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Daisy's Vintage Cornish Camper Van
The Essex Serpent
Australian Ghost Stories (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural)
Family Guy: It Takes A Village Idiot And I Married One
James Cameron's "Titanic"
As the Crow Flies
Pyramids: A Discworld Novel
A Killing Frost: (Di Jack Frost Book 6)
A Window over the Sink: A Memoir
First Frost: (DI Jack Frost 1)
A Quiver Full of Arrows
The Little Friend (audiobook)
The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse Mysteries)
One Naughty Boy
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter Signature Edition)
Adam and Eve and Pinch Me
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I love miniature things. Really mini teddybears, hand made or teeny ornaments & mini animals. I adore really mini crochet animals or knitted ones. I also love hose reusable fabric bags. I love cats!! I am a mad collector of pretty stones, semi-precious and precious! I also collect all things seaside: driftwood, bits of fishermen's nets, seashells, beach pebbles and wonderful intriguing seaglass. One of my hobbies is painting stones and leaving them somewhere for others to find. I am in love with "Posca" paint pens, and am always happy to receive one Posca fine tipped pen. I started my own stone painting group here in The Netherlands and the group now has almost 3,000 members. You could call it a sort of "Rock crossing". If you want to look at it, then it is called "NL Rocks" (on facebook) copy and paste this link into facebook: www.facebook.com/---/193258741217271/ I love tiny paintings of seaside scenes and I like beach huts, sandcastles, or anything reminding me of a day at the seaside! I do so miss the sea as I don't live anywhere near to a sea now that I live in the Netherlands. I love Essex and Devon and I adore Cornwall. Anything from Cornwall is usually lovely! I believe in fairies and Cornish pixies!
NOW A BIT MORE ABOUT MYSELF:
My birthday is on 14th September.
I am first and foremost, a fridge dweller! :))
I really love miniature things, especially really mini hand made teddy bears and teeny weeny teddy ornaments. I like teeny weeny crochet bears or animals, or knitted bears and animals. I like miniature Christmas tree ornaments and I love seaside things. I love jointed mohair teddy bears, rats and mice in any sizes! My favourite animals are cats!
I have a small glass display case with many teeny weeny teddy bear ornaments inside.
I have always loved reading books. I am happy to be a member of bookcrossing because it's nice to know that my books are being passed on to others after I have read them.I love reading because stories take me into another world! I love books with happy endings, and I also love thrillers.
A favourite author at this time is Alexander McCall Smith, and I would really love to read all of his books. I am now also looking for his children's books.
I like murder mystery, humour, poetry, and ghost stories.
I like books written by M.C.Beaton.
I love those little thin books that just have one story. They are perfect to fit inside my handbag.
I do so miss the seaside, because where I live now is nowhere near the sea! :( Ooooh nearly forgot my lifelong love of Rupert Bear annuals. Whenever I visit England the annuals are not on sale. So I can never get more of them!) :((
More about me: Well I am English, born and bred, and I come from good old Essex, (forget all the jokes about "Essex Girls"), but I do come complete with Essex sayings like "It's good here innit", and of course I have an Essex accent, although I can speak "The Queen's English" if I put my mind to it.
I moved to The Netherlands in 2002. Books are just too expensive here and English books are so hard to find.I am unemployed, and it is so difficult to get a job here in The Netherlands. I do not receive unemployment benefit, nor any benefit at all. My husband supports me fully! So it is always hard to get any money together to buy books! I really love people, (ok, not everyone), and I never forget kindness from others.I'm just a friendly person! I hate being lonely, and as an expat in another country you can get very lonely sometimes. That's where books can help, by taking you into a different environment for a short while.
I love cats! I go to a gym twice a week. After my first year here in the Netherlands I got very ill, and unfit. Now I am trying to reverse all that. I also love food!
I hope that I am a nice person. I try to be. Please do try to get to know me if you wish to. PMs are always welcome. I collect friends! . :)
Oh I forgot to mention that digital photography is another hobby of mine. I take photos almost every single day!
** I read books in the English language only.
*** I have been receiving requests for books lately, even for some that I have written in the journal entry "too heavy to post". Please note that I really cannot afford to post out books these days. I would love to, but I just can't!