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geordiebaker

geordiebaker
Date Joined: August 25, 2013
Last Online: January 21, 2018
Birthday: March 31, 1952
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I am a 63yr old mother of 6 aged 37-45,granny to 11aged 1-16 , am thankful everyday for my family, quiet it isn't I am a retired social worker who worked with deaf people . I keep busy how did i find time to work ! I live in a rural area in what was a mining village many years ago . I love to travel and have been lucky enough to travel many times to usa,lived in Cyprus for 3 years and travelled to Israel and Egypt ,Turkey , Tunisia, Malta. I have visited most of Europe , lived in Germany for 8 years and have visited Poland and Czech Republic several times . We have recently bought a holiday home on the coast and we love spending time there enjoying the coast and countryside and peace and quiet. I enjoy cooking [good job as my kids can empty a fridge in record time when they come to visit ! ] I make jam, pickles and chutney's and bread. My real love though is baking I love trying out new recipes especially from USA and treat myself to a baking book every time I visit its part of my holiday ritual I cookery books although these are getting harder to find,I trawl through carboot sales and charity shops andsometimes i find a little gem and gleefully take it home .

Favorite Music

I liked listening to music however Iam deafened due to an accident 30years ago so i can struggle to hear music clearly however have now got some new digital hearing aids which are the business, so am now able to enjoy music once more and the theatre no more undertitles for this gal. .

Favorite Books

Iam an avid reader anything and everything from chick lit to Dickens,love Jane Austen ,anything to do with social history love to read about how people lived and different cultures. Empty Cradles - true story about british orphans sent to Australia 1940s- 1950s to work on farms and a social worker who became involved in the 1990's when she received a letter from a man trying to trace his family in england and what she discovered.I recommended this book to all of my social work colleagues and anybody else I could persuade , it touched me deeply and reinforced why I chose my profession. I like Lee Childs Jack Reacher series . Alexander Mcall s No1 Ladies Detective agency The Fishing Fleet its the true story of upper - middle class women who travelled to India from 1880's to 1930's looking for a husband !! it's a really good read, the anecdotes and photographs are brilliant. I will try anything friends recommend

Favorite Movies

I love watching films mostly at home as lot of cinemas dont have good hearing systems . Where to start! Musicals from 1940's onward eg West Side story, Wizard of Oz,Caberet,Dirty Dancing, Grease, Strictly Ballroom,Chicago, Les Miserables . Four weddings and a funeral Love Actually Some Like it Hot[anything Marilyn Monroe she's the biz] My big fat greek wedding, Last of the Mohicans Dances with wolves All of the Indiana Jones series - great fun . James Bond films . Sleepless in Seattle You got mail The Green mile The Help The best exotic marigold hotel Avatar Sgt York[ stars Gary Cooper my dad took me to see it ] Gone with the wind, Lawrence of Arabia [my dad again] Love me or leave me [Doris Day] Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Television

LOVE NCIS [got a bit of a crush on Mark Harmon aka "Gibbs" ,but who hasnt !] Leverage, Justified, Bones, ,Grimm, yes i like american detective series ! History documentaries Who do you think you are ? both brit and us versions Masterchef the Professionals Great British Bakeoff Strictly Dancing The Sewing Bee Hairy Bikers cooking show Call The Midwives Downton Abbey Wanted Down Under Murdochs Mysteries Antiques roadshow Larkrise to Candleford Cranford Sleepy Hollow The Bletchley Circle Homes under the hammer Diners drive ins and dives, want Guy to do Longmire Wanted down under Heir hunters Victoria Jamestown My guilty pleasure is Game of thrones

Favorite Crafts

I have always loved to sew but haven't felt I had the time while I was working and since I retired have been reacquainting myself with my trusty sewing machine . I have enrolled in a local college craft class that teaches bagmaking and I love it ! I have a great teacher and the gals in the class are lively or perhaps feisty would be a better word to describe them , there is a very mixed bag of expertise and everyone has an opinion and is not afraid to voice it on anything and everything . They have been very supportive since my husbands cancer was diagnosed and I love them for that .

Likes/Dislikes

Likes:

Fountain Pens and stationery cannot walk by a stationery shop without being compelled to go in and see what they got!

Collect baking recipes from other countries, usa is favourite

Kitchen gadgets - yeah I'm a gadget girl love the USA for that, hurrah for outlet shopping I say.

Collect cookie cutters got about 40 so far ,I add to them when I see ones that take my fancy,usa is best place for them so cheap

Collect postcards connected to baking and cooking

Love washi tape .

I want to live in Cath Kidstons world love her stuff especially the retro prints .

I have an untreated fabric addiction am filling my second trunk with stuff

I love flamingos and my spare bedroom is known as the flamingo room by my grand kid's

Dislikes:

Gel pens- prefer a fountain pen think my handwriting needs all the help it can get !

Glitter , gets everywnere

Happy Kitty ,Disney - cutesy stuff just not me.

Tea - not a fan at all, never drunk it which is unusual in my country and in the area I live in .

Ratings

jj9jj rated for Christmas Gifts on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Gonna wait until Christmas to open it but I’m sure it is great!!
Response: Glad it arrived ok , let me know what you think of the bit and bob's I sent . Merry Christmas.
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Comment: Kate, thanks so much for the pamphlets and the great letter. I loved hearing reading about where you are from, sounds idyllic. I'll write back :)
lynndespin rated for Stationery addicted penpals on Sep 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your great letter. I will try to write back as soon as I can. Lynn
Response: Ok look forward to hearing from you
holosquishy rated for Stationery addicted penpals on Sep 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: Your welcome
EmilyT rated for City / Town / Village with D R2 on Aug 14, 2017
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Comment: What a beautiful cathedral in Durham! Thanks so much for sharing this with me!
Response: You're welcome
ginico rated for Recipe swap on Jul 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for two fantastic recipes - I will definitely be trying them both. And thank you for the lovely letter
Response: You're welcome
farangelinan rated for Postcard Penpals on Jul 25, 2017
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Comment: Hi Kate, it is great news indeed! :) i wonder if you ever sew a cake before, using felt that is. Thank you for taking the time to make rating this swap possible.
Response: Thank you , no I've not made a cake from felt but a friend has.
FelinaSP rated for Fridge magnet and postcard #3 on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful magnet, the cute postcard and the letter that you sent me, I thank you all from the heart! Greetings from Chile!
Response: Glad you liked it
Kvwanderlost rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cupcake PC :D
Response: You're welcome
discorpion rated for Recipe swap on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for nice recipes - my grandson was there when I opened it and thought the confetti was fab!
Response: You're welcome
kaniactribe rated for Random facts about me #2 on Jul 3, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and facts
Response: You're welcome
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card.
Response: You're welcome
Bexican137590 rated for Just The Facts on Jun 30, 2017
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Comment: Hi Kate, Thanks for the Paris card :). I have a matching notebook from Paperchase so I was pretty excited to receive it since I love their Parisian range. I also love the little stickers. Thank you for sharing your facts too.
Response: Ok glad you liked it
Minxy1964 rated for Send a bunch of flowers on Jun 29, 2017
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Comment: Very pretty envelopes! We have a fair bit in common as well xx
Response: Yes I thought so too!!
snailmailer1 rated for Random facts about me #2 on Jun 29, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your postcard. Like your partner, my partner and i are both cancer survivors.
Apelser rated for Notecard to Say Hello on Jun 25, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your card that made its way safely to me. I will drop you a note soon.
Response: Ok that would great kate
fiorellaione rated for For the love of snail mail! on Jun 21, 2017
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Comment: Thank you Kate for your letter! I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know you a little :) Hope you have a great summer!
Response: Your welcome glad you enjoyed it
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely note. Your bag making sounds fun. I have been to one such class and made a cute little handbag. The canal cruise looks like a lot of fun.
Response: We enjoyed the canal cruise especially my grandson Ethan who was allowed to steer for half an hour!!
Onibah3 rated for GREETINGS FROM POSTCARD SWAP on Jun 15, 2017
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Comment: Hello Kate. You are terrific. Nick and I opened your envelope together, as his parents are from across the pond. We love everything, but especially your kind words...and the recipe and all the extras are appreciated as well! Thank you so much for your extra effort in re-sending the wonderful postcard too. I will gladly be adding this to my collection! Be well - Diane **UPDATE** Regarding the "Lost PC"- Kate, your first postcard arrived just yesterday! It's a little worse for wear, and seems it was directed through Budapest. Weird but wonderful, and oddly took a really long time....I am taking up your note on not being a stranger and writing back. Thanks very much again. Apologies for the inconvenience. StayTuned! :D
Response: Phew ! glad you got it I was worried, drop me a line don't be a stranger.
JINANNE rated for Postcard Swap -Dogs on May 22, 2017
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Comment: Darling dog card, Kate...thanks for making great effort to find one....many thanks, hearts and hugs...jinanne
Response: So glad you liked it ,what a relief !!

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Comments

pansdaughter13 on Jun 27, 2017:

Just thought I'd stop by and say HI!!!

pansdaughter13 on Mar 30, 2017:

It's your birthday, it's your birthday!!!

miablancs on Mar 28, 2017:

Happy Birthday in Advance from The Joy Of Penpalling Worldwide Group

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