Things haven't been too great here recently... I don't want to go into details as I don't feel this is the right place. However, I thought I'd try to distract myself by posting some cards here.. starting with this gorgeous view of New Zealand, sent by Heather in Australia. It really is an amazing view, quite breathtaking. I'm really sad about the recent events in New Zealand, I wish all the best to everyone affected by the earthquake.
This is a view of Mount Cook (Aoraki) in the early morning, from Peter's Lookout on the road to Mount Cook village. Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres. It lies in the Southern Alps, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers. Mount Cook consists of three summits lying slightly south and east of the main divide, the Low Peak, Middle Peak and High Peak, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the west.
I had read about the Australia Post's Premier's Flood Relief Appeal stamps and really liked the idea - stamps issued for charity is something that I will always support. It's something that's so easily accessible to everyone. It's a sheet of 10 stamps issued in January 2011, $2 donation from the sale of this stamp sheetlet will go directly to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal.