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Post’d: Festive Cards and Greetings, batches away!

Batch 2 of festive greetz away from the main downtown Okayama postoffice!

And technically, this post box is just for mailing New Year’s cards within Japan, so the pedantic ones amongst you need not point this out… Festive display made for a pleasant photo.

The overall count was smaller than batch one however several bonus super-deluxe envelopes of treats in the mix.

Destinations include: Germany, UAE, Scotland, Sri Lanka, … and the usual USA / Canada locations.

Such fun applying the stamps and interacting with the post office staff as so many folks are in preparing and mailing New Year’s cards.

This lil elf dropped off 80-ish new year cards into the hopper.

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Post’d: cards/letters received (Nov – Dec 2019) from Scotland, Vancouver, Japan…

Cards and Letters are rolling on in to the Tsuchida Cottage postbox. Each a treasure and documented for posterity as well as enjoyed for the present.

Here are a few recent arrivals with brief annotations: 

This “Thank You” card is from Naomi Maeda who made our groovy new toques documented in Misc Autumn Diary

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Collection: Scarves, ties, etc. (variety, international) vol. 1

Nepal: orange travel scarf
Nepal: orange travel scarf
Turkey: blue cotton
Turkey: blue cotton

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John Cairney as Robert Burns spieling Tam o’ Shanter

(via john cairney | johncairney.com – Robert Burns)

 

Snippet: R. Burns, Highland Mary, 1792

A fave from the highland bard:  Highland Mary, 1792

O pale, pale now, those rosy lips,
I aft hae kiss’d sae fondly!
And clos’d for aye, the sparkling glance
That dwalt on me sae kindly!
And mouldering now in silent dust,
That heart that lo’ed me dearly!
But still within my bosom’s core
Shall live my Highland Mary.

 

Robert Burns Poetry and Feast Night 2008 – Urban Vancouver #6

Snippets from a Robbie (Rabbie) Burns Night fest in Vancouver, BC on Feb. 09, 2008 at the Scottish Cultural Centre, celebrating the great renegade Scottish poet Robert Burns. The recordings include lectures, laughs, bagpipes, many toasts, various poem readings and tribute to a haggis.

Audio jumps around a wee bit but enjoy the moments nevertheless.

Raise your haggis for: Robbie Burns Night in Vancouver – Urban Vancouver #6 (32:13, 44.4MB, 192kbps)

Podfeed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/UrbanVancouver

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Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band

Robbie Burns Dinner in Vancouver by Maple Ridge Pipe Band, 2008

I’ll be attending this Robbie Burns Dinner and am noting it here so i remember to rent my kilt.

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008

Location: The Scottish Cultural Centre

Address: 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Time:: Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person including dinner, entertainment and door prizes

This particular feast to the great Scottish bard (and noted ne’er do well and carouser) Robert Burns is put on by the Maple Ridge Pipe Band who are apparently the cream of the scene so i look forward to some excellent piping and drumming.

Bonus:

Robert Burns on Remembrance Day – Postcard #17 – With a head full of cold medicine, Dave reads a haibun poem for Remembrance day and then enjoys John Cairney reading from Robert Burns’ exploits and indiscretions in Edinburgh in a mighty brogue.

To a Mouse Cosmo reads Robert Burns’ classic poem “To a Mouse” in honor of the 248th anniversary of the Poet’s Birthday.