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).
My interests are travelling (38 countries on 4 continents yet), vintage cars (greetings to CZ: Currently I'm restoring a 1987 Škoda 105), cooking/baking and eating, tv series (Monk, Castle, Breaking Bad, Better call Saul, True Crime Dokus, The Simpsons, Futurama, La Casa de Papel, 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.
Maybe you've heared about it: Since 2015 houndreds of thousands refugees 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 milk drinks. I 'm sure those problems are unique worldwide 🙄
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 guess some people rate me being a big child, never getting adult or just being an idiot, but ... well ... I think they're right. Whatever! 🤣
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/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. It's quite interesting to see what other people have in common and where are the differences.
My special offer: Join my Ugly-Postcard-Contest 🤡:
Send the most ugly/terrible postcard you can find. Note your name and adress. 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 recent 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! 🙂
Please use the card's backside in landscape. That's much easier to handle for the German Postal Service 👍
When you are going to send a card to me, look at this site https://www.postpals.co.uk and send one more card to one of these children to brighten their day. Thank you!