Date Joined: June 25, 2013
Last Online: May 8, 2020
Birthday: September 4
I can't emphasize this enough: PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY FLASHING OBJECTS ON MY WALL, THEY MAY CAUSE ME SEIZURES
A big, friendly grin from the periphery of Europe :)
I'm a nerdy girlwoman from Finland and a recent (2019) MSc graduate from the University of Essex, the UK. I have also lived in the USA (Missouri) and India.
Pet household - I try my best to prevent an occasional cat or dog hair traveling with my swaps, but those seem to have a life of their own so sometimes they just decide to travel and I apologize for that.
My obsession #1 is traveling. 43 countries so far :) My obsession #2 is fall (autumn), I love anything fall related :) My favorite holiday is Halloween, especially anything pumpkin related :) Other than that, I love anything nature-related: hiking, camping, picking berries and mushroom, fishing...
My favorite place in the whole world is New York, I travel there a few times a year. Boston is a close second :)
I love my TV shows! My favorites are How I Met Your Mother, Gilmore Girls, Bones, Lie to Me, Anne of Green Gables, Big Bang Theory...
My favorite colors are bright yellow, mustard, lime, grass green, red, terra, orange, brown, teal, turquoise, rainbow (yeah, I know rainbow is not a color, but I love rainbows :) )
New long letter penpals slash friends are always welcome - as long as you are not a racist or against anyone's human rights. Yeah, this means LGBTQ+ rights too. I am gay af, live with my wifey and our two kids and I wouldn't change it for the world!
I was flaked on in a private swap by @hmscm - so, I didn't get a host star :(
I prefer things I can USE. I don't want to collect anything.
Asta's wishlist items and themes A-Z
A - Autumn; American mailbox theme; American magazines; American houses (old ones, with big porches); American candy (especially Reese's, Hot Tamales, Sourpatch Kids and Halloween candy); Amish style handicrafts; American stuff in general
B - Boston; boho
C - cinnamon flavor/scent, Canadian magazines; Le Chat Noir theme (the bohemian Parisian cabaret poster picture); 'country home' style/theme; coffee (different flavors); cherry flavor; candy corn; cute stuff; Canada
D - Dishcloths (themed, handmade, cute...). dog treats
F - Fall (autumn); fruit treats; feminism; Frida Kahlo
G - grape flavor; gluten-free Mac'n'cheese
H - hippie stuff/style, Halloween, handicrafts (well-made); hot chocolate with different flavors; haunted houses; hats (knitted or crocheted)
I - Inanimate objects and food with faces, super cute!
L - lighthouses
M - maple syrup anything; MINI products (hand sanitizers, shampoos, liquid shower soaps, soap bars)
N - Native American (style, jewelry and handicrafts); nature (and nature theme, especially with fall foliage colors); New York
O - Old maps of the world on something usable (for example a journal with old map covers)
P - pumpkins :) Pumpkin lanterns, pumpkin decorations, pumpkin anything :) ,peanut butter; pumpkin spice anything
Q - Quirky twist in everyday objects (for instance, I have a dish brush that looks like a 70's disco dancer - think anything that looks like it would be sold in Pylones store)
R - rainbows; retro; Rocky Mountains;
S - socks (Very colorful, funky or cartoon socks: EUR size 34-36 / U.S. + Canada size women's 5 / Japan size women's 21 / Australia size 3,5 / Britain size women's 2,5... / yeah, children's size...NO TOE SOCKS); scented candles
T - trekking/hiking, Twinkie Chan -style well-made handicrafts ; tea (flavored)
U - USA
V - vanilla scent; vinyl stickers from Strand bookstore
W - Wonka brand candy; watermelon flavor; Wonderwoman (Marvel)
Y - Yankee Candle
Our kids: Sarah is 11 and loves sloths and Harry Potter. Edi is 9 and loves doing pranks and wearing black and white.
Severe allergies !!!! KIWI FRUIT, PINEAPPLE !
PLEASE, DO NOT POST ANY FLASHING OBJECTS ON MY PROFILE WALL!!!
...doesn't go anywhere during the weekends. If I mark my swaps sent on a Saturday or a Sunday, or after 5 p.m. on a Friday, I have mailed them but the stamps aren't franked/cancelled and the mail isn't sent forward from the post office until the following Monday. This, at it's most unfortunate, may cause a false impression that I haven't sent my swaps in time :-( However, I try to drop everything to the post office during the week days. Also, there are some bank holidays in Finland, and on bank holidays the mail doesn't travel either.
****NOTE: Finland uses the DD.MM.YYYY date format, so a postal stamp marked 12.9. means it was sent on September 12th****
I am a mad recycler, so I will reuse package material and use cardboard boxes which originally held something else often, unless the swap requires something fancy or specific. I hope this is not a problem :)
...please send me a private message before getting mad. The reason is not that I have not sent my swap, the reason must be problems in the mail chain.
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