Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2023 1:47 am


Date Joined: December 26, 2020
Last Online: May 27, 2023
Birthday: June 9
Country: Canada

About Me


My name is Erin, living outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I’m a firm believer that it is the simple pleasures that make life the most meaningful and enjoyable.

A few of my favourite simple pleasures include:

Time spent outside in nature - living in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, I am blessed to have breath taking mountain views, hiking trails, parks and lakes, forests and ocean views to breath in and relax in.

Reading a good book. I enjoy most genres, with historical fiction being my favourite. While I am not a huge fan of science fiction, romance or chic lit., I will give any book or author a try, so please don't hesitate to recommend something you have loved - I just might feel the same!

My favourite authors are Pat Conroy and Timothy Findley, my favourite books The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Beach Music by Pat Conroy.

My current read is The Little Old Lady Strikes Again by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, about a group of senior citizens who rob banks and casinos, and donate their spoils to deserving recipients. It’s not my usual book choice but as a pick from my apartment buildings communal bookcase, it is proving to be a light and entertaining read.

Cooking and baking, especially with locally sourced ingredients found at my local farmers markets.

I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and find the simplest meals are often the most enjoyable and that good food is always best enjoyed with great company!!

The arrival of fall and cooler weather has me happy to be back in the kitchen full force - my most recent newly tried recipe was butternut squash, sweet potato and apple soup.

I also enjoy exploring the world of craft beer.

Colouring!! A few years ago I spent a summer colouring with my young niece and nephew, and I’ve been hooked since! I find it very relaxing and an easy way to explore my developing artistic talents lol

My favourite colours are cobalt blue and emerald green, and I am overall drawn to all the jewel tones.

Listening to podcasts - most of which are paranormal in topic - while sharing snuggles with my two cats, Floyd and Johnie, both 6 year old tabbies.

I often also have music on as I go about my day, both at home and at work - I dislike rap and heavy metal, but will listen to at least a little bit of every other style. Favourite artists include Ray LaMontagne, Spirit of the West, Tom Landa and The Paperboys, Jann Arden, Tracey Chapman, Allman Brown and Paul Simon.

I work 40+ hours a week in a music store, the sort that operates a music school, rents/sells instruments, and offers DJ services among many other things. Having played 3 instruments over the course of my life, I love and feel very much at home in my workplace.

Writing and exchanging snail mail with friends old and new - something I have recently begun again, having so loved it in my younger years. I love the intimacy of the connections made thru putting pen to paper, and the opportunity to express ourselves in the mail we create.

I have recently been introduced to the concept of Happy Mail and am slowly trying my hand at creating mail that is art along with a thoughtful and enjoyable letter.

I am always open to sharing some non-swap mail with anyone interested!

Enjoying the company of close friends and family - my family and I are very connected, sharing our daily lives together.

Travel has always been a passion and I look forward to re-visiting places I have already experienced as well as discovering those I have not yet visited.

I grew up with annual road trips to Southern California to visit family, and have been fortunate enough to experience some international travel. London feels like home away from home to me, and Greece is the place I can not wait to return to.

The more I see and experience, the more I realize there is so much more waiting for me to discover.

Being of curious mind and heart, I welcome any and every opportunity to learn something new.

I look forward to meeting people from anywhere in the world, of any age and every background. I hope to share fun and interesting, and deep and meaningful, conversation about our lives and individual surroundings. Let us enjoy whatever we might have in common, and introduce each other to our respective thoughts, ideas and lifestyles.

A few notes on swaps and ratings:

I am very careful about joining swaps that I am confident I can complete fully and on time - I have withdrawn from swaps due to circumstances changing my confidence in doing so.

If something happens to change once partners have been assigned, I will let my partners know the circumstances, with assurances that I will complete and post their items ASAP.

I hope that we can all be very patient with our respective postal systems, especially in light of the pandemic, and allow extra time for mail to arrive!!

Should a very extraordinary amount of time pass and you still haven't received something from me that you should have, PLEASE contact me before rating me a 1, and I will very happily send you another mail.

My swaps have and will always be posted by the swap end date, unless I have contacted you to let you know of unexpected reasons why I have to post something late.

Also - if what you receive isn't exactly what it should be according to the swap directions, PLEASE let me know before you rate me a 3. I can only imagine that if this happens, I have innocently misunderstood the directions, and I will happily create or write you something that meets the swap requirements.

I promise to do all of the above in regards to the swaps you are sending out to me!

We have all joined Swap Bot to enjoy creating and exchanging mail, and the experience should be a fun, happy, exciting and stress free one - there is no reason at all that it should be anything different.

Happy Swapping - I can't wait to hear from you!


Duamutef rated for FLL: March letter #2 on May 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your lovely note. I'm going to Israel next week for a friend's wedding and after that I would love to be more in touch with you, perhaps as penpals. I can share my challah recipe with you. More than a few people say it's the best challah they've ever had.
Comment: What a beautiful letter. Thank you for the postcards n washi tape.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and letter and thank you so much for the extra stickers! I hope you had a great Easter and have a wonderful spring.
Fuchsi rated for FLL Write On letter #3 on May 4, 2023
Comment: Dear Erin, thank you very much for your wonderful letter and the good timing continues: You will soon get an answer from me due to another swap from this line. XD Have a wonderful weekend! Yours, Maxi
USAFwife rated for G: April Cryptid on May 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for telling me about something else to be completely terrified about! Wow, that sounds so creepy! Sounds like you are doing a lot of research, too!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing spring notecard, the extra you put in and the effort, I absolutely loved everything you wrote and sent❤️ expect a reply very soon😉
Comment: I received your postcard today! I think it took a trip around the world before it got to me. But nonetheless, thank you for the lovely postcard. Receiving this gem in the mail sure made my day. Thank you for the lovely happy mail! Take care and keep on swapping...
TexyDeb rated for What Are You Reading? - April '23 on Apr 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I haven't seen the movie or read the book. Your review makes me want to.. I have a close friend and some family in Canada. I would like to visit. be well
armadillogal rated for PH: I'll Never Forget... on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great card and congrats on your BA!
QuillCottage rated for FLL Write On letter #2 on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: A lovely letter as always! I enjoyed reading about your Easter and your memories about your Nanie. Thank you for writing!
USAFwife rated for FLL Write On letter #1 on Apr 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice, colorful letter. :) Love the colors on the washi tape, too. :)
Comment: Your story gave me goosebumps just reading it. You're brave, I would have leapt thru the roof if I heard someone call my name in an empty building. Or I would have had a conversation with them which is never a good idea. LOL!
fbresnah rated for CPG: Cat Easter Card 🐱 - Global on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice Easter card and stickers! I too, would love to go to Egypt to see the pyramids in person. I have been to Italy but not to Rome. I would love to visit there someday too.
shelleym rated for OIC: March Highlights Card on Apr 14, 2023
Comment: UM YOUR MARCH HIGHLIGHT IS LIKE A ***LIFETIME*** HIGHLIGHT holy crap what amazing news for you, congratulations!! Thanks for the great raccoon card, the extras, and how personable and fun your letter was. I'll write back soon! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the washi tape. I like how you decorated and cut the paper - I might steal the idea as I have some border die cut, but never thought to use it on letter paper. Really enjoyed reading your message too. x
Comment: Thank you for your swap.
Comment: Thanks for your letter! Sorry the rating is a bit late. I brought the envelope inside and forgot where I put it, just found and read the letter. I'd not heard of Ogo Pogo before.
KrystalCook84 rated for Letter swap, Newbie friendly on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Hey! I loved your letter! Writing back now :)
hellojett rated for IFM: Washi Doing-January? on Mar 25, 2023
Comment: Hello! I just received your Washi-tape resend! Thanks sooo much they’re all great ☺️ Still no sign of the first one, I’m convinced the postie takes a fancy to some mail and pockets them. Who knows they probably end up in the list mail department and some lucky school kid gets to take a package each - like on the Simpsons (many years ago). ❤️
Response: I am both shocked and delighted that the re-send made it to you so quickly!!

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debbiespoms on Dec 21, 2022:

A little late. But Happy Birthday Erin ! I hope it was fabulous!

HelenG6 on Oct 27, 2022:

Please reply to my message I have sent. It would be fun to reconnect. Enjoy Halloween!

simcoe54 on Jun 9, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

thisismeAXiD on Jun 7, 2022:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on Jul 26, 2021:

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



thisismeAXiD on Jun 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

bringitb on May 17, 2021:

Hi! Stopping by to share that we've got some new washi swaps over in the Washi Tape Lovers group. Hope you'll join us! =)

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