areness(or Bob) is a member in Australia . He has been a member for over 6 years (2,216 days).
G’idday (Hello)! I live in Bendigo Victoria Australia; I’m a 72 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 49 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).
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.
I am the Secretary/Treasurer of the Bendigo Philatelic Society. I welcome any enquiries concerning Australian Stamps. If you would like a selection of Australian stamps (used but free) please contact me at BPS P.O. Box 926 Bendigo Vic. 3552 Australia
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 my collection of Playing Card Jokers (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".
I cycle everyday and have more Kilometres on my bicycles odometer than on my cars odometer.
"So much to do, so little time"
Anything that relates to my interests or
Marbles (i.e. the game)
Food especially salads, pizzas or fruit
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.