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peanutlion

peanutlion
Date Joined: September 29, 2011
Last Online: October 8, 2019

Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I was a secondary school social studies teacher in East London for 6 years. In am now an education journalist.

I love writing to people and have had many penpals over the years. I also collect British stamps! I especially love ones featuring women, school-related things, or celebrating political events. But, honestly, I just think commemorative stamps are beautiful and tell such cool stories about their country that I don't really care what is on them.

Because of the subject I taught I am always interested in things to do with government, politics, national events, (yes - yawn, yawn to many of you!) - but I also enjoy odd or weird things. Some of my favourite postcards have been offbeat - fluorescent orange apes, photos of people taken in warped mirrors, jokes in other languages. Mostly, I'm just excited to get interesting things through the post.

I'm the least artistic person I know but I so try hard. When it comes to craft I'm that kid that stays in at lunchtime working even thought the end product is inevitably wonky and lacklustre in comparison to others. Anything you receive I promise will have a great deal of thought behind it even if it isn't particularly pretty ;o

Favorite Music

Greenday, Barenaked Ladies and...country music!

Favorite Movies

Harold and Maude, When Harry Met Sally, High Fidelity and all musicals!

Favorite Books

I don't really read fiction but I read LOTS of magazines - about stamps, science, life, decorating, art, music, film...anything that is real life!

Likes....

So there's a place in my heart for anything people send, but if you really want to send me into a spin of delight go for things involving:

Famous women, in fact anything about famous women (books, stories, articles, songs).

Politics, governments, national events, crises(!), commemorations, laws, diversity, equality, courts and public services.

Anything at all about education, schools, universities, learning, inspirational quotes and motivation is great.

Anything book-related (book covers, bookshelves, bookmarks)

Objects that are the shape of something related - e.g. butter dishes in the shape of cows, ketchup bottles in the shape of tomatoes, pencil tins in the shape of pencils. You get it, right?

Or one of my random likes: Shopping centres, McDonalds, medicine and first aid, gory things (esp. illness, tumors, diseases), and american foods: doughnuts, hotdogs, popcorn, candies

Dislikes

Not a lover of cute animals. I like ugly and weird animals. You know, creepy ones that people won't go near or have never heard of.

Water. Terrified of it.

Pastel colours - life is too short for the 'pale' versions of things.

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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! Absolutely love the PC! Thank you.
Andosartist rated for Just to Say Hello #8 on Aug 1, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the card and stamps!
Mamavan rated for A little themed letter on Jul 31, 2016
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Comment: Hi Laura, thank you su much for the second world war theme. You are the first one ever send me something like this. I really enjoyed to learn more about d-day from the British side.
btbeth rated for FFQS Postcard with 2 stamps on Jul 6, 2016
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Comment: This post card is great! I love all the stamps, too! Ty for swapping. HUGS!
vlhafer54 rated for FFQS Postcard with 2 stamps on Jul 6, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and stamps. I'm trying to understand the British exit from both sides but as a non-European, it's a bit nebulous.
goinjenny rated for Black & White Postcard on Jun 18, 2016
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Comment: A billion hearts!! I absolutely LOVE these Prince William cards!! I didn't have any of them, thank you!!
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Comment: thank you for the recommendation.
meeltje57 rated for I HATE this postcard #1 on Jun 14, 2016
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Comment: Haha, I can see why you hate this postcard. I like the colors, though. And you did an excellent job on the stamps. Thanks.
Margothecat rated for Postcard Swao - FOOD on Jun 5, 2016
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Comment: Thank you~
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Comment: thanks so much for the postcard. loved your creativity on the back and collection of stamps :)
TwoTurtles rated for PC showing a hat on May 31, 2016
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Comment: What a cute postcard, thank you!
kankalin rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #128 on Oct 18, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the cute PC Laura
orange0208 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #128 on Sep 2, 2013
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Comment: thank you laura for this cute postcard:) it sounds interesting xD Have a great week :)
cnjockermans rated for JUST POSTCARDS #2 on Aug 2, 2012
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anaita7 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #49 on Feb 13, 2012
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the brilliant postcard of Primo Levi, it is so intense and so magnificent! It's really amazing! Thanks soo much! :) Oh and i love the stamps too!!! You totally made my day! :)
kankalin rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #49 on Feb 4, 2012
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Comment: Anais... She was certainly a funky lady... My fave quote from her is " We don't see things the way they are, we see them how we are". Thanks for the great card and the cool stamps
michst74 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #49 on Jan 27, 2012
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Comment: Love the quote and the postcard of the man who utter that most thoughtful statement! Love the WONDERFUL stamps that you used to mail the card to me, too! You deserve many more ♥s than I am able to bestow! Thank you, thank you!
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Comment: My absolute favourite swap! Love all! Lot of hearts!
bellebird rated for Postcard - Anything goes #3 on Jan 12, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the great Narnia postcard!

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