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Postcard number: 66
Bought in: Broadstairs, UK
Sent to: Ksenia in the Russian Federation
Written: 30 August 2013
Sent: 30 August 2013

Front of postcard 66: Broadstairs

Back of postcard 66: Broadstairs

Text says:

30 August 2013, London UK

Dear Ksenia,

Hope this postcard finds you well. I’m writing it in my lunch-break as the working week heads towards a close here in London. It’s been a short week at work, as Monday was a Bank holiday. We had an extra long Long Weekend too because last Friday my husband and I both took some leave to attend the wedding of two friends at a lovely rural venue near St. Albans. We stayed the night there, and then drove all the way up to Warwick Castle on the Saturday. On Sunday, we went to Box Hill, south-west of London, and on Monday we drove east to Broadstairs. We haven’t owned a car since we moved to the UK, but when we hire one we try to put it to good use!

Our intended destination for Monday was Botany Bay, but we were following the satellite navigation instructions, so ended up in Broadstairs town centre and at Louisa Bay (which is next to the one shown on this postcard). My husband and daughter played in the water for a while and then we walked around the cliff path, ate icecreams, and saw the giant inflatable giraffe and other beachside attractions – quite different to what you’d see on a beach back in New Zealand!

Tash

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Postcard number: 65
Bought at: The Natural History Museum, London
Sent to: Martiina in Estonia
Written: 29 August 2013
Sent: 29 August 2013

Front of postcard 65: Wildlife photo from the Natural History Museum

Back of postcard 65: Wildlife photo from the Natural History Museum

Text says:

29 August 2013, London UK

Dear Martiina,

Greetings from London. I can’t believe I managed to find you a postcard with rabbits on it in my collection – I guess it’s a consequence of having so many cards stored up from the past few years!

On my honeymoon in 2006, we visited Paris, seeing the Louvre and Eiffel Tower and joining a rather terrifying (for me at least) night-time bicycle tour through the city streets. We took a train out to Disneyland Paris and loved the rides and the parades and the fact that the weather meant that the queues were fairly short. There were lots of tourists, lots of street sellers, but I don’t think we saw any rabbits. They don’t stand out in my memory anyway, not like the cats and dogs do for our time in Greece.

I did see this photo at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum back in 2011. My daughter was only three months old at the time and I couldn’t get too near the photos with her in the pram (it was so crowded that day!), but I do remember this picture of the rabbits and the streetlights standing out as one of my favourites.

All the best,
Tash

I didn’t accidentally run out of space for the address here – Martiina asked that I send her card in an envelope instead. She also said on her Postcrossing profile that she liked used stamps, so I sent her these ones that came from a Christmas package that my parents sent from New Zealand.

New Zealand Stamps

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