|Gran in Singapore|
In a letter (dated 7th April 1991) Gran wrote me about her favourite travels "The most beautiful city I've ever seen happens to be in Germany - Rothenberg. There's St Peters, the leaning tower, Colosseum and of course Venice, but I got meat hungry in Italy. I am not a big meat eater but pasta and those things are like porridge; filling but don't last. All the meat we got was some chicken.
Holland was nice. France - no! We made ourselves understood in most places, but they gave us the impression - if you can't speak French, you are a half wit. And we thought they were too. It's a dirty place, and dogs in the cafes - yuk! The poppies are the only attraction.
|Postcard from Gran 27-6-1977|
I liked the Tudor houses in Chester, England, also palaces and castles. There was a garbage strike in London; and papers and rubbish, even on the road to the palace. There's a little place called Clovelly near the sea, which is pretty but one has to walk down or ride a donkey. Stone Henge is interesting. Stratford on the Avon is also very pretty.
There's a Portland in Scotland. I like their stone fences, castles and lochs. We saw very little heather - wrong time, July. Didn't see a Scotch thistle there, but did in England.
Gretna Green, the Isle of Skye and Llangollen Valley (in Wales) are all nice.
I missed Switzerland, I'm sorry to say; and I would have liked to visit China and the Holy Land, but I got old too quick or started too late."
"London 27-6-1977..........."We have been to Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium and England. Tomorrow we leave for Scotland and then Wales"
|Post card from Honolulu|
|Postcard from Gran 30 - 5 - 1978|
This is only a small selection of the wonderful collection of postcards that my Grandmother sent me. There is a photo of my grandmother and some friends dressed in the Kimono style bathrobes in Kyoto but Gran looks really sheepish, hiding in the back, so I don't think that she would like that photo on here!
|Gran also sent me souvenirs, including this San Francisco Fan|
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