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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: August 16, 2019
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

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***Just an idea for postcards or letters. We want to go someplace for Christmas and can't figure out where. We are looking at staying for a month. A single friend of mine want to come to, but she has some fears that we want to be aware of but also may because we are with her she will fell braver. So warm places come to mind - keep in mind we are from Northern Canada brrrrrrrr..... so a bit warm would be nice. Because we are celebrating Christmas and New Years we would like to see something some fireworks or a different culture. So if you are writing a letter or pc maybe keep that in mind if your area might be the place for us to go let us know. Oh yes and at a reasonable cost please.

PLEASE do not feel that you have to add extra goodies to a swap - unless it's required. ALTHOUGH I am always happy to receive postage stamps (so remember to cut them off your envelopes you receive in case you get my name again) and postcards. As for crafting stuff, I have a lot of it and I'm trying to downsize a bit. POSTCARDS: Naked (unless swap calls otherwise), with a little more written on it then the swap name, say something - how's the weather, learning anything new, something about your town - ANYTHING. Its disappointing to get a PC with just the swap title and your name on it.

RATINGS: For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. I do not flake and do my best to fulfill swap requirements. If you feel I did not meet requirements or you did not receive swap, please let me know (through swap-bot message) so i can resend. I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I have not rated you it means that I have not received swap. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. My husband have been married for 33 years and I'm happy to say we celebrate two of our anniversaries in Europe and looking forward to celebrate more there.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, swapping is my way of keeping busy. I do a bit of diamond art, a bit of sewing going to start knitting a bit again, and any kind of crafting that I see interesting. So you can say I'm not committed to anything ๐Ÿ˜.

I am committed to postcards, I love to read whats written on them and the picture. I enjoy sharing them with our grand-daughters. Whenever we travel I always send them postcards, whether its from a big city or a small village, if I can find a postcard it will be sent to our grand-daughters, with a little story about the area and they look forward to getting them. Our oldest grand-daughter has started looking up the postcard subject/city, like the Coliseum in Rome, she found it very interesting and told me about it when we got home. Our youngest grand-daughter will go through my travel book and pick places she wants to go to and recognizes pictures of postcards I've sent. I hope someday we are able to take them on a journey with us.

LIKES/PHOBIA/DISLIKES

LIKES:
Letters
Travel
Postage Stamps - new and used - please do not cover your stamps with tape
Quotes
Humor
Northern Lights
The Universe
Umbrellas
Hot Chocolate
Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)
Ghost Walks
The weird and unusual.
The fun and unexpected

PHOBIA - FROGS - although I don't mind postcards of them because then I can send them to my grand-daughters just to shock them. I really have problems with live frogs - serious problems!

DISLIKE:
Coffee
Tea
Religion stuff

THANKS BUT NO THANKS:
Scrap paper - I have so much scrap paper of my own that I'm trying to deal with.

FAVORITES

ANIMALS: Otters, Sugar Gliders, Sloths, Birds of Paradise, Hedgehogs, Chinchillas, Ferrets
Any animal is fine with me

FLOWERS: Colored Roses,Tulips, Sweet Peas Bleeding Hearts, Pansies,Lilacs,Bird of paradise
So many beautiful flowers to choose - lets just say I love all flowers

COLORS: Emerald Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue
Just look in a crayon box or the colors around you and you'll see all the colors I love.

POST STAMPS

Do you just throw out your postage stamps that come on your envelopes? Feel free to start saving them and then send them to me, send me a message and I will send you my address. When you cut them off your envelopes, please leave a little space and do not cut right to the edges of the stamps. Know that I will greatly appreciate them and if I have them I'll share mine with somebody else who also appreciate them. Thank you in advance.
Post Stamps new and used
I like Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Zodiac stamps, but I do collect a wide variety so feel free to send any postage stamps. Please do not cover your stamps with tape

POSTCARDS

POSTCARDS - NAKED - written on and stamped, unless swap requires differently.

I'm excited to receive post cards that highlight areas, culture, animals, structures etc, and reading what people have to share on the back, this is why I got into Swap-Bot to begin with.

Architecture Country/State Scenic views Flags. Animals Fantasy Steampunk are some ideas, but really I like all postcards.

And I really have to bite my tongue on this one, but I send postcards to my grandchildren that I think they would like. They like frogs (choke). Because they know my fear of frogs I find it amusing sometimes to send them a postcard of a frog just to shock them. Secretly I am hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion postcards

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you for the great Prince George postcard! I haven't been (yet!) but my husband used to work there sometimes.
lemooon rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #14 on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for Hula postcard. I like Hula! It's sunny and temperature is 32 degrees. Have a great day!
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Comment: Thanks! Ready for the next round...
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #13 on Jul 25, 2019
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Comment: You're right, it's kind of a blah photo of what's probably a beautiful place!
lloydp rated for Canada Day on Jul 17, 2019
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Comment: Hi Bonnie I received your ATC and I loved it. I know you said that ATCs are not your thing but it turned out well. Hope we swap again soon. Pat
Response: Thank you, it was a rushed one and I'm happy to hear you liked it
simcoe54 rated for PH: 4 Postcards About ME #2 on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcards and huge letter about yourself. Always great to know about the people you trade with!!!
KarenFife rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #12 on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: I agree with you on the flower PC...meh. However, if we saw it in its native setting it would probably get a high rating!๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: It's a possibility
CheyanneB rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #13 on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard - its so nice to learn more about different areas of Canada!
Christine1982 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #150 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: Ty!! Have a great week!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
young46356 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #6 on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for resending. That is an ugly color for a flower.
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Comment: Bonnie, thank you so much for the lovely letter, it made my day. Just hearing about your family and doing things with them, made me smile. All my children are far away-MA & TX, so I don't see them very often. My grandchildren in TX are all grown, 2 with children giving me 6 great grands. The ones in MA are younger and keep their parents very busy with academics and sports. Avery is on an soccer team and will be going out to Colorado for the US championships. They came in 3rd last year. She is only 15. Hunter 17 is great in the javelin throws and loves football. He is tall and skinny, so he is a fast runner. Aubrey 9 is just starting out in the sports, but has already excelled because he brother and sister practise with her all the time. My operation was a success but it didn't seem to be my problem. I am going to see a hematologist tomorrow. Hope I can get things settled once and for all. It seems when you reach your 70's everything fall apart. Take care of yourself, I'll be thinking of you. Will send your postcard off in the next round. Shirley
Response: Wow your grandchidren sound like they are doing great, you have plenty of reasons to be so very proud! I hope your appointment went well and you are back on your feet and buzzing around ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Comment: Thanks for the cards, I received them :)
9O96O rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #11 on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: Hi bstrong. Thanks for the Mont Robson postcard. Someday I hope to see the mountains of British Columbia. I got curious and tried google streetview. There's a nice 360 view near the peak and a streetview walk on the trail to Berg Lake. I love Google Streetview for seeing things I may never get to see otherwise.
Response: Internet takes us places we've never been, love it
yolomba rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #10 on Jun 3, 2019
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Comment: I agree, it's not a very pretty flower. Thanks for the pretty stamp, though! :)
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Comment: card arrived safe and sound, ready for the next round
Joeanniee rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 INT on May 24, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Bonnie for the postcard! I really want to visit Barcelona! Maybe that will be my vacation next year!
Leen rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #9 on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Washington postcard! Exactly my type :)
bluerose3 rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 INT on May 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you
aladyde rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #8 on May 18, 2019
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Comment: You are right, it is ugly,... but the stamp makes it great. Thank you very much, danke.
bcdebinbc rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #10 on May 17, 2019
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Comment: TY for the postcard of the PG bridges/rivers. 8-)

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Comments

Petre on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for your New Year surprise card! And welcome back to The Hague, New Years Eve there is fireworks in the Hofvijver, it looks great!

Peter

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

goinjenny on May 17, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful words on my profile!!

Cariboocarol on Dec 23, 2017:

Hi Bonnie!! I absolutely loved all the items you sent in the 'paired envie of fun'--you sent so many extras but you can be sure that I will use it all. In fact I plan to write several letters over Christmas and your paper is my first choice! I hope your Christmas drive to your granddaughter's was uneventful---you did not say where you were going though...was it to Rupert?

ellecamino on Nov 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the post card. It's cute and I love the stamp, beautiful.

meeltje57 on Oct 5, 2017:

yvonne401 on Jun 19, 2017:

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

Blessings,

Yvonne

lou on May 21, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

anrtist on Jul 8, 2016:

I like your user name! ;-)
THANX for asking to join in the LLL รขหœยบ HOPE you enjoy it ...
I sent you some other group invites too... Blessings, cc

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