Meow's Postcard Exchange

Back in early April, 2006, I put out a post on my main blog, asking if anyone wanted to join a Postcard Exchange ... this is still open. If you would like to join this exchange, just email me with your snail-mail address, and I will send you mine by return email, and there we go !!! Complete discretion is guaranteed ... your postal addresses will remain private and confidential, as (I hope) mine will to you. This blog is to display all the wonderful postcards I have received.

Monday, May 29, 2006

I received two more postcards today, both from people who I had already received cards from. Thank you, dear friends, for continuing to send cards.

The first is from Jean-Luc, and is from Chester, in Cheshire, England. It shows the Eastgate from Foregate Street. It looks like a very historical place (as it seems much of England is). I'm guessing it is a good shopping area, judging by the number of people carrying shopping bags in the picture !!

The next one is from Marie, and is from Söderköping. She is on a canal trip across Sweden, with her family. According to her card, so far they have passed through 3 locks and have risen 7m above sea level. By the time they reach Gothenburg on the west coast, they will have passed through 64 locks and risen over 92m, before descending back to sea level. The town of Söderköping is a small and quiet town of 14,000 people. The older parts date back over 1,000 years and the court house pictured dates back to the late 18th century. It looks like an amazing place.

Thank you, both of you, for your lovel cards.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I received another postcard today.

This one is from Tink, all the way from The Netherlands. The postcard shows various pictures from Ymuiden, which is a little city on the west coast of The Netherlands. Ships bound for Amsterdam pass through the locks and harbours of this city. Ymuiden started flourishing when the North Sea Canal was ready in 1879, but it also has Roman origins. Thank you, Tink, for the wonderful postcard. It looks like a glorious place to live.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I was really excited when I went to my letterbox today ... there were 5 postcards and an letter from blogging friends. Let me share them with you ...

The first one is from Marie, and shows a lovely view over Stockholm. It looks like a beautiful place. Marie says it is often called "The Venice Of The North". Apparently Stockholm is built on 14 islands, joined by 53 bridges, and dates back to the 1200's. The city is one third water, one third green space (there are 38 parks) and one third buildings. Sounds amazing. Thank you Marie for the beautiful postcard.

The second one is from Momyblogr, and shows a night time view of downtown Nashville, Music City USA. She says that things in Music City are really warming up - gearing up for Summer. It looks like another gorgeous place. From what I know of Nashville, it is the home of Country Music ... hope I'm right in saying that. Thank you, too Momyblogr, for the great card.

The next two are both from Angel Jr, and are of Florida. The first one show the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which he says is one of his favourite veiws of Florida. I can see why ... it looks amazing. What an enormous bridge ... a real feat of engineering, I would imagine. The card states that it is 15.1 miles long, and connects St. Petersburg with Bradenton.

The second one from Angel shows a stylised map of Florida. Looks like it would be a fun place to live. A lot of the places shown on the map are places I have seen on all those teen summer and spring break type movies. Thank you Angel for the cards. They are wonderful.

Next is one from Clare, showing a view over London. It shows the Tower Bridge, which was built in 1894, and is the gateway to the City of London. It crosses the River Thames. This bridge opens to allow shipping into The Pool Of London. I guess we Aussies have always had a connection to England, due to us both being part of the Commonwealth. I know it is another place I would love to visit (as are all the places I have received postcards from ... my travel bug is itching to get going !!). Thank you Clare, for the lovely card.

And finally, Kyahgirl sent me a map of Fort Saskatchewan, saying that she thought it would be better than a postcard, as I can look it over and learn a bit about where she lives. You know what, it is really cool. There is so much detail, and information, and photography on this map. It is really interesting. She has marked a few points of interest for me. Thank you, Kyahgirl, what a wonderful idea ... I will sit down later with Chicky, and we will study this map.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

I received another postcard today, along with a letter, from Aunt Josefina, in Oklahoma.

It shows the State Tree - Redbud, the State Wildflower - Indian Paintbrush, and the State Bird - Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher. AJ says the Indian Paintbrush blooms alongside the highways ... must be a beautiful sight. Also, when the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher flies, it really does look like scissors.

She also sent a lovely letter, showing some of her favorite things around the town she lives in. It looks like an amazing place to live.

Thank you so much, AJ, for the gorgeous card and letter. I love them.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I have received another couple of postcards, which I would like to share with you.

The first one is from Loni, from Michigan ... which seems to be a really amazing place, judging by the wonderful people I have met in Blogland who live there ... and it shows pictures of an Elk, a Whitetail and a Blackbear. Personally, I think I would be really scared living in an area where the Bears run around free. I guess, though, that they are only in really wild foresty areas, away from people, not in surburbia !! They are probably (hopefully) just as scared of humans, as we are of them.

The second one is from Nerdine, from Oslo, Norway, and shows a part of The Oseberg Ship, which is located in the Viking Ships Museum. It must be a really fascinating place. The Vikings have always been of great interest to me, so she picked the perfect card.

Thank you ladies, for your wonderful cards ... they are just gorgeous. I am still enjoying the Postcard Exchange, and the cards that keep arriving. It is lots of fun.

Friday, May 12, 2006

I received this postcard today, from Jean-Luc Picard. It shows The International Convention Centre in Birmngham, England. It looks like a spectacular place. Thank you Jean-Luc for the wonderful postcard.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I received another postcard yesterday.

This one is from Chloe, and she sent it from Makrinitsa, where she recently spent her Easter. It is a beautiful card, showing 6 wonderful scenes from what looks like an amazing place. Thank you, Chloe, I love your card.

Friday, May 05, 2006

I received another postcard today ... only one this time !!

It's from another wonderful Aussie blogging friend ... Nicole ... who lives in Queensland. (Thank you Nicole ... it is a beautiful card.) The postcard shows some wonderful scenes depicting the contrasts of the blue Pacific to the Hinterland. There are some amazing beaches in Queensland, and these pictures show some along the Sunshine Coast. We went through most of these areas last year, on our big trip to Cape York. I can't wait to get up there again some time soon.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I received two more postcards today ...

The first one is from Devil Mood, and is from Porto in Portugal. It is of the old part of Porto, which is considered World Heritage by UNESCO. The boat shown is a typical one, used to carry the barrels of port wine from the highlands to the cellars. The other boat is probably a restaurant. It looks like an amazing place. So picturesque.

The second one is from Jenn, and is of Niagara Falls. It show an aerial view of the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. What an amazing picture ... I've always dreamt about going to Niagara Falls. I remember movies when I was a kid, where people go over the falls in a barrel ... didn't Lucille Ball go over in one of her sitcoms ?? Jenn, with her amazing talent, also added some gorgeous kitty pictures that she drew on the written side ... they are too cute !!

I am really loving receiving all these postcards, it is so much fun. Thank you to Devil Mood and Jenn, for those I received today, and to everyone else whose cards I have already received.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I received another 2 postcards yesterday ....

The first one is from Viamarie, from the Philippines. It is of the Mayon Volcano in Legaspi. It looks quite spectacular, with it's almost perfectly shaped cone. It is the most active volcano in the country, having erupted around 90 times in the past 400 years. The last time was in 2001. Apparently it is continuously blowing smoke ... must be pretty scary, I imagine, living nearby !!

The second one is from Chrixean, also from the Philippines. It shows a Philippine Jeepney, which is a form of public transport ... I guess like a mini bus. Apparently each Jeepney is individually "dressed" according to the creativity of the owners. This one has an abundance of headlights !!

Thank you, ladies, for the lovely cards. My collection is certainly growing. I am also still getting emails from friends (new and old) wishing to be part of the Postcard Exchange. It is all so much fun.