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wingmissmarkeywing

From Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Age 63
Joined Wednesday, May 07, 2008
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4 weeks all time
books registered 19 3,783
released in the wild 27 3,810
controlled releases 0 113
releases caught 2 367
controlled releases caught 0 72
books found 5 1,546
tell-a-friend referrals 0 15
new member referrals 0 14
forum posts 128 7,269
Extended Profile
I am a Higher Level Teaching Assistant working in Reception (4-5 Year olds). My favourite subject to teach is Literacy. I have started a library club at school and they have joined BC (LFLibraryClub) They love to receive books. Please pm me for the school address if interested. N.B The school library is currently closed due to the virus. I wild release children's books on a Bookcrossing Bridge near my school and in my village. Again this is not currently happening due to the virus. My house is filled to the eaves with books waiting to be released!!!
In my spare time I like to get involved in community projects ( on hold), potter about on my allotment, knit and of course I love to read!
I share my home with a lovely cat called Jackson whom I adopted from Cat's Protection. He had been a stray and was pleased to have a home and I thought he would stray no more.... but I thought I had lost him recently when he got into a neighbour's car, took a ride to a town 7 miles away and lived rough for a month before I spotted him on Facebook and rushed over to bring him home.
Up until Oct 2008 I was a carer for my mum. When she passed away suddenly bookcrossers worldwide were very supportive.
Shortly after this I made the decision to attend my first convention and travelled to Christchurch, New Zealand in 2009 where I had the most amazing time and met some super people.
Since then I have become a convention junkie!
I have been to the annual Conventions in Christchurch, Amsterdam, Washington DC, Gothenburg, Dublin, Oxford UK (I helped to organise that one), Melbourne, Athens , Oslo, Bordeaux and Mainz. I was registered and had bought my plane ticket for The Gold Coast Australian Convention but COVID-19 put a stop to that.
I hope that when the world feels better I can go to future Conventions including the Gold Coast and Finland.
I have been to Uncons in Edinburgh, Swindon, Colchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Loughborough, Ipswich and Northampton, Boston, USA and Bordeaux, France. Newcastle in Oct 2019 had to be cancelled because of Covid but we hope that will be able to happen in the future.
On a mad whim after joining in with the Toronto bookcrossers online meetup I decided to have a go at organising a Virtual Convention via Zoom. I bought a license and away I went like a loose canon. The results can be seen on the Conventions and Meetings Forum!!! I am pleased to say that it was a success and lots of bookcrossers got together through the medium of Zoom to hear authors, share books and have some good ol' Chit Chat.

Bookcrossing has changed my life! I look forward to the time when I can once again release books and travel to Conventions safely.

Info for the Birthday RABCK. - To support the wonderful Bookcrossing site may I request BC Labels or wings. Thank you :)
I would love to have a butterfly kindness coin but the postage from US is ridiculous. Edited to add that I got one!!!! Thank you to elis-fromSweden who was my NSS partner at The Virtual UnCon, saw my wish and granted it. The kindness and generosity of Bookcrossers is what really makes this community so special. Thank you :)
N.B. I don't like tea. That's all really :)





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