Hi, I'm Astrid!
I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I've graduated college in 2018 as a social worker, and I now work in a setting for blind children with development issues, teaching them life skills and to cope with their limited eyesight.
In April 2012, I travelled to Budapest Hungary for two weeks. This was for an Exchange Program at my high school. It was a great experience, and since that trip I really started to love travelling and meeting new people and cultures. My best trip so far was to South Africa in 2016, where I've done voluntary work on a farm for intellectual impaired adults. It was an amazing experience which I won't soon forget. It really showed me a different lifestyle! Furthermore I've been to Germany, Belgium, France, Luxembourgh, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, England, Lesotho, Qatar and made a roadtrip in the USA. I try my best to add new countries every year! I buy a magnet everywhere I go, as a memory.
I absolutely love cats (I have one called Panda), reading, I ride horses, play squash, love going out with my friends, good food, boardgames, hiking, playing guitar, photography (see my link!), scrapbooking, nature, music & art. I also like watching shows and movies on Netflix and Disney+. My favourite bands are Imagine Dragons, First Aid Kit and The 1975! To me, life is full of undiscovered places and people, and every card is like a little sneak peak of those.
Some ideas of cards you could send me:
- Cats (especially JETOY and lucky cats)
- Meerkats (favourite animal beside cats!)
- Jeffrey Brown
- Michael Sowa
- Harry Potter
- Kawaii and Rilakkuma
- Olympic Games
- Milla Paloniemi cards
- Special events and holidays (Halloween, Christmas, etc)
- Your country
- Penguin Books
- TV Series
- Music, artists, singers
- Sports + typically American Sports
- Famous places in the world
- Or take a look at my favourites :)
Phew, that's enough inspiration I think. But i'm happy with all the cards you send! Including ad and handmade cards!
Don't know what to write? Tell me about you: you're favourite book, favourite music, favourite piece of art, favourite quote, hobbies, daily life, your dreams, your wisdom, your travels, city or country, your language, friends and family, favourite place on earth, your first impression of me! I'm looking forward to your postcard, each one is a gift.
PS: If possible, it would be nice if you've got spare pamflets/bookmarks/stickers/tickets from ads,events, movies or whatever in your country! I collect those! Or add your favourite tea maybe! But, don't feel forced to do this, I like what I have and get!