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isntit
Date Joined: April 11, 2010
Last Online: July 7, 2010
Birthday: July 19
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I work in New Media, and like knitting, crochet, mixtapes, making videos and writing. I'm more than a bit of a geek, and am well-into my social-medias etc (also part of my job). My favourite colours are black and purple, because they don't clash with my bright red hair. I love outrageous statement jewellery from the likes of Punky Pins and Tatty Devine, and adore cute hair clips and unusual oddities. I am, however, slightly allergic to some metals, so I can't wear non-silver earrings or necklaces.

My personal style is unashamedly plus-size and two parts rock to three parts riot grrrl, with more than a dash of geek. There's nothing I won't eat that you can send by post, and there's no style of music I won't at least try to listen to (I review music in my spare time). However, I'm not a huge fan of pink/fluffy things - I prefer geek chic and oddness.

My favourite author of all time is Georgette Heyer, which always surprises people, and my favourite band is either Incubus (the early years) or The Donnas, depending on what day of the week it is.

Please treat me kindly - I'm new! Although I'm not so new at swapping and posting things - I love sharing mix tapes and send a postcard to my Grampa every day.

Questions

I'm pretty new here, so I thought I'd invite your questions. If you have anything you want to know, then PM me and I'll have a go at answering.

Here's a few to kick things off:

  • What do you do in your spare time?

I like to knit and crochet odd bits and pieces - for example, recently I crocheted pads to replace the foam parts of my headphones, and I also knit the odd scarf/hat. I also like to whip up YouTube videos, write music reviews, or design and code up blogs for friends. When I go out for dinner, I prefer to go to the pub or to a casual restaurant with friends.

  • What kind of art do you have hanging on your walls?

I adore kooky underground street art, but I also have a really wide mix of things. I have, amongst other things, a limited edition Jamie McKelvie print, an old religious icon (even though I'm an atheist!), some bright abstract art my mum painted for me, a mirror with bits of found glass stuck round the edge, and an outrageous embroidery of a foetus in utero, done in gold thread and sequins.

***NEWS***

The Icelandic volcanic eruptions mean that international post is being delayed, although all flights have now been resumed so it should be back to normal soon.

I will send everything as soon as possible, but please be aware that it might take longer than usual to get to you. This is unfortunately completely out of my control. Sorry!

Find out more here: www.royalmail.com/serviceupdates

Favourite things

Here are some things I particularly like, in case you need any ideas:

  • Sweets and teas: I love any kind of (individually-wrapped) goodies - I'm not a huge fan of American chocolate, but I'll try anything once! We love trying out new and unusual things in my office, so someone's bound to like almost anything you send

  • Postcards/notes: I absolutely love weird and crazy postcards and notes/notepaper, either blank or with your message. I send a different postcard to my Grampa every day, and it's hard finding new ones!

  • Jewellery parts: I sometimes make my own jewellery, so charms and findings etc are always good

  • Anything to do with knitting/crochet, including yarns (preferably black, grey, purple, blue or green, and in bright colours - but I'm not fussy!)

  • Stickers: Stickers are AWESOME, I love stickers! The weirder the better!

  • Souvenirs: I'm really interested in finding out about what it's like where you live, and how things are different from my way of life

  • Customised/handmade items: Anything you have made yourself will have a good home with me. I love handmade/altered items

  • Hair clips/accessories: The brighter, the better - but bear in mind I have bright red hair! Pink clashes badly

  • Clippings: I scrapbook a little, and read a lot - I'd love to see anything you've seen in a newspaper/magazine and think is funny/interesting/curious

  • Drawings/sketches/writing/poetry: As I said before, anything you have made or spent time over will be very much valued

My least favourite thing is smoking, so it would be nice if you could mark on your envelope if you smoke and I can leave the parcel to air before taking it inside my house. Thanks!

Ratings

HoosierRain rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #3 on Jul 15, 2010
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bevinpiphi rated for The Bucket List on Jun 30, 2010
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karen546980 rated for The Bucket List on Jun 4, 2010
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whosthatgrrl rated for The Bucket List on Jun 3, 2010
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Comment: Thank You for sending...I enjoyed reading your list.
angelstar rated for High School You Email Swap on Jun 1, 2010
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Comment: Thanks!!
Britt rated for High School You Email Swap on Jun 1, 2010
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csilverstein rated for High School You Email Swap on May 28, 2010
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I love them.Thank you so much for including Web design book. I really like the book. Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Love the candies! going to try it. ...I LOVE them. And my hubbie love the seeds! I'm so happy to have such a wonderful swap partner!!
Arabella rated for Random Postcard Swap #2 on May 22, 2010
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Comment: Great swap, again! Thank you for the "Alice" quotecard. I would love to visit the British Library!
kgeslab rated for Doodle Postcards - Letter H on May 21, 2010
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Comment: Thanks!
blurchen rated for #10 envelope stuffer--International on May 18, 2010
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Comment: love it!!! I LOVE cadbury.. really.. when I go to the UK I buy tons of cadbury-stuff.. ha ha.. it´s just awesome!!! and the cute stickers + the nice postcards - thanks!!! =)
greenteacup rated for Ice Breaker Postcard #3 on May 7, 2010
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, its funny cos my family are from London, and I've been there a couple of times, but i've never visited the place you mentioned! Hope you get to visit it one day =)
thetoothfairy rated for ~Random Postie~ on May 7, 2010
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Comment: Helen, thank you for a beautiful postcard!!! I hope you are well. xo
joanne rated for April Stash Bust craft supply swap on May 7, 2010
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Comment: If I could give more hearts I would. This has been the best package I have ever received - took time to review my blog and family information - spoiled us! YOU ARE THE BEST!
thebragal rated for WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? email swap on May 4, 2010
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nightswimmer rated for Love Where You Live on May 4, 2010
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Comment: Lovely postcard, and I loved your list!
JennKat rated for Love Where You Live on May 3, 2010
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Comment: Thank you so very much the post card was so pretty :)
Emthe rated for WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE? email swap on May 2, 2010
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OnceUponAPedestal rated for A Treat and a Sweet! on May 1, 2010
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Comment: Thanks Helen, the candy is great!

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Comments

Rocktopus on May 17, 2010:

ummmm, has it come yet?

Rocktopus on May 8, 2010:

have you got my icebreaker postcard yet?

isabelchun on Apr 18, 2010:

hello!! i'm sending you a h postcard, i was just wondering, will all the mail coming into England be delayed because of the volcano eruption?

bassdragon on Apr 12, 2010:

Welcome to the insanity. :)

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