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yolomba

yolomba
Date Joined: July 5, 2013
Last Online: June 21, 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

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Comment: Thank you so very much for the absolutely beautiful pc!!!!!!
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.
joyceann888 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 11 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard.
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Papergirl46 rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 12 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: Happy to hear it arrived safe and sound! Thank you for the heart.
Apelser rated for First Line of a book PC #3 on Apr 27, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. I will have a look at the book you mentioned.
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Comment: I LOVE this PC! Especially b/c it's advertising coffee! Thank you.
matt319 rated for Ad/Free Postcard Swap January on Apr 21, 2018
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Comment: Love your creative PC, the stickers are adorable! Thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the heart, I am happy you like the postcard!
Dragongrrl rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the washi tape! I especially love the succulents!
kweandee rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 11, 2018
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Comment: Got it, thanks hun :)
Fever rated for SIE: Scavenger hunt APRIL on Apr 9, 2018
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Comment: What an absolutely gorgeous parcel, dear Magda! Thank you so much! I love what you picked for me, the way you lovingly wrapped everything and that you kept it a surprise until I had opened each parcel because you put the little note explaining the letter inside the little packages. Wonderful! Yes, I did have to defend my thesis, but I'm done with that now too and everything went really well. Now I'm torn between job hunting and also considering a PhD. Exciting times! Wishing you the best of luck with your dissertation, too!
Response: I am really happy to hear you liked the items. I very much enjoyed reading your profile! I hope you decide to do PhD! :)
MsBellaDonna rated for First Line of a book PC #2 on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for re-sending this swap. The rose postcard you chose for me is beautiful! What do you think of "The Bell Jar?" I've been tempted to read this book in the past but haven't done so yet. I'm sure my library has it and I'll keep it in mind. :)
Response: Great to hear that the resend reached you. I really liked the book, although it's a bit depressing, how some things have not changed, or changed just a little. I recommend it. It also helps with understanding her poems.
justi427 rated for Ugly PC swap #3 on Mar 30, 2018
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Comment: i love cats so this card is perfect for me,the green background is kinda ugly like u said lol
Response: LOL! Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Hi Magda, thank you so much for the resend of this swap! It got to me today and yes, I'm with you on the fact that this postcard is ugly. Poor you having to smile when getting the whole set as a present LOL :O
Response: Thank you for the heart! Well, 4 more to go from the set! LOL
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Comment: Hi-I received your PC today. It's a nice addition to my collection, and I love the postage stamp. So pretty! Thank you 😊
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Comment: Hi thank you very much for the lovely postcard you send me. And for sharing the weather with me. I give you a heart because tulips are my very favorite flowers!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart!

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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