Sunday, 2 April 2017

Having Fun

2013: Road Trip II (Design - Gavin Ryan)
Just when they thought they were going on a road trip to visit the coastal city of Gold Coast this family must have turned left instead of right and look what happened!   The smiling face on the bottom left says fun but not all the inhabitants of the car are convinced as they start to loop the loop.  Here is the maximum card -
where one can see that the car number plate also says 'fun'.  Next year's Commonwealth Games are here, well not at the funfair although I am sure we could think up a few sports.
1985: Classic Children's Books
Staying in Australia here are the gum nut babies or fairies, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, the creation of May Gibbs (1877-1969) whose imagination was inspired by the Blue Mountain bushland and who ultimately introduced many people to Australian wildlife with the exploits of the gum nut babies in the bush.  The blue haze from the eucalyptus oil rising in the air from Gum trees gave the Blue Mountains their name.  The Snugglepot and Cuddlepie books are part of Australian childhood and they have never been out of print.  

An entry to Sunday Stamps II theme - Humorous or Odd - join the happy band at See It On A Postcard    


FinnBadger said...

I'd be an unhappy face on that rollercoaster, and I've never heard of the gum babies. Thanks for broadening my Aussie cultural references!

FinnBadger said...

Forgot to add, so cool that you have a maxi card of the Gold Coast stamp.

Bob Scotney said...

I've been on a roller coaster = Once and never again. Nevertheless I can admire this stamp.

VioletSky said...

I have a couple of those stamps, but the maxi card would be a necessity to enjoying the whole experience!
Those gum babies are cute.

viridian said...

How great that you have the maximum card. A fun stamp!

Maria said...

Hi Joy, sorry for the late visit. Beautiful maxi card! It's so nice to have their faces zoomed in on the postcard and have an idea of how they feel being on that ride.