Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2018 4:33 am


Date Joined: October 15, 2014
Last Online: April 12, 2017
Birthday: July 15, 1988
Country: United Kingdom
Postcrossing profile

About Me

Hi! My name is Federica and I'm 28 years old. I'm from southern Italy but I currently live in London. I've been living in England since October 2013 and I love it so far (not the rain tho lol).

Random facts about me:

  • I lived in Portugal, in Germany and Canada
  • I work as team leader in Pret a Manger
  • I played basketball for 12 years and volleyball for 3
  • I support Chelsea FC
  • I love haribo and m&m's
  • I can speak 4 languages (Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese)

Postcards + Stamps

prefer to receive view cards, both single and multi view are fine. I also like postcards with these themes:

  • northern lights
  • flags
  • map cards of countries, regions and cities (not vintage map cards)
  • Chronikkarten
  • did you know? cards
  • panoramic cards

Any of these themes will make me happy but, of course, you're not bound to them. You can send me any card you like.

Even though I don't mind receiving cards not from my wishlist there are some cards I really dislike such as: cards with flowers, 3D cards, cute cards with kids or animals, cartoons (hello kitty etc), ad/free cards, cards related to religion (I'm an atheist) and Christmas/Easter/other religious festivities cards.

And, please, do not send homemade postcards, photos or anything printed from internet (zazzle, vista, moo etc).

I prefer to receive postcards sent written and stamped with nice stamps and a long message. The message is as important as the image on the postcard. If for any reason you have to send the postcard(s) in envelope, please send them unwritten.

I also collect stamps. My favourite themes are:

  • Christmas
  • Sports (World Cups, Euro cups, Olympic Games etc)
  • EUROPA Cept
  • Odd shaped
  • flags
  • Chinese lunar new year
  • children
  • architecture
  • illustration
  • UK and Italian stamps

Please, if possible, use nice commemorative stamps when sending something to me.

Favorite Music

I listen to pretty much everything. My favourite groups/singers are: Coldplay, Sigur Ros, Jarabe de Palo and The Parlotones

Hobbies + Interests

  • Baking
  • Watching movies/tv series
  • Sports (especially football and basketball)
  • Learning foreign languages
  • Snail mail
  • Collecting postcards and stamps
  • Photography.
  • Linguistic/Philology

Favorite Books

  • Inglesi
  • Il treno per Babylon
  • The language instinct
  • The sweatest dream
  • Balconville
  • On the road
  • Vaya Pais
  • The death of René Levesque


  • Letter sets
  • Unwritten postcards
  • Note cards/folded cards
  • Washi tape with nice designs
  • Stamps (used - especially from 1990 onwards)
  • Minisheets (mint or used)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Sticky notes
  • Notebooks
  • Stickers
  • Note pads
  • Keychains
  • Tote bags
  • Decorated envelopes
  • Socks (EU 41 - UK 7/8 - US 9)
  • Recipes typical of your country
  • Sharpie pens
  • Pens (any color/any type)
  • sweets from your country (look at likes/dislikes below)
  • Tea (black, rooibos/redbush and chai only) / Only if it's required by the swap.


I love to try new sweets.

Yes please:

  • M&M's (except milk/dark chocolate, peanut and crispy)
  • Skittles (except original, wild berry and confused?)
  • reese's white chocolate butter cup and milk chocolate peanut butter bar
  • hershey kisses & drops
  • twizzlers, jolly ranchers, razzles, lifesaver gummies
  • ritter sport
  • fazer chocolate (especially geisha, dumle, pätkis and kina)
  • haribo licorice (like skipper mix, piratos, etc)
  • taffy laffy
  • jelly belly (except bubble gum flavour)
  • duplo bars from Germany and Italy
  • Extra Dessert Delights chewing gum
  • Stroopwafels
  • Liquorice from Scandinavia (not the really salty ones tho)
  • pocky from Asian countries
  • Cadbury chocolates from Canada and Australia (make sure it's a variety not sold in the UK, a quick search on google will help you)
  • Kit Kat from Japan (nothing too unusual please)
  • milk/white chocolate with mint, peanut butter, caramel, biscuit, popping candies, nuts, yoghurt, strawberry/raspberry, coconut fillings. I'm open to try new things but please see my dislikes.

No, thank you:

  • dark chocolate
  • any chocolate with dried fruit, turkish delight, alcohol, citrus, coffee, caramelized nuts, pistachios and marzipan.


I'm not a girly girl so I don't wear make up and jewelry. And I'm not a crafty person at all. So, please, do not send me anything that falls into this three categories.

I don't like anything too girly or childish/kawaii. I also don't like handmade stuff, glitters and hello kitty. And, please, don't send me anything related to religion (I'm atheist) and souvenirs (I don't like to have souvenirs from places where I have never been).

If I receive something that I don't like or it's something that I won't be able to use, I will use it for another swap. Thank you :)


Although I'm new on swapbot, I've been a member of postcrossing since 2011 and I've been swapping since then.

I always send my part of the swap within two days of receiving the address. If you don't receive something from me after 6 weeks (sometimes mail can be quite slow and gets lost), please let me know before rating me down and I will be more than happy to resend it.


Comment: what a great selection, thank you so much
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the chocolate barsxx
Comment: thanks a lot for all the nice sweets!
crzycakes rated for tea/m&ms on May 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the tea. And the Galaxy bar. They are my fave! if you want to swap again let me know =)
Aletta74 rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #198 on Apr 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the stamps!
prairiegirl5 rated for $5 Profile-Based Gift Swap on Mar 15, 2015
Comment: Loved your package! The Post its are adorable--and I LOVE English chocolate treats! Wish I could get more Marvellous Mix-ups here in the US! Those were amazing!
Nevermore rated for QUICK Pick 5 flat swap #100 on Mar 14, 2015
Comment: Thanks
Aletta74 rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #193 on Mar 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this swap :)
justmesks rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #168 on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Love the cards, especially the teddy bears and panda bears. Thank you!
Loonstruck rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #192 on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of stamps. I have a few new animals for my collection and that makes me so happy!
Comment: Oh my! Thank you for the wonderful chocolate! I am so looking forward to trying it!
heidiling rated for heidiling & cfcfede on Mar 10, 2015
Comment: thank you so much for the yummy goodies. I can not wait to try them (and thnk you so much for sending all the different types of eggs - they look so yummy:)) would loev to do another swap with you in the future:)
Comment: Thank you! I really like how you decorated the outside of the envelope. :)
Comment: thank you for the swap.. love them all
Comment: Thank you
flowerchild rated for Washi Sample Shuffle on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: multi heart washi swap!!! Love the super skinny tapes, I think they are my newest washi fascination. The card was super cute too!!! thank you
Response: I'm happy that you like them! I love the skinny ones too, they're my favourites!
SMackie rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #190 on Mar 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much
Farmgurl rated for WIYM: Pick 3 February International on Feb 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the swap, the postcards are cute :)
romyisa78 rated for QUICK 50 stamps swap #191 on Feb 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you. Nice stamps
Sianb84 rated for QUICK Chocolate swap #3 on Feb 25, 2015
Comment: Many thanks for the chocolate. The mini dime bars disappeared very quickly (I love dime bars!!).
Response: I'm so glad that the second parcel arrived without problems.

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cutesygirlynai on Mar 23, 2015:

thank you so much for ALL of the tea bags!! OMG!! i was so happy to receive the box and when i looked at all the teas inside shrieked with joy. you made my week! thanks so much for your kindness. i will certainly be enjoying these :)

Candyn29 on Mar 10, 2015:


Solstice3 on Mar 10, 2015:

I received your RAK today, thank you for such an awesome package!!! I can't wait to use it all :D Thank you for the hot drinks too <3 Good luck with your move!

Solstice3 on Mar 7, 2015:

Thank you, I will do :) Have a great weekend!

daichki on Mar 1, 2015:

Thank yoiu s much for the additional package of tea bags and even hot chocolate!!

Jan218 on Feb 21, 2015:

Thanks so much for the envelopes for the Cheap Postage Tag International! I will put them to good use.

daichki on Feb 16, 2015:

Hey thank you for hot chocolate sachets - they are one of my favorite ones!

fishsteak on Feb 4, 2015:

Thanks so much for the tea for the I Wish For Tag. There's such a variety!

hazelwitch3 on Feb 4, 2015:

Thank you for the lovely Treasure Island postcard!

daichki on Jan 31, 2015:

Thank you for the tea bags for Who likes... tag! I am very happy they are Twinings.

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