Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Another beautiful postcard from Singapore

Big Thank You to Krissa ..
 
who I can say has started to blog again !! ♥
 
 
Her blog is
 
 
All about Postcards and Stamps.
 
She has a fabulous collection. We have become friends because of our
hobby - Postcard Collecting and our love of the world. I would love you to have
a read and maybe leave a comment.
 
Would be good if you could tell her how you found her blog too!
 
 
 
Singapore
(Click on link above if you would like to know lots more info)
 
I would love to go back to Singapore , not been though for about 48 years , when I lived there as
as child. I know it has changed hugely. Now I have an idea , Formula 1 Grand Prix.. if only I could afford to go.. Maybe. !!
 
Krissa now lives there after moving from the Philippines for work.


Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares  of reclaimed land[1] in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.The largest of the three gardens is Bay South Garden, standing at 54 hectares.

Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a "Garden City" to a "City in a Garden". The stated aim is to raise the quality of life by enhancing greenery and flora in the city.


A beautiful stamp too !!

 
Thank you so much Krissa , I hope you get more visitors to your blog ♥
 


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Postcards from One side of the world to the other. Big thank you to you all. ♥



(Click on the link View Larger Map)



The first one is from my wonderful eldest grandson Aidan, Age 11.
 
He lives in Scotland and went on a trip with the school
to Dundee to have a tour of the RSS Discovery . 
He said he  thought of me when he went on the boat! ♥
 


RSS Discovery

RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) in 1901. Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition. She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee.


 
 
Next I can thank my lovely friend Diane and Nigel
who went to stay at this fabulous looking
Chateau for a few days.
 
 
 Looks a great place to take a break
I am sure you had a wonderful time.
Thank you for sharing and thinking of me.
 
 
Avanton is a commune in the Vienne department
in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.
 

 
Miles and Miles away from either the above is Malaysia.
 
A lovely lady named Krissa , who comes from the Phillipines but now lives
in Singapore , was on a business trip to Malaysia last week and she thought of me!
I really would of loved to have been there as this weekend is the Malaysian Grand Prix ..
 One day.
 
Krissa used to blog but alas no more.. I think she should blog about Singapore :-)
 
Thank you Krissa.




 
and
 
THEN
 
Australia
 
from the lovely Jackie
 
who is still on her fabulous trip and blogging nearly everyday ....!!!
 
 
How does she do it???? Well done Jackie.

Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 sq mi) with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1,011 km (628 mi) north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. It can be reached by an unsealed road from Coober Pedy or via the unsealed Oodnadatta Track from Marree to Marla or from the north via Finke, Northern Territory ("Old Ghan Heritage Trail"). The name is derived from Arrernte utnadata, meaning "mulga blossom".

 
 The link for Coober Pedy is a link to Jackie's blog and her trip to Coober Pedy!!
 
 
BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL ♥


Thursday, 5 March 2015

My collection just keeps growing .......

A big thank you to
 
Jackie (and John)
 
of
 
 
 who are  on an
amazing trip.
 
" December 2014 we drove to Las Vegas and stayed until December 28 2015. We then headed to LAX for a flight to Singapore. From there we will go to Bangkok and then to Cambodia where we will take a Mekong River Cruise and on February 25 we will head to Australia and New Zealand for 33 days" .
 
Quote taken from Jackie's blog.
 
 
I have 3 fab postcards to show you .....
 
Panoramic Landscape of Singapore...
 
How wonderful it looks. Maybe one day I will visit.
 
 Not many of you know that I used to live in Singapore
when I was a child.  We went there for 3 years when my dad was in the Royal Air Force..
I know it would of changed immensely.
 
Jackie describes it as "Cosmopolitan , Vibrant and fun .. But so EXPENSIVE!!
 
I would love to do the Formula 1 Grand Prix trip . It would be amazing as it is a Night race.!!
 
 
 
Greetings from Thailand ...
 
"This has to be the most amazing place to visit says Jackie"
 
Wehart Chamrun Residential Hall,
Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya.
 
I cannot tell you  much about this place 
but I did find a very interesting snippet.
 
 
The Death of Queen Sunanda In 1881, Queen Sunanda Kumariratana and her only daughter Princess Karnabhorn Bejraratana were on their way to the Bang Pa-In Palace when the royal barge carrying them capsized. According to Thai law at the time, touching a royal was punishable by death, so onlookers looked on helplessly as they drowned - and were instructed to do so by a guardian on another boat. King Chulalongkorn, shocked by the events, demoted and jailed the vizier who obeyed the letter of the law at such cost and erected a memorial to her in Bang Pa-In.
 
(Taken from the site Bang Pa-In travel guide)
 
 
 
And then the amazing,
 colourful and interesting scenes from the
 
 

 Please go and have a read of Jackie's blog and catch up with her trips.
I can guarantee you will be reading for a while !
 
They are in Australia now !!!
 
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Thursday, 19 February 2015

6098 miles from England is ......

Angkor Wat
 
And a surprise postcard came in the post today! :-)
 
The description on the card is ...
 
"Fire in the sky. A magic sunrise in Angkor Wat"
 
 
 
Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.

 contains the magnificent remains of the
different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century.

 They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and  at
Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.
 
My good blogger  friend Jackie and her husband
are currently on a trip which will eventually take them
to Australia and New Zealand. 
 
Jackie's blog "Junk Boat Travels"  is amazing .. believe me !!
Take a look for yourself. 
   They travel a lot, so lots to read and see.
 
BIG THANK YOU to Jackie ♥
 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Calendrier Fevrier 2015 ...Angouleme Street Art

Memoires du XXe Ciel by Yslaire
 
(Quote taken from the website)
 
"In 1986, after having met the scenarist Balac, he created Sambre, a 19th-century saga, about an impossible love story between Bernard Sambre, a rich young man, and Julie, a farmer girl, during the 1848 revolution in France. This series was original because the graphical style used in these albums is different from the one Hislaire used before, and because the number of colours used is very restricted and centered on red"
 
 
LOVE the Angel ...!!
 
 
The artist is Bernard Hislaire , he was
 born in 1957 in Brussels, Belgium.
His psudonyms are Sylaire and Yslarie .
 
His work of  Comics and Art seems based on the Theme -
 Angels and Eva Stern.
 
I would love to go  back and do the walk around the city and if I got the chance
I could coincide it with the Circuit des Remparts  (cars )
The first Circuit des Remparts race in  took place in 1939

Monday, 26 January 2015

Saint Germain De Confolens - France ...


 Another great place we saw on my visit to the Charente 
in May 2014 with Diane and Nigel. 

I just did a google on this castle and found Diane's blog post 
of a visit she did in 2012. I am sure she won't mind the link to her blog!!

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens is a small village  in the north-east of the Charente department (Poitou-Charentes region) to the north of Confolens.
The village stands below a hill that is dominated by  two  important monuments - the castle and the 12th century Church of Saint-Vincent.

We went to see this .....

 And were amazed to also see these ...

Here you can alos see the church of 

St Vincent ...

(more about these in a new post) 


The fortified castle of Saint-Germain, although in ruins, still has a substantial amount to see - especially the two large circular towers, with the remains of the main castle building in between them. The castle dates from the 14th-15th centuries and is built on the site of a 12th century fortress.













 And nestled away behind the wall and with a river running near by 
is this lovely little Cemetery .. lovingly looked after too!




The Church of Saint Vincent was originally the chapel of the chateau. 



Say a little pray for me ..


 Love the Stained Glass window!



   The Gallic rooster ,   as a symbol for France dates back to the collapse of the Roman Empire and the formation of Gaul. Despite its frequent use as a symbol for France, the rooster has never been an official emblem. “Cocorico !” (French for “cock-a-doodle-doo”) is often used as an affirmation of French patriotism.



 I know a lot of you
enjoy history, architecture and  the views too.
Hope you enjoy this. 

Thank you to everyone for their lovely comments on my previous post 
and on Facebook too!!  I think Facebook is taking over from blogging , but 
I am going to keep going on here for as long as I can.
♥ ♥ ♥ 


Friday, 23 January 2015

How did I miss it???

It was my 

Blogiversary!


I have been blogging since

14th January 2007.

WOW!!!!

Where has that time gone? 







 I remember thinking...

"Why would anyone want to blog?"

WHAT am I going to write about ?

My travels , My postcards , 
Anything that takes my fancy... 

AND 







Who is going to look or read it ?

It is YOU!!

All my friends around the WORLD!!!

These flowers are for you , 

A BIG MASSIVE 

THANK YOU ..

because you spurred me on ,, and kept me going , 
when I thought .. NO more ..!!

And a HUGE thank you for all my postcards ,, 
without  you a lot of my  posts would not exist. 
 


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥