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Saskatch

Saskatch
Date Joined: January 24, 2020
Last Online: March 27, 2020

Country: Canada

About Me

Many years ago, I remember my grandma would wait patiently for mail - and it would always come. She'd receive postcards, stickers, letters, knitted items, all sorts of goodies... from this very website. I always thought it was the coolest thing. Sometimes she even let me have some of the stickers or lip gloss or other kid-friendly things. Then her health slowly deteriorated and she couldn't participate anymore - and to be honest, I completely forgot about this until recently.

She has since passed. But just a couple of days ago, when waking through a crafts store, I remembered all the handmade crafty things she made and sent/received. It took me a while and a bit of googling to figure out the name of this website... but I'm here now, and ready to start swapping as a way to feel closer to her.

I love photography, I'm not a professional but I've been playing with cameras for over a decade, and I've managed to get some pretty nice shots so far. Landscape photography is my favorite, although in the last couple of years, I have been developing a passion for astrophotography. Photographing the Northern lights is a newer love, and one that depends on so many factors to happen, but everything about it is amazing.

I've also been a postcrosser since I was a kid, and have sent and received a few hundred postcards. Landscapes and local landmarks are my favorites, but I also love black and white old/vintage pictures, local wildlife, and architecture.

I love cooking and baking for others (often too lazy to do it just for myself), and I would definitely describe myself as a foodie. I hate pickles and anything vinegar-y, beets, and strong peppers/chilies. Anything else, I'm game for trying.

Some other hobbies include calligraphy and hand lettering, watercolor painting (not good at it, but I find it relaxing anyway), singing in a choir, and playing a couple of musical instruments.

I'm a linguist currently finishing grad school, and love anything language and linguistics-related. Would love to receive things written in Spanish/Portuguese/French/Italian/German/Swedish/Norwegian/Danish, to test my reading comprehension skills. Would also love other languages, but would kindly ask for a translation to help me out!

My favorite colors are turquoise/teal, strong pinks, and pretty much any shade of blue besides baby blue. I also love strong, bold colors in general.

Dislikes: Religious items Political propaganda Anything that could be interpreted as racist/sexist/homophobic/etc Anything including insects (except for butterflies, I love me some butterflies!!), reptiles or arachnids

Ratings

Whovian487 rated for Book Suggestion #1 on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers and will have to check out “Sharp Objects”. 😀
Kathy821 rated for First & Last Lines No. 18 on Mar 13, 2020
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Comment: Sounds interesting. Thank you.
fabiana962828 rated for Tea & Cookie Recipes #6 on Mar 13, 2020
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Comment: OI AMANDA. MUITO OBRIGADA UM GRANDE ABRAÇO FABIANA
January rated for What's in a Name? -PC Swap on Mar 12, 2020
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Comment: Love the Canadian flag postcard - and thanks for the interesting info about your name.
Poftoffel rated for Face ATC (HD/HP) on Mar 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC! If I can give you one tip: put it on a sturdy background, like cardboard. Many hosts insist on this and people might rate down if you don't :-)
Mamasch rated for 2020 leap year postcard swap on Mar 12, 2020
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Roxannejolley95 rated for 2020 leap year postcard swap on Mar 11, 2020
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KarenFife rated for 2020 Postcard swap #6 - People on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Canadian native dress postcard - I really like it. I enjoyed reading your note too!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard of white bear.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful northern lights postcard. I've only seen them once and it was during a rare occurrence when the southern part of Ontario could see them.
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: LOVED this postcard! I'm really wanting to travel north to see the lights next winter!
Response: So glad you liked it! You definitely should, but be aware it's addicting: once you see them live, you'll want to do it again and again 😉
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Comment: Amanda, thanks so much for sharing those stories about Evelyn. She sounds like a very bright little girl (and of course, funny too. lol)
captkristi rated for Hand made watercolor card on Feb 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much! Loved your sunset!!
Response: So glad to hear that!!
Nevi2018 rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 23, 2020
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Comment: Very Nice!! I just Saw you Got the Prize Good Job!! All of My Partners Did!! Looks like she had the same Partners Congrats!!
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Comment: Hi Amanda thank you for the beautiful photo PC of Banff. I have never stayed at the resorts there but have driven past many times . I went from Edmonton to Regina on a motorcycle in early October...and omg I sure was cold lol...Happy February swapping peace love light
Response: So glad you liked it! A motorcycle, wow! That's super brave. Definitely a chilly time of the year, October is almost winter in the prairies 😬😂
debbiespoms rated for National Park post card on Feb 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Amanda for such a beautiful PC, of the Banff National Park lake with mountains in background! I love it very much! To answer your question about Banff. No, I haven't ever been there before. But I have been to Grand falls, New Brunswick to see the big Gorge there and to Quebec three tomes. So love both cities! Haven't been back there again in years. Can't now, since am in wheelchair. Anyway, Have a wonderful day!
Response: So glad you liked it! I've never been to NB but I've heard so many great things. Quebec is absolutely beautiful! That French air and everything. :)
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Comment: thank you so much ! it was nice to get to know you :D
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jessi1221 rated for Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK on Feb 13, 2020
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dmwcheng on Feb 19, 2020:

Welcome to Swap-Bot. =)

mandigutterrose on Feb 13, 2020:

 Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY! RAK @mandigutterrose

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