hallgrímskirkja church, bottom left the Perlan revolving restaurant a top former water storage tanks with a 360 degree outdoor viewing platform for panoramas of the city 

This second card was addressed to my father, but I had to share it. Reykjavík looks like such a colourful place and I had always wanted to visit the church on right of the card 

Received: 15.07.2015

Sunday, 19 July 2015

257th Tag

Northern BC in Retrospect 
Audrey L'Heureux

ABC game checking in once again, not sure what letter this was for though. Quite an interesting historic depiction of the railway being built

Received: 14.07.2015

143rd DS

Twenty seven giant white petals of marble in the shape of an unfolding lotus spring from nine pools to symbolize the nine unifying spiritual paths of the Baha'i faith.

Now isn't that amazing? There is probably nothing else like it in the world. The Lotus Temple is one of the most prominent pieces of modern architecture in Delhi.   

Received: 14.07.2015


This is an interesting card, to me it looks like giant stalks of grain but it looks like a somewhat feathery plant too. Wonder if it's real or fictional?
Received: 14.07.2015