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 became a parent in December 2021, so I'm a granny now. My grandson is the best ever ;) ! It's also nice to think that my late husband lives on for a bit in that child.
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 survival games crossed with builders a lot. Like Subnautica, Planet crafter, Len's Island, Against the storm, Stranded: Alien dawn. I'm also very fond of This war of mine, an anti-war game. I like board games too.
I also love doing jigsaws. And I am a big fan of Lego, I lately built the Batman Shadow box: awesome!
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 and cook. 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 related to games (board games and computer games)
-cats (funny, not soppy)
-fairy tales (no Disney, please)
-Where is Wally/Waldo? (or other "puzzle" cards)
-lucky four-leaf 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 a 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.
In my favourites are only cards I received. I think it is easier on the eye.