Monday, October 28, 2013

Oh my hat!

A cute "not Halloween pumpkin" from Linda Austin expressing something we all feel at some time, for example just after getting a disastrous's okay I tell myself, it will grow.
The pumpkin is what we call in Australia a "Turk's hat" variety and delicious it is too.. I may just buy myself a hat  or possibly a big bag to go over my head!
Thanks Linda.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Paradise with plums!

Yoshiko has found me at my new address with this lovely card.
I am calling the place Paradise because that is how a friend described it (they haven't been woken at 4am by the boat pilot going out in his helicopter of course) but we are getting used to the differences in our new place and it is all good. The sentiment on Yoshiko's card is a timely reminder to those of us getting on in years that time does seem to go ever faster, so seize the day!
Thanks Yoshiko.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A new address...a new "foul Hole"

Well, it wasn't a foul hole before but looking at some of my many posessions scattered around waiting to be dealt with...
Debbie's card has found me at my new address, the first of many I hope. Thank you Debbie and thank you for your good wishes. So far it is "all good"!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I have found the missing etegami, some of them I am ashamed to say are well overdue for acknowledgement.
I will bundle them in this one post so inboxes will not be awash with my posts.
The first is from Masami, a cute Ronald MacDonald type figure  a long with a beautifully decorated envelope as well as a chopstick case, riches indeed!
Thank you Masami
Next a clump of woodland loveliness on a chatty card from Kasia.
Thank you Kasia.
Carol  from California remarked that we share a birthday month with a yin yang sign...all good!
Thank you Carol.
And a jolly red telephone box, a memento of her trip to the "old Dart" from Jennifer. I do hope they keep them as they are so iconic along with the red double decker buses but as Jennifer says they are fast becoming redundant in this age of universal cell phone usage.
Thank you Jennifer.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thank you Fumiko.

The latest etegami to arrive have been rescued from the maelstrom. Fumiko's exquisite cut paper mask, a picture of a delightfully puzzled Tororo  as well as two origami coats.
Thank you Fumiko.

Thank you Shungo.

Luckily  Shungo's delightful etegami survived the frenzied packing operation and here it is! Thank you Shungo.

Apologies to all.

Apologies for not updating this page and for being disorganized enough to pack away (who knows where) some of the etegami I have received in the last couple of months while in the process of moving house. So I apologize to those of you who I haven't acknowledged but be assured I do have your cards (somewhere).