Swap-bot Time: July 4, 2022 5:56 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2020
Last Online: June 11, 2022
Birthday: February 8
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I mark swaps as sent after I have either put them in the postbox or taken them to the post office if they need to be weighed. Sometimes if I put items in the postbox on my way home from work, it means I have missed that day's collection and it may not be collected till the next day. Be assured though, if I mark as sent then the swap has begun it's journey. Occasionally we have what we call in England, bank holidays, which means items could be sat for 2 or 3 days in the post box. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about this and it may mean, the postmark is different to the send date. I have no control over when post is picked up from the postbox.

If you feel you have not received my swap in a reasonable length of time, please message me. I am sure we can sort it out. Also, I always rate. If you have not received a rating, then it has not arrived.

Just to give you an idea, international swaps can take up to two months to reach me but that does not matter because I am very good at being patient. I will usually wait at least that long before messaging to say a swap has not arrived.

I love to be outdoors. It doesn't matter whether it is sitting in the garden, going for walks in the woods or camping. Sometimes we put the tent up in the garden just for fun. I spent a night out in a thunder storm. It was amazing seeing the tent light up with the lightning.

I like to spend my spare time creating things for the grandchildren. I like to knit, sew and attempt to crochet.

I live on a dairy farm with my husband and some of the children, the rest have their own families and homes. We have several pets 4 dogs, 3 geese, 7 chickens, 5 cows - they are not part of the farm, a pond with fish and tropical tank in the house.

Just to let you know, I do not drink any hot drinks. If the swap suggests sending these as part of the swap, save them for another person who will enjoy them.

Favorite Books

I would like to read much more than I have time to. I read a lot of children's books as I work in a primary school. At the moment my favourite authors are Julia Donaldson and Karen Kingsbury.

Update 14/3/2021 When I go anywhere I like to get children's books in the language of that country.

Favorite Crafts

I will try nearly anything, although I am no good at art. I cannot draw or paint. I prefer to mess with fabric or paper/card. I produce better results. Knitting is what I do most, followed by sewing.

Following advice from another swapper, I am not going to say that I am no good at art. I am now still practising and as I have not yet found my niche.

I am beginning to dabble with junk journaling, journal cards, making envelopes and pockets. I have been watching You Tube videos to learn more and bought my first ink for going round the edges of cards etc. Still so much more to learn.

Jan 2021, I have discovered paper napkins and love them. I am going to have a lot of fun seeing what I can do with them.

March 2021 I have found the theme that I like when I make junk journals. I love vintage. So now I collect old tickets, photos, receipts and anything really. My favourite recent buy was a collection of greetings cards from the 1920s. I have quite a stash of old postcards and love to read them and discover about people. Also, now having a go at Zentangle inspired art and ATC's and having loads of fun.

Favorite Television

We do not watch television but we do watch DVDs. We watch boxed sets of TV series inbetween repeatedly watching Star Wars, although I have not got all the films yet. The rest of the family prefer action films.

A B C of likes

This may take some time to do. A little will be added at a time.

A- animals of the large kind, Aboriginal art,

B- books, buttons, birds,

C- cows, celebrations from other countries, candles, castles, cross stitch,

D- dragons,


F- flora and fauna, fresh cut grass,

G- grandchildren visiting, Gruffalo,

H- Harry Potter, hand-made envelopes,


J- jigsaws, jumping in puddles, junk journals, journal cards,

K- knitting, keychains,

L- learning something new, languages ( I would love to be able to understand much more than I do), Lego,

M- mushrooms,

N- New Zealand (my favourite country), needle-felting,

O- owls,

P- postcards, patchwork,

Q- quotes that make you reflect or uplift,

R- reading, ribbons,

S- sewing, stationary of all kinds, social history, storms, Star Wars, space, stamps,

T- trees,

U- upcycling,

V- visiting National Trust places - or anywhere old, vintage ephemera,

W- watching the birds on the feeders, wool - I have lots of it, woodlands, walking,





Impatient people especially drivers, earwigs, feeling like I have wasted time, anything rude or crude, tea, coffee, make-up, roses, potatoes, cooking,

Thank you

I just wanted to say what an amazing site swap-bot is. I have had some really amazing post. I love the decorated envelopes I receive - something I need to get better at. I use a lot of the decorations in my journal, to make it look more interesting than it is.

Thank you everyone.


heidiblooms rated for Slow Stitching on Jun 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for this cute little heart! I love it!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card Sorry for my late rating, totally forgot 🌼❤️
DollyDotBoo rated for Not my country PC on May 28, 2022
Comment: thank you
Comment: love the variety of cards you sent. The only one had before is the Thai one but it reminds me of my granddaughter. beautiful
CookieMomster78 rated for Slow Stitch Supplies Swap on May 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much. 😊 I appreciate and enjoy everything you shared with me! These travel charms are especially interesting since I’d never heard of them before - ooh, and the vintage snaps on original card is soooo awesome because it says “made in England” 🤩 I hope that you’ll enjoy the items I send to you soon too. 😉
Comment: Wow…I absolutely love all the ephemera you sent. Thank you for the lovely selection…
debbiespoms rated for Water Postcard (sent naked) on May 25, 2022
Comment: Just received your very nice Water PC today and thanks very much for it. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your scattergories with me.
photovivie rated for Vintage tourist card #21 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you soo much for the wonderful card and sharing the story about this place. I’m August I will do my first vacation with my child ☺️ (North sea coast)
Foxtales rated for PRICKLY CRITTER POSTCARD on May 19, 2022
Comment: I love the style of the postcard you sent me. ^^ When I was a kid my grandma had a hedgehog in her garden, too. And my friend has one, she named it Leonie. Leonie raised her babies in the garden. I've never seen her, but I've heard her many times. Thank you so much for the postcard!
pernie123 rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt #9 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for everything, esp. the souvenir program from the Queen's Coronation. I am very happy. Great! My daughter has dual citizenship and is a professor at U of Essex. She lives in Greenwich. I have spent time in England since 1960. I looked for an English husband but never found him. It was much easier to meet a man in France. I didn't find a husband in Paris but lots of men.
marclively rated for CH: 2 Coins + a Surprise #4 on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Marc
simcoe54 rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #17 on May 15, 2022
Comment: Great map pc. Thanks
piepie rated for Letter paper swap on May 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely papers!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart.
MNJoviGirl rated for Letter paper swap on May 14, 2022
Comment: Lovely thank you.
Response: Glad they were ok.
cassie3001 rated for Lil bit of Red Postcard Swap on May 13, 2022
Comment: Than you for the beautiful postcard, Kirsty! I love this wallpaper design.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
nanadiana rated for Hummingbird PC #1 on May 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute hummingbird pc. We have a little hummer that hangs around with the chickadees, juncos, and a jay. They remind me of characters in a Disney movie. :)
Response: I would love to see one for real. Thank you for the heart.
marles rated for Multiview postcard Swap on May 6, 2022
Comment: Love the Cotswold PC !! Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!
Lolcw rated for UK Spring Scavenger on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I especially love the bug light!

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heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

Fullsteampowell on Sep 21, 2021:

Thankee for the extra Postcard Roulette card! I love the card and I love the stamps!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

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