I´m Reijo, got pensioned in 2019 and moved back to my
childhood home. It is on a small island, with a narrow
strip of sea separating it from mainland.
Gardening keeps me busy in the summer period.
My garden has over 3000 different plants.
I have collected plants for bees and butterflies, and of
ornamental value. I´m most proud of the rare Rowan
trees of Asian origin.
On a hot lazy summer day I might go on a picnic with
my rowing boat.
Picking mushrooms and berries in the autumn.
The winter period is spent with trying to keep the
houseplants alive, crosswords, reading plant-related
books, listening to music and watching movies of
Hollywood classics/sci-fi/period drama and action in
007/Mission Impossible style.
Favourite tv-series include The Crown, Star Trek:Picard,
The Last Kingdom and Outlander.
My love for pop music started in the early teenage years.
The best music was made in the 1970´s!! Also like rock,
soul and country. I´ve seen many of my favorite artists
both in Finland and abroad. My hometown of Pori has
the longest ongoing jazz festival in Europe, www.porijazz.fi
with superstar headliners such as Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
My favorite song of all time is: Elton John 'Goodbye
Yellow Brick Road' 1973.
Other favourites include ABBA, The Eagles, The Bee Gees,
E.L.O., Fleetwood Mac, Donna Summer, Linda Ronstadt,
Pet Shop Boys, Josh Groban, George Michael, Prince and
*old town, castles, "tourist" postcards
*waterfalls, rivers, lakes, islands, rainforests, old trees
*natural wonders of your country
*jewellery, crowns & tiaras
*Sea otter, whale, crab, corals, butterflies
*United Kingdom: Great gardens, Country manors, afternoon tea,
Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Poldark, London,
Royal Mail:The Wars of the Roses
*Russia: The Czars´ treasures and palaces, lake Baikal, Altai
mountains, views of St. Petersburg, Samovar
*United States: National Parks & Forests, "greetings from" cards,
city skylines, state flowers and birds, California redwoods,
*Japan: Moomin, Olympics
*Canada: RCMP, Anne of Green Gables
*Sweden: Prince Carl Philip, ABBA, Stockholm
My favourites gallery is mostly
postcards I have NOT received.
Please no ad/homemade/folded/cards, or cards from other countries, keep calm cards
and no presidents/politicians.
STAMPS: flower, bird, bug, cat, nature stamps
U.S.A.: Bugs Bunny, Superheroes, Greetings from..., Disney villains,
Star Trek, Star Wars - Droids (2021)
UK: Paddington, Star Wars, King Arthur
Japan: 2021 Moomin, Tokyo Olympics
Stamps with borders included
What to write about? Your everyday life, your dream travel
destination, your favourite flower, favourite artist/band,
tv-series and a good movie you saw recently,
or whatever springs to your mind at the moment!
I register cards right away and scan if not scanned by you.
Thank you very much for reading this if you´re still with me!