Posted in Ephemera, History, Mail art, rubber stamps, The unusual

Mail Friends Are nice & fun

I regularly go to our local collectors market which is held once a week here in Fakenham. Last week I found this vintage stamp.

It had loose letters spelling this.

I decided I wanted to make an anagram and use all the letters and spell something to do with my mail. I managed to use all but about four and came up with this! 🙂

Posted in Cards, collection, Ephemera, History, Out going mail, Postcard swap, postcards, Postcrossing

Sending Postcrossings

My recent Postcrossings sent out are to Abi in Hong Kong and Yuying in China both were interested in where I live.
Abi Honk Kong Yuying China
Ulrike in Germany wanted postcards of gargoyles, this one is on a pub in the town and Irina in Russia liked nature and scenery so I sent her a photo of one of the beaches near us.Ulrike Germany Irina RussiaHappy Postcrossing everyone! 🙂

Posted in Cards, History, Incoming Mail, postcards, Postcrossing


Yesterday I got a lovely postcrossing card from Katya in Belarus, a picture of the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk.

I think I’m going to put it up on the wall back to front though because the back is so lovely!

This morning got a card from my penpal Catarina in Portugal, who is studying hard but still found the time to send me a postcard.

I love this card. How nice to have people who think of you! 🙂

Posted in History

Victorian postbox

When we go walk about in Norwich, I always see this great Victorian postbox that is still being used. I’ve been meaning to take a photograph of it for ages and I finally did it when we were in Norwich yesterday.

It is  still so common that old things with loads of history and character are removed and I’m glad this is still there and best of all, appears to be still used.