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mickiecheryl

mickiecheryl
Date Joined: April 18, 2019
Last Online: December 8, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

September 2019 - Sad Update - Due to a change to seemingly all of the post boxes near me or my workplace, I can now no longer be confident that my post is being picked up the same day. It seems that a few of mine haven't been picked up for nearly a week! If you get a swap from me that is postmarked over a couple of days later than the deadline, please rest assured that I only click that I have sent when I have sent (and if I'm going to be late I will message my partners). If it is postmarked that late, please drop me a message. I'm going to try not using the same postbox, but if there's a pattern it would be good to know so I can avoid place the post-people don't pick up from. They are meant to pick up daily, but it seems that the world of post is going downhill :-(.

Ok, so I suppose it's only fair to warn you that I'm a technological idiot and apologise in advance for a mediocre profile. I penpal and am a lot chattier on the page. I tried to imagine I was writing a letter, but it doesn't work for me. So, apologies.

I'm Mickie; I'm 31; and I currently live in Nottingham. I'm very much of the opinion that people should work to live and one of my hobbies is learning about other people from all across the world and hearing others' stories and experiences in life. I'm naturally introverted, so this allows me all the social interaction without actually being sociable - win win!

My hobbies include: reading, writing, blogging, learning languages (currently German, and starting Spanish classes on 9 September - exciting!) so feel free to jabber away to me in German, or, if writing me a postcard, writing a few phrases in your own language for me to enjoy.

I also enjoy going on day trips, photography, and travelling. As I mentioned, I'm an introvert and my outdoor activities reflect that - I like walking and being in peaceful areas. My favourite local site is Belton House, where there is a wonderful lake walk and I find such inner peace and quiet.

Favorite Music

Nightwish Eminem K.D.Lang Emeli Sande Christina Perri Disney songs

So many. Random songs as well as artists and bands.

Favorite Books

Reading is one of my hobbies and I do it everyday. It's the best way I've found of unwinding and releasing the day's stress. As I read a lot, I don't actually have favourites as I get something out of most of the books I read. But a few that have stayed with me are:

"The End of Mr Y" by Scarlett Thomas Charles Dickens Sebastian Faulks Edgar Allan Poe

I also make an effort to reread Enid Blyton's Famous Five regularly to remind myself that anyone can do anything they set their minds to.

Favorite Movies

I love going to the cinema and watching films, but I don't actually have a favourite film. I enjoy most genres and will watch most things, but have never been so pulled in that I'll watch a film more than a couple of times. A few that I have watched more than once though, are:

Miss Sloane Christopher Robin The Little Mermaid Adult Life Skills The X-Men films

Favorite Television

As a general rule I don't watch TV. There are two series that I watch each year:

Silent Witness Death in Paradise.

On Netflix I'm watching:

Stranger Things You Mindhunter

Favorite Crafts

This is my section! I love crafting. I have been penpalling since I was 13 and often get the urge to make an extra special effort with a couple of my longer-term penpals. Most of my penpals I've been writing to for many years and have a fantastic friendship with so love making that bit of an extra effort to make them smile when they open my mail.

At the minute I'm working on a few letters that are being written in notebooks with a few pages with designs or other crafty things on. One of the pages of the books I'm doing today has a little pop up pouch on it. However, this isn't regular as origami isn't my forte. I also love doing themed designs for my letters - e.g. in spring I often do a bee theme; or travel theme for holidays, etc.

I've recently added sewing to my repertoire and am now enjoying thinking up new projects and learning how to make them. If any sewers out there want to share anything - feel free to drop me a line, I'd love to see your creations/hear your stories.

Collections

Generally I only collect postcards. But I also enjoy reading a little message on the back. I appreciate any postcard you want to send me. Apart from ones with abattoirs or animals in pain on them - seriously, on Postcrossing once someone sent me one with a slaughtered pig on it - please don't. I don't like saying I wouldn't like certain cards, but who wants to see that?!

I appreciate pretty stamps but am not a philatelist. Instead I love seeing a beautiful stamp on a letter.

My other weakness is stationery. I can't pass a stationery shop without going in. Unfortunately there are hardly any here now :-( so I have to resort to buying my letter sets online. I love the pretty writing paper that my penpals use and send.

Penpalling

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 they 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. Sitting down with a cup of tea and a great letter is the best feeling.

If anyone thinks, from my profile, that we would get along and wants to start writing, feel free to drop me a message.

Ratings

Nushkinathan rated for Be My New Penpal #1 on Dec 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sending again
Response: Thank you :)
Nushkinathan rated for Pen Pal Search # 2 on Dec 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending your letter! I haven't even read it yet haha I just got too excited when I saw it with my post!
Response: Oh! thank goodness it arrived! I'm so happy :-). I hope you enjoy it.
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Comment: Hi Mickie! I appreciate the Shakespeare image on the front of your PC. Unfortunately, all of the ideas for your visit come from the state of Ohio instead of where I live in Minnesota :)
Response: Oh no! I searched for Minnesota :-(. I have just looked it up and a massive difference in the area - oops! Sorry about that. I've just had a quick look and the two that have jumped out at me (naturally miles away from each other) are the city of Minneapolis - I love a nice city break - and the Superior National Forest which looks like it's on the edge of Minnesota and Ontario :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the swap :)
Response: Thank you :-)
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Comment: Glad to hear that you feel at home with your new place. :) I am still searching for a place to call my own. Hope one day i get that same feeling as you do. Happy Holidays!
Response: You'll get there - don't rush and listen to your gut and you'll find the perfect place for you - in the meantime, enjoy looking :-). Happy Holidays!
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Comment: Mickie, Thank you for the postcard of St Paul's Cathedral! The places you chose to visit are good choices! If you timed it right, Mesker Zoo might be having their Orchid Festival, and you would see many many beautiful orchid on display! The Museum is right down on the river, and you could also tour the LST ship that is on display there. My grandfather worked in the shipyards when they were being built. The Theatre is also fun and the local theatre troupe puts on a very good show! If you were to visit my area, I would take you to several other local sites in addition to the ones you listed: we could have a 'family style' meal at The Log Inn, which used to be a stagecoach stop, and was a place where Abraham Lincoln visited on one of his trips to the area. We could also make a trip to West Baden Springs Resort, a wonderful hotel that has hosted several famous people, including the gangster Al Capone, who was involved in a shoot-out that left bullet holes in the side of the building. If you ever DO get to come to Mid-West USA, please let me know and we'll take in the sights together!!! Meanwhile, happy swapping to you!!!
Response: Omg! I want to come now!! Lol. Thank you for the tips and should I make it out your way I'll definitely let you know! Happy Swapping.
auntiejo rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #172 on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! Awesome swap!! Thanks!!
Response: Thank you! 😊 Glad it arrived safe and sound. Happy Swapping
Zanet rated for EML: Postcard with a prompt #12 on Nov 22, 2019
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Comment: Dear Mikaela, thank you for lovely postcard, I like your handwriting too. All the best!
Response: Thank you :-)
ainanae rated for Snail Mail Friends International #1 on Nov 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for the really nice letter! :D
Response: Thank you :-). Glad it reached you and you liked.
sydvicious99 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #170 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: Your notecard was so pretty! And sounds like you have had such a lovely weekend! Happy swapping! :)
Response: Glad you liked it :-)
robinjeree rated for What are you reading? #2 on Nov 7, 2019
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Comment: Hi Mickie! thanks for such a fun book list and the recommendations. I'm pretty sure I'm going to start Mr. Y this week!
Response: Glad you liked. Ooh, enjoy The End of Mr Y :-)
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Comment: Adorable stationary!! I will write back (if that's okay) soon! And thank you for the tea!
Response: Hi Al, Glad you liked. I received your letter for the October Penpals too. I'll write soon - unless you want to write first? As your letter is a bit more involved, I'm happy to reply to that one then go from there? Mickie
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Comment: Thank-you for the pc - Encinitas is gorgeous.
Response: Thank you
krspellman rated for My Travel Bucket List on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting letter, I enjoyed reading your list. :-)
Response: Thank you - I'm glad it arrived and you enjoyed :-)
LizFinn rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #169 on Nov 4, 2019
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Comment: Your card got here so fast! I'm going to get s map of England so I can plot all my swaps there. You mentioned a longer commute, what distance would that be? I find people's sense of distance and time vary by where they're from.
Response: Wow! It did get there quick - it makes me happy as I've been having trouble with the mail recently so it's great that at least one arrives lol. My new commute would be 90 minutes each way without traffic. Yes, it does depend I think.
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful letter!
Response: Thank you :-)
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #168 on Oct 28, 2019
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Comment: Sounded like a busy weekend. I am impressed with your carpenter skills. Glad you get to have me time.
Response: Thank you :-) Glad you enjoyed.
milkiss rated for Penpals October 2019 - International on Oct 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for a letter! I enjoyed reading :D
Response: Glad you liked :-). Thank you for the rating and the heart.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #28 on Oct 24, 2019
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Response: Thank you
Jjean rated for What are you reading? #2 on Oct 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing - I am going to see if I can find The End of Mr. Y.
Response: Thank you. I hope you enjoy it.

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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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