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Hugsie86

Hugsie86
Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: April 7, 2020
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only)
The Canadian Snail Mail Café

About Me

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile!

I'm a French Canadian woman in her early thirties, mother of a toddler, and full-time teacher.

I have been penpalling for many years and, 3 years ago, I discovered the joy of swapping! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. Even if a swap is sender's choice, I often take a look at my partner's profile to make sure I don't send something they don't like. I can't always accommodate, but I try as much as possible.

I take my swaps very seriously. That means that I always send on time. I actually go out of my way to send on time. Lost mail happens more often than we think! That's why I would prefer you contact me first and offer me a chance to re-send before rating me a 1.

For my likes and dislikes, see the sections below.

Happy swapping!

Favorite Books

I'm a real bookworm! Thrillers and crime novels are my go-to genres. But really, if the summary of a book sounds interesting, I will give it a try. I do tend to stay away from books with demons and vampires though. Just not my thing!

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of French Canadian shows. However, other series I enjoy are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, Castle, and Bones. I also like Sugar Rush on Netflix!

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting! Pocket letters (full and mini) and ATCs are my go-to crafts. I also do the occasional flipbooks when I have enough free time.

I do cross stitching in the fall and in the winter. I have a lot of unfinished projects in the basement that I'm looking forward to getting back into this fall!

I occasionally do some adult coloring as well.

Swaps - Likes

Looking for inspiration on what to send me? Here are things I would love to receive:

  • Touristic postcards from your country or area
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Blank notecards (with envelope)
  • Anything Harry Potter (especially Hufflepuff, my House)

Here are other things I like to receive but have enough of at the moment (however, I won't say no to them if you decide to send lol):

  • Sticker sheets
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Bookmarks
  • Small journals
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

I'm usually not picky when it comes to swaps, but here are things I would prefer not to receive:

  • Nothing violent (against any living creature)
  • Nothing with spiders (my phobia)
  • Nothing religious. Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.
  • Nothing erotic/nude or related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.), planner stickers

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).

Facebook Groups

On top of swapping here on Swap-Bot, I also admin a few Facebook penpalling groups. Come take a look and join if you are interested!

You can find the links at the top of my profile!

The Canadian Snail Mail Café - A pen pal group for Canadian residents. We also have weekly wishes, tags, and giveaways!

Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only 18+) - A safe Facebook group for women to find penpals worldwide. What makes us different is that we only accept members who are looking for penpals anywhere. Country specific posts (like UK only, or Canada only) are not accepted.

Bookworm Penpals - This group is still rather small, but it has started to grow. It is a penpal group for women who also LOVE to read! Join us and share your passion of reading with other members!

Ratings

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Comment: Apologies for the delay on rating! I was social distancing from my P.O. Box :) Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Nevi2018 rated for Email Questions #1: About Me on Mar 28, 2020
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mickiecheryl rated for Email Questions #2: Self-Care on Mar 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed reading them. I hope you get some quality time crafting with your daughter this weekend. Happy Swapping.
03Scarlett rated for Email Questions #1: About Me on Mar 20, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks so much and ... have an awesome weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for sending the postcard from your travels to Nova Scotia, I would like to travel to Canada's east coast someday. Only made it as far as ontario
Response: The East coast is absolutely gorgeous! I hope you get to visit it one day!
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Comment: thank you for your letter, I will respond but May be really behind on writing back to people right now. My January was a disaster and I still have not yet caught up from that.
Response: I'm glad you received my letter. Take your time. I am not writing much lately myself.
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Ottawa.
pennywhistler rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Mar 9, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your answers, I enjoyed reading them! I am terrible at parking too!
Jorryn rated for Only in Canada: Eyes Closed Swap #3 on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard : )
allieo rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #3 on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely package :)
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and extras!
satinification rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
tmma27 rated for ESG: Random Facts About Me on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Love reading your info. Thanks for sharing.
Kōtan rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Feb 2, 2020
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ariestess rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Definitely some faves and some stuff to check out in spotify!
Lotusemilia rated for My Playlist in December 2019 on Jan 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! So much good music, some familiar and some less so. :)
JenniferJo rated for WIYM: Postcard Envelope INTL on Jan 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
Nicollcia rated for ESG: New Year - New You! on Jan 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your swap! I hope you can do as many things out of you goals list as possible, wishing you everything best for this year :)
pennywhistler rated for ESG: New Year - New You! on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your answers, it was interesting reading them. I suffered really badly from sciatica for a few years about 12 years ago. One day it went and never came back. I have no idea why as I wasn't having treatment at the time. I hope you have the same luck!
ariestess rated for ESG: New Year - New You! on Jan 12, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!

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Comments

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

CurlyTea on Aug 31, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

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bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

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