IlonaQ(or Ilona) is a member from Spain . She has been a member for over 4 years (1594 days).
I am a native Dutch living with my Georgian partner in Barcelona where I´m working at a translation office.
I love listening to music. I also enjoy running at the beach, which I should really do more often :)
I enjoy studying cultures and languages and I am always very happy to read some words in your language!:) If it is up to me, I will travel all around the world to see all the beauty of nature, cultures and languages that is to be found.
Furtherly, I am a Clinical- and Developmental psychologist. I studied at the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) and the University of Valencia. I worked in the University Medical Hospital in Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands, with children affected by arthritis. In the future, I would like to continue working with children within a medical setting or help children in war abroad, for example by working for the Red Cross or War Child.
I like almost all cards, but most of all I like cards that tell me something about your country. I like receiving for example views of your country or city, a famous building or something cultural. I love postcards depicting the landscape above all (mountains, woods, a lake, the beach, etc). I appreciate it a lot when you write me in your own language, and, if possible (and still some space on the card), translate it. I also enjoy reading about things that are typical for your country, for example traditions/feasts but also the climate, typical caracteristics, etc (as well as things you really appreciate about your country). I enjoy nice stamps too.
Just a last few special wishes. For Polish writers, I really love postcards from Ilustris. If you are from one of the Nordic countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway), I am very fond of postcards from the Moomins. For German writers, I am also a fan of postcards from Mainzelmännchen. If you are from England, I am a fan of Paddington. For America, I like Sarah Kay as well.
As I am from the Netherlands myself, I prefer no touristic cards of mills, tulips and wooden shoes (although I do like views from your region or city). I also enjoy receiving postcards from Barbapapa, Jip en Janneke, Fiep Westendorp or Nijntje.
Finally, I like cards that are handwritten and stamped.
If you would be interested in writing letters, please let me know. I would love to make some penpals.
Please note that I´m not a fan of ad cards, text-only cards, or pictures of yourself.
Thank you very much for your postcard and happy postcrossing!