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Thread #63365   Message #1032894
Posted By: Helen
10-Oct-03 - 01:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
Subject: RE: BS: Secret Santa Hints - 2003
1. what is your age range? 48

2. gender? female

3. Do you have a favorite color? absolutely purple - any or all shades of purple, but other than that: shimmery colours, lots of colours e.g. rainbows, or anything in the purple-blue-magenta range - but not yellow.

4. favorite authors/ type of book? Unfortunately for Secret Santas I tend to buy as many books as I can find by my
favourite authors (Margaret Atwood, Nevil Shute, Terry Pratchett etc) so there aren't many gaps left on the shelves
there. But I'm happy with second-hand/used books.

5. what books have you really been wanting? I've nearly got all of the Nevil Shute books now, so that doesn't help much.

6. what type of music do you like? Harp music written by Turlough O'Carolan, e.g. played by Derek Bell of the
Chieftains. Music is difficult because I like so many different types. Not really fond of Country & Western, though. I
love African music, Middle Eastern music, Gypsy music - anything with complex polyrhythms in percussion, even my
Leftfield CD's (techno percussion). All sorts of celtic stuff.

7. what cds have you really been wanting? Anything featuring my Secret Santa would be lovely, or anything which my SS loves to listen to. The funny thing is that I don't like many harp CD's except Derek Bell and Sileas and/or The Poozies so that's not really a good option. I do want a Susanna Mildonian harp CD or the Flanders Recorder Quartet doing Vivaldi's Four Seasons (I'm serious!)

8. What movies (vhs is in the price range) have you been wanting? Australian video format is VHS/PAL and we have a DVD player but it would have to be playable on an Australian DVD player so maybe this is too hard.

9. what is your t-shirt size? Medium to large

10. do you collect anything? if so, what? No, but some of my SS's own art or craft work would be fantastic or anything artistic, e.g. an art print by someone like Monet, or a t-shirt with an art print on it.

11. what are some of your other hobbies? drawing/painting with pastels, watercolour pencils. Computer graphics,
digital art, etc Playing the harp (string-type harp)

12. do you prefer gold-tone or silver-tone jewelry? Either.