Super Seven - Thank you..

Seven Wonderful cards from
fantastic friends.

This first card is from my great friend Marilyn who was on holiday with her
husband Trevor .   But didn't know where until she was at
the check in  at the airport. How did he keep this a surprise?
Marilyn how did you not know?? Thought you were the curious type.
Well done Trev!!!!



Pigeon Point is also known as Pigeon Point Heritage Park and is often considered Tobago’s most beautiful beach and is home to the famous thatch-roofed jetty which has become an internationally recognised signature of Tobago

 Sure we could all do with some SUN!!


The next three cards are from a very good friend Leon( also friend of my eldest son) ,  who  went for a break to


where his family live. 

Ascension Island is an isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean, around 1,600 kilometres from the coast of Africa and 2,250 kilometres from the coast of Brazil

The Wideawake Tern

Known as the Sooty Tern in other parts of the world, here it is best known for it's call of "Wide awake!", and it gives the island it's second name. It is a graceful bird with a forked tail and pointed wings, generally white below and black above with a white patch on the forehead.
Their main food is fish and squid.
They are widely distributed around the world in tropical latitudes. On Ascension they breed in colonies called "Fairs", the main ones being in the south-west corner of the island, Mars Bay Fair, and Waters Edge Fair, but they are also found in small numbers on Boatswain Bird Island. In 1998 there were adjudged to be 400,000 birds in the two main colonies.




(click on the link above to read more)
There is a lot of mystery behind the Land Crab. How did they get there? Nobody knows.
Apart from visiting green turtles and seabirds, the crabs were probably almost alone on the island for most of the million years since it rose above the waves. Johngarthia lagostoma is only found on Ascension and, in much smaller numbers,
on three Brazilian islands further west.
Since they can neither swim nor fly, nobody knows how they got here. Being land crabs, they are unlikely to have rafted over on timber from Africa or Brazil, says Richard Hartnoll of the University of Liverpool, UK, their only persistent investigator. Their larvae might have survived long enough to float over on the intermittent ocean currents from the Americas – but their nearest relatives today are to the east, in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea.


The donkeys are found mainly in Georgetown and around One Boat, those living in Georgetown are often woken in the early hours by their loud braying.  
Some are relatively friendly and will allow you to pet them, but they can become rather boisterous and dangerous to road users during mating season.  Ascension’s donkeys have developed rather curious eating habits –
probably due to the lack of vegetation for them to eat, they’ve acquired a taste for cardboard
and will happily devour any boxes left lying around!







This next card is from my great friend Jackie --
The super traveller. She has sent me cards from everywhere.
Jackie's blog is
You will have to click on the link to read more about her travels, amazing.)

 Palm Springs, a desert city in California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. It's also notable for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture. Its core shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, hip interior design shops and buzzy restaurants. The surrounding Coachella Valley offers hiking, biking and horseback riding

The mountains in the background are the
San Jacinto Mountains
which help with the fabulous weather in Palm Springs.


We then go to
WARSAW
with a beautiful card from a lovely blogger friend from Poland

OLA...her blogs are
Lakomym Okiem  - cooking blog
and
Daleka Droga - travel blog
Both written in Polish and English.
Ola and I have been friends through quite a while and we
just exchanged postcards.
Here we have the
The Łazienki Palace is a Baroque palace and is located in the largest park in Warsaw that occupies over 76 hectares of the city centre .
The Łazienki Palace is located in the largest park in Warsaw that occupies over 76 hectares of the city center. From 1674 the property and the nearby Ujazdów Castle belonged to Count Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski, who built a Baroque Bath House named "Łazienka". The building, erected on a square plan, was richly decorated with stuccos, statues and paintings; some of the original decorations and architectural details are still preserved from that period.
In 1766 King Stanisław II Augustus purchased the estate and decided to
convert the pavilion into his small, private summer residence
(To read more please click on link above)

And today a card arrived from Trevor (my friend Marilyn's husband)
I love his cards as they are not only a huge surprise(like a lot of yours are  too, lovely and a surprise. )  but also what he writes!!!!☻
(Hi , Weather cold, Beer cold, Goulash hot!)


Thank you Trevor.
I know a few of you have been to Slovenia .
Esme from Chocolate & Croissants certainly has!!
Remember my postcard?


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL..

Interesting countries and interesting topics to write about.
All so different.

♥♥♥♥♥♥


Comments

  1. Wow what a great assortment to add to your collection of post cards. I love the Wideawake Tern and the donkey :-) It must give you great pleasure to go through all the cards you have received, Keep well and take care Diane xox

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  2. What a fun idea! I live about three hours from Palm Springs and had a lovely time there last year during MidCentury Modern week. In fact I keep meaning to write about the place we stayed, a very lovely little hotel, very affordable too. The Villa Royale http://villaroyale.com

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  3. Wow, Anne. You have traveled the world with your post cards. They are amazing.

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  4. so many nice stories connected with these colorful pieces of paper:)
    nice to see here mine also:)

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  5. Some lovely additions to your incredible collection.

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