Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 10:08 pm


Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: July 19, 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.


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!
Response: Woa! That took a while. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter about your furry children. I really enjoyed learning about them. Please tell them MEOWWW for me.
Response: Their response: PURRRRR!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Mr. Zip says, on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Bang, bang, bang...duck Miss Kitty" yelled Fetus. lolololol Very cute stationery. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating...and the ❤️!
satinification rated for ISS: Postcard 3 + 1 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for re-sending. I love everything, especially the funny pc with reading cat :)
Response: YW...thank you for the ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the fun story ❣️
Response: Ja, it is funny now...but at the time I was wondering if workers’ comp. covered being run through by antlers. 😃 Thanks for ❤️.
Johkup rated for CHWH: Spring envelope on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Spring envelope. Lovely postcard :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter, the washi and the beautiful PCs. I’m excited to use the little notes for my son’s lunches when he starts school in the fall ❤️
tampatha rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on May 7, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry for taking so long to rate you! Thanks so much for the lovely items.
Kathy821 rated for Group: Chicken Recipe on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Love the recipes. Thanks so much.
Comment: Hi Lynda! These were lovely! Thank you so much for sharing from your stash.
Comment: Thank you for the fold-a-notes - I haven't seen these kind before. I love your postage stamps and whale mail art on the envelope! xo
Papergirl46 rated for Happy January on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: I just got this! Thank you
TexyDeb rated for A Dish With Bacon on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: The postcard that you sent is worth at least 5 hearts all by itself! I LOVE IT! Thank you very much! Reading the recipe made my mouth water. I am going to try and make this recipe. My family and I will surely love it. We all start the season on the 1st of April. From then until November 1st none of us has time for cooking like this. :( Again, thank you! Also thanks for the extra index cards in amazing colors!
Response: Hej Deb, You are very welcome. So glad you liked everything. I am assuming you mean Tourist season. I have a school chum whose life is not her own for 7 months of the year...so I think I understand. Best wishes for a fantastic season! eel

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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 :)

Lyndall on Dec 22, 2017:

Hello! Thank you so much for the postcards and extras for the IFM WTA - I really like the pc with the botanical print! Let me know when you get mine.

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