Monday, 18 March 2013


Europe-Guernsey-St. Peter Port  I have visited Guernsey twice and is my favourite of the channel Islands. Is is quite easy to get around. The blue postboxes instead of the normal red UK colour. Visited the house of Victor Hugo the French novelist and best known for "Les Miserables ." Great food overlooking the harbour. Certainly the card is correct Beautiful Guernsey. 

Guernsey one of the Channel Island issues its own stamps.  The post office has a nice philatelic section. 

Europe-Alderney-Saint Anne  Alderney one of the Islands of Guernsey. The village  of Saint Anne is very nice. You could spend a nice few days here. My visit was short and only spent the day here on a flight from Guernsey. The town in quaint . 

Alderney has their own stamps issued by the post office of Guernsey.  The postmark says Alderney Guernsey. There is one post office in Saint Anne. 

Europe-Northern Ireland -Belfast  The Parliament Buildings at Stormont  in Belfast. On this occasion I visited the building. I met an MP and arranged a visit and had lunch. It was a very educational day. 

Northern Ireland issues regional stamps in addition to the regular UK stamps. This is a regional  stamp showing some Belleek pottery. I have been to the Belleek shop which is in the west of Northern Ireland. This lattice basket is their most famous trademark. 

Europe-Wales-Anglesey. This was a day trip from Dublin by fast ferry. Just 99 minutes. Dublin to Hollyhead. The main attraction here is the Norman Castles.  They will be seen in a future postcard.  I visited Port Meirion which is a nice village designed in the style of a Italian village. 


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch  This is the name of the village where this card was posted. I suspect it is the longest name post office in the world. The postmark is special in that it is a first day of issue for this stamp. For this occasion the post office had permission for this postmark. You can see the address is curled around so it can fit the name in.

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