Hello you delicious postcrossers!
I live in a pretty market town between London and Cambridge in England. I am married with two grown up daughters. 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, journaling, reading and art. 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 stuff; Polish wooden dolls, vintage postcards of Cockington Village (Devon), pin badges, vintage Ladybird books, 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.
I enjoy letter writing, and am excited to expand my horizons through postcrossing. Every single postcard will be welcomed and treasured, in particular
** Anything to do with the Covid-19 pandemic; isolation, social distancing, lockdown, loo roll, masks, and associated rainbow postcards.
** Quilts or textile art of your country
** Anything health related, particularly aspects of emergency care (one of my most treasured postcards is from the London Air Ambulance).
** Seaside architecture, from humble beach huts to majestic lighthouses, seaside piers (and ice cream vans).
** Postcards of illustrations from children's books (of your country) would also be cool.
** Postboxes of your country.
**Ad cards, something that is marketed and sold in your country. Vintage is good, kitsch is better!
I'd love to learn a bit about your life, so postcards from your neighbourhood or of a local scene are always welcome. I would really 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?
What to write? How do you display and organise your postcrossing postcards (I need tips!). What's your perfect meal? What's on your bucket list? Your favourite moment of the day? If you're sending me a pandemic postcard it would be awesome if you could tell me something about your own pandemic experience.
I love receiving the postcards, and so does Charlie the postman. If you want to say 'hi Charlie' somewhere on the postcard he'd be delighted!
PS I don't have a scanner, so the images I upload are photographs of the postcard. If it's wobbly or blurred, and you can do better please do, I won't mind. Promise!
It would be helpful if you could write your username on the postcard so I can see your profile before I thank you. It just makes it a bit more personal. Much appreciated!