***Updated January 2020***
Hard to believe I've been part of Postcrossing for 11 years now! What a great way to communicate with people around the world. I've made many good friends over the years from across the world, many of whom I have had the fortune to meet. If only everyone took part in exchanges like this, the world would be a much better place.
More about me:
I love to travel, knit, collect stamps, and cook. So far I've travelled to 28 foreign countries in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. You may find yourself receiving postcards that I've picked up on my travels. I am a high school history teacher, but have taught government, economics and French in the past. (I went to university in Paris and then taught high school English for a year in Nantes.) I've been with my husband for 17 years, and we host exchange students through Youth For Understanding. We've hosted 3 boys from Germany and have hosted 2 boys from Denmark. In the fall, we will be welcoming another boy from Germany.
I prefer my postcards to be written and stamped. I especially enjoy postcards depicting local culture, landmarks, monuments, foods, traditions, architecture, and art. (I especially love Soviet era/communist art.) In 2020, I have two special requests. As I was born in the Year of the Rat, and this is the Year of the Rat, any cards or stamps related to the Lunar New Year would be especially appreciated. I also would love cards related to the Cold War. Over the past couple years, I've become a big fan of political postcards (I am NOT a fan of the current occupant of the White House. He does not represent my values in any way.) I also enjoy cards with cats, as I have two cats at home. However, I'd be happy with any postcards that you may send my way. I also appreciate interesting stamps. I also hope that you will take the chance to tell me a bit about your life after you've selected my card.
Thanks for reading!