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(or John) is a member from United Kingdom .

He has been a member for 4 months (133 days).
Postcards Sent: 52
Postcards Received: 48
Distance Sent: 211,222 km
Last Seen: 26 minutes ago
(for uptodate statistsic see this page on Postcrossing –
Speaks: English, (French – just about)
Birthday: 22nd October 1949 (62 years old)
Interested in direct swaps: Yes

About John…

I will be quite happy with whatever postcard you send but any of the following will always be of especial interest to me:-

– letterboxes (pillar boxes)
– something showing books (especially old ones, unusual bindings, people reading, etc)
– writing materials (like old inkwells, pens, etc)
– State maps of the USA (I also like US State flowers, insects, etc.)
– a map of your country
– libraries or museums
– cards with the name of your state / town/ area across the front and a picture or pictures of the place
– works of art
– dragonflies, moths, reptiles or birds
– smiling faces

I like unusual stamps and especially ones with wildlife or flowers on them. (I don’t collect stamps I just like to see them on the cards.)

My main blog is

I also have a postcrossing blog at

I’m a retired local government officer with serious (but hopefully not terminal) health issues. I originally trained as a librarian but after a few years in libraries I moved to the Housing Department and then the Chief Executive’s Department where I was responsible for anything no one else wanted! Despite all that I still tend to think of myself as a librarian.

My main interests nowadays are blogging, reading, photography, natural history, family and supporting my partner in her counselling business.

I have three living children – One boy (aged 24 and living at home) and two daughters by a previous marriage (in their thirties and living with their husbands in Sheffield and Exeter respectively). My son-in-law in Exeter and my brother (who spends half the year in the Outer Hebrides and half in New Zealand) also rank among my very best friends. My present wife (of 25 years) and I also had another boy who died in infancy and will always be missed.

Since taking up blogging my circle of friends has become truly international and I love the opportunity that blogging and postcrossing give for spreading kindness and love around the world. Sorry if that sounds soppy but it’s how I feel about it.

Enjoy your postcrossing!



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