My name is Tanja, and I live with my wonderful wife of 27 years. We have two daughters, 17 and 19.
When I’m outdoors...
I enjoy kayaking, swimming, bicycling and walking with my dog, Lola, a little black & white terrier who has stolen my heart. I am a scuba diver, too. I like hiking & camping, especially when we get a big group of other families to join us. I’m passionate about traveling to new places, trying new foods & learning about other cultures.
When I’m indoors...
I also love reading all sorts of books, but especially science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction & cookbooks. I'm a huge fan of audiobooks as well. I also like knitting, cross stitching, watching movies, meditating, trying out new recipes & writing to the penpals I've met through Postcrossing. What do you like to do?
I recently started an Instagram account (my link is above), and I’m following lots of Postcrossing and “snailmail” accounts. I really like seeing the photos posted from Postcrossing meet-ups around the world! 🌍
A little bit about postcards...
♥️ Please send me any postcard you like! ♥️
✏️ I am working on my German and Spanish- please feel free to write to me in those languages so I can keep practicing.
If you don’t know what to write on the postcard, please tell me about one of your favorite books. Or what you love to do on holiday. Do you have a favorite cafe or restaurant? What’s it called, and what do you order there?
Envelopes, no envelopes, you choose. I look forward to connecting with you by postcard!
If you would like postcard ideas, here are some of my interests, in no particular order:
-maxi-cards (cards that have a matching stamp on the front) 💕
-animals from your country
-owls 🦉, foxes 🦊 & hedgehogs 🦔
-tea & coffee ☕️
-folklore, mythology 🧜♀️🧞♂️🐲
-women reading, writing or knitting 📖 🖊
-chocolate, desserts 🍰
-anything about cooking, baking, food & drinks 🍷
-birthday cards in October 🎉
-holidays ❄️🌷🌞🍁 🎄
-seashore & ocean life 🐬
-puffins (I went to Iceland 🇮🇸 & loved watching them on the water!)
-crafts that you enjoy or are typical in your country 🧶 ✂️ 🎨
-Postcrossing meet-ups 💌
-any of the hobbies I mentioned in my profile 🏕
I also love receiving beautiful, unique stamps. My beloved Opa (grandfather) collected stamps, and I have very fond memories of him working on his cherished stamp collections. 💌
Thank you for reading my profile!