This “vaguely functional” postcard, as Monica puts it, comes from her, obviously. First of all, let me state that I love this postcard, as I always like postcards that are very specific to a period. In this case, 2o14. But not any 2014, a Guernsey 2014. What is a Guernsey 2014, you might ask, well, 2014 in Guernsey works as follows:
A Guernsey 2014 is characterised by having a dozen months. Each of these months will have 31 days every other month, except for that weird thing that happens in July and August, both of which have 31 days. The months that fall between those months will each have 30 days, except for February, which has 28 days. The Guernsey 2014 starts on 1 January 2014 at 00:00:00 and ends on 31 December 2014 at 23:59:59, and 00:00:00 marks the start of the Guernsey 2015.
Thank you Monica for sharing with me, the secret of a Guernsey 2014!
What can I say about this postcard? I’m quite speechless really. It sure is a fun addition to my collection from Monica. Monica explained the pun to me but I have to say that I still don’t quite get it really. On the back of the postcard, Monica merely wrote: “Eye don’t understand” but explained it to me later but I must confess, even so, Eye still don’t understand and feared even writing this post as a result. All I can say when I haven’t heard from Monica in a long time is that Eye miss her as well. So, thank you for this one!
This ugly old thing made its way to me from Monica. It shows “Guernsey cans” that were probably used as medieval torture devices or something. I mean, what are those thingies hanging from them, to pull your teeth out, while torturing you or what? Putting them on display is one thing but putting them on a postcard is something else completely! While taking a photo of these pots, the photographer seems to have been on pot. Just look at that skew angle… Unless, of course, the person who put up that shelf was on pot, in which case I sincerely apologise to the photographer. Anyway, this time you’ve outdone yourself Monica, this is truly the most hideous postcard in my collection so far! Thanks!
This pretty postcard from Guernsey obviously comes from Monica! Monica tells me that just about everything in Guernsey is made from granite. She tells me that it is luckily also found locally. At the top left is a Napoleonic “Martello Tower” and there are apparently 16 of those on the island. At the top middle one can see the war memorial in St Peter Port. At the top right is the Millennium Megalith. At the bottom left once can see a neolithic dolmen (burial chamber,) of which there are several on the island. And finally at the bottom right we have Stonehenge suffering from island dwarfism. Nah, I’m just messing with you. That would be the Fairy Ring at Pleimont. Thank you for the postcard Monaco!
Another awesome postcard made its way to me from Monica. The map shows many of the treasures of Guernsey and states a cool historical fact or 5. So, I’m just going to rant off some of the facts stated on the card. During World War 2, Guernsey was occupied by Germany from 1940-1945. Castle Cornet, a 13th century castle, is located on the island and was the last royalist stronghold during the civil war which lasted from 1643 to 1651. Impressive that any place could last 8 years during a siege! For 14 years, the French novelist, Victor Hugo, lived on the island where he wrote Les Miserables. Monica tells me that she lives but one minute away from Victor Hugo’s house. “The Little Chapel,” the world’s smallest church apparently suffers from island dwarfism and can only seat 4 people. All in all, I think it’s a pretty awesome postcard from a more than pretty awesome person! Thanks Monica!
Mail a Lobster
Monica from Guernsey strikes again! This time she has sent me another pet postcards, a lobster! This lobster is just as cute as the Guernsey Goat that she sent me previously and equally (if not more) random. I maintain that these postcards make zero sense and that’s why I love them! She also used a stamp depicting soldiers and military vehicles because they were “manly and macho” and I just loved it because it completely adds to the randomness that is this postcard. Thanks for my new pet Monica!
Mail a Goat
From Monica in Guernsey, who knows exactly what kind of sense of humour I have, I received this postcard. It may not makes no sense whatsoever and that’s exactly why I love it. She truly does have a 6th sense when it comes to my sense of humour because when this random postcard arrived, it felt like I had won the lotto, I LOVED IT! Anyway, thank you Monica for making me laugh my head off!
Definitely my favourite postcard from Monica so far and counted among my absolute favourite postcards in general, is this stunning picture of Guernsey harbour. It was sent by Monica on 11 February for my birthday on the 21st but it only arrived here on 27 March. I loved the fact that the postcard came with a matching envelope, which was so cool! Thanks Monaco!
Awful Postcard Number 2
This postcard that looks like it was cut from a 90s women’s magazine comes from… You guessed it… Monica! This awkward lady in the middle of the ocean posing for a photo is something that would keep me out of the water and I most certainly won’t “come on in”. As if that was not enough of a rant, it would be an insult to grammar Nazis everywhere if I did not point out that “construction” (because it’s not a sentence) on the front. “Come on in the water is fine.” Where is my punctuation?! On the back of the postcard Monica makes a very good point; a few in fact. “Where is this woman? It doesn’t even look like Guernsey.” It does seem like the kind of postcard one would use for a tourism, but unlike the French,I am sure that in Guernsey they use scenes from their own country in tourism pictures and ads.
Awful Postcard #1
Having gone through a number of awful postcards that both Monica and I have received, we decided to look for the worst postcard we could possibly find and trade those. So this delightfully awful postcard above was Monica’s answer to my awful Naughty Tortoise postcard. While the farmhouse on the right side of this postcard is not very awful (even though it is completely without context), I am more interested in the picture on the left side. Someone took a picture of a man taking a picture and decided that it was postcard material! WHO DOES THAT?! The smart caption below reads “Photographing a cow, rural Guernsey”. Why thank you captain obvious! At any rate, thank you Monica for this awful jewel in my collection!