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astarael

astarael
Date Joined: June 9, 2008
Last Online: June 25, 2019
Birthday: November 1, 1989
Country: Australia

About Me ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

I come from a land down under aka Australia so please be patient when waiting for swaps to arrive. Your patience will be reciprocated on my end as I know things sent to me usually take a while as well. Thank you

Due to the time difference between Australia and the US, there may sometimes be a difference in the date I mark as sent, and the date of the postmark. Anything I post from Friday evening onwards is usually not postmarked until the following Monday

I'm a 29 yo female from Melbourne Australia and have decided to rekindle my interest in swapping postcards after a 10 year hiatus. Some fun facts about me: I'm a twin (have a twin sister Anna), I'm a vegetarian, I'm left handed and I share a birthday with Hello Kitty!! My favorite colours are purple and pink. I have two rescued ex-racing greyhounds called Suzie and Sandy

I used to make handmade crafts for swapping but I donโ€™t have as much time for that, so Iโ€™m just sticking with postcard swaps at the moment. Maybe I will get back into crafting some day.

My interests include:
drinking tea, gardening, plants, bonsai, terrariums, botanical art, watercolour painting, desserts and cakes, reading, listening to music, collecting postcards, travelling, other countries and cultures and foreign languages, the environment, social justice and human rights issues.

Postcard Swaps ๐Ÿ“ฎ

As far as postcards go, I prefer handmade postcards or "arty" postcards, I'm not so into touristy postcards. I do collect free postcards as well so long as they are a bit "arty" looking and not just blatant advertising.

Iโ€™m happy to receive my postcards naked and stamped, with the exception of senders choice cards which Iโ€™d prefer in an envelope, so I can pass them on if they donโ€™t fit in with my collection/tastes. Also if you are sending cards to me from multiple swaps, I donโ€™t mind if you want to combine them in an envelope to save on postage.

I love participating in and hosting themed postcard swaps, so if you do too, please come and join my group: Postcards on a Theme INTL

Dislikes ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป

Things I don't like include meat, spiders, cockroaches, dung beetles, apples, grapes and really 70's and 80's patterns. I also dislike all forms of bigotry (sexism, racism, homophobia and so on).

ABOUT RELIGIOUS ITEMS: please do not send me any religious items. I have nothing against any religion, but would just prefer not to be sent such items. It's not that I find any religion offensive, on the contrary I'm all for religious freedom, but I'm not really religious myself so I don't really have any use for religious items.

Favorite Characters ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿฑ ๐Ÿ›

Le Petit Prince (aka der Kleine Prinz or the Little Prince), Babar the elephant, Elmer the elephant, Hello Kitty, Chococat, Totoro and other Miyazaki related characters, the Very Hungry Caterpillar

โค๏ธ Ratings โญ๏ธ

I try my best to rate every swap I receive, but I sometimes get a little confused, especially if I don't get a chance to get onto swap-bot for a few days. If you think I should have rated you for something and I haven't, just send me a friendly PM to remind me!! Thanks :D

I received a card on April 24, a "Desert in Bloom" card from Arizona, with no swap name or swap-bot username on it, please PM me if you sent this card so I can rate you. Thank you :)

Private swaps ๐Ÿคซ

Please message me if you would like to do a private postcard swap.

Flakers and Non-Raters ๐Ÿคฌ

@jennyapples flaked on me in Moon Postcard swap - angelโ€™ed by @susieq11 thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

@Fireball96 did not rate me for Intl PC #9 Gardens

Ratings

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Comment: thank you for the postcard! I also used to read Beatrix Potter, but don't remember this one! :) Thank you for picking it out for me
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Comment: Hi Pia thank you for the PC Happy June swapping peace love light
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Comment: Hello again :) :) Thank you for the beautiful whale postcard! So majestic! :) :)
Ruthless rated for I love Ad cards #1 on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I love artsy ad cards too. Thanks for making my day!
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Comment: Cute fox PC, thank you!
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Comment: Hi again :) :) Thank you for another beautiful postcard.
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Comment: <3 Thank you for the beautiful night sky postcard! The stars sound beautiful! :) :)
lilmermaid rated for Sea Turtle PC Swap on May 31, 2019
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Comment: Love the card. I take it to mean that bees are the living heart of nature. Perfect. Thank-you.
C3lemon rated for Waterfall Themed PC Swap: INTL on May 28, 2019
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C3lemon rated for Bee themed postcard swap ๐Ÿ on May 28, 2019
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Comment: Dear Pia, thanks a lot for your very very very cute postcard. this swap was such a joy for me and it was so nice to find such colorful postcard in my mailbox. <3 will participate for sure to future Ghibli swap !! Happy Swapping & Take Care <3
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Comment: Hi Pia thank you for the Totoro PC...I love it! Beautiful Lotus Lily postage stamp. Happy Spring swapping peace love light
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Comment: This is a great black/white and sepia tone moon photography post card. I love getting this for my collection. Lucky Me says Thank You for the great PC, the interesting note and the pretty stamp from your country. Would love to hear more about your adventure and the night sky, Mary
Response: The view of night sky from the desert in Central Australia was incredible, I could see the Milky Way every night! The only problem with being in the middle of nowhere with no phone or internet was I didnโ€™t hear about a meteor shower that was predicted one night after midnight and I was well and truly sleep by then! Itโ€™s amazing how much the light pollution from living in a city affects how you see the night sky, itโ€™s so much more beautiful without the light pollution.
Poohtat rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - May 2019 on May 24, 2019
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Comment: What a great selection of postcards. Thank you! My fuschia are blooming right now and look just like the postcard. I bring them in each fall and enjoy their flowers year round inside! Funny thing is when growing outside they grow like a regular bushy plant but bring them inside and they become a vine trailing all over the windows!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty postcard.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard and hosting this swap! I also got influenced by a documentary about the environment and since I watched it I'm much more carful with waste and water. The move is called "An Inconvenient Truth" and it's a bit dated (2006) but I was quite young when I watched it and it had a big impact on me.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely card!
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Comments

yvonne401 on Jun 23, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

lou on Jun 11, 2019:

Happy 11 years on Swap-Bot!

spaceanddeath on Sep 18, 2009:

Just invited you to Swapping for a Better World, a new social justice swapping group I'm starting. I thought you might be interested based on the info in your profile. Please feel free to suggests others to invite if you like.

Thanks!

smokeandmirrors on Jul 28, 2009:

Hello! I am hosting Profile In A Box #2 and would love for you to participate again! Hope to see you there! :-D

mutiny on Apr 8, 2009:

Hey! There are some new Glytter Kytten swaps up now - hope you can join us! mutiny :)

glytterkytten

weeatcrayons on Mar 30, 2009:

We have some more new swaps up at Rainbows & Rainclouds. You should come check out what we have up here! Come check out the forums and make your own suggestions for swaps, we have a contest going on!

hayatiggs on Mar 21, 2009:

Come join the Whimsical Woodland Wonderland group $5 Etsy Profile Surprise Swap!

weeatcrayons on Mar 17, 2009:

Come see all the new swaps we have up at Rainbows & Rainclouds!! There's some edible yummies, beads, paper scraps and stationery swaps going on!! Come join us in the fun!!

Avalance on Mar 15, 2009:

Enjoy your set(s) ^^ I am new there so not really good at creating big sets yet!

eiko on Mar 1, 2009:

new group swaps at Kawaii Koalas ^-^

<3

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