Comment: Hi Jane, thank you for sharing your October with me! I hope you don't mind me suggesting this but could you please use dates next time you're writing about your month? It was really hard trying to figure out the passing of time and it was quite frustrating to not know which date of the month you were talking about :c Also I was somewhat disappointed by the fact that there wasn't any souvenirs/leaflets/etc included (tickets from the films you went to see, some candies from halloween or something from the Robot Wars <--- by the way is that a movie or some event, you didn't specify what the Robot Wars was about and I was left quite curious?)... Of course those kind of "extras" were not mandatory but after reading your diary I couldn't help feeling like you kinda took the easy way out... no pictures, no dates, just a plain white envelope containing plain white papers with printed words... I'm deeply sorry, I wouldn't want to sound so whiny but this swap just made me really really really sad :c I understand that this was a massive swap since we were supposed to keep a diary for a whole month and it takes a lot of work simply to write something every other day, but.... honestly, would you have been happy to receive a letter like yours? Once again I'm deeply sorry if I come across as rude/whiny/disrespectful but I'm just so very sad :c Apparently my expectations for this swap were way too high. Nevertheless I wish all the best for you and your family and I hope that your health will improve soon. Take care.
Response: Well I hope you feel a thousand times better now you have got that off your chest, ss you might know I have been really ill and I can not even begin to explain how much of a struggle it was to produce the work that I did. I am so sorry that I was on my death bed and did not send a swap that met your expectations. Yes I would of would of been happy to receive what I sent. If I was expected to send candy the swap would of been type three and not a two. I have just been looking at what your partners put for your send, not one thank you for a souvenier maybe you dint send one? So why expect others to?
Comment: thank you for postcard! i can only assume the front is a pic of all yall??? it arrived today and had plastic round it too. first time i received one like that.. thank you so much! cant believe it took over 2 wks to get here to! thanks
Response: Yes its a picture of all. I thought it might be a bit if fun to tie in with the swap theme.I put the plastic (cling film) round it. I thought it might protect it a bit better.
Comment: Hi Jane, Thank you for your pretty postcard! I am really sorry to hear that you had health problems over the summer. I hope and wish you are soon better! Well I am grateful for the last big disappointments in my life. Why? Well they opened my eyes to see what is important to me and gave me strength. :) Have an awesome weekend. Smiles, Joana
Response: Thanks Joana for the awsome rating. Disappointments certainly open our eyes.
Comment: i'm sorry you had do msny problems in September, but glad there are some good things too. I felt like I was coming in on the middle of your story -- is there some problem other than diabetes and gall stones that put you in the hospital before September? Anyway, thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. When I first went in hospital in July they did not a clue what was wrong they gave me so many escuses kidney infection, deyhdration, the fact yhat i'd had some wine at my friends wedding. It was not until my 3rd admission that they decided to do some tests on me.
Comment: HI Jane! I enjoyed reading about your month. I was sorry to hear about your health and hope you are doing better with your insulin now. I have a few relatives with diabetes and it is no joke. You sound like a really great mom. Cayden is a lucky kid! Have a nice day. :)
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment and rating. I am on the mend but still not 100%. Hopefully over te and once iv had my operation.
Comment: Thanks for such a great letter. WOW- it is rough that you have been in the hospital, but how wonderful that you have such support of your partner, friends, your gran, mom, and even your 8 year son sounds amazingly supportive and helpful! To be grateful to the doctors and nurses is a nice thing to focus on as well. That was just scary about the bodies... Oh gosh. And, I would even be grateful if anyone even got my vein on the first stab, haha, they never find my vein! Hope you are getting better. Good job finding the positive aspects of something that seems miserable.
Response: Thank you for the rating and such a lovely comment, thank you ever so much for reading my letter, it is great to reach out to other and learn about new people that you would not come across in every day life.
Comment: Thanks for the great letter Jane! I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts and experiences - of course we were both cheering on the same country!
We also got to go to London 2012 - Handball (it was the only tickets we could get at the time!) where we ended up also cheering on a random country (Iceland!) and rowing where we saw GB take 2 gold and a silver - just amazing! One of my sons was a gamesmaker in London and then went on to live in the athlete's village! (Completely disconnected - they made it into flats!) We also got to the Paralympics closing ceremony which was incredible! Could rabbit on but will stop there!! Go Team GB!!!
Response: Feel free to rabbit I could listen to your storys all day.
Comment: Thanks! it was nice of you to send also art-decos in this excess decos-swap, i really like them more than regular ones. Thanks for the extras too! And for a quick sending! :)
Response: your more then welcome, hope you will be able to send the homer home! If you ever want a private deco swap or to become regular swapping friends please let me know. Thankyou for rating with an hart.
Comment: Thanks Jane for the wonderful card the Isle of Wight. Yes, our country is near China and Thailand. It's only a 1 hour flight from Hong Kong. We are not a Chinese country though, we are influenced by different races so we have a variety of characteristics. :) Thanks for the card!
Response: thankyou for the kind rating, sorry i dont know much about your country.
Comment: Jane- Thanks so much for the package. i have really enjoyed looking through the goodies and have a few good ideas going on projects with them. So glad to have swapped with you!!
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Response: thankyou so much for the kind words and great rating. It was a pleasure swapping with you x
Comment: Thank you Jane for the wonderful chocolate swap! It's 100 degrees outside and surprisingly they arrived unmelted! I'm looking forward to trying these popular U.K. chocolate bars. Hope we can do more swaps in the future. Many thanks and a BIG hug!
Response: it was a pleasure swapping with you, i hope the chocolate was enjoyed and I would love to swap with you again.
Comment: Hi Jane, got your pc today. Thanks so much. I love it. I have been to California before and walked on this very same bridge. thanks so much. If you could, please send me your address so that I may send you a pc too. Robin I gave you a rating of a 5 and a heart.
Response: you are very lucky to of been to California, one of the places i dream of. X
Comment: A heart for creativity! I loved the fact that it was triangular. LOVED. It was super hard to open though, mostly because I didn't want to tear it at all because it was so wonderful. Thank you so much. :)
Response: Thankyou for the brilliant feedback. Im glad you enjoyed it. Thankyou for the hart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard, I love it!!! :) I live about 1500 miles from Florida...I wish I could get down there, I haven't been in years!!! I actually have a friend down there...I need to visit her :)
Comment: Jane, Loved your little FB...but now what do I do with it... do I add a sticker on a blank page, or under the one that is on the next page where there is room??? I would like to send it on...Is this OK? I like it.. I recently just started some sb's.... and they are fun also.... Thank you for this, and now I know what an fb is.... Thank yu for the wonderful note cards also..... Pat
Response: thankyou for rating me as far as the fb either write your name or add a sticker with your details on, in any avalible space and pass on as soon as possible.
Comment: Hi Jane,
Thanks for such an awesome envelope! WOW! You are spoiling me! So many things from my profile! WOW! I especially love the FBs, the Deco, the chocolate, the lollipops, etc., etc...I could go on and on....Thanks so much for making this swap extra special. Best wishes, Kim :o)
Response: i am very happy that you like your random envie goodies. Thankyou for the great rating x
Comment: Thank you for the package of chips. I was surprised about the 5 sachets of white chocolate milk :-) One thing I didn't understand: I saw where it was addressed to me, there was writing on the other side. But I saw that was a letter to you from someone of another swapbot. Was it not meant for my eyes and just meant to write my address on the other side? :-)
Comment: i love the crunchy sound leaves make when i step on them too! we don't have autumn here so when i get to visit other countries during autumn, i go crazy running and making as much crunch sounds :) me and your son would have a blast stepping on fallen leaves :p
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely decos which I received this morning- that should keep me busy over the weekend. I'd love to do another swap after we're through with this one (I'm sending yours Monday!) xoxo
Response: thankyou for the hart, im glad you like the decos and i am looking forward to recieving yours. xx
Comment: Dear Jane, appreciate your very creative handmade recycled postcard. It is a work of art and I love what you have done with it. I am also happy I have inspired you to create in such a way. Hope your enjoying the Summer. :)
Response: thankyou for your kind words and kind rating, please look out for more swaps i am going to host for the group
Comment: Jane thank you so much!! I did a happy dance when opened you package!!!! It's sooo great! If you send me your email or address we can rugby some more!
Response: i am pm'ing you with my email and postage address, i am so glad you liked the package and i hope you enjoyed finding out a bit about my beloved castleford tigers. thankyou for the rating and hart.
Response: your welcome i needed to pass the fb's on so i hope you dont mind me sending them, i was talking to Darbyflats last night and she is excited that there is not much room left on her sheet so will you please pass this on A.S.A.P please.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package!!!! The crisps were delicious and I loved the odd World Cup flavors. I loved how much stuff you included! You really went above and beyond. The wagon wheels were really yummy and I liked the flavor of the chocolate bars as well. Thank you!
Response: you deserve it after all the hard work you put into the envie you sent me, not that i knew it at the time as both swaps were passing in the post, hope to bump into you again in the near future xx
Comment: im really sorry if i forgot to rate you. a message would have been nice so i could fix the mistake, the package was great but open talk on the forums for me to stumble upon wasnt as great. thank you.
Response: i am so sorry you had to read my random comment i did not even realise it had been left because when i was writing it we had a power cut, on the end of my message i wanted to had i hope shes ok as i was a bit worried something was wrong. i hope my other parcel turns up to you soon. xx
Comment: Thank-you Jane for a great swap! I was thrilled at the generous amount of Horlicks you sent! The chocolate got smashed to bits but I will still enjoy it and look forward to trying the yummy recipes! Happy belated birthday to you!
Response: i am sorry the chocolate had broken it had a personal message on it which read happy birthday diane love from jane xx
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package! the drinks look really yummy - perfect for the blizzard we are having today! A big thank you too from Bubba - I was wondering why he was trying to stick his big head in the bag he knew there was something for him too!
Response: there was no way i could send to you without sending to bubba, i hope he liked them! im glad you liked your iteams thankyou for the rating and har.
Comment: The card: just a little evil. (= good thing) The prezzie: quite sweet, in the sentimental sense. (I'm sure it's sweet taste-wise too, but I'm waiting till the 23rd to find out!) Thank you very much. :)
Response: i am glad u r waiting for ur birthday t try your present, it truley is delicious, i hope it arrived in one piece
Comment: Hi Jane! Thank you for the friend request and comment! I've been fortunate to be able to travel, and I'm really looking forward to China in just two short months. I've also been to Spain, Morocco, Peru, Canada, Mexico, and many cities around the US. Traveling is a big priority for me! :]]
Response: out of all those places you have named i have only been to the US and Spain, i wish i travelled more when i was younger.
Comment: Thank you for the comfy cozy package :)
I'm looking forward to trying the oatmeal! I'm a vegetarian, so I won't be eating the Chicken, but I'm sure it'll keep my boyfriend comfy and cozy :) thank you!
Response: or i am so sorry about the chicken, did i miss this on your profile? i actually picked vegetable up and put it back down, i am so sorry- i hope your boyfriend will like it!!
Comment: Aw, thanks for going above and beyond and including extras! The Kit-Kat was especially appreciated-- I've decided I need to move to a country that has more interesting Kit-Kat flavors than just plain chocolate! :) Thank you, Jane!
Response: lol at the thought of you moving to somewhere with more intresting flavours of kit-kat i hear that Japan as a good selection i need to get my hands on some- thankyou for the kind words and excellant rating.
Comment: WOW! Absolutely amazing package. I cannot get one of the things you sent! What a big variety and allot of stuff and so wonderful, the kids and I have oohed and aaahheed, thank you for an extra extra extra special package ((hugs)) and lot's of hearts from us to you!
Response: thankyou for such a brilliant rating! i am so glad i have sent stuff that you cannot buy in Greece! hope everything is going to be enjoyed!
Comment: Sweet ornament! Unfortunately, the envelope was torn open over the knot of the hanging loop (probably from going through a postal machine) and the loop was torn. I think I can re-knot it; it will just be very short. You might want to think about using bubble wrap in the future. :)
Comment: I love Indian cuisine! I've never seen that before. Do you have any suggestions for me when I am going to prepare this? Anything it goes really well with? thanks! :)
Response: thankyou for the rating and hart i am so glad i picked you something that you have not tried befrore and by sounds of it you are looking forward to trying it! The potatoes goes well with any curry dish as a side order, hope you enjoy it!
Comment: Hello Jane,
Sorry I am slow in getting your rating done. I got your package confused with another swap and thought you had sent to me in error. However, I got in straight in my mind this weekend and so I'm rating today and I'm getting your rating done along with others. Thank you for the varied and interesting items you sent for the letters P through T. One of my favorites was Q is for Quakers Oatmeal. That was creative and oatmeal is something I enjoy. The ribbons you sent were beautiful and the mechanical pencils will be put to good use as I do a lot of writing and like to do different kinds of puzzles. The dishclothes will be used in our kitchen and last but not least the Blue's Clues stickers will be used in many ways. Thank you for being generous and for looking at my profile as well. Hope we get to swap with one another in the future. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi Barb thankyou for rating me i am so glad you liked the things you sent, i also hope we will meet again in future swaps!
Comment: Thank you very much for the berry package! Unfortunately, the packaging didn't hold up too well. I don't think anything was lost out the sides, but the cookies were crushed to crumbs. Still, they were VERY yummy crumbs. My little girl has already wrestled the cute berry-themed colored pencils away from me and is loving them. Thanks!
Response: i am so disapointed to here the biscuits did not arrive safely sorry
Comment: Thanks for the quick swap! I had never tried the rum and raisin one before - I liked it a lot although if I was making it I would put more rum flavour in! My husband liked it too - good thing it was a big one :-)
Response: i am so glad you both liked it, i went to cadburys world on Saturday and bought another one have not had chance to trying it yet, but after the good feed back i cant wait to do so, thankyou for the rating and the hart.
Comment: Thanks for a great package.Â Trevor going to love the keychain and erasers! I loved the pen especially!Â You sent a great selection of what I like...I can tell you had fun getting the items for me.Â Many thanks!Â I will be writing you back...
Response: i am so glad you liked the iteams i sent, i had lots of fun shopping for you, looking forward to getting your package and your letter, thankyou for the rating and the hart!
Comment: Thanks much for the cards, Jane! I like the fishing poem, and the 2 extra cards are appreciated! Nice is nice, and I like Van Gogh-I have one of his paintings in my living room (Irises, but shucks, it's NOT an original!).
Response: i'm glad i picked some nice cards out for you! shame your van-gogh painting is not original lol! Thanks for the rating and the art!
Comment: Thanks for the great package! (It arrived all taped up and ripped, but everything is here!) I love the paper - I may have to contact you for a private trade for more :) Hugs, Amanda
PS: The handmade card is really cute too!
Response: i'm really glad you liked everything, thanks for the rating and the hart, i'm up for a private swap sometime.
Comment: Thanks so much for sending your journal as an actual e-mail! (Not finished reading it yet, but wanted to go ahead and rate you, so I wouldn't forget!) Mostly everyone sends them as an attachment, and my computer eats them and I never get to read them all the way through. :-)
Comment: How nasty to only want recieve stuff. ;P But a little bit honest to, right? :D Don't we all want to recieve a little bit more, than we give?
I hope the ambulanceman will be happy with the parcel. ^.^
Comment: I cannot belive your post office was held up by robbers!! i guess they were low on cash and needed stamps to mail THEIR swaps out!! When the going gets tough the tough get going! I will look for my "crap swap" in the mail and leave feedback when i get it :)
I am happy to know that my great parcel went to someone that helped you though!!
Comment: Your package was just stuffed with fun! Thank you so much. I loved your party themed package with balloons! We haven't had balloons in the house in ages and it was tons of fun batting them around. Your vegetarian recipe cards our so thoughtful and look really delicious! Thank you for the UK foods: vegetable stock cubes, angel delight, and fajita seasonings. Can't wait to try them all. I loved the cute handmade card with the tea too! The cute party treat bag filled with candy was such a fun thought! Thank you for giving me such a fantastic celebration- I loved it!!
Response: im so glad you liked it, ( i had a feeling you would!) thankyou for the hart! i had such fun putting it together!