Friday, September 27, 2013

Landmarks, Arctic Circle, Snow White, Berries and UNESCO Roof

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Postcard from GOETZMAN from France
Description: Paris By Night
Eclairage de la Tour Eiffel
La Pyramide du Louvre

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Postcard from ElaizaLi from Russia

Description: Murmansk, the largest city north of the Arctic Circle

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Postcard from Asriyah from Germany

Description: Snow White

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Postcard from riituanneli from Finland

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Postcard from anne-lies from Spain via the Netherlands

Description: Roof of Casa Batlló - Antoni Gaudí, architect.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bavarian Princesses, Owls, and Robins

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Postcard from asaselle from Germany
Description: Rail advertisement for Oktoberfest

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Postcard from Lina_lajm from Russia

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Postcard from mlbatt from the USA

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Finland - a Postcrossing stamp too

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Postcard from Jantsku from Finland
Description: (translation via Jantsku)
”The best in the future is, that it comes day by day”

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And the card came with this great Postcrossing stamp too!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

USA and Germany–Holy Hill and Hummel

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Postcard from charliemarlowe from the USA
Description: Holy Hill and Wisconsin Dairy Farm
Holy Hill, Wisconsin’s highest shrine church, is located 30 miles northwest of MIlwaukee on Hwy 167 West. Viewing a picturesque setting like this is the highlight of a fall visit to Wisconsin’s kettle moraine country.

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Postcard from DorotheeB from Germany
Description: Girl amid marguerites. M. I. HUMMEL, 1909-1946

Monday, September 16, 2013

France and Russia - Alsace and Puss in Boots

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Postcard from andimatzi from France

Description:
Picturesque Alsace
Typical Alsatian house
Balconies and timbers with geraniums
Tanner’s house in Strasbourg

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Postcard from DIM1 from Russia

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ukraine and Slovenia - Multi Multi-views

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Postcard from Dashuria from Ukraine

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Postcard from SURIKATI from Slovenia

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Is this a record?

This might be a record…today we received 8 official cards! J is going to be so excited when she gets home from school!

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Postcard from moyang from Taiwan

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Postcard from Mila96 from Germany

Description: (translation via Google Translate)
Front: We greet the lake
Back: Greetings from the beautiful lake

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Postcard from miniroc from Japan.

Description: Lovely Daisy Lady colorfulcandy and jelly beans

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Postcard from charming1972 from Taiwan

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Postcard from johnruss from Russia

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Postcard from heyi0421 from China

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Postcard from Riff from Canada

Description: This one came with a Stella stamp…guess what we’re going to look for at the post office!

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Postcard from k3rryk from Australia

Description: Mighty roadtrains hauling livestock or merchandise of every description are a common sight along the outback highways of Northern Territory, Queensland, South and Western Australia. These huge giants of the road measure 50 metres in length , weigh 115 tonnes and can have up to 60 wheels. They travel at a top speed of 85 kilometres an hour, however the very latest in modern technology and high tech braking and tracking systems make them the most energy efficient and cost effective mode of road transport in Australia.

We also mailed a big stack of cards this week, so our mailbox will hopefully be full regularly for the next little while!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

China via the USA - Blue and White Porcelain

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Postcard from vanmegon from China via the USA

Description: Hey! I’m swimming to you

Sometimes the descriptions on these postcards make me laugh (this was the description printed on the card, not what the sender wrote)

Monday, September 09, 2013

Bunnies and Giraffes

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Postcard from Janekee from the Netherlands.

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Postcard from zaretskim from Russia

Friday, September 06, 2013

Jelly Invasion

9.1 Go on an 10 "adventures"

So, when you start kindergarten, on the first day you only go for an hour, just like all the other kids. But for the next five days, you go home at 11:30, not 3:00. Which meant I needed to come up with some interesting things for J to do in the afternoons. The first two days, she was exhausted, so we all stayed home and had naps and just relaxed.
Yesterday we decided we needed to get out of the house. J thought we should take Baby C on her first aquarium adventure. (Thank goodness for annual memberships!)

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Baby C was quite interested in the big cylinder of jellies when you first go into the aquarium (the Jelly Invasion exhibit is on right now)

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Of course, no visit is complete without some beluga viewing!

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After all the jelly and beluga stimulation, Baby C conked out and J asked if we could get her favourite treat….

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Ice cream of course!


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J checked out this bubble…

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And Baby C woke up while J was listening to the “Secret Lives of Sharks” talk…we were right next to the tank with clown fish and and blue tangs and a bunch of other stuff you’d find in Finding Nemo. Baby C thought it was the best exhibit she’d ever seen. She was so excited! It was great.

We can’t wait to go back (and take Daddy too).

Friday = Fabulously Overflowing Mailbox!

I opened the mailbox today and was disappointed because it was STUFFED full of flyers. I pulled them out, leafed through them and tossed them in the recycling. And then, for whatever reason, I glanced back into the box and saw a happy little pile at the bottom…seven postcards! In one day! Amazing!

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Postcard from Sarilyn from the USA.

Description: Rabbit, 2000. by © Walter Schels

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Postcard from Merlin 3 from Switzerland

Description: GUSTAV KLIMT (1862-1918), »Der Kuss«, Ausschnitt, 1907-08 (Öl auf Leinwand) Österrichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien

Translation (via Google): "The Kiss", clipping, 1907-08 (oil on canvas) Österrichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

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Postcard from paenq from Finland

Description: This card was painted by paenq’s friend. paenq says it’s a naivistic painting called “Fullmoon".” Her friend told her that all of the people she paints are based one someone she knows and she wonders who is dreaming in this one!

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Postcard from carlosilva from Portugal

Description: A painting of a tram used in the old city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for tourists.

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Postcard from SeanLanham from the USA.

Description: Mabel Lucie Attwell (1897-1964); “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” From Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

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Postcard from willemien from the Netherlands

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Postcard from malwaczi from Poland

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

She’s a big girl now!

Today was the big day. The first day of kindergarten. J was a bit excited last night and appeared in our room about 5 times between 4:30 and 5:30. At which point, I decided if any of us were to get any more sleep, the best bet was to let her get in with us. I’m so glad we finally got a queen sized bed.

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Despite her middle of the night wakings, J was up on time and ready to go to school. Here is the requisite “at the front door on the first day of school” picture.

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She looks pretty rested, doesn’t she??

ready for the weather

And then because fall officially arrived yesterday morning with a thunderstorm and today decided to remind us what it’s really like to live in Vancouver, she got her rain gear on. This is a horrible time of year for torrential downpours…it’s too wet to go without a rain coat, but it’s so warm that it’s gross. I’m just glad we didn’t have to take the bus! The bus would have been pretty yucky today.

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There she goes, my little WetCoast kindergartener. She is already excited about tomorrow (today was just an hour) and she can’t wait until next week when full days start!

September brought postcards!

Well, it’s new year time at our house and our mailbox celebrated with us!

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Postcard from Lyonika from Russia

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Postcard from Poppa who is away on a month-long trip.


Description: Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.
A moss covered tree deep in the moisture laden forest, ancient mortuary totem poles at Sung Gwai, home of the Ninstince people, and towering digitalis producing fox-gloves, are all suggestions of the passing of the ancient Haida culture, centered in the far misty Queen Charlotte Islands.

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Postcard from kyrain from the United States.