scriptor(or John) is a member from United Kingdom . He has been a member for over 1 year (467 days).
Firstly, can I thank all those who have sent me such wonderful cards since I began postcrossing last year. I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving each and every one.
My favourite cards are map cards and ones with letterboxes on but I will be quite happy with whatever postcard you send, especially if it relates to where you live.
So here is a list of ideas for you…
- letterboxes (mailboxes / pillar boxes / postboxes)
- State maps of the USA (I also like US State flowers, insects, etc.)
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- U. S. National Parks
- a map of your country, your region, your town - any type of map
- cards with the name of your state / town/ area across the front and a picture or pictures of the place
- something showing books (especially old ones, unusual bindings, people reading, etc)
- writing materials (like old inkwells, pens, etc)
- I also like Inge Löök cards from Finland and anything by Francine Van Hove.
- Other things that make me happy include dragonflies; moths; reptiles; smiles; kisses; national costumes; cats; and birds.
- If you look at my favourites you'll see a variety of other things that I like such as pictures of Audrey Hepburn, women in Nineteenth Century costume and paintings of women's backs.
I like unusual stamps and especially ones with wildlife or flowers on them. (I don't collect stamps I just like to see them on the cards.)
If you have sent me a card and it seems to have been a long time arriving please let me know and if we think it's probably gone missing I'll register it for you.
I'm a retired local government officer with serious (but hopefully not terminal) health issues. I originally trained as a librarian but after a few years in libraries I moved to the Housing Department and then the Chief Executive's Department where I was responsible for anything no one else wanted! Despite all that I still tend to think of myself as a librarian.
I have three living children - One boy (aged 24 and living at home) and two daughters by a previous marriage (in their thirties and living with their husbands in Sheffield and Exeter respectively). My son-in-law in Exeter and my brother (who spends half the year in the Outer Hebrides and half in New Zealand) also rank among my very best friends. My present wife (of 25 years and another of my best friends) and I also had another boy who died in infancy and will always be missed.
My main interests nowadays are blogging, reading, photography, natural history, family and supporting my partner in her counselling business (mainly by acting as a 'sounding board' for ideas).
Since taking up blogging and postcrossing my circle of friends has become truly international and I love the opportunity that blogging and postcrossing give for spreading kindness and love around the world.