Growing up on a Mid-North farm, I love animals of all kinds, but have a soft spot for cats, birds and kelpies in particular. I also didn't make it into town often outside of school and as a result I have quite a few hobbies, from lace making to embroidery and papercraft as well as gardening, even collecting stamps!
I also have an interest in history, and there's a lot to be found in my area.
There are very few things I actively dislike, as I tend to focus on things I do like and am very much a "live in the moment" kind of person.
I have had several 'pen-pals' in the past but letters dropped off significantly after email became widespread, and almost completely with the introduction of Facebook. Personally I have neither a Twitter, Instagram or any other similar sort of account (Though recently I had to cave to Facebook. Apparently you can't make a page for your business without first making one for yourself. Who knew?), which means Postcrossing is just what the doctor ordered and I look forward to hearing from and writing to lots of different people and places.
Feel free to ask me questions, I'll answer them as best I can when I get your postcard.
I'm not particularly picky about the types of postcards I receive. Send something you think you'd like to get in the mail, or take an idea from my listed interests or my favourites list, it's up to you! If you do want to take inspiration from my favourites, bear in mind that's it's not necessarily the content that I like about the postcard, just as often as not it's the style that jumps out at me.
Don't panic if you can't scan your postcard before you send it, I have access to a scanner and am quite happy to scan the postcards when I receive them and try to scan all my postcards before I send them. Always remember to have fun with your postcrossing!
Just a couple more things: Please don't ask me to be a penfriend, I'm not looking for any more right now and don't wish to offend anyone when I refuse. Also, please don't send me pictures of your children, I'm sure they're lovely but I am very uncomfortable receiving such things.
Lastly, when I send postcards in envelopes it is habit to put my return address on the back. This is not a request for you to send me anything in return simply something I do out of pure habit. That said if you want to send me something in return it is always a nice surprise and I welcome your greetings, just please sign with your username so I can thank you through the website when it arrives!
(PS. New Zealanders: Is there such a thing as Footrot Flats postcards? Recieving one would make my week, never mind my day