Hobbies:Watching films, listening to (film) music, keeping up with current affairs around the world Penpal message / wishes: Hello! I am 26 years old and live in Belgium.
I'm desperately 'in love' with the UK and am currently making plans to live in England for a few months. I have a degree in translation English-Spanish and it's pretty useless.
I would love to get to know more female native English speakers to learn about their customs, cultures, countries and pick up more English. Please be prepared for lots of questions as I tend to become pretty inquisitive when speaking to someone from an English-speaking country.
I can't do snail-mail because I'm blind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me.
I have been a 'member' of this site for a long time. I have some penpals that I met here but I like writing a lot, that's why I decided to update my add and hope for the best.
What I hope to find is a longlasting friendship. I mean a real friendship. Not only where you talk about every day's stuff but also where you can talk about what you feel, how you feel, ... Stuff like that. Real deep talks as a matter of fact.
Due to some mental health issues, I have been discovering myself again lately. I also search something who doesn't judge about people that are heaving mental health issues. Not every mental health issue means you are some kind of freak or murderer or a criminal. Of course you have people like that, but most of people who are suffering from stuff like this, are pretty normal ...
Also, if I find more than friendship, so be it. I am not looking for it, but if it happens, we'll see where it goes. But remember: I am not searching for that in first case. I takes time for me to get to know and open up to a person that I don't know or never talked to.
So if you are interested in getting to know the person behind this words ... Don't hesitate and contact me and tell me about yourself.
Hobbies:singing, acting, dancing, art, outdoors, swimming, shopping, tattoos, buddha, Penpal message / wishes: Hello world! Im a fun loving down to earth kind of girl. I love meeting people from all over the world from all walks of life... I would love to meet you and become friends ^-^ please feel free to write to me
Hobbies:later Penpal message / wishes: Hey there lost souls,
Let's get back to an old tradition when people used a pen and a piece of paper with some meaningful phrases to share their world. This is a message to those who wander and feel a little lost, for those who enjoy the simplest things but have not people to share this joy with, for those who feel like the world is getting more and more dumb. Anyway, I'm looking for creating some nice connections around the world, for finding the pieces of my soul in different corners.
Hobbies:snail mail, books, crochet, movies, music, gardening, spending time with friends, ... Penpal message / wishes: Hi. I'm Ilse, I'm 29, almost 30, and I live in the flemish part of Belgium. I finished my studies theology and religious studies at the university of Leuven and after some time being a teacher, I am now employed as pastoral counselor (chaplain) in elderly care.
I've been into penpalling for several years now and am open towards taking one or two new penpals. I am very much interested in snail mail. E-mail just doesn't work for me, I always forget I have to reply... And there's just that special thing about a real letter. I love stationery and snail mail also allows me to push my creativity. I absolutely love decorating letters and making my own envelopes, but of course it depends on the time available at that moment.
What I love most about snail mail is that it allows one to establish a friendship with someone who lives far (or not that far) away. A penpal can definately be a real friend to me. I really like the idea of being old and still corresponding with penpals who I've started writing to decades ago, so I hope to find longterm penpals who write medium to long letters. It's extra fun if you're a bit creative / if you like to make the letter nice to look at it, but it's not a must.
For the ones who want to read some more about me, here are some lists:
Some of my favorite music: Cocorosie, Joan Armatrading, Katie Melua, Maria Mena, Norah Jones, Adele, Sia, Antony & the Johnsons, Caroline Smith and the good nigh sleeps, Geprge Ezra, Mumford & sons, James Bay, Florence and the machine, Ellie Goulding, I blame coco, Efterklang, Robyn, Kate nash, Lilly Allen, The national, Santigold, Windmill, Beirut, Feist, Angus & Julia Stone, C.W. Stoneking, Seasick Steve, Smith & Burrows, ...
Some of my favorite movies: Lars and the real girl, The holiday, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Little miss sunshine, Bin jip, Memoirs of a geisha, Alles is liefde, Slumdog Millionaire, The Jane Austen book club, Les barons, (500) Days of Summer, Crazy stupid love, The black balloon, ...
Some books I enjoyed reading: the sisterhood of the traveling pants series by Ann Brashares; "post voor mevrouw Bromley" by Stefan Brijs; "the 100 year old man... " by Jonas Jonasson, "Was alles maar konijnen" by Renske de Greef; "The solitude of prime numbers" by Paolo Giordano; "Water for elephants" by Sara Gruen; "The shadow of the wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon; "The snow child" by Eowyn Ivey, "De kleine miezerige God" by Esther Gerritsen, "Hunting & gathering" by Anna Gavalda, "The book thief" by Markus Zusak
Well - that's it for now. I'll leave the rest for the letters... Thanks for reading & feel free to contact me if you feel like we might click penpalwise :) I can correspond in English or Dutch.