Sunday, August 12, 2012

Postcard 151- USA


Received 25 May 2012 from the USA.  The card has a nice quote on the back about enjoying the little things in life.  postcard id: US-1682341
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Postcard 150- France


Received 23 May 2012 from France, this is actually a picture of St-Gallen in Switzerland.  I hve never been there, although I came close.  Apparently there is a really amazing library in the town.  Postcard id: FR-209722
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Postcard 149- Netherlands


Received 23 May 2012 from the Netherlands, this is an art piece by Christien Meindertsma called ├ľne sheep sweater".  It follows the whole process from source (sheep) to end product (sweater)  pretty interesting.  postcard id: NL-1212939
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Postcard 148- USA


Received 22 May 2012 from the USA.  The sender grew up down the street from the restaurant pictured.  I had forgotten what it is like to live with snow everywhere day upon day! postcard id: US 1670492
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Postcard 147- China


Received 22 May 2012 from China, a picture of the hall of prayer for good harvest.  postcard id: CN-606970
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Postcard 146- Ukraine


Received 18 May 2012 from Ukraine.  Not quite sure why or how a kangaroo card is being sent to me from there, but it was.  Postcard id: UA266108
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Day 196- embroidery


14 July 2012- Some old style embroidery transfer designs with an Ikea tea towel
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 195- Lucky Socks?


13 July 2012- An important day, so I tried out these bunny socks from Japan, in the hope that they would provide some luck.  They kept my feet warm, but didn't do much on the luck side.
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Day 194- water


12 July 2012- We drink a lot of this water.  Anyone out there have a Soda Stram- is the carbonation similar?
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Day 193- oh dear


11 July 2012- Sometimes I don't take many pictures. This was one of those days.  Behold, a loading webpage for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.  It's an entertaining site.
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Day 192- at home


10 July 2012- The realities of my life- wine, chocolate and nasal spray for IVF.
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Day 191- Weather surprise


9 July 2012- This is an attempt to record a unpleasant weather surprise.  It was bright and sunny, with a clear blue sky when I left the office to go to the shops- a five minute walk at most.  I felt a few light drops as I waited for the first walk sign, then a few heavier drops by the second.  By the time I had made it to the shops (about 30 seconds from the crosswalk, and no more than 50 meters, it was pouring.  Sudden sunstorm.  Sometimes Queensland weather is not fun. Did I mention I had no umbrella?
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Day 190- fruit


8 July 2012- Passionfruit, mandarins and apples.  We have been monitoring the passionfruit vine while my mum is out of town- wow!
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Postcard 145- Taiwan


Received 18 May from Taiwan, a card from Tezuka Osama world.  He's the guy who created Astro-Boy, and my favorite- Black Jack.  Astro-Boy is not someting I knew growing up, but all of the Aussies of my age watched it on tv as kids and when his "birthday"arrived (April 2003) threw a big party to celebrate! Postcard id: TW-547554
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Postcard 144- Taiwan


Received 18 May 2012 from Taiwan, a loevly beatrix potter illustration.  Postcard id:TW-546235
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Postcard 143- Ukraine


Received 18 May 2012- A new artist and a pretty picture.  postcard id:UA-267218
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Postcard 142- Ukraine


Received 14 May 2012 as part of the April Alternative round robin.  A green lizard.  sender id: bulachka
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Postcard 141- Estonia


Received May 14 2012 from Estonia!  I think this is my first card from there!  A snow giraffe, which looks pretty cool! Postcard id:EE-131419
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