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Date Joined: August 9, 2010
Last Online: June 28, 2024

Country: United Kingdom
Freerice - donate rice and learn new words...
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Profile edited on 17th June 2024. 17/06/2024 (not the 6th of the 17th month of the year).

About Me

I live in Wales, part of the United Kingdom.

I am no longer in my 40s, married mother of one son.

I am a penpaller and Postcrosser (I prefer letters though). I am not a postcard collector but do like to receive nice postcards (stuck for themes? try landscape, UNESCO, mapcards, cartoons... nice postcards) with the message (about the picture, weather, ....) on the back being just as important as the picture. I collected stamps when I was a child and my son has shown some interest in them.

I am able to pass on FBs, but only one or two at a time.

I am not a religious person.

I am a writer, letterwriter, photographer.... I love penpalling, so much so, I have a snail mail forum.

Is it odd that I don't want to write too much in my profile, so that there'll be something new to say & find out about me in letters?

Books, films and television

Science Fiction & Horror, including works by Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Shaun Hutson....The same genres also apply to movies.

I also like non-fiction books.

I have never watched a full episode of Big Brother or Britain's Got Talent or The X-Factor or Pop Idol.

I like

  • Postcrossing
  • Freerice - Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme. Freerice has two goals: 1) Provide education to everyone for free. 2) Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
  • Stickers
  • Cartoons
  • taking photographs (except self-portraits - I fear the lens would break!!)
  • I like other things too, but you don't go into a public place and shout out a list of your likes, interests and hobbies... in the hope someone will talk to you.

I am not very good at

  • Drawing
  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Art

Things I do not do

  • crafting
  • scrap-booking
  • card-making
  • textile crafts although I can sew

Something should go here:

But what should it be?

Things I don't like:

  • cigarette smoke
  • the smell of beer (lagers, ales, stouts...)
  • baked beans & ravioli (perhaps it is the accompanying tomato sauce)
  • marmite

Post sent on its way

Nothing for the moment.

Awaiting post for:

Nothing for a while.


Comment: I realized that I didn't rate you for this, I am so sorry, I don't know how I missed it. I still have the card and found it among my things while I was moving.
Response: Sorry for the late response. Glad it had arrived safe. I haven't been on here properly for a while.
AnnSo rated for New pen pal - 1 per country on Oct 10, 2015
Comment: Danke Mia! Ich schreibe auf jeden Fall zurück =) Coole We Will Roc You stamp! ;) If you want I can write a part in German =)
Response: I have fast alles vergessen but I should be able to understand at least some written German! Glad you liked the stamp.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card with the manger scene. This is the first mail I've ever gotten from Wales :-) Merry Christmas!
Comment: merry christmas!! thank you
Comment: Thanks for the nice card!
Comment: Thank you very much for the christmas card. Greetzz. Forinetje
Deeno1105 rated for find a new penpal #2 on Feb 8, 2012
Comment: So sorry for the late rating. I just now realized I hadn't rated you. I loved your letter and your handwriting is so nice.
Response: Glad it arrived :)
JP rated for Let's Get New Pen Pals! on Jan 30, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great letter!! :o) I really enjoyed it!!!
Response: Woo hoo!
Nathalie rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: Great card Thanks. Happy Holidays ;)
tifffoster rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 28, 2011
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and for writing to Gracelyn!
Comment: beautiful card, thanks
iinnna rated for INTERNATIONAL Christmas Card Swap on Nov 25, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. :) Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012 !!
jodediva rated for Write a letter, make a friend #4 on Aug 10, 2011
Comment: hi thanks for the lovely letter and postcard.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter - will reply soon! It is always great to meet fellow TV members or postcrossers. I'd love to host your TV. Send me a pm on TV.
roblynwin rated for Fountain Pen Pal - June 2011 on Jun 22, 2011
Comment: I loved your letter and the stationery. I leave on Friday for vacation and plan on taking your letter with me so I can write you back.
ivanabu rated for Write a letter, make a friend #2 on May 27, 2011
Comment: Hello Mia, thanks for the letter and the teas!
Anneliese25 rated for Letter and Traditional Recipe on May 20, 2011
Comment: Hi Mia, I'm sorry about the delay in rating--I moved apartments and things have been chaotic. I did get your lovely letter and postcard and recipe and I'll be sure to write a reply soon. Have a wonderful day!
Response: Great, glad it arrived.
tishous rated for Four Photo's & A Note (swap # 1) on May 3, 2011
Comment: Loved seeing your interesting photos! Also, HUGE thanks for using the Will & Kate stamps! I got up at 3 am the morning of the wedding to watch and it was SO worth it :)

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MaryTylerGore on Feb 4, 2022:


Catida on Feb 18, 2021:

Well hello. It's a small Internet :)

CajunLady on Jan 24, 2021:

I read it a long time ago...high school...but have plans to read it again.

Traceyk on Jan 27, 2017:

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I haven't been on SB in a long time and recently joined a few writing swaps. I hope you're enjoying 2017 so far! :)

Deeno1105 on Feb 8, 2012:

Thanks for stopping in to say "hi". Watch your mailbox. I've sent something to you today!

Filpot on Feb 7, 2012:

Boo! back to you!!

Just a thought, you might want to have a look at the Long Letter Pals group. Keep meaning to mention it in a letter and forgetting. A really lovely group. No swaps up at the moment because most of us are finishing our "31 Letters" swap, due out next week.

I think if you asked to join, you'd be straight in!

aussielisa on Oct 30, 2011:

Happy Halloween!

aussielisa on Jan 30, 2011:

Hey, am holding off on posting out your letter cause of the weather around here. Wed and Thur will be fun for me.

KarlaKC on Sep 14, 2010:

No problem about the puzzle stamps. They were so unique to me that I did a search on the internet about them, and I noticed they were older issues. :-) I do enjoy having the one you sent on the postcard. Have a great week!

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