Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2018 12:25 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2015
Last Online: February 22, 2018
Birthday: December 5, 1970
Country: United Kingdom

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crochet/Crochet mandalas (New crochet penfriends welcome to exchange pattern and ideas and life stories!!) 😃, Cooking, Vegetable gardening,

Not good with paper craft and glue ( am quite messy and don' t like the feel of glue on my fingers!!) Also rubbish with polymer clay!!

About Me

French woman living in England, married with 3 children and one little dog! I work as an LSA (Learning Support Assistant) in a secondary school.

If you don' t receive a swap from me, send me a message first before rating!! Communication is everything!!😄

After reading quite a few other profiles, I realised I had not told you much about myself, just facts!

I find it hard to describe myself but I' ll try! I enjoy being quiet, reading a book (cookery, crafty, or simply a good story), reading profiles on Swap- bot!, writing letters or my diary, sewing, knitting...depending on my moods... I like doing things on my terms and I HATE rushing, which I do most mornings to take the children to school!

When I am in the mood, I go the opposite way and turn the music up, dance in the living room and am bubbly, daft, chatty, gossipy even!! I enjoy cooking with cream and chocolate. I don' t believe in diet foods, I always read the labels and am not a fan of E numbers or low fat food! I hate diet drinks! I think it is important to eat properly, without excess and have a real treat every now and then! I enjoy my food.

I garden with my 10 year old son and three friends. We rent 3 allotments and grow constantly during the months of February to November! We use the lasagna gardening method! Check it online, it' s magical and very easy! ( no digging!!!). We have been very successful. We garden weekly! I love growing vegetables, my favourite being French beans, leeks, tomatoes and potatoes. We grow lots of berries and make jam, jellies and crumbles)

Favorite Television

I enjoy Home & Away, Neighbours, MKR ( My kitchen Rules), I' M a celebrity, get me out of here!!, The Great British bake off, Who do you think you are?, Long Lost Family...and comedies, and love stories!!🎎

Hate watching sport on TV, especially football and tennis ( feels like the same game over and over again!) 📺

Favorite Music

I love most musics, not too keen on Opera or Heavy metal but like anything in between. My favourite band/ singer are Yothu Yindi, Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Abba, and weird strange French music ( according to my daughter!!)🎼🎹🎷🎺🎤🎵🎧📼🎸

Favorite Books

Really enjoyed reading A town like Alice and Head over Heels by Sam bailey.Also love the Bridges of Maddison County. Lately, I have been reading boring books, I need some inspiration please, I don't like anything gory or violent. Just a good story, well written and moving.


Bad quality chocolates ( like cheap milk chocolate), Confetti Cats scare me, they always stick their claws in my thighs!! Ouch!!


Australia and anything tropical!! 🍍🍉🏄🌅🏂🐨🐟🐬🍹🐠🐡🐋🐳🐚🐙

Sunshine 👙👡👒🌞




Angels, 👼


Family recipes,

anything Handmade,

knitting/ crochet/ embroidery/food magazines,

seeds for my garden, 🍓

fabric ( especially Liberty!!!)


anything useful, 💆💅💄

anything warm, unusual, funny,

CDs, 💿

anything that takes me to a different place through taste/ smell,

good books, 👓📚

seasonal decorations/ ornaments, 🎅

good quality chocolate, anything nutty or fruity, hot drinks ( tea/ coffee/ chocolate...)... Really love meringue and nougats and nuts! 🎂

I also enjoy food that contain alcohol!! 😇

I enjoy Pilates

Crochet books (with charts!)

Cookery books

But most of all, I love my friends and family 💛

POSTCARDS : I prefer a naked postcard with one landscape view ( day or night time) or a recipe on the front. Please, write the date on it and your 3 favourite places to go to ( on holiday/ vacations)! I " stole" this one from somebody on this site so thank you, it' s a good idea!!😁 Please, don' t send me dull coloured postcards, like beige or white and very light yellow... They make me sad!...Take me with you on your travels! Show me the sea and the land and the food you are discovering!Thank you!



Earrings!!! All types, but no clip ons! I have pierced ears!!!

Any colour, any material except plastic.

Favourite colours are red/ brown/ orange / ye!low and turquoise! Love opals!!

Also really like seed bead earrings and micro macramé earrings!

Favourite movies

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! , Elf, The Bridges of Madison County, The Joy Luck Club, The Untouchables, Twilight, The Theory of Everything...


Say one word and you may appear stupid, say nothing and you may appear clever!

Go where you want, die where you must!


vickysounio rated for food swap on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Charlotte, how are you? Thanks so much for everything you sent me. I already ate the chocolates :) I really enjoyed your letter about your family history about food. I realized that we have so many commons with French and Italian people about food, tastes and way of living..So different from many other european countries. Most of the meals you made for your family i make them too. I will definetely try the snow apples in a few days!! I can't wait to taste it! I would love a private swap with you with local foods/herbs or anything else :) If you want send me a message :) have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)
Response: Sounds like a very good idea xxx :)
ericabella rated for Mail - some - saving tips # 7 on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Hi Charlotte! Thank you for the letter and all the goodies. You're so sweet!
JanJak rated for Everyday favourite items on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts, very thoughtful and useful. I am going to use the pen at work today :) I would love to be your pen friend and am going to write to you tonight, when I get home from work. Have a great day Janet xx
Response: Thanks Janet, would love to hear from you xx
debbiespoms rated for WINTER READING on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you Char for such a wonderful good read book! Goodness, you didn't have to go out of your way, to get me a book I like. But thank you however! Thank you too, for the craft pom poms , crochet journal ( never had one before) and of course, your lovely " Get Well" card. I love all ! ! I am actually having one of my better days and am recovered. But not fully. Thank you, you're so sweet & thoughtful!
Response: You're welcome,my sister is going through the same treatment. Take care and happy reading xx
LavenderSprinkles rated for Warm the Heart Recipes on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Wow, it was totally unexpected to receive special goodies! I loved the scarf and cookbook! Thank you so much it was like an early birthday present! I appreciate your kindness and for making my day brighter! Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome, I have really enjoyed cooking both of your lovely recipes xxx Thanks again 😀
Comment: Thank you and happy holidays
rngstgstll rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! I really love all the textures on it :) Thank you, and a very Happy Christmas to you as well.
vlhafer54 rated for Angel ornament on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much - the angel arrived safe and sound in dry and warm Houston, But we did get an inch of snow the other night, it happens about once every 10 years or so. Merry Christmas!
Response: Glad it madd it safely all the way to snowy Boston!😀 Merry Christmas xxx
veronicasvisions rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Your postcard arrived! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
karli rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Love the card, thank you! karolina
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!!! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card and stamp and the fantastic recipe you wrote. Merry Christmas to you, too :)
Comment: Thanks for your card and wishes!! Have a cozy Christmas and a great 2018!!
Comment: Hello Charlotte, Thank you very much for your Christmas card and the recipe you wrote on it ;) Happy Holidays !
LouiseW rated for Handmade Christmas Cards on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and recipe, I'll try it out!
brumby3 rated for Private Christmas Swap 2017 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Dear Charlotte, thank you so much for your thoughtful and beautiful package! 😍 Everything is perfect - I can tell you really paid attention to my profile and I truly appreciate that because the gifts felt so personal and touched my heart ❤ I am going to have so much fun using and eating all of the things in the package! I adore swapping with you so much - I love getting to know you through our swaps together! 😍 I will send you a PM soon! Thank you so much for everything! 😃😍😉 You are amazing! 😘😘😘😘😘😘 Lots of love, from Annabelle xoxoxo
Response: So happy you like everything!!! I guess we will have to carry on with our swapping in 2018!!!😍😍😍Have a brilliant Christmas xxxx
wikkedlilgrrl rated for Currently I'm on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your answers.
mvanrh11 rated for Currently I'm on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your answer, I hope you have a lovely time in Canada next year with your brother.
Comment: Thank you for the amazing Journal! <3
saarva rated for Currently I'm on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading your list :-)

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LavenderSprinkles on Jan 16, 2018:

I am so glad you loved the chili! It is a favorite at my house!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 21, 2017:

I had so much fun getting you items for the advent calendar. It makes me extremely happy to know you are enjoying each day. Maybe we can do a private swap next year for an advent calendar? May your Christmas be extra special since you are extra special yourself.

Kayefiles on Dec 4, 2017:

Happy almost birthday 🎂🍰❤🎈🎁 hope all is well Kristen 🇨🇦

fluffyjunk on Oct 7, 2017:

I got your lovely mail today! You are crazy!!! :D

Thank you so, SO much!!! I made the garland already with my son. He loved it and it looks very nice in our main window...

I will write you soon.... :D

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Soph on Mar 13, 2017:

I just received your bonus card within the Postcard roulette swap intl #2. Thank you so much for the beautiful view of Paris and your kind note. It was a pleasure to hear from you.

Angenita on May 18, 2016:

Welcome to Live a Creative Life.

Jacbissell on Feb 18, 2016:

I just received a terrific package from Charlotte. It was delayed because of her daughter's illness but it was absolutely worth waiting for!

Jacbissell on Feb 18, 2016:
Caithness on Feb 12, 2016:

Hi Charlotte, Thanks so much for forwarding on the recipe card ja x

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