My name is Gordon, I live in Northern Germany in a small village half way between Hamburg and the North Sea. I work in Hamburg as IT-technician (just hardware - no nerd).
Maybe you've heared about it: In 2015 houndreds of thousands refugees from the Mid East and Africa came to Germany to find peace and freedom here.
Some of them get support from me and my wife in settleing in here. Further we assist them in bureaucratic things (german authorities love bureaucracy with tons of paper) and we help in understanding everyday's life in Germany: Why do I have 4 trashcans in different colours and in which one shall I dump empty cans or an old newspaper? Why do I have to pay a deposit of 25 cents on a plastic bottle if it contains water or lemonade but not if it contains juice or milk drinks. 8-)
I guess those problems are unique worldwide. :-D
My interests are geocaching, travelling (until now 38 countries on 4 continents), vintage cars (currently restoring an old mini bus by myself), cooking/baking and eating, tv series (Monk, Castle, Breaking Bad, Banshee, The Simpsons, Futurama, The Path, Doc Martin, ...). I love chocolate and most kinds of sweets. I like funny audio books, german comedians, british humor (especially Monty Python) and the TV shows "Top Gear" and "The Grand Tour" by Clarkson, May and Hammond.
I guess some people rate me being a big child, never getting adult, but ... well ... I think they're right. Whatever!
What kind of postcard you can send me? Well ... It should be more or less rectangular, showing my name and adress, the postcard-ID and it should be mailed with the sufficient postage. A picture or something like that would be nice but is not mandantory.
I'm an idiot? I know! :-)
To be honest: I like nature views, old cars, traffic scenes, interesting buildings, sweets, cakes, local food (maybe with a recipe), local culture and habits. Cards with information about your city or country are interesting, too. If you didn't have such cards send me something else - I'm happy about everything.
If you don't know what to write, tell me the five things coming up first in your mind when you think about Germany. Maybe that becomes a funny statistic to be published here.
My special offer is my annual Ugly-Postcard-Contest:
Send me the most ugly/terrible postcard you can find. Note your name and adress and each year at my bithday the sender of the worst card -the jury is my wife and me- will receive a present from me. No joke! For real!
The winners are:
2018/19: LT-656124 and US-5231891
2019/20: NL-4494742 and DE-8355390
That's it for now. I'm looking forward to your postcard and wish you "Happy Postcrossing".
**Please send also a card to those children**
When you are going to send a card to me, look at this site https://www.postpals.co.uk and also send a card to one of the sick children to brighten their day.