Wow, I am hurtling towards 2,900 postcards. I can remember when I first commenced this journey of travelling the world with postcards, it took soooooo long for one of my postcards to be received at the other end and even longer for a postcard to turn up in my letter box. I have learned to have a lot of patience and I cherish every postcard received to date.
Do not panic when you see how many cards I have received. The written words make every card different and special. My 'favs' are many but just ones that grab me on the day and do not mean exclusive wants. I love getting mail. Use my favourites as a guide to my personality.
A little about myself. I am married with one grown-up daughter who lives away from home. I am passionate about cricket, Aussie Rules football (go Sydney Swans), music (any kind). I retired from full-time work at the end of April 2018 and I am now doing some office work 2 mornings a week close to home.
As well as my office work, I volunteer at an early childhood centre 1 morning a week. I play mainly with the 0-3yos and love it especially as I do not have any grandchildren. I am really enjoying semi-retirement but I did not know I would be so busy.
My husband has CTE (a form of dementia) as well as another health problem that prevents us travelling long distances. Luckily we travelled extensively when we were younger. I miss discovering new places, re-visiting places I loved and sharing new experiences. I now travel through my postcards.
Of course I still have time to look for interesting postcards, knitting and reading (mainly crime fiction, thrillers and biographies). I have been collecting children's books for several years and, as my daughter works with pre-school children, I have a good excuse to buy more. I have a quirky sense of humour and a great laugh. Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I wish the joy and love shown at this time could last all year.,
I really love postcards showing lighthouses, native animals, birds, water and nature. Through Postcrossing I discovered Inge Look cards. I love the Aunts as they seem to have a real joy of life. This year (2024) I would love to receive postcards celebrating 100 years of Disney. I am not a big fan of the princesses but we visited Disneyland when they celebrated 80 years and the postcards would bring back a lot of memories.
Just remembered: Please date your card as I like to keep track of how long (or short) a time your message takes to reach me. Also, if it does not add to your costs, please send your card in an envelope. Australia Post uses a dark, large postmark which covers up your words (as I said earlier they are as important as the card).
Just heard the postman's bike. Have to go and check my letter box.