SKWalford

SKWalford, United Kingdom
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About Steph...

Hello you delicious postcrossers!

I live in a once pretty now over-developed market town between London and Cambridge in England. I have had to retire early from a wonderful career as an emergency nurse but keep up to date with things related to that profession by being ill and in hospital rather a lot.

My hobbies are quilting, cats, (please note the comma; quilting cats is probably unethical) journaling, reading and art, and I'm quite good at wasting time online. I'm not a fan of cooking (I'd rather be cleaning, singing tunelessly along to Queen, ABBA, or James Blunt) and I don't like creepy crawlies, especially moths. I collect lots of random things; pin badges, bookmarks (the free paper ones) and also sugar sachets/cubes. I have many tins full of sugar from around the world. Does that make me a sucrologist? Maybe! Any donations to the sugar mountain are gratefully received.

Every single postcard will be welcomed and treasured, in particular

** Anything to do with the Covid-19 pandemic; social distancing, lockdown, loo roll, masks, vaccine, politics and so on.
** Blue cats by Irina Zeniuk
**Medicine, nursing, health and anatomy, particularly emergency care (one of my most treasured postcards is from the London Air Ambulance). Gory is fine by me!
** The seaside! Beach huts, piers, lighthouses, ice cream vans, lidos and jolly seaside related stuff. Soft waves on the shore, raucous seagulls overhead (I hope to be a seagull in my next life).
** Postcards of illustrations from children's books (of your country) would be cool.
** Rainbows, or anything rainbow coloured, would definitely brighten my day.
** Dwellings. A building in your country that is, or has been, a human residence. Anything from a simple basic structure to a towering edifice. Basically, home.
** Patchwork quilts and textile art.
** Flowers of your country, particularly yellow ones.

I'd love to learn a bit about your life, so postcards from your neighbourhood or of a local scene are always welcome. I don't 'favourite' received cards because I like them all (and it hurts to use favourite as a verb, it really does). I would prefer a postcard that originated in your country (it would be rather sad to get a British postcard from overseas). Oh......and where possible please could you use a real stamp? I'm not collecting your DNA, I just love these miniature works of art.

What to write?

How did you discover postcrossing? What's your perfect meal? Your favourite moment of the day? Do you collect anything unusual? If you're sending me a pandemic postcard it would be awesome if you could tell me something about your own pandemic experience.

It would be helpful if you could write your username on the postcard so I can see your profile before I register it. It just makes thanking you a bit more personal.

I look forward to meeting other snail mail addicts. Happy postcrossing y'all!

P.S. Pawel of Closeau, I'm the ginger one! Who are you?

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