Hello. I'm Alan, in my early 60's, a writer and photographer who formerly worked in IT. You can read my article on the hidden benefits of postcrossing at
where you'll also find some of my stories.
Please don't worry about duplicates. I've received so many cards it is impossible to check them all! ANY postcard you want to send is welcome. If you need some suggestions try any of the following
I'm doing a course on Great Artists so art cards featuring the work of Raphael, Caravaggio, Hogarth, Millais, Monet and Klimt are most welcome. I've also signed up for a short course in Keats starting January. Perhaps you have a favourite poem?
Also night, space, islands, trains, music stars, TV, bears, books, architecture.
Or you could send me a card with your own photography (tell me what is in the picture and why you took it)
If you are wondering what to write you could answer one of these
1) What's your job and what's the best and worse thing about doing it?
2) What's your favourite shop or restaurant, and why?
3) Name something that you hope to achieve one day?
4) When was the last time you were angry?
5) What's your quirk?
My hobbies include reading literary novels and listening to music. You can listen to my post-crossing playlist of postcard related songs
Recent resends - GB-1278049, GB-1278085, GB-1327932