Vintage Travel Memories

A few summers ago in the Cornish seaside town of Tintagel I bought my first metal tin sign. I have been hooked since. Every place that we travel to I keep my eyes peeled for retro postcards and tin plaques. Postcards are the poor man’s option. They cost a fraction of metal tin signs which can be priced high depending upon where you find yourself. Mostly, because you cannot buy just one.

This weekend while rummaging through a box, I came upon a bunch of postcards that I got during our various travels in Europe and England. I should not probably try and put a number to them because there are hundreds of them. Some day they shall go up on the wall of a library in our future nest. I have plans for them. A bit of daydreaming feels good. Rather on the lines of creating hygge in the mind, that Danish word for eking out pleasure from the ordinary, everyday things in life. It is one of the nicest concepts to come out of the end of last year, don’t you think? Winter seems more alive with it. Anyway, I shall leave you to enjoy Saturday with these few.

What happens when you chase bulls



I shall post a few every weekend because why not bring some vintage loving into our lives. As the Irish playwright Oliver Goldsmith put it, ‘I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines’.





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Arundhati Basu

The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

10 thoughts on “Vintage Travel Memories

    1. Neek, I have been meaning to email you but between the dodgy wifi in India and the heat, I have got waylaid. How is Sar? How are you all doing? Been thinking of you. xx


      1. Thank you so much! Yes, it’s been a struggle with Sar’s accident and injury but she is getting better slowly. We’re hopeful that she will get to where she was prior to the injury but it will take time. Take care and hope you are keeping cool! – Neek


      2. So good to hear that she is recovering, even though slowly. All the best to you. It must be emotionally exacting, so hugs. I just landed and the weather is just lovely in the city right now.


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