Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2020 6:20 pm


Date Joined: March 11, 2020
Last Online: October 22, 2020
Birthday: February 21
Country: New Zealand

About Me

WOO HOO on Tuesday 19th May I started to receive mail from the USA.

Because of covid-19 it's taking about 4 weeks to get snail mail to the US from New Zealand .

I'm a Christian.

Hi as I live in New Zealand NO plant material or food except coffee or herbal tea as they are processed so seem to be OK can be sent but send any thing else and it will be stopped at Border Control then burnt.

I'm a slightly older woman who is sadly a widow . I live with my black & white cat called Polly as she is polydactyl in other words she has thumbs.

I enjoy all music but my favourite is jazz.

I'm a Christmas gal. I go mad with Christmas decorations in all the main areas inside my home & one of the bedrooms. I LOVE Christmas & all it stands for.

I enjoy reading poetry have done so all my life all lengths & genre and writing Haiku. I have tried writing poetry but it is sooo bad.

I work with preschool children & love it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet, spin also a little tatting.

I also scrapbook.

I love making postcards and mini books/zines mini pocket books from paper bags.

POSTCARDS - I like post cards to be sent as a post card so no envelope please unless it is a requirement of the swap. I'm happy in fact I LOVE it if it's handmade. On postcards - lighthouse, the sea, birds, lighthouse, flowers, your home town, lighthouse, mermaids, butterfly, a photo you have taken. My care children love looking at photos of cats. Did I mention lighthouses or mermen& mermaids ?

Also a good copy of a vintage photo or vintage postcard.

But no adds please.

PHOTOS - Take loads of photos on my different cameras. I only use my camera on my phone for stuff I don't want to keep long term or I'm sending to family or friends or for work as with snap chat or such like.

Favorite Colours

Blue, purple, pinks on there own or as a marble swirl of 2 or 3 of them.

Blue-green marble wave type swirls colours of the sea.

Christmas colours red, green & gold.

Favorite Television

Dr. Who

Star trek - all of them.

Twilight Zone

NCIS - all of them.


The Invisible Man (original in B&W)

Sapphire & Steel

The Avengers (Original series)

Are You Being Served


Most period dramas

Dad's Army

Coronation Street


Blue Bloods


Criminal Minds

Life of Crime

The Rookie

Chicago P.D.

Hawaii 5 O

Favorite Movies

All of the Star wars.

All Lord of the Rings

Hunt for Red October

The Invisible Man

The Time machine (the original the remake)

The was of the Worlds (the original & the remake)

Harry Potter (all of them)

Bourne series

Die Hard series

Favorite Books

The Bible

By Charles Dickens

By Wilkie Collens

All poetry books

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Optical toys

I'm a collector of old optical toys. A hobby I started as a very young girl. I'm also a Magic Lantern Show person. This means I get dressed up in Edwardian or Victorian clothing to give talks & shows with my magic lantern to groups who will have me.


Writercat rated for Poems about flowers on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for all the wonderful poems you sent about flowers. I really liked Blake's poem. I had no idea it was that long as I was only familiar with the first part of it. I enjoyed reading the whole thing. A real gem. I can see you are a real poetry enthusiast! Hope you will like my unicorn poems and it doesn't take too long to get there from Canada to NZ. All the best to you down under from the great North soon to be frozen North. Winter is coming. Happy Spring to you. Cathy/Writercat
Comment: Thank you! I apologise for the delayed rating! I really enjoyed reading what made you happy! Have a lovely weekend :)
Comment: OMG a thumb kitty!! Thanks so much for the adorable postcard! :)
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Fold-Out Booklet on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely booklet. I really liked the die cut journal cards.
Comment: What a pretty rose. How amazing that you made a homemade card. Thank you!
RachelM rated for Christmas PC handmade #2 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your handmade Christmas pc. It's amazing... I can't believe you stamped the tree and the writing by hand, they're so perfect. Big hugs 🥰🥰
junemoon rated for Haiku on a postcard #4 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the haiku and the pretty postcard that you made. Oh, and the really pretty postage stamps.
Comment: I received your postcard! Thank you so much!
Eulegirl rated for Father's Day on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing these poems with me!!
RNRISLOVE rated for Photo Postcard #2 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower. I love all kinds. You took a good photo.
KaliOya rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #87 on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you so very much for taking the time to create it for me:) I can see why it is a favorite stamp of yours. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks! I love the glittery card!!
fbresnah rated for 3 Lines Story #10 on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great stories these will be fun to write!
ellie rated for Handmade postcard green & yellow on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. Love the 🍌 on your pat card.
babyblues65 rated for Vintage Family photos on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathleen! Thank you soooooo much for these awesome photos!!! They are absolutely priceless! I love old photos too, when I go to estate sales I am always on the hunt for them! Either that or funny ones!! I get as much fun searching for them as having and sharing them! Hope you and family are well and continue to stay that way!! Happy Fall!
suepier rated for WIYM: Unique PC #1 on Aug 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC!
Comment: Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for the beautiful cards!!! Do you make them yourself? I'm sorry I could not read the note, so I could not read if they were handmade by you. Sorry about that! -Virginia <3
junemoon rated for Haiku on a postcard #3 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: This is the sunshine one, same day as children one. Thanks,
junemoon rated for Haiku on a Postcard 1 on Aug 24, 2020
Comment: Lucky day -- post office delivered two (!!) postcards from you with haikus...Children on a swing.... is very nice.

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kristid1970 on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for the picture postcard! You didn't have to, but its cute!

PeliKat on Jul 13, 2020:

Kathleen, here is your haiku, which I based on your words from your profile:



Blue, purple, and pink

Blue-green marble wave-type swirls

Colours of the sea.


I wish I could leave a picture with this, but I haven't mastered that skill yet.

Best wishes to you! Haiku for You from PeliKat

MexiMidge on Jul 10, 2020:

Haiku for you:

I’m not Christian but / I respect your decision / to find peace from High.

MexiMidge on Jul 10, 2020:

Haiku for you:

I’m not Christian but I respect your decision to find peace from High.

bexthelibrarian on Jul 9, 2020:

Haiku for You

I wrote this haiku after seeing this star atlas.

Gridded star atlas

Oh vast array of bright light

Hear me make wishes

Rainydancer on Jun 25, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

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



9O96O on Apr 16, 2020:

Hi AFK. This is for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email. I messed up. I forgot to change "3" to "6" partners before assigning people. I changed it to "6" after assigning. So we can only rate 3 people. If I could, I would rate you a 5 heart. Your haiku zine is a joy. Calming. Haikus are my favourite style of poetry. Your own photos are a nice touch. Your Easter portrait is a hoot. :) Thank you for creating your lovely zine and sharing it.

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