Last Online: February 29, 2024
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I’m an Aussie, living in Berlin, Germany. I am in my 40s. I read a lot, mainly fiction but also some informative books on a wide range of themes. With books, I like to have one German book and one English book on the go. My German language skills are good enough for work, and general getting by, but I really am lazy with it. I like cutting pictures out of magazines and sticking them in books to make new journaling pages. I used to enjoy playing bingo with my late grandmother, I have a nostalgia for it now, but nowhere seems to host it. I love flowers, household plants and learning about their benefits. I am learning about what plants from the weed variety are actually edible, like dandilion or nettle. I made some dried stinging nettle capsules for the Winter, they have a lot of vitamins and minerals. I enjoy taking holidays and look forward to exploring Europe more. I am quite happy with my own company and never seem to run out of things to do.
I am not religious, but I do not mind if you are.
I love cat related things - especially black cats. I also love starlings and blackbirds. Ferns, pheasants, carnations, snowdrops, oak trees, nature, dried/pressed flowers. I'm always pleased to receive memo papers, stickers (adult), notecards, stationery papers, washi tapes, unused postcards that are not of a city. No colouring postcards please.
I would love to receive anything with the common blackbird on it. It is my favourite garden bird. Also anything with hares or bees.
Favourite Season: all - They all have their good points. Favourite Colours: all but particularly mauve, forest green, minty green, gold and silver
I'll try anything, I did begin to crochet a cardigan, but am not having a lot of motivation as I've restarted it 3 times already. I also learned how to knit colour-work socks - see Stoneknits on Etsy - but not how to make the threads not tangle and therefore they're mostly too tight. I enjoy cooking and will often cook something new from a recipe book or online, but generally it should have a picture so I know what it should look like!
Currently sewing a dress at a weekly sewing class, I'm making good progress - It helps to have a teacher at hand.
I enjoy my junk journaling and making collages. I'd love to get letter stickers! But not number stickers. Interesting magazine/newspaper cut outs, dicuts, things I can use in a junk journal. Anything cat related, floral, nature, pretty.
Cold comfort farm - Stella Gibbons. My Struggle (series) - Karl Ove Knausgård Anastasia (series) - Vladimir Megre Flames - Robbie Arnott Though a Glass Darkly - Karleen Koen Village Diary - Miss Read Old 1950s book about cosy, village life.
Indie films! Suggest some from your country please! I generally will not watch Hollywood films, including Disney. I can no longer tolerate violence or to be honest, sex-scenes. I do not see how it really enhances a film. Subtle and not in-your-face is always better. TruthStreamMedia on YouTube is always a favourite.
If the swap does not require extras, you do not have to send any. Otherwise, I am happy to receive any notecards, notepapers/memopapers, letter sets! I am quite open minded and am happy to read your happy moments as well as your not so happy.
I would not like to receive food items. I do not need or want disney, hollywood, religious, manga items. I am not particularly interested in American tourist/city postcards unless it's cute, illustrated or written on or to do with the swap "not my city" for example. Strictly NOTHING even slightly perfumed please!!
Thank you! :)
Tea: black, peppermint, fennel, chamomile, I don't really like green tea or orange/fruity.