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Date Joined: June 24, 2008
Last Online: June 21, 2009
Birthday: January 14
Country: UK
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Updated 4th June 2009

There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spiders silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.

Hi I'm a sahm to 6 and live in the Uk, I also have my Grand Daughter living with me so we have quite a house fulll lol. My children age aged from 24 to 7 year old twin boys. Only my four youngest live at home. I also have 2 grandchildren aged 6 and 5. I used to work as a Dental Nurse but am currently waiting to start back at school studying Computer Forensics, Human Biology, Math, English and Psychology. In the hope of one day becoming a lawyer or going into Nursing/Forensic Psychology.

I just started work full time as a Pharmacy Dispenser. I've been there 3 weeks now, it's hard work but great fun. It's also just a few minutes walk away which is even better. It means more studying but I don't mind lol.

I live in a small village in rural Northumberland about three miles from where the Harry Potter movies were made, it's very pretty and quiet and I can see the ocean from my back garden (see piccy above)

I have lots of hobbies including Pen palling, Journalling, reading, swimming, swapping, reading, walking, cooking, watching movies and socialising with friends and family.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch programmes such as C.S.I, N.C.S.I, Law and order, Medium, Ghostwhisperer, Cookery shows, Home Improvement shows, 70s and 80s re-runs, Kath and Kim, Taggart, Dr Who, Torchwood.

Favorite Books

I don't really have a favourite type of book I generally just read whatever catchs my eye. I do like to read Jodi Picoult's books, or thriller's that make you think. I'm currently reading 'Tales From The East End' by Jennifer Worth.

I don't like horror stories or soppy love stories.

I've read all 5 books in the 'Twilight' Series by Stephanie Myer


  • Colours - lilac, duck egg blue, lemon, mint green, dove grey.

  • Seasons - Autumn and Winter.

  • Smells-Vanilla, Lavender, chocolate, coffee, lemon, strawberry, freshly mown grass, the ground after a rain storm.

  • Animals- cats, dogs, dolphins, polar bears and orcas.

  • Candy-chocolate, love hearts, orange smarties, boiled sweets, caramels, Hershey's kisses

  • Drinks-flavoured teas and hot cocolates, kool aid.

  • Potato Chips

  • Journals

  • Handmade paper.

  • Maps

  • Postcards

  • Farm/country themes

  • American folk art/crafts

  • Newspapers from around the world

  • Old fashioned advertising materials

  • The Paranormal

  • Buttons

  • Ribbon

  • Charms

  • Magazines from different countries

  • Chunky Books

  • Thunderstorms

  • Angels


  • Coffee,

  • Nuts,

  • Licorice (?sp)

  • The colour red,

  • Anything gothic,

  • Bright primary colours.

  • Horror, Sci-fi or soppy books

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking,

  • Card Making,

  • Cross stitch,

  • Altered journals and Notebooks,

  • I've just started making envelope accordian books, and envelope books.

  • I really want to try and make an envelope scapebook or coin envelope book.

  • I've just started knitting again and my ambition is to knit a whole farm of miniture animals lol and a Mohair teddy bear.

I have a huge stash of crafty goodies bought just in case lol. You never know when they might come in handy.

My Wishlist

  • Local Newspapers

  • Journals

  • Tea, especially wierd and wonderful flavours

  • Hot Chocolate

  • Recipe Magazines

  • Local Cookbooks

  • Buttons

  • Postcards

  • Reeses candy

  • Hershey's Kisses

  • Vintage pictures, papers, maps, dictionary pages for my journaling

  • Quotes for my journaling

  • A journal jar

  • Angel cards

  • Anything to do with the Paranormal

  • Crystals

  • Runes

I collect

  • Maps of different places around the world

  • Postcards

  • Recipes

  • Journals

  • Cookbooks

  • Tea

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

My Family




Jessica and Rhiannon


PenguinBurger rated for Paperback Swap International. on Nov 3, 2009
Comment: I have not received anything but I will happily rerate when I do!
Comment: I never received anything and my PM is unread. Will rerate if received.
Comment: never received anything :(
sherartcee rated for Mini-Journal of Randomness on Aug 7, 2009
Comment: Did not receive a mini journal as of 7-29-09 This person did not send. that is a bummer, as I put a lot of work into the one I did. 9-23-09
menu4ever75 rated for It's A Survey Swap on Aug 2, 2009
fakefrownz rated for How Much Candy Can You Buy For $3 on Jul 13, 2009
Comment: Will re-rate if I receive.
songrighter714 rated for Paranormal book package swap on Jul 7, 2009
Comment: Excellent book & yummy treats. Thanks!
zerofantasies rated for zerofantasies & fairyfufu on Jul 5, 2009
Comment: Gave her 3 weeks to send. Deadline was June 5th. Marked it sent on June 8th. Nothing received. Messaged her about it but no reply. Hasn't logged in since end of June either. Will be happy to change if it ever arrives.
AKJassz rated for Postcards Around the World on Jul 1, 2009
StaceyRme rated for snack time-edited! on Jun 24, 2009
Comment: This was due April 18. I have not gotten anything. Its now July 13. I have given enough time for you to send something and I have not gotten anything.
Response: Why didn't you pm me to say you hadn't received my package, as you can see from my ratings i'm not a flaker. will resend.
megyy rated for De-Stress Me Please on Jun 24, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything :)
Nela rated for Tea for Three #2 on Jun 23, 2009
Comment: Thank you very much.
kacka rated for Two Bags of Tea For Two!! on Jun 18, 2009
Comment: thank you for nice tea, sorry for forgotten rating
JLinGriff rated for Happy Journal. on Jun 11, 2009
Comment: Marked sent March 20, 2009. On March 25th I received an email that said the package would be sent by that Friday (March 27th). At no point was this marked as "unsent." I understand life happens, as explained, your daughter was ill. It's now June 11th, and I have not yet received the package. June 3rd, '09 I sent an email, and received a response saying the package had been sent, but that she would send another. I will gladly change the rating once the package has arrived. 08/06/09: Have not received anything, not even an email about the package, it's where abouts or if I'd receive one.
Jenzeestyle rated for Postcards Around the World on Jun 9, 2009
Comment: thanks <3
Tearcandy rated for Tea for Three #2 on Jun 7, 2009
msteidl rated for It's A Survey Swap on Jun 6, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the interesting survey - I hope your interview turned out well for you!
johaha111 rated for Tea for Three #2 on Jun 6, 2009
Comment: Love the unique teas!
craftylady211 rated for Postcards Around the World on Jun 5, 2009
pandajess rated for Pampered Dreams - (UK) on Jun 4, 2009
Comment: thanks loved all the items :)

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Muffina on Jul 16, 2009:

Lame she's been flaking on swaps-- should have know to post this sooner but I gave her the benefit of the doubt: I had a partner flake on her Winter Journal swap, she said she would Angel for me..months go by...no journal-- ask her about it, says she's busy. As an angel, I am very patient. Almost a year later...still waiting! I think I got flaked on a FLAKE! Impressive.

StaceyRme on Jul 13, 2009:

I am really disappointed that you never followed through with me. You said you would send something again and blammed your husband for getting the package out late. That means it should still have been sent! Its been 3 months and I haven't gotten anything!!!

DecoPalace on Jun 25, 2009:

I wanted to let you know of a swap I just made up. Its 40+ stars for those that HOST SWAPS... I hope you will consider joining and passing this info onto other people you think may want to join.


Thanks in advance and thanks for being a host on Swap Bot! With out people like us hosting there would be no Swap Bot. FEEL FREE TO CHECK OUT MY FAN SWAPS IF YOU LIKE PAPER CRAFTS.


kerrlouise22 on Jun 15, 2009:

Hi i was just wondering if you ever did manage to send out the Knowledge Journal? I know there was a mix up about sending with your husband but Ellie still hasn't received and you have it since Feb. Sorry to keep on about it but would just like to know if you have sent it on. Louise x

MrsAnnaSue on Jun 5, 2009:

Welcome to the group!

Toupti on May 28, 2009:

OOPS!!!! big sorry, could you please delete my previous comment, it's a mistake. Here is the message I wanted to send you:

Hi, I love trying out different flavours of tea. I decided to create my own tea swap. Please feel free too visit my Different flavours tea swap challenge and join. Hoping we will have a lot of fun because I intend to do a series of them. Happy swaps to all. Toupti =D

libraryshark on May 26, 2009:

Hi there, just letting you know that I sent your package for "I Love Books And Lists Round 2" today, via International Priority Mail. I think it will take about 2 weeks to reach you. XO libraryshark (Heather)

kerrlouise22 on May 18, 2009:

Hi there! Hope all is well with you. Just wondering if you could read the pm i sent you on May 14th about the knowledge journal. Thanks xx

biasbabe on May 8, 2009:


Welcome to Safe-bot

jnolan05 on May 7, 2009:

The Bingo game is now up in I'm A Bookworm. Come choose your words if you're interested in playing!

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