A few weeks ago I joined Postcrossing. I'd been meaning to do so for ages and just never got around to it. But after I saw the fabulous postcards one of my favourite bloggers, GnomeAngel, was getting from around the world, I finally joined.
I've sent 13 cards so far: one each to Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and USA; two each to Finland and Taiwan; and three to Germany. I had been buying them individually, the tourist-style ones from post offices and so on, but I decided to buy a box of 100 Penguin book cover postcards from Fishpond that will keep me going for a while!
I've been eagerly checking my mailbox every day for my first postcard, and it finally arrived on my birthday, no less!
On the back:
Greetings from my birth- and work town Berlin, the capital of Germany. I live in a suburb, I am married, have an adult daughter, a dog and my profession is midwife. Take care, Helwyne.She wrote her messsage sideways, which I thought was cute and unusual. The stamp is a picture of a cathedral. I would love to visit Berlin and see the Brandenburg Gate so I was thrilled this was my first card!
P.S. Sorry for all the edits, but I think I finally have this post right now!