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Cha13

Cha13
Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: December 5
Country: United Kingdom

Favourite magazine

Crochet magazines

Cooking magazines

People' s magazines

Please, no knitting, gardening, card making, cross stitching, embroidery, beading or quilting magazines. I AM SIMPLY INTO CROCHET at the moment. Thank you!

Not good with paper craft and glue ( am quite messy and don' t like the feel of glue on my fingers!!) Also rubbish with polymer clay!!

About Me

French woman living in England, married with 3 children and one little dog! I work as an LSA (Learning Support Assistant) in a secondary school.

If you don' t receive a swap from me, send me a message first before rating!! Communication is everything!!

After reading quite a few other profiles, I realised I had not told you much about myself, just facts!

I find it hard to describe myself but I' ll try! I enjoy being quiet, reading a book (cookery, crafty, or simply a good story), reading profiles on Swap- bot!, writing letters or my diary, sewing, knitting...depending on my moods... I like doing things on my terms and I HATE rushing, which I do most mornings to take the children to school!

When I am in the mood, I go the opposite way and turn the music up, dance in the living room and am bubbly, daft, chatty, gossipy even!! I enjoy cooking with cream and chocolate. I don' t believe in diet foods, I always read the labels and am not a fan of E numbers or low fat food! I hate diet drinks! I think it is important to eat properly, without excess and have a real treat every now and then! I enjoy my food.

I garden with my 11 year old son and three friends. We rent 3 allotments and grow constantly during the months of February to November! We use the lasagna gardening method! Check it online, it' s magical and very easy! ( no digging!!!). We have been very successful. We garden weekly! I love growing vegetables, my favourite being French beans, leeks, tomatoes and potatoes. We grow lots of berries and make jam, jellies and crumbles)

Favorite Television

I enjoy Home & Away, Neighbours, MKR ( My kitchen Rules), I' M a Celebrity, Get me out of Here!!, The Great British Bake Off, Who do you think you are?, Long Lost Family...and comedies, and love stories!!

Hate watching sport on TV, especially football and tennis ( feels like the same game over and over again!)

Favorite Music

I love most musics, not too keen on Opera or Heavy metal but like anything in between. My favourite band/ singer are Yothu Yindi, Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Abba, and French music.

Favorite Books

Really enjoyed reading A town like Alice and Head over Heels by Sam bailey.Also love the Bridges of Maddison County. Lately, I have been reading boring books, I need some inspiration please, I don't like anything gory or violent. Just a good story, well written and moving.

Dislikes

Bad quality chocolates ( like cheap milk chocolate),

Confetti,

Cats scare me, they always stick their claws in my thighs!! Ouch!!

Likes

Sunshine

Skyscrapers...

Lavander!

Soaps!

Angels

Birds

Family recipes,

anything handmade,

crochet/food magazines,

seeds for my garden,

fabric ( especially Liberty!!!)

photos

anything useful,

anything warm, unusual, funny,

CDs

anything that takes me to a different place through taste/ smell,

good books

seasonal decorations/ ornaments

good quality chocolate, anything nutty or fruity, hot drinks ( tea/ coffee/ chocolate...)... Really love meringue and nougats and nuts!

I also enjoy food that contains alcohol!!

I enjoy Pilates

Crochet books (with charts!)

Cookery books

But most of all, I love my friends and family

POSTCARDS : I prefer a naked postcard with one landscape view ( day or night time) or a recipe on the front. Please, write the date on it and your 3 favourite places to go to ( on holiday/ vacations)! I " stole" this one from somebody on this site so thank you, it' s a good idea!! Please, don' t send me dull coloured postcards, like beige or white and very light yellow... They make me sad!...Take me with you on your travels! Show me the sea and the land and the food you are discovering!Thank you!

PEACE & LOVE

ADORE!!

Earrings!!! All types, but no clip ons! I have pierced ears!!! Love food earrings!

Any colour, any material except plastic.

Favourite colours are red/ brown/ orange / ye!low and turquoise! Love opals!!

Also really like seed bead earrings and micro macrame earrings!

Favourite movies

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! , Elf, The Bridges of Madison County, The Joy Luck Club, The Untouchables, Twilight, The Theory of Everything...

Quote

Say one word and you may appear stupid, say nothing and you may appear clever!

Go where you want, die where you must!

People should cry when you leave, not when you arrive!!

Food is the most abused anxiety drug and excercice is the most underutilized antidepressant.

Ratings

Karebear110 rated for Recipe postcards on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the recipe! I’ve never made escargot, but I like it in restaurants.
loverofpostcards rated for Recipe postcards on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Love the recipe, thank you. Have never felt the urge to try snail's!! lol. Have you eaten snail's?
Response: Yes, very often. My grandmother used to take me snail picking after the rain! Quite an odd thing to do I suppose!! ;))
vozrozhdenie rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-APRIL on May 13, 2019
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Comment: You did good! Great picks! Zola’s is good and yes to Goat Yoga!!!! I want to go too!
Response: Wish we had goat yoga here in England... I should maybe start a class!
paperboats9 rated for "A week in my life" letter swap on Apr 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your beautiful, long and chatty letters, Charlotte. I loved learning about your life and the things and people that make you happy. I especially loved learning about your job, I work in education (I teach TEFL methodology to university students) and inclusion is a big topic in my classes. I also enjoyed learning about your opinions on Brexit and I couldn't sympathize more (without going into too much detail on an open platform like this). I hope everything's going to turn out for the best somehow. Thank you for including pictures of your family and your Sunday walk - the crocheted tomato is so cute, you're very talented :) Thank you a million for including some of your favorite recipes too. I can't wait to try the meat balls especially!! Many thanks for sharing a week of your life with me :) Happy spring and all best, Silvia xox
Response: I enjoyed writing every page! Hope you enjoy the meat balls, serve them with lots of tomatoe sauce!
seagull rated for Candy Swap on Mar 27, 2019
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Comment: Wow thank you so much for all these treats! The UK liquorice is so yummy! I can't wait to try the rest as well! Thank you!! 🤗💕
shinyserra rated for 1 to 10 Swap on Mar 25, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for your letter and the beautiful crocheted bookmark! Cousinade sounds so fun! Have fun on your trip to US and Canada.
pinkrenegade rated for Fruit (C&B) on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Banana Cake recipe. That is a very popular one and probably one that everyone has grown up with! It must be because bananas ripen too quickly! That photo you took of the Versailles Gardens is lovely.
Response: The first time I ate a slice of banana cake was in my 20s. They aren't popular at all in France. I don't know why. I tried many recipes but never liked the texture much until I came accross this one.
Ellivlove rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! 😀 on Mar 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your detailed answers, I enjoyed reading your letter.
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful square and bookmark! I love reading and would love the pattern! Nice work! Hope you’re feeling better and glad to hear spring is on it’s way! It’s still quite snowy by me!
Response: You can find the pattern on Youtube. It is in French but don't let it put you off, just turn the sound off. Go to AlextitiaTuto and scroll down. Hope you find it.have fun xxx
Writercat rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: Hi Charlotte! Just got my crocheted bookmarks today. Thank you so much! They are just beautiful and will make reading that much more fun. How clever you are making them. I am no good at those kinds of crafts. I loved hearing about all your favourite books. Must check some of them out. I like reading books that make me laugh. I read "Me before you." and saw the movie which was so sad. I did like the MC though. A great character. I'm reading The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris about a British girl going to work in a chocolate shop in Paris. It's a light and fun read. Thanks for the tropical stickers, too! So fun! Thanks again! Cathy/Writercat
Response: Oh là là!!! This book sounds...delicious!! Glad you like the bookmarks, I am going through an acute crochet phase at the moment!! It could be worse, I could be addicted to...chocolate!! :)
galadkria rated for Feed My Mailbox Please! 😀 on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much - will respond asap
tentmari rated for Home Made Bookmarks on Feb 19, 2019
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Comment: I received your package today. I am so amazed by the two lovely bookmarks you crocheted for me! They are beautifully made works of art. 💕 I couldn't be more pleased. 😊 Thank you so very much!!! I wish I could give you multiple hearts on your rating. Since I cannot do that here you go - 💛💙💜💚❤
Response: So happy you loved them, I enjoyed making them very much xxx
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Comment: Thank so much for the postcard and the letter. I laughed out loud. So sweet.😀
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Comment: C'étais magnifique X 100
aero rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Beautiful crochet square ! It's amazing! I would not even know where to begin onr of these!
Response: I started in the middle and had a lot of fun doing it. Glad you like it xxx
draco rated for Spice-Seasoning Swap on Jan 21, 2019
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Comment: thank you for the spices, can't wait to try them
MuscatdeLunel rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: Your letter and the square arrived today - thank you ! The square is beautiful and I loved to read about the design you chose for me and the recipe is a great activity for this weekend - the kids are really excited for it :). (And so is my husband - he is over the moon as he has some very happy childhood memories attached to “bugnes” 😅)
Response: How wonderful! Hope they turn out as delicious as in his memory! Bon appétit!
Anneke rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Absolutely loved your square and that tea is one of my favorites :)
rocsina207 rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 16, 2019
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Comment: Salut! J'ai recu le care crochete et j'aime ton travail et aussi les couleurs.Mersi aussi pour les jolies extras.J'espere que tu recevras tous les carres pour faire la couverture. Bissous!
Response: Je commencais à m'inquieter, contente qu'il te plaise, le tiens est aussi tres sympa xxx

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 21, 2017:

I had so much fun getting you items for the advent calendar. It makes me extremely happy to know you are enjoying each day. Maybe we can do a private swap next year for an advent calendar? May your Christmas be extra special since you are extra special yourself.

Kayefiles on Dec 4, 2017:

Happy almost birthday 🎂🍰❤🎈🎁 hope all is well Kristen 🇨🇦

fluffyjunk on Oct 7, 2017:

I got your lovely mail today! You are crazy!!! :D

Thank you so, SO much!!! I made the garland already with my son. He loved it and it looks very nice in our main window...

I will write you soon.... :D

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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Soph on Mar 13, 2017:

I just received your bonus card within the Postcard roulette swap intl #2. Thank you so much for the beautiful view of Paris and your kind note. It was a pleasure to hear from you.

Angenita on May 18, 2016:

Welcome to Live a Creative Life.

Jacbissell on Feb 18, 2016:

I just received a terrific package from Charlotte. It was delayed because of her daughter's illness but it was absolutely worth waiting for!

Jacbissell on Feb 18, 2016:
Caithness on Feb 12, 2016:

Hi Charlotte, Thanks so much for forwarding on the recipe card ja x

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