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ivanabu

ivanabu
Date Joined: March 28, 2011
Last Online: July 15, 2019
Birthday: January 28, 1963
Country: Czech Republic

About Me

I am a teacher, mother of three children, live and work at the countryside. I like gardening, cooking, baking, reading and letter writing. I am not very sporty but love walking, mountain hiking and trips in nice weather. My husband is a teacher as well.

Favorite Music

I like all music which is not too loud and wild, I prefer folk songs, country music, traditional songs. I like singing and dancing, too.

Favorite Books

Historical books, mainly from medieval time. Favourite writers: Ken Follett, Noah Gordon, Phillip Vandenberg. Detective stories: Agatha Christie, Sandra Brown. English classics, mainly Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

Everything with Hugh Grant, Collin Firth, with historical topics or Jane Austen adaptations.

It sounds a bit crazy but I love The Simpsons cartoon series. Marge Simpson is so likeable lady! Movies with old-fashioned detectives like Hercule Poirot.

Favorite Television

Watch very rarely,mainly movies as mentioned above.

Favorite Crafts

I am keen on all paper crafts - cutting ornaments, rubber stamping, quilling, tea bag folding and card making. I love working with nice, coloured paper and make cards.

Tea

I love drinking tea, all kinds. I used to be only green tea lover but now I drink also white sorts, flavoured or plain ones. So - green, white, NO BLACK please,.....I don´t mind roiboos, especially flavoured ones. Loose tea is OK with me, I really like trying new sorts. Herbal tea just if it is good for sleeping or relaxation as I often suffer with sleepless nights! Recently I have tried various sorts of YOGI teas - they are great!

Likes

I like nice papers, stickers, rubber stamps, stationary, embellishments for card making, paper decorations like die cuts as I do not own any of those big die cutting machines and similar items . I like to get tea to try new sorts, it always pleases me a lot. I have recently started beading. At the very beginning I have learnt how to make bead star ornaments and would like to learn how to make beaded jewelry. So if you are into beading and can share any ideas, bead supplies ( metal charms, for example ) you do not need or have no use for them, I will be glad to get them. Czech Republic is the country where lots of nice beads are made but in my opinion the choice of metal charms is not as rich as in other countries. I also started crocheting and love to relax with nice yarn and a hook.

Wishlist

I did not have my wishlist here for months but I was told it is useful for others, so here are the items I will be glad to receive:

  • paper for scrapbooking and cardmaking

  • embelishments for cardmaking, mainly flowers

  • stickers of all sorts, also the teacher´s motivating and awarding stickers ( I am a teacher! )

  • rubber or clear stamps, can be older ones but in a good state

  • ink pads for stamping of not very common colors

  • die cuts made by die cutting machines, I still do not have my own one!

  • supplies for beading, metal charms for bracelets

  • all sorts of green or white tea, mainly the ones that are not made in central Europe

  • anything connected to cardmaking and other papercrafts

  • nice kitchen aprons and dish towels

  • tea, tea and tea again !!

  • hand made coasters as I always have a cup of tea placed somewhere...

  • good fountain pen or a roller pen

  • a sample of interesting spice mixture to try

.....hope it is enough, it makes me feel a bit self-centered to think about what I would like to receive.

Dislikes

I do not collect or need any of the following list:

  • postcards ( apart from Christmas ones which I recycle or use at school for teaching Christmas vocabulary))

  • poststamps

  • cute items like Hello Kitty and similar ones

  • bath items

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. I enjoyed reading it.
HelenG6 rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Mar 16, 2019
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Comment: I love your nice stickers sent. It's nice to get different stickers for a change, a nice flavour. Sorry for the delay on rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letters and tea. We don’t have flavours like those here so I can’t wait to try them!
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Comment: I can't wait to try these teas, they seem like exactly the kind of tea that I love. Thank you! ♡
pattiairel rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for a nice swap. Love the stickers!!!♥♥♥
m3i5 rated for INTL - Happy Mail 5 pieces #2 on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Hi Ivana, I received your fantastic swap! I love everything you've selected, thank you so much!! :D
TeaRoll rated for 60 Stickers Swap! *International* on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and tea! Also, love the postcard too! I can't wait to try the teas! ❤❤❤
EmmaLouLoves rated for CALG:Three cups & one letter on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the tea, I have stashed it away ready to try. I have given a heart for this swap, which is mainly for your letter as it is so beautifully written and informative. If you are happy for me to do so, I will write back, let me know? :) Em. x (p.s. I'm 44, I don't think this is your daughters age, he he)
marles rated for O50&P -I wish Postcard Exchange on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: Thanks!! Get well!!!
Zander rated for Teabags and Postcards on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank You so much for a great swap!
TexyDeb rated for TBR:Postcard Penpals 🖊 1 on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for this postcard. I want to live in the pink one. ha ha ha
RNRISLOVE rated for Teabags and Postcards on Jan 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you ever so much for the great tea, postcards and the wonderful letter about the Christmas traditions for your country. Very fascinating, Loved learning.
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Comment: Thank you Ivana for this lovely mail, I haven't tried any tea from Czech Republic before and I can't wait to try those that you sent me! And the napkin is so beautiful 😍
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Comment: Omg... How much tea did you send???? Thank you so much, can't wait to try them All... And thank you soich for the napkin, perfect for decoupage
Sunie rated for Tea Lovers' December - 20 bags of tea on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Ivana for all the Amazing tea. I will get back to you about trading more. Thank you so much
jagoda rated for TEA TEA TEA - private swap on Nov 15, 2017
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Comment: I love the package Ivana. The little Krtek is so adorable and the other teas look yummy as well. Thank you so much for swapping with me.
Vanillacreamteas rated for Big Tea Swap on May 20, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for sending after all this time! i really appreciate it! i went to collect the package yesterday at the post office! i love it thank you! I cannot wait to try out the black teas hehehe!! hope you are well and getting better and better, warm wishes from France! xx
alicemayspring rated for What a Year!!! on Jan 14, 2016
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Comment: thank you for your interesting letter and tea, received it today.
NorthStar07 rated for January Birthdays on Jan 8, 2016
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Comment: Hi Ivana😊 thank you soo much for the wonderful card❤ I love the vintage postcard and the cute tissue ✨ I got it exactly on my Birthday 🎂😊 Much love ❤ Take care ✨

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Comments

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

dea on Apr 27, 2015:

Děkuju za úžasnou naducanou obálku plnou krásných čajových obalů - . :-) Až bude chvilka, pošlu taky obálku. ;-) Děkuju moc. Radost je obrovská zahlídla jsem řadu novinek do sbírky. Andrea

Mugsie on Feb 2, 2015:

"Happy Belated Birthday"!!

From all of us at "WIYM"!!

sassafrass on Jun 21, 2014:

Welcome to Happy Swappers! I hope you will enjoy the group :)

sassafrass on Feb 19, 2014:

Welcome to International Small Swaps! I hope you will enjoy the group and join us in some swaps :)

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

dodothefairy on Dec 29, 2012:

Hello! I'm your partner for double happy-ness swap #2. I really love reading and detective stories, like you. I could suggest to you a book series set in the ancient greece, the main character is Aristotle that has to solve some misteries. The author is Doody and I love theese books! I wish I could learn beading someday, but I am too lazy for that. I started making some earrings with my friend's tools and it is funny! I've been in Prague some years ago, and I find that city really magic and artistic! I really love tea, like you, but I'm not very intereste in green teas, I love black flavoured teas! And I have a collection of cups, so I can choose everyday, according to my mood. I hope you all the best and I hope you like what I'm going to send you. Happy swapping!

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MichelleWillow on Dec 23, 2012:

Artistic on Nov 19, 2012:

Tea Lovers' Christmas Parcel swap is posted. Hope to see you in it!

knitopheliac on Nov 14, 2012:

I was your August Secret Sister! :) I'm glad you liked everything. SO sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I haven't been on Swap-Bot much lately. Haven't seen too many swaps that thrill me these days. I love the group, though. :)

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