Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 6:01 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

If you didn't receive a swap, please ask for a resend before rating me down.

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

I always have another group "Keep It Simple" for—yes, you guessed it—simple swaps that have only one or two line descriptions.

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 63 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • Cinderella
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • samples of ATCs, decos, and FBs
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Route 66 * Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. For cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, Downton Abbey, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for 3 sticker sheets on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much ❤️
NRGordon rated for Learn Something New #6 on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Interesting article.Women have been excluded from so many places. Its better but not entirely there yet.
Begokschaf rated for Triple 1s on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I’m sorry this was lost in the mail for a bit but thank you very much! 😊
Response: Wonderful. Thanks for rating.
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for April Goodies on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much! this swap really went for a long trip!
Response: Wow! Thanks for rating.
swapwithyi rated for The Days of My Life - March on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: thankyou,have a nice,it is interesting to see other people life<3
Response: Thanks so much for rating.
photovivie rated for Learn Something New #6 on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: This was great to read! Historic Kaffeehäuser are so interesting!
Response: Thanks. I love cafes. Thanks for rating.
ahywka rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing this article about coffee shops:) was curious to find those facts! And you are right that writing in cafes instills creativity:) Happy Swapping :)
BalticFox rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your love for coffee houses!
Response: Absolutely! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks!!
junemoon rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the email -- I am constantly appalled how treated women. But today!! But we can go to coffee houses. Thanks for the info.
Response: Right? Thanks for rating.
Chaosfay rated for April Yellows on May 14, 2022
Jafferty rated for Literary Photography on May 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pictures and info on your library. This is a fun swap!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
geeksavvy rated for If I Came for a Visit... on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the email; this was such a fun swap!
Response: It was a fun swap, wasn't it? More coming! Thanks for rating.
soyprincesa2 rated for If I Came for a Visit... on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Such good choices to visit. Cafe Zuppas is a family favorite. I always order the $9.99 Try Two. I ask for the BBQ Chicken salad (no olives) and Southwest Potato Soup. Yummy!!! It is fairly new to our area and becoming so popular. We almost moved to Coyote Springs but the housing market collapse in 2008 changed the plans for Coyote Springs. If it ever gets built into the community it was going to be.... we may move there. I may need to check out Sugar Daddy Cafe. So many places living in Vegas to see and do and try. Thanks for sending.
Response: I will frequent these should I ever visit. Thanks for rating.
suepier rated for I Have Overcome! on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your thoughts about what you overcame with me.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for joining and rating.
Foxtales rated for Non-tourist PCs on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! I really love them. ^^ Funny, I love watermelons, and the girl on the card looks a bit like me. :D
Response: Haa, awesome!
EmmaLaura rated for Post & Stick on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Pretty blue bird/jay PC :)
Response: Yes, I thought you'd like the bluejay :)
Inkeltje rated for 5 W's PC Swap on Apr 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards
Response: Thanks for joining and for rating.
pernie123 rated for True or False on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: I first said the lottery, then I switched. Not many children get shot as a kid. I love the card.
Response: Ha, you were right the first time! Yes, I picked all six numbers but didn't play, and lost out on $6 million. The other—a gun was aimed at me but never fired.
CindyE rated for Acrostic Bio on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great acrostic, both names even! Loved all the birds you included.
Response: Your welcome. It was fun creating it. Thanks for the rating.

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HelenG6 on Jun 9, 2022:

When it comes down to it, we have to take care of our health. Thank you for the group, "Only in Canada." I enjoy the group. Slowing down sometimes is the key to basically take care of our health. Enjoy your Summer!

bblue on Jun 3, 2022:

Thank you for running the "Only in Canada" swap group all these years! It's a much-appreciated group.

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