6 April 17: Sooooo hubby and I have decided to plan to take a trip to the USA in 2019, which just happens to be around the time that Star Wars Land opens at Disney, could you get more of a coincidence??? We really want to do an epic holiday to the US so its time to start saving. I will be cutting back on my swaps. Dont worry I will still be hosting my usuals and doing the odd one here and there in the groups I am in, but just not to the scale that I have been doing lately. Ever stamp counts now. I have also been having a problem with some of my mail not arriving, my partners not even bothering to respond to my messages to check if they have received it or if I must resend. Its pretty frustrating. Everytime I get an email from Swapbot to say I have been rated I actually get apprehensive to go and check cos I think today is the day someone is going to rate me a 1 for something hey havent received but havent even bothered to reply to my messages. This swapping thing actually does work both ways, thats why we are called "partners". I will be around so message me if you havent received my mail, cos I swear I did send it and I am happy to resend.
11 Feb 17: Geez so much has happened. We moved out to the "country" end of October. Its amazing. There are only a few houses around us, and far enough away that we cannot see into their window (and thankfully not hear them when the speack). We are in a rental house on a working farm, there are cattle and sheep around us, some weeks they are in paddocks way over theeeerreeee and we have pretty much silence around us. Hubby has a huge veggie garden and we have a bumper crop of spaghetti squash. Im glad I like the stuff or it would be a waste. Its about an extra 5 minutes on my drive to work, so now I commute 25 minutes to work and home, but its so worth it. We are very happy here. I now have a PO box as the rural mail takes a day or two longer to get delivered and that just isnt on when I want mail. We adopted a little black kitten from the SPCA on the 3rd Dec 16. I named her Poppy, I thought hubby would disprove, but he actually liked it (score me). I chose her because she was quiet, shy, a bit scared and none of the other older / bigger kittens wanted anything to do with her. Hissing at her and arching their backs when she went over to play with them. I got her home and she was all quiet and timid for what, a day. Man she is a full on little girl. We lover her. She has two speeds, full or sleeping. She greets me at the door everyday when I get home for a cuddle and then she is out the door and adventuring around our big garden. My older cat now tries to "kitten" but he runs out of steam long before she does. But she has fitted into the family like she has always been here and was meant to be here.
There is not a single mail box in New Zealand that gets emptied on a Saturday or Sunday. If I mark the item as sent on a Saturday or Sunday, it is because I am off to the post office for stamps (if I have run out) and will drop my mail in the box when I am there. If you are going to be stuffy about a day or two difference in the postmark, then I feel sorry for you. Life for you must be hell.
Now onto the serious stuff:
Hello my name is Cindy and I am addicted to postcards.
I am in my 40s. I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago from South Africa with my now hubby Dominick, we married on 20st April 2011. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis, which he manages very well (fingers crossed). We have no children by choice. We have a male cat called Kwali and as from 2 Dec 2016 a little black female cat I have named Poppy. I don't smoke or drink alcohol (just don't have a taste for either). I follow a refined suger free, gluten free, egg free, soy free, dairy free and chemical free diet. We make 99% of our own food. I do like organic sugar free chocolate, how can I not have some kind of chocolate, life just wouldnt be worth living. And I love to try herbal infused organic teas with no false "flavours" in them.
And I love skulls. Any kind of skulls, cute skulls, scary skulls, pirate skulls, funny skulls, skelanimals, you find a skull, I will like it.
I also love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. And am an avid RPG gamer.
Spring is my favourite time of the year, just between the cold of winter and the heat of summer, where all the pretty flowers start to bloom and baby animals are being born.
I love tea, black being my favourite, Especially Earl Grey. I dont drink Camomile, for some reason it gives me stomach cramps when I drink it. I LOVE cinnemon!
My favourite movies / tv are: Equilibrium, Avatar, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Appleseed, Witchblade (the anime version), Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Kungfu Panda, Pirates of the Carribean series, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix Trilogy, all the Riddick's, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, Ancient Aliens, Downton Abbey, Poirot, Miss Marple, Vera..... just to name a few.
Im a bit of a Harry Potter fan, I have all the books and one day hope to have extended versions of the movies on DVD and to also go visit Harry Potter world (either UK or US I don't mind).
I am part of Postcrossing too, and I love it. One of the ladies I received a postcard from mentioned Swap-bot, that's how I came to be here. I never thought I would love swapping soooo much....
My favourite colours are: Dark blues, dark purples, dark pinks, dark greens, reds and black.
I would love to do private PC swaps and am always looking for postcard pals.
I have a pile of postcards that I would love sent back to me. If anyone is interested in doing a private "Return to sender" swap please let me know.
I like to host swaps, should you not receive your swap from your partner even after you may have managed to get hold of them for a resend, I will happily Angel just let me know.
I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.
I love good old fashioned murder mysteries and period dramas.
Skelanimals/skulls - also absolutely anything
Bumblebees and bees and ladybugs. Im always rescuing bumblebees and bees in the garden with sugar water.
Ancient and old Asian buildings & temples
Belly dancing, I haven't done it for years, but I would still love to someday.
Dita Von Teese or any Burlesque for that matter.
Deftones is my most favourite favourite band.
I love kung fu movies, I have seen so many that I love that it would take forever to list them.
I dont like receiving PCs that are a cut out from a cereal box or some other random thing. I only send out store bought PCs so I kind of expect to receive store bought or very nicely hand made/art PCs. I will give a 3 if I get a PC cut out from some random box you got out of your kitchen cupboard.
I do not mind handmade, but only if the swap allows them.
I am not religeous, so please don't sent me religeous or spiritual stuff.
I prefer my postcards sent stamped and naked, or naked and stamped (that is sent not in an envelope). I have this thing that a postcard is not complete unless it has been written on.
I have decided to collect a postcard of each an every animal in the world. A momentous task you say! Yes it is! Challenge accepted :)
I am looking for the following (I will update this list regularly), I have a folder with all my animail postcards in the "My collections" link at the top of the page here, just in case you want to double check what I have, or just out of curiosity. I will update it regularly.
Here is what I am looking for:
Bats, yes the flying kind.
Indian or Benghal Fox
Tiger or Bull Shark (depending on where you are in the world)
Any dolphin except common dolphin.
Comic book covers
Anything about Japan especially Geisha
Space or science fiction
Dramatic weather scenes
Lord of the Rings
Halloween (we don't get any Halloween stuff here in NZ)
Goth or Gothic scenes
Surfing (for the hubby)
Vampires (but the scary ones- please NOT Edward, or True Blood, I like the old school vampires)
Vintage comics / movies like Bride of Frankenstein and Vampirella
Froy & Dind (I received one in a tag and I absolutely love it!)
Jetoy (also received 1 in a swap and fell in love with it, just adorable.)
Postcard with cut-outs
Eugen Hartung - see below
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