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EmeraldCat

EmeraldCat
Date Joined: March 23, 2012
Last Online: June 9, 2014
Birthday: May 17, 1982
Country: Canada

About Me

I have been pen-palling for years and really enjoy it, I love writing/receiving letters. If a swap item does not reach you please message me, but please keep in mind that international swaps can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to arrive.

I am in my 30s and I live on a small dairy farm with my husband and son and 4 cats! I have been told that once you hit 3 cats you are entering crazy cat lady territory! My husband has not protested too much about it! We love living on a farm, though it would be nice if the grass would cut itself. It is nice living in an area where you know everyone nearby. I work as an environmental specialist.

I like most colours, my favourites are purple, green and blue, I don't really care for neon colours.

Interests/Hobbies

I love reading, I read mostly fantasy and fiction, as well as some science fiction and romance. It's so relaxing to curl up by the woodstove with a cup of tea or coffee and a book. I have penpals, there is something special about receiving a handwritten letter in the mail, building friendships with people you would otherwise likely have never met. It's not instant like so many things these days and it has a much more personal feel than electronic communication. I dabble a bit in various crafts, but with young children I don't have much time for it. In nice weather I love getting outside and gardening and hiking. I absolutely love pictures, I take a lot of pictures...thank goodness for digital cameras! I love looking at old black and white photos as well.

Favorite Books

I love the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, the series A Song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin, almost anything by Mercedes Lackey, The Earths Children series by Jean Auel, I also like books by Johanna Lindsey, Mary Balogh and Julia Quinn. I also read other authors but these are my favourites.

Favorite Movies

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Shrek, Ice Age, Disney movies, Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Time Machine, Gone With the Wind, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Ugly Truth, and many more, but this should give you an idea of my varied interests.

Favorite Television

The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Duck Dynasty, Till Debt Do Us Part, American/Canadian Pickers, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars & Fringe. I really love Supernatural and Game of Thrones. I also watch tend to watch mainly HGTV, TLC, Discovery and Histroy.

Things I Would Like

I have noticed it is helpful when people include a list of likes, but please do not feel restricted to what is on this list.

-cute or pretty stickers

-wood rubber stamps

-washi tape

-something nature themed

-something cat themed (NOT Hello Kitty)

-stationery (letter sets, notecards)

-interesting postcards

-postcard representing where you are from with some details written on it about it

-a regional or family recipe

-something hand-made that you put a good effort into

-a nice medium to long length hand written letter (only if you are looking for new penpals and think there is potential for long therm correspondence)

-something unique to where you live

-a pretty notebook or notepad

-something postal, airmail or map themed

-something vintage or vintage themed

-new or used stamps

-old book pages (in decent shape)

-sheet music

-a nice pen or fountain pen

-any kind of tea (except ginger it's too harsh)

Other Things I Like

In this section I am going to list some less specific things I like to help give you some more ideas.

I like a mix of rustic, country and English cottage style, castles, ruins, old buildings, things that are 1950's or older (postcards, photos, maps, paper ephemera, other pretty items), mythological creatures, fairies (pretty, NOT cutesy), forests, cats and wild animals, locally produced/made items, things reflective of different cultures and customs.

Dislikes

Things I Do Not Like:

-Insects (other than ladybugs, butterflies and catapillars)

-childishly cute such as Hello Kitty

-clowns (but I do like circus/carnival)

-mimes

-horror movies

-true crime books

-religous items (unless it is information from a purely acedemic standpoint)

-typed letters!

-jewelry (I am very particular about jewelry)

-felt stuff (the exception is if you have made something nice out of felting wool)

Children

Currently my son loves tigger shirts, he's size 4

Ratings

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Comment: Sorry for the late rate and wish to say a big Thanks for being my partner.
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fairypretty7 rated for May babies on Jun 6, 2014
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Comment: hi, i received my parcel today, thank you for all the wonderful items, Anisha is quite excited that she received as well and it is not even her birthday.
Katyushon rated for Five Teas Swap - May on Jun 2, 2014
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Comment: Hello~ Thank you for teas!! And especially thanks for superman stamps ♥ Great!! Have a nice day, Katie.
cerealgirl rated for whimsical goodness on May 26, 2014
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Comment: Thank you sooo very much for your wonderful swap full of fun goodies! I really loved everything you sent! It was such a welcome treat to receive! :D
cutesygirlynai rated for whimsical goodness on May 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you, I like the embellishments and the blue letter set.
Response: I am glad you liked them!
Graceyong rated for Five Teas Swap - May on May 19, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the tea and the card <3 i love them Btw, i have a question , is that a superman stamp? Because the stamp wasn't being chop when it arrive to me But,if it wasn't a stamp,the letter wouldn't arrive to me right. Hahaha
Response: I am so glad you liked it! Yes, that was a superman stamp, I like using fun stamps :)
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Response: Thank you for the heart!
seweclectic rated for Five Teas Swap - May on May 12, 2014
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Comment: thank you so much for the washi, chai for hubby, and the other awesome looking teas!
Response: I hope you enjoy it :) thank you for the heart!
mahlermail rated for Send Me Colour ~ Challenge on May 5, 2014
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Comment: Love my goodies - lots of items I didn't have! Thank you.
Response: I am so pleased you liked everything! I tried to include items it sounded like you would like on your profile.
gea123 rated for Friendship Books Swap nr. 8 on May 4, 2014
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Response: Thank you for the heart ;)
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Comment: hee heee heee...I have been working at Wal-Mart for 3 months. My husbans has been there 16 1/2 years. The things he has seeeeen.
Response: Thank you for the heart :)
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Comment: Hope the snow stops in Canada soon!
Response: Thankfully that was the last snow fall. Thanks for rating
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Comment: Boy glad this swap is over! Too much reading. :) lol
Response: But vert entertaining reading :) Thanks for the heart
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Comment: Hope the snow's subsided - and those poor distraught cats have sought psychiatric care. Ha!
Response: Thank goodness the snow is gone! My cats are feeling much better now, but are displeased with their human companion for not requesting moles in place of hearts
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Comment: :)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart :)
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Comment: LOL great comments! Jack is sending every one a RAK of mice and voles He couldnt catch the beaver to milk and make beaver cheese. He doesnt want the barn cats to feel left out.
Response: Tell Jack the barn cats really appreciate it :D and thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Thanks for joining in the fun!
Response: Thanks for the fun swap, it was very amusing!
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Comment: thank you so much. beautiful washi and beautiful extras.and the wonderful stamp
Response: I am glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
cajiky rated for Tea and a note April #2 (no newbies) on Apr 24, 2014
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Comment: Thanks a lot for nice tea. I cann't wait to try it, just the special new taste for me. And thank you for lovely letter too. It was nice to read something about you and your life and family.
Response: I hope you enjoy the tea! I love tea so these swaps are a great way to try new kinds.

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