Note to Swiss postcrossers: please do NOT use the awful racist Swiss Postcrossing stamps on a postcard to me. Thank you in advance.
Pleased to meet you!
I have British and German dual nationality, and I'm and a real life scientist with a particle accelerator and everything. Some of my hobbies:
**Mail art https://www.flickr.com/photos/142862500@N04/
**Pottery, including kiln-building
**Learning languages (including new curse words)
**Local tourism and cycling
**Drinking whisky and eating cheese
If you're not sure what to write, why not tell me about that great project you keep meaning to start/finish? You never know: it might give you the push you need to realise it! I am always interested in your local industries or handicrafts, especially ceramic and textile art. People tend to think their region has nothing to offer. I'm sure theyre wrong! My current town, for example, is a good place for cider.
Other regions in which I have lived were variously (locally) famous for: wine, beer, pewter, love-spoons, papercut silouhettes, coal-carving, lace-making, embroidery, spinning, yodeling, horse-breeding, rope-making, earthernware/fayence and dyeing. Yet in every one of these places, people denied that there was anything interesting going on in the region.
I once met a young man who said his tiny, conservative Bavarian village was the most boring place on earth (and I tend to agree), and it later turned out that he was was a Vorplattler (professional thigh-slapper) competing at world-class level! Ah, those Bavarians! So what are the people of your region up to behind closed doors?
Postcrossing makes the world both smaller and larger: smaller because I am learning how much we have in common regardless of our cultures; larger because the time it takes for a postcard to reach the other side of the world reminds me of the true physical distance between us in this digital world.
When I open my postbox and there's a postcard in there, it's like opening a window to a surprise location in the world. Thank you for showing me what is through that window!
I collect images of crafts and craftspeople, especially potters. I have a soft spot for totalitarian architecture and religious art. I enjoy all cards that show your local landmarks.