Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 7:41 pm


Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: November 10, 2018
Birthday: November 6, 1959
Country: Canada

About Me

Update: as of Nov. 6/17, I am retired!

I am a former street walker that moved inside due to worn out knees and feet.

What is up with that, you ask? I was a letter carrier and worked inside receiving or despatching the mail, and occasionally working in retail.

Worked for a financial institution for 12 years and co-managed an appliance, electronics, furniture store for 10.

I have a warped sense of humour, and am seldom, if ever, serious. Well...only when I should be...maybe.

Born and raised in Prince Rupert, on Kaien Island, in the northwest corner of coastal British Columbia. I even have the webbed feet to prove it.

This has given me a love of all things outdoors. Fishing (ocean), hiking, beachcombing, wildlife.

I have two children. A daughter, 28; a daughter, 27; and, a bonus...D-I-L, 24.

We have 3 cat-people: Growl, Meow and KitKat.

UPDATE: Dec. 2016: Now there are 4. Spooky is a stray that adopted our carport. She was very thin and the weather was getting well below freezing. We brought her in to preserve her life and fell in love. Kit loves playing with her.

UPDATE: Aug. 2017: And then there were 5. Spooky gifted us with 5 kittens in March, all found homes but one...Boots...well, he is with us permanently so i guess that means he found one too.

Interested in people. Tell me about yourself. Where you live, what you do. Your likes and dislikes. Dreams and desires. Anything you want.

I look forward to meeting you, so to speak.


I am not crafty, at all.

My stick people are barely recognizable.

I can place stickers on paper to "create" stationery. It seems nigh on impossible to find any where they do not ask for an arm and a leg in payment.

I can make a basic envelope out of old calendars, maps, etc.


Just about anything. Though do not care for Rap, Grunge, or Death Metal.

A small sampling of favorite bands / singers:

AC/DC, Abba, Maroon 5, Richie Valens, Doug & the Slugs, Janelle Monae, P!nk, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Shontelle, Imagine Dragons, Manhattan Transfer, Bryan Adams, Jen Foster, Corday, Billy Idol, Billy Squier, Pat Benatar, The Beatles, Betty, SHeDAISY, Sweet, Nazareth, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Melissa Etheridge, and the list goes on...


I LOVE to cook, especially ethnic dishes.

Italian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Scandinavian...

Am always on the lookout for a new recipe to try.

I am NOT a baker. You can shingle your roof with my pie crusts. I even offer a warranty.


I am a voracious reader...

Favorites genres, in random order:

Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Mystery, Crime, Romance, Classics, Suspense, Thrillers, LGBT

Do not like Horror.


Snail Mail - penpals, postcards (naked), letters, stamps

Coins - I collect specialty coins from the Royal Canadian Mint; have a couple handfuls of coins leftover from travel abroad

Stickers - to decorate my letters and envelopes; of my favourite animals, emoji, happy faces (not necessarily round), balloons, celebrative in nature (for birthdays, etc)...

Animals - penguins, owls, fish, butterflies, raccoons, bears, koalas, pandas, ladybugs...

Small Stuffies - of my favourite animals, Dory, Snoopy, Woodstock...

Photography - love nature photos such as the wildlife and land around us; natural wonders; flowers (technically a part of nature); buildings that have character...

Colours - rainbow, blues, greens, brown

Chocolate - not white (which is candy with cocoa butter), no heat or coffee / tea flavours

Beverages - nothing caffeinated, no alcohol

Sports - Hockey (go Canucks!); Canadian Football,

Magnets and Patches - anything that relates to my interests; country symbols (i.e. Canada - beaver, moose); flags...



I have Reactive Airway Disorder and react to perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, and lavender.

I am generally ok with scents from fruit, herbs, spices.


Comment: Thank you for re-sending. I hope your kitty is doing better.
liefdraakje rated for WIYM: WATERFALL POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card with the Niagara Falls. And i also like the stamp you used.
Hugsie86 rated for CHWH;;Random Act of Kindness on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything! Your little package really made my day!
evanselli rated for 10/30 on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful swap! I loved everything and it really made my day :)
Conniegirl rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt - 4 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed everything in the package!
pynart2 rated for HELLO on Sep 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very nice Note card. Hope to write you soon.
Rosa1 rated for KKL Crazy Cat 🐈lady Postcard on Sep 4, 2018
evanselli rated for Pick 5 on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment. Not quite ready for retirement yet but it sounds tempting :)
SuZignomeMoM rated for Quick Swap - Let's Send on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: ♥ Thanks for the great swap. The cat looks so much like mine. Fantastic extras. The stickers are so much fun. (Chocolate and maple syrup leaf were gone almost before I had them out of the envelope. Yummy!) Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️!
sherylk3 rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #2 on Aug 27, 2018
Comment: Love all the items you put in the envelope - the pencil is one of my favourite colours :) Such cute stationery. I also like to personalize the note with the swap so leave the envelope open.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️!
Comment: Hi Lynda First off thanks for the wonderful Canadacat postage stamp on your envelope! :) Loved your note I also have 2 fifteen yr old kitties, both rescues. Thanks so much for the envelopes, the great notecard and the wonderful postcards!! I would give you more hearts if I could. thanks for a wonderful swap!!
Response: You are so welcome. I am glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️!
ByJQ rated for Mr. Zip Approved! - Writing-themed mail on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: What a lovely surprise!! I forgot one of the packages was still coming. Perfect way to brighten my day. Thank you. ♡ The extra stickers are perfect for back to school planning - thanks for including them!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for rating and for the ❤️!
krspellman rated for Quick Swap - Variety Package on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: LOVE IT ALL! Thank you so much!! I love the outside, with the stamps you used...and everything inside too <3
Response: 🎉 So glad you like it! Thank you for the ❤️.
TamiTam55 rated for Happy July on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card. Happy swapping.
Response: You are most welcome. Thank you for rating and the ❤️. eel
simcoe54 rated for Three Please on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Another wonderful pc swap. Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome. The “replacements” have been sent. 😊 Thank you for rating and the ❤️. eel
simcoe54 rated for CS: Canadian Postcards on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards of B.C.
Response: Glad you like them. Thank you for rating and the ❤️. eel
Cariboocarol rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic envelope! It arrived on the day we were on our way camping so I used it along the way on our trip....such a lot of nice items! I really appreciate everything!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thank you for the ❤️!
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #4 on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Such spring fun! thank you! Love the birdies!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the ❤️.
lawchick rated for Mr. Zip says, on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Hello again! Thanks for your fantastic letter. It’s always fun to find you as a partner in a swap. ☺️
BetsyPreston rated for Mr. Zip says, on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. Thanks! I will work on a reply.
Response: 18.06.21 —- Glad you could read my writing. Received your reply today. Bust with house & sale...will write soon!

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simcoe54 on Jul 25, 2018:

Thanks for the extra postcards you sent my way for Three Please and CS: Canadian Pcs. I really like them.

CHOWEFACE on Jun 29, 2018:

Received your envies for my WTA March winnings! Loved what you've sent- my favorite is your island view, it looks so amazing!

pinkrenegade on May 11, 2018:

Lynda, thank you for taking the time out of a swap and sharing the Curried Chicken recipe. We had it last night and it was so good. ♥

Lonestarchild on Jan 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun animal themed Christmas Card that arrived today!

susieq11 on Jan 4, 2018:

Thank you for the Christmas card!!! What a nice surprise! Hope you enjoyed the holidays! xxx

shtrqueen on Jan 3, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and that you have a fantastic 2018!

Soph on Dec 31, 2017:

What a nice surprise! Thanks a lot for your lovely Christmas card, the special stamps you chose as postage for the envelope and your kind wishes. A Happy New Year to you!

MadeByRori on Dec 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday and Christmas cards! What lovely RAK surprise 😊💌

fluffyjunk on Dec 30, 2017:

What a nice surprise! Thank you very much for your wonderful Christmas card! :)

denimblu14 on Dec 22, 2017:

Such a lovely surprise eel, thank you very much for your kind thought in sending me a Christmas card and a nice cheery note. Super stamps used as postage too.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. lv 'n hugs, Carol :)

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