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galadkria

galadkria
Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: March 21, 2019

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

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

  • Alice's Adventures In
  • 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:

Flamingos; dragonflies,botanical print ( vintage style), pastel colours ( especially Mint, Teal, Turquoise, Lime Green, Silver, Coral), kawai stuff,mushrooms, stickers, stationery of all sorts,Totoro, 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 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 My dad passed away today Thank you all for your patience and support

30 November 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 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 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: Wow, thank you so much for such a great bunch of delicious things!! I really like the postcards too! ♡♡♡
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and goodies. I will be responding soon.😀
Avi rated for Flipbooks in colour #5: BLUE on Mar 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the flipbook! It’s very unique! Love it!
samsstuff rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 12 on Feb 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Big heart and 5 for you, hugs An
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Comment: Hi Barbara, I received your Pocket Letter today. Thank you, it is really beautiful. I can't wait to try the Rose tea. I hope your Valentine's day was fantastic. I stayed at home with my partner. I cooked a steak dinner and baked red velvet cupcakes! Thank you for joining my swap. Happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo
mothermarge rated for CALG-Tea for Two + a Note-INT on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas and note. We have all been stricken by the nasty flu bugs this last two weeks and your lovely teas from Italy were a perfect pick me up!
TexyDeb rated for TBR:Postcard Penpals 🖊 1 on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: thanks
sarahjf02 rated for CALG-Tea for Two + a Note-INT on Feb 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing selection of teas! I can't wait to drink them all <3 Beautiful card too!
Response: thank you so much 0 i am so so glad you liked it
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Comment: Oh, yum! Tea for morning and for night! Thank you so much! I also love the washi.
Response: start the day as you mean to go on!!! - loved that you liked it - thank you for the rating
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Comment: thank you for the p.c.must try to get the book at the library..not mind a bit of scary stuff. warm regards Wendy.
Response: scary vibs for victorian times ;) glad you liked it - thank you for the rating
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Comment: Thank you
Response: my pleasure )
PurplePlatypus rated for Snailmail Pals Internaional on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: So lovely! Thank you x
Response: i am so so glad you liked it :L)
MilliePenpals rated for UK-Quick Washi Swap on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely washi tape. The extras were amazing too! Loved it :)
Response: <3 <3 <3 thank you <3 <3 <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and washi! I can't wait to try them!
Response: i am so pleased - hope you'll like the teas
ivanabu rated for TBR:Postcard Penpals 🖊 1 on Jan 20, 2019
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Comment: Thanks, Barbara, I liked your postcard!
Response: yay!!! thank you
muchen24 rated for Travelling Notebook Adventures #2 on Jan 18, 2019
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MMark rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Mixed Media on Nov 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love every card. So cool and much appreciated.
Response: thank you so much - this is really appreciated
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome journal! Can't wait to be able to actually get to go through it!
Response: thank you so much for this :)
Ikran3 rated for Pamper Yourself Swap on Oct 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Response: thank you so much

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Comments

SpringPearl5 on Feb 21, 2019:

Magazine swap is now 1 partner! Spread the word to anyone who loves collecting/using magazines http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/276188

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Aug 9, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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