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About oncealibrarian

Retired

Who am I? What am I? Where have I gone?

This blog has been discontinued but will be left on the web for people to comment and, perhaps, to lead people to either my new postcard / letterbox blog – Or my main blog – Rambles from my Chair – … Continue reading

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Gone for Gold….

  Red has been the standard color for the iconic U.K. mailboxes — known as pillar boxes — since 1874, but a number have now been turned gold in honour of all Team GB Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists as … Continue reading

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I’m still away

I’m still away from home and the number of postcards awaiting my attention when I get home is growing like Topsy. It will make my return there quite special. A lot of people have been asking if Royal Mail will … Continue reading

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A Digression

I’m on holiday at the moment and have not seen many of the postcards received at home.  So here is a little digression… Great Britain is now immersed in preparations for the games, and Royal Mail is not an exception! … Continue reading

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Card no 103 – Norma (Scrappy Grams) – Muncie, Indiana, USA

This came out of the blue from my blogging friend Scrappy Grams and was a very pleasant surprise. According to the information on the back Indiana is called the Hoosier State.  I had to look this up:- Hoosier is the … Continue reading

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Card no 102 – Viktorija (leilita) – Vilnius, Lithuania

This card shows a sculpture at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. This sculpture of the three muses, by sculptor Stanislav Kuzma, leans out above the theatre and has become symbolic of Vilnius. This stamp celebrates the Pilgrimage Route of Pope … Continue reading

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Card no 101 – Hendrina (CarpeDiem55) – A village near Rotterdam and The Hague, The Netherlands (PC49)

This picture by Mondrian (1872-1944) is called “Composition L with red, yellow and blue” and was painted in 1921.  Piet Mondrian was born Pieter Mondriaan but between his 1905 painting, The River Amstel, and his 1907 Amaryllis, he changed the … Continue reading

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