Date Joined: May 20, 2013
Last Online: May 26, 2021
Birthday: April 13
Country: United Kingdom
Fully vaccinated which makes me happy!
I just noticed that loads of my profile disappeared randomly - no idea why - but one of the bits which went was my list of German Krimis... I've read all of Nele Neuhaus, quite a few of Petra Hammesfahr and not a fan of Rainer Wuerth... I've also read a lot of Sebastian Fitzek. Any questions as to whether or not I've read something please just ask! :)
I live in the UK near London....Im happy to do private swaps, just let me know.
**I'm very reliable and really want my swap partners to be happy :) please always contact me if there's a problem before giving me a bad rating! **
ALLERGIES! : My allergies got really bad 3 years ago though I've been having treatment and they've got a lot better. I'm still extremely allergic to animals though, so if you could be careful about what gets into the package, I'd be really grateful. Smoky stuff isn't good either so if it's possible to avoid anything which has been sitting in a "smoking home" that would be brilliant, thank you :) I'm allergic to facial products and all metals except for pure silver as well :( I also have a sensitivity to strong cheap scents which give me a headache (I know, weird, right?!) Allergies suck!
Swapping is my way of travelling without the travelling! I LOVE swapbot and enjoy finding and sending things to fit my partners profiles to try and make them smile as much as I love getting packages in the mail myself! Originally I studied languages alors je parle francais und ich spreche Deutsch. In fact I'm a big fan of Germany and most things German....
I love different languages and cultures, please do tell me something about you and where you live if you have the time. I also love trying foods from different countries. Wenn Du Deutsch bist, dann schreib mir bitte auf Deutsch :) Also I've learnt a bit of Danish so if you happen to be Danish (or Swedish or Norwegian!) I'd be happy to have something written in your language :)
I'd rather get something unique to you or your country than something I can easily buy here (unless of course you are in the UK too LOL!)
I have 3 amazing sons and am loving watching them make their way in the world now they are grown. I'm so proud of them! I don't feel much older than them most of the time until I need to keep up with them! I'm a grandma now too, which is the best thing!
I love nice mail, sunny days, my lovely garden, the sea, my amazing children and grandchildren, honeysuckle, champagne, guinea pigs, rabbits, time with friends, meeting interesting people, finding new places, adventure, travel, laughing, good wine, orange blossom, sunflowers, my garden, growing things, the sound of rain on the roof... and open water swimming!
I work in the mental health field, love my job, but it's exhausting at times. Nature and my garden are my sanctuary! I also grown my own veg and fruit and will very happily receive seeds and other garden items! I love four o'clocks, sunflowers, squash, beans... so many things :)
I enjoy cooking and baking so if you would like to send me a recipe typical of your country or which you love, please do - I cook from scratch though, so no recipes using cake mixes etc or canned fillings etc thanks, and I prefer not to have standard recipes out of magazines or recipe cards - I want a recipe that means something to you please and which you've used, preferably often!
I love old (pre 1965) magazines, I also love very old greetings cards (before 1950) The older the better and I love reading very old letters and postcards (pre 1950) and imagining the lives of the people who wrote them! My current favourite is a postcard I found in a charity shop to a girl at boarding school from her rather posh mum who had just visited an exhibition of "modern art" in London and is rather shocked! I'm happy to get interesting finds of yours as well.
During lockdown I dug up "treasure" in my garden which made me take up mudlarking! Any really old discovered pottery pieces from old dump sites, rivers or the sea would be lovely - I'm a big fan, especially of the old blue patterned sherds, and those with writing on. At some point I'm planning crafts with them!
Although I've dabbled with crafts, I'm definitely not a crafter, and I'm absolutely no good at papercrafts so prefer not to get items aimed at these, but am very happy to get things you have made!
I crochet so nice yarn is definitely on my wishlist these days :) and anything you have crocheted or knitted. Also very happy to get your amigurumi - I've made one and found it a challenge!! I'm planning on relearning knitting, not having done it for 30 years :)
Some things I like.... (Not in any order!) - Emma Bridgewater pottery!!!
I ADORE candle holders that look like a typical house or building of your country
** I love very very soft things**
vintage magazines from 1950 and earlier, really old photo's of people (1920's and earlier) especially women or old people or people working.
old pottery sherds from river or sea etc, sea glass
beautiful or wide washi tape
Allergies mean - no facial products please - I can only wear pure sterling silver jewellery (second hand is fine) - no meat products please (though I'm OK with meat flavours - I prefer veggie though) - no coffee please (though I'm fine with coffee flavouring in other things) - no sweets/candy except chocolate please though I'm fine with flavours, nuts, fillings etc inside the chocolate.
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Thank you :)
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