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galadkria

galadkria
Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: August 23, 2019

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Once upon a time there was a child that lived in a small town in northern Italy, she loved writing and receiving letters; reading letters from faraway places was her way to know and explore the world.... thanks to these letters she learnt another language and developed a taste for travel, knowledge and wanting to experience different cultures. Fast forward 20 years in the future and that now so not little girl anymore lives in London with a husband and a crazy daughter, she still loves writing letters, she is crazy for science fiction, she is a bit of a workaholic and in the few scraps of times left she sews, scrapbook ( badly) , loves photography, music, cooking and in general being a crazy happy shiny person.

Favorite Books

Ohhh this is a difficult one ( it could take a bit) you see i could say my tastes can be perceived as ecletic; I looove Japanese novels, especially Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto; but i am a super fan of Fantasy literature and i confess to have read The Lord of the Rings about 10 times... maybe i should try to give you a list of my favourite books

  • Alice's Adventures In
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • Ulysses
  • The Trial
  • Brave New World
  • The Lord Of The Ring
  • On the Road
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
  • The wind up Bird
  • Amrita
  • The Hitchhikerรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Shadow of the Wind
  • The Foundation series
  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earth-bound Travels in the Far East

.... i could go on forever, i haven't even started to scratch the surface ...

Favorite Movies

This is another difficult one as there are far too many.... i have to confess i am a big fan of Secret Cinema, you should check it out if you can. In the mean time here is a quick list of my all times faves:

  • Blade Runner
  • Star Wars ( original Trilogy)
  • Casablanca
  • 2001: Space Odissey *Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • A clockwork Orange
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Annie Hall
  • The Big Lebowski
  • the Goonies
  • Ferris Bueller day off
  • Brazil
  • Ghost in the shell

and yes i could go on

The way of Tea

I have several passion, one of them is tea.... it all started when i was an Italian teen ager surrounded by teen ager in Italy, surrounded by coffee; I wanted to be different and in order to look older, more interesting and more sophisticated i started to drink tea....little did i know i started a passion that would last a lifetime.... i spent hours and hours trying to get the perfect cup of tea, black teas, fruity teas, white teas I thought i had found them all, and then i discovered "Matcha" a new world opened and i now mix matcha with A LOT of things ( cakes, cappuccinos, ice creams, salads ..... i would try it with everything i tell you) I still drink a lot of tea, but mostly in order to try and keep down my sugar intakes i tend to drink green tea ( i have a bit of a thing for the flavoured ones) and if it is summer i do like myself some cold Oolong Tea or some Mugicha (barley tea) So if you are sending me tea be assured i will appreciate most teas ( ok ther eis one i really don't like... Twinings Liquorice Allsorts earl grey.... i think it is the only tea box i have never been able to finish.....

Loves:

Flamingos; dragonflies,botanical print ( vintage style), pastel colours ( especially Mint, Teal, Turquoise, Lime Green, Silver, Coral), kawai stuff,mushrooms, stickers, stationery of all sorts,Totoro, Retro anime, FF series,and lately i can't stop buying washi tape... i even have started to use a wooden twining tea box to sort them... I have a fetish for all things Japanese, Korean, thai etc...south east Asia is where my heart flies and flutters... I pretty much will be happy with anything you choose for me, it is the time you dedicate to the swap and therefore to me that will make it special, not what you end up sending :)

Dislikes:

I do not have any real dislikes, however i do like my boundaries so PLEASE do not send nudie pictures, i have nothing against the human body i just would like to be the one deciding when to see some of them :) i do not mean to offend anyone with this statement, and i hope it is taken in the spirit it was meant :) Also please I am not really a lover of Disney and it's characters, or child like stickers so if you can please choose something else :)

thank you

Looking for

I am currently quite enthralled by classic botanic prints; the ones you used to see on old old books ... They seem either very difficult or very expensive to track down, so any pointers on how to acquire some will be super appreciated. *Also i am looking for pages from old Atlases - geography maps etc - succulents and words die cuts :)

Postal notices

I do take a lot of pride in my swaps and unless something strange happens ( sickness, flooding, biblical plagues)

I will ALWAYS send my swaps

However it does happen that things are delayed, lost, damaged, stolen in the mail so please please please do get in touch in case something is amiss

THANK YOU

Please note I am posting from UK and parcels abroad can take up to 5 weeks to arrive

About Me

the hard part that i can't face deleting yet from my profile

6 December 2018 My dad passed away today Thank you all for your patience and support

30 November 2018 We are facing the final part of the journey So please if you message me and there is no answer bear with me while we face this

2 november 2018 update as we have reached a "static" phase i will be able to join a few easy swaps, it does keep me sane and it gives me a chance not to think about the tragedy we are facing right now....

28 October 2018 update - as my dad is now facing his final months I have relocated for a period to Italy to support him in his last leg of the journey .. I am pretty sure I contacted everyone and sent out all swaps, but please email me in case I missed out on something, my thoughts process is a bit herratic at the moment

17 october 2018 update unfortunately more bad news from my dad, i have dropped out of all of the swaps i had signed up to as it seems the worst will come to pass soon - apologies for all of the inconveniences but as you might imagine i would rather be able to swap than seeing my dad through this.... please do accept my heartfelt apologies

24 September 2018 update Unfortunately my dad's cancer is advancing and i am in and out of Italy .... i might be delayed in sending a few letters, but i will endeavour to keep all informed; please keep your fingers crossed xxx

Ratings

LadyJo rated for SF ~ Tea for Two INT on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! I like the beautiful notecard!
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Comment: Thank you, I received your beautiful letter! I'll write you back๐Ÿ˜‰
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Comment: Hi Barbara thank you for the Plats Du Jour or Foreign Food PC and the John Green quote. Happy August swapping peace love light
sharmison33 rated for Snail Mail on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful snail mail! I love to read and the train sounds like a great place for reading. Iโ€™ve always read a lot typically finishing two or three books a week. It takes me longer now since my head injury but I still love it. Other than reading and swap bot, I try to squeeze in some time to watercolor, journal and draw. Oh...thanks for the red 3. Itโ€™s now part of my collection ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š
LadyJo rated for Notecard & Tea on Aug 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the teas and beautiful notecard. The teas are new to me.
Avi rated for FTLOC#1: Flipbook - Sender's Choice on Aug 9, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Finally received it! Itโ€™s lovely ๐Ÿ’•
pynart2 rated for Dear Diary on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Loved the PC, read The Big Sleep yrs ago.. Your book sounds interesting.. I'm reading The Zig Zag Girl bu Elly Griffiths.
Response: thank you so much - glad you enjoyed it
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pocket letter and goodies! I love everything about it! I like the way you stuck bits on the outside of the plastic pockets too. I need to get more comfortable about doing that. Itโ€™s all beautiful! I opened it very carefully because I didnโ€™t want to break the wax seal with the butterfly on it. Thank you again!
Response: i am so glad you loved it- thank you for the rating
MacMaffi rated for Postcard of your capital city on Jul 7, 2019
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Comment: Thousands of thanks for your great card and beautiful stamp! Happy postcrossing!
Response: thank you so much
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Comment: All the facts and quotes were great!
Response: Glad you liked them, I thought I'd do something a bit different Thank you for your rating
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Comment: Thank you so much for your marvellous letter and the washi tape and tag. Love it all. I'll pop a return mail in the post this week.
Response: Yay!!!! Thank you for the rating and hope to get your letter super soon ;)
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Response: Thank you
rosehippo rated for Postcard of your capital city on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Postcard rated for Postcard of your capital city on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: My pleasure - thank you for the rating
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Comment: Thank you for this beautiful mini pocket letter love it and thank for the fabulous goodies.
Response: i am so glad you liked it - thank you so much for the rating
brumby3 rated for FTLOC#1: Pocket Letter - Vintage on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Oh my gosh Barbara, this is one of the most beautiful Pocket Letters I have ever received. So stunning! The handmade banner paperclip on the side especially really made this Pocket Letter so beautiful! Wow! Yes Winter has now started here in Australia and it is pretty cold (although surely not as cold as Winter in the UK). I wish you the best of luck with your daughter - as a teacher, I can understand the stigma with Dyslexia. It can really affect the self-esteem of the child. Hopefully you can get the right support. Thanks for joining this swap! Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: OMG thank you for the feedback - coming from you ( i have been in a swap with you before and was totally overwhelmed with what you sent) it means an awful lt!!!!!!!! THANK YOUUUUU
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Comment: Hi Barbara thank you for the Nettie Stevens PC. I enjoyed reading the PC...great presentation ...Happy June swapping peace love light
Response: thank you so much for the rating
Hunbun rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt on May 28, 2019
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Response: :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Looking forward to writing back!
Response: Yay Hope to hear soon from you

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Comments

SpringPearl5 on Feb 21, 2019:

Magazine swap is now 1 partner! Spread the word to anyone who loves collecting/using magazines http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/276188

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Aug 9, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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