I live in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. It's a town with a population of ca.100.000, with a historic centre. It is famous for it's cheese market.
I was married for almost 36 years, but sadly my husband passed away in november 2016. He had a very agressive form of cancer. We knew each other for almost 40 years, so it took a while to get used to being alone. But I discovered that I'm settling in in this new situation and I'm happy again. We have one child, a son. He is 30 y.o., lived for a while in Amsterdam, but has moved (with his now wife) to Heerhugowaard, which is near Alkmaar. They had a son on the 8th of December, so I'm a granny now. It's also nice to think that my late husband lives on in that baby.
I love playing games on the computer. I like city builders, adventures, indie games. I had a crush on Slime ranger, Two Point hospital, Anno 1404, Graveyard Keeper (the twisted sister of Stardew Valley). Currently I play Subnautica and Planetcrafter a lot. I'm very fond of This war of mine, an anti-war game. I like board games too.
I also love doing jigsaws.
Currently I'm occupying myself selling things I don't need anymore on the internet: I hate throwing good things away, I love giving things a second life.
When I can find the time I like to read, cook, crochet, build (small) doll's houses. I do make time to walk every day.
And I like to collect things. I collect items from Surprise Eggs, and cookbooks from places I've visited, but I also collect postcards with either RECIPES or KITES on them.
If you're stuck finding a postcard for me:
I like colorful pictures, I like the extraordinary more than the ordinary. I am not particularly fond of sweet postcards, I like weird, bizarre and black humor..
Still having a problem?
I like the following subjects (apart from the recipes and kites). in no particular order:
-paper models (bouwplaten)
-dress-up dolls (aankleedpoppen): old-fashioned paper dolls, with paper clothes and accessories
-things to do with games (board games and computer games)
-cats (funny, not soppy)
-poppies (no flower fairies, please)
-fairy tales (no Disney, please)
-Where is Wally? (or other "puzzle" cards)
-lucky four-leave clovers
-Alphabets, or things to do with language, for example a special dialect or letter
-the first Batman-series and movie, with Adam West playing Batman
Or...Just check my Favourites.
I don't like:
-real pornographic postcards: I'm not prude. I just think that sex shouldn't be made into a degrading thing
-real animals with clothes on: what's the point?
-religious postcards: I don't mind a postcard of the odd church or something. I just don't like sermons. I don't feel the need for conversion. I like to think I can make up my own mind.
I'm sorry but I decided to cut down my Favourites: it only exists of postcards that I actually received: I think it is easier on the eye.