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Date Joined: November 13, 2011
Last Online: March 9, 2013
Birthday: October 6, 1977
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hi' I'm Rachel, 34, married and a mum to 8 month old Amy! I'm just going back to work as a Special Care dentist after maternity leave... Eeeeek!!

Favorite Music

It's probably quicker to say what I don't like, mainly heavy metal and really heavy dance and club stuff. Otherwise anything goes (although I'd rather not have to deal with Justin Bieber if that's ok with you?!).

My favourite groups and singers include Kate Bush, Beautiful South and Blackmore's Night.

Favorite Books

My favourite genres are historical fiction, biography, fantasy and the classics. My fave authors are Philippa Gregory, Jane Austen, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, Anthony Trollope, Stieg Larsson... The list is endless!!

Favorite Crafts

Scrapbooking, cross stitch, rubber stamping, designing my own stationery...

Favorite Television

I love Strictly Come Dancing, classic British comedy like Blackadder, Father Ted and Fawlty Towers and series like CSI, NCIS and House

Favorite Movies

Breakfast at Tiffany's before anything else! I also love Phenomenon, Pay It Forward, Shrek...


I'm a semi pro musician who plays loads of instruments and I also love acting and ballroom dancing as well as penpalling


I have a LATEX ALLERGY so please don't send me anything that contains it, for example rubber balloons.

Following on from this is a condition called Latex Food Syndrome. This means I'm allergic to foods that come from rubber-based plants, in most cases it's mild but please avoid the following:

Bananas (this is a fairly full on allergy) Melon Avocado Figs Chestnuts


Things I like

Any paper craft supplies, especially anything vintage!

Envelopes (I never ever have enough!)

Anything that has a link to music

Violins and trumpets - pictures, rubber stamps... Anything really



Hot chocolate

Anything hand made with thought and care.

Amy, currently approaching 9 months, loves anything pink, fabric books and anything that crinkles!


maxbenleo rated for Send a Letter to get a Letter #9 on Jul 25, 2012
Comment: Messaged but no answer - Will happily rerate when I receive something
honeyblossom rated for Does this ring a bell?? on Jul 16, 2012
Pashanista rated for My Personal Soundtrack on Jul 5, 2012
Comment: I hope that you are okay. I have not yet gotten this swap and I have contacted you but have not gotten a reply yet. I will very happily change this rating when I get something.
Comment: I almost omitted a heart because you didn't send me picture of you wearing that costume! ;) Thank you for very detailed letter Rachel. I've been to one dance contest years ago when I was visiting Germany and it was lots of fun!
Comment: terrific long letter thank you so much and love the pen by the way!
Pashanista rated for My gang or My best buddy on May 24, 2012
Comment: Wonderfull letter to read thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter it was a pleasure to read :)
Response: Yay, it arrived! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much for your wonderfull letter! I will reply soon!!!
taoiionam rated for Childhood Memories Letter on Apr 5, 2012
Comment: First of all, I totally loved this swap! I think you should host some more in this group ^^ And what an awesome letter I got ^0^ I totally loved reading it, you're a great writer and I had to share some stories with hubby right away (the straw hat, OMG!!) ^.^ Btw, I think bariton saxophone is one of the most awesome things ever ^^ I'm sending to you in the other swap and I will add a reply to this letter ^.^ Thank you so much!!
Response: Aww thank you!!! I'll dig out pics of the hat for you!!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter. It gives me hope that we'll sleep from 630 to 630 some day! I agree about the laser beam! Emily :)
Response: The laser beam is one of the secrets Moses basket makers try to keep quiet!!!
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter. :)
Response: You're welcome!!
Comment: Thanks for sending again (and again) until it finally got thru!
Response: You're welcome!! Hope you enjoyed it!
MindyUSA rated for 2011 Review Survey on Mar 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and good advice!
Response: Thanks, I hope it helps!
happylilartist rated for Nice, Long Letter Swap on Mar 25, 2012
Comment: thanks so much for your letter, it may take a little while to write you back, but i will!
Response: I'm glad it reached you safely!
angellarae rated for Then and Now Letter Swap on Mar 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter! Sorry you had to send it twice... I've had a letter come back to me destroyed once too. It's no fun!
Response: Phew! So glad it arrived!!!
Comment: Thanks!Can't wait to try it! :) <3
Comment: Thank you for my hot chocolate! Brrrr its cold out there, cant wait to try it!!!
angellarae rated for Free Theme - Send a Letter! on Mar 2, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. I recently sent one to you for another swap! Ha, ha! :)
Response: I'll look forward to that!!!
sweettems rated for twenty questions letter on Feb 26, 2012
Comment: Great letter. Thanks!
Response: Glad you liked it!

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MichelleWillow on Jul 4, 2012:

Hi Rachel! Did you receive my letter for top 10 virtues swap?

taoiionam on Jun 28, 2012:

Hey there ~ have you got my letter for the Does that ring a bell? swap?? I'd hate it to be lost =.=

taoiionam on Apr 25, 2012:

btw, ballroom teaching exam?? you totally rock ^.^ I bet you won't have any problems with that one ^^ I feel all shining and glittering as soon as I see the word Swarowski ^^

taoiionam on Apr 25, 2012:

Whahahahhhhaaaaa! LLPG, welcome to your dooooom ^.^ Seriously, I guess we'll do fine ^.^

renmagpie on Apr 24, 2012:

But we will write! And we will become closer with no intermediate web site needed! :D LOL ♥ Thanks for taking the reins, my dear. You're going to be a great leader of the group.

Moosecastle on Apr 24, 2012:

Gonzo is my favourite:D

renmagpie on Apr 6, 2012:

I am so, so glad to hear that! ♥ You've been a beautiful addition to the group.

Bee1981 on Mar 3, 2012:

my letter (random facts) is on the way to England:-) Watch your mailbox:-)

Megbomb on Jan 28, 2012:

I would love to hear back from you =)

renmagpie on Jan 12, 2012:

Thank you for joining us. I'm looking forward to swapping with you! ♥

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