Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 7:34 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2012
Last Online: February 25, 2024
Birthday: April 28
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello. I am stopping Swap-bot at least for now. I hope when/if I come back those who take part won't be so anal about things. People have lives outside Swap-bot and I myself have two small kids and I work full time. My life does not revolve around Swap-bot. Happy swapping!

Issues with posting swaps. So here in UK we have been having postal strikes and all sorts of issues with post. Also my local post office closed down. The next closest is a tiny village office inside a shop. The post office is not open regularly due to staffing issues. They can close unexpectedly and you never know if they'll be open or not. So I do apologise if it takes longer for my swaps to get to you.

My 3 rating: My first one got lost in post, nothing I can do about it. I re-sent and was rated 3, even though it arriving late was not my fault at all.

Finland UK

My name is Minna and I am a 40 years old woman from Finland. I live in the UK at the moment. I am a mum of two very active little girls and they have taken over my life. :)

I enjoy writing letters, I write long and chatty letters and would expect to receive the same back.

If you're going to be late sending, please contact me. I understand that life happens. If you have not received something from me, could you please first ask me before you rate. I always send my swaps! :)



I love animals but don't have any pets at the moment. I like all kinds of animal stuff, specially funny animal postcards (black & white). One of my favourite animals are penquins.


I like any kind of stickers but no reward stickers, please.

Wasgij puzzles


I really enjoy watching movies and I usually like all kinds of movies. My favourite ones are French movies (especially comedies). "Amelie" and "Closet" for example. Other movies I like are "Back To The Future" movies, "Star Wars" and Christmas movies.

TV shows

I love my couch and I watch a lot of TV. Here's some of my favourites. Come Dine With Me (Dave Lamb!!), Harry Hill, BB, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple, BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Keeping Up Appearances, Terry & June, Malcolm In The Middle, Frasier, Friends, Sex and The City. There's so many! But my all time favourite series is Los Serrano. Most of you probably have never heard of it...unless you are from Spain or Finland. :)

The Office

I must give The Office a seperate space as that's how much I love that program! And I'm talking about the original The Office not the american one. Brent

By now you've probably realised that I'm a bit of a couch potato. But I do love some sports too. I do Clubbercise. I would love to continue rollerblading but in UK it's a bit difficult. I used to go to the gym (I wouldn't put it as a like though) but I don't get much time nowadays. My favourite sports to watch on telly are ice hockey and ski jumping. :D


I could spend hours in a book store or library. My favourite books are Harry Potter books. I also like Patricia Cornwell's books about Kay Scarpetta. I like reading biographies and my favourite so far has been Michael J. Fox's.


My all time favourite is Asterix. I can read those over and over and never get bored. :) Newer favourite is Nemi, who has saved me from lot of depression on hard times. :) Other cartoons I like are: Mutts, Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert (read it and you'll know what my work is like) and Baby Blues to mention few.


I have no specific favourite. I prefer writing paper that you can use the both sides of it. I like all kinds of cute animal note books and memo sheets.

I love buying different colour pens and have just bought new pencil cases so I can "accidently" buy loads more pens again. ;)


Dark Blue, Dark Purple, Black&Red compination


Cute owl stuff is always welcome. :)

Lip balms

I have many but I am always happy to receive more. No coconut or coffee ones, please.

Bath stuff

I have only lately started having baths. It's not very usual in Finland. We go to sauna. I would like to receive bath bombs and other bath stuff.



Anything with even tiny bit of coffee...yuck!

Lacey, ruffle, pink girly stuff.

I can deal with pink if it's not too girly.


What can I say...discusting.


Just don't like the taste. My fiance loves it though, so if you send me something with coconut, he will be happy. ;)


Postcards of cities and countries

Things I'd like to receive

  • Stationary
  • Stickers
  • Penguin stuff
  • Pens
  • Postcards (no tourist cards)
  • Sweets
  • Cute socks
  • Craft stuff
  • Journaling cards
  • Note books

Please do not send anything religious!

ABC's of Likes

A - Apple (fruit), Arctic, Anxiety help, Art equipment, ATCs, Animals

B - Bees, B&W funny animal postcards, Books, Baths, Blue (dark blue), Black, Blogging

C - Christmas, Cats, Candles, Cacti, Cheese, Colouring, Cinema

D - Dogs, Driving

E - Elephants, Ephemera

F - Food, Finland

G -

H - Holidays, Horses, Hand Creams

I - Instagram

J - Journaling Cards

K - Koalas

L - Llamas, Languages, Lip balms

M - Music, Moomin, Movies

N - Night sky

O - Online shopping, Ocean, owls

P - Photographing, Penguins, Puzzles, Paperchase, Purple, Pocket Letters, Pens, Penpalling

Q -

R - Rainbows, Rollerblading, Road Trips,

S - Stickers, Sauna, Swapping, Stars

T - Tea, The Office, Travelling

U -

V -

W - Wasgij-puzzles, Writing, Washi tape

X - Xylitol

Y - You Tube Vlogs

Z - Zodiac Signs


Comment: In your e-mail you said that you struggle with procrastination. And then there's me - rating you for this swap after 5 years. So sorry, dear! I really wanted to read your answers instead of only putting a rating and it took me time to go back to these e-mails.
Doulton rated for The Best and Worst of January on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Your card took a long time to travel, but that is typical today. Thank you again.
Comment: thanks for sharing!
KSENiA rated for (E-mail Swap) It's All About You! on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
soyprincesa2 rated for Swap Bot Book Club on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for answering the questions. I agreed with a lot of what you were saying. Thanks so much.
Comment: A Kindle is a great thing to own! Thank you for all of your lists!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I had fun reading your facts. Having a penguin as a put would be kinda cool. Chili jam sounds yummy.
Comment: Thank you! :)
Lisserz rated for (E-mail Swap) It's All About You! on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Amazing! You and I are having the exact same three thoughts. Thank you for your answers. Yes, more pockets!
Jjean rated for (E-mail Swap) It's All About You! on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing....
debbiespoms rated for (Email Swap) List Lovers Swap on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks very Minna for sharing your list lover. Was a fun read!😄
myancey rated for (Email Swap) List Lovers Swap on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed reading thru ur list and things y’all eat in uk is so much different from here
lob rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing your day with your daughters.
HappyMom rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Sweet pictures! Your kids are talented and I love the cocktails - mind if I join you??!
Comment: Thanks! I love the rainbow hamster!
GreenDuck rated for 10 Songs - Places on Feb 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful songs! I really enjoyed listening to them all! (PS Sorry the late rating.)
debbiespoms rated for (E-mail Swap) Me: A to Z on Feb 8, 2024
Comment: Thanks Minna! I rather enjoyed your A to Z listing!😀
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Feb 8, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your photos! Looks like an exhausting day trying to keep the little ones busy! Transportation strikes suck, but I'm glad your friend could just stay with you longer
Comment: Thank you. Love the Adele song!
Comment: Minna never realized Bruno mars’ marry you didn’t actually imply marrying you that it wasn’t bout that ! Wow. Thank you

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btbeth on Feb 1, 2024:

Hi there, this is for the Quick friendly profile comment swap - I posted a pic I thought you may like a few days ago, but came back to leave a quick hello and say I hope you are having an awesome day!

mysmashbooklife on Jan 28, 2024:

Hi! I loved reading your profile. I saw you love reading Harry Potter. The books are great. Do you like the movies as well? Also, I see you love elephants. They are such amazing animals and they have such a great memory. It is always a joy to learn about elephants. In the future, I hope to visit an elephant orphanage. Is that something you would love to do as well?

This is for the: Quick friendly profile comment.

Love, Melanie.

Melogee on Jan 28, 2024:

I enjoyed reading through your profile. I agree with you about some of the swaps being overly anal. I swap mainly decos and there are so many parameters for different swaps. I'm glad you are back on Swap-Bot, though!

Ice hockey is also one of my favorite sports to watch on TV. I got my master's degree from a big hockey school in New England so I love college hockey. My team played their arch rivals this weekend and lost both games! It was hard to watch, but it's part and parcel of being a sports fan.

Sending lots of love to you and your family. <3

btbeth on Jan 28, 2024:

i hope you have an amazing day.

FieryCanuck on Jan 20, 2024:

nancylee on Jan 20, 2024:

A. A. Milne (Pooh) birthday profile decoration

Thank you for joining my swap

FieryCanuck on Jan 20, 2024:

FieryCanuck on Jan 20, 2024:

Happy Pooh Day!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 8, 2023:

A giveaway of happy mail !!


bluecrayons on Apr 24, 2023:

Earth Day profile decorations

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