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Simone

Simone
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Last Online: January 26, 2016
Birthday: October 17, 1975
Country: United Kingdom
Simone's Butterfly Blog
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My Story

12 March 2014 Moved again ......now on Derry/Londonderry

June 2012 Slowly starting to swap again. Had fun taking photos with Ernie the Envelope.

17 December 2011 Working as a mentor and learner assistant at the Southern Regional College. Still tutoring privately and selling Usborne Books......

14 March 2011 I am the process of starting my own business - but i am still around - just taking things slowly. If all goes well I may even start doing postal swaps again :)

9 September - , just spent some time rating swaps - if I have missed you its not on purpose, please send a message and I will respond.

================================================== I am proudly South African now living in Northern Ireland. My friend Ruth from Australia introduced me to swapping. My first swap was a Knitting Coffee swap hosted by Knittymama (http://knittymama.com/).It was great fun - but a bit expensive and South African postage took long. I wanted to continue swapping but in a less stressful manner.Knittymama recommended Swap-Bot. That is how I got here.

What I love about swapping is being challenged to do new things, doing things in a different way, recognizing others creativity and visa versa. I do it to be inspired, to grow as a person and to meet new people. I have enjoyed making new friends, e-mail pals and Blog friends.

Interests

Health, exercise, Digital Scrapbooking, Photography,blogging,knitting, children's crafts, baking, books, music, spirituality, psychology, education, traveling (only been out of SA four times (5 places in Africa) and off the continent twice.)Love road trips and camping, explored a lot of South Africa.

Personal Growth issues. I love reading and writing poetry. Movement (Brain Gym,Belly Dance etc...)

What should you know about me

Favorite symbol: Butterfly Favorite colour: Blue (all shades, hues etc...) Favorite Authors: Martha Beck (I own three of her books)and Leslie Kenton (own 2 of her books). Favourite places: Waterfalls, Forest Rivers, Library, coffee shops. Favourite flavors: coffee, vanilla, French vanilla, Irish cream (I miss that milk from the USA - loved making non-alcoholic coffee),ginger, honey bush, caramel fudge, mint, lavender (lovely in short bread), Durban Indian curries. Fragrances: lavender, sea, rose, magnolias,spring and summery types (dislike musk).

I participate in postal and electronic swaps. I prefer electronic swaps because of the cost factor and disappointment of not receiving something is less painful.

I will try most things at least once.

I have one daughter( turned 8 on 13 February 2009) and I have been married for 9 years.

Things I like

Hearts, butterflies and stars (stickers, paper etc.)

I like sample stuff eg. tea (only herbal and flavored green tea), coffee (I still sneak cup now and then),soaps,creams, perfumes etc....

Patterns for knitting

Recipes: Vegetarian (even though I eat meat, I am fussy and don't eat certain meats at all) - slowe cooker and freezer meals, baking, DESSERTS, low-fat, low GI.

Exercise and movement(especially if it enhances learning and personal growth). Interested cds, books, on-line info, pamphlets, DVD's etc

Any yarn (suggested knitting projects or pattern with it would be highly appreciated)

Romantic, Historical romances, Investigative, Crime solving, fantasy novels, poetry, non-fiction, feminism, personal development books. Really into Audio books - would like the classics retold for children example Real Reads series - got only one at the moment Sense and Sensibility by Gill Tavner

Really like incense sticks (no musk aromas), bath salts and aromatherapy items.

Love photographs of scenic areas, tourist stuff, artistic. If you send me a digital photograph please let me know if I can put on my blog. Always looking for stuff that I can add poetry too or that helps me express a thought.

One day I would like a herb garden, but I am not the gardening type. I do have some mint and lavender.

Like trying to make my own beauty masks, baths and remedies.

Enjoy being introduced to new music and movie genres

Pledge

badge ](http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/7681) what I pledged

Jeandre' Coetser

Jeandre's birthday is 13 February 2001. She is 9 years old.

She loves art.

Jeandre' participates in drama, music (recorder and guitar), swimming and art classes.

She loves reading and listening to stories. .

She loves movies especially musicals eg. Joseph, High School Musical, All Barbie's movies, camp Rock, Sound of Music and My Fair Lady.

Favourite colour is PINK. Favourite food: any pasta, pizza

She loves stickers, jewellery, make-up and hair stuff.

Fan of faries, princess stuff, High School musical, Barbie, Hannah Montana. She loves girl-girly stuff.

She had a cat - the cat's name is Princess Mia (after Princess Diaries). Had to leave her in South Africa. She loves animals - all kinds.

She is into baking and learning cook.

Started COIN Collecting - aim is to get different coins from all over the world.

Ratings

kgeslab rated for Our Buddy James on Jun 14, 2015
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Stepht rated for James 2 on Jun 2, 2015
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Comment: Thank you Simone. I enjoyed reading your answers! What beautiful lyrics! That is right on point. This study was a good wake up call for me as well to check myself if I'm acting Christ-like. Sorry about your exam but as you know God has a plan in all this. Keep on keeping on!! Hugs!
kgeslab rated for James 2 on May 31, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your thoughts on James 2! They were very interesting and uplifting!
grammag rated for James 2 on May 30, 2015
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Comment: Nice work. It must have been terrible growing up under apartheid! How did you get from there to Ireland? Your life story must be really interesting!
MelfromNC rated for Prayer Requests (May) on May 27, 2015
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Comment: I really appreciate your prayers!
ChrisAnne rated for Prayer Requests (May) on May 9, 2015
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Comment: God Bless
shannonlinde rated for Prayer Requests (May) on May 5, 2015
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Comment: Hi Simone! Lifting you up in prayer! xxoo Shannon
Stepht rated for Our Buddy James on May 3, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your study Simone! I enjoyed reading from you. James 1:2-3 is a good one. James doesn't beat around the bush much does he? :) It's comforting to read that through the hard times God is working on us and it's not all for nothing! God bless you!
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Comment: This is a good reminder for me. I tend to always be busy (somehow) as well. It reminds me of Martha being busy in the kitchen while Mary was spending time with the Lord. I pray for both of us we would know what's truly important and take time to slow down. It's easiest to hear God when we are not going 100 miles a minute :) Love that picture too. How appropriate!
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Comment: thanks for sharing with me. I really enjoyed your thoughts and scripture. It is only when we slow down / be still that we really hear HIM :) blessings to you rarjones
Stepht rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 12, 2015
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Comment: Praying for you and your requests Simone! Many congrats on the house!!! :)
servingHim rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 11, 2015
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Comment: Thanks so much for your requests. I will be praying for them!
Elliepatterson rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 11, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for your prayer request. I will happy to lift you up in prayer for this month.
TexyDeb rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 11, 2015
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Comment: I have your request(s). I will pray to the Lord for them. If you now or at any time have more prayers needs, let me know.
libertylithium rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: Psalm 30:5 "For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." :)
Kathy821 rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: I have it down and I will be praying for you all!
Icygrl7 rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: Will definitely be keep you and your family in prayers. I will keep your niece and nephew in my prayers as well. May God bless them on their journey. Many blessings!
savannahsmiles4u rated for Prayer Requests (March) on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: Lifting you up to the LORD during March!
Stepht rated for Through a Spritual Lens on Feb 25, 2015
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Comment: Thank you Simone! That is a cool pic of a bike in the rain :) This is a good reminder to be prepared for what the Lord has for us each day. <3 thank you!
Kathy821 rated for Valentine's Day Card + Scripture on Feb 10, 2015
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Comment: Thank you so much. Great scriptures!

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Comments

shannonlinde on May 19, 2015:

Good Morning! Praying for you! :)

shannonlinde on Mar 30, 2015:

Praying for you today, my friend! :)

Elliepatterson on Mar 8, 2015:

Thinking of you today and praying your day will be blessed. image Ellie

anrtist on Mar 6, 2015:

;-) Blessings sent your way!!! cc

savannahsmiles4u on Feb 2, 2015:

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Hope you have a Blessed week!

savannahsmiles4u on Feb 2, 2015:

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anrtist on Jan 28, 2014:

THANX for praying!

Jesussssssssss! ;-)
Blessings, cc

anrtist on Jan 5, 2014:

Wishing you a nice 2014! Blessings, cc

soyprincesa2 on Jun 25, 2012:

Thanks for visiting my blog! I went and read your blogs too! I love both! I was reading about the Sense and Sensability book club and wishing so much we could attend. My daughters love reading! Sadly.. Las Vegas, Nevada is a little far to fly to attend. Oh well... enjoy it without us! Maggie soyprincesa2

Simone on Jun 6, 2012:

Ernie

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