*** 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. I have a friend who collects used stamps to send to a Support Dog charity and I'd like to pass them on to her. I usually save the really special ones but I'd like to pass as many as possible as it's a great cause. thank you ****
The world has gone mad, and I hope that everyone I have sent to and received from and got to know on swap bot is staying safe.
This is a totally unprecedented situation we're all dealing with at the moment and I think more understanding than usual is needed when it comes to sending and receiving swaps.
I will ALWAYS send. As I've said before I have never and will never flake but getting to the post office is getting harder and harder and transit times are getting longer, especially on International post. UK postal service won't offer any kind of guideline for how long it will take to get there at the moment and I doubt that will change anytime soon. As someone who works in logistics, I understand the pressure that Royal Mail and every delivery company worldwide is under at the moment.
I will always click sent on the day I have the package in my hand and am off to the post office but I honestly don't know how long things will take to arrive now. All I ask is that you be patient and if it hasn't arrived please let me know and give me the chance for a resend before rating. Right now Swap-Bot and creative outlets are helping me stay sane.
Stay safe SB friends.
Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.
I've recently started Postcrossing and love it so I'm always happy to recieve postcards from your country or anything quirky, cat themed, wiccan, funny or just plain unique in postcards. I'd apprecuiate them unwritten so I can use them in postcrossing (I will always scan them first to save a copy for myself 😀)
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 bright when it comes to letters, journals and note cards.
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 (https://bigfishlittlefishcb.wordpress.com). 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 Art Journalling and mixed media so ephemera, stickers, buttons, stencils, magazine or book pages with interesting images or words, stickers (not too childish please). I'm learning and loving Wiccan, particularly Kitchen Witch and am a little bit Goth. I love the supernatural and the darker side of life. Anything that I could use in my art journal or collages is always welcome. A-Z of things I like below but I'm always open-minded and ready to discover new things. 😀
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 fiancé and a slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge.
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.
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 NIGH - Tony Moyle
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, The 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)
Buffy, Angel, Homeland, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS Better Call Saul
I've only recently started to craft and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.
So far I am enjoying
Crochet, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Painting Rocks, Dot Art Papercrafts Scrapbooking Bullet Journalling Painting & drawing (I'm learning, it's a work in progress)
And I recently bought a Cricut so that's a whole new world of discovery to come.
A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Absurdity, Academia, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Answers, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Arctic, Armadillo's, Art, Alice In Wonderland, Art Journals
B - Buffy (TV Series), Books, Birds, Biscuits
C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI, Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5, Crystals
D - Dogs, Dragons, Design
E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders, Ephemera, Embellishments
F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, Friends, Fridays
G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot, Gryffindor
H - Harry Potter, Happy Things
I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot
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
R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks
S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture, scrapbooking, 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, Witches
X - Xtra's
Y - Yo-Yo's
Z - Zombies
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. Love Island and reality TV stuff and religious things. Pagan and Wiccan are cool with me though.
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