Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2024 7:17 am


Date Joined: February 4, 2024
Last Online: July 19, 2024
Birthday: May 23, 1985
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hi Everyone,

UPDATE - Another big pile of mail arrived yesterday some of it going back to May, currently catching up with all ratings.

On Thursday my mailman delivered rather a large pile of mail to me, some with dates going back 4-5 weeks. I am working on opening and rating over the holiday weekend. If you have not received a rating from me by tomorrow evening (Monday evening) then I have not received your swap as of yet. Similarly if you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will happily resend, Im guessing there might be some delays with our postal office.

I am Shel, I am 39 and I am a mature university student. I am studying Speech and Language Pathology and just finished my 3rd year.

I live in a beautiful part of the world on the West Coast of Scotland.

I have 1 18 year old daughter who has disabilities. She will never live on her own, she is at the level of a 6-7 year old but is the happiest young lady you will come across. She loves crafting and we love to spend afternoons crafting together and scrapbooking.

I am getting married this year. Currently making all of our invitations.

I think I am a really happy helpful person and love to make a difference to someone’s day.

I am also a member of the Rebel Badge Club. It is so much fun. It’s like guides for adults!!!

Favorite Music

I like most types of music apart from anything that has too much vulgar language in it. I tend not to have a favourite artist. It’s more I hear a song I like.

Favorite Books

I absolutely love to read. I love psychological thrillers and crime. I like Agatha Christie, James Patterson, Freida McFadden, John Marrs and many more. I have just started reading a new author Anna-Marie Morgan and working my way through her DI Giles series.

I am taking part in the 52 book challenge this year to try and expand my reading into genres I haven’t really read. Not really doing too well with it as have so much university reading to do instead! Once exams are over I will be able to read for pleasure again.

Favorite Television

I like who dunnits‘, anything from Agatha Christie to CSI to Vera and Death in Paradise and everything in between. I like true crime shows.

I also like quiz shows like The Chase, Lingo, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft. My main crafts are cross stitch and scrapbooking but I love trying other crafts too.

At the moment I am exploring pocket letters (if anyone would like to swap one/ receive one let me know).

I am teaching myself macrame right now. I also have a box full of new crafts to try including needle felting.

The two crafts I have tried to master are knitting and crochet and I just cannot get them. It’s something to do with the tension I think. My mum has all but given up on teaching me how to knit!!!

Mum and I are also making my wedding dress and the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses.

I also like journalling, lists, being organised, stickers, stencils, stationery, etc. My favourite time of the week is a Sunday evening when I sit and organise my week and set everything up.






People being nasty,




I am not really into anything mythical.


This section will get updated as I think of more things.

A - Autumn, Autumn Colours, ATC’s

B - Books, Baking, Bookmarks, Board Games, Butterflies, Bees

C - Cooking, Crime, Crafting, Cross Stitch, Christmas (favourite time of year), Countryside

D - Dachshunds (we have 3 miniatures), Dragonflies

E - Eggs (love them in all forms!) Embroidery (recently started)

F - Family, Friends, Flip-books, Flowers

G -

H - Handmade Items, Happy Mail, Hedgehogs

I - Introvert

J - Journalling, Jade (colour)

K -

L - Lists, Logic Games

M - Mysteries

N - Netflix, Nature

O - Owls, Organisation

P - Paper-crafts, Penpals, Puzzles, Pocket Letters, Purple, Photography

Q - Quotes

R - Rebel Badge Club, Reading, Recipes

S - Speech and Language Therapy, Stickers, Stationary, Scrapbooking, Stencils, Snail Mail

T - Teal, Tai Chi, Turtles

U -

V - Vintage

W - Washi Tapes, Wedding Planning, Waterfalls

X -

Y -

Z - Zentangle

Extra Note

I live in Scotland so international post will take longer than regional.

Stamps are put on by the post office clerk. We don’t really get a choice of type of stamp or where it is placed.

If I get to the post office in the afternoon there is a chance it will already have been lifted. Its meant to be at a certain time but is frequently earlier. If I post at the weekend the chances are it will be post marked Mondays date. I mark sent once I have handed mail to post office clerk.

I’m sometimes away for a few nights during the week due to university/work. I will rate any swaps the night I get home.


mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #392 on Jul 18, 2024
Comment: So great to have you as a partner. I hope you got the job that sounded perfect for you.
riftvegan rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #13 on Jul 16, 2024
Comment: Good Job! Your list is so organized and you got so much done! And how exciting with the Wedding! (Hugs) I know it's a lot of work, too, and not just fun stuff, but it must be a little thrill to accomplish those tasks and projects, knowing where it's leading you! ♥!
dancingtiger rated for Weekly Letter Diary #2 on Jul 15, 2024
Comment: thanks for the peak into your world
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
KSENiA rated for LLU Bookish Monthly Wrap-up June 2024 on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I enjoyed The Inmate by Frieda McFadden!
Comment: KfY, KfM is one I got from BookoftheMonth and will eventually read! My mom claims a lot of a free ebooks on Amazon, I used to too, but I don't really read ebooks any more.
SkaGirl rated for Booklines by email no. 3 on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
kiyasu rated for E-Mail: Reverse Question Swap on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Hi Shel, I just replied to you via e-mail :) ~Kiyasu
Catt007 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: That looks lovely, especially that breakfast. I hope you had a lovely holiday. We're off to Pembrokeshire for a couple of days next week so I have a feeling that may be the theme for my favourite photo in July 😺
sixaguilars rated for Share a Creation - Email Swap on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: Your cross stitch you shared was beautiful! I’ve tried it before but they were small projects and I wasn’t very good at it. You do lovely work. Thank you for sharing this special piece.
ChewBecca0626 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the e-mail. The views are gorgeous!
lovefromkiara rated for SITM ~ 20 Questions on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your detailed email Shel. Congrats on your engagement! I adored reading about your Summers reading library books in the garden 💕 Take care, love from Kiara 🫶🏽
Comment: Are you ready for the next Bad Boys Movie? You read some interesting titles, the Dementia one, and Kind Maker sound very intense.
Comment: Accidentally sent mine on private email but replied to yours on my swapbot email that you sent this to 😊
Comment: TY
Fritosmom rated for ABC’s of Me – Email Swap on Jul 8, 2024
Comment: If you cannot knit, try CROCHET. I have been crocheting for about 50 years. I tried to knit & got frustrated-to slow. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.
redyellownow rated for List Making #2 on Jul 8, 2024
Comment: I loved your categories. Yes, comfortable socks are one of life's great underrated luxuries. And fun socks, too. I have some sweary socks that a friend of mine got for me - I love them. Happy productive year to you - you go!
ace81620 rated for ABC’s of Me – Email Swap on Jul 8, 2024
Comment: Loved reading your ABCs of Me list! I love logic puzzles too :) Enjoy your upcoming wedding!!! x
carriedawayCO rated for May '24 Reads on Jul 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap. I'm enjoyed your thoughts on books and adding some to my TBR list. Love the book goodies. Hugs!

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kajsab on May 7, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #2
This was a fun swap

grammypammy on May 1, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #1

Thanks for joining this swap, please be sure to rate!

colleenbUSA on Apr 7, 2024:

LLU: Happy Library Week (profile comment)🤓📚🎉

Three of the things I'm thankful my library has are:

  1. Digital services like Libby & Hoopla- I read A LOT of audiobooks!

  2. The memories I made there as a kid, I'd check out the AKC breed manuals first on video and then in book form over and over again as a kid!

  3. Beautiful spacious buildings and reading spaces. The buildings they have are amazing and they have little partly hidden areas you can curl up with a book and read!

I'm adding a 4th :p

  1. The used library items bookshop! I only visited it once or twice, but they have a little bookstore for used items at the front of one of the locations.

Honestly, I could go on and on but I'll stop there!

Happy Library Week!

nancylee on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast Thank you for joining my swap.

cowboypoodle on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast! best wishes <3

ElisaMarcuz on Mar 11, 2024:

Hi !!!!

This is for the ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling swap.

Have a nice day!!!!


HappyMom on Mar 10, 2024:

Hi Shel! Happy Spring! Here are some good vibes and positive mojo for you - ESG: March Motivation 1


colleenbUSA on Mar 10, 2024:

ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling

HappyMom on Feb 18, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps GroupWELCOME

Burger1girl on Feb 15, 2024:

Welcome to our Swap-Bot family! You will have so much fun here! Hope to swap with you again soon!! Spring is coming!!

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