Swap-bot Time: June 4, 2020 2:31 pm


Date Joined: July 22, 2012
Last Online: June 7, 2016
Birthday: April 28, 1978
Country: Finland

About Me

I'm 34 years old, live with my two children and spouse. I am in SB because I am generally interested in people, cultures, places and all that.

I like literature. There are times that I read several books in one week and times when I don't read books at all. But I'm a reader, when I don't have a book in my hand, I read any magazine that I find. Some of my favorite authors are Erlend Loe, Ã…sa Larsson, Marina Lewycka, Amy Tan, Zadie Smith, Marjaneh Bakhtiari, Rosa Liksom, Sofi Oksanen...

I have moved many times in my life. Last summer I moved to the countryside and found some new interests and re-found some old ones. I've been enjoying to be able to pick berries and chanterelles again. We got a hunting dog, and that got me interested in moose hunting. I don't hunt myself but participate in the dog training. I am pretty happy right now, because it seems I never have to move again.

I like crafts like knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, some paper crafts. I like to re-use materials in them. I'm trying to overcome excessive self-criticism that my primary school teacher planted in me looong time ago. I don't think I'll join any big craft swaps any time soon.

Random likes and interests

  • Red and white polka dots

  • Cherries -pattern, -flavor, -scent

  • Matryoshka dolls

  • Writing letters

  • Black tea, rooibos and fruit tea. I thought I didn't like herbal teas but some swappers who sent me herbal tea proved me wrong. Some of them are actually good!

  • Coffee

  • Candy and chocolate

  • Photography. I often make my companion feel awkward, when I stop and take photos of flowers, rocks, clouds and so on...

  • Scarfs, earrings, bracelets. I like them but often forget to wear them.

Things you can send me

  • Postcards that are funny or strange, that show art, that have people on them, bw postcards or postcards that show something from my likes list.

  • Candy and chocolate from your country. I like to try something that aren't available in here (we have all the multinational brands). I also like to try unusual f- Glass beads, ribbon, buttons that I can use in my crafts.

  • Stationary

  • Nicely made handmade items

  • Religious things. I am not religious at all, but I don't mind receiving them.


  • Black tea

  • White tea

  • Fruit tea

  • Rooibos

  • I like all the dessert types of teas and teas flavored with berries or fruit.

  • I don't really care for heavily spiced teas or chai tea. I have mixed feelings about green tea and herbal tea. Some of them are good, some are not... But you can send me any tea. If i don't like it, i will find someone who does.

And one thing...

When you send me something, please don't put my swap name on the envelope or at least not on to the address line next to my name. Thank you.


Charmaine70 rated for Tea Lovers' February on Feb 15, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the tea.
Comment: Yay!! The tea came today :) What cute tea bags! I am so excited to try it. Thanks a bunch :)
Response: I hope you like them. :) Thanks for the nice rating.
Toupti rated for Anonymous Tea Trade #10~ Quick Send on Jan 1, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for all the nice teas.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating. :)
meshimotakame rated for European tea lovers! #2 on Dec 24, 2012
Comment: Yay, thanks for that package! Every single tea is different, I totally love them! Merry Christmas and the Happy New Year <3
Response: I'm glad to hear that. :) Happy New Year for you too! :)
kuroneko11 rated for Tea for Three #13 on Dec 21, 2012
Comment: Hi Minna! No worries the teas are all new :) I wouldn't receiving a repeat too, because they are nice! Hope you have a lovely day <3
Response: Thank you. :) I'm happy to hear you liked them.
EmilyT rated for Black and White Postcard Swap on Dec 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much! I like the photo :) (yes, it was the resend. I'll let you know if the first ever arrives!)
Response: I'm happy to hear that. :) I assume it was the resend you received...
rhynah rated for Tea Lovers' December on Dec 10, 2012
Comment: Kiitos runsaasta teelähetyksestä! :) Harvemmin ostan itselleni Nordqvistin vihreää teetä, joten nyt pääsen niitäkin maistelemaan! Aika metka tuoksu tuossa Lapsang Souchong teessä. Mulle tulee siitä mieleen savukalkkunaleikkele, mutta toivottavasti tee ei maistu samalta! :D
Response: Itse en suuremmin pidä vihreästä teestä, mutta ne nordqvistin villit vihreät on ihan hyviä. Olen ilahtunut ettet ole aiemmin maistanut lapsang souchong -teetä. Kaikki eivät siitä pidä, mutta mun mielestä se on maistamisen arvoinen tee ehdottomasti. Mielestäni se maistuu hieman tervalle. En usko että maistuu savukalkkunalle, mutta en voi mennä asiasta takuuseen, koska en ole ikinä maistanut savukalkkunaleikettä. :D
sanna rated for Matlenan ja sannan teevaihto on Dec 7, 2012
Comment: Kiitos paljon! Vihdoinkin pääsen maistamaan noita, en vain osaa päättää kumman avaan ensin! :)
Response: Toivottavasti maistuvat yhtä hyvältä kuin miltä kuulolstavat. :) Kiitokset sytämestä. :)
tanjch rated for Matlena & tanjch on Dec 6, 2012
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the swap! The tea (i LOVE the fresh taste! - forman teas are the best conserning loose tea) and thank you for the extrodinary yummy chocolate! personaly i'm to much like Garfield to lose weight :D (but some of those things are so delicious - like a certain vegan puding desert i discovered and rice cakes) LOL - I hope you'll love the tea i'm sending you as much :)
Response: I'm happy it got there so fast! At the same time I sent your package, I sent an inland package too and I think that's still on the way... Thank you for the nice rating. :)))
beadqueene rated for Tea For Two on Dec 2, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the teas, they smell delicious, I can't wait to try them! Even the wrappers are pretty :)
Response: I hope you like the teas. Thank you for rating! :)
Nela rated for Tea for Three #13 on Nov 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you very much for your teas with wonderful wrappers and nice stamp. I like them a lot. :-)
Response: I'm happy to hear that. :) Thank you for rating. :)
LunaEtLesEtoiles rated for Tea for Three #13 on Nov 30, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the teas Love-True-Sweet-Warm in a nice envy :)
Response: I hope you like them. Thank you for rating. :)
sonja rated for European tea lovers! on Nov 29, 2012
Comment: thanks for the nice tea...
Response: Thanks for rating. I hope you enjoy the teas. :)
Tuuli rated for 7 days tea #3 on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Kiitos teepaketista! Hyvä tuuri, että vain yksi lähettämistäsi teelaaduista oli minulle tuttu, vaikka suomalaisia kumpikin olemme :)
Response: Ohhoh! Aika yllättävää! Hyvä näin. :)
IngridRijnen rated for Tea Swap #4 on Nov 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the very nice teas and the many teatags, many of them were new for me so you made my collection grow!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. Enjoy the teas! :)
dorcii rated for Simple tea swap on Nov 7, 2012
Comment: Hey! :) I got your teas today, thank you soo much! :) I love the pictures on the tea bags *.* You have to get a heart because of this! :)
Response: So fast, I mailed it on monday! :) I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating. :)
FrancescaP rated for 7 days tea #2 on Nov 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the awesome teas and for putting in 2 extra bags, I can't wait to try them!!!
Response: I hope you like them. Thanks for the rating! :)
kuroneko11 rated for 7 days tea on Nov 2, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the teas!! =D Even the packets smell so nice!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I hope you like the teas. :)
LunaEtLesEtoiles rated for Tea Lovers Number One! on Oct 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you for your great selection of teas, so impatient to taste them all :)
Response: I hope you like the teas. Thank you for rating and the heart. :)
abbyaguas rated for Random Postcard Swap #15 on Oct 28, 2012
Comment: You got me two cool postcards! Soo nice of you to send an extra card :D They're both great, that I don't even want to send them to my friends. Thank you so much!
Response: Great, you got them already! I read your profile and was sure that it will take two months for a letter to get there... It just felt so silly to put single pc in an envelope, so I put two. :) I'm glad you liked them.

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mamalynn on Jan 24, 2013:

I love moomins...so each and every card of them is just perfect. Thank you SO MUCH! And to be hones I think your handwriting looks pretty much like mine...beautfiful :-)

BluePoppy on Dec 13, 2012:

CraftyCloud on Nov 26, 2012:

Hi Minna, I'm your partner again! In october i've send you a tea-swap. And now your my partner again for tea-swap "European tea lovers!". That's funny!

rhynah on Nov 6, 2012:

Kiitos aivan ihastuttavasta yllätyskuoresta (Fintastic Swappers - Yllätyshippa)! Pidän kovasti kaikesta, mitä lähetit! Kukat ovat upeita, samoin "tarratimangit" ja satiininauha. :D Postikorteillekin löydän varmasti käyttöä.

Mukavaa marraskuuta sinulle! :)

BluePoppy on Oct 31, 2012:

Yaaay! Thanks for letting me know, Mina! I´ll definitely tell her you´ve got the postcard!

She´s already bought quite a collection of them, just because of you. Hee hee...

Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

mamalynn on Oct 18, 2012:

Awww....A Moomin card...YAY... I LOVE Moomins...so thank you very much :) I am on the lookout for another one for you. Your handwriting is beautiful!!

mamalynn on Oct 9, 2012:

YAY...so glad this card also found you well... it's a joy to find you postcards!!

Anouke80 on Oct 3, 2012:

Hippaposti lähti matkaan tänään :)

BluePoppy on Sep 25, 2012:


Mari's gotten your beautiful postcard and she couldn't be happier! She is really thrilled and already working on a response!

I just wanted to say a big fat

mamalynn on Sep 21, 2012:

Hi there... I received your beautiful postcard today...and I LOVE IT! Yes postcards with shells are not easy to find but you found a perfect one...thank you so much!! I will be on the lookout for something great for you too again :)

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