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yolomba

yolomba
Date Joined: July 5, 2013
Last Online: September 23, 2018
Birthday: August 30
Country: Czech Republic

About Me

I am a 30-something Czech girl living in the beautiful city of Brno in the heart of Moravia, the winemaking region of the Czech Republic. I work as a language teacher and I am doing a PhD in linguistics at the local university, which also involves lecturing.

Here are some of the things I am really into: theatre, opera, art, books, movies (yeah... the independent and obscure ones, mostly), travel (Scotland! Scotland! Scotland!), hiking and camping, cats, comics, linguistics, psychology, cooking, dancing, working in my parents' orchard and vineyeard, and making preserves (no time for many of these activities lately as I really need to finish the dissertation). And of course swapping and penpalling!

I enjoy learning languages and exploring other people's cultures (next to Czech and English I also speak Russian and Croatian, so feel free to use these languages with me as well).

I generally am a very reliable person and flaking is not my thing! Please let me know if you don't receive stuff from me in time before you give me 1, the international mail system is not as reliable as I am. I always resend should a swap get lost.

Favorite Crafts

cross-stitch, card making, silk-painting, cooking (does this count as a craft? especially deserts), fruit preserving (will love to swap recipes)

would like to do more of: sewing, ATCs, coloring

Likes

  • surprize :D
  • chocolate (but no superdark and mint, please)
  • beauty products: lipsticks, lipbalms, lotions, handcreams, soaps, the list goes on and on :o)
  • tea and coffee and hot chocolate
  • recipes and cookbooks and spices from your country
  • cats
  • stories and books
  • pretty much any craft
  • stationery
  • card making supplies
  • cross-stitch supplies (DMC, patterns, fabric)
  • scents: roses,lavender, lilac, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, coconut
  • colors:intense ones, magenta and related shades, white, black
  • ATCs! (what a great idea they are!)
  • used stamps
  • vintage
  • thrift store stuff
  • socks
  • scarves
  • handmade items
  • washi

dislikes

I am not very picky, but there are few things...

  • ginger tea and cookies
  • very dark chocolate, mint chocolate
  • color gray
  • second-hand earrings (always send unworn items, please)

Favorite Movies

Life is a Miracle, Wings of Desire, Amarcord, Les Miserables, Evita, Cloud Atlas, Arrival, and many more

Favorite Books

I studied Slavonic languages and literatures at the uni and so I have read plenty of books by various Slavonic authors (and many are still on my "to read" list). My favourite writers include Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Bulgakov, Akhmatova, Khlebnikov, Sienkiewicz, and Havel. I am a big sci-fi fan, I especially like short stories. I also read a lot of poetry (love Pat Ingoldsby), graphic novels, modern British and American lit, magical realism, historical novels. I love anthologies of short stories and poetry. I collect cookbooks :o)

Favorite Music

Anything singable, hummable or danceable. Musicals. Classical music as well. Not a great fan of hip hop.

postcard wishlist

cats, flowers, trees, wild animals, artisic, your town/city/area, national parks, landscapes, sea, recipes, vintage

Ratings

MelbourneGirl rated for WIYM: BRIDGE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful bridge postcard <3 Have a fantastic day!
Response: Glad it arrived. Thank you for the heart.
SailorDebbie rated for World Letter Writing Day on Sep 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter!
SilverD rated for CALG;Random Act of Kindness on Sep 1, 2018
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Comment: Just love your letter, so wonderful to receive such a lovely letter, thank you. One of my coworkers just came back from Europe and he said the heat was horrible especially since no one has air conditioning! The cold brew tea looks like it will be quite tasty and great on a warm day. Yes I love the map envelopes. The spoon is really cute, great to stir tea and I definitely won't wash it in the dish washer. :) Thank you for such a lovely swap and hope it cools off soon.
Response: We've had a couple of cool rainy days this week, the temperature is back to normal now :) I am really happy you liked the items I sent. Thank you for the heart.
Minivandreams rated for WIYM: August birthdays on Aug 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies! ❤❤❤❤❤
KarenFife rated for First and last lines No.4 on Aug 16, 2018
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard and unique Ceska Republika stamps! I loved The Cider House Rules too. Thanks for the swap!
Response: You are most welcome :) Thank you for the heart.
EmilyT rated for WIYM: 4 PCs SPELL JULY edit on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Love love love the Like & Yellow tulip!! Keepers for my stash! Is the ugly one the mud volcano? If so I still find it cool! I love gelogy! Thanks for the extras, very nice of you!
Response: I am very happy you like the postcards! LOL, I believe it is a mud volcano. There is an English caption on the back, I think it says a mud volcano. I just thought it was such an unphotogenic thing to put on a postcard! LOL
Liiskah rated for 10 used past stamp#84✿♥‿♥✿ on Aug 13, 2018
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Comment: Thankyou :)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the church!
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Comment: Thank you, I am so excited to be collecting these little packages to open later this year.
Response: Me too. Hopefully you'll enjoy my surprises for you. Thank you for the heart.
Clstew rated for FREE/AD pc JULY on Jul 24, 2018
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Comment: LOVE this postcard and that you saved it till now! And the stamps are fabulous! Happy Mails!
Response: Very happy you like it:)
ema819 rated for 10 used past stamp#82✿♥‿♥✿ on Jul 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
skeffiboo rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 14 on Jul 6, 2018
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Comment: Received the postcard today and it is ready to continue on it's journey. Many thanks! =)
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: 4 PCs SPELL JUNE on Jul 5, 2018
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Comment: These are great -- wonderful choices! Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card! :)
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the absolutely beautiful pc!!!!!!
Response: Glad you liked it.
MarieS rated for 10 used past stamp#80✿♥‿♥✿ on Jun 14, 2018
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
MamaMangrove rated for WIYM: 3pcs spell MAY on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards you chose for this swap, Magda, and for the two delightful extras as well. I adore the one of the exercising men following the corkscrew leader! It is just the kind of offbeat humor I love. Gorgeous stamp on your envie, too. I think Czech Republic has some of the most beautiful stamps in the world.
Response: I did think you might like it. And was very happy to finally have a partner to send it to! It definitely is not everyone's cup of tea :) Thank you for the heart.
LisaWithAKiss rated for SIE: Scavenger hunt JUNE on Jun 7, 2018
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Comment: OH my god! OMG! When I saw that box, i was just... Damn girls! And then I started unpacking, all the beautiful stuff you send to me... It's just... WoW! And then I saw it... That last package in the box... YOU GOT ME A BOOK?! I'm just... I LOVE YOU, LIKE FOR REAL! I'm just blown away! If I could, I would give you a million hearts! <3
Response: Youo are most welcome. I am glad you liked the swap. I just hope you'll enjoy reading the book as well! :)))
yvonnecalifornia rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for your letter and the bookmark!! I’ll write back super soon.
Response: I am looking forward to your letter, then :)
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Comment: Thank you for the nice cards. I love the Mucha stamp.

Rating Overview

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Comments

inthewild on Dec 9, 2016:

Hi M, I mailed a naked written postcard today and will mail the elephant postcards in an envelope tomorrow. It's all ready and I hope you receive them both.

inthewild on Oct 14, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful package received today Magda - it was definitely worth waiting for. I really appreciate the translations too it's added a wonderful dimension to the calendars that I'll keep for the entire year and possibly even beyond 2017 as it's very special- will pop a postcard in the mail for you just because you went to so much trouble. Big hug, Mandy

tingtinga2602 on Dec 24, 2015:

Merry Christmas my dear friend from afar.. big hugs!

Mugsie on Aug 31, 2015:

"Happy Birthday!"

From all of us at WIYM" group!

Hope you had an awesome day!

GrrrMeoww on Apr 22, 2015:

Just got your letter today! Thank you for the Chai tea mix! I'll write back soon :)

anrtist on Sep 3, 2014:

Hi! Welcome to the Bot! Happy swapping ;-) I sent you an invite to the LLL Group, it will help you enjoy the world of Swapping better! Blessings, cc

Mugsie on Aug 30, 2014:

Happy Birthday from all of us at "WIYM"!!

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