Florida, USA

This is a long overdue post about a whole bunch of postcards my pal Janelle sent me from her journey through the USA & Canada. I’m going to make two separate posts, to be honest, with postcards from Florida in one & postcards from Canada in another… mainly because I’m slightly OCD and it’s easier for me to keep track this way. ::insert smiley face::
So here they are, her Florida postcards! <3

First one is a lovely Florida map card. I’m not a real map card collector like a lot of people I stumbled upon through Postcrossing are, but I do love to see a nice map card! And this one is lovely!

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The second card is showing Miami Beach, “looking north along Collilns Avenue towards the Fontainebleau Hotel.”  I love how blue the sea looks & the idea of living in such a sunny, warm environment is rather appealing. And so close to the beach, wow! I’m not sure about the hurricanes, though. ;)

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Last one is a postcard of Orlando – such a beautiful postcard!

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Wonderful postcards! <3 Thank you, Janelle!

UK

One of my newer pals, Rose, was kind enough to put together a little package and send it my way. Aside from candy (Cadbury chocolates are my new love!) and cute little souvenirs (such as a key chain and the coolest 3D red London bus magnet), some tea (that I still haven’t tried because it’s just too hot around here to drink tea)… she also sent me these three postcards!

First, of course, a London multiview postcard. Because London is my dream destination… and there’s a picture of Sherlock Holmes statue on it. I <3 Sherlock!

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Second, this cool Sheffield postcard. It’s showing the Sheffield Train Station and the water cascades in front of it. I wonder if kids ever go here and dip in?! I doubt, Rose said they never get temperatures high enough that would make people want to take a dip in a fountain. :)

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Third, this cool fish & chips postcard. I was asking her about that dish a while ago in one of our e-mails, and she added this lovely postcard to her package! I’m still curious to try out the actual meal, ha ha!

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Thank you, Rose!

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Awesome view, isn’t it?! It’s showing the Great Ocean Road in Australia and it was sent to me by my new postcard pal Kathryn.

SlikaThe Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 km (151 miles) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world’s largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I. It is an important tourist attraction in the region, which winds through varying terrain alongside the coast, and provides access to several prominent landmarks; including the nationally significant Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations. If you’re curious to read more about Twelve Apostles, CLICK HERE! :)

Oh, and check out these awesome stamps!!

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Mail from O’Neal

Two lovely postcards from my postcard pal O’Neal! They arrived some time ago, but I haven’t had a chance to upload them here to my blog.

First one is this beautiful sunset — oh, excuse me, dawn postcard of Pittsburgh. Such a pretty postcard! As O’Neal mentioned, Pittsburgh is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team…. I’ll just add – Pittsburgh Penguins too! ;)

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The second postcard is this cute M&M’s card. So shiny!!! As I told O’Neal right after I found it in my mailbox, I thought of putting it on my wall behind my desk… but it really reflects a lot of light, ha ha! I had to found a bit darker spot for it – which I did, so it’s all good. ;) And yes, looking at this postcard does make me crave M&M’s… or any candy, for that matter. :)

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Thank you, O’Neal!!! Great postcards, as always! :D

Venezia, Italy

I brought back way too many postcards a person could ever need from my trip to Venice. [If you’re interested in actual photos from the trip, click here!] My dear pals, be happy, you’re getting some of those! :)

Here are the ones I decided to keep for my personal collection! :)

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Oooooh, how amazing is this photo uploader here that simply does whatever it wants and just disregards what I tell it to do……..