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nataliefox

nataliefox
Date Joined: October 27, 2014
Last Online: March 22, 2015
Birthday: November 25, 1984
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hi! I'm Natalie, i'm 30 and I live in a rather small town in the north of England. At the moment I spend my life working in a shop, although I would love to be a primary school teacher, so I hope I can retrain in the next few years.

I studied East Asia at university, where I learnt a bit of Japanese (it's pretty rusty now). I love Japanese history and literature, and I am also quite interested in South Korea, I would like to learn Korean if I ever get the time. I've never been able to travel to Asia but I hope that at some point I can.

I spend so much time reading! I love all kinds of books, although my favourite remains Japanese literature. I read contemporary fiction in general. I am not a huge fan of YA fiction, chic lit or historical romance.

I also like to cook and bake, I am vegetarian so I mostly make vegetarian and vegan food. I am, like everybody else, addicted to the great british bake off and I try to bake as often as a possibly can. Although I am certainly not up to contestant standards yet!

I also love art and have a growing collection of limited edition prints. I do like to draw although I don't have as much time as I would like to do this in. I am really into making zines at the moment.

About Swapping

I love snail mail and letter writing. I like to swap some small items, such as washi tape, stickers, stationary, tea, zines...etc.

I make an effort to get all of my swaps out early, so if you don't receive something from me please let me know!! Also, please tell me if for some reason I forget to rate you. I try to rate as soon as I get things but somethings do get over looked.

If you think we have a lot in common and you would like to swap with me or write, please let me know!!

Likes

Food **NO jelly sweets as these tend to not be vegetarian

**vegetarian and vegan recipes

Tea I have a massive tea collection, I buy it all the time! The only tea I don't like is black, typical British tea, or any tea that you have to add milk to (apart from Chai). I'm also not keen on lemon or citrus teas, and I would not like to receive teas that act as laxatives!

POSTCARDS I would prefer to receive postcards that are NOT sent in an envelope - i.e a postcard that has been written on and is then stamped and posted.

Dislikes - I would not like to receive anything of the following - religious, advertising, babies (like anne geddes etc), I think that's it! I also don't like anything too silly or cartoony. I love older cartoons, like the ones by Don Bluth, and I like Studio Ghibli, but I am not generally a fan of manga or anime, and I really am not keen on Disney or anything like it.

Favorite Books

Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake

A.S.Byatt - The Children Book

Angela Carter - Wise Children

Susanna Clark - Johnathan Strange and Mr Norell

John Connoly - The book of lost things

John Fowles - The French lieutenants woman

Neil Gaiman - American Gods

Barbara Kingsolver - The Lacuna

Erin Morginstern - The night circus

Ruth Ozeki - a tale for the time being

Ali Shaw - the girl with glass feet

Donna Tartt - the goldfinch/the secret history

Scarlet Thomas - popco

Sarah Waters - the night watch

Jeanette Winterson - sexing the cherry

Robin Hobb - the whole lot!

Ratings

namelessgirl rated for March mini zine on Apr 24, 2015
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Comment: Really sorry to do this, but the mailing deadline was 4/3/15. I messaged on 4/15/15 to ask about this swap and have heard nothing. It's now 4/24/15. Happy to change this rating if I ever receive something.
JanHardt rated for Mail art March - theme animals on Apr 15, 2015
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Comment: Not marked sent, no reply to my message -- no envelope! Will change if something arrives.
UrMom1968 rated for Find A Penpal Swap! on Apr 3, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for sharing so much :)
gothnanacreations rated for Find A Penpal Swap! on Mar 16, 2015
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Jess12 rated for Find A Penpal Swap! on Mar 15, 2015
5
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1happyday rated for Find A Penpal Swap! on Mar 14, 2015
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MommaMako rated for Find A Penpal Swap! on Mar 13, 2015
5
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draco rated for February mini zine on Mar 11, 2015
5
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Comment: thank you for the great zine
kboutiette rated for BIG washi tape sample swap on Mar 2, 2015
5
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Comment: Love your tapes!
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Comment: I love the notebook! You did such a great job! :D Thanks so much for a fun swap!!! :)
PolkaDotty rated for February mini zine on Feb 26, 2015
5
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Comment: thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much, I love the notebook!
Druidha rated for pen pal letters on Feb 24, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed your letter. Thanks for the tapes. I've never seen those.
minkins9 rated for BIG washi tape sample swap on Feb 21, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the neato washi tapes! I have never seen these before here in the states...awesome selection!
MadeByRori rated for letter and small items swap on Feb 21, 2015
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely items. I love everything you included!! :)
Jubula rated for BIG washi tape sample swap on Feb 21, 2015
5
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Comment: Thanks for a great set of washi sample cards! I have nothing like any of them. I esp. like the delicate pink one, the gray butterflies and the graph paper one!
eveyinorbit rated for January Mini Zine on Feb 20, 2015
5
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Comment: Thanks for a fun zine.
ElaCaiu rated for BIG washi tape sample swap on Feb 17, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
LillyCalliope rated for BIG washi tape sample swap on Feb 17, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the Washi!
yolomba rated for Penpals who like to swap on Feb 17, 2015
5
rating
Comment: Thank for the lovely letter and washi samples. I will definitely be writing back! :)

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Comments

GrrrMeoww on Mar 10, 2015:

Got your letter and tea today, thank you so much! Could you please remind me what it was that I sent along with yours? I can't for the life of me remember, and I'd be mortified if I sent the same extra twice! lol...will write back soon. :D

Elliepatterson on Feb 6, 2015:

Happy Zining!

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Elliepatterson on Feb 6, 2015:

Hello & thank you tons for hosting these monthly zine swaps! It hit me this morning what theme I was going to use for each month. I am excited to be in these swaps. Happy weekend, Ellie

Kasha22 on Nov 17, 2014:

The teabags just arrived. Thank you!

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