Date Joined: November 10, 2018
Last Online: January 20, 2019
Birthday: January 14
Country: Russian Federation
❗I take proofpics of all my outgoing cards the day I mail them. I live in the suburban area, and my local post-office can be rather slow to process mail. I mail postcards in Moscow whenever I can, but I don't go to the city every day and have to use the local office, which, again, is a slowpoke. So please contact me if you haven't received my card in time. NB. In my experience it usually takes at least 40 days for a card to reach Canada, Australia and the US ❗
❗I am using my Moscow address for incoming mail, because post works faster in the city. Do not worry, I check my mailbox regularly.
Hello there! My name is Valentina, 37. I was born in Moscow and had lived there my entire life - until several years ago we bought a cottage in a small and picturesque village not far from the city. Now our family are enjoying country life with our two dogs - Darcy and Kuzya, both male, both adopted half-breeds.
I am a linguist and an interpreter. I was a university professor for many years, but right now I am a housewife and loving it. 😍
I am a very decent cook (and a baking goddess for that matter 😜). I love cross stitch and sewing and make lovely teddy bears, Tilda dolls and traditional Slavic motanka dolls.
I paint a little, do some gardening (we've got a splendid huge garden!), play the piano and enjoy birdwatching (lots of different forest birds live in this splendid garden of ours and we feed them). And I go horse-riding and do sports. Very accomplished as you can guess.
🏡 I am a proud member of the nalichniki.com project. Whenever we have an opportunity - we travel around and take pictures of old houses with ornate wooden frames. One of my shots was issued as a postcard: http://amelie-cards.ru/products/31535319
I restore furniture. I love working with old wood. 😎 And as I am a huge fan of nalichniki ⬆, recently I have started a new project - I remake old ornate window frames into beautiful, exquisite mirrors.
I love my postcards naked and stamped.
💚 Most welcome topics at the moment are (in random order) :
✅ IN WATERCOLOUR (not photos): cornflowers (bluets), heather, lavender, hydrangea, geranium, lilac, anemones, peonies, wildflowers
✅ bullfinches and other common birds
✅ Western painting: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classicism, History painting, Romanticism, Impressionism
✅ Claude Monet
✅ Ivan Aivazovsky
✅ food, cooking, baking, pastries, tea, coffee
✅ needlework, fancywork, handicraft ✅ blacksmithing (smithcraft) ✅ The Romanovs Imperial Family ✅ Russian Orthodox Church ✅ наличники (nalichniki - Russian ornate wooden window frames) ✅ Russian samovars ✅ Christmas and Easter cards ✅ FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
😕 The list of cards that are not appreciated includes those with tourist views, contemporary art, all kinds of insects (even butterflies), palm trees and beaches, skyscrapers or any modern buildings, movies, tv shows, cartoons, comics or posters.
NO AD, SELF-MADE or SECOND-HAND cards, please.
😊 I am a very responsible and diligent postcrosser. I spend a lot of effort on searching for beautiful stamps and postcards of fine quality and expect the same from other people. I always try to choose a perfect card to fit the most difficult wishlist.
Here are only some of the postcards I sent during my many years in post exchange (not categorized, sorry!): https://photos.app.goo.gl/e1PWighwGbPbAUxj6
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