Monday, 24 February 2014

Another fabulous postcard - This time Laos ..

 
 
 
My lovely friend Nicki went to
Laos which is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia,
bordered by Burma and China to the northwest,
Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.
 

View Laos in a larger map
 
 Nicki's blog is Figs and Lemons ,
which is  mainly about  the fabulous place where she lives.
If you have not seen her blog , go on have a look!!
 
 YOU will also be able to see and read  more about not only about this great trip 
but others that she has been on  and life around her.
 
ENJOY!
 
 
The Monks of Laos taking a break , obviously something has caught their eye!!
 
The robes they wear are known as "The Saffron Robes" because the  original monks made their robes from discarded cloth found in rubbish heaps and on cremation grounds and after washing, the robe cloth was boiled with vegetable matter -- leaves, roots and flowers -- and often spices, which would turn the cloth some shade of orange.
Hence the name, "saffron robe."
 Monks today wear robes made of cloth that is donated or purchased, but in Southeast Asia the cloth usually is still dyed in spice colors.

BIG THANK YOU TO NICKI ♥

I cannot thank you ALL  enough for adding to my now huge collection , I must
find out how many I have and let you know.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A first Postcard from Bulgaria - Bansko

 
Thank you to my lovely friend
 
Linda of Travel Tales
 
who had a recent holiday 
there with one of her daughters.
This is just one of the places 
they went too.
 
Bansko is a ski resort in south western Bulgaria,
 about 85 miles south of the capital, Sofia.

The town is located in the foothills of the
Pirin Mountains at an altitude of 925m.


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You can read all about Linda's adventures
on her blog , link above. She also has
two other blogs ..
 
LindyLouMac's World in Photos
 
and her
 
Book reviews blog - she is a very  AVID reader.

I am sure you will find something of interest on her blogs ♥
I think they are fascinating , especially her photos.


Monday, 10 February 2014

Little piece of England...

My lovely friend Diane (from Liverpool)  and her hubby Ian
went on one of their little breaks.
 
They normally go to
 
Anglesey in Wales
 
but this time they broke with
the norm and went to
 

The village's former name is Garrigill-Gate and it was earlier known as Gerard's Gill. (Gill is a Norse word for a steep sided valley).

Here is the lovely card Diane sent me , not a postcard!
 


Garrigill is about 3 miles from Alston which is high up in the North Pennines
Alston claims to be the highest market settlement in England,
being about 1000 feet above sea level.
 
Thank you so much Diane , a lovely cheery surprise.
 
Diane did used to blog , but due to health etc she took a break
 
BUT

she has now said this
 
"more to follow on my blog"
 
So hopefully Diane will be back blogging
about her trips and her fabulous meals
that her and her hubby have..!!
 
Lets hope so!
 
 

Monday, 3 February 2014

Another first - Another postcard - Thank you Linda...

My lovely  blogger friend
 
Linda (LindyLouMac)
 
went on holiday to
 
Burma , amonst other places
 
and with all her travelling
 
she thought of me and my collection.

We have not met up yet , but hope to soon

Linda has amazing blogs , yes blogs and is also
a very avid reader.   She has a book review blog,
LindyLouMac's World in Photos AND Travel Tales

If you do not already follow or read Linda's blogs,
please do , you will be amazed, definitely not disappointed!!.

So go on, take a peek .
 
This is a first from  



This  is the Shwedagon Pagoda
also known as the Great Dragon
and Golden Pagoda.
According to legend
 the  Pagoda has existed for more than 2,600 years,
 making it the oldest historical pagoda in Burma and the world.

All the history is in the link above, if you are interested.

 




BIG THANK YOU LINDA , A LOVELY SURPRISE