Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cheerful postcard for a Chilly day ...

Saskia  and I have been following each other for a few years,
I think since Facebook came out her posts are fewer
on her blog ,  it is a beautiful blog , simple and as she says
Anyway the other day Saskia put
a  post up on Facebook page and I offered to send
one or two which I did , we both received them on the
same day..some of you might see her put
cheery  lovely comments on my FB page ♥

Monday was a chilly dull day here
so brightened the afternoon ♥

The words on the front say
"Who has fallen into the cup"
and you then scratch off the little
silver covering and reveal the answer ♥

 Look at the top left hand corner of the card and you can
see someone had fallen in covered in chocolate!!

Now I have a challenge of finding a cute card to send to her.

Big Thank you Saskia

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Two new and interesting postcards ....

Thank you to my long time friend Marilyn ..
Who was on holiday in India..
Marilyn and her husband were in Fort Kochi (Cochin)  Kerala,
and she told me they were shown how to fish
using these nets. Can you imagine?


These nets are known as Cheena Vala
and  are fixed land installations for an unusual form of fishing —
shore operated lift nets.
They are mostly found in the Indian state of Kerala. Huge mechanical devices hold out horizontal nets of 20 m or more across,each structure is at least 10 m high and comprises of a cantilever with an outstretched net suspended over the sea and large stones suspended from ropes as counterweights at the other end.
 Each one is operated by a team of up to six men.


Here we have a Kathakali dancer...

Kathakali  is a stylized classical Indian dance/drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with playback music and complementary percussion. It originated in the country's present day state of Kerala during the 17th century and has developed over the years.

Marilyn and Trevor go to some very interesting places, great that she remembers me and my
collection , which I think is now around about 120 cards , could be more!!

Big Thank you to Marilyn .

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, 15 November 2013

A lovely message from the Philippines...

I am sharing this comment with you ..
Thank you from Maria...
who can tell us that help is pouring
in over there ♥

Hello Anne,

I didn't have the time to do blog hopping as I was extremely busy lately. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your warm thoughts and wishes for us here in the Philippines. It's my sincere prayer that those who are most affected will recover soon.

At the same time, the amount of help pouring in is overwhelming. It's wonderful to see that the spirit of compassion and love all over the world is very much alive.

I am happy that you liked the card I sent you. We first met via the Blue Monday linky I believe or perhaps the Dreaming About France blog hop. Then in Facebook, then in Insta :) Hopefully in the future, we meet in person too.

Your heart postcard holder is lovely. As well as that Sacre Coeur card. I think it's the first place I wanna see in Paris when I get the chance to go there.

Prayers for you Dad in heaven and wishing you a nice weekend!

Greetings from Manila,

PS. Thank you also to your blog readers who posted comments to expressed sympathy for what happened to our country.


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Frogs Legs Anyone ?

Linda and I are still on our walk...
 she showed me this interesting little restaurant
Hi Mister !!
Love our they have hanging paraphernalia :-)

This success can maybe be explained by a unique décor: baroque, warm, as welcoming as the owners. Now you have the opportunity to become a true “titi parisien” in this flamboyant and historic place, you can taste the authenticity of a restaurant that is truly one of its kind!
(taken from their website)

Looking on Tripadvisor , the reviews
seem very good , the odd one or two
that does not like. I cannot say as
I have not been .
Anyone out there been??
Do let us know.

I would give it a go , just for the experience ♥
and try the frogs legs too!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Two more wonderful postcards .. Thank you ,,

Before I say about my postcards, I would
just like to say that my friend Maria and her family
are safe and well in the Philippines.
Maria said that her family felt the strength, the shock waves
I believe, of the horrendous and devastating typhoon.
I cannot imagine for one minute how they are feeling ,
and the thousands who have lost their lives. Rest in Peace.
Very sad.

Yes my collection is huge now ,
I love seeing them on my wall..
I change them over after a few months or so ,
when I get new ones they go into my heart
holder ..♥
A big Thank you to Diane, who's blog is
Diane writes about lots of amazing things,  places
and her family. Diane lives in Devon , has family
in France too. A super blog , do call over and say HI ♥
Diane is in France at this moment and she sent
me a lovely card of one of my favourite places in Paris..
Diane's daughter is not feeling brilliant at the moment , in fact
she was taken in to hospital , but now home  and hopefully on
the mend and bless Diane , she took time to think about me too♥
The Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. I could walk around here for hours.

The first time I went to Paris , April 2009 with my friend
Caroline, we were in AWE , and climbed to the top of the dome.
Not many people knew you could do this . Actually nor did we,
until we found a doorway, which takes you either to the crypt or
to the steps to climb up . A nun pointed us in the right direction!
My other card came from Singapore and sent to me by a lady who
lives in the Philippines. She was there recently on holiday with her
French boyfriend :-) ..
Maria and I connected I believe through Instagram, and then her blog,
Connections to the world, which is super ,
 all about the postcards she receives and the beautiful stamps too.
Unfortunately we do not have any pretty 88 pence stamps to put on our postcards
to send to her :-(

The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, used as a mascot  of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa".
 Singapore is another place very close to my heart ♥
I lived in there  for 3 years 1963 -1966 , when my dad was
in the Royal Air Force , unfortunately he passed away
in 1967 after we returned , so it was my last place with him
that I have memories off.

A big thank you to you both..

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, 8 November 2013

A beautiful court yard ....

Going out for the day with Linda ,
was just amazing. Showing me little
  court yards and other things that
she likes to see!

  The courtyards date back to the 1300s
when the Bishops of Rouen made this their Paris residence.

There was a story that someone wanted to chop this tree down .. Why??
A fascinating tree and causing no harm as far a I am concerned.

This three-legged wrought-iron mounting block, known as a pas-de-mule,.
It is the last mounting block left in Paris.

And the covered well ....


Seeing Paris through the eyes of someone else is fascinating. Even walking around the streets , which you have been down before, just taking a different route , makes a difference !!!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, 4 November 2013

Fancy some wine tasting in Paris?

Then why not try out this wine shop...Linda and I only walked passed but it looks interesting.

Juan Sanchez is American and he  started his first wine shop in Paris 13 years ago in the charming streets of the Latin Quarter. After three years at one location he moved around the corner and started La Derniere Goutte.   The small, climate controlled shop has a great selection of wines from independent growers particularly from the Languedoc and the Rhone. Many of the growers practice wine making that uses little intervention in the vineyard and in the winery.

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So many interesting places to see .... what is there not to love!!


Great places for a meet up and share experiences of Paris ♥♥♥
What do you think??

Dreaming of France , why not share your stories with us ,
over at Paulita's blog, An Accidental blog. Can be
books you have read, walks you have done , or even
just that you yearn for France.. ♥

We all like to read and learn something new!