areness, Australia
  • Country Australia
  • Member since Joined 23rd Feb., 2012
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  • icon English
  • icon Male
  • icon 7th February 1944
    (76 years old)

About Bob...

G’day (Hello)! I live in Bendigo Victoria Australia; I’m a 7 year old male.
I have retired to a life of leisure, after a 38 year career as a teacher of Physical Education and Mathematics and as a Sports Administrator. In addition to my Teaching and Physical Education Qualifications I completed a B.A. as a mature age student - majoring in Economics and Urban Geography

My wife of 50 years (Sherrill, a retired Radiographer) and I have 2 daughters.
Nicola (a fiddle player, who lives in France) and Erica (a writer of Urban Fantasy novels) who is currently living in Washington D.C. USA, where her husband is on secondment to the USA Air Force from the RAAF.

My interests are varied.
Sport, Sport and Sport, particularly Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Horse Racing, Football, Athletics and Cycling.
Other interests include Movies, Hydroponics, Investing, Woodworking, Food (especially cooking Pizzas), Australian wines, Family History (my own) and Australian politics.
I am a Stamp Collector (rather than a Philatelist), with a particular interest in Australian Postmarks, Cancels, Postal Slogans, Perfins and Reprints. I am working on a collection of Greek Stamps.
Some other collecting interests are -
Australian and Greek Banknotes. Australian coins
Bird, Fish & Dog Cards (Tuckfields cards) ,
Australian War Saving Certificates and LP record covers.
My most extensive collection is a collection of Playing Card Jokers ( I have 700+ different jokers).

Apart from my wife, my best mate was Steve, a 19 year old Birman cat who recently had to be put down. We miss him greatly
I get great enjoyment from growing vegetables and regular social occasions with a small group of friends, known as "The Usual Suspects".

Until recently I cycled everyday ( I have more Kilometres on my bicycles odometer than on my cars odometer). I am presently experiencing some problems with my health so my daily cycle is on hold. Hoping to return to this activity soon.

"So much to do, so little time"

Anything that relates to my interests or
Street kiosks/markets
Marbles (i.e. the game)
Quirky signs
Food especially salads, pizzas or fruit
Garden Sculpture
Clocks, Barometers
Famous Newspaper Front Pages.
Classic Movie Posters.
Classic LP record covers from the 60's,70,s & 80,s
..... ANY card (with interesting stamps) will be greatly appreciated.

If your country has issued a special "Postcrossing" stamp I would love to receive one.

Thank you for reading my profile and posting a card.

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