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laurenvnzl

laurenvnzl
Date Joined: July 1, 2014
Last Online: October 5, 2015

Country: South Africa
My Website
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Favorite Crafts

I am 42 years old, married with two young children. We also have three dogs and an aquarium. I love animals and would have more if we could.I work fulltime as school social worker.

My style is fairly laidback. I like florals and natural,country,shabby chic decorating as well as paisley but not frills and lace.

Favourite music I have a fairly eclectic taste in music. I enjoy classical music, particularly Rachmananinov and Dvorjak. I enjoy music from the 60's.I have recently discovered Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry and I enjoy their music. I like some folk music, Irish music and bagpipes.I also enjoy contemporary artists. I do NOT like metal in any form.

Favourite books I am a voracious reader and very much enjoy crime novels. Some of my favourite authors are Elizabeth George, Lee Child, Kathy Reichs and Jeffrey Deaver. I also enjoy travel novels, biographies and fantasy. Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, the Narnia Chronicles, the whole Harry Potter series and the Twlight series are among my top reads. Two of my all time favourite books are Jane Eyre and Skallagrygg.

Favourite movies.

I enjoy action, sci-fi and disaster movies. I also love animated movies. Twister, 2012, The day after tomorrow, James Bond ( all of them), Lord of the Rings, The Hobbbit and the Harry Potter movies are all at the top of my list of favourites. I don't really enjoy court room drama and I cannot watch horror movies. I do not watch much TV but enjoy series like CSI, Criminal Minds and Bones.

Hobbies

I enjoy gardening and love roses,peonies and ferns. I enjoy travel, with Paris being my favourite city. I craft and I paint, mostly watercolour landscapes.I have recently discovered working with clay and polymer clay. I crochet, sew toys with felt and enjoy making and collecting miniatures, so any dollhouse item ( 1:12 scale) would be appreciated. I also collect miniature perfume bottles. I have recently started swapping ATC's and FB's.

Things I like:postcards ,miniature perfume bottles ,fridge magnets ,pretty writing paper *craft supplies *bookmarks *tourist/travel brochures *stickers *miniatures *tea,coffee and hot chocolate *sewing materials * soap,lip balm and body lotion *candles *dotee dolls *handmade items *Christmas tree decorations ( not Santa Claus) make-up samples jewellery perfume samples dish towles recipes and cookbooks magazines chocolate and fudge ATC's yarn pretty pens

. I love animals, particularly Siamese and Maine Coon cats, Golden Retrievers, Daschunds and Cocker Spaniels.

Dislikes Anime anything too stark and modern Please no crude/adult content Bergamot Aniseed

I always rate my parcels received, so if I have not rated you, then the parcel has not arrived. Please contact me so that I can resend my swap if it did not arrive.

I am going for surgery tomorrow and will have no internet access until after 14 September as I am not allowed to be on my feet. If I do not reply to messages, please be patient.

Ratings

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Rcinderella7 rated for Colour purple swap on Nov 14, 2015
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Comment: Never got anything. I sent her message with no response. And I just looked and no log in since October 5th and the swap was after that. :(
mariadastrouxas rated for SouthAfrica & Portugal on Aug 17, 2015
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Comment: Hello Lauren (laurenvnzl from South Africa)! Finally, after 78 days travelling, i got you package. Thank you for rooibos tea, dark chocolate bar, rooibos & lemon lip balm, almonds & cranberries nougat bar and 2 instant cappucino stick sachets. Greetings from Portugal, maria das trouxas
Response: So glad it arrived safely. I received a parcel now in the middle of August that was posted in May.
Fabriqueen rated for Winter dotee doll on Jul 31, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for my very first Dotee Doll! She's so cute. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Diane
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Comment: So I finally got this swap. I know postage time and dates aren't always accurate, but when it says July 2nd and the postage mail by day according to the swap was June 8th seems a bit to much of a gap by the post office to make. Thanks for finally sending it off to me though.
veronicadelvalle rated for It's Tea Time #2 on Jul 23, 2015
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Comment: My swap never arrived. The deadline was on july 24th from LAST YEAR. I had to write her many times and finally she said that she re sent the swap, but when i asked for the tracking number she never answer me. . Today is July 23th 2015 so i suppose that she only lied to me.
Response: I have sent this swap twice already. I am not sure if there is some sort of limit to how many times I need to resend a swap but twice seems more than enough
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Comment: Thank you Lauren for a special PL. I love the magnets and the cat facts!!!
Jeanm rated for Brighten Someone's Day on Jul 21, 2015
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Comment: (I emailed and got no response. However I noticed this person is active on Swapbot - even hosting a colour swap. I don't understand.) I have now received a very late swap. So I had to change my rating to a 5.
fiicus rated for Brighten Someone's Day on Jul 18, 2015
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Comment: Hello Lauren, I received your parcel a few days ago. Thank you for the little bits and pieces. Xoxo
pammykn rated for Colour swap- red on Jul 17, 2015
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Comment: Thanks very nice swap! Have a great weekend!
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Comment: I love your list! We definitely have a similar taste in books. Happy reading!
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Comment: These sound so good, and you sound alot like me when it comes to reading lol :)
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Comment: Thanks, great reads!
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Comment: great list thanks
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Comment: Excellent list and glad to meet another bookworm.
smilesalot7 rated for Pets R Us - Pet Owner Email Swap on Jun 23, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your furbabys are beautiful :)
pattikalas rated for ♡ Book Markers ♡ #4 on Jun 20, 2015
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Comment: Thanks bunches for the fantastic and unique bookmarks.
Mindy82671 rated for ♡ Book Markers ♡ #4 on Jun 17, 2015
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Comment: Thank you.
ktmcg82 rated for Pets R Us - Pet Owner Email Swap on Jun 17, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for sharing the stories about your pets! They are all very adorable! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the fun profile surprises! Love everything, the S. Africa stamps are very cool to see, and the coffee samples and postcards are great! thanks! Hopefully my package will arrive soon :).

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Comments

pandagigante on Jul 23, 2015:

Hi Lauren, I'm currently hosting a Meet My Country Swap and would like to show you the thread, I'm looking for international swappers who would like to take part :) Here is the link: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/204542 - you are welcome to join!

phillaine on Jun 6, 2015:

Thank you for the wonderful fairy postcards, Lauren! I've always loved the illustrations from those particular books: what a delightful surprise! ♥ (Who Likes? INTL tag)

myshoesdontmatch on Apr 22, 2015:

Hi Lauren! I received the card that you sent my mom today, thank you so much for thinking of her, its beautiful and so is the magnet. Thanks for the RAK and have a great day!!!
♥Miranda

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