Postcard Pleasures!

The Peak District UK
@Inlemay (17323)
South Africa
July 12, 2016 8:05am CST
Hello Hello Hello, Barry should have landed already and because he is back in the land of the working class and not lazing around on a hot beach, sipping a PiƱa colada or getting caught in the rain . . . I can sneak you a peak at the postcard i got last week from @asylum . Baie Dankie Barry - which one can pronounce the same as saying "buy a donkey" which is Afrikaans for THANK YOU! The Peak District was one I had to google as I had no idea where it could be in the UK. "The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southernmost end of the Pennines. It falls mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire." There is a national park called Mam Tor - which sounds like it could have been named by the Greeks (I think everything comes from the Greeks!) The origin of the name is uncertain, possibly from the word "tor". Links with the Norse god Thor have been suggested but evidence is lacking. (Norse mythology is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people)" So one little postcard gives me so much information and educates me like I have walked the valley. In the photos displayed are the Three Shires head; Millstone on Stanage Edge; Cave Dale, Castleton and Dovedale. So what did you learn on the mylot site today?
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@jaboUK (50052)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 16
Though I live in England I've never visited the Peak District, so I've learnt that I should see more of my own country.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Absolutely - You have never been there? While reading wikipedia I found this area most fascinating and some beautiful natural sites as well
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@Asylum (46793)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
@jaboUK like most British rural areas it is a wonderful place to visit in the sunshine but horrendous in bad weather.
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@jaboUK (50052)
• United Kingdom
12 Jul 16
@Asylum That is so true.
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@ison_1 (1256)
12 Jul 16
The Peak District is lovely, I used to do a lot of mountain biking there. Hi Lany - I'm still here, I'll try and catch up properly tomorrow. Hope you are well.
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@Asylum (46793)
• Manchester, England
15 Jul 16
Since you know the area you will be well aware that it is only good for sunny days.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
16 Jul 16
I am well thank you John - we miss you - If the weather is good I hope you will go golfing - and if its not, show us!! I am on the bowling green for much of the day, so leave your calling card.
@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
16 Jul 16
@Asylum sunny days? - are they not extinct in the UK?
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@Asylum (46793)
• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
Postcard to Africa
I have always understood the term "tor" to be an old English word for a hill, which would fit the region quite well. It is quite a while since I took a trip out to Glossop in the Peak District, so this postcard has taken some time to arrive. Of course this is your own fault for living so far away from civilisation.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
17 Jul 16
Love my new address. Ha ha
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@Asylum (46793)
• Manchester, England
17 Jul 16
@Inlemay It seemed very appropriate.
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@JudyEv (96468)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jul 16
I love the stone bridge and the millstones abandoned on the hillside. That's another lovely postcard.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
13 Jul 16
so far I have 280 postcard - all are bound except 40 - need a few more to make a new coffee table book - Amazing hey?
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@JudyEv (96468)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jul 16
@Inlemay I bought a few today so I'll post one to you within a day or two.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
14 Jul 16
@JudyEv I cannot wait for the ballet exams when all the mommies sit at my coffee table and Ohhhh Ahhhh over my postcards and travel books!
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@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
12 Jul 16
I learned about a peak district today in the UK.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
12 Jul 16
Now thats what I like to hear - that my post at least taught someone about the Peak District like it taught me
@Marcyaz (36126)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Inlemay Yep I had never heard of the Peak District before and now I know something about it, thanks.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
16 Jul 16
@Marcyaz you are welcome - everything we read goes straight to the brain - Filling it up with information
@just4him (88886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jul 16
Beautiful postcard. I just learned about coins from @JudyEv on the post Noodling.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
17 Jul 16
We get smarter by the day on mylot
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@just4him (88886)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 16
@Inlemay Yes we do. There is so much we can learn from each other.
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@rina110383 (21958)
13 Jul 16
Today, I learned something about e-card and how to sign it.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
13 Jul 16
what is an e-card?
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@Corbin5 (78477)
• United States
12 Jul 16
Well, learned quite a bit from your post. Love the Afrikaans for thank you! I learned that the weather in Mexico City is chilly and wet too.
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
17 Jul 16
Jy is Welkom. You are welcome.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
oh my! i'd love to've each'f those pics 'n huge frames - what serenity i find'n 'em all. hmm, what've i learnt today here? that the world's indeed a beautiful place with lovely folks :)
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@Inlemay (17323)
• South Africa
17 Jul 16
We are a smart bunch of characters here
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@sol_cee (13157)
• Japan
13 Jul 16
Or it could be the 15th district in the Hunger Games series. Lovely!
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jul 16
odd stuff in the upper right photo, whatever is that?
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@responsiveme (14359)
• India
12 Jul 16
I learnt about the Peak district too.:)
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