Having read an article about it, I have just signed up for Postcrossing (postcrossing.com/), which is a website for people to send postcards to people all around the world. It randomly picks a recipient for you to send a card to, and then you receive one from another randomly chosen sender.

It looks like a really nice way to learn a bit about other cultures and get good post from friendly people 😀

If he hadn’t left, Husband 1.0 and I would have been married for 17 years today.

Instead, he has been gone for 7 years and I have been married to Husband 2.0 for 7 months, which is much nicer :blobheart:

@becky or the same people get all the tips every month, regardless of performance?

It sounds really divisive to me.

I feel that “INEOS can go frack themselves” would look good on a t-shirt.

TIL a new word: psephologist

=someone who studies elections and voting statistics

Don't think I will use it much, though.

@drango Well... my website is not representative of how I make money. The bulk of my income comes from writing articles for science facilities.

I would like to make my living writing about plants and the environment, but this is the best fit I can manage at the moment.

@drango Cool! I just wanted to gauge how different your experience will be to mine, and it will be a lot different! 😀

In Madagascar, teenagers are learning new farming techniques (compost!) to protect their rainforest environment: bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ :_earth:

@drango No problem! what is it that you do? And which part of the world are you in?

@drango Feel free to ask anything! I don’t claim to be an expert but I will help if I can 😀

@drango @priryo It is. There is no help available, they make out you are the one with the problem, and then you get branded a troublemaker, and it’s awful. Just for wanting to be able to do your job!

@drango It did take quite some time to make a living as a freelancer, and I was lucky enough to have savings go fall back on in the meantime, and a partner who was supportive.

There’s always the worry that it will all fall apart, but I tell myself that these days a job is no more secure. In the past I have been made redundant with no warning, and fired for no reason, and at least being freelance whether I earn enough is pretty much down to me.

@drango You did the right thing. Not being abused is worth so much more than money!

We are worth more than money, whatever Capitalism has to say on the topic 😀

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