Date Joined: February 22, 2009
Last Online: March 5, 2021
Birthday: August 17
Country: United States
I am a transplanted Brit living in the US for more years than I can remember. Though I have been back and forth across the Atlantic a few times. I am 65 years old. I love art, music & nature. I have been creating since my childhood and have never stopped. I took care of my mother until she passed away last year at the grand old age of 98! I have three adult children & four grandchildren. I live with 2 cats—Molly 10 years old she's a torbie and Bella 4 years old who is a tabby. They both love bouncy balls, crinkle toys, balls that have bells in them or make a noise. As for treats, they like fishy treats. I love being close to nature. It is soothing and calming in my often hectic life.
Regarding the two 1 ratings from 2011: I had to take care of my mother. She had been living with my sister and my sister's daughter. It was not a good situation and was causing my mother considerable distress. My mother came to live with me. She was 88 years old at that time and already becoming frail and unable to live on her own. I had to make a lot of adjustments in my home to accommodate her. I took care of her for over 10 years. She became even more feeble--both physically and mentally--as time went on. It was a lot of work. But I was so glad that I could take care of her. My sister for many reasons was not capable of giving her the care she needed. I have no other siblings or extended family that could help me. At the time she passed away (last year) she was on hospice care. Mom lived until she was 98 years old. In the middle of all of those changes I simply forgot about the swaps I was involved in. I did not deliberately flake on those partners I had in the two swaps. This was a major and unexpected life change. I'm very human. I have been in other swaps this year--2020. I have completed every single one. I wanted to rectify my mistakes with these two swaps. The first partner has not been on Swapbot since August 27th, 2020. The second partner has not been on Swapbot since November 22nd, 2020. I messaged her December 27th, 2020 before I saw that she had not been on Swapbot for a month. I do not have either of their addresses. I do not know what to do to rectify these 1 ratings. I will gladly send out the items for these swaps when I can contact these partners.
My favorite music is The Beatles, Enya, Secret Garden, Celtic, Phil Collins & movie soundtracks. My tastes in music are rather eclectic.
Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, the occasional Star Wars novel. I often enjoy non-fiction. The Hiding Place & Gift from the Sea are two of my favorites. I do not read romance novels.
There are so many movies that I have really enjoyed--Chariots of Fire, anything Pixar, Pride & Prejudice, Winged Migration. I enjoy Disney movies too.
I don’t really watch many major network series. I have found that I really enjoy Korean and Chinese dramas & comedies on Netflix. My favorite K-drama is Crash Landing On You.
I have loved colors since I was child. I remember loving the vivid colors of stained glass windows. I still love stained glass. My favorite colors are red, purple, blue, green.
FAVORITE ARTISTS I do love Van Gogh. The first time I saw one of his paintings I was enchanted with his rich, vivid colors and thick brush strokes. I also love Monet's water lily paintings and his garden at Giverny. Leonardo. Da Vinci is another favorite. He was a genius. Japanese woodblock prints are absolutely beautiful.
THINGS I LOVE
In no particular order: nature related items, the Lake District of England, sea shells, England, Scotland, Wales, Italy, Switzerland, China, London, Venice, Paris. I would love to travel the world. I also love mountains, bullet journals, journaling, red dragons, dragonflies, postcards, sea glass, sea pottery, glass beads, old things, vintage photographs, masks, things that are made of wood, foreign newspapers, vintage postcards, foreign postage stamps, favorite birds- sparrows, owls, penguins, puffins, European robins, favorite animals-hedgehogs, foxes, wolves, cats, tigers, pangolins, elephants, orcas (killer whales), photographs of stone statues, photographs of large old trees, ancient forests, handmade things, old travel posters. I know that is a long list, but hopefully it will give you some ideas about me. Thank you.
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
Please don't send me any feathers-I'm allergic to them or strongly scented items-I'm sensitive to their aroma. I'm also really sensitive to cigarette smoke, no offense meant to the smokers out there. :0) I would prefer not to receive gothic, darkness, things that come in premade craft kits-it doesn't allow you to expand your own creativity, anything cutesy, celebrity related things, or liqueur filled chocolates.
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