As an earthquake connoisseur, "Q is for Quake" has to be my favourite; I do so love living in "the shaky isles."
And I am very proud of New Zealand's staunch nuclear free policy, so this one is a must-have:
There are two other stamps in this series that I will be making sure I buy, because, as for so many Kiwis, the fantail and the Southern Cross are so much a part of my own personal iconography.
But who on earth writes an old-fashioned letter these days? I consciously try to remember to get pen and paper out every now and then, and just pour the words down longhand. It's so much more inspiring and personal a way to write to someone, than email (let alone txt), and I'm sure that in the relative leisure of a handwritten message, there is less opportunity for those dreadful misunderstandings that can arise from online communication.
A year or two ago an old friend and I wrote to each other once a week in that 'snail mail' way; it seemed a subversive act, one we both delighted in, and that pushed us to express, reminisce, and to relate to each other candidly and at length. We kept the habit up for about a year before our enthusiasm waned. I really miss the excitement of receiving the post-marked envelope with its familiar elegantly scripted writing.
Before I forget how to use a pen, I must dig out the letter-paper and scribe an epistle, and put a meaningful stamp on the envelope! Not one of those clinical machine-printed postage labels, but a real stamp, bearing whichever letter of the alphabet that takes my fancy.