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FairyLady

FairyLady
Date Joined: September 9, 2012
Last Online: November 23, 2020
Birthday: August 25, 1992
Country: Belgium
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About Me

I'm Lynn. I live together with my husband, my son and my cats Mini and Fristi in a city called Deurne. I love being creative (see crafts), reading, visiting museums, ...

I took a long break from Swap-bot because I lost my firstborn son at 33 weeks of pregnancy on April 2nd 2018. I didn't feel like I could finish any swaps succesfully. But now on April 17th 2020 my 2nd son was born. My first son will never be forgotten and has a big place in my heart, but I now feel like I can be a bit happy again and want to enjoy life as a family. I recently found joy again in practicing my hobbies, so I wanted to start and pick up doing some swaps again.

Favorite Music

I love almost all music (except schlaeger), but I must admit the music I love the most is more in the rock genre(especially 80's). From soft pop rock to some metal

some favorite bands/singers:

  • Nirvana

  • Switchfoot

  • Skillet

  • Journey

  • Billy Joel

  • Apocalyptica

  • 3 doors down

-....

Favorite Books

I love lots of genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA, History, Non-fiction, Crime, Comics/ Manga,...

I don't like horror, action and most romance( no chiclit, no erotic, something like Twilight is ok)

some favorites:

  • Harry Potter

  • The Hunger Games

  • Matched

  • All Tolkien's books

  • ....

I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks. I dislike paperbacks for multiple reasons. The quality of the cover is just bad. It cracks and curls up and I don't like it. I feel very uncormftable reading a paperback book as I don't fully open the book when reading with a fear of cracking the spine. But I do get Hardcovers are more expensive to buy and send, although with some websites like the book depository or when your USbased Bookoutlet it's cheaper for hardcovers. And so for swaps I don't expect you to gift a hardcover book, I'm happy with a gifted Kindle e-book as well, which can be very cheap. I actually prefer e-books over paperbacks, I know I'm that weird. That being said I will never rate down because you'll send a paperback book especially when the swap asks to gift a physical copy. It's just that I must admit when receiving a paperback I might read it once extremely carefully and then it just sits on bookshelf. I often reread hardcovers and e-books. I only buy paperback versions myself when I really want a book very bad, but there's no other version available at all, which is often the case for comics or non-fiction books. But I'll be grateful for any book that I receive that is in a good condition.

Favorite Movies

The same as for books, almost everything except for horror, action or most romance

Favorites

  • Harry Potter

  • Back to the Future

  • The Hunger Games

  • Hachi

...

Favorite Television

I like TV-series more then movies, because you can enjoy it longer

Favorites

  • House M.D.

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Suits

  • De Elfenheuvel

  • Nana

  • Stargate (all)

  • The X-files

  • White collar

....

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking

  • Drawing, painting

  • Knitting

  • Crocheting

-...

Likes and wishlist

Favorite color: Purple and blue, every shade of it. I like most other colors, I'm just not a big fan of yellow (except in nature)

Favorite flower: Daffodils, I also like others

Favorite smell: Lavender. I also like fruity smells.

  • Books: My book depository/Amazon wishlist have got books I haven't got yet. I don't mind an audio book or e-book version.

  • Blu-ray/dvd's: My amazon wishlist has dvd's I don't own yet. Just make sure it's region code 2 or region free, other wise I can't play it.

  • Craft/ art supplies

  • Stationery: notebooks, pens, writing paper with envelopes (I prefer size A4), stickers,...

  • socks : EU size 39, UK size 6, US 8

  • Anything Garfield

  • Anything of the Gorjuss brand

  • Cosmetics: shampoo, soap, showergels, ... no make up and nothing tested on animals.

  • Chocolate (only Belgian), Hot chocolate sachets are ok from outside Belgium. I do like some big international brands who prepare chocolate items like Milka or Kinder. But I noticed when traveling that the taste of it varies a bit from country to country.

  • For other food items I like: cookies, potato crisps/chips (paprika and salty), vegetarian candy, dried fruit, cashew nuts, pistachio nuts. I dislike most other nuts, I absolutely do not like coconut, unless in wellnes items. I prefer healthier options when it comes to food. I eat strictly vegetarian, but I also like vegan items.

  • Tea. I like to try different tastes

  • When it comes to canned/bottled drinks I like ice coffee, ice tea, fruit juice (no sugar added, no blueberry or raspberry.). I prefer healthier options so nothing with artificial sweeteners or carbonated drinks.

  • Bookmarks

  • Every animal except spiders and insects

  • Organic and Fairtrade

  • Souvenirs from your country (no flags) or something related to your native language

  • Magazines: I like general lifestyle magazines or magazines directed to stay-at home women or moms. I don't care for the ones with lots of gossip.

  • Anything from my wishlists from Etsy, Amazon or Book Depository.

  • Anything 80's and 90's(just not the 90's music, with a few exceptions like Nirvana)

  • languages: Dutch is my native language. If you can understand everything in my profile, then my English is probably ok. :P I can help myself in French and German. I don't mind receiving items in other languages. But if it's a bit more complex, like movies, then please something with subs(I dislike language dubbing). Books I prefer in English. I don't mind books in German and French, but my understanding is just enough for children's books, comics or graphic novels. Anything more difficult, then I'll probably be spending more time on Google Translate.XD I could read/understand simple letters/e-mails in those 2 languages. I like most musical genres and I often listen in other languages. I don't mind if it's Italian or Japanese, even though I can barely understand what it says.

Dislikes

  • Nothing where an animal has been killed or hurt for. I'm a vegetarian. So no meat/fish/ gelatine/ some e-numbers/ cheese. (Milk and eggs are fine) Also no leather or anything tested on animals

  • No Spiders or Insects.

  • No clowns. they really freak me out so this is a big NoNo.

  • Anything spiritistic/ paranormal/ magic realated, unless it's a fictional book.

  • Nothing religious. I have my my own faith. But I would like your favorite bible verse written somewhere if you have one.

  • Nothing holiday/birthday related

  • No good luck charms

  • Nothing too violent or bloody

  • Horror, action, romance, erotic/ nude

  • Nothing related to politics.

  • Gossip/ lies/ flakers

About the post office

I mark 'sent' when I drop the swap in the mailbox. They empty it every day (Mon -Fri) at 4.30 p.m and Saturday at 11 a.m. If I drop it in the mailbox after 4.30 on weekday, then they'll pick it up the next day. When it's on a Saturday after 11 or on a Sunday, then it's on Monday that they pick it up. They don't pick up mail on holidays. If you haven't received anything from me in a reasonable time, contact me and I'll resend immediatly. I'll always contact if something happens and if need to send late. But usually I send early(especially package swaps).

Influence of Covid-19 pandemic on the Belgian post office.

Sending within Europe is still possible, but there can be significant delays. It's especially difficult to send to France or Italy for example. Sending outside Europe is mostly not possible. There are some big countries were it has een made possible again, but with extreme delays. It's possible to send with express deliveries, but those are extremely expensive. And even with these deliveries they can't make any promises on when it'll arrive.

For me this will mean I will mostly join/host electronic swaps as there's no delay involved. I might join/host some European swaps in the near future. But unless I win the lottery I probably won't join any international swaps for now. It's sad, because I like sending and receiving from beyond Europe, but I think it's a priority for the swaps to arrive. I might join/host if there's a third party involved like Amazon or the book depository, then it's probably more certain swaps will arrive.

Swapping, rating and hosting

I take swap-bot.com and every aspect of it, swapping, rating, hosting, very seriously. Mainly because I like to keep swapping. :)

About swapping

I like all three kinds of swaps, but I prefer type 3 swaps the most. I love taking the time to prepare a special package or craft for a swappartner as well as I like the joy of receiving a fun swap. ^_^

About rating

I always rate, no matter what kind of swap, also email swaps. I always think it's frustrating to 'hunt down' ratings as it is very unrespectful towards your swappartner. Everyone who puts time, effort and/or money deserves a fair rating. That means when you receive a swap you should rate even when it's 'just' an email swap. I will rate as soon as I can timewise, but usually the same day as I receive the swap.

About hosting

I've hosted a few swaps so far and I genuinely love it. I often host a swap when I get a fun idea which I can't find in any public swaps. Sometimes I see a fun swap but I end up not joining as I find that the swap host is too flexible when it comes to the swap requirements. And if I don't feel safe in a swap then I will not join.

I usually set some 'strict' requirements in the swaps I host, but that is mainly to protect the swappers in my swap. I usually don't allow newbies/unrated swappers in my swaps, unless with simple e-mail swaps. That is because in some of the first swaps I hosted I allowed newbies, but only as private swap or when I had set up a swap and it was just newbies. Literally every time I did this I got flaked on.

Luckily I learn quickly from my mistakes and so the number of swaps I got flaked on was minimal. I was lucky enough to find an angel for those few swaps. But those experiences definitely changed my trust when it comes to newbies. I know I was a newbie once and a lot of newbies will turn into amazing swappers. But for the moment I'm not willing to lower my standards when it comes to swapping.

I usually host package swaps which can cost a bit more or crafting/journal swaps which are time consuming. So of course I want to lower the risk of flakers and try to make sure my swaps are safe. I will ban as I see fit. But I'll always be respectful and send a pm why you weren't included in the swap.

That doesn't mean I think newbies/unrated swappers are the only flakers out there, that will just be very unreasonable and unfair. I do check profiles thoroughly and notice things like unfilled profiles, recent or not recent fair bad ratings,.. As I mentioned before I'm very committed to swapping and willing to take some time or be assertive to keep my swaps safe.

Ratings

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Comment: Wow, what a list! Teal'c, Baldrick, Mr. Bean. Oh! How I loved to watch Poirot together with my mom. Thank you for sharing.
KSENiA rated for Top 10 Fictional Characters (movies) on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: I loved your list. Of course I too adore professor Snape. But you know what I thought while reading your email. I thought that there is unsuspected similarity between Scrat character and Inigo Montoya... So thank you for that :)
CometaGuavaberry rated for Songs of your languages on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Love your recommendations, i didn't knew music in flemish, so this is exiting. Thanks. Take care !
rev1901 rated for Songs of your languages on Nov 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I really enjoyed the flemish songs and I'll be adding a few of them to my playlist! My favourite was Wally - Misère, I really loved the tone of his voice! I've also sent you my list, so I hope you enjoy them ❤
Goetterblume rated for Songs of your languages on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: So many great songs! Thank you very much for this playlist :) Wally and Tourist LeMC are really good and I can picture myself listening to other songs by them, but Niels Destadsbader with his Vlinders In Haar Buik...beautiful and knowing the meaning behind this song, puh, goosebumps. Really great! Thanks a lot for sharing all those beautiful music with me :)
Stachel rated for Top 10 Fictional Characters (movies) on Nov 11, 2020
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Comment: Such a cool list! I like many of them too! <3 And Scrat was very close to making my list too :D
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Comment: Great and funny collection! <3 And, yes, you're right, we have Lisa Simpson in common <3 And Stargate - Teal'c is also a great character! And I had to remember that Jaffa joke, when you talked about Christopher Judge laughing a lot! The Setesh guard's nose is dripping! :D :D :D :D I always die laughing in this scene! :D :D :D I guess, I'd make a good fellow Jaffa when it comes to jokes :D I can't understand why they're all not laughing :P
Response: Lol, yes the laugh with the Setesh joke that was completely out of character, his real laugh. I love that scene. :D Sigh, memories, sometimes I wish I could see that show all over again. Thanks for the 5<3
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Comment: Great list. I love Sheldon too.I saw all the episodes of Hercule Poirot, The fresh prince (carton too), and Stargate SG1
kammy rated for Top 10 Fictional Characters (movies) on Nov 11, 2020
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Comment: Great list. I love scrat too. it's been a long time since I heard about "princess bride", it's a cult film. And Flash od "Zootopia", it's the better of the animated movies.
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Comment: Yes love Carlton. Especially that dance of him so legendary. Also like Mr Bean. Most of them a new to me so I need to check them out
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Comment: Loved the characters you’ve chosen. They differ a lot from mine top 10 haha. Love Pumba and Mrs Doubtfire too
Foxy rated for Songs of your languages on Nov 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing those flemish songs with me. I especially liked Misere from Wally. I found it so interesting and amazing how we can get emotionally attached to songs and it doesn't even matter if you understand the language. That's why i love music so much. Thanks again for sharing and also for taking the time to translate the meaning of the songs and writing a bit about why you like the songs. Have a wonderful night/wonderful day and stay safe.
cynaemon rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #7 on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the email. I too need to fold laundry! I am curious to know about your online journaling blog! I love journaling.
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your e-mail and wish you luck on getting everything done that you planned. I am behind in things already but then that is normal for me. lol Thanks so much for joining my swap. Have an awesome day! 😀
Allylu rated for 2020 Reading Challenge Swap! July on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the review of Gone Girl! I sent you the review I wrote when I read it for our local book club. I really liked the book. I haven't seen the movie.
CraftyShana76 rated for Digital reading fun on Jul 16, 2020
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Comment: OMG TYSVM!!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!!
queenelleo rated for Private true crime swap on Jul 13, 2020
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Comment: Wow! That's really crazy, I wonder if it really is connected to that one guy! I will definitely be reading more into this case! Thanks! And even with all of the murders, and the bike thefts, I would love to go to Belgium one day!
Response: I can't tell for certain, but I've recently read some books about true crime in Belgium and they have some leads to think it. But it's a sad case though. And lol, that's great to hear. Maybe rent a car instead. I don't hear a lot about those being stolen.:)
jessnewson98 rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #8 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the late reply, thank you for your reply!
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Comment: Thank you very much for lovely E-Gifts and long email <3

Rating Overview

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Comments

kafekafe on May 31, 2020:

Thank you so much! I'm glad you gave it a listen and liked some songs. :) I saw your list too, will definitely give it a listen! I don't think I know any Belgian music at all. Thanks for sharing it! There's so much wonderful music in the world ❤

pepita2608 on May 28, 2020:

Hello!! this is Happy profile- May flower

flores

This is "Copihue" the tipical flower of Chile.

flower

And my favorite flower is "Bugambilia"

WoodlandBanshee on May 26, 2020:

HI there and greetings from coastal Vancouver Island in western Canada. Here are your profile flowers for "Happy Profile - May Flowers".

This is the Camas. It is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest area. They grow in fields mostly in the wild. I love them!

My favourite flower is the black tulip, but I also love colourful poppies! How pretty!

Fever on Dec 7, 2017:

Wohoo, you're back doing some swaps! :):) I might join the cosy night swap, depending on how desperate the situation around that time seems with my MA-thesis. :D Welcome back!

Fever on May 10, 2014:

Have a happy wedding day!!!!

I'm thinking of you - enjoy your special day!

Hugs and Kisses from Germany to you and your (not much longer just ...) fiance!

Sophie

Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:

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KateKintail on May 1, 2014:

Disney

Disney in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

libertylithium on Mar 24, 2014:

thanks for sharing your favorite verse! that's one of my favorite Bible stories also! :) God Bless! xx

jandmterry on Mar 23, 2014:

Your Favorite Scripture Swap:

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh morning. -Lamentations 3:23 NLT

I love this verse because it reminds me that everyday is new and God's mercies allow us a fresh start.

Blessings!

Missy

ImzadiRose on Mar 17, 2014:

You absolutely can write back to me. :) I'm sure we'll be sending to each other lots more for the group swaps, so anything extra would be awesome. :D

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