I'm 33 and I'm from a rural village not far from the city of Glasgow in central Scotland. I love writing, drawing, making music, bird-watching, gardens, flowers, stationary, and cats! I also love little drawers with interesting and random things in them, marbles, ornaments made of glass (like paper weights and ships in bottles), and colour (particularly pink and green). More importantly, I love writing (and receiving) cards, letters and postcards. So I thought I would try Postcrossing. I suffer from a chronic health condition, so I am limited in what I can do physically, and therefore what I can do within my limits is all the more important to me. Writing is something I can do, and I do it every day. I write stories for my nieces, and letters and cards to my siblings, friends, and members of my wider family.
I speak a teeny (and I mean teeny) bit of German. My great grandfather was Swiss and my Dad was keen for me to learn German, so I started learning it from a young age and I also studied it at school. But, as is so often the case, if you don't use it you forget it. However, I know it's all still in there...somewhere. I would love to learn it again one day, as well as other languages. So if you would like to send me a word or two from your native language (plus English translations!!) I would love that!
I would love postcards of ANY KIND - pretty ones, funny ones, animals, plants, places, patterns, illustrations, maps etc. I would also like to make a collection of HORSE / PONY postcards. In the story I am writing for my older niece, horses and ponies feature a lot, so I thought it would be nice to collect postcards of them to inspire me! If you have one I would be very happy to receive it.
Ideas of what to write:
I would love to know
- a little something about you
- what you're thinking about
- your favourite quotes or jokes or poems.
- draw something :)
- share any words of wisdom or advice that you have
- why you chose this particular postcard and what you like about it
- if you have just done something silly or embarrassing
- if there is something you need to get off your chest and send across the seas, then go ahead.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Feel free to send handmade postcards too. I do!
A little taste of Scotland for you:
One of my most favourite and special places and only 20 minutes by car from my home: