My name is Sarah. I'm 25 and live in sunny Bournemouth, UK with my boyfriend David and our Pug Montolio.
I have recently come back to Swapbot after an absence and I am hoping to make some new pen-pals and take part in interesting and fun swaps. I really enjoy learning about peoples' lives in other countries, our differences and similarities. I guess I am just kind of a nosy person. :] I especially enjoy learning about other countries folklore and superstitions, national dishes and cultural holidays.
I work part time as a care assistant in a care home for the elderly with Dementia. I like my job and enjoy having a lot more free time to spend by: reading books and zines, drawing (traditional and CG), playing computer games, listening to music and walking along the sea side with Monty, going to my local charity shops and looking for bargains, to list a few.
I'd say that for somebody who has suffered from an eating disorder, depression and anxiety, I'm a pretty happy person! XD Perhaps that's a bit too "heavy", but I thought I would put this here right away because it seems it can make other people uncomfortable to learn about it later. I once had a pen-pal stop writing to me after she found out about these things in my letter to her. It was sad. However I am not ashamed by these things and can talk about them freely if people are interested to know, or would like advice as I feel I have come a long way in combating them. :)
Some tidbits about me:
If there is anything you would like to know about me, you could ask me. I love talking to people and making online friends and pen-pals. :)
Below is a photo of myself, David and our Monty.
I must be honest, I am not overly fond of:
In my book collection you will find books by the following authors:
My favourite book ever is the childrens book Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson.
I also really love Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.
Out by Natsuo Kirino.
The Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
Many of the Jeeves & Wooster stories by P.G. Wodehouse.
Many old horror stories, by various authors. I'd say that horror is my favourite genre out of all of them. I also seem to prefer and have quite a lot of books with strong female characters.
My two fave bands are 16 Horsepower (or â€œSixteen Horsepowerâ€ - it sometimes changes) and The Flaming Lips.
My fave female artists are Aimee Mann and Robyn.
My fave male artist is Patrick Wolf.
I also love Amy Winehouse, Rufus Wainwright, Gorillaz, 2NE1, Katy B, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nelly Furtado, Laura Marling, Andrew Bird, Iggy Azalea, Augie Marsh, Lady Gaga, CocoRosie, Grimes, The Arcade Fire, Goldfrapp, Coldplay, Hot Chip, Lykki Li, Aesop Rock, Kosheen and La Roux...
I also greatly enjoy film scores and in particular, horror film scores. I also really like â€œdarkâ€ music in the form of ambient/soundscape/electronica, by various artists and bands.
Jurassic Park (from ever since I was a child!) XD
I seem to enjoy practically everything that Third Window Films release, and own a few of their titles on DVD. They put out quality, quirky Asian films.
I donâ€™t watch that much TV and tend to enjoy series long after they have been on, the hype has died down and they are available already on DVD. I'm just slow that way! The following are in no particular order of favouritism.
I also like nature documentaries such as The Blue Planet and Walking With Dinosaurs.
I collect urban vinyl, or â€œart vinylâ€ (whichever you like to call it) figures and own a small collection. I like and wish to further collect figures by the artists: Thomas Han, Buff Monster, Amanda Visell, Gary Baseman, Kronk and Tim Biskup. I tend to be drawn more to the colourful and weird, rather than whatâ€™s most collectible.
I like going to second hand shops and adding to my book collection. In particular I prefer to read and collect these genres: childrenâ€™s fictional series, childrenâ€™s illustrated books, vintage horror, vintage murder mysteries, humour, some manga and graphic novels, art books, horror film books.
I have a little collection of semi-precious stones and ordinary stones Iâ€™ve found that are very round and smooth. I like the way they look and feel. :) I also like trying to find fossils but have found only 2 myself, so far.
Copic Markers! These are rather expensive and so, so far I only have the Skin Tone collection and the red hues R17, R46 and R59. I plan on buying more because they are such fun to colour with, and blend nicely.
These two users were assigned to send to me for the 'Sort of Quick Newbie Swap XX.'
I have given both these users a rating of 1 because I havent recieved anything from them.
mrsgardengal never replied to my PMs and heypotatoe said she was sending, but she never did. :(
Seeing as I made a 'Questionable Swappers' box, I thought I would make an Angel one too. Hopefully, I won't need to put any more names in either of these boxes though, because I don't intend to be flaked!
Both these users generously sent to me angel packages, after I had been flaked in the newbie swap, mentioned above. I love the things they sent me & I really appreciate the time they took in buying/collecting the items and sending to me.
Thank you both very much! :)
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