Hi! I’m Philip Newton. I'm 44 and I’m fascinated by languages and writing systems and I like to learn little bits and pieces of all sorts of languages. I also like computers and programming.
If you're wondering about the line starting "///" in my address: that's the three word address (see https://what3words.com/ ) that identifies the 3x3m square that my letter box is in. Some countries (e.g. Tonga) use three words address in their postal system. Germany doesn't (yet?) so the line is mostly for fun.
It would be great if you included a sentence or two in your language (with translation) on your postcard, especially if it’s not a very widely-spoken one worldwide. (Or if you speak a widely-spoken language but the area where you live has a distinct dialect, perhaps a line or two in that! Such as from a local song, a poem, or a typical saying.)
Also, if you know shorthand, write a sentence or two, with transcription, and tell me the name of the shorthand system! And a postcard in Braille would be super awesome! (I can read English and German Braille.)
If you don't know what to write about, tell me what the last thing was that you ate or about your favourite food when you were a child!
If you want to, write me on a piece of cardboard from a cereal box, packet of biscuits, or something like that! :)
Easter cards are welcome around Easter, and Christmas cards (whether postcards or folded greeting cards) any time of the year :) Also birthday cards in October/November.
Some ideas for cards, in no particular order:
* cards from a Postcrossing meet-up
* houses of worship (churches/cathedrals/temples/mosques/etc.), inside or outside
* castles (especially close-ups/interior views rather than aerial/panorama ones)
* trains, railways
* related to language, writing, alphabet
* views of your city/area/landscape (single-view preferred)—or beautiful landscapes even if they’re not from your area, such as lakes or mountains
* local attractions, costumes, or traditions
* maps (of the city, metro/subway system, area, state, country, world; modern or historic)
* wild animals (eagles, bears, …)
* flower fairies
…or pretty much anything, really! If you like it, I’ll probably like it, too :-)
On favourites: some of my favourites are cards I have received and some are cards I have seen on other users' profiles. I don't mind getting duplicates because my main aim is not collecting the images. I'm always happy about a nice card with a personal message even if I've received the same image before.
If it doesn’t cost more, perhaps you can send the card in an envelope, and include something small from your town? Such as a bus or train ticket, a newspaper clipping, or something like that.
I’d appreciate it if you’d write the date on your card. Perhaps you can also write the temperature and the weather where you are! And if you could include your Postcrossing username after your name at the end, that would be nice.