Hi! I'm Laura, a 31 year old introvert, feminist, vegetarian & bookworm from the UK. I live with my husband and our beautiful cat Emily in a little suburban house with lots of books, yarn and a very overgrown garden.
I love snail mail and swaps - there is something really special and magical about getting "real post", not just boring old bills and junk mail. I especially love swaps related to teas, books and animals.
Books Books and reading are my biggest love. I'm at my happiest curled up with a good book and a cup of tea! I'd love to receive bookmarks and other book related things, learn about your favourite books and what you're currently reading. My favourite genres are fantasy, historical fiction, magical realism, speculative fiction and contemporary fiction.
Libraries I use the library a lot and am passionate about defending public libraries from cuts and closures, which is big concern in the UK in recent years.
Tea My favourites are English Breakfast, Chai and anything spicy, orange, berry, rooibos, honeybush, and chamomile, but I love trying new flavours.
Cats I love cats and anything cat related. I always say hello to cats I see in the street and would love to hear about your pets. My own cat, Emily, is an adorable 7 year old rescue cat. "Forever homes" are another one of my passions.
Animal rights & vegetarianism I have been vegetarian for 2 years and love trying new veggie food / recipes. I am currently also exploring vegan food and trying to cut down on dairy. I'd love to receive veggie / vegan recipes and ideas, also postcards, articles or anything relating to animal rights and welfare.
Birds I'm an aspiring bird watcher and love feeding the birds in my garden. I am also currently trying to learn more about identifying birds from the song. I would love to receive postcards or pictures of birds native to your county.
Trees, woodland/forests & woodland creatures I'm a big fan of woodland and anything relating to woodland animals - especially foxes, badgers, bats and owls.
The night sky & the northern lights Postcards and images of the night sky and especially the northern lights are always very welcome.
Buddhism, meditation & yoga I'm not a Buddhist, but I am interested in Buddhist wisdom and Buddha-inspired quotes and images. I also try to meditate from time-to-time (need to more often!) and enjoy yoga.
Harry Potter I love Harry Potter, it's my happy place :) I'd be delighted to received anything HP related or simply write to / obsess with other fans.
Doctor Who I'm also a fan of Doctor Who and love anything with the TARDIS, Daleks, etc. on it.
Buses/public transport & bicycles I don't drive and choose to live "carfree". Because of this, I'm really interested in public transport and cycling cultures around the world, postcards of buses, trains etc in other countries.
Running I took up running last year and completely surprised myself by really enjoying it! I run using the "Zombies, Run!" app, which amazing and great fun. I have completed their 5K trainer and am currently half way through Series 1 of the main story.
Growing vegetables This is a big interest of mine, though I am a bit of a haphazard gardener. This year I am just growing potatoes and strawberries... the rest of the garden is pretty wild and "nature friendly".
Hot chocolate I love a nice instant hot chocolate, especially on cold winter nights. Orange is my favourite.
Nail polish I'm not much of a "girly" girl, but I do enjoy wearing nail polish, especially darker and subdued shades.
Candles, melts & oil I like warm, winter scents, sandalwood & lavender.
Sealing wax, ink and dip pens, & typewriters I love old-fashion letter-writing!
I am mostly happy receive whatever you wish to send, but do have a few things I'm not so keen on...
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