Dear fellow postcrosser,
I'm Nicole (32) from the Netherlands. I'm living in Lisse, a village that is well-known for its flowers, bulbs and a quite famous flowerpark called 'Keukenhof'.
From an early age I devoured every book that I could get my hands on, with a preference for historical fiction. As a consequence, I absolutely love my job as senoir editor at the 'Boekenkrant' (= book newspaper). I write reviews, visit book-related events and interview authors. If you happen to be a bibliophile as well, you can keep track of my reading at www.goodreads.com/nicolevde
Another great passion is music. I grew up in the late-nineties and was infected by the boyband bug! I followed Westlife from the very start and visited their concerts all across Europe. I cherish those amazing memories and the friends I've made along the way. Other favorite artists are Boyzone, Ronan Keating, Olly Murs and Keywest.
As I have a degree in English literature it might come not as a surprise that I'm a true Anglophile! I love to pop over for a few days and emerge myself in British/Irish culture. I was fortunate enough to spend a year abroad in Ireland, Galway more specifically. I fell even more in love with the country and its amazing and friendly people! I'd love to go back one day and live in Ireland for a couple of months/years.
So, don't hesitate to write about your favourite books/authors or what you're reading at the moment. Do you have a favourite quote, author or character? If you're not into reading is there anything interesting in your surroundings that is worth visiting? Tell me more about it!
Some suggestions for cards that I will like:
• Books: bookstores, libraries, bookcases, covers of books, famous authors, quotes from novels: in short, everything book related.
• Jane Austen or anything that is related to her writing.
• Old maps, it doesn't have to be from your area but I have a thing for anything that comes from an atlas.
• Anything English or Irish. Famous landmarks, typical English food, London, The Beatles, James Joyce etc.
• Underground/Tube maps
I'm learning Spanish at the moment and would love to receive postcards written en español. Is it your native language or are you proficient in Spanish as well? I would love to correspond with you to improve my skills, so don't hesitate to send me a personal message.