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Date Joined: June 1, 2008
Last Online: January 16, 2009
Birthday: October 16, 1989
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

14/1/09: Happy New Year Swappers. After an unfortunately terrible swapping Christmas I am back with a vengance! All outstanding parcels will be in the post by the end of this week. Apologies for the delay.

Hello, I'm Jess and I'm something of a geek. I'm 19 and at the moment I live in London, where my life consists of literary analysis, writing creatively, bus rides into Central and Sainsbury's basics range. The trains go past my window like it's Belleville Rendezvous. (:

I like creativity; writing lists and diaries and stories and poems and letters, polaroids, photography in general, collage, blank paper, biro and paint, scrapbooks and origami and rudimentary felt stuffies and homemade cards, etc. At the moment I'm learning to sew and to knit.

I enjoy; making mess and fun, airports & hotels, city lights, English Literature, collage, comic books, face paint, make believe, moustaches, messy hair, diaries & scrapbooks, typewriters, tea parties, accordians, adventures, polaroids, mementos, video games, train journeys, German, Ben & Jerry’s, PostSecret, camping, Mythology, Paperchase, theatre, snail mail, bookstores & coffee shops, carrot cake, Lucky Charms and Doctor Who.

I am also a keen traveller and I love experiencing new places. I would love to go to Japan, India or Russia, but in all honesty anywhere new and exciting suits me! I love languages and culture. Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch & I am learning Russian and Japanese at the moment.

I would love to receive: anything handmade, letters and journals, matchboxes and whimsey jars, homemade stuffies (food with faces♥), polaroids, undeveloped film, your favourite photographs, drawings and paintings, ATCs, homemade postcards, mixed CDs, interesting things from your country, maps, quotes, quirky writing paper, felt scraps, collage scraps and ephemera, scrabble cubes and games pieces, interesting cookie cutters, recipes, a big, fat, vintage locket, robot/ pirate/ video game related things, things with rainbows/ polka dots/ apples/ strawberries/ cupcakes, etc. But I'm not fussy. As long as a certain degree of thought has been put into a swap, I can't complain.

I am a closet perfectionist so if I commit to a swap I will complete it with as much time and care as possible and to the best of my abilities. I only hope that you are suitably happy with the result.

Favorite Books

I LOVE BOOKS & I am swiftly making my way through 1001 Books to Read Before you Die! Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, Harper Lee, J. D. Salinger, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, John Irving, Michael Burgess, Jane Austen, Vladmir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, George Orwell, Pat Barker, J. K. Rowling, Bill Bryson, J. R. R. Tolkein. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Siri Hustvedt, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

At the moment I am reading: Amsterdam by Ian McEwan and Emma by Jane Austen.

Favorite Movies

Amelie, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Grave of Fireflies, My Neighbour Totoro (in fact anything from Studio Ghibli), A Series of Unfortunate Events, Juno, A Very Long Engagement, Little Miss Sunshine, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, In America, Edward Scissorhands, Moulin Rouge, Life of Brian, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stardust, LOTR, Run Lola Run, Son of Rambow, The Royal Tenenbaums, Goodbye Lenin!

Favorite Television

DOCTOR WHO (David Tennant♥), Friends, Scrubs, QI, The Mighty Boosh, Skins, Desperate Housewives, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Flight of the Concords, The Big Bang Theory, Dead like Me.

Favorite Music

Rocky-poppy-indie-emo music that I can sing along with and dance like a crazy person to [: Film soundtracks & Musicals (I HEART Les Miserables)


heyRABBIT rated for The Amelie Do-Gooder Swap on Jan 11, 2009
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, but I just got back to my apartment from winter break and I was so happy to be greeted with your package! I can't believe how much you put into this. This is a really special gift and I wish I could send you a hundred hearts! You are a true Amelie! Thank you so much!
Response: That's quite alright - I've just done exactly the same thing! I'm really really glad you liked the parcel, it was such fun to put together. Thank you for organising such an amazing swap. (:
angel1985 rated for TRAVELING GNOME PHOTOS on Dec 24, 2008
Comment: I wish I could rate more than five and give you a bazillion hearts - I LOVE Winnie the Guinea Pig and her book! SO COOL!! Thank you so much!
Response: Haha, I'm really, really glad :D I had such a great time exploring Lahndan town with her. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas together! (:
SarahC rated for 2008 Reading Log #3 on Dec 17, 2008
Comment: Your reading log was very impressive - I liked the book style log. I look forward to reading 1 or 2 of your logged books.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it (:
idkmybffjas rated for Wreck This Journal Swap on Oct 30, 2008
Comment: i adore the package you sent me! thank you for the pencils and the glitter glue as well. i can tell that you spent alot of time on this journal! thank you so much!
Response: You're very welcome. I hope you have a great time wrecking it! x
anwyn rated for List Swap #2 on Sep 9, 2008
Comment: a very inventive list format was fun to receive and thanks for the bookmark!
Response: thank you very much. i had a lot of fun compiling the lists! i'm glad you liked them. [:
Comment: Thank you very very much for such a cuuuuute package! : ) i loved the polaroid as much as i would love to be your penpal! ♥
Response: hurraaaay! i'm so glad it finally arrived and that you like it so much :D♥
MMELA rated for Polaroid Street Art/Graffiti on Aug 16, 2008
Comment: loved the image - thank you and yes ephemera is odds and ends - you did great
Response: thank you very much. i'm really glad you liked it!
SooticasDream rated for "Who I Am" Collage. on Aug 6, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the collage & for going out your way to send it even tho' your on holiday ^___^
shelley rated for Indie Mix CD Swap (International) on Jul 21, 2008
Comment: Great! Thanks!!!
Response: i'm glad you like it!
sailordoll rated for Indie Mix CD Swap (International) on Jul 15, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much, loved the cd, hadn't heard most of these(and thanks to your bf as well!)
Response: i'm glad you liked it and that the songs are new to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter! Your town sounds absolutely enchanting. I love the postcards you sent too! Very beautiful!! I hope to travel there one day. That is so cool that you are going to be in California this summer! See you on the Haunted Mansion ride LOL!!! I hope you love your time at Disneyland :)
Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed writing it. I have the feeling that I'm a SB addict already.. :D

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Erdbeersternchen on Mar 2, 2009:

superhero swap

Save the world and cliiick!

jdb822 on Feb 7, 2009:

Hi! I was doing an Amelie swap-bot search and I see that you enjoy the movie too!

You'd should check out the swap I've set up - it'll be a fun one.


Best, Jacqueline

ScruffyRasputin on Jan 28, 2009:

Was wondering if you'd be interested in a Doctor Who swap

mutiny on Nov 3, 2008:

Haha my friend is from Durham! She's getting married there next year! She was on Swap-Bot too, how strange! Tis a lovely place, as is Cambridge. :) My friend on the English course is called Abby, she lives in Marble Arch at the mo. And I have a friend in Loring Hall called Alex - everyone knows and loves her, she is the media queen who loves Disney and Aiden! XD Aww I miss Goldsmiths...!! mute x

mutiny on Oct 29, 2008:

Ahhh that's insane! I went to Goldsmiths last year! I stayed in Chesterman House - FTW! I was doing Media there but I dropped out, so I'm now up the road at Greenwich Uni doing English with an elective in Media Writing! My friend is actually on the English course at Goldsmiths, she's in first year too. :D A very small world! xx

mutiny on Oct 28, 2008:

Ah! "my life consists of literary analysis, writing creatively, bus rides into Central and Sainsbury's basics range" - this is completely me too! The basic range Jaffa Cakes are fantastic! :D Which uni are you at in London?

lemonysnicket on Oct 11, 2008:

Me too! I'm really looking forward to it! (:

heyRABBIT on Oct 11, 2008:

I'm so glad you joined the Amelie swap! Hope you have some fun!

sailordoll on Sep 14, 2008:

Hi Jess, pleased you like the cd =)

sammy on Jul 6, 2008:

no problems! looking forward to it x x

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