Monthly Archives: June 2012

postcard perfect: an official postcrossing card from russia

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Check out this cool official Postcrossing.com card I got from Russia {RU-761442} a few months back. It came from Olga, who lives in Moscow. This card features one of the Russians’ favorite holiday destinations, Anapa. This town is located near Sea of Azov on the northern coast of the Black Sea.

Here’s a snippet of her message:

I love in Moscow. Now, it is very cold – 23 degrees Celsius. And I want to stay in some warm place and enjoy {the} sun. I think that in your country the weather is fine now…I wish you be happy!

Check out the lovely stamps that she sent along:

postcards, postcrossing,com, Russia, stamps

Thanks Olga for this beautiful card, hopefully I’d be able to send you a card thru Postcrossing.com someday soon! 🙂

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Postcard Perfect

 

Cheap Family Holidays to Majorca: Palma Nova

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Booking a break for the family can be an expensive affair, however a quick search online can bring up some brilliant deals on cheap holidays in Europe.

Family holidays to Majorca are an excellent option if your getaway checklist comprises of stunning sunshine and blue flag beaches, with a good selection of bars, eateries and attractions thrown in for good measure.

Travelling with children is tiring for you as well as them, making Majorca a top spot for family stints in the sun. Flights from the UK to Palma take approximately two hours from most main regional airports.

Despite the short flight times, don’t expect to sacrifice any sunshine. Summers in Majorca are sensational. As part of the Balearic Islands, just off the east cost of mainland Spain, temperatures in the high season can hit up to 30 degrees C, averaging between 26-28 degrees.

Be sure to pack UVA and UVB sun protection for your little ones as well as plenty of sunhats and cover ups to protect delicate skin.

Staying conveniently clear of Magaluf – the island’s party capital – Palma Nova is the perfect cheery resort for active families. Home to three blue flag beaches, broods that are happy digging for treasure and building sandcastles will be in their element here, while you kick back and relax with a holiday read.

The main beach runs opposite a selection of bars, restaurants, markets and stores, which are excellently located for those who are planning to venture on a self-catering or half-board basis.

Despite its distance from Magaluf, Palma Nova is dubbed as its sister resort and is within walking range of the attractions on offer. This includes a fantastic evening pirate cabaret show, marine life parks and Western Park, the area’s themed water park.

Search online and book cheap holidays to secure one of the best deals on family holidays to Majorca.

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mail day friday {21 june}

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I  was up very early today to buy milk for my little man + I decided to bring along the bunch of postcards I have been meaning to send since two weeks ago. We were not able to go out due to the inclement weather + I unfortunately forgot to bring the cards yesterday when I dropped by at the Post Office to claim a package.

Here’s the list of the postcards I mailed earlier, I hope you find your name in it! 😉

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Postcrossing.com

  • Jose G, Portugal {Hundred Islands}
  • Sonja F, Germany {Banaue Rice Terraces}
  • Taiwan {Hundred Islands}
  • Melanie G, Netherlands {Philippine Owl}
  • Rose + Shane A, USA {Balut Vendor Painting by Vicente Manansala}
  • Mityukou A, Russian Federation {San Agustin Church}
  • Vivienne X, China {KKK Flag + Monument}
  • Rhayne + Rhyler V, Singapore {Avilon Zoo}
  • Shao-Yu C, Taiwan {Hundred Islands} *I had to resend this one since the first one I sent was returned to me, the address was erased for some reasons
Smile Cards
  • Charlie C, UK {Philippine Owl}
  • Wash + Tashi P, USA {Lighthouse – Batanes}
  • Nita T, USA {Rice Terraces Philippines}
Direct Swap
  • Desiree F, Northern Ireland {Agoo, La Union}
  • Ewelina M, Poland {Banaue Rice Terraces}/Philippine Tricycle
  • Susanna S, Italy {Dinagat Island}
  • Mariola B, Poland {Ilocos}
Postcrossing Enthusiasts 2nd EB Cards
  • Ruby C, CDO {Obando}
  • Clarissa S, Japan {Obando}
  • Marie K, Austria {Rizal Park}
  • Genebei S, Thailand {Manila Zoo}
  • Mai S, Las Piñas {Dinagat Island}
  • Arlene C, Iligan City {Obando}
  • Ria R, Naga City {Taal Basilica}
  • Fe M, Laguna {Manila Zoo}
  • Krissa M, Manila {Taal}
  • Zina B, USA {Manila Zoo}
  • Jonathan B, Marikina {Taal Basilica}
  • Rodrigo D, Pangasinan {Obando} * in envelope*
postcards, postcrossing, mail day
Postcrossing Enthusiasts 2011 EB Cards
  • Erika V, Rizal {Postcrossing Enthusiasts card}
  • Raine T, Quezon City {Fort Santiago – Rizal Shrine}
Local
  • Ruby C, CDO {Faces + Places – Boracay}
In envelopes
  • Rodrigo D, Pangasinan {3 various Faces + Places postcards, 2 foreign cards}

Total:

In envelope : 1
Local: 10
International: 21

It sure is a happy mailing day, plus I was also able to buy a bunch of 7-peso stamps from the Post Office teller, which I shall show you in my future post. Hopefully these cards reach their respective recipients in no time! 🙂

hello summer must haves!

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In some parts of the world, summer is just about to begin, too bad it is almost over in my part + I was not able to make the most out of it {read: out-of-town trips, family outings, beach + swimming}. But it is never too late to plan on a vacation, really, + if the weather cooperates, hopefully I might be able to have that vacation soon enough!

To keep you ready, don’t forget to stock up on the must-haves for the season:

  • bikinis + bathing suits
  • flip flops
  • sunblock
  • a water bottle with iced-cold water
  • towels

That will get you covered for at least your next summer adventure!

What would you do if you win $1000?

Go on a holiday ?
Have a home makeover ?
Go on a shopping spree ?

If I will be $1000 richer, I’d probably buy all the postcards + the books that I want + go to Boracay, Baguio, Bohol, Palawan + Bali in one month! That would be utterly exciting! Am sure you can think of other creative ways to spend your $1000, but just before that join our giveaway first + keep your fingers crossed! 😉

Here is your chance to win BIG BUCKS to fund all those endless summer trips!!! Musings on Meanderings teamed up with Happy Home and FamilyDiva Fabulosa and a group of amazing bloggers to give 1 lucky winner a whopping $1000 paypal cash! Yep you read it right, $1000 cold hard cash!

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mementos from the meet-up

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As promised in my previous post, I will share with you some of the goodies I got from our Postcrossing Enthusiasts Second Meet-up.

Check out this lovely pink stationery set + this very interesting official Bookcrossing.com book, The Happy Egg, which I won from our raffle that day. I particularly love the stationery set as I am fond of collecting these stuff when I was a young girl. But when my godchild, Blessy, came by the house a few weeks back, I cannot resist giving it to her. Am sure she will find more ways to put them in use + enjoy them. 🙂

As for the book, I shall read it to the little man when he is more than willing. There are not much to read really, as there are only too few words that comprise this book, it was mainly made up of illustrations of the egg + his adventure. I am not sure if I can keep the book for my own, though, as much like Postcrossing.com, books from Bookcrossing.com also travels around the world. But mailing books are rather much costly so I need to save up for it in case I need to mail to some obscure place in Europe!

More stuff from the meet up soon!

Am sharing my pink stationery set with Pink Fridays: