Date Joined: August 29, 2011
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: June 21
Country: United Kingdom
I am a recent graduate living in the wonderful city of Brighton in England.
I love the art of letter writing and writing by hand in general (having been confined to computer-typing during most of my school career for sake of convenience and time).
I'm on and off Swap-Bot as and when swapping inspiration takes over me - don't worry, I will always complete the swaps I sign up for.
Nowadays I mostly have music on in the background as a noise-blocker or when I have company, so I don't pay overmuch attention to what I am listening to. I mostly listen to chart/top 40s music, sing-along indie, and classical, but most genres of music will please my ears!
Now that I am no longer obligated to spend all of my time reading for my degree, I am devouring books very quickly! Currently reading: 'The Gender Game' series by Bella Forrest. Genre-wise, I greatly enjoy fantasy, YA, a bit of sic-fi, and fiction in general. I'm not much into crime/thriller/detective novels, non-fiction, or historical novels (although fictional romantic historical novels do capture my attention).
Some books that I've enjoyed reading and would read again:
"The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss
Harry Potter series/works by J.K. Rowling (I am a Slytherin)
"Ink" by Amanda Sun
"Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
Earth's Children Saga by Jean M. Auel
"Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden
"Perfume" by Patrick Suskind
"Cloud Atlas" and "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" by David Mitchell
"How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional World" by Charles Yu
Classics by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, some Shakespeare, George Orwell...
Books by Cecelia Ahern, John Green, Sophie Kinsella, Jill Mansell
I also really enjoy poetry. My favourite poets include (but are not limited to) Carol Ann Duffy, Thomas Hardy, John Donne, Dylan Thomas, William Blake, Philip Larkin, R S Thomas, Norma MacCraig.
Harry Potter movies
V for Vendetta
Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit
Eat. Pray. Love.
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Imitation Game
The Hunger Games movies.
The movies I usually watch have romance in them, however, as you can see from the above listed, the movies that really stay with me don't have romance as a main theme (filling out my profile is allowing me to discover myself all over again!)
My favourite actress is Julia Robertson. Anything with her in it, I will watch. I also love Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Saoirse Ronan, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tom Hanks.
I mostly watch TV to unwind or procrastinate these days; as such I like shows that have short episodes. Some shows I'm watching currently:
Please Like Me
Rick & Morty
Some shows that I've watched in the past and enjoyed: Black Mirror, Merlin, Sherlock, Gossip Girl, Doctor Who, Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Archer.
I love animals. I am vegan. This means that I don't eat any meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, or any other food that is derived from animals. I also do not buy any products that contain animal-derived ingredients or that have been tested on animals.
If you could please avoid sending me the following:
Any food that has animal ingredients (including gelatin, honey, etc.)
Products that contain animal-derived ingredients or that are not cruelty-free (if the product does not explicitly say cruelty-free, or does not have the leaping bunny logo, it is most likely not cruelty-free).
Things to do with hunting/killing animals. I don't want to know about/see these things.
Thank you in advance for being considerate.
On that note, if you are a fellow vegan or if you cook yummy vegan meals then I'd love if you shared some recipes with me, especially simple, can't-go-wrong recipes!
Postcards: ones that have something to do with the things I like (please see below for more ideas), black&white, vintage/vintage advertisements, odd postcards, PCs showing nature.
I love tea. I like black tea and green/white teas. I also like some flavoured/chai teas (e.g. blueberry muffin, mulled wine spices, rose). I don't like smoky teas such as Lapsang Souchong.
Books. Any book/book recommendation that you think I might like!
Same with movies and TV shows that you think I might enjoy.
Photographs! Especially ones which you have taken yourself. Of anything whatsoever - but explain why you chose the photograph if it's not obvious (e.g. if it's a picture of a swing set, it could be that you have many childhood memories there)
One of the things I like most is to get to know about who has sent me things. Whether this is a 10-page letter (always very much appreciated and enjoyed!) telling me about your life story, or a short note about something that has made you happy today, I always find it very interesting.
Things I'm not so interested in receiving: -
I'm not currently planning on doing many swaps requiring craft things, so please don't send things like ephemera, ATC blanks, stamps, buttons, other things used for crafting. I just won't use them :)
I'm always trying to downsize my collection of belongings, and don't have space for things that are not useful/valuable to me. Things like animal products, non-vegan recipes, the craft items mentioned above, and blank unwritten postcards (unless I sign up to a swap specifically for this) will go unused by me.
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