I have time and space for some new correspondents. I would love to hear from other parts of the world and different cultures. Writing is extremely important to me and I correspond with my Father every week. Writing is much more than just getting things down on paper, it is organising thoughts and ideas. Sometimes I will write something out in different places and refine it each time. I would love to have long term correspondence where ideas are exchanged and I learn about other cultures.
I am accompanying my parents on what will probably be their last use of their time share. My Father in particular is getting older and is now finding difficulty in walking so I am going primarily as his carer rather than on holiday. I am fascinated to learn as much as I can about Malta and have started researching. As one of the most densely populated countries I will be interested in how they cope with infrastructure - water, sewage and electricity. As a biologist I am hoping to bring back geranium cuttings, which strike me as the best kind of souvenir.
My grandfather always had a huge zest for life and was a lovely godly man. He was an ardent painter (oils) loved salmon fishing and an active member of his church. I would like to think I take after that side of the family. He used to write to us as children using images such as a deer for Dear etc... It made for an interesting letter which needed to be slowly decoded but he took the time for us. Email is the antithesis of that kind of creativity which is time consuming.
Anyway if anyone out there would like to correspond about themselves, their country and culture I would love to hear from them. Writing to others broadens our mind and the discipline it imposes causes us to order our thoughts and reflect a little bit. I used to enclose jokes for my Dad but sadly these have now been exhausted and need replenishing. It may seem odd to waste a page setting up a punchline or narrating a joke but to tell a joke well is no easy task.
I am married with two children, living in the far north of Scotland. Listening to Australian radio I am struck by the contrast between my cold damp winter and the dry hot Australian summer. I am a volunteer driver with a rural transport charity, run a very small baking business and keep chickens. I have a small polytunnel and an interest in gardening. My favourite fountain pen is probably the Parker 25, my favourite ink either Diamine ancent copper or Noodlers X-Feather black. Favourite shows would be Babylon 5 and the gentle humour of Kims Convenience.
This post is probably rambling and worthy of editing but I will let it go. PM me if you would be interested in corresponding.