Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2019 8:03 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: November 4, 2017

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

My name is Michelle, I am 29 years old and a teacher from England! I absolutely love my job and like to think that I do it well!

I have just moved away from the place that I grew up in so I am looking to meet new people! I now live in a small town with my boyfriend and our cat!

Througout my life, I was always scared of cats and dogs. Now I really love my cat, so much so that we foster cats for a local charity until we find them a new home! It's so sweet and it's lovely knowing that you have done a little bit of good in the world! Fostering is so rewarding and basically means loving and caring for an unwanted or abandoned cats. It breaks my heart when some of the cats arrive in a state but the satisfaction of turning their lives around is amazing!

I have recently learnt how to scuba dive when I was on holiday in Thailand - you simply can't beat it, although I'm willing to find something that does! I really enjoy travelling lots! It's my ambition to visit every country in the world!

I started a blog! After doing a swap on here someone suggested that it would be a good idea to start one! It's only just begun so I haven't put very much on there yet! I've put a link above so you can check out my creations if you like!

Favorite Music

I enjoy a variety of music, however, only really listen to it when I am driving! My radio is usually tuned into Kiss FM!

My I pod, although slightly neglected, is jam packed with a load of random tunes ranging from the Spice Girls to Prince!

Favorite Books

Recently, I have started to read properly again! I must admit, I do like reading books that gets the pulse racing, so if you have any recommendations, I would be happy to hear from you!!!

I've never been able to read the same book more than once, having said that, I have read 'The Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight' for the second time. Such a fascinating read!

Favorite Movies

I'm quite often flicking through the offerings on Love Film. I like films that are so scary it's funny! The Hostel films are just too funny! I don't like films that get the imagination going; Paranormal Activity had to be turned off! I do think that my imagination is better than the film sometimes!!!!

Favorite Crafts

I'm am avid crafter. I love knitting, particularly knitted characters! If you ever fancy swapping knitted creations, I would always be happy to do so! I am currently knitting a Cinderella tospy turvey doll! She is incredible (if I do say so myself!).

Recently, I have started cross stitching, however this is taking me longer than I ever expected! It is coming on slowly and I have enjoyed being more creative! I'm quite lucky as my boyfriend will often draw my charts for me which makes my creations even more unique, having said that, I never know what to do with the finished articles ... any advice would be awesome!!!!

My friend has taught me how to do beading, which I am really enjoying. I have got to attach more thread now, so I'm slightly scared of doing it wrong!!!! The finished articles are fantastic though! I've put a link to the website I use above!

I also enjoy getting out in the garden. We do have a vegetable patch in the bottom of the garden, however, I've not been very successful this year!!!


I am quite open to any new experiences but I know that I like: * sleeping in * spending time with my friends * cats * crafts (knitting, cross stitch, beading) so swapping patterns and supplies would be nice! • nice writing paper * writing long letters * things in the right order • travelling related things / items from different cultures


Well this is easy!!!

  • celebritiy anything - magazines / programmes / fashion / gossip etc
  • size zero
  • soaps (I don't mean the ones you clean with!) Eastenders and Corrie = yuck!
  • empathy when people clearly have no clue!!!
  • incompetence
  • coffee
  • junk • any thing like 'Hello Kitty' • I don't have any allergies but I am trying to be healthier so no calorific foods (unless it's part of the swap of course!)

Wish list

  • crafting supplies ( knitting, cross stitch, beading)
  • patterns
  • pretty yet grown up hair accessories
  • things I can use in my classroom (I'm looking for fun 'well done' or 'target achieved' stamps)
  • anything handmade
  • letter writing sets
  • something to store knitting needles / yarns in
  • nice pens (fountain pen would be lovely)

Thanks but no thanks

  • felt stickers
  • teas
  • out of date items
  • anything linked to my 'dislikes'!


KateKintail rated for 101 Things Progress- June 2014 on Jul 10, 2014
Comment: Congrats on finishing 3 goals last month! I really miss doing puzzles; I'm definitely putting that on my next list. And congrats on the hallway; it looks amazing! Hope you liked Life of Pi as much as I did.
CarmicWords rated for 101 Things Progress- June 2014 on Jul 7, 2014
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Good luck with your goals!
halewis1213 rated for 101 Things Progress- June 2014 on Jul 4, 2014
Comment: Good luck this month!
anwaname rated for 101 Things Progress- February 2014 on Mar 9, 2014
Comment: Congrats on the dive! That's awesome. Sounds like you're making lots of fun progress. Good luck on your upcoming goals. Can't wait to hear from you next month!
catscatscats rated for Find a New Penpal (UK only) on Mar 6, 2014
Comment: Apologies for late rating - thank you for the brilliant letter. Clare. Xx
Comment: sounds like good progress. Going diving sounds awesome!!! can't wait to hear more exciting news
Comment: I love your bucket list and the images. Thanks for sharing.
spicemom rated for 2014: E-mail Pals on Feb 20, 2014
Comment: Hi Michelle I loved your email Spicemom
Briarstitch84 rated for 2014: E-mail Pals on Feb 19, 2014
Comment: Hi thanks for your email! I will write you back!
Response: That was a speedy response :-) I will reply when I'm back from Brussels (hopefully I'll still be able to walk!).
Comment: Thank you for the pdf of both your 101 goals and your january progress report. I admire your goals very much. I also aimed high because you may surprise yourself how many you can achieve when you put yourself to it right? look forward to hearing about future progress. And I'd be keen to see what chinese new year festivities look like in London
Response: So glad we sorted it :-) Chinese New Year in london was really bad :-( too many people and not enough entertainment!!! We ended up having lunch in garfunkles!! Anyway thanks again!
miraclehein rated for email: photo your pet - swap on Feb 12, 2014
Comment: I'm not a cat person whatsoever, but Olly Cat is adorable! Big orange kitties are the only ones I like, haha. Thanks for sharing with me! (:
schaefchen rated for What I'm Reading This Week... on Feb 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter. It was interesting to read your thoughts about the book. I know the movie and liked it very much, but I am afraid, I will not read the book within the next time I would like to recommend "Andorra" by Peter Cameron and of course the detective novels by Peter Robinson
anwaname rated for 101 Things Progress- January 2014 on Feb 2, 2014
Comment: Thanks for sharing your progress. Sounds like you're having lots of fun. I'm jealous of that trip to Egypt. Take lots of pictures! Good luck in February.
Milo rated for 101 Things Progress- January 2014 on Jan 31, 2014
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the great craft inspiration board! I had fun browsing through everything! Sorry for the late rate!
Pouffia rated for My Drunk Penpal on Jan 8, 2014
Comment: I got your letter, thanks! I will write back to you soon!
onyx95 rated for OTN: Pintrest Knitting Inspiration on Dec 29, 2013
Comment: Great board, Thanks for sharing.
ellie rated for Pinterest--Crochet Board on Dec 24, 2013
Comment: Thanks for sharing your love of crocheting with me
eimat rated for Pinterest Swap: Crafting Inspiration on Dec 24, 2013

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KSENiA on Jan 1, 2014:

Happy New Year! I wish you great year full of fun and happy thoughts.

bbsporty on Dec 31, 2013:

Wishing you a health and happy new year!

cutesygirlynai on Dec 17, 2013:

Can you message me your address? I want to try and get this reply to you sent before xmas :)

cutesygirlynai on Dec 14, 2013:

got your letter and absolutely loved it. thanks so much and looking forward to writing back to you and being friends <3

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 8, 2013:

I am your partner for My Drunk Penpal and it should be at the my local post office tomorrow morning. Hope it arrives safely.

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 3, 2013:

Thank you for joining My Drunk Penpal!

biasbabe on Feb 27, 2013:


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MichelleWillow on Dec 23, 2012:

liptontee on Dec 8, 2012:

Michelle! Thanks so much for looking for the pens for me! Please let me know if you find them and I'll mail you a nice gift in return!

liptontee on Dec 3, 2012:

Hi Michelle this is Tee, the very lucky recipient of your Task a Day Journal #2! I was just wondering where did you get the glittery pens that you used inside the journal? They are lovely. Thank you so much for a wonderful journal, it was well worth the wait! Hope you are having a good week - Tee

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