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mickiecheryl

mickiecheryl
Date Joined: April 18, 2019
Last Online: July 4, 2020
Birthday: April 16
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

The basics – female, April-baby (the best month!), nerd. I think that covers it?

Living arrangements – I currently live in Nottingham. I was born and bred here. I moved away when I was 18 for four years, but moved back when I was 22. At the time it wasn’t thrilled at moving back to my hometown. But Nottingham has changed drastically since I was a lass and I now love living here. As a city, it’s got something for everyone and is incredibly progressive and diverse in its inhabitants. I love being in such a multicultural city and would now find it hard to live somewhere else.

My hobbies include: reading, writing, blogging, languages, culture, museums, art galleries, city breaks, travelling, day trips, photography, theatre, cinema, and eating out/trying new cuisines.

Favourite Books

Reading is probably my number one hobby. There’s even a photo of me ‘reading’ before I could even sit up on my own, which I think pretty much sums me up. I don’t tend to have favourite books as it’s so dependent on mood, what I fancy reading, and, well, pretty much anything. Some I particularly enjoyed and do reread though are: “The End of Mr Y” by Scarlett Thomas; Charles Dickens; Sebastian Faulks; Edgar Allan Poe; Stephen King.

Favourite Films

Going to the cinema is one of my hobbies. There’s a European cinema in Nottingham that I adore. It’s such a hive of activity and attracts such a variety of people. Going there is an event, not just ‘to see a movie’. I’ve seen some wonderful films there like: Le Brio; Adult Live Skills; 1917; Saturday Night Sunday Morning.

Travelling

International travel is something that has been sorely lacking in my life until this point. But it’s my goal for this decade to change that.

I’m not a beach or pool holiday type of person. I like seeing things, learning about the place I’m visiting, and visiting sites of historical importance. I also like walking and hiking.

June 2019 – I went to Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the first time and loved it. I packed a lot into my two full days there and still feel like there’s a lot more to discover.

February 2020 – Kraków, Poland. Beautiful city! Definitely worth the visit. I was there for a week and that was probably a bit too long to just stay in the city and not venture too far afield, but I loved it and it’s somewhere I’ll definitely go back to in the future. Especially as the vodka I brought back are now going down.

Languages

German – reasonably proficient in reading and writing. Terrible at speaking and listening. This is because of how the lessons I undertook were taken. It’s something I want to do in the future, but haven’t made the decision on how best to go forward yet.

Spanish – European language level: A2. I love it. It’s such a lyrical and versatile language.

Generally, I love all languages and if I could speak them all I would. So, please, feel free to write something in your language in a swap. If it’s not one of the languages mentioned above, please could I ask you to translate into English where able? Otherwise I’d have to use Google translate and we all know how unreliable that is!

Penpalling

I would love to have a Spanish-speaking penpal who would be willing to write to me in Spanish. Feel free to drop me a message if interested.

I’ve been penpalling since I was 13 and consider most of my penpals to be dear friends. I don’t ‘collect’ penpals just to say I’ve got XX amount. Instead I prefer writing to people who take time and effort in writing and really enjoy doing it. I’d rather wait for a while for a letter and know why have been enjoying life, than expect a quick turnaround. I talk about everything and anything with my penpals from the indepth conversations to everyday comings and goings.

Ratings

reinerose rated for Moment of Zen Penpal Swap #2 on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter, gift, and the tea. I will write soon! Please stay safe!
nanadiana rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #199 on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend. I'm glad that we got to be partners again too. The Beatrix Potter book and exhibition sound very interesting. I love learning about other people lives. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, maybe except for the weeds! LOL! Take care and I hope we get to swap again. :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed and thank you for the rating and the heart. Happy Swapping.
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2020 May on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your review. Was this supposed to be a true account? Hope you are well.
Response: Yes, it's meant to be a memoir. Thank you for the rating and the heart 😊 Happy swapping
NRGordon rated for Summery Questions on Jun 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Touring northern Italy is on my bucket list.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Ooh, I hope you get there. It's a beautiful area.
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Comment: I loved reading all that you wrote .... haven't started mine as of yet but am hoping to get it done by the deadline. If I find I'll be a little late on it, I'll for sure let you know, k?! (Hugs) ... Deb
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. Writing this swap really helped me work through things, lol. Thank you for being my therapist 😉. No worries, just do it when you can. I look forward to reading. Xx
Minivandreams rated for Summery Questions on Jun 23, 2020
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Comment: The classic thriller season sounds awesome! I bet that is so much fun! I hope the weather gets better for you. Thank you for your answers. I enjoyed reading them!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. It is a fantastic annual tradition 😀. Beautiful sunshine and hot today. On way home to sunbathe in my garden.
Cindymt rated for Summery Questions on Jun 21, 2020
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Klymntine rated for Summery Questions on Jun 21, 2020
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Comment: I went to Spain a few years ago, and I think you'll love it. The food in the South was fantastic because it had a bit of a Moroccan influence. And I could not get enough of the architecture.
Response: Thank you for the rating. Ooh, I can't wait to go. I love looking at architecture. Kraków has amazing architecture if you get there sometime
dmwcheng rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Jun 21, 2020
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Comment: Mikaela! Hello again. Thank you for your lists. I plan to respond back to your letters. =) Stay human and wash your hands. <333
Response: Thank you :-). I'm glad it arrived safely and you enjoyed. You too - stay safe :-)
trishay79 rated for Mystery Pal Match Up on Jun 15, 2020
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Comment: awesome letter thanks will reply when I'm able
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad you liked my letter - and that it reached you so quickly!! The post is getting back to normal :-)
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #197 on Jun 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card, I do like the painting. You made an excellent. No ice. I hope you can get to London sometime this summer. I had Spanish in high school and college and that was like 45 years ago! Still remember some especially the verbs! Do detest a su madra? Me madra esta en la Mesa hahah
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad you liked the card :-). I'm running out of cards so need to get to London soon to get some more from the Tate Modern - they do the best cards lol
bambam rated for Interest me no. 81 on Jun 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the two pages, I've added the books to my read list 🙂
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad you liked. Happy reading. 😊
Fritosmom rated for Your bookish profile on May 31, 2020
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Comment: Awesome. Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad you liked.
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Currently I'm...#2 on May 31, 2020
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Comment: Whoop, your envelope made it straight into my letterbox. Thank you for sharing all the bits and pieces you are currently doing. I think walking is a great hobby - you dont need much, just a good pair of shoes and off you go! I hope I have the chance to go back to office pretty soon - I am definitely not a huge fan of home office. Or maybe I am just a bit "homesick", being at home all the time. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I'm glad it arrived safe and sound. Fingers crossed you get the chance to go back into the office soon. Happy Sunday.
silvermoonsnake rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #2 on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
Response: I'm glad you liked. Thank you for the rating and heart
Elliepatterson rated for Your bookish profile on May 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your answers on this swap. I am going to have to check out this “goodreads” site. Happy reading
Response: Thank you for the rating. If you decide to sign up, feel free to add me. Happy Reading
jeufr27 rated for Your bookish profile on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your email🙂 It gave me a lot of ideas for books that I could read!
Response: Thank you for the rating and I'm glad you liked. Happy Reading
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Comment: Thank you for sharing these books with me! I like the Dexter series, but I haven't known about the book. The other book also sounds to be very interesting 🤓
Response: Thank you for the rating. Happy Reading 😀
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart
Catida rated for Your bookish profile on May 25, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers and learning to know you a bit more. Now I must find out where I can find "The End of Mr Y” :D I should like to hear more about your experience with mindful eating too. Maybe tell me about it in your next letter? :)
Response: I'm glad you liked. I recommend Abebooks for any books if you can't find it. It's a decent book selling website, but go off the reviews - if the seller has bad reviews, don't go there! :-) Yes, I'll talk about mindful eating in my next letter. I'm hoping to get one out by the end of the week but the postage prices have gone up so I need to wait for some new stamps. Have a great week.

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Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

HappyMom on Mar 20, 2020:

Thanks for sharing your answers to ESG: Quick Questions swap - always fun to read these! ty

debbiespoms on Mar 12, 2020:

I want to thank you so much, for joining my swap for Paranormal/Ghostly PC & A spooky story swap ( Newbies welcome) ! Thank you.

amyscraftandmail on Jul 14, 2019:

Hi Mickie,

Just stopping by to say thank you for the beautiful letter and Hello hello from John, Norty, Mr Blue and I.I can see why your best friend sees worth in you. You wrote so beautifully about your guy's friendship. Such a treasure. Thanks for sharing with me.

Have a wonderful day.

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