Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Postcards from One side of the world to the other. Big thank you to you all. ♥

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The first one is from my wonderful eldest grandson Aidan, Age 11.
He lives in Scotland and went on a trip with the school
to Dundee to have a tour of the RSS Discovery . 
He said he  thought of me when he went on the boat! ♥

RSS Discovery

RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) in 1901. Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition. She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee.

Next I can thank my lovely friend Diane and Nigel
who went to stay at this fabulous looking
Chateau for a few days.
 Looks a great place to take a break
I am sure you had a wonderful time.
Thank you for sharing and thinking of me.
Avanton is a commune in the Vienne department
in the Poitou-Charentes region in western France.

Miles and Miles away from either the above is Malaysia.
A lovely lady named Krissa , who comes from the Phillipines but now lives
in Singapore , was on a business trip to Malaysia last week and she thought of me!
I really would of loved to have been there as this weekend is the Malaysian Grand Prix ..
 One day.
Krissa used to blog but alas no more.. I think she should blog about Singapore :-)
Thank you Krissa.

from the lovely Jackie
who is still on her fabulous trip and blogging nearly everyday ....!!!
How does she do it???? Well done Jackie.

Oodnadatta, in the Australian state of South Australia, is a small town surrounded by an area of 7,800 square kilometres (3,000 sq mi) with cattle stations in arid pastoral rangelands close to the Simpson Desert, 1,011 km (628 mi) north of Adelaide and 112 m above sea level. It can be reached by an unsealed road from Coober Pedy or via the unsealed Oodnadatta Track from Marree to Marla or from the north via Finke, Northern Territory ("Old Ghan Heritage Trail"). The name is derived from Arrernte utnadata, meaning "mulga blossom".

 The link for Coober Pedy is a link to Jackie's blog and her trip to Coober Pedy!!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

My collection just keeps growing .......

A big thank you to
Jackie (and John)
 who are  on an
amazing trip.
" December 2014 we drove to Las Vegas and stayed until December 28 2015. We then headed to LAX for a flight to Singapore. From there we will go to Bangkok and then to Cambodia where we will take a Mekong River Cruise and on February 25 we will head to Australia and New Zealand for 33 days" .
Quote taken from Jackie's blog.
I have 3 fab postcards to show you .....
Panoramic Landscape of Singapore...
How wonderful it looks. Maybe one day I will visit.
 Not many of you know that I used to live in Singapore
when I was a child.  We went there for 3 years when my dad was in the Royal Air Force..
I know it would of changed immensely.
Jackie describes it as "Cosmopolitan , Vibrant and fun .. But so EXPENSIVE!!
I would love to do the Formula 1 Grand Prix trip . It would be amazing as it is a Night race.!!
Greetings from Thailand ...
"This has to be the most amazing place to visit says Jackie"
Wehart Chamrun Residential Hall,
Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya.
I cannot tell you  much about this place 
but I did find a very interesting snippet.
The Death of Queen Sunanda In 1881, Queen Sunanda Kumariratana and her only daughter Princess Karnabhorn Bejraratana were on their way to the Bang Pa-In Palace when the royal barge carrying them capsized. According to Thai law at the time, touching a royal was punishable by death, so onlookers looked on helplessly as they drowned - and were instructed to do so by a guardian on another boat. King Chulalongkorn, shocked by the events, demoted and jailed the vizier who obeyed the letter of the law at such cost and erected a memorial to her in Bang Pa-In.
(Taken from the site Bang Pa-In travel guide)
And then the amazing,
 colourful and interesting scenes from the

 Please go and have a read of Jackie's blog and catch up with her trips.
I can guarantee you will be reading for a while !
They are in Australia now !!!
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥