Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A small house in the forest

Just a small update for today. It's actually Matt's birthday today but he's still at work. I made him a cake (a Star Trek themed laptop cake :D) and sorted out his presents, now I'm just waiting.. and really felt like updating this blog, hehe.

This is another lovely surprise from the Finnish May RR. I'd had this card in my favourites for ages and was really excited to finally receive a copy. ..and it came with an absolutely beautiful stamp and great special cancellations, too! :)

There's not much info about the place on the card, it just says it's a 'small house in the forest'. :p It looks SO pretty, though, I wouldn't mind spending a few days in a place like that. (..but I don't think I'd like to live there.) Speaking of Finland... I'm going there in less than 4 weeks! 9th to 16th July, to be exact. I just booked the plane tickets for me and Matt on Monday. It's going to be interesting as we'll be leaving the day after Aikido Summer School in Birmingham (where I'll be taking my black belt exam... eeek!). The flight's in the morning from Stansted so we'll probably have to take a coach from Birmingham to Stansted right after the summer school finishes. That could be interesting... I'm looking forward to seeing my family again, though. My parents will both be on holiday that week (which is why they wanted us to go then) so I should get to spend quite a bit of time with them. I really need it, after what happened not so long ago..

One of the two stamps issued in Finland this year in the Europa stamps series. (I'm trying to get these stamps from as many countries as possible again, so if you can help, please let me know. So far I only have Finland, Germany, Ireland, Russia, Norway, Poland and Luxembourg (and waiting for Croatia)). ..and the first day cancellation!