Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2024 5:19 pm


Date Joined: March 30, 2013
Last Online: July 20, 2019
Birthday: August 21
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I am a single parent of two teenagers and I live in the UK. I love to receive post and I particularly like rustic or quirky things. I have discovered that the thing I look forward to most in swaps in getting a brief note from my partner. If you have a moment I'd love to hear about you or the swap.

I like postcards, but unfortunately not keen on touristy ones. Having spent a while sending swaps and reading other people's profile I have discovered that having a like list seems to help other people so I decided to have a go.


Postcards, but arty ones not tourist

Anything retro, quirky, unusual or just plain weird!


Chocolate, cookie dough, brownies

Note books


Quotes that mean something to you

Scented candles

Solid perfume

Wind chimes


To hear all about you

Hot chocolate

Hand cream

Stripy socks

I love stationary particularly unusual notebooks and particularly adore coloured or brown paper rather than standard white. Stripes are also a big favourite as I love patterns. I am learning to organise myself again after a head injury so any organisational stuff that might help you might help me!

Colour wise I like most things, particularly black and white. The only colours I'm not keen on are bright pink and fluorescent colours, but any others are great.

I also love meaningful quotes and so if you are sending me a postcard I would love to hear of a quote or saying that means something to you.


Not a lot really but please don't send any types of tea or coffee even if swaps say to as I don't drink it and neither does anyone in our house. We do however like hot chocolate. Not keen on touristy postcards.

More to the point suprise me. Have a go at trying something you've always wanted to, don't worry about it just go for the wierd and wonderful. I love it!

Favorite Music

I like an eclectic selection of music but my favourite is classical music particularly baroque.

Favorite Books

I love to read and one of my favourite books was the Time Travellers Wife. I also enjoy books about psychology and how the mind works. Saying that a trashy novel with a happy ending is great.

Favorite Television

I don't watch a great deal of tv, but when I do I lie to relax with a series that follows a nice pattern in its episodes so my brain can switch off completely. Favourites are Bones and House.

Favorite Crafts

I am really fascinated with craft stuff but rarely manage to actually do much as I tend to get too hung up over the end result. I am particularly interested in

creative journalling


Zentangle art

Please note

I live in the UK and postage can be a nightmare. If you don't receive something please let me know before you rate and I will happily resend. I also have some memory problems (due to head injury) so please bear with me.


Fever rated for AMF: Food Scavenger Hunt on Nov 25, 2016
Comment: Wooooooow, thank you so much for an awesome package full of authentic British goodness! Everything looks absolutely deliciously awesome and I can't wait to try it! It arrived just in time for a cosy weekend with my boyfriend - and now we have something lovely to munch on, too, while binge watching our favourite series. :D
Comment: Oooh, TWO mixes?! Thank you so much! I love scones but am usually too lazy to make them (so a mix will be lovely!), and NO ONE says no to chocolate chip cookies, EVER! I bet you I can make ONE GIGANT COOKIE with that mix! :D Thanks again, it was lovely to receive.
ihni rated for QUICK Candy / Chocolate Swap on Jul 3, 2016
Comment: OH MY GOD, YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!! Sorry for the capslock, but I'm squealing in delight here! You got me the chocolate orange! <3 I wish I could give you TEN hearts for that! And it's so many kinds, too! Thank you SO much, this made me insanely happy. :D
Response: So glad you liked it. If you ever want more just let me know
theduckling rated for IPS - Food Scavenger Hunt #4 on Jun 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for all the delicious things!
Comment: Lovely stuff. Thanks for the love spoon.
Response: I really hope you like it. I was a little worried after our miscommunication.
Fever rated for 10 Days of Happy on May 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much!!!! I've already had 4 days of Happy with your wonderful parcel and decided to rate now because everything so far is so wonderful that I'm sure you deserve a heart - or actually more than just one. I love that you put uplifting quotes into each envelope - they really make me smile and feel good about myself. Thanks a million, this is really beautiful!
Comment: I loved the two bags, one has the perfect color, the other has beautiful pictures, thank you very much!
Cha13 rated for Box of tiny treasures on Mar 7, 2016
Comment: This is the best best swap EVER!!!! I am so excited about this lovely box and feel so lucky to have been paired with you!!! I love the way everything is wrapped with care and thought and I love it so much I have decided to wait for my children to come back from school to unwrap everything!!!😉 I have had a sneak peek and love the pendant! I can' t wait to have the grand opening!!!! The little bottles are sooo cute! A very very big thank you!! I hope the box you receive is as fantastic as the one you sent! xxxx Wow! What beautiful surprise! We love the earrings! ( my daughter picked a pair!!) And I basically shared surprises with her! The tiny book as her favourite! You really made our day! The cream smells amazing, everything was profile based and everything was very appreciated!! Thank you very much ! Xxxx
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envies, filled with lovely quotes and even some funny ones! The bunny stationery items are so lovely, especially the vintage looking tags! The chocolate will not last until easter! Thank you!
Comment: Arrived today. Thank you for the resend. I will enjoy each little gift.
Response: So glad you got this one
lilou rated for Anything Handmade Swap on Jan 26, 2016
Comment: Hi Rachel, sorry rating you SO late... Your package was amazing I love this heart shaped glass. I saw many tutorial on this but would (ever) be able to make this, thank you very much. XOXO, Lilou ^^
Comment: Thank you :)
Mamamoose rated for Secret Santa on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your package! I didn't look inside the bag yet, but I can say that is smells heavenly :) Also love the card and chocolate coins! Have a wonderful Christmas! edit: The Yankee Candle tarts are great and I also love the pins! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I'd give you 100 hearts if I could! Happy new year!
Comment: Thanks everything looks great! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter. I love it. Thank you for all the goodies. I'm already planning how and where to use them.
Bavarija rated for Christmas Stocking Stuffers #1 on Nov 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for resend! Amazing card! Gifts i will open in December.
Response: Well if there is a Father Christmas I hope the original parcel arrives as well! Thanks for letting me resend
benevolentghost rated for Anxiety/Depression Support on Oct 19, 2015
Comment: Great swap, thank you! PMing you with details
gner0 rated for Mail Art: Open When.. #2 on Sep 30, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the letter! It was my first ever received swap and it was delightful! Your daughter is probably close to my age so it was perfect that you sent what you did. The paper clip was the first thing I saw and was the perfect addition to many great quotes! Thank you again!
Comment: Hey! Thank you so much for lovely things- I like them all and they'll definitely find good use :) I have heard about "Supernatural", but haven't watched it yet. Have a nice weekend!
Comment: Thanks so much for your gifts that arrived this morning (I haven't opened them yet as I'm saving them for Christmas). Your kind words regarding my son meant so much, it's nice to know there's light at the end of the tunnel. Wishing your son all the luck in the world with his apprenticeship. Thanks again xx

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susiescottsdale on Jan 3, 2016:

Happy New Year and wishing you many blessings in 2016! Susie

TereDiane1954 on Nov 13, 2013:

Welcome! Thank you for joining Color and Light. I hope you'll love meeting and swapping with photographers from all over the world.

cookingbear on Oct 1, 2013:

Hello. I posted your Fall Dotee today and forgot to mark "sent" until right before heading to bed. I hope you like it. My girls wanted to keep it, lol.

zoev1975 on Aug 30, 2013:

Thank you so much for my wishes from Wishes for Europe. I love everything

xNurseNinax on Aug 8, 2013:

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Hi this is a part of the "QUICK Happy mail #39" swap. I promised you one of my photographs! I took this in my front yard, it's a beautiful butterfly on one of my butterfly bushes, hope you like it!

wonderfulwendy on Jun 29, 2013:

Hi there I forgot to say how impressed I was for the zentangle snail notelet...did you search the earth for it!?

snailmailer1 on Jun 16, 2013:

Hi Rachael. I'm glad the parcel arrived over the weekend. There's no official way of rating an angel package, but don't forget to rate your 'flaker' partner, so others will know before allowing her into future swaps. Hope this hasn't put you off joining further swaps :) x

foddershock on Jun 11, 2013:

I got my Curly Wurly Package today!!! I was so excited I had one for breakfast! :D

sibila on Jun 4, 2013:

Hello Rachael! I received today your great package with Options chocolate, Cadbury bar and kool aid sachets. Wow, that was really nice of you :D And of course it cheered me up a lot!! I think we all need these little joys in the mail box sometimes, don't we? Thank you very much for everything Rachael <3 Soledad

kittylover on May 31, 2013:

How incredibly rude of me to forget to also thank you for the dragonfly ATC that you spent time making just for me. I'm so happy to have received such a nice package of treats all for me, me, ME!

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