Jersey’s Shore

Jersey

Jersey

This stunning postcard of the beautiful view of the coast of the Channel Island of Jersey came, once again from the awesome Monica. This tiny island spanning a mere 118.2 square kilometers has an incredibly high GDP per capita of $57 000 and the second highest Human Development Index (HDI) of any country in the world. Very impressive! Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom but has a special relationship with the UK nonetheless. From what I can gather, Jersey is a country in every sense of the word, except that it relies on the United Kingdom for defence. The island has had a long relationship with both the Norman-French and the English. Jersey has been self-governing since 1204, which is quite impressive for a place of its size and still today with a population of about 98 000 people. I love this beautiful postcard, thank you so much dearest Monaco!

Great War Postcard

Post Bridge

Post Bridge

Monica sent me this tiny postcard of the Post Bridge in Devon from Jersey! Not only did she help me “expand my territories” but wrote the postcard in a particularly “Great War” style in pencil, starting with “My dearest Ruky.” It was a great surprise and indeed put a smile on my face. The joke began after I had watched a documentary both world wars and wrote Monica a letter in which I jabbed on about the wars. So, this little postcard was just the cherry on the cake. Love it, thanks Monica!