I’m super sick with a cold for the first time in forever and feel especially awful because John’s parents are currently visiting us. I am trying to lay low to forget about my aching body and thus have taken to distracting myself with awesomeness like big pots of green tea, fantastic films, long visits with our company and sorting through some beauties from my gorgeous collection of vintage Canadian stamps inspired by one of my favorite ladies. Queen Elizabeth seems to always be able to put a smile on my face, no matter what.
Something almost everyone knows about me is that I am a sucker for Canadiana: kitschy, educational, valuable, or just plain weird!!! I truly appreciate all of the quirky images, objects, animals and people (be it beavers, mounties, maple leafs, hockey, etc) that collectively form this wonderfully diverse country’s identity. In particular I have a love for collecting Canadian stamps and I am proud to add these new beauties to my cabinet of curiosities. Although they aren’t nearly as old as some of my other collected philatelic lovelies, they certainly each have a unique Canadian charm that make them worthy additions.