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vickygr

vickygr
Date Joined: June 14, 2011
Last Online: January 14, 2015
Birthday: March 5
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello,

I Pledge to Rate

I enjoy swapping Kawaii, chocolate and books (among others). Also, music playlists; it's fun to discover new tracks!

I live in a town centre, top floor flat with my boyfriend.

I have graduated with a 2:1 in Creative Writing and I studying a postgraduate course in Journalism. Even after my degree I am still a writer, I think I even enjoy it! At the moment I am writing poems to recite at a spoken word night.

When it comes to politics, I support the Green Party even if they are seen as alternative. I support their four pillars, which are social justice, grass-roots democracy, non-violence and ecological wisdom, I have finally found a party I actually believe in.

Some of my favourite things are writing/reading, going to gigs and spending time with my friends!

My avatar is a picture of one of the lions (Chete) I worked with while volunteering in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

Vicky xx (=^_^=)

Favorite Television

I am a TV junkie. Shows I love include: About a Boy, Bad Judge, Once Upon a Time, Sex and the City, Ally Mcbeal, The Vampire Diaries, Perception, Cuckoo, Death Note, Nurse Jackie, The Carrie Diaries and South Park... Not a complete list but if it has a good story and can either have me on the edge of my seat or make me laugh then I'm happy.

Favorite Movies

I went through a major 'Twilight' phase and still like the movies. I think the 'Lord of The Rings' trilogy is the best set of films of our time. I also like 'Thirteen', which is about two girls experience with sex, drugs and life in general. 'Her' has a fascinating concept about our relationship with technology. Also I cried all the way through Like Dandelion Dust; it is so moving.

Favorite Books

First and foremost, I love to read. If a book is good I can "swallow" it in two days and I always have a book in my bag. It goes hand in hand with being a writer. I write therefore I read. I read therefore I write

As I've already mentioned I have a bit of a thing for the Twilight Saga... I read the books slowly to savour them. Twilight is my favourite of the series and I really enjoyed Breaking Dawn until the last 50 pages, which were a bit of an anti-climax. I've also had the pleasure of reading The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak (I thought it was well written and very clever) The Hobbit (even more amazing than people say; the imagery integrated into my dreams) and Lucky, by Jackie Collins. I've read everything she has ever written and my favourite character is Lucky, strong, feisty and gorgeous.

I am currently reading Elizabeth is Missing, which is mystery with main character who suffers severe memory loss.

My favourite book is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. Both are full of fun, adventure and curiosity. Both are clever and brilliant.

Favorite Crafts

My paintings are often very abstract - I just enjoy the experience of painting, but as I don't think I'm a very good drawer I experiment with patterns and just getting something on the canvas. When I do draw it is in a cartoon-like style. I recently used an old felt-tip to draw a Tim Burtonesque face. I also enjoy making friendship bracelets and add beads to them, occasional scrap-booking and origami.

I plan to try mandalas and scrapbooking (which I have done in the past and enjoyed).

30/06/2011 -- I made my first dotee toady!! He is all poppies and big eyes and smells a bit of lavender :-)

Favourite Drinks and Candy

I love a good cup of tea, perfect to wake up to, relax to and get through the day with: non-dairy and two sugars please! I'm also a big Ribena fan. I've tried Sake, which was warm and watery, but nice and smooth at the same time.

I am a vegetarian.

Favorite Music

I went to Download 2014, which was awesome! I got to see Linkin Park (crowd-surfing win!) and The Offspring (again), plus Within Temptation, Rob Zombie, The Pretty Reckless and Steel Panther. Lots of metal!!! I also went to Green Man 2014 - super chilled out. Bands and artists included: First Aid Kit (who covered a Jack White track and one by Simon and Garfunkle!), Boy and Bear, Nick Mulvey, The Waterboys, Caribou, Toy, Happyness, East India Youth and Lanterns on the Lake (my favourite by far).

Favourite artists not including ones already mentioned: Glass Animals, Brett Dennen, Dutch Uncles, Combichrist, Saint Saviour, System of a Down, and of course The (wonderful and amazing) Doors.

Kawaii

I discovered Kawaii the summer of 2011 and fell in love with it instantly. ^_^ There are so many times about the Japanese culture that I love.

Likes (inc. Brands):

Alice in Wonderland themed items, Berry Puppy, Hearts/Flowers/Rainbows, Rilakkuma, Fairy Tale!!! Kamio, Crux, MindWave

Dislikes: Skulls/Poo!!! ^///^ - They aren't cute so I don't see how they are kawaii!

I would be really happy if someone sent me a SWEET CHEESE CAT Phone Charm/Key Ring!!!!

Misc.

Things I like:

1) Moomins 2) Japanses anime 3) Gothic items 4) All things hippy

If you send me any merchandise to do with the above, such as jewellery, note cards and other stationery, journals, diaries, then I will be very happy! :-D

Ratings

TammieGotcha rated for My playlist in August 2014 on Sep 9, 2014
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Comment: Thank you very much.
ashpluscats rated for My playlist in August 2014 on Sep 8, 2014
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Comment: Great Playlist!
dreamistru rated for My playlist in August 2014 on Sep 7, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!:)
djr2djm rated for Interest me in a new book no. 16 on Sep 5, 2014
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Comment: The book looks pretty interesting. I may just have to read the whole thing.
kats rated for My playlist in August 2014 on Sep 3, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the great playlist, Vicky! I also love Flight Facilities! I will listen to your playlist when I get home tonight, it looks really promising :)
flowerchild rated for Winter's Chocolate Swap on Feb 17, 2013
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Comment: you have yet to mark this swap sent and have receive several messages. If I ever receive my swap goodies I will rerate.
nightdescends rated for My playlist in December 2012 on Jan 22, 2013
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Comment: I apologize for the late rating. Great list of music! Thanks for sharing!
modrocks rated for My playlist in December 2012 on Jan 11, 2013
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user4532 rated for My playlist in December 2012 on Jan 10, 2013
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Comment: Oh, cool! New music! Thanks for the great list, can't wait to check it out!
rhynah rated for My playlist in December 2012 on Jan 10, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your playlist! :)
ju671ne rated for My playlist in December 2012 on Jan 9, 2013
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Comment: great selection! thanks!
elvenfire rated for Short Story Journal #4 on Jan 7, 2013
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Comment: Thanks! :) An interesting prompt!
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bookwyrmm rated for Old/Unwanted Book Swap <3 on Dec 26, 2012
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Comment: Both look interesting!
skydancer rated for Profile Comment Swap on Dec 16, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for your comments. I appreciate the recommendation on the anime. Looks interesting. Have a great new year!
tngal11 rated for Profile Comment Swap on Dec 13, 2012
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mpatry rated for Art Journal Prompts & Inspiration on Aug 28, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the prompts- I love the papers you used. And Ally gasped when she saw the Hello Kitty extra :D Thank you for making her day!
mag rated for Art Journal Prompts & Inspiration on Aug 22, 2011
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Comment: Wow, thanks for everything! There were some really interesting prompts that you sent me and I can't wait to use them. I'm a beginner at art journalling and I'm sure they will inspire me! Also, thanks for the notebook, pen and nail polish (I love the colour!) >.<

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Comments

vickygr on Dec 14, 2012:

"It's nice to see someone well educated on SB. Not that there aren't others but I haven't seen many. Maybe I don't look like it either.

My brother lives in Brighton Beach where he and his wife are professors at the University of Sussex. My niece lust finished her Phd at Manchester.

Great to see people advocate for our world and our most precious animals. I've always had animals in my life and can';t imagine life without them . How great to have the varied interests you have.

Have a healthy, happy holiday season." - @candybeads

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marinda on Dec 12, 2012:

Aw! Those poor turtles! I love turtles. I admire what you do. Keep it up! I, too, LOVE to read. I read all the time. I enjoyed the Twilight series, but one of my favorite books is The Host, by the same author. LOVE it. I could read it again and again. To tell you the truth, I was kind of relieved that the final book in the Twilight series ended the way it did. I was expecting some blood-filled horrible battle, but they solved it humanely. I liked that. Have a wonderful day!

"Profile comment swap"

rguldy on Dec 12, 2012:

sorry my comment was for the "profile comment swap"

rguldy on Dec 12, 2012:

Hi! I agree that this site is highly additive. How lucky you are for being able to work with lions. You must have loved it. I applaud you on the human rights activities you do. Sounds like you have a great head on your shoulders. People like you make the world a little better place.

milkiss on Dec 4, 2012:

hey, I am great, thanks! how are you? As i was in france for few months, I almost forgot that we wrote to each other! Sorry. >.< Maybe it's my turn? =) xxx

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 30, 2011:

Thank you for being a member of the I LOVE Kawaii group!

Spencerette on Sep 6, 2011:


Thanks for joining Twilighters United.

Finfolk on Jul 28, 2011:

Hey there! I am going to send the reply to your letter today so you will be getting it soon! I hope you like the letter. :D

iloveletters on Jul 22, 2011:

Dear Vicky! Just realised you are on swap bot too! Great to meet people from toyvoyagers here as well! Have a nice day and thanks for hosting Nook! Annett

milkiss on Jul 21, 2011:

Me too ^-^ Hey, if you don't mind can we be penpals? :D I'm interested in UK as always, so it would be great too. If you like, just msg me! ^^~

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