Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Candlemas

 Today is Candlemas, the 40th day of the Christmas & Epiphany season, and one of the days some choose to take Christmas decorations down.

If you follow this blog, you'll know that religion (other than on stamps) is not a big thing here. however I love the name Candlemas.

And an unexpected and lovely hand-made card arrived a while ago that made me smile, and looks nice in the tree - thanks, CJ.




(And yes, the tree is still up! Probably coming down this weekend)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Violeta

 Today's Sunday Stamps theme is women on stamps.

One from Eva, featuring Violeta, the pseudonym of Pool Consuelo Álvarez (1867-1059). 

She was an author, journalist, suffragist, and one of the first female telegraph operators in Spain. Her English wikipedia page gives more information, but is a bit confusing as the pronouns used in the article switch between she and he! (on reflection, this is because google translated her page, written in Spanish, into English).



This stamp issued in 2016 by Canada Post celebrates all the women who fought for the right to vote, which was granted in 1916.



To see more women on stamps, visit the links at Sunday Stamps.


PS It is actress, entertainer, icon and national treasure Betty White's 99th birthday today. Happy Birthday, Betty! Perhaps one day she will be honored with a stamp.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Catmail

 Christmas mail continues to arrive, this time from Heleen. 


Look at these fantastic December stamps!


And the card which, I think, gave Heleen inspiration for her fun envelope.


Thanks, Heleen, I'm really enjoying an extended Christmas card season.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Is it still Christmas at your house?

 Christmas mail continues to arrive. 


This card from Eva describes me perfectly. I don't mind carols, but I don't need to hear them everywhere I go 24/7 starting from October.

Yes, the tree is still up. Not sure when it's coming down.

Dolly Parton leaves hers up until the 19th (her birthday).

Is your tree still up? 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

 An unexpected, large package arrived in yesterday's mail.


Look at all those stunning stamps! 



And this beautifully wrapped gift. 


Thank you,  Fafa, it was a lovely surprise, with perfect timing. 

Have a great Christmas, everyone. And if you don't celebrate, I hope you have a peaceful day.