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Date Joined: September 8, 2013
Last Online: November 24, 2013
Birthday: July 17
Country: United Kingdom
Postcards for swaps


I love postcards, but I'm not sure whether I prefer sending or receiving.

I prefer my cards written and stamped, I love a well-travelled card!

I like

  • Multiviews, of any kind (my favourite, if in doubt send a multiview card)
  • Castles, fortresses, city walls, anything to do with military history
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Heads of state
  • Parliaments, town/city halls
  • Belle and Boo, Beatrix Potter, Moomins, Hello Kitty, Dick Bruna, Elmer the Elephant and similar children's book and animation characters
  • Paintings, especially modern art
  • Single view of anything historic or iconic
  • Anything with lots of colours
  • Skyscrapers, modern architecture
  • Seasonal cards, as long as its the right time of year
  • Any card with a nice message on the back

Not my cup of tea

  • "Funny", especially impolite - I do have a sense of humour but I admit not a good one
  • Cards showing places in one country sent from a different random country.
  • Seasonal cards at the wrong time of year
  • Jetoy cats - Please don't waste these on me

no no no no no

  • Photographs or realistic images of fish. I'm terrified of fish.

Doctor Who & other stories

I am a huge fan of Doctor Who, I've been watching the show all my life. The first Doctor I remember is the third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee :) My favourite Doctor is the seventh, played by Sylvester McCoy.

Otherwise I like science fiction, fantasy and police & crime dramas, and documentaries.

Favourite music & audio

I really enjoy the Eurovision song contest, I genuinely enjoy lots of the music as well as the drama and glitz. I follow Eurovision gossip all year round. Otherwise I like popular music generally, I don't have a favourite artist or style of music, if I can dance and sing along I'm happy.

I listen to a great deal of spoken word audio, mostly radio shows and podcasts about history or Doctor Who, and I am addicted to a radio soap opera call The Archers (which has been running even longer than Doctor Who).

About Me

I live in York, England.

I'm female, middle-aged, and I live alone. I like my own company and I'm not comfortable socialising. That sounds really dull. Oh dear.

I really love Doctor Who, I watch or listen to at least one story a day. I try hard not to mention Doctor Who all the time but it does happen (looks up at sections above and sighs ...).

I enjoy writing, mostly my journal but also stories and haiku. My handwriting is quite pretty. I love writing and receiving letters, but don't get enough.

I play table-top roleplaying games (things like Dungeons and Dragons), I GM sometimes which is a great creative outlet.

I enjoy making paper models, watercolour painting, knitting and making things from fabric. My results so far I wouldn't send to my worst enemy, its the creative process I love.

I like learning about history, not in an academic way just in a fun way.

Stuff I like ... and don't

Stuff I like

Doctor Who (might have mentioned that already) violet scented & flavoured things Reeses Peanut Butter stuff elephants Bright and/or intense colours - any colours, all colours Plastic shopping bags from posh shops Dice Stationery Anything I already mentioned above but forgot here

Stuff I don't like

Fish (scared of them) Pineapple (allergic)


Comment: Sorry for this rating. I have messaged you and have never gotten a response.
SarahRed rated for Pen friends galore on Dec 20, 2013
ArtyBeth3 rated for Merry Mail on Oct 29, 2013
Comment: Your lovely singing blackbird arrived today in my mailbox. My cat wasn't sure what to make of it (smile). I've never seen a card like it - so real sounding. I love the owl PC and your letter too - and can only offer up one way to keep glitter from falling off - don't use it! Or use it in the form of glitter glue (it's the only kind I'll use).
takehimaway rated for Three Wishes International on Oct 17, 2013
Comment: Wow, I was blown away by the pure amazingness of this swap. There are no words to express my gratitude and joy from this package, Helena. When you are ready to do a private swap, let me know ASAP; my lady and I would LOVE to. Thank you so much; you brought tears of joy to my eyes this morning. ♥
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my efforts Dane, I had great fun putting it together. Helena
ariestess rated for Share what you Love!!! on Oct 12, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the interesting answers!
audio rated for Share what you Love!!! on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: Creativity is a funny thing. I am at my most creative driving down an old deserted road. . . I have to keep a recorder in the car so I can capture my ideas. I loved the card- I love any PCs that show things that I've never seen. Thank you!

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