Friday, February 12, 2016

Mail from week 6 (and earlier)

Incoming and outgoing mail in the same post as my incoming mail is non existent :D Blame the move but nearly none of the letters I've mailed in December-January have received a reply. Out of my many penpals only 5 have written me in 2016 and 2 of them (UK, Germany) have sent me 2 letters, third (USA) is sending out her letter soon and then these 2 last ones (Germany, Austria) have sent me one letter. Where are my penpals hiding?? :O And how do people seem to receive a bunch of mail nearly daily? I want some of their mail! :(


Only thing missing is the newest Christmas chaincard as I just couldn't get a proper picture of it or the stamps as the lighting in here is what it is.. :(
But 7 written letters in 4 days is good if you ask me. I have plans on writing even more during weekend, as long as my headache gets better, so that I'd start receiving letters soon. I'm sad that the mailbox is so empty.. :(


Postcards

Surprise postcard from Alex, Germany.
She sent the card for me and my roommate based on the address - the first mail that came directly here without being turned like the chaincard was (see some of the stamps up in the pic :D)

Outgoing postcards - I'm preordering the Salpausselän kisat - special postmark :)
Jetoy is for myself and others are for my roommate and penpals from USA, Germany and Thailand :)
Surprise

A fellow Finnish Instagramer sent me a message after I had moved and told me she wanted to send me a housewarming surprise. This lovely envelope arrived on Monday along with one letter and my belated stamp order.
We had talked about Karel Capek tea ordering earlier and swapped Gotochi cards and apparently she remembered it as she sent me the tiny Gotochi and two extra KC teas she received! :3
Letters

This is how I take over the table over here whenever I'm all alone with the doggy :3

from Lisa, Germany in January

from Kitty, Germany in January

from Amy, UK in January

from Jacqui, Austria - the very first letter of February
Outgoing letter to Jacqui, Austria - sent the reply on Tuesday afternoon and she received the letter on Thursday :)

to Lisa, Germany

to Evelyn, Australia
New penpal 

to a new Finnish penpal

to Julia, Russia

to Amy, UK

to Kitty, Germany

Take care!!
~Lily

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Some incoming mail during January

Apparently I didn't really post anything (here or Instagram) nor have I taken photo of everything but here's what I found scanned in my laptop and from my camera~

Postcrossing

from Taiwan

from Czech Republic

from Russia

from Russia

from Russia

from Russia

from Russia

Private swaps

from Memi, Thailand
sent from Japan during her trip

from Memi, Thailand
sent from Japan during her trip

from Japan

from Thailand

from China

from China

from China

from Memi, Thailand

from Miia

from Miia

from Japan

from Japan
from Thailand

Year of the Monkey stamp and postmark from Thailand. SO happy!

from Malaysia

Chaincard

Favourite stamps chaincard
FI-RU-CA-TH-FI
I was a bit worried over this due to the two slow countries but all 4 postcards reached each pit-stop! :)

The stamps are pretty :)
I especially like the Russian map-flag stamp and the Thailand-Portugal joint-issue! :)

Letters
Missing Lisa's letter as well as a couple of others.


Surprise from Jenny, Germany

from Kitty, Germany
Received a second letter from her as well but didn't take a pic.

from Alexis, USA
the first letter of the year :)
And the letter paper is made by her!

from Amy, UK
Also received a second letter from her but haven't taken a pic of it.. :(

Take care!
~Lily

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Outgoing Mail during January and beginning of February - Weeks 2-5

Currently I can say that I come from Finnish Lapland. All thanks to an application I sent in early January "just in case". I got a call less than a week afterwards even though the application period was still going on and when I called them back a week later we agreed to have the interview on February 5th. Well, I had loads of panic attacks and anxiety packing my bags again and taking a 9,5h long train ride here to live as my best friend's flatmate until the end of summer/until I have money for rent and all the little payments you need to do before you get the apartment. I had 3 HEAVY bags with me and I'm still sorting those out after I reached my destination 3 days ago on February 3rd.

Yesterday I had the interview first scheduled at 4pm but it got pushed back to 4.45pm. And 5.40pm when I walked out of the interview we had written the contract and I got my first shifts starting in February 15th. YAY! Only 1,5 months of unemployment after graduation. :D It was also stressing me out, which is why I haven't really written (nor received) loads of mail after the first week or so.. :/ Maybe I get to catch up a little before work starts and during my first two weeks at work as I only got a couple of shifts. :) So happy I won't have to battle with Kela anymore! :3

Chaincards


Christmas chaincard
JP-US-CL-FI-BY-JP

Stamps so far :)

Huge Christmas/winter chaincard
JP-BY-US-UK-FR-NL-FI-HK-JP

Stamps so far

Huge Christmas chaincard
HK-JP-BY-US-UK-FR-NL-FI-HK

the final product
SO pretty in my mind :)
Favourite stamps Chaincard to Russia
RU-CA-TH-FI-RU
Hosted by yours truly

The gorgeous final product! :)
I LOVE that Finnish snowflake stamp SO much!

Christmas Chaincard
BY-JP-US-CL-FI-BY
Just look at those stamps! :D

Postcards and Greetingcards

Private swap with Miia

Private swap with Miia

Private swap to Thailand
via Interpals

Private Swap to Japan

Private swap to Japan
Chinese New Year greeting-card (bought from TH)
to Lisa, Germany and Alexis, USA 

Chinese New Year Greeting-card
to Memi, Thailand
Private swap to Australia

Private swap to China
with the pretty snowflake stamp like my friend requested

Private swap to Japan

Private swap to Japan

Postcrossing
Decided to send a couple of Postcrossing postcards before the postage price rises 20 cent with foreign mail and 10 cents with domestic. :)

to Russia

to Germany

to USA

to Belarus
I really liked Big Hero 6 :)

to Netherlands

to China

to Hong Kong

to Taiwan
This is apparently a character from Stitch! animation series. Never heard of it but as Stitch stuff was everywhere and I even got to know Angel in Thailand, I guess it's a popular series in there?

to Ukraine

to Germany

to Italy

Letters

to Alexis, USA
Happy I managed to get someone fall head over heels for Moomins :D
to a possible new penpal from..... Germany :D

Take care!!
~Lily