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UseYourWords

UseYourWords
Date Joined: January 24, 2016
Last Online: July 8, 2017
Birthday: August 15, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I am 33 and currently work as a manager within the health services but am pursuing my real passion to become a secondary school English teacher.

I love to read and have been really enjoying letter writing again this year. I am very busy between jobs, school and voluntary positions and so have promised myself to make time for things that bring me joy this year so have been writing a lot of letters - has been wonderful.

I am terribly afflicted by wanderlust and always have the urge to just get up and GO. I can't indulge that right now but it's fun to make future plans ;)

Because I am so busy, I may be a bit obsessed with my planner. I use a DIY planner/ bullet journal combo that I decorate with planner stickers and washi and whatever else I can find. I feel the prettier it is, the more I adhere to it and the more organised my hectic life is as a result.

I also really enjoy cooking and love the idea of collecting favourite recipes from people around the world for me to try out at home.

I love modern boardgames and have an ever-growing collection.

I am about to start my first smash book which will focus on my travels, I have been gathering some travel related items and can't wait to start after my holiday in May.

Random Favourite Things:

Colour - Green. All the green things! Music - old school rock, some country and that new old sound that seems to be happening in modern pop these days Jewellery - I love earrings and bracelets but only wear silver and unfortunately cannot wear costume jewellery :(

Random Things That Make Me Happy:

  • mushrooms
  • stickers
  • stationery of all sorts
  • interesting tea (black with flavouring particularly)
  • cool paperclips (might be a bit obsessed here)
  • board/card games
  • label stickers
  • mad socks
  • rainbows
  • small interesting containers (tins, bags etc)
  • unusual meeples and dice

  • Other peoples newsletters and Christmas round robin letters, If you are ever unsure about what to do with these please feel free to send them my way (redacted personal info if you want). I am weird and love to see what other people want to share.

Things I'm not so into:

  • pink
  • make up themes
  • hello kitty
  • perfume
  • tourist postcards (unless these are naked with a note from a person who is actually at that place, otherwise I prefer non-tourist ones that I can use)

Favorite Books

I love well-done fantasy, some historical fiction and crime thrillers. I have been reading a lot of young adult novels lately as I feel it is important to be able to recommend books appropriately as a teacher.

Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts at the moment - am enjoying decorating mail and envelopes to send to people.

I am about to delve into the world of altering altoid tins and have been obsessing googling over the last few weeks - we shall see how it goes :)

Tea

I am guessing that I will probably be taking part in lots of tea swaps while I am here because, well, I like tea ;) I am happy to try anything once but my ultimate favourite teas are black with flavourings. The only flavours I dislike are blackcurrant, lavender and jasmine - anything else goes!

I also LOVE ice tea and it is very difficult to get here. I miss Crystal Light/Arizona Ice tea with a passion so would be very welcoming of any and all ice tea mixes also ;)

Animals

I love them all! In particular though I am partial to frogs and newts, I love both dragon and butterflies. turtles, hedgehogs and I am currently obsessed with red pandas!

All the paper things...

Ok, so I have mentioned this before but I LOVE stationery. There are just so many pretty things and so many people to write to ;)

My favourite things

  • Pretty A5 papers

  • Cool envelopes (handmade or store bought am not fussy so long as they are interesting!)

  • airmail stickers

  • blank interesting address labels

  • pretty/unusual memo sheets (not sticky) to write little notes on

  • planner stickers

  • thin but patterned washi

  • interesting blank recipe cards

Themes and Fandoms

I don't have any major collections of any of these but themes/fandoms I enjoy are:

  • Labyrinth
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Doctor Who (the new series)
  • Star Trek (DS9, Voyager, TNG and the JJ Abrams films - I have a girl-crush on Laneway)
  • Gargoyles (the cartoon but also the architectural feature)
  • Care Bears (the old ones)
  • Rainbow Brite
  • He-man and She-ra
  • Faeries/gnomes and general 'magic forest' type things
  • Robin Hobb
  • David Eddings
  • Raymond E Feist
  • Postal/happy mail themes
  • Sherlock Holmes (old and new but the new series is awesome)
  • Star Wars, particularly woks
  • Dr Seuss (especially The Lorax)
  • Spiritual but non-religious items

Ratings

snailmailer1 rated for UK BIG CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP on Nov 27, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for your swap
reauk rated for UK BIG CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP on Nov 23, 2016
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Thank you for the card with such a lovely little message inside and the stickers too! :)
maggie16 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #6 on Nov 5, 2016
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Comment: Suzi, thanks so much for the lovely happy mail! I loved everything you sent! Also, very sweet of you to include extras! I love the snowflake confetti :) Thanks for choosing items/themes based on my profile. Happy swapping :) P.S. Sorry for the very late rating!
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Comment: Many thanks!
willowscloud rated for UK BIG CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the card (and the stickers)
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing envelope and fun goodies! Love it!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. I love those long paper clips!
Sammoning rated for 4 Stamp Envelope - September on Oct 22, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the nice collection of stamps and goodies! The Alice in Wonderland postcard is beautiful and such a uique size and I will definately add the mapcard to my collection as well!
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Comment: heart for you it is the alice and the cheshire cat. the other one has ot shown up yet.this PC is the best I really like the chesihire cat well i like cats of all sizes, wild, feral, tame etc many thanks for resending , maggie249 P>S> thanks for encouragement of my puppy seems she will be puppy until about 2 years !QQ!Q!
Paige1900 rated for NH: Halloween Collage HM PC on Oct 11, 2016
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Comment: Fantastic! You did a great job, thank you so much!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad it was ok - you know I worry about artsy things lol!
lou rated for WIYM: Big Annual 2016 MAIL CALL Swap on Oct 10, 2016
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Comment: Thank you very very much for all the many postal and kitty themed things you sent, I loved it all!!
Response: I;m so glad you liked what I picked!
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Comment: Actual tears of joy the instant I saw your mailart So customized for me (I see the lat/long lines) I could tell you put so much time and heart into this swap. I"M GOING TO FRAME THAT AND HANG IT IN MY HOME Also the tailored items you so thoughtfully chose based on my profile. I thought here is someone who can see into my soul through my words on my profile. We are indeed kindred spirits I see from your profile and note. I am going to write you back. THANK YOU SO MUCH it's EXTRAORDINARY from LUCKY ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Wow - thank you so much for you lovely words, I am so very glad that this brought you a little joy! I am also delighted that you liked what I chose for you, I had so much fun picking for you as, as you say, twas clear that we are kindred :)
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Comment: thanks for the cute labels
Response: You are most welcome :)
SilverD rated for Halloween Postcard on Oct 5, 2016
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Comment: Hello Suzi, you should host a haunted house of your own or throw a costume party, what fun that would be! Thank you for the Halloween postcard!
Response: I totally intend to next year! So glad you liked the card :)
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Comment: Thank You for the fantastic Halloween PC! Oddly as much as I love Halloween, I am not fond of pumpkin flavored anything. LOL
Response: LOL! I think that's almost a shame ;) Glad you liked the card :)
Katiebrandx303 rated for SWL - Sticker Swap #1 on Sep 29, 2016
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Comment: I got your stickers on a day I was actually feeling really shitty, and they really helped me feel better. xx Thank you so so much! (They're also the exact kind of stickers I love ^-^)
Response: Oh yay! Am so sorry that you had a rubbish day but so glad that I could mitigate it just a little - I LOVE when that happens! Hope things are looking up for you :)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard, yes Halloween has gain popularity in recent years in England but as a Scot we have been celebrating it for hundreds of years, where we have many traditions, folklore, songs etc. Robbie Burns wrote one of my favourite pieces about All Hallow's Eve, Tam O Shanter. Funnily enough the picture on the postcard you sent is one of these superstitions i grew up with. At mid-night you would sit in front of a mirror with a candle and peel an apple in one go, throw it over your shoulder and you would get the initial of your husband to be :D
Response: Oh how cool is that? I love that I picked that one for you! Thank you for the info as well... it seems to really have fallen away, certainly in the city anyhow. Glad you liked what I sent on - Happy Halloween to you :)
Moeshell rated for ISS: Doodled Envie on Sep 27, 2016
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Comment: You are awesome! Thank you for the beautifully doodled envie and all the cool goodies inside.
Response: You are most welcome! I am so glad you liked it, I loved drawing the envelope I must say :)
Manurnakey rated for IS: Handmade Envies Swap ~ INT on Sep 26, 2016
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Comment: I love the envelopes! They are gorgeous. And I love all the happy mail extras. Thank you :)
Response: You are very welcome - so glad that you liked what I picked for you!

Rating Overview

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Comments

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2017:

lou on Aug 4, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

Heirloom on Dec 17, 2016:

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,..
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

susieq11 on Nov 4, 2016:

Hi!! : )

phillaine on Oct 31, 2016:

veronicadelvalle on Oct 19, 2016:

hello! I sent you a message. Hopefully you can see it. regards

angelgram on Oct 10, 2016:

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CurlyTea on Oct 8, 2016:

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