Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2024 6:38 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: April 22, 2024
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
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It's my 60th Trip around the sun this year and I intend to embrace it and enjoy it. As part of the things I want to do I'm aiming to reach 1000 swaps by the end of this year. Wish me luck. ๐Ÿ˜€

Our local sorting office is still very understaffed so deliveries to me are often delayed and it seems to be affecting outgoing sometimes as well with collections from the post boxes not happening every day so if you haven't received anything you're expecting from me please let me know. If I've clicked sent at the weekend I will have put it in the postbox but it may not move on until Monday so please be aware sometimes the postmark will be a different date

Request - If you are able to send an envelope with stamps rather than the printed postage if possible could you try to leave a 1cm gap around at least three sides of each stamp. I collect used stamps to send to a local animal charity. I save the really special ones for swaps and crafting but I donate as many as possible as it's a great cause. thank you

Postcards - Unless the swap specifically asks for it Please don't send 'greetings from', tourist cards or cards from specific areas as blank cards, even as part of a scavenger hunt, as I won't send them on to anyone else if it's not a country I can post from, obviously I'm happy to receive them if you're sending a written card and it's your home country.

About Me

Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.

I've also finally caved in and bought a die cutter so now I've got something else to spend money on by buying dies, always happy to receive any that you don't want ๐Ÿ˜€

I love Harry Potter and am a proud Gryffindor (Pottermore)

I have issues with Blue ink in pens. Don't ask me why, I have no idea, but I cannot write in Blue ink. It has to be Black, or any other colour, just not Blue.

My favourite colours are Red, purple, Black, Silver and brights like orange, yellow and green. I love black and white images and photography and black and white things are cool as well. I'm not a big fan of pink.

Loves Star Wars and Dr. Who. Hates reality TV except for The (UK) Apprentice, Bake Off and Masterchef.

Loves Books, learning, discovering new things, photography quests (see my blog for a list of my current quests and scavenger hunts My Never Ending Story I've just got into crafts to relieve the stress of my day job and am loving learning. Cricut apprentice, Rock painter, trainee crocheter and I'm really getting into papercrafts. and mixed media art. I'll try anything once :)

I've discovered watercolour painting, Zentangle and Neurographic art and I'm learning and loving Wiccan, particularly Kitchen Witch and am a little bit Goth. I love the supernatural or mythical, especially Dragons and the darker side of life.

A-Z of things I like below but I'm always open-minded and ready to discover new things. ๐Ÿ˜€

Vegetarian animal lover who just wants to get to know more of the amazing people on this planet and discover new things as often as possible.

I live just outside of Oxford with my husband. We had to say a heartbroken goodbye to our lovely 18-year-old, slightly unhinged but very loveable Cat called Smodge a couple of years ago and now have a rescued young tabby sharing our home who's got big paw prints to fill but he's settling in. His name is Regulus (Reg for short). There's always a chance you'll see a postcard featuring Smodge, Reg is a little camera shy but I'm sure he'll have his own range soon.

Favorite Music

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and always find it really hard to answer the 'favourite music' question.

I love discovering new music from bands and singers who aren't necessarily well known yet

Of the more mainstream music some of my faves (in no particular order) are...

The Black Keys, Against Me!, Alabama 3, Beth Ditto (And Gossip), Bloc Party, Collective Soul, David Bowie, Frank Turner, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Mad Caddies, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, The Stereophonics, Faithless

There are lots more and I'm always open to listening to anything that I haven't got to know yet.

I'm not a big fan of Hip Hop (although I do like some) or R&B and really don't like manufactured boy/girl bands.

Favorite Books

I love reading and try really hard to find more time to get lost in a great book.

Some of my favourites are...

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, All of the Harry Potter Books - JK Rowling, Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

Recently read and enjoyed...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

Elenor Oliphant is completely fine' by Gail Honeyman

His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman

The End Of The World Is NIG13 - Tony Moyle

Favorite Movies

In (almost) no particular order....

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter (All Of Them), Coyote Ugly, The Boat That Rocked, Lost Boys, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Die Hards (first three really but especially the 1st, and yes I do consider it to be a Christmas Movie :), Jaws, Mad Max (especially the first 3), Bond Movies (but especially Sean)

Favorite Television

Buffy, Angel, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS (Gibbs rocks) Better Call Saul CSI (Las Vegas and New York are my favourites)

Favorite Crafts

I'm still a relative beginner in art and crafting and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.

I feel like I want to try everything but at the moment I'm trying not to have too many things on the go and focus a bit more and find my style and my skill set. Currenntly learning and experimenting with...

Crochet, Dot Art Papercrafts and card making Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress) Mixed Media Zentangles Nuerographic Art Watercolour Abstracts

A-Z Of Me

A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Absurdity, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Art, Alice In Wonderland, Amethyst

B - Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Books, Birds, Biscuits

C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI (TV Series, the original), Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5, Crystals, Candles, Cryptids

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design, Dr Who, Drawing

E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders, Ephemera, Embellishments

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Fridays

G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot, Gryffindor

H - Harry Potter, Happy Things

I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot, Incense

J - Jossticks, Jokes, jack-o'-lanterns, Jam, Jaws (The Movie), Jets (The Flying Kind), Jack Daniels

K - Ketchup, Key rings, Kindness, Kisses, Kittens, Kittys, Kiwi's (The Nation, the birds and the fruits)

L - Love, Lions, Llamas,

M - Marmite, Monsters, Mandala, Movies, Music

N - Novels, Notebooks, Nature, Noodles, New Years Day, New Age, Nerds, Notepaper - patterned, especially vintage looking.

O- Owls, Orange, Our Planet, Oceans

P - Puzzles, Punk, Pubs, Pagans, Painting, Parcels, Peace, Photography, paper crafts

Q - Quests, Questions, Quidditch

R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, Spells, Sinatra and The Rat Pack

T- T-shirts, Trains (Steam), Tarot

U - Unicorns

V - Vampires, Variety, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Volunteering,

W - Wales, Whales, Walking, Whiskey, Writing, Winning, Wiccan, Wax Seals, Wax Melts (nothing too floral please, definitely no Rose (it gives me a headache)

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies, Zentangles (and anything that might help me to improve mine)

Things I Don't Like

I don't want to list a load of 'do not sends' as I always think the swaps should be the senders choice but FYI - I don't like Black tea, I love fruits, herbal, green and Jasmine but not black of any variety, and I hate Anchovies although I can't imagine a swap where anchovies might be included.

Roses - or rather the smell of Roses, gives me a headache and I can't use anything that smells of Rose. Please don't send Love Island and reality TV stuff or anything religious. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.

I mentioned it at the top of the page but please don't send touristy postcards in swaps, I really don't like them. At best they'll get used in a swap for postcards that people don't like, at worst they'll go to waste. I won't send a tourist postcard unless I can send it from the country it's from so they are wasted on me. Thanks



I've discovered Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to receive postcards I love quirky cards, cat-themed, Wiccan, mythical creatures (especially Dragons), Harry Potter, Art, animals, funny or just plain weird and anything in my A-Z but I'm happy to receive any postcards except for 'greetings from or tourist cards unless they are written and posted as a specific part of a swap.

Please don't send blank tourist postcards even as part of a scavenger hunt as I won't send them on unless it's a place I can post from and it seems such a waste.


AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #15 on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Hey! Thank you for the delicious sounding recipes cant wait to try them out!
catlingmex rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #14 on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Lovely recipes, thank you! (Also looooove the fabulous brussel sprout image and stamps on the envie.)
Response: Thank you, I'm having as much fun finding images for the envelopes as I am the recipes. Thank you for rating. ๐Ÿ˜บ
Mystyne rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #257 on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards and decorated envelope.
Response: Glad you liked them. thank you for rating. ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: thanks Cathy!
Response: Thanks for rating. Catch you soon ๐Ÿ˜บ
ccap rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #7 on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the recipes. Crazy how long it took to get here.
Response: Wow, that one definitely went the long way around. ๐Ÿ˜บ. Thanks for rating hope you like the recipes. ๐Ÿ˜ธ
Gamanana0022 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #10 on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the wonderful recipes!!! Can't wait to try them:)
Response: i hope you enjoy them thank you for rating ๐Ÿ˜บ
lovefromkiara rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #13 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: thank you for the veggie recipes! i also really like the card you sent, it's so pretty. can't wait to try these recipes, love from kiara ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿฝ
Response: Thank you, i hope you like them, thanks for rating ๐Ÿ˜บ
Mellifera rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #12 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card and recipes! While I'm not vegan myself, one of my friends who visits quite frequently is, so I'll have to make these for us to share together :)
Response: i hope you enjoy when you get a chance to try them. Thank you for rating ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: I just received your PC and I love it!! The stamps are great!! Thank you!
Response: Thank you ๐Ÿ˜บ
Brightpinkpig rated for ATC ABC #4 M, N, O on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Awesome cards. I love them
Response: Thank you, thank you for rating ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: I appreciate all the paper items and goodies. Happy Swapping. Thank you.
Response: Thank you, glad yo like it ๐Ÿ˜บ
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - March on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: These are so cool! I followed the link to the rest of the pictures from the Warner Brothers tour, and holy smokes! These are incredible shots. Appreciate you sharing!
Response: Thank you, it's an incredible place to visit. I took my 'real' camera for s spin, it doesn't get out often with the iPhone being so good, and so small ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Hello Cathy, Thanks for the great cryptid PC! Thatโ€™s a bit mean, leaving a male all alone in the world! Thanks also for the lovely postage stamps! Have a great year if the dragon! ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฒ
Response: Thank you, I can't remember what I wrote now - I'm worried who got left all alone ๐Ÿ˜บ
ariestess rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #45 on Apr 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some stuff to check out in spotify!
Response: I hope you like them, thank you for rating. ๐Ÿ˜บ
AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #13 on Apr 5, 2024
Comment: Hello! THANK YOU!! Love love love the cute blank postcard as well! Much appreciated. Excited to try the recipes!
Response: Thank you for rating, I'm glad you like it ๐Ÿ˜บ
Comment: Thank you for everything! What a lovely envelope of goodies!
Response: Glad you like it, thank you for rating. ๐Ÿ˜บ
dancingtiger rated for Write A Rainbow #1 Red on Mar 30, 2024
Comment: Happy Big Birthday. Thanks for the red swap. I used one of the red cards as a base for day 42 of a 100 stitches meditation project I am taking part in,
Response: Thank you, I am planning on celebrating all year ๐Ÿ˜บ. Catch you soon
SFTX rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #11 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: My husband and I both really enjoyed your letter, thank you. We haven't tried the recipe yet, but ... bread pudding is one of my favorites. We'll definitely be making this soon. We've really enjoyed this recipe swap series, and especially yours. Thank you.
Response: Thank you, I'm loving the recipes I'm getting as well. I haven't made Bread Pudding myself for years and this swap reminded me how much I like it so it's on the menu again. Happy Swapping. ๐Ÿ˜บ

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HappyMom on Jan 22, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps Group!

mymerakidesk on Jul 30, 2023:

Welcome to โ€œWax Seals & Dried Flowers Enthusiastsโ€!

yvonne401 on Jun 24, 2023:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



hazelwitch3 on Apr 26, 2023:

I love the idea of trying to create a swap including anchovies ......!

simcoe54 on Feb 7, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

lunatenchi on Oct 6, 2022:

I just sent my letter to you :D I hope it reaches you well โ™กโ™กโ™ก

Gnoe on Jul 14, 2022:

So sweet of you to resend for the green postcard swap #2! I love the little lime green hummingbird ๐Ÿ’š


bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas โ™ฅ


myancey on Oct 3, 2021:

Thanks for the august wta for ph group. Happy swapping

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