Swap-bot Time: June 27, 2017 1:48 am


Date Joined: June 25, 2016
Last Online: June 26, 2017
Birthday: November 6, 1959
Country: Canada

About Me

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

What is up with that, you ask? I was a letter carrier and now work 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 son, 28, and daughter, 26. 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.

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 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, 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: Thanks for the happy mail, andelete it's a very nice paper thingy :D
Comment: It's always so nice to get a swap from you. I love the notecards and stamps and can't wait to use the stamped shape stamp. The little ink joy is going straight in my purse - so cute. Thanks for everything. Have a wonderful day and Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous botanical stationery and the lovely PCs and washi!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards and postcards! They are wonderful stash builders! <3
StephKelly369 rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope 2017 #2 on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: It was well worth the wait!!! Love the gorgeous stamps and all the little extras and the beautiful journal thank you so much!❤️💌❤️
pernie123 rated for WIYM: Three Handwritten Letters #3 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for interesting and newsy letter plus stickers. I know you live in the most beautiful part of North America. I was up there to Banff, Lake Louise, etc. only once. I loved it.Is it cold in winter? Here, we are having a wet spring. Flowers are beautiful because of the rain.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! :)
Comment: thank you so much
anandatashie rated for Happy May on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: What a truly beautiful place! Thank you. :)
janw1988 rated for SC PC May 17 on Jun 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great addition to my covered bridges. Have a great day!
goinjenny rated for SC PC May 17 on May 31, 2017
Comment: SO. MUCH. AWESOME in one envelope! I love love love the labels you sent me, and will be using them up right away with the letterset and other stickers you sent. Thanks so much Lynda!!!
Comment: @eel... Thank you so much for a great envie!! I loved the postal stickers (I lOve them), the labels and the NB Postcard, a late dear friend lived there so it brought lost of memories! Lovely swap!! Ps... Thank you also for the stunning postage you used in this envelope. I adore them!
Comment: Thank you so much. :) My first start to the button/magnet/pin collection. Have a good day with lots of happy in your mail.
lou rated for CHWH: Favorite non-cuss words on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the stickers, pretty stamps on the envelope, too!
Comment: Yeay!! Like as if you knew I am running low with address labels and airmail stickers!!! You read my mind!! Thanks so much Lynda!! Loved them. Also loved the letter set plus the stamps you pasted on the envie. Thanks so much for sending a very happy mail. And it came on my birthday....what more can I ask for. Thanks again!!!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the adorable address labels, and much needed Christmas labels. The recipe cards, I will keep one then send a recipe on with it to someone. I hope you don't mind. It is so very cute and I have a baby shower in June I will be attending. Perfect to share a little recipe on.
widelo123 rated for SC PC May 17 on May 23, 2017
Comment: Lynda, thank you for the beautiful Canadian postcard. Shirley
foxyroxy912 rated for Picture and a Letter on May 23, 2017
Comment: Can't resist baby kittens! So adorable. Thanks for sharing with me.
Comment: Thank you!!

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shtrqueen on Jun 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the envelope of stamps! There are so many cool ones I can't wait to use. I was also so excited to see the Star Trek stamps on the outer envelope - they ran out at my post office, so I'm looking forward to adding these to my collection. You made my day. Happy Swapping!

USAFwife on Jun 15, 2017:

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday June 16th is the mail-by date for the "For the love of snail mail" swap! :)

LucyToons on Jun 5, 2017:

Thank you for the random card for my birthday :D x

Danitium on May 21, 2017:

You are absolutly amazing and sweet and sooo thoughtful!!!!! I got your birthday card and it made me smile from ear to ear :) Thank you so much and what makes it even better is that on the way- you also helped animals. P.s- the cake was delicious, too hehehe -Danit

miablancs on May 15, 2017:

Thank you for your kind words and wishes for a fast recovery your thoughtfulness is so appreciated =D.

guinstar on Apr 24, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday card!! That was very sweet of you! ❤

PaulandLeezy on Apr 24, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card! What a lovely and unexpected surprise! Totally made my day! Thank you for being so thoughtful 😊

Lonestarchild on Apr 10, 2017:

Your sweet bday card came in the mail today! What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much for thinking of me!

bluesky on Mar 28, 2017:

Hi Linda thank you so much for the birthday card I received today - what a nice surprise! :-)

miablancs on Mar 23, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Canada. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire on your group forum page. Also all group members are officers. That way we can all create swaps and make this group fun and exciting place to be. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

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