I live in the greater Newcastle area, north of Sydney, Australia. I have three adult children and six delightful grandchildren. My job in aged care recently disappeared so for now I’m retired! I’m a keen photographer and a Christian who loves to take photos of Creation.
I have been a postcard collector forever. On my "favourites" page are postcards I’d like to receive. I'm amazed at the variety out there. I love variety! I’m a tad envious of those of you who receive cards in three days! It takes SO long to and from Australia, especially now as most planes are grounded.
My interests - in no particular order.
naive art, art [not nudes], royalty, US presidents (including Trump), Jackie Kennedy, lighthouses, Store/shop fronts, transport [buses, planes, trains, old cars], black and white (photography), street photography, vintage ads, weddings, covered bridges, white swans (ours are black), autumn scenes. Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, Belted Galloway’s and highland cows! Cool winter scenes to counteract our hot summer!
Art by Norman Rockwell, Sam Toft, V. Nagornov, Minna Immonen, Andrew Murray, Morgan Dennis, Grandma Moses,Polly Winkler Mitchell, Martin Wiscombe, Lisi Martin, Colette Brunelier, Leonid Afremov, Alexey Dolotov (cute cats), Victoria Kirdy, Marjolein Bastin, Martta Wendelin, Keith Kimberlin, Robert Duncan, Jolinne, Gapchinska, Irina Zeniuk - Or almost anyone! Photographers: Ansel Adams, David Moore etc.
Angry Birds, Paddington Bear
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Fourth of July cards are welcome too. Christmas is in summer here.
Please, no folded cards or letters. I'd really appreciate it if you'd refrain from putting stickers etc over the description on the back, thanks. Please, no ‘cold’ direct swaps.
Definitely NO nudity of any kind, or erotica, please. Nor Harry Potter, Star Wars etc, fantasy, mythology, horoscopes, Halloween, Freemasonry or dinosaurs! I've never liked fantasy. I prefer them not to be homemade. I'd much rather receive a postcard depicting your beautiful country than a card from some other country. I prefer them not to be folded or in an envelope, please, so long as that's ok with you. [The stamps are very interesting and I like them to be on the postcard, tho I'm not a collector as such.] I'm not so keen on covers of books, meet up cards or multiple tiny tourist views.
Expired cards? Too many. Sadly. [I don't register a card you haven't received.]
It's disappointing that Australia Post keep putting the postage rate up. I apologise for not always meeting your request for attached stamps. The cost is outrageous.
I enjoy Postcrossing & have learnt many things from the postcards I've received (and the info I write to you!) Thank you for taking the time to pick a special card (and stamps) for me. I appreciate your thoughtfulness very much. May our postcards arrive, eventually!
This too, will pass for the best is yet to come.