Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 7:28 am


Date Joined: July 31, 2012
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: April 28
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

UPDATE!! I am now juggling working and having two kids. Covid is slowing down post here and so I am currently not taking part in many swaps. ** I have just started a full time job and find it hard to find time for anything but work and my daughter. I am going to take a little break from Swap-bot and come back when life has returned to a bit more routine. I will finish the swaps I am in of course.** ** UPDATE!! I have just been made redundant from my job so I might be slightly behind in my swaps as life has gone upside down suddenly. Apologies!**

Finland UK

My name is Minna and I am a 38 years old girl from Finland. I live in the UK at the moment. I am a mum of one very active little girl and she has taken over my life. I am hoping to get back to swapping in the new year. :)

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
  • Sweets
  • Cute socks
  • Craft stuff
  • Journaling cards
  • Washi tape
  • 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: Thank you for the letter! I'll be sending one your way soon! :)
Comment: I loved reading your letter. May I write you back??? TYVM!
Response: I'm so glad to hear that! And yes of course you can write back :)
QtPie rated for would you rather...newbie friendly on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. I enjoyed reading your answers.
Crafty rated for E-Swap: Book Quotes on Jul 28, 2020
Nevi2018 rated for E-Swap: Book Quotes on Jul 16, 2020
tracylynncs rated for E-Swap: Book Quotes on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing your favorite quotes. I love the Harry Potter books and movies
Comment: hello Minna, enjoyed reading your chatty letter with a good sense of humor in it, that made me smile. I am on holiday now but I will be writing back in the next few days. Have a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year.
vacths95 rated for INTL 4 weeks of snailmail on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for re-sending. I wish you all the best and hope that 2020 will be a great year for you.
Response: I have been a bit busy with redundancy, trying to find a new job, starting a new job and my toddler. So, I haven't had the chance to do stuff like read messages, which I apologise for. I will send you the last part again. **So glad you received it! Thank you for changing the rating. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and brilliant 2020! :)
MBakker rated for Tea swap with a note on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome package you send me. You really spoiled us and there was no need to do so but we love all of it. Wish we could give more hearts! Xx Monique ❤️💕💖
Response: I'm so glad you both liked what I sent! :) I wanted to send it because I felt bad that it took me so long to send a replacement one. I have a little girl too and I know how excited she gets when she receives something. :)
cherlita rated for Language swap 🌍 on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Finnish sounds beautiful (and cute)! Kiitos! The koko kokko tongue twister had me confused, haha, that's a good one.
Pei04 rated for Language swap 🌍 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing :) I recognize most of the basic words. I learned some from a Finnish friend in school when I was a kid. But I must say I do love the "Kalsarikannit"-one :) Kiitos!
rosealu02 rated for Language swap 🌍 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Merci Minna <3
farangelinan rated for Language swap 🌍 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Comment: Thank you for relating the movie to me. I have ther first three on DVD and can’t wait until my granddaughter is old enough to see them.
Comment: I love Toy Story. Fun Fact, the Canadian motorcycle guy is voiced by the dashing Keanu Reeves. Hehehehe. Sorry for the late rate, I finally found your email in the Spam folder.
Fraggle80 rated for European penpals on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter I am looking forward to reading it this week x
susannah rated for All About Summer - Email Swap on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Kiitos paljon! :) Ihana että pääsitte käymään Suomessa.
MrsCrafty rated for All About Summer - Email Swap on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much sharing your summer with me! I really enjoyed reading all about it (:
cayers2 rated for All About Summer - Email Swap on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your summer with me! Awe, I absolutely loved the pics! You are a very beautiful family! My favorite is the one with your fiance and daughter in the candy store! ❤

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tentmari on Jun 10, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #7


Hi there from east Texas! I thought you might enjoy these cute owls. Hope you have a great day! 😊

Daycie on Jun 9, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #7

Hi Minna! The UK is one of the places I would like to visit one day. It's not really far from where I live, The Netherlands, but still haven't been able to. But maybe one day. Have a nice day!

Joeanniee on Jun 8, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #7

Greetings from New York City, USA!

I love animals too! I really want a dog but I only have a turtle. I love penguins! When I go to the aquarium, I always look for the penguin exhibits.

LadySunshine on Jun 8, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #7

Hey there! Hope you are having a wonderful day~

Christine1982 on Jun 7, 2019:

2019 profil2 hello 2019!! What a fun and love swap! I am 2 weeks new. And I am loving these different swaps!! I hope your weekend goes well! Smile lots!! 💝💝💝💝

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CajunLady on May 3, 2019:

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Thank you for joining my swap!!!

Fabriqueen on Apr 26, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Hello from Texas, Minna, Enjoy that little one while you can. One day you blink and they are all grown up. I enjoyed reading your website about a day in your life with her. We have a lot of the same likes. But I admit I have never watched The Office. I will look it up. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

astrodogg on Apr 25, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Mail Deadline: Apr 26, 2019

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Hello there! I hope you have a good night! ❤


jaimierandolph on Apr 25, 2019:

2019 Profile Hello #3

Hello from the USA again!

I'm so glad to see you joining these little swaps! How was your Easter and do you celebrate it in the uk? Hope you have a wonderful day! HUGS!

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