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!

Greetings Vrum Dere Ol’ Deb’n

Greetings from Devon

Greetings from Devon

Monica, who most certainly needs no introduction on this blog, I received yet another postcard from her trip to Devon in April. Monica, who is single-handedly responsible for more than 10% of my postcards really seems to know exactly what I like. A real, true owl she is. She also took the liberty of translating for me. I must say, when I first laid eyes on the postcard, I did not even realise that it was English. That’s when I read that it was written in the West County accent, which I’m not sure I’d understand a word of by the looks of things! Anyway, this is what the little poem says:

Here’s a welcome from dear old Devon 

The sunniest place this side of Heaven

Full of history and claims of fame

With Scrumpy Dumplings

and Clotted Cream

Quaint thatched cottages and fields

so green

The prettiest scenery you’ve ever seen

The wild, rolling Moors, so majestic

and grand

With deep-wooded valleys, and sea

close at hand.

In Devon the first thing the local folks say

Is “Do have a dish of cream tea!”

You’ll come again in future years

We’re certainly sure of that my dears!

After the translation, Monica said that this was sure true as one day she’d like to live there. Like ’em lots! Thanks Monica!

Monica & Ruhan’s Awful Postcard Challenge #3

Awful Postcard #3

Awful Postcard #3

Need I even say who this postcard is from? Of course I don’t! It’s from Monica by the way. She had a trip to Devon, England and found this jewel. An “I wish you were here” postcard of Dartmoor Prison. I must say that I find this postcard far more hilarious than I find it awful! It certainly is very very dry and I would almost say “typical English humour” that I love so much. I was in stitches. Thank you Monica for making me laugh quite a bit today.

What a County



This pretty multiview comes from Monicafrom the really pretty county that is Devon. Of course her postcards are usually from Guernsey but this is a lovely exception! It shows multiple views from the county including: Otterton, Brixham, Exeter, Cockington, Ilfracombe, Dartmoor, Lynmouth and Dartmouth. The postcard was sent in an envelope with a leaflet from Quince Honey Farm which boasts free entry into their honey shop. How magnanimous of them, I mean here in South Africa we pay a cover charge at every shop we enter! Kidding, of course. Anyway, I love this postcard and as I have said on countless occasions before: This is a place that I have to visit someday!