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mothermarge

mothermarge
Date Joined: February 9, 2018
Last Online: December 15, 2018
Birthday: April 20
Country: United Kingdom

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Hi there,

My Name is Fiona, I am in my early 50's and live near the border of Scotland and England. I work as a RGN caring for patients with terminal cancer. I am married and we have four children in their 20's - 2 teachers, 1 Lawyer and a Mental Health Nurse.

Now they have all left home, I have more time to spend on my hobbies - Walking the beautiful fells of the Lake District near my home, also the Yorkshire Dales, my birth place. I also love walking on the coastal paths of Cumbria and Northumberland. I love the sea and the power of the waves in a storm!

I hope to do a pilgrimage walk next year - St Cuthbert's Way in Northumberland, or ultimately the Camino de Santiago de Compestela in Northern Spain - to take me on a spiritual journey, to learn how to be a better person.

I love baking, cooking curries and making marmalade and jam.

Trying out new recipes and having friends around for dinner, using local organic produce as much as possible.

I am passionate about protecting the environment and regularly help to clear the beaches near by from washed up plastics - you wouldn't believe what gets washed up!

I love knitting and pompom making - I helped make 30,000 pompoms for our local hospice to gain entry into the Guinness Book of Records! I try and do lots of Charity work for the local community - mainly making up shoe boxes for kids in Romania. Photography

Gardening - trying to get some veg to grow in the rain! Just planted some Sunflowers!! Favourite flowers are -: Roses Poppies Sweet Peas

I love to travel and this year we are visiting the Battlefields of the Ypres to remember family who died in the WW1 ( two Great Uncles) Cycling in Holland on the island of Texel too.

We have two weddings coming up this year so I'm busy preparing for those! Hopefully making most of the invites/cakes/place settings and collecting vintage china

My favourite music is quite a mix - I love Lambchop and Joni Mitchell, but also George Michael and Bryn Terfel, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen!

My favourite books are any travel biographies, especially about walking, and the Classics - I am working my way through the Penguin Classics at present. I also try to read the Man Booker prize nominees and any authors who have been reviewed in The Sunday Times.

I also love detective programmes such as Spiral and Hinterland.

I adore writing letters and I am really looking forward to sending snail mail around the globe! It will be a pleasure to receive all sorts of items through the post I will treasure every one. Thank you!

LOVES

Kindness

Garden and wild flowers

Baking and cakes

Vintage China

Recycling

Gardening

Books books books and did I mention BOOKS!!

Friendship

Travel near and far

Walking near and far

Kindness

Well that's me in a nutshell

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SAHCatMom rated for 🎄 Christmas 🎄 Card x2 on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: As soon as I wrote you, your card arrived! Thank you for the card and extras, It was fun to learn about Stir up Sunday in the U.K. Merry Christmas to you! ❤️
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Comment: Thank You for the wonderful Christmas greetings!!!
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Comment: Thank you for the card , extras and your note. We always called it mincemeat and it was just one of the pies that was made for Christmas. I remember my Father-in-law liked them but not very many others in the family did.
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Comment: Thansk for the cute card + wishes and extra's, I like everything. Wish you all the best!!
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Comment: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this PC!!! Thank you for the re-send!!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Christmas Card 2018 on Dec 3, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I absolutely love the weeping window postcard. How thoughtful of you to send it to me along with the other postcard and stickers. Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and long message. Happy holidays!
Cassandramarie rated for Magazine Swap on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: I would give multiple hearts if I could! Well worth the wait. Great magazine choices, and I love the extra goodies and decoration! (And no worries— we are safe! One of the fires nearly burned my old university campus, but where I live now is far south of all of them!)
neecie rated for New penpals & a photo on Nov 23, 2018
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Comment: thankfully, i wecomed you elegant, friendly letter (+ holiday stickers!) & have the beautiful photos up on my cork board! i am sure your winter season will be fulfilling, busy & delicious! take care ~ i will try to return your favor =)
shtrqueen rated for New penpals & a photo on Nov 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for your lovely letter, photo, the stamps and the stickers - I enjoyed everything. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely church card, great stickers and your neighbourhood's celebrations. Enjoy Christmas next month!
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Comment: Fiona, thank you for the beautiful card and stickers. My grandparents on both sides came from Poland in the '20's. They were all from small villages around Krakow. One of my grandmothers was 17 and she worked as a chef in one of the smaller hotels in Western Massachusetts when she came over. My father's parents had 13 children and my mother's had 8. I was an only child but had loads of aunts, uncles and cousins. Some of my cousins were like brothers and sisters to me. We are not going to Massachusetts this year as we went up for a grandson's wedding in the beginning of October. I still have some Glug from last year. Merry Christmas, Shirley
Response: That's amazing! Enjoy!
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Comment: Lucky, lucky me to get a newspaper from the U.K.Thanks so much. (And your stationery is gorgeous!)
CHOWEFACE rated for Margo's Recipe Postcard Swap on Oct 24, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card! We have versions of tatie pie too~ though not with lamb, lamb's pretty expensive here!
Cha13 rated for Magazine Swap on Oct 19, 2018
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for treating me to these stunning magazines! Love the Xmas one! Thank you for being so thoughtful. xxx
Diariesofamum rated for Lots of mail on Oct 6, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, this arrived a while ago but due to some personal issue i hadn't had time to open or look at it, thank you so very much for the lovely goodies
Scrybe rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! The letter arrived today :-) Thanks! too for the goodies.
MSturgill87 rated for Famous Fierce Females on Sep 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for participating in this swap! Hope to see you in future swaps!
babsohio rated for Lots of mail on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: What a wonderful letter. Thanks for sharing. Love the postcards.

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Comments

Elliepatterson on May 11, 2018:

Miss Fiona, again you blow me away with such an awesome package filled with love. I just sat oooowing & aching over every postcard, brochure, calendar page picture. I am just speechless. You have blessed me beyond words. My cup runner over. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My 4th great grandfather was from Londonderry (spelling)

Kellpepper on Apr 28, 2018:

Profile check for Thankful Thursday & belated Birthday Wishes! Happy Birthday to You! My youngest son turned 18 on 04/25.

Holunderfee on Apr 20, 2018:

Dear Fiona! I wish you all the best and a really happy birthday! May the sun shines for you every day and may the mailbox is full every time. A big hug from Austria.

Elliepatterson on Apr 18, 2018:

My dear dear Fiona, I am overcome with joy at having received a package filled with love and sweetness from you💜🌻❤️ You are so kind and generous with all that you sent. I know what it means to receive a few kind words in your mailbox from across the miles and how it touches your heart. It is so uplifting to the soul. Thank you so very much but you shouldn’t have, but oh I am so glad you did🙂

Karen07 on Mar 31, 2018:

Thanks for the happy mail! Lovely surprise!

knitterofhats on Mar 28, 2018:

Thank you very much Fiona for the lovely tea towel, candy bar, post cards and pics you sent along with your nice uplifting letter as I recover from my broken ankle. I appreciate the lovely thoughts and well wishes that I ride again!

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