Friday 24 December 2010

Holiday Greetings!

To all a wonderful Christmas, filled with warmth and love. May you be sorrounded by your loved ones and presents. These are my heart felt wishes to all.

The card was sent a while back by marika, from Finland.

Friday 10 December 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Apple

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away and it also helps with the loss of weight. So, in honour of my efforts to loose a few kgs, I am posting this apple card. To inspire me and keep me straight!

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Fajãzinha - Flores Island

It was almost a year ago, that a waterspout caused floods on several places in the northen side of Terceira Island. My family and I were one of the families afected by it, one among many others. I remember feeling helpless and scared, not knowing what to do do next.

That is why this recent tragedy in Fajãzinha, a small village in Flores Island, touched something deep inside me. Because the images that I see in the news are very similar to the ones I witnessed last year.

So, I am asking for your help. Please, specially in this amazing time of year, help those who lost everything, those who saw their lifetime belongings disapear in seconds, those who only have left the shock and sadness. Help, because if we dont´t help each others what will happen? Help, so that these people know they are not alone.

Here is the data to those of you who might whant or can contribute.

BANIF NIB 003800005071886530109
IBAN PT50003800005071886530109
SWIFT ( BNIFPTPL) Junta Freguesia Fajãzinha

To facilitate City Hall's task, I also leave you the e-mail to wich you should send your data after the transfer, you should send your name, address and amount to

Thanks to all!

Thursday 25 November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Although this hollyday doesn't exist in Portugal, I still think its a wonderful way to celebrate what we've achieved and the people that we love.
So, just to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

List West lighthouse

This wonderful card sent by maffia77 shows the List West Lighthouse, located in the german island of Sylt. It was established in 1852 and it was the first german lighthouse built in cast iron. It was commissioned by the government of the Kingdom of Denmark, when Sylt was still under danish sovereignty.
Nowdays, Sylt is a well known touristic destination, with its sandy beaches and resorts. It is specially attended by the high society and famous personalities.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday 21 November 2010

Coruripe Lighthouse

Coruripe Lighthouse is a light located in the city of Coruripe, in the state of Alagoas, in the Northeast Region of Brazil. It is well known for its sugar cane, coconuts, passion fruit growing and its artisanry. I liked this cards, sent by newton. I specially enjoyed seing the goats near the lighthouse. So interesting.
I know many people who keep telling me that the northeast of Brazil is a beautiful region, worth visiting. It has many well known beaches with bright-water natural pools and historical cities. I would like to visit one day...
Source: Wikipedia

Saturday 20 November 2010

Swallowtail Lighthouse

This great card, sent by kristen marriner, shows the Swallowtail Lighthouse, located in Grand Manan Island, in Canada. The lighthouse was estabilished in 1860 and still works to this day.
Grand Manan is the largest island in the Bay of Fundy,a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This bay is well known for its high tidal range, having one of the highest vertical tidal ranges in the world.

This a beautiful aerial view of the site.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday 19 November 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Bridge of St. Roch

This beautiful bridge located in Poznan, Poland, spans over the Warta river and is named after a catholic saint: Bridge of St. Roch. It is located near St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, as you can see in the photo.

I've never made a secret of my passion for bridges. That is why I collect cards with this particular theme. This card, sent by mikis, hit the right spot with me. It is beautiful, with the twillight in the background. The bridge, with all those light, looks almost ephemeral. I truly loved it.

Poland is also one of my dream destinies: so much history and beauty. I hope I get to go there some day.

Tuesday 16 November 2010


This was an interesting card to receive. It was sent by joaninha and martinha, on their trip to Rome in June. In September I was also here, taking beautiful pictures of this same monument.
Rome is filled with breathtaking views and landmarks. I loved this city - it is full of life and history. Seeing the Coliseum or the Fountain of Trevi for the first time is something I woun't forget soon. It was an amazing trip.
The card shows the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of unified Italy. It is located between Piazza Venezia and Capitoline Hill. It's made of pure white marble and was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi. It's a controverse building: it stands out from the generally brownish buildings surrounding it and it's often regarded as pompous and too large. The romans nicknamed it the "typewriter" and (my favourite!) "the wedding cake". I still tought it was quite beautiful.

Monday 15 November 2010

North Carolina and an explanation

I've been away for quite a while, haven't I? Well, it wasn't by choice, trust me. I've been away from Postcrossing, and cards in general, due to health issues. You see, I've developed a tendinitis on my right wrist. It's a nasty thing: it hurts a lot and it makes it hard to do... well... anything. And forget about writing. It hurts like someone has set my hand on fire. Quite horrible. But I am feeling a little better, at least enough to go back to blogging about postcards. Slowly, mind you, but still going.

So, this wonderful card was sent by Monica and it shows several landmark of North Carolina, one of the southern american states. It was one of the original 13 states to form the United States of America. The card shows the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Piedmont plateau, the Outer Banks and its state bird, the cardinal.

When this card reached my hands, it made me smile. I loved the colours and the pictures, it seemed like a place where I could relax and enjoy myself. I specially loved the autumn colours in the trees. So beautiful! Maybe one day, who knows...

Thursday 1 July 2010


Yes, I am alive... still. But my computer broke down so I've been away. I just passed by to inform all of you of a new blog created by a dear friend of mine. She decided to sell all of her stamp collection, wich she had been collecting for over 20 years. So, she created the blog to show it off and perhaps find a few buyers. If interested the link is

It's in portuguese but if you leave a message in english or french she'll understand it. ;)

Hugs to all,

P.S.: Will be back when I buy a new computer...

Friday 28 May 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Nouvelles Images

I am a huge fan of Nouvelles Images cards. They are sweet and beautiful, small pieces of true art. Unfortunely I don't have many of them in my collection - they can't be found where I live and collectors usually trade them for other nouvelles images' card. See the problem?

Anyway, Nouvelles Images was created in 1957, by Jacques Blanc, who began publishing contemporary artists' works in postcards. Through time, the company has evolved and currently presents many different products, most related to art.

This beautiful letter theamed card was sent to me from Finland.


Thursday 22 April 2010

An Interview about this blog...

A few days ago someone left a comment requesting an interview about my blog for I was very skeptical but eventually answered the questions asked. And it was actually published! Can you belive it? Because I can't! I thought it wouldn't make it. But it seems I actually have something interesting to say :)

They say my blog was recommended by someone. That is amazing! The fact that someone was able to recomend me for anything is mind blowing. So, whom ever you are, my heart felt "Thank you!"

If you are interested, you can read the interview here:

Have fun! (Oh, and by the way, there is a sort of contest in this site, so if you'd like, you could vote for me, ok? ;)

Hugs to all!

Thursday 8 April 2010

Vintage Look

This is a lovely reprint of a vintage card. It was sent to me from Estonia. Unfortunely I am unable to find out who sent it to me.
Neither do I have any way of knowing what the card is about, because I don't speak estonian, but I love the look of it. The car, the clothes and even the cute luggage. It looks like a family trip to somewhere far or maybe immigrants going to live a bright new life somewhere else. Or perhaps a wealthy family's hollydays. They all look so great, all elegant and prepared for a long trip. The man in the picture looks like the driver to me. Or just the father preparing his family for a fun trip.

The beauty of old pictures is that when you don't know the story behind it, you can allways make one up! :) And I have quite an imagination...

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Cathastrophe in Madeira Island - Part 2

Today is day 2 after the mudslides and floods that destroyed several locations in Madeira Island on last Saturday. The most current counting refers the loss of 48 lives but this number might increase in the following days due to the large number of missing persons.

I have many friends in Madeira and I, myself, have been there a couple of years ago. This is a heartbreaking tragedy. There are few words to describe the enormous destruction that the images show. Thank God all of my friends are well but others were not that lucky. The whole country is in shock. There was no warning, it all happened in a few hours. And the brutality of the images brings tears to my eyes and sorrow to my heart.

Our government has decreed 3 days of National Mourning and everything is being done to help. I just hope and wish it is enough.

Mudslides in a road, Penteada

Mudslide in road

TV Newscast from France24 (in english)


Sunday 21 February 2010

Cathastrophe in Madeira Island

After the events of last December in Terceira Island, Azores, we all thought that bad weather was behind us.
Well, we were wrong and shocked to see what happened yesterday in Madeira Island, another portuguese archipelago. We stood in shock watching the images of unimaginable destruction in one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. We saw our hearts skip a beat as the numbers of victim were being disclosured and actualized, hour after hour. Nothing can prepare us for such a cathastrophe. Streets turned in to rivers, houses in to pieces, tunnels in to brooks.
Unimaginable. Unthinkable. Unbeliveble.
Funchal, the main city, was transformed into a set of a horror movie. Places like Ribeira Brava e Câmara de Lobos suffered great destruction. There are places that are still isolated, like Curral de Freiras, a village hidden deep in the island, in a vulcanic crater, surrounded by high mountains. No one is sure about the fates of those who live there. We, portuguese, are all shocked. There are no words to descrive, not yeat. I leave here a few images of the cathastrophe and ask you all to find in your hearts the will to hope for better days.


Wednesday 10 February 2010

I am still here..

With moving to a new house and my job and a few other things, this blog has been slow. Actually it's been dead for a few months. But I am going to revive it as soon as I started trading again. And I haven't forgotten the trades that are in stand by nor have I forgotten the postcards that I owe. Will be sending them soon.

Have a great day and see you next month (or maybe sooner!).
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