Friday, April 11, 2014

Hiatus

Life is currently, literally, shit.
Won't go in details in here but just a short notice that I'll have a month long hiatus from blogging..
I will still get some mail and maybe send some but keeping up with the blog is just too much work right now..

Even my baby is tired!
Life is crap, I have my thesis to finish, I have my German trip coming up etc..
So unless I hop onto the bandwagon and sell some papers, stickers and tapes on my blog before the trip I will not even look at my blog and leave it be. It just causes too much stress and that's not why I keep a blog, I want to enjoy writing it!

SO: Until May 11th, or so, there will be no posts but I might reply to possible comments and read other blogs when/if I have time for that.. And on May 11th I will (try to) have one or two bigger posts up :)

Here's to full mailboxes!

~Lily

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Old (unused) stamps!

In Finland stamps tend to disappear from the Post Offices after 3 years (unless those are Moomins or sold out before that) and our selection changes a LOT during the years with over 50 new stamps yearly.

My purchases - stamps from 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010
I saw that Laura had bought some older stamps a while ago so when I got some money I went to huuto.net and battled a bit to first FIND the selection of unused stamps and then fight the urge to buy many sheets - in some cases I even paid double the price those were worth. But I'm really happy and pleased with what I found and bought :)

All new stamps to me
Rudolf Koivu's Fairy illustration (part of "Mythical Nordic" series)
International Polar Year 2007-2008 - LOVE how the stamps are a bit on top of each other :D

Used these back in 2010
"Sadetta vai Poutaa" set from 2008
Valentine's Fairies from 2010 - LOVE these stamps and back in 2010 me and a classmate bought probably every frigging sheet of these from our local post office :D
~Lily

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Outgoing Mail Week #14

I have been mentally and physically dead tired for the past 2 weeks though I usually just get more and more energetic as spring arrives and summer is close. Haven't written my thesis for a week because I just get frustrated with it. I sleep 6 (school nights) to 11 (weekends) hours every night and it's just not enough.. Someone help me get some motivation and energy?
Not even the shopping therapy worked......

Postcrossing

to Ukraine
PaPaYa! INC postcard

to Netherlands

Postcards

Private swap to Japan
IG swap to Hong Kong

to Japanese postcard pal - envelope and teas

to Japanese postcard pal - the postcards

Letters

to Germany - 12 pages long letter, postcards and stamps+tea in the Rilakkuma envelope

~Lily

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Incoming Mail Week #14

Postcrossing

from Russia

from Russia
New Doctor Who postcard :3

Other Postcards


from Emma
Lovely surprise I got on Thursday. I recognized the handwriting on the envelope but it took me a while to figure out who sent me a postcard as there was a fake ID-number :)

from Japan
Postcard pal had to stop swapping so she sent me 3 "goodbye" postcards :(

from Japan

from Japan

IG swap from Hong Kong

IG swap from Taiwan pt.1

IG swap from Taiwan pt.2
~Lily