I am Fortysomething, married & have 2 children. I work full time at my local hospital as a Ward Sister.I live in the South of England.â˜† I think I'm quite easy to please and joined swap bot because I enjoy the giving as much as receiving, If I get something I don't like / can't use I'm a hoarder so I'm sure it will come in useful someday. I haven't swapped for a few years because family and work life has been so hectic and I didn't want the extra stress of worrying about post but I'm ready for a little swapping now.
I don't mind if things are second hand as long as they are clean and still useable. I re use all my packaging. I don't mind if things are sent late as long as you let me know. I always rate as soon as I receive and only mark 'sent' when I get home from the Post Office.
Beading is my main craft but I dabble in lots of other things mainly paper related with the odd bit of sewing.
My favourite colours are purple & green in all shades. I also like red, oxblood, brown, turquoise, golden sunshine yellow. I like colour in general and have no real dislikes except maybe neon shades and baby pastels. My favourite season is autumn.
Things I use in my crafts;
All kinds of beads & broken jewellery to take apart & re use. I love recycling!
I also love paper making, doodling, botanical drawings, pressed flowers and leaves.
I like ribbons, sticky ribbons, postage stamps, japanese washi tape, anything to do with nature & biology/anatomy especially insects, butterflies, leaves. Skulls, 4 leaf clovers, Steampunk, pen and ink drawings, graffiti, street art, lettering, fonts, stencils. anything nursing / medical.
I love Tea & drink loads- my favourite wake up tea is Bewleys Irish tea or Sussex Blend but I also love Assam, Earl Grey, Lady Grey, Green tea especially with mint or lemon, echinacea tea, chamomile, & ginger are favourites but I will give anything a try!
Just got some Matcha Green Tea powder & everything I make is green tea flavoured at the moment, so if you have ever made anything with green tea, send me the recipe!
I love to cook so always need inspiration and new ideas.
I love getting things by post âœ‰
Back issues of Beadwork magazine or any other jewellery related magazine you think I might like.
Any magazines related to jewellery, papercrafts, journalling, sewing or cooking.
Old postcards or letters with writing.
Old black and white photos nursing/ hospital related.
Love The Body Shop and Lush type soaps and bath stuffs.
Stripey socks. Colourful socks. Dotty socks. (Size 41)
Green Tea Pocky, Lychee Pocky
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate especially Galaxy, Caramac,
Advice on art, your tips, new techniques, zines.
Anything handmade is always appreciated.
I've always got 2 or 3 books on the go at the same time, I like to balance a lightweight with something heavier and go from one to the other depending on how tired I am or how brainy I'm feeling!
I like anything by Alexander McCall Smith,Iain Banks, Kate Atkinson, Margaret Atwood,Tracey Chevalier, Phillip Pullman, Garth Nix, Mavis Cheek.Tony Parsons. Also love Sci-Fi, Fantasy ie David Eddings, Pat Murphy, Iain M. Banks, J K Rowling, lots of children's fiction and the occasional girly novel or 3. Books on grafitti, street art & icons eg; Banksy, Street Sketchbook, Pictoplasma.
Favourites - The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, I Capture the castle by Dodie Smith & a million more!
I will give most things a go.
I also have a Kindle (ereader) now but still love normal books and magazines too!
Amelie, House of flying Daggers, Bridge to Terabithia, Shaolin Showdown, Career girls & anything else by Mike Leigh,The Great Escape, Howl's moving castle & other Miyazaki /studio Ghibli films,CJ7! anything by Pedro Almodovar, anything with David Attenborough. UP!
â™« â™« â™« â™« â™« The Decemberists, Wolf Alice, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kate Rusby, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Joan as Police woman,The Magic Numbers,The Weepies, The Stands, The Rifles, The Lucksmiths, Morrissey, The Smiths, Aberfeldy, I am Kloot, KT Tunstall, Belle & Sebastian, Radiohead, The Cure, REM, Ocean Colour Scene, The wombats, Stevie Wonder & many many more......
I don't wear make up so would prefer not to receive any except lip balm.
Instant coffee packets.
I have no allergies.
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