Hello from Bath! Just to say I’m thinking of you enjoying your Christmas in front of a roaring fire at home. I always stop and gaze at the weir when I walk past, as I love the shape and the water, right in the middle of the city. Love to all Jon x
A great little seasonal update, with a reminder to take time to enjoy the beauty that is around us. There’s no date or post mark on this, but it arrived at the end of December and carries the 2016 first class Christmas Stamp.
The writing on the back describes Pulteney Bridge, featured on the front, as one of three bridges in the world lined by shops on both sides. The other two being in Italy, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte di Rialto.
Another message from Jon, this time addressed only to me, which makes me smile – Jon knew that the artistic sentiment would be lost on Simon, so he didn’t bother to include him! We’ll be catching up with Jon on our annual ski trip in a few weeks time 🙂
Dear Hilary, I am having a great time I haven’t fallen over once yet. I hope you are having a great time as well. The weather is beautiful and so is the view from our bedroom window. By the way Clive is behaving. We went to the glass place at Kufstein and we saw them carving things on glasses see you sometime love Jackie xx
Another card posted from Austria (almost 40 years ago!) and postmarked ‘Pertisau 3-2-1976 6213’
The picture of Pertisau am Achensee is similarly repeated in the other post mark, so must be the ‘classic’ view of the town.
The ‘glass place’ mentioned is the world famous Riedel glass factory.
Jackie posted this from a school ski trip – she still went on the trip even though she had left our school and moved out of the area (with her family) some months earlier. I went away skiing with my family the same week – my parents figured that there would be lots of kids who’d missed lessons and had to catch up. This was, of course, back in the days when trips and holidays could be taken in UK term time without any hassles or fines! Clive, was the boy I fancied at the time – I probably spent much of my own week away imagining him and the others getting up to all sorts of fun without me…