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galadkria

galadkria
Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: October 7, 2022

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

JUST A QUICK NOTE ON MY 2 ONES, THEY WERE SWAPS I TOTALLY MISSED DURING CORONA TIME - THE FIRST WAVE IN 2020 - SORRY BUT LIFE TOOK PRECEDENCE OVER THOSE SWAPS - TRIED TO MAKE THEM UP, ONE SWAPPER NEVER RESPONDED THE OTHER ONE I RESENT BUT NEVER HEARD BACK

23 AUGUST 2021 - FINALLY BACK - PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH IF I OWE YOU A SWAP - LOOKIN GOT MAKE UP ALL OF THE TIME I MISSED DUE TO CORONA EVENTS

MARCH 2020 - PLEASE NOTE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS I WON'T BE ABLE TO SEND ANY SWAPS HOPEFULLY WE WILL ALL BE HERE AT THE END OF THIS

Once upon a time there was a child that lived in a small town in northern Italy, she loved writing and receiving letters; reading letters from faraway places was her way to know and explore the world.... thanks to these letters she learnt another language and developed a taste for travel, knowledge and wanting to experience different cultures. Fast forward 20 years in the future and that now so not little girl anymore lives in London with a husband and a crazy daughter, she still loves writing letters, she is crazy for science fiction, she is a bit of a workaholic and in the few scraps of times left she sews, scrapbook ( badly) , loves photography, music, cooking and in general being a crazy happy shiny person.

Favorite Books

Ohhh this is a difficult one ( it could take a bit) you see i could say my tastes can be perceived as ecletic; I looove Japanese novels, especially Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto; but i am a super fan of Fantasy literature and i confess to have read The Lord of the Rings about 10 times... maybe i should try to give you a list of my favourite books

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • Ulysses
  • The Trial
  • Brave New World
  • The Lord Of The Ring
  • On the Road
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
  • The wind up Bird
  • Amrita
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Shadow of the Wind
  • The Foundation series
  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earth-bound Travels in the Far East

.... i could go on forever, i haven't even started to scratch the surface ...

Favorite Movies

This is another difficult one as there are far too many.... i have to confess i am a big fan of Secret Cinema, you should check it out if you can. In the mean time here is a quick list of my all times faves:

  • Blade Runner
  • Star Wars ( original Trilogy)
  • Casablanca
  • 2001: Space Odissey *Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • A clockwork Orange
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Annie Hall
  • The Big Lebowski
  • the Goonies
  • Ferris Bueller day off
  • Brazil
  • Ghost in the shell

and yes i could go on

The way of Tea

I have several passion, one of them is tea.... it all started when i was an Italian teen ager surrounded by teen ager in Italy, surrounded by coffee; I wanted to be different and in order to look older, more interesting and more sophisticated i started to drink tea....little did i know i started a passion that would last a lifetime.... i spent hours and hours trying to get the perfect cup of tea, black teas, fruity teas, white teas I thought i had found them all, and then i discovered "Matcha" a new world opened and i now mix matcha with A LOT of things ( cakes, cappuccinos, ice creams, salads ..... i would try it with everything i tell you) I still drink a lot of tea, but mostly in order to try and keep down my sugar intakes i tend to drink green tea ( i have a bit of a thing for the flavoured ones) and if it is summer i do like myself some cold Oolong Tea or some Mugicha (barley tea) So if you are sending me tea be assured i will appreciate most teas ( ok ther eis one i really don't like... Twinings Liquorice Allsorts earl grey.... i think it is the only tea box i have never been able to finish.....

Loves:

Dragonflies,botanical print ( vintage style), anything that has a vintage look,mushrooms, Retro anime, FF series,and lately i can't stop buying washi tape... i even have started to use a wooden twining tea box to sort them... I have a fetish for all things Japanese, Korean, Thai etc...south east Asia is where my heart flies and flutters... I pretty much will be happy with anything you choose for me, it is the time you dedicate to the swap and therefore to me that will make it special, not what you end up sending :)

Dislikes:

I do not have any real dislikes, however i do like my boundaries so PLEASE do not send nudie pictures, i have nothing against the human body i just would like to be the one deciding when to see some of them :) i do not mean to offend anyone with this statement, and i hope it is taken in the spirit it was meant :) Also please I am not really a lover of Disney and it's characters, or child like stickers so if you can please choose something else :)

thank you

Looking for

I am currently quite enthralled by classic botanic and scientific prints; the ones you used to see on old old books ... They seem either very difficult or very expensive to track down, so any pointers on how to acquire some will be super appreciated. *Also i am looking for pages from old Atlases - geography maps etc - succulents and words die cuts :)

Postal notices

I do take a lot of pride in my swaps and unless something strange happens ( sickness, flooding, biblical plagues)

I will ALWAYS send my swaps

However it does happen that things are delayed, lost, damaged, stolen in the mail so please please please do get in touch in case something is amiss

THANK YOU

Please note I am posting from UK and parcels abroad can take up to 5 weeks to arrive

About Me

the hard part that i can't face deleting yet from my profile

6 December 2018 My dad passed away today Thank you all for your patience and support

30 November 2018 We are facing the final part of the journey So please if you message me and there is no answer bear with me while we face this

2 november 2018 update as we have reached a "static" phase i will be able to join a few easy swaps, it does keep me sane and it gives me a chance not to think about the tragedy we are facing right now....

28 October 2018 update - as my dad is now facing his final months I have relocated for a period to Italy to support him in his last leg of the journey .. I am pretty sure I contacted everyone and sent out all swaps, but please email me in case I missed out on something, my thoughts process is a bit herratic at the moment

17 october 2018 update unfortunately more bad news from my dad, i have dropped out of all of the swaps i had signed up to as it seems the worst will come to pass soon - apologies for all of the inconveniences but as you might imagine i would rather be able to swap than seeing my dad through this.... please do accept my heartfelt apologies

24 September 2018 update Unfortunately my dad's cancer is advancing and i am in and out of Italy .... i might be delayed in sending a few letters, but i will endeavour to keep all informed; please keep your fingers crossed xxx

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter it cheered me up no end will replenish weekend
Response: Aawww so glad to hear it !!!! Thank you for the heart
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #56 on Sep 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
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Comment: I like what you did in this journal ! The texture is great Thanks.
Response: i am so so pleased you liked it... i was a bit unsure about it! - THANK YOU FOR THE HEART
Roxy926 rated for Let’s get crafty #12 on May 14, 2022
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Comment: I received your package and I love all the goodies in it! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you!!!! Glad you liked it
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Comment: Your “Alice” artwork looks amazing! Thank you for sending it along.
Response: Thank you so much... I was so worried it took so long to reach you !!!!
Ace330660 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R67 on Apr 12, 2022
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Comment: Finally received ! I will gladly pass this along !
Inesrv rated for mushroom themed mini flip bookled on Feb 28, 2022
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Comment: Hi Barbara! Your swap arrived today :) I had to pay extra 5€ to receive it but I guess it worth it. I love all the goodies and the flipbook itself, thank you very much! Hope the mail from UK get back to normal quickly... Love, Inês
Response: HI ines Damend brexit.. pls pm me your email and i will send you the money immediately
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome botanical pieces you included! Did you draw the snail with mushrooms? I love them. It was opened by Homeland Security and taped back with their neon green tape. I bet they were disappointed that they didn't find anything illegal. LOL! And they had to add an American stamp. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
samsstuff rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R66 on Feb 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for passing on this journal for me to work in!
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Comment: got it. Thanks for sending
Cellolady rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #56 on Feb 3, 2022
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Comment: Hi Barbara, the 2x resend finally arrived!!! Happy day!! Thank you so much!!
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #56 on Jan 29, 2022
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Comment: Loved your story, so spooky!!! Hope to see you in another swap soon!
Kari1111 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #56 on Dec 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for joining my swap, I love history so really enjoyed reading what everyone else loves about history too. I too have enjoyed watching shows and documentaries about the Nazca lines, so interesting
Cindymt rated for WTL: Please take this washi! #3 on Nov 23, 2021
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Comment: So pretty! And you went above and beyond! I especially love the owl one! Thank you!
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Comment: Oh no!!! I hate that you had a bad experience. Horses are majestic and so therapeutic.I know they can be scary but it is SO worth it if you ever get the chance to try again. Thank you for joining the swap and sharing your story. I have never heard of Ribot ...will have to check him out.
shellbede rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R64 on Nov 15, 2021
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Comment: Beautiful page that you did!
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Comment: Yay! I finally got them! TYSVM for such an amazing selection! Love them all!!!

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