Monday, March 31, 2014

The welsh alphabet

This has to be one of my favorite cards ever! I'm majoring in philology (linguistics and literature) and I love everything related to languages so it's very interesting to see the welsh alphabet with the changes of the digraphs and even learning some words. 
I found this video with the pronunciation of the letters in case that as me you are curious about the welsh language, very interesting!

Diolch yn fawr Fjara!

Fromages d'Italie

We have a new one for the collection, cheese from Italy!

*Chèvre des Langhe 
*Cimonino Valsassina 
*Chèvre et bouchons 
*Mortarat Ciambellina
*Chèvre aux noisettes et aux amandes 
*Scamorze fumées 
*Piacentino di Enna 
*Chèvre au moût de raisins Moscato
*Paglierina appassita 
*Ricotta fumée de Calabre 
*Burrata en feuille de jonc 
*Ricotta salée Marzolina
*Tomme de chèvre de la Val Cerrina 
*Provola Calabrese 
*Pecorino feuille de noyer 
*Robiola de chèvre 
*Brillo rouge de Trévise 
*Mozzarella de bufflonne 
*Robiola vieille de la Valsassina 
*Ricotta Ossolana fumée
*Tommette Valle Elvo
*Ricotta piémontaise Seirass affinée dans le foin 
*Parmigiano Reggiano 
*Mascarpone et bouchées de chèvre 
*Ricotta piémontaise Seirass fraîche 
*Caciocavallo Silano

Ačiū Alma!


A very original card showing different monuments in Munich and you have to love the stamp with the sunset at Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer.

Munich is the capital city of Bavaria. Within the city limits, it has a population of more than 1.4 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany.
Located at the river Isar in the south of Bavaria, is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and the famous city hall.
Munich is a major international center of business, engineering, research and medicine exemplified by the presence of two research universities, a multitude of smaller colleges, headquarters of several multinational companies and worldclass technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. It is Germany's most prosperous city and makes it repeatedly into the top 10 of global quality-of-life rankings.

Danke Birgit!


A really nice card along some amazing stamps, I love the fact that the church ones have the floor plans on them and it's a good idea to have a stamp with a map.

Lithuania is a Baltic country in Northern Europe. It has a Baltic Sea coastline in the west and is surrounded by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east, Poland to the southwest, and Russia (Kaliningrad) to the west.
Lithuania is justly proud of its unfailing treasures of folklore: colourful clothing, meandering songs, an abundance of tales and stories, sonorous dialects and voluble language. This ethnographic heritage is nourished by ethnographic and folklore companies and barn theatres. Recent years have witnessed the revival of ethnographic crafts and culinary traditions. Folk craft fairs and live craft days are organized during many events and festivals.

 Ačiū Ieva!

Cornish Pasty

This postcard is great because the part of Mexico I come from was a large english settlement so pasties (known as pastes over here) are one of the main dishes of this region.
And I love the gold medal winner stamp as well, I can't believe the olympics were two years ago! 

A pasty  is a baked pastry, a traditional variety of which is particularly associated with Cornwall, the westernmost county in England. It is made by placing uncooked filling typically of meat and vegetables on a flat pastry circle and folding it to wrap the filling, crimping the edge to form a seal. After baking, the result is a raised semicircular food item.The traditional Cornish pasty is filled with beef, sliced or diced potato, swede (referred to in Cornwall as turnip) and onion, seasoned with salt and pepper. 
The origins of the pasty are unclear, though there are many references to them throughout historical documents and fiction. The pasty is now popular world-wide due to the spread of Cornish miners, and variations can be found in Australia, the United States, Mexico and elsewhere.

Thank you Carolyn!