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Postcard number: 82
Bought in: Corowa, Australia
Sent to: Flave in India
Written: 17 April 2017
Sent: 18 April 2017

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Text says:

 17 April 2017, Geelong

Dear Flave,

Greetings from Australia. My family and I have just this evening returned from our Easter weekend holiday in Corowa, a town near the border of two Australian states: New South Wales and Victoria. We stayed at a campsite near the Murray River, which you can see on this postcard. The weather was brilliant during the days, but got down to around 5 degrees overnight and I was so cold, even in a sleeping bag.

We filled our long weekend with markets, wineries, watching the Australian Billycart Championships, Easter egg hunts, golf (for my husband), walks along the river (for me), playgrounds and miniature train rides (for the children), toasting marshmallows on the campfire, setting up and packing up tents, and a long drive home today. It was lovely to have some time away with my family, but I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own warm and comfortable bed tonight!

Wishing you all the very best,
Tash

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Postcard number: 036
Bought in: Durham, United Kingdom
Sent to: Chan in India
Written: 11 April 2010
Sent: 12 April 2010

Front of postcard 036: Durham Cathedral

Back of postcard 036: Durham Cathedral

Text says:

11 April 2010, London UK

Dear Chan,

Greetings and good evening from London! This postcard is from Durham Cathedral, which my husband and I visited in 2008. I had to be in Newcastle on the Monday for work, so we spent the weekend before exploring some of the other northern cities. I actually wish that this postcard showed the outside of Durham Cathedral, because it’s one of the most beautiful sights – the towers rising up above the trees and the bridges and the River Wear. I look out for that view every time I go past Durham on the train. However, the inside of the Cathedral was interesting too, with its high vaulted ceiling, stained glass windows, ancient and modern artworks and the clock shown on the postcard.

According to articles I’ve read online the Cathedral was used in 1650 as a makeshift prison to hold Scottish prisoners of war. They destroyed most of the Cathedral’s wooden furnishings – but apparently spared the clock because of its prominent thistle (a Scottish emblem).

All the best,
Tash

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