Friday, 28 June 2013


Years ago when I was a student, I had my eyes set on a beautiful fountainpen. With little collegefunds I started saving up a few pounds a week. A matt black Waterman fountainpen. For me, a huge amount of money, just for a pen. Just before writing my thesis I finally had enough money. It was at the time when an essay or thesis was still handwritten. And I had to pay someone to type it over, on a typewriter. But it was all written with this fountainpen. I thought I lost it, untill it suddenly reappeared a few months ago. Twenty years old, and in need of some repair. After some research on the internet I discovered that I owned a Waterman Maestro which was out of production a long time ago. But a little Penshop in Nijmegen in the Netherlands had just the part I needed. It's just a treat to write with this pen, it's nothing like a ballpoint, nothing like it at all! 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

What a beautiful stamp!

Today I received a postcard from Prague in the Czech republic. What a beautiful stamp! The card was nice, but honesty tells me that I do like the stamp more than the postcard........ ;-)
Why haven't we got such beautiful stamps over here.....

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Lots of stamps!

Today I received a postcard with lots of stamps on it! This is my first postcard from Marieke, whom I have yet to meet. We decided to send postcards to each other which should be a bit challenging for the mailman. A fun little project! In this case, the mailman decided to put his postmark on every single stamp. Well done mailman! Thumbs up for delivering this card!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Embroidery on postcard

Sometimes I find myself pinching some holes in a postcard. I collect old pictures from magazines, cut them out and sometimes I find a nice pattern on a piece of paper. And after some glue and thread i'm embroidering those holes. Et voilá, a postcard.
I sent this one to someone in Edinburgh, but it hasn't arrived yet. Fingers crossed.