Happy New Year, dear friends. It’s 2013 already, can you believe it? A new year is upon us again. I want to thank my friends who I met via Postcrossing and private exchanges for the friendship that goes beyond postcard/stamp swap, and to my dear readers who come (again and again) and leave comments. I may not reply to each comment but I do value the kind of interaction that goes on here.
I can’t wait to see what 2013 has to offer! So I’m reeling myself back in Postcard Friendship Friday again. I purposedly stayed away from the Internet over the holidays as well as from postcard and swap exchanges to take a breather, at least even for only a few days. For this week’s meme, I am sharing a special postcard from Maastricht, the Netherlands:
This was sent by Postcrosser Stasele via private exchange. The postcard showing one of my favourite themes, food, bore the special 12-12-12 postmark, and arrived several days after meeting her – here in Phnom Penh – in person! I think she also received my postcard when she returned from her trip.
I have to say that meeting her was one of the highlights of the holidays for me. We met in a quaint coffee shop down at the riverside and spent hours chatting. It felt like I was talking to an old friend that I hadn’t seen for a long time. I guess when you have a common interest, like postcards and snail mail for examples, awkward moments are minimised, if not totally diminished. She and her family were on a holiday trip and it was very nice of her to take time off to meet up with me. I have Postcrossing to thank for, for introducing me to a new friend 🙂