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Lenna

Lenna
Date Joined: March 21, 2008
Last Online: May 10, 2018
Birthday: August 26
Country: Greece
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About Me

Hi there! My name is Lenna and I am a 43 year old woman from Greece. I have studied English and European Literature and I also have a Master’s degree in Literary translation. I currently work as a freelance translator and grant writer, which means that I collaborate with various local organizations and submit proposals for funding on their behalf. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic- a place I hold dear in my heart-, studied at Essex University in the UK and now I live in central Greece with my husband and 4 year old twin boys. Every day with them is an adventure!

I am quite open-minded about things and respectful of other people’s beliefs and cultures. I can be very social, enjoying the company of my friends, but I can also be very private (to the degree you can be private with 2 4 year olds at home). I am not religious (rather spiritual in a wider sense), but I am fascinated by ancient female goddesses and the wisdom they carry. I am particularly drawn to triple goddess Hecate and her rich symbolism. I am also inexplicably drawn to sharks (both fascinate and frighten me), so if there is such a thing as a totem animal, then shark is definitely mine.

I love travelling and exploring new places, reading literature (I adore horror literature), writing, watching series, cooking, baking, pastry making and arranging elaborate playdates and themed parties for my boys. David Bowie has been the love of my life, but I also enjoy the music of Queen, Sisters of Mercy, U2, Massive Attack, Portishead, Dead Can Dance and Loreena McKennit.

I can't stand racism, cruelty, fanaticism, ignorance, proselytizing, stupidity and cruelty against animals.

For the boys

I would love to receive little surprises for the twins, appropriate for 4 year olds (they have quite sensitive skins, so if you send any clothing items, please make it new and 100% cotton). The boys are currently around 105 cm tall and they wear sock size no 27-30.

They would be very happy with:
- Individual playmobil figurines.
- Anything dinosaurs
- Anything Tomas the tank engine
- Anything Ice Age
- Anything Dinosaur Train
- Anything Power Rangers or Tranformers
- Stickers
- Trains
- Patterned socks in bright colors (no 27-30)

Current Wishlist

  • Cookie cutter with the letter T and G (the initial of my boys)
  • Dinosaur cookie cutter
  • Cookie cutter with no 5
  • Cupcake tray liners in a theme suitable for little boys - if there are matching toppers, even better!
  • Anything Wilton for cake decorating (for non edibles, even opened packaging will do i.e. for example, a couple of cupcake toppers). Particularly Christmas and Easter themed items. I can’t access easily decorative sprinkles and I would love some Christmas themed ones!
  • Anything that could be used in a planner (stickers, flags etc)
  • Paper napkins with seasonal themes - Christmas, winter, autumn, Easter etc. Also, paper napkins in themes suitable for little boys.
  • Second hand horror/psychological horror short stories anthologies.
  • Christmas wrapping supplies (especially medium and smaller size gift bags, but anything really, stickers, bows, ribbons etc). I don't mind if you destash your Christmas supplies in June! I might not be religious, but I am a sucker for Christmas, especially now that I have small children!
  • Small stocking and advent calendar fillers for the boys.
  • Individual playmobil figurines suitable for boys.
  • Seasonal celophane bags (Christmas, Easter).
  • A nice photo frame to put on my desk at work.
  • Your tried and tested cupcake recipe.
  • Anything helpful with home or home office organizing.
  • Birth, christening and wedding wishing cards.
  • I would love to receive items related to the moon goddess – books (second hand is perfectly ok), figurines, necklaces, candles, charms, incense etc.In that sense, I also welcome anything related to the moon. I would love to receive a triple moon goddess pendant!

Foodie!

Please note that I’m allergic to artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose and saccharin! I also try to stay away from heavily processed food with many artificial ingredients and flavourings (Es) and lean towards more wholesome foods.
Other than that, I would happily receive any of the following:

-British short bread biscuits
-British mince pies
-McCormick’s Chili con carne seasoning, which I love but cannot get here
-Deli mustards or relishes
-Anything with blueberries or raspberries
-Marzipan filled chocolate
-Turmeric (spice)
-Tiptree (Wilkin & Sons Ltd) mini jams and savories
-Bonne Maman mini jams
-Anything local that you would like to share with me

No-no foods & drinks:
-Anything mushroom flavored
-Licorice
-Heavily processed food or food with too many chemicals
-Teas and herbal infusions. I am a coffee person!

Cosmetics

I have plenty of cosmetics and make up that I am trying to go through, so unless otherwise specified, please do not send any such items, with the exception of the ones below:

-Nivea face masks (individual portion) for combination to oily skin
-Nivea or Biore nose strips (even one will do!)
-Lush soaps
- A quality navy blue kohl eyeliner.

Please no cosmetics from the dollar store, they will go to waste as I can't use them!

Please don't send...

-Anything used or dirty, unless it is a second hand book or cookie cutter
- Anything musty/mouldy/cigarette smoke smelling (one of the twins has allergy issues)
-Cats and assorted cat hair
- Twilight or any other teenage vampire saga, I absolutely detest it
- Fridge magnets-my fridge is built in, so no room for fridge magnets
-Guns and anything related to them
-Anything proselytizing (religious or political)
-Anything smelling too fruity, the smell of peppermint
-Fabric scraps, yarn, threads-I can’t sew
-Fluorescent colors
-Handmade dolls-for some strange reason, they freak me out!
-ATCs, inchies and matchboxes, I do not collect them and I have no use for them!
-Faux fashion accessories and earrings – I am allergic to them
-Clowns
-Postcards

Allergies

Cat fur (please please please keep them away from the things you send me-thank you!)

Aspartame and similar artificial sweeteners

Faux fashion accessories

Practical issues!

I am not so good in crafting, so most of the items you will receive from me will be purchased. My favorite types of swaps are Lucky Parcels, monochromatic swaps, scavenger hunts, food and profile surprises. I am open to private swaps if anyone is interested, but only with well established swappers.

I am not at all offended by nudity or adult content swaps. Vulgarity, however, is another issue.

I rate the moment I receive something. If I haven’t rated you, it means that I haven’t received yet!

I am quite cool about swapping, I am not here for the drama, I am here to unwind, have fun and get to know people and their talents. However, I will appreciate good communication. Let me know if you're going to be late or have any other problems. But please do that. I had so many of my partners flaking that I'm seriously running out of patience.

I would never think of flaking. If you don’t get my package on time, please get in touch and we will work something out!

I re-swap items I don't like or have no use for (or can't use because of my allergies). Please don't be offended, but I don't see why they should sit in my drawer, when somebody else can enjoy them!

I put time and effort to my swaps and go through my partner's profile, to make sure that she will like what I send. I expect the same in return. I have no use for crappy items just thrown together in order to barely meet the swap requirements. My motto is treat others the way you would like to be treated-in swapping, but also life in general.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing with me. I wish you all the best in accomplishing your goals. I know you can do it. Hugs, Diane
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Comment: Thank you for your list! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! But I believe the requirements is for it to be individually wrapped. I understand you have put in an effort and I wouldn't want to give you low rating and affect your rates. So once again, thank you! Happy Merry Christmas to you (;
Response: Wow I am so sorry it completely escaped my attention. I am really sorry. I should have looked better at the requirements. My fault, completely. Thank you so much for rating me with a five. Would you maybe like a small private swap before Christmas, so that I can get it right this time? Let me know and sorry again!
fiorellaione rated for ESG: What's in my wallet? on May 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing Lenna!
RooBaRoo rated for ESG: What's in my wallet? on May 19, 2017
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Comment: Nice green wallet, cute (I know, now grown, 4 yrs) twins :)
tizzicat rated for ESG: What's in my wallet? on May 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
tatntole rated for ESG:What's in my bag? on May 11, 2017
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Comment: My goodness, I am so sorry to rate late. Thank you.
Wildchild rated for ESG:What's in my bag? on Apr 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you!!!
astrodogg rated for ESG:What's in my bag? on Apr 17, 2017
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Response: Thank you for your generous rating!
astrodogg rated for ESG: Show me your working space! on Apr 17, 2017
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Response: Thank you!
riftvegan rated for ESG: Show me your working space! on Apr 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for hosting, this was such a fun swap! Enjoyed seeing your working area, too.
Response: Thank you for your generous rating!
tichyleon rated for ESG: Show me your working space! on Apr 13, 2017
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Comment: nice place :) love your kids pictures. have a great day !
Response: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! Love the kitchen towel and the extras you sent. very special :-)
Response: Thank you & I am glad that you liked everything!
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Comment: Hi Eleni, Thank you very much for the lovely gifts. I love the stamp. I'm going to use it a lot this christmas. I wish you a merry christmas and happy new year to. Tanja
Pei04 rated for ESG: What's in my pantry? on Jul 25, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. Your pantry looks very organized :)
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Comment: Lovely selection, thank you! =)
chaari rated for ESG: What's in my pantry? on Jul 19, 2016
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your mail and the pictures! Also, thanks a lot for the cool swap!
Vishruti rated for ESG: What's in my pantry? on Jul 19, 2016
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Comment: Enjoyed watching your pantry . Thankyou for sharing
kimt1989 rated for ESG: The 15 question swap on Jul 1, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for your answers, very fun to read
alwayslikethis rated for ESG: The 15 question swap on Jun 29, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for your answers. I enjoyed reading them. I'd like to hear Marilyn's own version of her death too.
Response: Thank you!

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Comments

Tatsu on Jan 30, 2018:

![]https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b7/cb/da/b7cbda766ef1e124aa65aa34cb3e12d0--planner.jpg) For the November Wishlist washitape and tea! <3

piratecaptainmo on Dec 24, 2017:

Thank you for the cute Christmas card you sent for my November wishlist!

dodothefairy on Jun 9, 2017:

Thank you for granting my May Wish.

Earrings are really nice and postcard is so cool!

theaterfan23 on May 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful poems from my April Wishlist!

natasa20 on Apr 11, 2017:

Thanks so much for the lovely free booksmarks for my March Wishes :) lots of love to you x

dodothefairy on Apr 5, 2017:

Thank you a lot for the wish you granted. You truly made my day!

Fenix825 on Mar 16, 2017:

Thank you for the cute earrings from my March wishlist in the Wishlist group! <3

TeaNi on Mar 6, 2017:

thank you very much

for granting a February wish for me with the pretty shamrock ribbon- it is perfect for my project! :)

Tryph on Feb 4, 2017:

Thanks for the Christmas ephemera from my January wishlist! Very helpful. :)

Stepht on Feb 2, 2017:

Hi Lenna! Thank you so much for the Butterfly and Flower stickers and pics from my Jan wishlist. Hope you are having a great day! :) <3

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