I live almost in the centre of England and have lived here for over 10 years, though I grew up by the sea and miss it very much, even in the winter.
I'm a teacher and am lucky enough to work quite close to where I live - I teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to adults, not children. I learned French at school and can 'get by', as well as some Russian a few years ago although I have forgotten a lot of it by now. I'm currently trying to learn Spanish online, which is an interesting experience!
In my free time I like to travel, go bird watching, watch movies and read (especially science fiction and fantasy, but I also like reading about history). When I travel, I like to take photographs and post some of them online here: https://www.instagram.com/paulas199/ When I'm at home, I try go to the gym regularly and also started fencing in 2016 - I fence foil and epee. My other favourite sport is road cycling, but that's just as a spectator rather than a participant!
My avatar is a picture of one of my pets: yes, I have had ferrets as pets for many years, which is still quite unusual in the UK - the one in the picture was called Dougal.
I am happy to receive postcards with any kind of picture on them, but particularly would like ones which show the area where you live or another place in your country.