Hi! My name is Tarja. I´m 52 years old nurse from Kangasniemi which is a small idyllic village in Central Finland, halfway between the cities Mikkeli and Jyväskylä.
I like animals and we have a cat and a dog. The German Shepherd in my avatar died in spring 2018, but I have now a new buddy to be trained. During summers I love being out in the woods and hiking with my dog. There´s nothing more relaxing than spending time in the middle of nature. In summer 2015 I started motorcycling again after 20 years break. If I have time I like to play electric organ and read a lot. Sometimes I sew clothes. The most interesting and the oldest of my hobbies is philately (over 47 years now).
After few months of postcrossing I noticed to be in trouble... the world seems to be full of lovely postcards :)))... That´s why I had to "tidy up" my favorites and delete from there the cards that I have already received. Practically you can send me any kind of postcards (but please don't send Touchnotes) and I´ll be more than happy and I will appreciate every single postcard I´ll receive. Just surprise me!
But if you really need a hint, just look at my favorites wall and you´ll find there my "top 10" -subjects:
~ Landscapes, nature and animals. WWF cards and stamps are my favorite, but I know that those can be difficult to find.
~ German Shepherd!!! And other dog breeds.
~ Old architecture, castles, churches and lighthouses.
~ Old sailing ships.
~ Paintings by Leonid Afremov or Aleksandr Averin
~ Blue cats by Rina Zeniuk.
~ Drawn map cards.
~ You can send me also FDCs or MAXICARDS or other philately specialities... and I will dance at our mailbox :) But please, if you send me something like this, is it possible for you to put it in an envelope, because too many times the cards are more or less ruined because of mechanical postal handling.
~ And I have nothing against handsome men :) or romantic pictures of couples in love as long as the pictures are taken with good taste.
~ I like also card series such as World Travel..., Flags of the World, Maps of the World, Greetings from…, Icons of..., National animal / bird / flower of...
Maybe you want to write few words about yourself too... or at least the name of the city you are living in. Please, put also the posting date on the card. Thank you!
Zum Schluss noch eine Anfrage an alle Deutschsprachigen Menschen, dass Sie mir auf Deutsch schreiben würden. Ich habe fast alles über 25 Jahren vergessen und auf diese Weise würde ich ein wenig Übung bekommen… Ich brauche es, wie Sie hier sehen können... Danke sehr!
Updated July 2022