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alwayslikethis

alwayslikethis
Date Joined: March 31, 2015
Last Online: December 21, 2017

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Last year, I fell behind on a lot of swaps for various reasons and messed up pretty badly on a couple of swaps. I decided to take a break from swap-bot until I was in a better place and life wasn't so stressful. I've missed swap-bot so much! I have a few snail mail friends who I enjoy writing to, but I've missed the randomness of swap-bot. Life is treating me quite kindly at the moment and so I've decided to return.

In type 2 and 3 swaps: If you don't receive anything from me within a reasonable amount of time, please get in touch with me and let me know. I always purchase proof of posting for international swaps.

If you haven't received a rating from me, don't hesitate to send me a message and remind me. In email swaps, I tend to get confused with rating as there are often so many partners!

Some shameless self promotion: I've just released an EP called Here We Are, which you can download on band camp https://elliefountain.bandcamp.com

I'm a 22 year old music student. I love meeting new people and learning new things. I have a strong desire to travel. I went to Bali in 2015 and absolutely loved it. I'd love to travel more of Asia, particularly Vietnam, Cambodia and Japan. However, I have plans to go to Iceland in the next couple of years and would like to explore Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Favorite Books

I love reading. If anyone has any book recommendations, they'd be very welcome. My favourite authors are Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and David Levithan. Some of my favourite books are:

  • The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  • The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
  • One Day by David Nicholls

Favorite Movies

Boyhood, Juno, Never Let Me Go, The Spectacular Now, The Place Promised In Our Early Days, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lost in Translation, A Letter to Momo, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, When Harry Met Sally, Spirited Away, Donnie Darko, Mulan, 500 Days of Summer, Blue Valentine.

Favourite TV shows: New Girl, Once Upon A Time, My Little Monster, Grey's Anatomy, Orange is the New Black, One Tree Hill, Suits.

Favorite Music

I love a lot of different music and love music swaps. Some of my favourite artists are...

Bon Iver, Patrick Watson, The Smiths, Keaton Henson, Mothers, Sharon Van Etten, The Kinks, Field Division, The Cure, Ludovico Einaudi, Lindisfarne, Sóley, Marika Hackman, Lucy Rose, William Fitzsimmons, Angel Olsen, Phantogram, Fleetwood Mac, salvia palth, Bombay Bicycle Club, Perfume Genius.

Likes/Dislikes

Favourite Items

Die cut shapes

Stickers

Washi tape

Project life/Journalling cards

Picture cut outs from books

Writing paper

                    *Favourite Themes*

Sun and Moon

Elephants/Bears/Cats/Wolves

Hedgehogs/Deer/Rabbits/Squirrels

Ocean/Whales/Dolphins

Penguin/Black bird/Owl/Robin

Astrology

Watercolour/Line drawing

Daisies/Roses/Bluebells/Daffodils

                     *Favourite Colours*

Burgundy

Forest green

Navy blue

Deep purple

Gold

Black

                           *Postcards*

I collect postcards, my preferred postcards are:

Vintage adverts

Pin up girls

Any used postcards (I'm so nosey and love reading the messages on the back)

Vegetarian recipes

Asia

Quotes

Art

Movies

Astrology

Poetry

Woodland creatures (photos and drawings) - especially foxes and squirrels

Elephants (photos and drawings)

Owls (photos and drawings)

Music

Literature

I really don't like anything tacky. No "wish you were here", unless it's a vintage postcard. And no multi view tourist postcards.

                              *Food*

I am a vegetarian, so please don't send me anything with meat or gelatine in. I'm going vegan, so non-dairy/egg products would be great, but I won't get mad if I'm sent dairy or egg products. I understand that vegan food can be super expensive.

I like pretty much every food. The only foods I don't really like are liquorice, carrots, olives, tea and cinnamon.

Please do not send me

Tea (unless herbal)

Lavender or geranium scents

Glitter

Meat

Hello Kitty

Anything offensive

Anything violent

Anything tacky

Ratings

LadySunshine rated for Let's Get Washi! 7 on Nov 4, 2017
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Comment: I never got the swap. Sent you a message on Oct 15, 2017, it was never read.
5
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Comment: Good start on a conversation - Try to get something out within the week. Thanks Ellie. Derrick
5
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Fiqa rated for My Playlist in June 2017 on Jul 26, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for playlist. Some song I know and listen before. Thank you for good playlist ^^
PoetaMisteriosa rated for Flower Swap on Jul 18, 2017
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Comment: I liked what you sent me! I will give you the seeds of the flowers for my vessels.
Suncloud rated for A Little Themed Letter - June 2017 on Jul 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely themed letter, I really like it.
5
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Comment: Thank you!!! You definitely chose perfectly from my wish list! Very much appreciated!
PineappleTarts rated for My Playlist in June 2017 on Jul 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you
elvenfire rated for My Playlist in June 2017 on Jul 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you! :)
NTEOWL rated for My Playlist in June 2017 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the playlist! I found a number of great songs including Reborn, Glory, Rising Water, and Slowly. :)
ariestess rated for My Playlist in June 2017 on Jul 2, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some stuff to check out in Spotify!
kacka rated for Let's Get Washi! 5 on Jun 24, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you for a great selection:)
sakura15 rated for Tea swap - June 2017 on Jun 24, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the teas ! ;D
Shoefairy19 rated for Little goodie bag - June 2017 on Jun 17, 2017
5
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Comment: I really liked this swap, great fun to pick out treats for my partner, and then you really spoiled me too. Thank you x
Response: Yay, I'm glad you liked it :)
saffronnginger rated for Who Wants a New Friend? on Jun 15, 2017
3
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Comment: Thanks Ellie for your effort to make it up for this swap :) I've received it.
Response: Update 15/06/17 - I'm so glad you received it! :) Sorry it was so late. I'm sorry you never received my letter. I have PM'd you about this and if you send me your address, I have a small package ready to send to you.
marlak2008 rated for Let's Get Washi! 5 on Jun 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi samples! I love the themes you used. What a great idea!
Daycie rated for Pinterest Wales on Jun 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely pins and your photos ! :)
camilleaf rated for My Playlist in May 2017 on Jun 6, 2017
5
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Comment: thanks for the playlist / new song suggestions!
sammybongo rated for Pinterest Wales on Jun 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your country with me and your favorite spit's wow amazing.
5
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Comment: Thank you for the themed letter and everything else. I loved it all. I think this is a great swap. I will write back. :0)

Rating Overview

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Comments

reauk on Jul 30, 2016:

thanks for the wish it was lovely

reauk on Jul 30, 2016:

thanks for the wish it was lovely

sweetpea22 on May 22, 2016:

Thank you SO much for the pens for my Friendlies wishlist :o)) They're Awesome!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group :D

sebastian122 on Jan 1, 2016:

Bavarija on Jun 3, 2015:

Thank you for the wishlist goodies! :)

Cloudgdurl1986 on May 28, 2015:

Hi alwayslikethis

Can you please rate me for My 5 favorite websites. It's in your pm box.

owlsinathens on May 28, 2015:

Happy you like it^^

lr77 on May 12, 2015:

Thank you so much for the wishlist goodies! :)

anrtist on Apr 30, 2015:

WELCOME to the APDGroup! ;-) Please feel free to host some swaps & Join in all you will Enjoy! ;-) We try to keep a good variety and more host = that! ;-) Come in the group and play & visit & learn & inform too ;-) I hope you Enjoy the group as much as I do!
Blessings, cc

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