12 January 2012

pleasure in the post

I'll collect anything, well not just anything but I am a bit of a hoarder. I started cutting the stamps off my post years ago and have been doing it ever since. I love the stamps, I love turning them over to see the colour and any patterns on the inside of the envelope too! I don't just keep the pretty ones, I love them all. The top picture shows just a random pinch from one of my jars, what a mixture - aren't they great? As well as collecting them from the post I take a trip to the post office every now and then and join the queue for the philatelic counter. I'm not interested in first day covers or anything fancy I just buy the ones I like the most and I can use on the post I send. I see the latest stamps from the Royal Mail are Roald Dahl stamps each featuring one of Quentin Blake's wonderful illustrations. Perhaps I'll pay a trip to the post office tomorrow.

flowers from D

D bought these beautiful orange tulips home for me the other day, along with a bunch of punchy purple carnations. He knows me well, I love them.