I''m a married 30 something year old Aussie, and have two cats and two dogs. My husband is a sucker for bringing home stray animals so I wouldn't be surprised if a pony or donkey ended up in the back yard one day!
Proud member of Postal Society
I COLLECT teatowels with cakes or cupcakes on them.
My favourite things to do are
reading (my main passion),
I am a postcrosser (postcard swaps) and I SO love getting them in the mail.
Love anything vintage and old. Like yellow, red, white, purple and pink.
I love love love owls and peacocks.
I also like birds, dragonflies...anything with wings.
Giraffes make me smile.
I love little japanese kimono characters, and anime characters
Gothic Fairytale pictures are awesome.
Love Asian things.
I'm interested in the 1600s - particulary the era of the Boleyns, spirituality (all forms) and japanese animation - such as Studio Ghibli (Totoro, Spirited Away and Howls Moving Castle are my favourites) and japanese art. I would love to study art therapy one day because I believe that when you can't talk, sometimes drawing or crafting can be a good outlet. I would also love to study Criminal and Child Psychology.
At the moment I'm collecting postcards through postcrossing and love getting vintage or old fashioned/retro cards.
Things I like to do on Swapbot are;
â™¦Bookmark makes and swaps
â™¦SMASH book items
You can see what I'm interested in, and I just love to be creative. I always put a lot of thought into things I give people, because if it's not something they will like then what's the point?
I have never not sent a swap because I believe if you commit to something then you should go through with it. You've made a promise to someone and I wouldn't like to be disappointed and so I try not to disappoint others.
I usually blog about happymail I get, so keep an eye on my blog to see if anything you send to me pops up!
My fave genre would be psychological thrillers, supernatural thrillers and historical fiction. NOT a fan of love stories and I rarely read chic lit. True stories are always so interesting to me, and I love to read about other peoples experiences. Dystopian (break down of society) type books are love! The Maze Runner and justin Cronin's The Passage series are just amazing. I love Philippa Gregory. She writes the most amazing books from the perspective of females - all based on historic facts. All based around the 16, 17th,18th and 19th centuries. My favourite lot of her books would be the Boleyn Girls books.
Other favourites include;
The Secrets of Jin Shei,
Embers of Heaven,
The Other Boleyn Girl,
The Boleyn Inheritance,
The Dark Mirror Trilogy,
The Liveship Trilogy,
Juliet Marillier ,
Snowflower and the Secret Fan,
The Maze Runner,
The Furnace Series,
A Thousand Splendid Suns,
The Kite Runner (amongst many!)
I'm a pop princess at heart. Although i have quite a large taste. I love classical music, as I'm classically trained in piano having learnt from an early age, moving on to be instructed by a concert pianist then going to uni to study music performance. I quite like ambient and dance music too. Anything with a beat gets me motivated to do housework!
This changes all the time. Presently I like;
â™¦ Downton Abbey
â™¦Game Of Thrones
â™¦ Anime Series
Although the main thing I love to watch is documentaries. Not a fan of watching sport unless it's the Olympics or some kind of games.
â™¦Letter writing and mail art
â™¦Trading note papers (japanese/korean etc)
â™¦Drawing (although I'm not good at all, expect something VERY obscure)
Howls Moving Castle
Memoirs of a Geisha
Crappy half done craft
â˜ºTinsel (yes, tinsel DOES have a smell!)
Chocolate and sweeties
Strange and odd things
Dark Fairytale drawings or pictures
Old Fashioned/Vintage things
Interesting postage stamps
Drawings and doodles
Letters and poems
Tags for journalling
Thrift shop photos of unknown people
Anything that is unique or crazy or funny or different. I'm happy with anything.