This postcard arrived this week, from a postcrosser from Finland who arranged for a private swap. This is one of the two postcards she sent. The other one is a Moomin car (woohoo! my first Moomin!) and will be featured in the coming posts.
Sent by Marika Rosten
Postmarked 22 February 2011
Marika comes from Tampere, the third largest city in Finland and the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. My friend and former work colleague, Katja, is also from Tampere. Katja is now working in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Anyways, Marika said that the temperature the morning she sent this postcard was the coldest they’ve had so far at –31C. Lots of snow and took her a long time to come back home. Even though her house has a very good heating system, Marika and her cats, all five of them, love to huddle over the fireplace.
The bird, I’m not sure if they’re warblers or not. If they are, they are said to be common in Finland. I will get back to update this post on the kind of bird when I get the information.
And here’s the nice cancelation mark and stamp that was used in the postcard: