Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2021 2:06 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2010
Last Online: October 23, 2021
Birthday: December 31
Country: United Kingdom
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Halling Sapphires WI

About Me

I am a bubbly, fun, outgoing, alternative person living in Kent in the UK. I love swapping and writing to people all over the world! I live with my husband and son, and my three crazy little ratties! I work for Network Rail in the wonderful world of Risk Management!

I am a loyal friend, and I love to spoil my friends and family, and my pets!

I have swapped for many years, co-founding swap groups way back in the Yahoo! Groups days! I love sharing the things I love with people all over.

I love music, film and TV, reading, and crafting! I think a new obsession is going to be decorating bottles and putting fairy lights in them!

I also love my Lego collection and am forever purchasing more, even before finishing the last one (or two, or three, or four...!) - my current Lego project is Diagon Alley! It took me several months to build my Elf Club House, so this one could be the long game!

I am a proud President of a Women's Institute Group (see my profile websites!) and love what we can do for the local community. We are definitely more Tea (read Gin...) and Tarts than Jam and Jerusalem these days!

Favorite Music

I love all different kinds of music; mainly alternative, punk, and heavy metal. Favourite bands are HIM, Kill Hannah, My Passion, Dommin, The Rasmus, Placebo, 30 Seconds to Mars, Within Temptation, Nightwish, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Garbage, Innerpartysystem, Madina Lake, Plumb, David Usher, William Control, A7X, Fightstar, Feeder, Rachel Stamp, Powerspace, Nine Inch Nails, Bon Jovi, Greenday, Jimmy Eat World... the list could go on! I also love classical, and a good bit of John Barrowman!

Favorite Movies

This is another long list, lets just say anything weird, unusual and Gothic is likely to be in here... including The Crow, Sweeney Todd, Saw, The Messengers, The Fog, Pulse... I also have a guilty pleasure for romcoms... current favourites are The Wedding Singer, Wedding Crashers, Bridget Jones.

I love Harry Potter, although am definitely not a Mastermind calibre fan! That would be The Crow!

Through my husband and son, I have developed a liking for Star Wars! I adore a Porg, and have to say I was really into The Mandalorian!

I love Disney films, but not the princess ones... my favourite is Ratatouille! Closely followed by Lilo & Stitch. I also love the original animal-based ones like The Aristocats, Robin Hood, and 101 Dalmatians. Pixar are also great, although I am very out of touch with them now! Wall-E is a definite love!

I also love James Bond, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a good ol' DC film too!

And for those of you who watch ITV on Bank Holidays in the UK, I love a good bit of Carry On!

Favorite Television

Well, here we go again... Grey's Anatomy, House, The Crow Stairway to Heaven, Twin Peaks, Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Supernatural, Heroes, Six Feet Under, The X Files, The Big Bang Theory, Elementary, The Inbetweeners, How I Met Your Mother, Cold Feet, Queer as Folk, Bottom, The Young Ones, Fawlty Towers, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, Friends, Sons of Anarchy, Ozark, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Californication, Game of Thrones, The Witcher, Dexter, The Mandalorian, Black Mirror, Cobra Kai...

And loads more that I can't remember right now!

Favorite Books

I love loads of different types of books, at the moment I am working through Paranormal Romance by Christine Feehan... and young adult and teen ficition writers like Maggie Stiefvater and Cassandra Clare.

I also love Crime writers like Patricia Cornwell, Harlan Coben, Lee Child, Robin Cook, Seth Marjolis... Also comics and graphic novels, especially The Crow by James O'Barr...

Any books with grisly murders, vampires, werewolves, monsters and anything strange is good by me!!!

Favorite Crafts

I love Papercraft - scrapbooking, card making, art journalling... that kind of stuff... wish I had more time to do it though!! Crystal Art is my latest favourite.

I've recently picked up cross stitch as a total beginner, and love making the knotted bracelets. I fancy trying out Macrame, and one day hope to learn to knit!

I also love digital craft and photography; I have recently rediscovered my love for retro photography and old cameras, and hope to get some new craft projects on the go!


I love to swap:

Stickers, Postcards, Notecards, Craft Items, Finished Crafts, Socks, Paperback Books, Buttons and Badges, Jewellery, Music Memorabilia, Film Memorabilia, Stationary, Post-It notes, Altered Art, Pet Items, .......and probably lots more!

All of these things I am willing to give in return

The short answer is that is it has a Heartagram on it, is anything to do with my favourite music, or my favourite films or tv shows, is ratty or batty or birdy or furry, or black or purple or blue or red, I am pretty much going to LOVE it!!! I love swallows, peacocks, owls, tattoos, erotica, paranormal romance, werewolves, vampires... The list could keep going on and on...!!!

I also love to receive gifts for my pets (rats), they are the most important part of my life at the moment and they deserve treats too :-)

Interests & Hobbies

I am interested in so many things it blows my mind, lol...! I love ecology, conservation, environmental issues, animals and wildlife, rats, bats, crows, cats, snails, science, alternative and historic fashion, gothic culture, punk, paganism, wicca, vampires, monsters, superheroes, geeks, ghosts and paranormal, fantasy, dragons, whimsical things, faerys, witches, tattoos, piercings, engineering, languages, computers, travel to other countries, rare books, swimming and fitness, massage, yoga, colour therapy, candles, museums, art, historical buildings and events, other public holidays... again, I could go on!

I love my music and go to lots of gigs, I also love collecting bootleg and vintage music releases, and any music and band memorobilia! I love reading, and love comic books... I craft, I go to Rat shows, and I love to swap, and write short letters! I am an Avon rep in my free time which I love!

A-Z of Loves!

(wow, this is harder than I thought... call it a work in progress!)

A - Astrology! Animals! Autumn! Astronomy! Anne Stokes!

B - Blue! Black! Buffy! Bats! Bottom (TV show)!

C - CHRISTMAS! Crafts! Cross Stitch! Crystal Art! Charmed! Crows! The Crow!

D - Doctor Who! Dexter! David Duchovny! Dragons! David Tennant!

E - Escape Rooms! Embroidery (I'm learning...)!

F - F.R.I.E.N.D.S! Friendship Bracelets! Felt crafts! Faeries!

G - Grey's Anatomy! Gillian Anderson! Good Omens!

H - Hamsters! Happy things! HIM (band)! Harry Potter! Hokusai! Hedgehogs!

I -

J - John Barrowman! Julia Donaldson Books!

K - Kill Hannah! Kumihimo!

L - Learning (I know, I'm weird...)! Lego! Lucky Cats! Lilo &Stitch! Lisa Parker!

M - Music! Movies! Macrame! Mugs! Moon!

N - Night-time!

O - Owls! Oracle Cards (decks & random cards)!

P - Postcards! Poldark! Pokemon Go! Porgs! Peacocks! Pin Badges! Plastic Canvas! Placebo! Playing Cards (not decks, random cool ones ;-))!

Q - Queer as Folk (UK version)

R - Rats! Reading! Ratatouille!

S - Saucy (risque) stuff! Sugar Skulls! Supernatural! Smallville! Sherlock! Superheroes! Stickers! Snails! Stars! Space! Strong Women!

T - Tattoos! True Blood! Torchwood! Tarot Cards (decks and random cards)! Twin Peaks! Trinkets!

U - Unicorns!

V - Vampires! The Vampire Diaries (and The Originals!)

W - Women's Institute stuff! Werewolves! Witchy Things!

X - The X Files (I love a bit of Mulder and Scully!)

Y - The Young Ones!

Z - Zodiac (particularly Capricorn)!

Closing Quote

~~ All of us are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars ~~

Oscar Wilde


Caithness rated for UKPP: Halloween Postcard on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks ever so much for the vintage Halloween postcard. Devon was lovely and a welcome break. Enjoy the Escape Rooms!
elinor rated for UKCA: ATC - D is for.... on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC, and the extra stickers :)
Comment: Thanks for the swap and your pix. You are justified in your pride of James. I have to think to not flood these swaps with pictures of my granddaughter... though they are usually my favorites.
mchesser12 rated for ESG: September 3-2-1 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I've never done an escape room. Both of my girls have. Definitely on my "to-do list". The scarecrow competition sounds awesome. I live in a big town, so we just don't have things like that. Hopefully your back is better. Happy swapping!
HappyMom rated for ESG: September 3-2-1 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing your recap - Hope you're fully recovered from your back hurting (I deal with that every now and then too, and it hurts!!) and enjoy the escape rooms!
Comment: Thanks for all the cute photos. The village fayre looks like great fun. Take care.
Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed finding out more about my month! Thank you for the heart <3 And Happy October :-)
Comment: Thank you for sharing lots of your happy moments! Good job, James! I have a daughter & she makes lots of appearances in my monthly photos. 😍
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and the heart <3 I'm glad you enjoyed hearing about my September :-) Happy October!
galadkria rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard
Response: You are welcome, I am glad you liked it :-)
Eel9585 rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Oct 3, 2021
Response: Thank you for the rating :-)
Eel9585 rated for UKCA: ATC - C is for.... on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome :-)
craftynut rated for UKPP: M... on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love it. Quite often if I am last to go to bed, I will always look in the fridge before I go up.
Response: Lol, good to know I'm not the only one! Thank you for the heart <3
craftynut rated for UK: World Postcard Day Swap on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you, I love the chickens.
Response: I'm glad you like them - another painting by my Grandmother :-) Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: a fine figure of a fish - makes me think of the folies bergeres
Response: Handsome, isn't he! I'm so glad you liked the card :-) Thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Oh my days, Lucy, it's gorgeous! The fabric, corners, keyhole, everything!! I absolutely love it. And all the pretty pages inside. You've really spoilt me. It must have taken you hours. Thank you soooooo much xxx
Response: I'm so glad you liked them Lynda, I wanted to do something a little bit different for you this time :-) I'm now thinking of Christmas journal ideas... get started now then we've got a journal for Christmas....!!! Thank you so much for the heart, and for all of your help this last year <3
Hugsie86 rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the message. Sorry to read about your grandmother!
Response: Thank you, and thank you for the rating :-)
dancingtiger rated for UK Postcard and a Prompt #3 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: what a pretty card
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Thank you so much for this STUNNING diamond art journal page Lucy! I love it so much and the vintage side is truly beautiful too with so many tags and details! Thank you 💕😊💕 xx
Response: I am so glad you liked it, Hollie :-) It's the second page I've done with crystal art now, and I think I might end up filling my journal with them too! Thank you so much for the heart <3
ariestess rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for the heart <3
Comment: Wow so many pictures! Seems like August was a really busy month! So many cool things! The pizza looked really good and you are right - your son is very photogenic! Best wishes ♥
Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed seeing my month review! Thank you so much for the heart <3
Comment: Lovely photos! You have a great eye. Thanks for taking us on a tour of your month. Looks like you made some fabulous memories with your beautiful family!
Response: Thank you, it was a good month :-) I am glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the heart <3

Rating Overview

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yvonne401 on Aug 1, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

ittybittykitty on Sep 27, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

mwquilt on Nov 22, 2012:

Hope your move goes well..wish you every happiness in your new home :-)

VivaLaDiane on Oct 12, 2012:

Hey Lucy♥♥ Just dropping in some love your way! Have a great weekend!!

VivaLaDiane on Sep 15, 2012:

Hugs AND smooches to you sweetie pie!! It's good to see you back around. xoxo

FunsizeSteph on Jun 19, 2012:

an idea for your saucy themed atc series, how about couples and character? theyre quite wide to interpret :-)

Itti on May 24, 2012:

Hey, I saw you're from the UK and swap FBs. I was just wondering if you swapped slams or decos or bags too?

VivaLaDiane on May 24, 2012:

PEEP!! I love you sweetie♥♥

denimblu14 on May 2, 2012:

Thankyou Lucy for the super WTA postcard :)

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