Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2024 3:05 am


Date Joined: February 4, 2024
Last Online: June 16, 2024
Birthday: May 5, 1985
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hi Everyone, On Thursday my mailman delivered rather a large pile of mail to me, some with dates going back 4-5 weeks. I am working on opening and rating over the holiday weekend. If you have not received a rating from me by tomorrow evening (Monday evening) then I have not received your swap as of yet. Similarly if you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will happily resend, Im guessing there might be some delays with our postal office.

I am Shel, I am 39 and I am a mature university student. I am studying Speech and Language Pathology and just finished my 3rd year.

I live in a beautiful part of the world on the West Coast of Scotland.

I have 1 18 year old daughter who has disabilities. She will never live on her own, she is at the level of a 6-7 year old but is the happiest young lady you will come across. She loves crafting and we love to spend afternoons crafting together and scrapbooking.

I am getting married this year. Currently making all of our invitations.

I think I am a really happy helpful person and love to make a difference to someone’s day.

I am also a member of the Rebel Badge Club. It is so much fun. It’s like guides for adults!!!

Favorite Music

I like most types of music apart from anything that has too much vulgar language in it. I tend not to have a favourite artist. It’s more I hear a song I like.

Favorite Books

I absolutely love to read. I love psychological thrillers and crime. I like Agatha Christie, James Patterson, Freida McFadden, John Marrs and many more. I have just started reading a new author Anna-Marie Morgan and working my way through her DI Giles series.

I am taking part in the 52 book challenge this year to try and expand my reading into genres I haven’t really read. Not really doing too well with it as have so much university reading to do instead! Once exams are over I will be able to read for pleasure again.

Favorite Television

I like who dunnits‘, anything from Agatha Christie to CSI to Vera and Death in Paradise and everything in between. I like true crime shows.

I also like quiz shows like The Chase, Lingo, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft. My main crafts are cross stitch and scrapbooking but I love trying other crafts too.

At the moment I am exploring pocket letters (if anyone would like to swap one/ receive one let me know).

I am teaching myself macrame right now. I also have a box full of new crafts to try including needle felting.

The two crafts I have tried to master are knitting and crochet and I just cannot get them. It’s something to do with the tension I think. My mum has all but given up on teaching me how to knit!!!

Mum and I are also making my wedding dress and the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses.

I also like journalling, lists, being organised, stickers, stencils, stationery, etc. My favourite time of the week is a Sunday evening when I sit and organise my week and set everything up.






People being nasty,




I am not really into anything mythical.


This section will get updated as I think of more things.

A - Autumn, Autumn Colours, ATC’s

B - Books, Baking, Bookmarks, Board Games, Butterflies, Bees

C - Cooking, Crime, Crafting, Cross Stitch, Christmas (favourite time of year), Countryside

D - Dachshunds (we have 3 miniatures), Dragonflies

E - Eggs (love them in all forms!)

F - Family, Friends, Flip-books, Flowers

G -

H - Handmade Items, Happy Mail, Hedgehogs

I - Introvert

J - Journalling, Jade (colour)

K -

L - Lists, Logic Games

M - Mysteries

N - Netflix, Nature

O - Owls, Organisation

P - Paper-crafts, Penpals, Puzzles, Pocket Letters, Purple, Photography

Q - Quotes

R - Rebel Badge Club, Reading, Recipes

S - Speech and Language Therapy, Stickers, Stationary, Scrapbooking, Stencils, Snail Mail

T - Teal, Tai Chi, Turtles

U -

V - Vintage

W - Washi Tapes, Wedding Planning, Waterfalls

X -

Y -

Z - Zentangle

Extra Note

I live in Scotland so international post will take longer than regional.

Stamps are put on by the post office clerk. We don’t really get a choice of type of stamp or where it is placed.

If I get to the post office in the afternoon there is a chance it will already have been lifted. Its meant to be at a certain time but is frequently earlier. If I post at the weekend the chances are it will be post marked Mondays date. I mark sent once I have handed mail to post office clerk.

I’m sometimes away for a few nights during the week due to university/work. I will rate any swaps the night I get home.


TishaAnn rated for May 2024: What did you read? on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: I usually think I figure out Frieda McFadden’s plot but she always surprises me. Happy June reading!
LilacSilence rated for May 2024: What did you read? on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing! --- I have some of Freida McFadden's books on my TBR, so hopefully I will get to them soon.
Comment: Good job on getting done what you did, it seems you have a lot going on, progress is a great thing! :-)
NRGordon rated for Places You Would like to explore ! on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I want to see Scotland too. My father's side of the family goes back to early 1500's Berwickshire. Sorry for the delay in rating. I just found your message in my junk folder. I have to learn to check that more often.
Comment: Thank you for your list. I had a hard time picking only 5 songs out of my playlists this month as well. Thank you for the extras.
Comment: Hi Shel. Thank you for your list. I absolutely love Austin and it's been added to my favourites now :) I'd never heard of Saint Phnx before but I really enjoyed their music. Thanks again!
sal410cat rated for Booklines by email no. 2 on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: So interesting, thank you for sharing!
Comment: Thank you so much for this playlist, I loved it! My favorite song was '3 Little Birds' by Kate Rusby :) Take care!
Comment: Do you read more than one book at a time? --Sherlock Holmes -- Everyday is about me, why would today be any different. ..I mean I get that this is coming from a character that is completely selfish, but it still makes you think.
Apelser rated for Email Accountability Swap 2024 #9 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: You did very well. Take care.
Vickyen rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Hi Shel! Thank you for the beautiful share of photos! I so wanted to see the northern lights when there were in in IL but did not have any luck - sigh! I did enjoy seeing others photos on FB! I agree that bright flowers just makes a person smile! All the best! Hugs, Happy Swapping, and Snapping! ;)
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Wow so lucky you got to see the Northern lights! And the cygnets are so cute! I'm always afraid to go near swans with cygnets because they can be so aggressive
Comment: Hi Shel! Thank you so much for the share about your reading and your DNF! Some books just are not worth our time and I finally have started to get that - if I am suffering while reading it, just stop as there are too many books to waste time on ones that don't work for me! Love the quotes as well! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
redyellownow rated for Highs and Lows - April on Jun 9, 2024
Comment: HI! Your envelope must have taken the slow boat to China and back, lol. But I do have it now, yay! That certainly was an up and down month. I hope you are feeling better now. And, IMHO, pych stats was HARD! I still remember how hard and I took it almost 30 years ago. Wishing you all the best :-) And thanks for the sweet happy mail stickers, too
SkaGirl rated for Lists Galore! on Jun 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: I apologize for the late rating. Thank you for your list and video links. I like the Nuvole Bianche video. I might be able to play the song if I had any clue as to how to play a piano.
Tr3n1ty rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #19 on Jun 8, 2024
Comment: thank you for the playlist! i really really liked ethan evans, i will surely check out more of his music!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your May Playlist with me! (:

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kajsab on May 7, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #2
This was a fun swap

grammypammy on May 1, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #1

Thanks for joining this swap, please be sure to rate!

colleenbUSA on Apr 7, 2024:

LLU: Happy Library Week (profile comment)🤓📚🎉

Three of the things I'm thankful my library has are:

  1. Digital services like Libby & Hoopla- I read A LOT of audiobooks!

  2. The memories I made there as a kid, I'd check out the AKC breed manuals first on video and then in book form over and over again as a kid!

  3. Beautiful spacious buildings and reading spaces. The buildings they have are amazing and they have little partly hidden areas you can curl up with a book and read!

I'm adding a 4th :p

  1. The used library items bookshop! I only visited it once or twice, but they have a little bookstore for used items at the front of one of the locations.

Honestly, I could go on and on but I'll stop there!

Happy Library Week!

nancylee on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast Thank you for joining my swap.

cowboypoodle on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast! best wishes <3

ElisaMarcuz on Mar 11, 2024:

Hi !!!!

This is for the ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling swap.

Have a nice day!!!!


HappyMom on Mar 10, 2024:

Hi Shel! Happy Spring! Here are some good vibes and positive mojo for you - ESG: March Motivation 1


colleenbUSA on Mar 10, 2024:

ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling

HappyMom on Feb 18, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps GroupWELCOME

Burger1girl on Feb 15, 2024:

Welcome to our Swap-Bot family! You will have so much fun here! Hope to swap with you again soon!! Spring is coming!!

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