St. Peteresburg, Russia (also, guess who’s back)

Once upon a time, there was a certain someone who keeps forgetting they should update their postcard blog. ::waves innocently::

Yes, I keep forgetting to update this. I know I have this blog and every time I receive a nice postcard I think to myself, “Hey, you should really put this on your postcard blog! You really really should!”, but then people call, things need to be done, life happens – and I never update this thing. I promise I will try to do better. :)
I took a bit of a break from Postcrossing a little while ago, simply because I was annoyed with how long it took for my postcards to arrive to where they were traveling to and people’s blank profiles started to bug me, and people in general were super-demanding and it was killing my enthusiasm for doing the whole Postcrossing thing. Please don’t get me wrong, 99% of people I ever got in touch with through Postcrossing are simply amazing and nice and friendly – I believe I just had a bit of a bad luck with the receivers. But that – combined with the financial situation at the moment – made me pause Postcrossing for a while. I’m back now, still not the most active member, but I’m enjoying sending postcards to people & receiving them back. :D

Anyway, rant over. Time to show a postcard! This time from Russia – Saint Petersburg, more precisely. If Google’s not lying, it’s The Palace Bridge over the Neva river. Read more HERE. :) Lovely colors of the sky, aren’t they!?

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With that said, I’m off to make myself some coffee & to do some knitting (or sleeping, haha) because it’s Saturday and it’s raining. Like it should. I mean, it’s not like it’s springtime or like I planned to go buy a new bike today. (yes, I did.)

Belgrade, Serbia

This postcard was sent to me through an Ex-Yu countries tag on Postcrossing Forum.

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Isn’t it pretty? It’s my first postcard from Belgrade ever, which is kind of funny considering how… well, close it is.

It’s showing Kalemegdan, the Belgrade Fortress. It was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979. Here’s a link if you’re curious to learn more.

I AM NOT DEAD. :D

Oh, wow, this is so overdue I can’t even put it in sentence.

Yes, I am still alive and well. A year or so older and not really any wiser. Quite addicted to Instagram and ice cream. :D …….and I figured it’s about time to get back into this postcard blogging thing! The reasons for my long, long absence from this blog are many – major computer issues, school, writing my thesis, graduating, being unemployed (well, that one is not a valid reason considering the amount of free time I have, haha), sheer laziness… and many more. I didn’t stop Postcrossing or swapping postcards with friends & pen pals, I just somehow stopped scanning and uploading them. My bad. :(

With that said, I’m hoping to pick up where I’ve left off and get back into the blogging thing quickly. Also, I hope a few of you who actually checked this blog are well! :)

And ::drumroll please:: this was in my mail today. A postcard from Gardaland, which is a theme park/amusement park in Italy, with all sorts of cure and funny rides. I would love to go there sometime soon. :D

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Winnipeg Jets, Canada

My pal Beatrice saw this ice hockey related postcard and thought of me! Yay! :D

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It’s a postcard of the NHL team Winnipeg Jets. The printed description on the back says, “Members of the Winnipeg Jets gathered around the center ice logo during pre-game introductions prior to the team taking on the Montreal Canadiens adn the MTS Centre on October 9. 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
There you go! :)

Thank you, Beatrice!! I LOVE this! <3

“It’s a Maybe” from Lithuania

I’ve noticed this particular postcard in the Postcrossing gallery and immediately loved it. Of course, I added it to my favorites. And not too long after that, I found it in my mailbox! My dear pal Ugne obviously looked through my favorites and had one on hand! It made me so happy!! <3
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The picture is called “It’s a Maybe” and the author is Kristina Petrošiene. I believe she’s Lithuanian?! Correct me if I’m wrong. :) But it’s such a beautiful picture! <3

Thank you Ugne, I really appreciate it! :)

A few postcards from the UK

These following postcards did not come from the same sender, but I decided to post them together since they’re from the same part of the world. :)

This first one came from one of my new pals, Bryony, and it’s showing the Cardiff Castle, Wales. It dates back to the first century, said Bryony! Wow, that’s old! :)
Great postcard, by the way! I love how it looks!
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The second postcard arrived just this morning, from my – not so new – pal, Kathryn. She’s traveling in Europe and is visiting the UK. The postcard is showing the Historic North Yorkshire, or more specifically: (top row, left to right) Byland Abbey, Castle HOward, Helmsley Castle, Pickering Castle, (bottom row, left to right) Rievaulx Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, Scarborough Castle, Whitby Abbey.
Great postcard as well!
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Last but not least, from my pal Ugne – London! Oh, London! <3 The postcard is showing the red buses crossing the Westminster Bridge. Can I say it once more? Oh, London! <3
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Thank you girls so much! <3

Lviv, Ukraine

SlikaThis wonderful postcard was sent to me by my dear pal Ugne. Such a nice picture!!! <3 And of course, I’m really late to upload it to the blog. No surprises there. -_-
Thank you, Ugne, I really, really love this postcard! <3