I'll start today's update with a country long time neglected, even though Alvin sent me this card back in 2012...her majesty of Northern Ireland
What I really love about it is the colours, esp those violet tones..and everything feels like in harmony.
from the backside: Northern Ireland within its compass, incorporates arguably the most diverse array of inherent natural beauty in Western Europe. Its magnificent mountain ranges, fascinating river scenery, barren plains, glens and rolling hills, have down through the years, earned the country a mystic fascination which has no precedent.
Yeah, I have this inexplicable fascination with Northern Ireland too...might have to blame it on Belfast Child...one of the most emotionally powerful songs like EVER! The black and white video just adds to it...
now that I've mentioned it, I may just as well add it for you to enjoy...such a pity though they didn't play this one at their concert here a few months ago...and I so much hoped they will...
no NI stamps of course, so just the usual Royal Mail ones, with the inevitable Queen :) and a great Paralympics stamp issued in 2012 in a total of 33 different stamps, representing Gold Medal Winners - this one shows Neil Fachie and Barney Storey who won Great Britain's third gold medal of the Paralympic Games track cycling programme in the tandem one-kilometre time-trial at the London 2012 velodrome.