Wow !! More Valentine’s Cards ……..Plus ????

The last post just grew and grew. It was almost on the point of exploding so I had to do something.



Last Sunday I had a photoshoot with your cards


“OMG. What’s Daddy up to now ??

Samantha & Sonic want no part of this !!
Samantha & Sonic want no part of this !!


This card by Hot Dish MUST be placed by my bed !!
This card by Hot Dish MUST be placed by my bed !!


All your cards (less e-cards) up to Valentine's Day encroaching onto my laptop
All your cards (less e-cards) up to Valentine’s Day encroaching onto my laptop


I try to blog, but have to give up !!
I try to blog, but have to give up !!


Aren't they great !! Thank you so much !!
Aren’t they great !! Thank you so much !!


NOTHING for 5 days !! Then this morning (18Feb14) 3 fabulous cards arrived !!






We had a long wait for your card to arrive, didn’t we, Elizabeth ?? But it was really worth the wait. I love it, as it was hand made, the words so poetic and you enclosed extra stamps for Pedro as well !! Fantastic !! Thank you so much my friend. Lots of love, Ralphie xoxoxox πŸ™‚






KATIE !!! I never expected a card from you. You kept this a surprise !! An all singing and dancing card. Wow. Thank you soooo much my all singing and dancing friend from Florida. A really big surprise hug for you Katie. Ralph xoxoxox πŸ™‚


……..I have to show everyone your envelope. I have never seen so many stamps !!!



I bet the Post Office clerk had to take the day off after franking this envelope !! πŸ˜‰

Katie !! Thank you so much from Pedro (in advance) for these and the extra stamps enclosed πŸ™‚ xoxox






So sweet Rene !! If I was Cupid then the arrow backfired and pierced my heart. Love you !!

Thank you dear friend, not only because of the card

BUT !!

What it came in !!

A very heavy package which cost you a fortune to send πŸ™‚




Wow-o-wow !! Look at all these goodies !!

Vermont maple syrup, a pack of note cards, your Valentine’s card, extra stamps, a soft heart (love it !!) and chocolate bars.

What fantastic gifts for me, my dear Rene. Thank you sooooo much. A really big hug. Ralph xoxoxoxoxox πŸ™‚






These are the enclosed items which you explain so well in your letter dear Pelly




Wow. Thank you so much my friend for all these lovely items and loads of extra stamps which went with the rest to Pedro this morning. I am really thrilled and so happy. Hugs and kisses. Ralph xoxoxox πŸ™‚







Yay !! Your package has finally arrived my dear friend,Β  just in time for the stamps to go in with the rest of them to Pedro. I love your card and the Survival Chocolate. Is this survival of the bed “experiment”Β  or do you know something that I don’t know ? πŸ˜‰ hehe. Lots of hugs for you Daniela and a big thank you. Ralph xoxoxo πŸ™‚







How lovely it is that you sent this card to me my friend. Your portrait of me is uncanny πŸ˜‰ And as my fashion consultant it looks like I have to wear a white shirt. Thank you so much dear Julita for sending me the first Polish stamps. Big hug. Ralph xoxxox πŸ˜€





Oh, this video is a fantastic late addition to my Valentine’s Days. So different, yet very welcome from a special friend. Thank you so much Sheri. Love you. Ralph xoxoxox πŸ™‚



Your stamps nearly ready to send to Pedro
Your stamps nearly ready to send to Pedro
Cortes de la Frontera Correos (Post Office). All your stamps are now on their way to Pedro.
Cortes de la Frontera Correos (Post Office). All your stamps are now on their way to Pedro.

You have been so kind to me (and Pedro), all of you, who have sent something for Valentine’s Day.

Thank you so much !!


I have just received this email from Pedro 20:00hrs 21Feb14

Hola Ralph, ante todo es mi deseo que te encuentres bien de salud ya que es lo mΓ‘s importante que tenemos.
En segundo lugar informarte que hoy he recibido tu carta con los sellos que has conseguido. Muchas gracias por el interΓ©s que has tenido y las molestias ocasionadas para conseguirme estos sellos.
En cuanto a tus amigos, comunicale mi agradecimiento por la repuesta que han tenido para enviar los sellos, con los cuales he aumentado un poquito mi colecciΓ³n y a los que les doy mil gracias, y aΓΊn sin conocerlos, al ser tus amigos, yo tambiΓ©n los consideros amigos mios.
Con cariΓ±o, recibe un abrazo de tu amigo
Pedro Álvarez

Hi Ralph foremost is my desire to find you in good health as it is the most important thing we have.
Secondly inform you that I received your letter today with the stamps you’ve collected. Thank you very much for the interest you’ve had and inconvenience to get me these stamps.
As for your friends, Communicate my thanks for the response they have had to send the stamps, with which I increased my collection a bit and I give you a thousand thanks, and even without knowing, being friends, I also consideros my friends.
Love, gets a hug from your friend
Pedro Alvarez

separator3Ralph xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox πŸ™‚



71 Comments on “Wow !! More Valentine’s Cards ……..Plus ????

  1. What a stunning display of cards and goodies, Ralph, not to mention your rather dashing hat. 😎 Betty Boop really looks so saucy, doesn’t she? πŸ˜€


  2. Oh my! How marvellous. So much fun to see all your mail and the gifts too. Best Valentine’s ever πŸ™‚


    • Hi Gallivanta, my friend πŸ˜€ Yes. What fun !! And so many bloggers have really put themselves out to make my Valentine’s Day so wonderful, especially yourself. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€

      PS: As soon as I published this post my internet went down for 19 hours so that’s why I hadn’t replied immediately.


    • Hello Lottie πŸ˜€ Wow !! Thank you so much. Such praise !! Sorry I didn’t “like” your last post. I think you understand. Have a lovely day my friend. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  3. Oh, Ralph…you make my heart smile! Congrats on your Valentine’s action. Be careful with that one by your bed…she looks like she might be too hot to handle!


    • Hi Claire πŸ˜€ I can just about cope with her as a card, but if she was a real hottie on my bedside table I probably wouldn’t be answering your comment now …….. well, at least for 2 minutes !! πŸ˜‰ Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  4. Never-ending love…You deserve that & then some.
    May your blessings of love continue forever & always…
    xx Saludos y Abrazos xx


    • Hello RoSy πŸ˜€ “Never-ending love” I like that !! Your comments are always uplifting mi amiga. Love them !! Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€ with hugs.


  5. Yay! You finally received it! Someone who’d lived in Spain mentioned there was no maple syrup, so I had to send you syrup and chocolate made in Vermont. I hope you enjoy it, and I have no doubt you’ll share. πŸ˜€ xoxo


    • Hi Rene πŸ˜€ YAY !! Your parcel is the icing in the cake this week. What a surprise !! Thank you so much Rene, I am sure that your Vermont items will go down a treat and I will share them with my neighbours. Wow, I am still in shock !! Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  6. I’m so happy you got it and all those other lovely greeting and gifts. Maple syrup and chocolate. WOW! Two of my favorites. Enjoy, darlin’. You deserve all good things. Love the pictures and love that hat! Almost as much as I love you. XOXOXOX Elizabeth


    • Hello Elizabeth πŸ˜€ You are so sweet for spending so much time in crafting your card. Thank you soooo much !! Betty Boop is just what I need ….. garter and all πŸ˜‰ Love you back !! Ralph xoxoxox πŸ˜€


  7. Wow dear Ralph, how many cards you received!!! Makes me feel bad that I didn’t yet send mine. So it won’t be a Valentine’s card but it will be a very special one (I already prepared the envelope πŸ˜‰ and if the coming weekend will be a calm one in our crazy home, I’ll prepare the card/letter.). HUGS!


    • Hello again dear Heila πŸ˜€ I think I have received so far (19Feb14) 14 postal cards and 6 e-cards. It really doesn’t matter about you sending me a card. Just you thinking about it is so welcome to me. I know how much turmoil you are going through at this time, so don’t worry. What’s important is you sorting your life out ….. then send me a card. Okay ? Big hugs. Ralph xoxoxox πŸ˜€


    • Good morning Drake :D. No, you can’t have the hat ……. oh, all right then ……. send me your address πŸ˜‰ hehe. Have a great day. Ralph πŸ˜€


    • Hi YC πŸ˜€ It’s amazing isn’t it ? I can’t get over the fact that so many bloggers chipped in and sent such wonderful things. I love them all. Ralph πŸ˜€


  8. Thank you so much for sharing all the fun with us. You are truly loved by many people, Ralphie. oxoxo πŸ˜€


    • Hi Yvonne πŸ˜€ Oh, you are so kind. I am enjoying your participation over the last few days. Thank you Yvonne. Ralphie xoxox πŸ˜€


  9. Hug back! The post lady got into the spirit and was having fun bringing out all of the different kinds if stamps. 8)
    She may have retired the next day. πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€ Oh wow. What fun you both had !! Thank you so much my friend for making my Valentine’s week a lot more enjoyable. Have another hug. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  10. Wowee, Ralph; what a great hoard of love you’ve received.. and deserve every last drop.


    • Wowee !! It’s Carolyn !! Hi my friend πŸ˜€ I have never thought about these posts that way……a treasure chest of love….size 36FF 😯 πŸ˜‰ hehe
      Thank you so much. Ralph xoxoxo πŸ˜€


    • Hi Mary πŸ˜€ I am really happy that you are happy that I am happy enjoying all these cards …… yours especially my friend. With love from your “special boy”. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  11. Glad to see my card is sitting in it’s proper place. πŸ˜‰ I have to say I am loving your hat, Ralph. Not everyone could pull it off so well.
    Always love your posts! xox HD


    • Hello again HD πŸ˜€ Oh yes, she is where she is meant to be thanks to your special card and idea…….she might transform into reality one day…..wishful thinking πŸ˜‰ Oh, I pull off my hat quite regularly πŸ˜‰ Big hug to you my friend. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  12. Ralph you are one hell of a lucky man. All those cards and best wishes from all those people. You are so popular and good natured. I hope you enjoyed receiving, reading and displaying them. Have a wonderful weekend!


    • Hello Liz πŸ˜€ Thank you. Yes !! I had a wonderful time with my blogging friends over Valentine’s week especially as I live alone. And to you for the weekend. Hugs Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Georgia πŸ˜€ I am still in shock at the generosity of so many of my blogging friends. I never expected such a great response. Goodness knows what I will do for next year to beat this. How did your Valentine’s Day go my friend ? Big hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Celeste πŸ˜€ You are really sweet to say that. Thank you so much. Ralph xoxox πŸ˜€


  13. Yay! Finally it arrived! So glad πŸ™‚ ! And yes, you got it right … for after the ‘experiment’ but also because you might need it if you ever make it to Hobbiton πŸ™‚ !
    Take Care,


    • Hello Daniela πŸ˜€ So this is a “just in case” chocolate bar. I will have to find somewhere to keep it safe just in case I head south. Thank you so much my friend for adding to my wonderful Valentine’s Days. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  14. Thank you for your e-card and sorry, I have 6 grandkids and my Mom to send real postage needed cards to. I wish I had, just to get in the love club! Smiles and a hug, Robin


    • Hello Robin πŸ˜€ Do you know what ? You just thinking about it is more than enough to make my Valentine even more special. Thank you so much my friend. Do have a lovely Sunday. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Loving πŸ˜€ I am inclined to agree with you πŸ˜€ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  15. πŸ™‚ Love your personal photos and you are looking good Ralph with that hat ! In this original way you celebrate an incredible Valentine and I loved it ! When you see Pedro send him my best wishes ok and a hug for you ! ❀


    • Hi Serach πŸ˜€ I am so, so pleased that you enjoyed this post my friend. It was fun, hat and all !!! Hugs to you my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Good evening Scully πŸ˜€ Yes. They are wonderful aren’t they ? I do hope that we can become friends as well. I loved the idea of that post of yours. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  16. MFR, it looks like my place in being RVBF, just dropped appreciably. You are the King of the Day of Love. Who could get more love than MFR? What fun for you! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. We do all love you, my favorite Ralph. πŸ™‚


    • Hi MVBFM πŸ˜€ Your comments are always so to the point and this one is so sweet of you. Thank you so much. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • That wasn’t the comment I was looking for, MFR. I was thinking something more along the lines, of “No one can replace you as #4,” or something romantic like that! πŸ™‚ xox


      • #4 ?? How did you get so low in the charts. I thought that you were equal #1 with…………. πŸ˜€ xox


      • Not at my last check up. I was number 4 without even trying. Just quoting the doctor. πŸ™‚ xox


  17. Ralph!!! You are one VERY lucky cookie! Sadly I was cardless again this year. *sniff*


    • Hi Resa πŸ˜€ I wondered where you have been. And then I saw your beautiful new dress creation in my Inbox and this comment as well !!
      Thank you so much *blushing* 😳 Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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