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mordfiddle

mordfiddle
Original Member
Last Online: October 4, 2014
Birthday: April 23
Country: New Zealand

About Me

If I don't rate, please give me a gentle reminder. I don't always get to my computer as soon as I receive mail and have been known to forget ;) Thanks. Also I do regift things I can't use.

I am New Zealand born, but have lived a lot of my life in other countries. My husband is Japanese and we have 3 son. We have been back in NZ about 6 years now after a 13 year stint in Japan. Loved it there but am happy to be living a slower paced life at the bottom of the world!

My favourite colours are sunny yellow and almost all purples. My favourite flowers are pansies. My grandmother grew them so they make me think of her. (They're also my sister's favourite for the same reason!)

I love cats and reading, and sitting with a good book, a cat in front of an open fire. Pity I don't open fire at the moment. :( I do however, have two beautiful cats named Ninja and Neo. What I read varies, but I like fantasy, some sci-fi, and an asortment of fiction. My dream home would be to live on a little bit of land about 20 minutes from a medium sized town, preferably with a sea view! (Emphasis is on dream!)

Just a note - I don't appreciate profanity, nudity or gratutious violence. Thanks.

Favorite Music

70's music, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Dobyn, Hirai Ken, Bic Runga, Chage and Aska, Bee Gees early stuff, Bread, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Op Shop, Little River Band, Neil Diamond

Favorite Movies

Amazing Grace, Sound of Music, King Arthur, Lord of the Rings,Shakespeare In Love, Miss Potter, To Kill A Mockingbird, Thor

Favorite Television

CSI, CSI: New York, Bones, Midsommer Murders. Numb3rs, Without A Trace, Spooks, NCIS, NCIS LA, The Legend of the Seeker, Person of Interest

Favorite Crafts

Cross stitch, patchwork, card making (just getting into this) and paper crafts, and creative writing - short stories mainly with a splash of poetry (my favourite poet is Gerard Manly Hopkins,and now ATCs!

Favorite Books

My favourite author is probably Katherine Kurtz. I have read almost all of her books that are set in her Deryni world. I love medieval fantasy, which explains why The Lord of the Rings trilogy are among my favourite movies. Plus how can one not fall in love with all that fantastic New Zealand scenery? (Did I mention I was from NZ? LOL)

I also enjoy most kinds of fiction. I don't however read romance novels - the Mills and Boon kind. Can never get passed the first page. I like Kate Atkinson but don't seem to be able to finish a Margaret Atwood novel.

Ratings

BTim rated for 2nd Quarter Reading Log Swap 2014!! on Aug 23, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your reading log!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your reading log with me!
smadronia rated for 2014 Writing Goals - May on Jun 12, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and bookmark! I'm sorry I didn't rate sooner. I think your new goal is an excellent idea, I'm considering revamping some of mine now too.
nellswell rated for Prompt Land #4 Ransom Note on May 12, 2014
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Comment: Thanks so much for your fun letter! I love your not-so-brilliant villain... listing a phone number on his ransom note (hahaha). I'd love to know if you decide to make a story out of the swap. Thanks again for sharing! :-)
smadronia rated for 2014 Writing Goals - April on May 6, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for your letter. I too left things to the last minute due to being busy, and I'm also tired of going "Well, no progress here!" Maybe that will change soon, for both of us
rosedzi rated for Poetry Journal Swap #4 on Apr 29, 2014
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Comment: I love the poem you included! thanks so much
smadronia rated for 2014 Writing Goals - March on Apr 18, 2014
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Comment: Well, at least I'm not the only one behind on my writing for the year :) Like you, I need better time management. Thanks for the awesome writing prompts :)
Artistic rated for Whatcha Reading? #2 on Apr 15, 2014
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Comment: You've been a busy reader.
FairyLady rated for Whatcha Reading? #2 on Apr 14, 2014
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Comment: Great swap. I was already planning on reading the Divergent series. But you're the second person who tells me that the first book is ok and then it goes down hill. So now I'm a bit in doubt to read it or not. The hunger games and the game of thrones are definatly on my to read pile. I have still a week vacation, so I'm planning on reading a lot. I really enjoyed reading your letter. Happy reading! ^_^
rosedzi rated for Poetry Journal Swap #3 on Mar 8, 2014
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Comment: beautiful choices
smadronia rated for 2014 Writing Goals - February on Mar 4, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for your letter, I'm sorry your goals aren't going better. Mine are making progress, but so very slowly. I too have the bad habit of buying notebooks, intending to write, and then letting them gather dust :)
Pouffia rated for Poetry Journal Swap #2 on Jan 20, 2014
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Comment: I got it, thanks!
Pashanista rated for And That's The Year It Was 2013 on Jan 14, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the wrap up. I hope you meet your goals for 2014.
merlainne rated for My NaNo 2013 Project on Dec 17, 2013
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Comment: How'd your writing go?
SarahRed rated for Poetry Journal Swap #1 on Dec 1, 2013
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Comment: Lovely!
glassnowdrop rated for Send a Postcard on Nov 8, 2013
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Comment: Isn't it nice to use a NZ stamp :D
FairyLady rated for What Are You Working On? on Nov 6, 2013
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Comment: Lovely letter. It's nice of you to write a poem in honour of your parents. ^_^ Good luck with the rest of your ideas too.
Artistic rated for What Are You Working On? on Nov 4, 2013
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Comment: What an intriguing idea for NaNoWriMo! The connected short stories sounds like the way to go. Aim for that 1667 goal everyday. If you end up with just 167 in a day, guess what? You're farther along than if you'd written nothing at all!! Keep at it. Your tribute poem project is lovely. And I, too, keep multiple journals. Good luck with all of your projects!
Lizzycat7 rated for Whatcha Reading? on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I also enjoyed reading Dubliners and The Help.
junemoon rated for Whatcha Reading? on Oct 7, 2013
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Comment: Interesting! I just bought Goodby Sarajevo,will read it soon, I know of J. Chariverini but she's too light for my taste. Dubliners I read long ago. The Help, saw the movie, didn't want to read the book and your two NZ books are unknown to me.
Response: Always the problem with regional books. I see many other swappers mention but can't find here.

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Comments

BusyB on Dec 26, 2012:

Hi Susan, I received your envelope today for the C+P, 10 items or less swap.

TerryF on Dec 3, 2011:

Welcome to

The TPD Welcome!

(";)

Juliajae on Nov 22, 2011:

Hi! Welcome to the Chunky Books & Pages group!

AngelFaeryKathleen on Sep 17, 2011:

Hi Mord, WELCOME to Passionate Poets , come on over and see if there are swaps you would like to join in. Hugs XXX

raven on Oct 5, 2010:

atc

vitaminD on Nov 22, 2009:

Wow. It sounds like you lead an interesting life. Which country/city was your favourite to live in? =D

-Dee

memtree on Jul 29, 2009:

Thank you so much for the stack of stickers you donated towards volunteer tutors! The kids will love them and it'll make them feel extra special :)

raven on Jul 19, 2009:

atc

lisajhoney on Aug 10, 2008:

Thank you for my scavenger hunt bling. Perfect for the art deco weekend :)

LibraLady on Jul 28, 2008:

Hi Susan Thanks for joining all 3 of the Wings Chunky Bumpy Pages swaps I am hosting! I hope you have fun! from kelly

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