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Casmi

Casmi
Date Joined: June 23, 2014
Last Online: November 24, 2020
Birthday: December 9
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

NOTE: If you are sending Christmas cards, please write the swap name and your username on the envelope so I can rate you without opening the card. Travel restrictions mean I am on my own this Christmas, and I would love to save all my cards to open on Christmas morning with a mug of hot chocolate and a decadent pastry. :)

I click Sent once I have dropped the swap into the post box, otherwise I am likely to forget. Depending on the time of day and time of collection, the postmarked date may be different.

I am a 56 year old woman, originally from the USA, but I've lived in the UK since 2002 and love it. I became a citizen of the UK back in 2011, so I now hold dual citizenship.

Most of my time in the UK was spent in Cheshire, but two years ago I moved south to Cambridge. I basically got rid of 90% of what I owned and started over in a new part of the country. :)

My university degree was in Acting, and I did loads of acting and directing back when I lived in the USA. My last job before I moved to the UK was as the Artistic Director of a professional touring children’s theatre. I now work as a Corporate Information Officer at a mental health trust.

I have been providing admin support for a band I adore for the past three years (which was the reason for the move south) and music has become my favourite thing. I started singing a few years ago, and during lockdown I have taken up the ukulele. I took part in my first online songwriting retreat last month and loved the process of writing music.

My family is all back in the USA. I have my dad, two brothers and one sister, all younger than me. They are all married with children, and my oldest niece now has two children of her own! I love going back to catch up with all my nieces and nephews.

I am addicted to books. It was the most difficult thing when I moved - deciding which few books I was going to keep and bring with me. I couldn't take them all as I was leaving a flat I had to myself and taking up residence as a lodger in a single room.

BOOKS I read most anything except science fiction. I particularly love history, biographies, and a bit of chick lit. Bill Bryson, Alison Weir, Tom Holland, Nora Roberts, Gail Eastwood, Jane Austen, Michael Connelly, Nancy Warren, Ted Tayler, Patrick O'Brien are among my favourite authors. LM Montgomery is always welcome - Emily and Anne are two of my favourite literary playmates to spend time with.

TV MAS*H, Inspector Montalbano, The Big Bang Theory, Endeavour, Dr Who (the new ones), Sherlock, Elementary, Yes Minister, Firefly

MOVIES Micmacs, Be Kind – Rewind, Nurse Betty, Much Ado About Nothing, The Lives of Others, Moonrise Kingdom, Hairspray, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, LA Story, Wag the Dog, In the Bleak Midwinter, State and Main, Star Trek, Hoosiers, The Artist, Despicable Me (& DM2), Rango

I also love fountain pens, my Filofaxes, stationery, cricket and rugby. A couple of years ago I started to make jewellery, which I really enjoy. All of my supplies are still boxed up, however.

In the past two years my hair has been pink, purple, blue, green and yellow - so many more colours to try! [grin]

I love postcards of your favourite places or things, - I am happy with either single or multiview cards, and I'm a sucker for pictures of furry critters [laugh]. I prefer postcards to be sent naked, stamped, with a message from you about yourself, or what the image on the PC means to you.

LIKES Colour Nature Animals Museums/Art Galleries Ocean/Coast/Lighthouse Fun/inspirational sayings B&W vintage

DISLIKES Cartoons (hello kitty, etc) Horror/gore Religious (other than Christmas)

I look forward to hearing from you!

Ratings

majork29 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #218 on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card and I too think that this year will include a lot more real Christmas Cards.
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. The contrast between purple flowers and green is beautiful, and the stamps are also cute. Have a nice week-Mina :)
KSENiA rated for Top10 comedy on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Lovely list. I love 50 First Dates, and Some Like It Hot is ageless. I grew up watching it with my grandmother. Still love it!
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Comment: The snowdrops pc was lovely, thank you!
uliaya rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 20, 2020
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Comment: My first Christmas card of this year just arrived! Thank you so much, Carol! I wish you very Merry Christmas time! Take care, Yulia
Gaucha rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card, Carol, have a wonderful holiday season!
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JenniferJo rated for First & Last Lines No. 27 on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #219 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Sorry your weekend was sadden by your friends death.
CometaGuavaberry rated for Top 10 songs 2020 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: A lot of new artists to listen ! Thanks, take care <3
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Comment: Love the card! I'll add the mask to my stocking!
kricket29 rated for Christmas Cards 🎁 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Love the Silent Night card! So pretty :) Thank you for the cute stamp as well! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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Comment: Hi Carol ! Thank you very much for the pretty floral PC and for joining my swap! I love how that pink flower floats over water!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the card... I don’t think I’d venture through that gate! What a beautiful view <3
carol rated for October 2020: What Did You Read? on Nov 15, 2020
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Comment: Wow! That's quite a list! I love mysteries and especially ones set in the British Isles, so I'll be checking out your list when I want a mystery. I seem to be reading more topical stuff right now, but I always return to mysteries. I, too, love returning to reread a well-loved book. For me, that has always been Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. I can't even estimate the number I times I've read those two. The Little Prince is another that never gets old for me. Such a lovely little book!
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Comment: Thank you for the card.
taledo rated for CS:Christmas Card and A Beauty Mask on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the lovely card and mask. wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season.
kammy rated for Top10 comedy on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: Great list. I do not know the old cinema with Errol Flynn or Cary Grant. I love "10 things I hate about you" with Joseph Gordon-levitt and Heath Ledger. they are very good actors. I love too "adams family", it's cult
Satorii rated for UK Postcard Super-Swap (November) on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card I too love meerkats :)
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Comment: TY writing back now.

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lorettadog on Dec 9, 2014:

Happy Birthday, birthday twin! :oP

Sandy

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