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mothermarge

mothermarge
Date Joined: February 9, 2018
Last Online: May 17, 2019
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

Ratings

lynnpinkdaisy rated for Food Postcard Swap on Apr 26, 2019
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Comment: I sent you a message on March 26th to let you know I didn't receive your swap and I haven't heard from you. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to rate you a 1. If you decide to resend, Once I receive it, I'll be happy to change the rating. UPDATE: I received your swap. Thank you for the extra ones. I've never heard of Tatie Pot or Lemon Cheese so those would be 2 foods I'd like to try.
sarahjf02 rated for CALG-Tea for Two + a Note-INT on Mar 29, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful letter, cards and lovely teas you sent! The waterlily house looks so beautiful. Definitely a place I'd love to visit next time. I'll be traveling to Japan again this year since there's just so much to see there. I would love to visit Europe again soon, especially Scotland. I've seen photos of Isle of Skye, it does look peaceful! I hope you enjoy your time there. All the best for your pilgrimage walk! p/s: I love my teas with a large slice of cake too :)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, terrific stamps, and UK stamps enclosed. I was on holiday in U.S., Florida state. It's nice to celebrate the holidays in a warmer climate. I didn't receive all my mail from my neighbours until a month ago. Sorry for the delay on rating.
AZmom875 rated for CALG-Tea for Two + a Note-INT on Mar 6, 2019
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Comment: What a fun, special package. Where to begin. Thank you for the fun teas with my name in the brand, tomorrow I try it. I also love the canceled postage stamps. the photos of your garden gathers, the sunflower seeds and the personal note.
ellabellaboo rated for CALG;seeds.tea.letter on Mar 1, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the extra bits - the girls loved their photo!
Lablauri57 rated for CALG;seeds.tea.letter on Feb 26, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas and seeds. The lavender card was so pretty, I might just tape that up on my board!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Christmas Cards in January on Feb 24, 2019
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Comment: Beautiful card and wonderful extras you sent. Beatrix Potter is a favorite of mine. Have you ever made Lemon Cheese? (The PC you sent). I hope the red squirrels make a comeback. They are the largest and friendliest ones here. Black small ones have been becoming popular. I feed them dried corn/raisins/sunflower seeds all year. Anyways, i really got that connection with your message...yes we can be twins (lol). Happy Swapping and may we see each other in the mailbox in the future. Thank-you!
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Comment: Recieved your letter in the mail today ! Loved reading it !
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Comment: Thank you! I love your package! I'll write you back)
paperlvr rated for Snailmail Pals Internaional on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: I received your letter/goodies today and loved everything about it! From your envelope with the beautiful, floral washi and incredible stamps to your amazing photos and PCs and teas - WOW! And thank you also for the teas. I look forward to enjoying a cup while penning my reply!
jessnewson98 rated for 🎄 Christmas 🎄 Card x2 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Hey Fiona! Thank you so much for this gorgeous Christmas Card (My cousin and I thought the design was pretty cute)! Also thank you so much for the goodies you included, too, I can't wait to use them! And, gah, the stamps are lovely! It's pretty awesome to have a sunny Christmas, though my family love winter and we've always dreamed of having a snowy Christmas (maybe one year we can!)! I hope you had a marvellous Christmas! Also, can i just say, your handwriting is stunning and I love it!!! Anyway, I hope you have the best year for 2019!!!
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Comment: Hi Fiona! This beautifully heartwarming christmas card moved my heart and I loved everything about it. I loved the design of the card and the story you included behind it's design. Also, knitting those poppies to add to the ones you had in the village hall sort of moved me to tears (I'm an emotional wreck). Thank you ever so much for such a thoughtful and stunning card...also thank you for the goodies you included as well. I hope your Christmas was magical and I wish you all good things for 2019!
AddictWithAPen rated for Snailmail Pals Internaional on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing pictures and postcards, I really love them all ! I will answer you soon
TrishaLSmith rated for Food Postcard Swap on Jan 26, 2019
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Comment: thank you for such a lovely postcard.
mejulia rated for Christmas Cards in January on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: What a wonderful Christmas card and interesting note, I'm so glad you were my partner.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Love the scene. Thank you for the goodies.
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Comment: WoW! Thank you for the nice card and the congrats and prayers. I appreciate that. I am now at 104lbs lost and my "new" knees just turned 4 months old. Therapy is going well. Thank you so much for the 4 extra postcards you sent me. They are wonderful!.
Response: So pleased to hear you are doing sooo amazingly well! Go Girl!!
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, and all the best in the new year!
KathyJane rated for Christmas Card 2018 on Jan 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card. Loved all the goodies tucked inside. Happy New Year to you and your family

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Comments

SpringPearl5 on Feb 19, 2019:

Magazine #2 is up! Spread the word to anyone interested http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/276188?new=1

SpringPearl5 on Jan 25, 2019:

Hey please join my JUNKIE#2 swap if you like collecting stationary, magazines, pens and heaps more goodies http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/274825

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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