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pennywhistler

pennywhistler
Date Joined: December 9, 2008
Last Online: October 18, 2017
Birthday: February 25
Country: United Kingdom
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Hello. I am a librarian in the UK.

In my spare time I enjoy mooching around museums and art galleries. I also love the cinema and the theatre. I love learning new things and get frustrated that there are so many things in the world which I don't know about!

Favorite Crafts

I love trying out new crafts and my favourite is sewing, although I am very much a beginner. I cannot go past a fabric shop without being tempted inside. I also enjoy making jewellery. I have recently taken up cross-stitch again. I will give most crafts a try, but hate knitting and crochet because I find them too difficult and stressful. I am also not too enamoured with scrapbooking and papercrafts. I enjoy photography and have recently bought my first D-SLR.

Favorite Books

I am a huge book lover (no surprise given my profession). I will give most things a try, but I am not keen on chick lit/romance and science-fiction. I especially like crime novels, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I love Scandinavian crime and am keen to discover crime novels from other countries. As far as non-fiction is concerned I mainly read history, travel and sociology/psychology/current affairs. I love to take part in reading challenges as it encourages me to try out different books.

Favorite Movies

I love Bollywood films as they are such great escapism. I am also a big horror fan and I especially like the horror films coming out of Japan and Korea. I love discovering new films and am currently challenging myself to watch 101 films from different countries. I have a massive wish list on my DVD rental site because I will give almost any film a go, although I am not really into a lot of typically girly films (I do have a weakness for French rom coms though).

Favorite Television

I don't watch a huge amount of television and I am always a few years behind when it comes to popular TV series! I love European crime drama and my favourites are Spiral, The Killing, The Bridge and Unit One. I like Doctor Who, although I am not a fanatic. I enjoy crime series, both old-fashioned ones like Poirot and Miss Marple as well as more gritty ones.

Likes/dislikes

Likes:

Orangutans (I adopt a grumpy orangutan called Amy who lives in an ape conservation park not far from where I live).

Writing paper & notecards. I have a bit of a fetish for beautiful and quirky stationery. I also love gorgeous notebooks/journals.

Anything Paris themed.

Cinnamon-flavoured candy/gum (we cannot get this in the UK)

I like anything to do with India. I love Bollywood movies, Indian fashion, art and design.

I am fascinated by Japan and hope to visit one day. I love pictures of Japanese gardens and images of Buddhas.

I also have a bit of a thing for Scandinavia, especially Sweden and Denmark and hope to travel there in the next few years. There are MANY places in the world that I would love to visit.

I like planners and so like accessories for that (especially planner stickers which are difficult to find in the UK).

Other Random Things I Like:

Medieval/Neo-Gothic design

Cherry blossom

Alice in Wonderland

The Victorian era

Reusable shopping bags

Quirky contemporary fabrics. Well, any fabrics really as I don't have a big stash yet.

Gil Elvgren and other retro pin-up art of this kind.

Cemetery art. I also love Simon Marsden's spooky photography.

Jelly Belly jelly beans (especially coconut and sizzling cinnamon)

Dislikes:

I am allergic to champagne. I know no one is likely to send me a bottle of champagne, but sometimes friends mistakenly give me champagne truffles! I also have trouble with ear-rings in that I can only wear ones with gold posts or I get a rash. My skin is okay with other types of jewellery not being made of precious metal though.

I am not religious, so would not want anything that is overly religious. I don't mind things such as Christmas cards with reproductions of religious paintings on though.

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ginico rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the likes and lovely comments! xx
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Comment: Thank you so much for the love on my IG account!
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your comments!!!!
chaari rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks a lot for all the nice comments ♥
BTim rated for ESG: Musicals Q & A on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Wonderful list. Thanks for including some YouTube links (loved seeing Chaaiya Chaaiya... I know it from the movies, but never saw Bollywood Dreams)
HappyMom rated for ESG: Musicals Q & A on Oct 12, 2017
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Comment: LOL on "Greased Lightning"! I didn't think of that one!
basykes rated for ESG: Musicals Q & A on Oct 10, 2017
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Comment: Loved your answers. I had NO idea about "Greased Lightning" !!
Response: Ha ha! I know. I think if that movie was made today there would be complaints!
lefroggy rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 9, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your log! I put Antoine Laurain on my reading list.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing, you listed some interesting books..... :)
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Comment: I am so sorry for rating so late! I don't know why I didn't rate when I received it. A bit dopey on my part. Thank you!
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churlann rated for Where I Live Email Swap on Jun 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending your photos. They are amazing. It was nice to read such detailed descriptions of where you live.
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Comment: Thanks for visiting me and for all the likes and lovely comments!!! :)
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Comment: Thanks for all the insta-love!!! :)

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Comments

Lady on Dec 13, 2015:

I saw this and thought of you >http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2015/12/orangutan-reacts-pricelessly-to-magic.html?m=1

stlouisphile on Sep 18, 2014:

Greetings! you have a message from me/DWF in your mailbox.

hazelwitch3 on Dec 14, 2013:

Thank you so much for the book! I've heard lots of good things about it but haven't read it yet -- it will be a real treat on Christmas Eve. And the postcards are great -- thank you so much for everything.

pne on Dec 5, 2013:

I'm planning on travelling to Cornwall next April and will likely go there by train - so I'll be coming through Taunton! Perhaps I can wave at you as I pass :)

sibila on Nov 13, 2013:

Thank you for the things you sent for the Wishes for Europe group :D I loved everything, the postcards are sooo beautiful!!

WystericalViolets on Jan 8, 2013:

Just a hello to a fellow South Wester.

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

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