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inthewild

inthewild
Date Joined: April 21, 2010
Last Online: July 12, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: South Africa

About Me

I have a problem with my server/security upgrade and until that's sorted out I'll not be signing up for further swaps - apologies to them partners that will receive their swaps a little overdue.

Thank you to everyone that sent me pocket letter sleeves that we cannot buy here. I have sufficient for the moment. I shall always send whenever I sign up; if for some reason the item sent to you does not arrive, please let me know. ; I'll send again just let me know. I have been flaked on many times and it is just so sad.
I am a retired grandmother of two happily married daughters. The elder of the two girls has 2 kiddies - they live in Cape Town. My younger daughter has one boy.They have a lovely home in the UK where they moved to 2014. My hubby & I live along the beautiful Garden Route of the Southern Cape, walking distance from the sea and Wilderness National Park. I drive to Cape Town often (5 hr trip) to visit my family. I have traveled extensively to many continents and countries; would love to do more but have to save up again for the next trip. I work as a volunteer at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the clothing store.

Favorite Crafts

My favourite craft is learning something new; the bigger the challenge, the better......I love trying out new techniques. and also enjoy messing about in the kitchen trying out national and international recipes. I started with scrap booking, became a bit bored with that after I accumulated loads of stuff - now onto unusual cards and paper craft.I really enjoy the smaller ATC's. I've recently completed a course in rubber stamping and its many techniques, and incorporate a bit copper and/or silver in most. I would like to try my hand at Pewter one of these days.... I now want to try my hand at pocket letter pal swaps but have to find sleeves before I can take part and that's another story where we live!

Favorite Movies

We do not have cinema's in our village - nearest is 25 Kilometers away, so we check out the 'new releases' and pick the one's we fancy. We have the odd good movie on telly, that we watch. Watched 'Prisoners' last week and 'About Time' last night - 2 awesome movies. We also follow Met Opera's Seasons and simply love the performances even though we watch it in a movie house.

About Me

I have traveled the world, would love to do more......my husband does not want to any longer - he's not so well. We live in a stunning, small, village on the sea along the garden route where we cater for tourists from around the world - we have an enormous national park that stretches for about 200 kilometers! In our village we have from a backpackers to 5 star hotels , 12 superb restaurants. But - we don't even have a bank here!, although with ATM's we get by. Our postmaster has won the top award for a couple years running and their services are first class.

I like

I am interested in anything from your culture and where you live. I like warm colours - lemon, yellow, orange, red, brown...and then anything in the 'green' range. I like walking in the forest, and the 3 kilometer stroll to the beach; simply love the outdoors. Fortunately our weather lends itself to the outdoors 365 days!! a year....Loved the snow when we lived in Canada, the heat in Taiwan and Malaysia, the cold of New Zealand South Island and the rain in the UK, and the wonderful folk we met in these countries, to name but a few of where we'd been.

I do not like/enjoy

Sewing is a definite no-no for me - hopeless at it. Please do not send stickers - I have more than I could ever use.

I would like to receive

Clear - acrylic - stamp Die cuts or embossing folder for use in my cuttlebug A note written by yourself Anything shabby chic Anything vintage Anything about Opera/Jazz

Ratings

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Comment: My dream is to Visit South Africa one day, so when I saw your envelope I was already really excited. I loved all the goodies you sent me, especially the stamped images, I feel so lucky to have something so cute from a place so far away. Thank you and Happy Swapping <3
HelenG6 rated for Different language Christmas Cards on Feb 1, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice card, translation and recipe. I received your mail before I went on holiday last month, but didn't have time to notate.
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Comment: Thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you so very much for this envie, Mandy. I will forward the postcard on. Have a nice week. pobuffy
theaterfan23 rated for Travelling letter #3 on Jan 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, I look forward to sending your letter on its journey!!
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Comment: Thank you & happy new year!
Jannified rated for Pocket letter - Christmas on Dec 1, 2016
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Comment: Received them! Thank you for the little goodies (:
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Comment: thanks for the lovely gifts and thats so cool you've visited here! its SO COLD :)
IfNed rated for Travelling Letter #2 on Nov 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and for the extras :) I hope your travelling letter gets back to you this time!
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Comment: Thanks for the extra! :)
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Comment: Hi Mandy! Thank you so much for the pc and the extra's! Just in time to send out in next round!
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Comment: Cant wait to open
Paulaeliza rated for DE-STASH Swap #101 on Sep 3, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful package. I especially loved the dung paper painting. Thanks so much.
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Comment: thx
Response: Thanks for rating.
waldfee rated for Travelling Letter 10 on Jun 19, 2016
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Comment: Thanks a lot and have a nice day! :)
Response: Many thanks for rating have a super day...
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Comment: Ty for the very lovely pc. I will get it done and on its way. Ty for the extras. Happy swapping.
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap, I've saved your pretty stamp too🙂
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Comment: Loved everything, thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating and my heart :-)

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Comments

njstauter on Apr 5, 2016:

happy holidays ! I keep mine til the end of the year too.

roska1vila on Dec 25, 2015:

Dear Mandy, thank you for your attention and I hope you are OK. I and my family have a nice holiday day. With love sincerely your friend Zvonka

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2015:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Merry Christmas!

Hoosfoos on Jan 25, 2015:

Hi there fellow South African! I have sent you an invite to the Small Surprises Group, I hope you will accept. There are a few other SA's here as well.

Kind regards

Lisa :D

pne on Oct 9, 2014:

Thank you for helping my travelling postcard from round 19 get back to me!

StarMouse on Sep 23, 2014:

Sorry for your postal strike.

Hope it is resolved soon.

Evelief on Feb 25, 2014:

First Many thanks for your package! Loved it! When I saw the card with your house marked on it, I was like booking a ticket right now I'm coming over for a cup of tea! ;-) I don't know if you can read dutch but lets try. Sorry dat ik zo laat pas reageer, het was een moeilijke maand. Ik stuur je nog wat terug, gewoon omdat het kan :-) Ik wil graag een rating doen, maar ik snap niet waar en hoe? Komt vast gauw voor elkaar! Heel erg bedankt! Liefs Evelief

roska1vila on Feb 20, 2014:

Hay Mandy, I am happy you send message to me, that I know what happened, Ok if it that will be coming to me in present days. Best wishes to you to.Zvonka

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

Jan218 on Jan 30, 2014:

I received the traveling postcard R9 in the mail today! What an interesting trip it took:) Thanks so much for forwarding it on to me!! Have a great day :)

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