Hi, I'm Astrid!
I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. I've recently graduated college as a social worker, and I work in a setting for blind children, teaching them skills and to cope with their limited eyesight.
I love cats, and I have one myself called Panda. She is a Turkish Van, white with a few spots and a fully coloured tail. A real cutie!
In April 2012, I travelled to Budapest Hungary for two weeks. This was for an Exchange Program together with my classmates and school. It was a great experience, and since that trip I really started to love travelling. 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, Lesotho, Qatar and 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 to read (my bookcase is stuffed!), I ride horses, play squash, love going out with my friends, good food, boardgames, hiking, playing guitar, photography (see my link!), nature, music, art and creativity. I also like tv series like CSI, Grey's Anatomy and Game of Thrones. My favourite bands are Imagine Dragons and First Aid Kit! To me, life is full of undiscovered places and people, and every card is like a little sneak peak of those.
I like to receive cards with:
- Cats (especially JETOY and lucky cats)
- Meerkats (favourite animal beside cats!)
- Jeffrey Brown
- Michael Sowa
- Harry Potter
- Kawaii and Rilakkuma
- Olympic Games
- Soccer (Favourite player: Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona)
- 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 add and free cards!
Don't know what to write? Tell me about you: you're favourite book, 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!