Hi everybody out there,
My name is Ute, and I have been into pen-palling since my school days. As we grew older, we started travelling and visiting each other - in my time, INTERRAIL was the thing, i.e. travelling by train all over Europe with a backpack... It was not very comfortable, but it was fun! With some of my pen-pals I have been friends for over 45 years now...
I still love travelling, but unfortunately I cannot go to all those remote places I would love to see, so pen-palling and my viewcard collection have been a marvellous substitute for me. Therefore I prefer cards showing places and historic sights, like city views, churches and cathedrals, monasteries, castles and palaces, townhalls, market squares, towers, lighthouses, windmills, etc., both single-view and multi-view cards - in short, the touristic kind... ☺
(For members in Germany: I ♥ "Chronikkarten" - cards with the history of the place on them!)
My favourite animals are hippos and pygmy hippos, so I have now started a collection of hippo cards, but I have only a few so far.
I also like Aunties (Old Ladies) by Inge Löök and Blue Cats by Rina Zeniuk, as well as cards showing post boxes.
And I love going to POSTCROSSING meet-ups, so meet-up cards are very welcome, too.
Some more information about myself: I am married and I have one grown-up son. My hometown is Ansbach, about one hour's drive from Nuremberg which is the biggest town in Franconia - that's where I work. Apart from my correspondence, I enjoy reading, music, cinema - the only problem is that I do not have much free time...
I joined POSTCROSSING in December 2015, and already I have received so many interesting cards. I am looking forward to receiving many more postcards from all over the world and maybe making new (pen-)friends, too...
I DO DIRECT SWAPS – if you are interested, please get in touch!!!
Ute Cornelia Bach
G E R M A N Y