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Hi guys!

My name is Natalie, I live on the South Coast of the UK, just outside of Brighton. I am 27 years old.

Hopefully I can help some of you get some of your wishes granted. In the meantime, here are mine...

1. Sweets and chocolate from around the World. I love trying things that other people take for granted, plus I can send you British goodies in return

2. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate from around the World. I love a good, hot drink and love trying new stuff.

3. Here is my Amazon wishlist. I've tried to categorize some of it, but it hasn't worked that well! I don't mind if books are used, new etc, as long as they are readable.

4. Guide/Girl Scout badges from around the World. I'm a Guider, and have a camp blanket I'd like to fill! I can send you some fab local and Centenary badges in return

5. Hambly scrapbook supplies. I'm a scrapbooker and we can't get much Hambly stuff here in the UK, especially those gorgeous doily rub ons!

6. New LJ friends, please let me know if you are going to add me, then I can add you back, as I'm an FO-er.

7. Mix CDs. Widen my taste in music! Send me a mix CD of your favourite songs, or a themed mix CD...

8. Baking stuff from other countries. Mixes, icing, colours, sprinkles, recipes, anything like that from overseas would be awesome

9. Followers for my blog and blogs to follow!

10. Donations to my favourite charities: Demelza House, Martlets Hospice, Dogs Trust, Refuge, Liberty.

Please let me know in your comment if you want my contact details....

Many thanks and I hope that some of your wishes are granted!
I can send you a Notts Centenary badge, I'm going to Edinburgh at the weekend with SS so I'll see what pretties I can get at the Scottish Guide shop.

Colette xxx
Awesome! Thanks Colette! I will get you a Brighton Divisions one and a Sussex county flash as I'm not sure if there are any other Sussex ones floating around :)
Lebkuchen recipe from Germany

4 eggs
255g ( 9 oz ) caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 tablespoon of dark rum
140g ( 5 oz ) finely chopped orange and lemon peel
the grated rind of 1 lemon
200g ( 7 oz ) ground almonds
100g ( 3 1/2 oz ) ground hazelnuts
sheets of rice paper cut into circles ( 4 inch ) will do , if you cannot find the proper Oblaten rounds.
whole almonds

1. whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract together until thick and creamy
2. now add the rest of the ingredients and mix into a thick paste
3. if it is to runny, add more ground hazelnuts
4. spread a heaped teaspoon of mixture on top of the rice paper, higher in the center
5. decorate some with whole almonds
6. place on a non greased baking tray
7. bake at 125 C for 30 minutes
8. leave to cool, decorate with almond glace or chocolate glace

Chocolate glace:
200g ( 7 oz ) powder ( icing ) sugar, sifted
30 g cocoa, sifted
enough hot water to make thick runny mixture to brush on

Almond glace:
200 g ( 7 oz ) powder ( icing ) sugar, sifted
1 or 2 drops of almond extract
enough hot water to make a thick runny mixture to brush on

Also, feel free to friend me. It's all whinging at the moment (Husband in the hospital, just me and the little one at home) but it can be better, I promise :)
I can send you some Norwegian caramels. Email me at glumbumble at gmail dot com.
I'd love to help out with #7 but my CD burner just crapped out, so my burning days are over... for now.
but if you don't mind listening online, I have themed mixes up on 8tracks: http://8tracks.com/cat_dentures
If that isn't really your taste, there are thousands of mixes by other people that'll be sure to satisfy your craving for new music :]
Holiday Wishes!!
I would *love* to trade patches with you!!! Email me, lemmie know what kind you'd like (I'm in Canada, with most Cdn but a few American ones) ..
Send me your address as well.. with your username so I know who you are! :) I'm neonrose5 at gmail.com
The link to your blog doesn't work.
Send me your address to madidudson @ hotmail dot com and I'll send you a mix CD.