SkyRider, United Kingdom

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  • icon Not interested in direct swaps
  • icon English
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  • icon 25th February

About Paul...

Hi. My name is Paul and I work for the University of Cambridge. I came here as a student and never had the imagination to leave. When I'm not working, I can be found behind a camera, narrating audiobooks for LibriVox (, playing modern boardgames (, catching boomerangs (, doing projects with my local church ( or trying to capture my corner of the planet for Ingress (

I'm reluctant to give a wishlist as I'll be grateful for any card you choose to send, but I know how much I appreciate guidance when looking at other people's profiles so here are a few ideas. Please don't see these as constraints though. The one strong guideline I'd give is that I'm currently storing the received cards in albums, so standard sized cards are far better for displaying. Help me avoid duplicated by seeing what I already have (includes cards from forum):

* Single view cards - I love to travel but as I'm rubbish at learning languages I don't get as far as I'd like. I'd love to see images of your local scenery (natural, urban or cultural) and I'd love to hear about how your life is different from mine. I'm not so keen on multi-views though.

* Flags - I'm intrigued by flags, particularly areas that don't have national status (eg Wales, EU, Occitan) - I particularly like the Flags of the World series

* Photos - if you're also a keen photographer, I'd love to have a card of one of your images.

* Art - I don't really connect with older works, but anything post-1800 works for me.

* Graphic art - All good, particularly with a fantasy or dark setting.

* Informational cards - I'm always interested in learning something so cards with interesting facts would be good. Thanks to those who introduced me to Greetings From... series

* Something that represents you. Because living on my own can sometimes be lonely, I like to know more about people and what you choose for a card can say a lot about you. Also, if you are struggling to think about what to write, why not tell me about what an ordinary day looks like for you or why you chose your username on the site.

My Favourites wall is a more like a mood board than a wishlist - many of the cards are ones I have send or received, but it shows you the type of things I like.

I've only just discovered Postcrossing, so I'll probably end up updating this profile in the future in the light of experience.

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