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KatieJ88

KatieJ88
Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: April 1, 2012
Birthday: December 26, 1988
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Katie and I am 22 years old. I live in the UK, in a small town in central England - about 2 hours from London :)

I joined Swap-Bot to make some new friends, exchange ideas and items and just generally learn a bit more about life outside of the UK and Europe. My favourite swaps are the letter writing swaps and the tea swaps but I really hope to branch out soon and do some of the bigger package swaps!

I have a wishlist further down which is just a condensed list of what I am going to tell you in my About Me!

I absolutely love to write letters, my penpals mean the absolute world to me and some of them I consider to be my best friends. I'm always on the look-out for new pals so if you come across my profile please send me a message and we can begin a correspondence.

Tea is my favourite drink of all time - I love to try all different flavours as I've discovered the flavours we have in the UK are actually quite boring compared to other countries! The only thing I request if participating in tea swaps is not to send me jasmine and chamomile flavoured tea (I don't really like those flavours)

I love to travel, I haven't been to many places but the places I have been to have opened my eyes to the world and how amazing it is.

I love make up products but mainly nail polishes and lip glosses are my favourites. I also love lip balm and hand cream, my saviours in the colder weather!

I love learning about different countries, no matter what country you live in I will find something interesting about it. I also love history of both the UK and other countries. My favourite time periods from England are the Tudors and the Victorians.

I have very recently started doing some crafts and I would be grateful if anyone could help me!! I'm starting out with some ATCs but would also love to try making my own jewellery and cards.

Other things I like are: shopping, jewellery, books, reading, postcards, watching films & tv series, hot chocolate, magazines, fashion and Hello Kitty.

If you don't receive a swap from me, do contact me and let me know! Sometimes my letters/packages reach their destination quickly, other times they take a while.

Favorite Books

Just a few examples of my favourite books, I love a whole lot more other novels:

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden,

Chinese Whispers - Jan Wong,

The Radiance of Ashes - Cyrus Mistry,

Wish Upon a Star - Olivia Goldsmith,

The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory,

Where Rainbows End - Cecilia Ahern,

Brixton Beach - Roma Tearne,

The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng,

The Pirates Daughter - Margaret Cezair-Thompson,

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen,

Wild Oats - Veronica Henry,

The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall,

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

I love romance/chick-lit, historical fiction, drama, comedy, classics and fantasy novels.

Favorite Movies

Lost in Translation,

17 Again,

Erin Brockivich,

Harry Potter,

Dirty Dancing,

Pretty in Pink,

Flashdance,

Footloose,

Weird Science,

Breakfast Club,

The World,

Sunflower,

Sleeping Bride,

Fear and Trembling.

Favorite Television

Friends,

Smallville,

Ugly Betty,

The Simpsons,

Lost,

The OC,

Gilmore Girls,

Skins,

House,

Frasier,

Buffy,

Angel,

Desperate Housewives,

The Big Bang Theory,

Ringer,

The Secret Circle,

Sex and the City.

Wishlist :)

I have seen these on other profiles and thought I shall create one.

  • Tea - I will try any flavours except chamomile and jasmine as I don't like these ones.
  • Bookmarks
  • Postcards (preferably written on and sent in an envelope)
  • Stickers
  • Make up products
  • Anything with pandas or chimpanzees on
  • Any Harry Potter products
  • Letter sets
  • Leaflets from your country/city - would prefer in English so I can at least read them but my boyfriend speaks fluent Spanish, French and Portuguese so he could translate these languages for me :)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Chocolate (no nuts)
  • I love the colours blue, purple and green
  • I'm trying to break into the crafting world, please share your wisdom with me and help a fellow crafter out :)
  • Books - classics, romance/chick lit, historical and paranormal romance
  • Hello Kitty
  • Fashion and beauty magazines
  • Crafting magazines
  • Jewellery - necklaces, bracelets, earrings I love most
  • Kawaii items - I adore Mamegoma and Tarepanda are my favourite characters but I love all the ones I've come across :) I adore stickers, memo sheets, letter sets and other little kawaii items :) I really want to get a plushie but I might save that excitement when I manage to go to Japan!

That's it for now, I'm sure I'll add to it later.

Things I don't like...

Coffee,

The colour pink,

Twilight,

Any nuts,

Anything with frogs/snakes/rats on.

Generally I'm simple to please but those things are the ones I don't like to receive :)

Ratings

sanae rated for 100 questions snail mail swap on Mar 5, 2012
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Comment: Thank you!! sorry not for rating sooner.
LizCupcake rated for Magazine and a little extra on Feb 10, 2012
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Comment: Loved reading the mag!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card.
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mylifeaskaylin rated for Artistically Challanged ATC on Dec 21, 2011
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Comment: Your ATC's were adorable!
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Comment: Thank You ~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Treksek rated for teabag and a card europe only on Dec 17, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas!
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Comment: I love my Christmas card Thank you Merry Christmas
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Comment: Thank you for the card and I hope you have a Merry Christmas too.
kathyp rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2011
5
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Comment: Merry christmas right back at you!!
ghostparty rated for UK christmas cards!!!!! ROUND 2 on Dec 12, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for my card, Katie! Merry Christmas! xo
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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Comment: Thank you for great lipsticks! Now I have enough to survive this winter :)))
Response: I'm so glad they reached you! I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for the heart <3
chrissybaby rated for teabag and a card europe only on Nov 28, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for your nice card and two teabags - they smell delicious, cannot wait trying these :)
Response: I hope you like them :) thanks for the heart :)
reauk rated for teabag and a card europe only on Nov 26, 2011
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Comment: great card and tea katie thankyou
Response: I'm happy you liked it :) hope you like the tea! Thanks for the heart :)
Pippin rated for Happy happy mail teabags #1 on Nov 23, 2011
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Comment: That is one of my favourite Twinnings teas, and we don't seem to have it in Canada! Thanks a bunch. I'll try to write back when I get a chance :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Twinnings brand is the only tea brand here that I like, the other tea brands aren't as nice :( Take your time to write back, I'm becoming more busier now that it's nearer Christmas :)
Azhuresjewels rated for Now that is a good read! on Nov 21, 2011
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moonlightflower rated for 57 Girly Questions on Nov 18, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much xx
Response: Thanks for the heart :) Hope you like them all! xx

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 33 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
23 38 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 13 6 0
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Currently Hosting

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Comments

vintervila on Jul 28, 2012:

I am sorry but I had to remove you from the What's in your mailbox? group for not having logged in since more than 3 months. Feel free to re-join if ever you'll come back here!

tiggerkitn25 on Jun 28, 2012:

Itti on May 24, 2012:

Hi, I see you're from the UK and you also swap FBs (or at least you are in the FB and Penpal group). I'm looking for people from the UK to swap slams and maybe decos with me so I was just wondering if you swapped either of those?

tiggerkitn25 on Mar 15, 2012:

Happy Spring from the I LOVE Kawaii group!

MissSwapp on Feb 10, 2012:

Welcome to our Group European Swap Diva's !

Thank you for joining us! We hope to have lots of fun swapping and mingling together :) And we'll be happy to hear your ideas for swaps! If you have any Questions, please ask me all the Time!

Looking forward to swap with you in future! :) Alt text

tiggerkitn25 on Jan 14, 2012:

Thanks for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii group!

bombardiette on Nov 30, 2011:

Oooh, hooray! So excited to receive. :) And no worries on the "finally" bit. I'm just happy you've decided to keep writing. ;)

bombardiette on Sep 30, 2011:

Hi! I was your partner in the All About Me Pen Pal swap. Just commenting to let you know that I left your letter in the care of our Post Office this morning and also, I usually send extra stuff to all of my pen pals and really wanted to send you a bag of my current favorite tea, but I was unsure about shipping tea from the US to the UK. If you've had this done in the past and you decide you'd like to become pals after getting my letter, please let me know and I'll include it in the next letter I write!

Also, it usually only takes a few days for letters to reach my pals in Norway and Germany, so I'd start looking mid-week next week. :)

Lolli92imo on Sep 28, 2011:

I've written you a reply but I've misplaced your address!! Could you PM me it please? lol xx

taoiionam on Sep 16, 2011:

Hello there, thank you very much for the rating and the heart ^3^ We have relatives in Japan that we visit as often as we can and the Saga prefecture is famous (well, within Japan, I guess ^^) for its green tea which is really yummy... If you like loose tea as well, maybe we can do a private swap ^^ Just buzz me if you would like that ^^

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