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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: March 3, 2021
Birthday: January 28, 1986
Country: Norway
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My partner's YouTube channel

ABOUT ME

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(Profile updated on 14.Feb.21)

Hi. My name is Elisabeth. I’ve been living in Norway for all of my life, grew up in Bergen about 100km from where I live now. I'm in a domestic relationship with my partner for 5 years. We have no kids, and no pets. I would love to have a cat or a dog, but unfortunately I am allergic to both :( We are dreaming about a house in Florida, US. We have been there every year since 2017, and it feels like my second home.

Since August 2020 I am a full time online student, so I’m staying at home for most of the time. I also work on my partner’s YouTube channel, website and social media. I also have a plan to make my own website/blog too, but that’s a work in progress. Got a lot of stuff to do, so I never get bored :)

Some of my interests are: travel, postcards, sewing, knitting & crocheting, food (gluten-free and WFPB), Netflix-series, yoga & meditation, music, reading, green indoor plants, coffee, tea, skydiving…

I am an introvert, ISFP on the Myers Briggs personality test. I am social, but I very much like my alone time!

I am a coffee-lover and always have to have 1-2 cups in the morning. I used to drink more, but I cut down on the caffeine because of my anxiety. I am also a tea-lover and drinks heaps of tea in the afternoon/evening. We have an entire cabinet dedicated for tea and coffee in our kitchen!

Some of my favourites series on Netflix are: Friends, Bojack Horseman, After Life, You, Mindhunter, Hinterland, Real Detective, the OA, Dark (Dunkel), The IT crowd, Modern Family, Dead to me, Virgin River…

I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, all depending on my mood. Often I also like the sound of complete silence. But some of my favourite bands and artists are: Foo Fighters, Queen, Dido, Highasakite, Lera Lynn, London Grammar, Lorde, Kafka Tamura, Avenged Sevenfold to mention a few…

PRIVATE SWAPS:

I am always open for private swaps, here's what I can offer: - Used stamps - Postcards - Tea - Washi tape samples - Letter sheets - Home made envelopes - Fabric samples - Ribbons

DEAR PARTNERS

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2021, which means that I am allergic to gluten. If you are my partner for swaps containing snacks or teas, please try to send me something gluten-free. I would LOVE IT if you send me any flavour of Pickwick or Nordqvist tea! They are both confirmed gluten-free and I unfortunately cannot get any of those brands here.

The Norwegian mail service only deliver and pick up mail every second day where I live (Mon+Wed+Fri one week, and Tue+Thu the next week). I usually deliver my mail at the post service desk in town, where they forward the mail every day. But sometimes I put the outgoing mail in the red postbox in my neighbourhood, and the mail won’t be picked up until the next day they come here to pick up/deliver. I mark my swaps as “sent” when I have either handed them in to the post service desk or put them in a red mailbox in my neighbourhood. Sometimes the postal stamp can be from several days after the swap deadline. Please be a kind person and don’t rate me down for this. It takes me 20 minutes to drive to town (which means 40 minutes in total to get back home again), and because I am a student from home, I don’t go to town unless I need groceries. Especially when we have a red mailbox nearby (walking distance).

Please don’t send me strongly scented stuff. I get nauseous and get a headache from strong scents, like incense and similar.

I will re-use (puffy) envelopes, gift-wrappings etc, and I don’t mind if you do too. Please try to wrap things in paper instead of plastic if you can.

Please don’t use packing tape all over the envelope. I usually use an old knitting needle to open envelopes, so I need you to leave the top free from tape and a little free space in a corner where I can put the needle in to start. I have considered starting to ask for resends if I can’t open the envelope…

Are you sending late? Please contact me. I will not rate you down if you let me know that you will be late, but if you believe silence is a good approach… Think again.

Are you sending something thicker than a normal envelope? Please ask your postal service for a customs declaration note to fill out and put on my envelope. If not, your package will take much longer to reach me, because the customs will keep it for control. They are usually not very kind with the mail, and I would like to receive my mail not teared up or broken, thanks (yes, it has happened).

Sending me extras will not necessarily give you a heart. Reading my profile is the key to make me happy.

Do you speak German or Spanish? Feel free to write me in these languages! I am learning, and will be very happy for your postcard or note in these languages. It is however much easier for me to read these languages than to write or speak them, so my reply will be in English for now.
// Bitte schreiben Sie Ihre Notiz auf Deutsch, danke! Ich lerne Deutsch und möchte die Sprache so oft wie möglich verwenden. // Por favor, escriba su nota en español, gracias! Estoy aprendiendo español y me gustaría usar el idioma con la mayor frecuencia posible.

If you haven't received my swap after a month, please contact me and I will resend.

If you haven't received my rating yet, I haven't received your swap.

GENERAL LIKES & DISLIKES

💚Likes:

I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you send me either - 1. blank postcards with trees, flowers, green plants, wild birds (preferrably real photos, not illustrations) - AND/OR 2. teas from Pickwick or Nordqvist (any flavour!)

A - Animals, autumn, astrology (I’m an Aquarius sun, Virgo moon and Scorpio rising), aprons, address labels (blank or with my address on), AIRMAIL-LABELS,

B - Blue, Black & white images, Buddha, books, bullet journalling, beaches, BLANK POSTCARDS, bamboo anything

C - Coffee, cats, crafting, creativity, crocheting, christmas (in November/December), cross stitching, chocolate (gluten-free and preferrably vegan or lactose free)

D - Dogs,

E - Environment (please do not send plastic wrapped anything, use paper instead. Factory sealed stuff is ok), equality,

F - FOXES, fall, FLORIDA (feels like my second home), feathers, fabrics for sewing (preferrably 100% cotton), flowers

G - Green, German Shepherds, green plants, gluten-free anything

H - Harry Potter, home made envelopes,

I - Introvert (I’m an ISFP Myer Briggs type), Instagram (username: elisabeth.mountainpeace), interiour (I guess I have a Scandinavian style)

J - Jokes, January (my birthday month, and the days are getting longer and lighter), journalling,

K - Knitting,

L - LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 with lines), letters, landscapes, laces, leftover textiles, lists

M - MOOMINS, mugs, meditation, Minions!,

N - Notebooks (prefer size A5 with blank pages, or dotted for bullet journalling), NATURE, Netflix, NORDQVIST tea

O - Owls, old houses, organic everything, orange/GINGER CATS,

P - POSTCARDS (see section below), plants, printer friendly writing paper with nice motives or patterns, PICKWICK tea, PUKKA tea

Q - Queen (the band),

R - Recipes (gluten-free, vegan/plant based), ribbons, reuse, recycle,

S - Sewing (I have my mum’s sewing machine from the 70’s), street views, sarcasm, salty potato crisps

T - TEA (see section below), TREES, TRAVEL, trains, tote bags, time with my partner

U -

V - Vinyl stickers!, vegan (and gluten-free) recipes,

W - WILD BIRDS, writing papers (prefer A5 with lines, or printer friendly any size),

X -

Y - Yoga, yarns (prefer organic cotton and/or bamboo), YouTube,

Z - Zero waste movement

😞Dislikes:

  • Bugs - Candy (unless I sign up for a specific swap for it) - Clowns - Coins - Glitter (a little is ok) - Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Kawaii - Keychains - Ladybugs - Magnets - Makeup - Stickers (unless they’re thick paper or vinyl) - Old tickets or brochures - Used stamps

TEA

I prefer bagged tea, but loose tea is also ok as long as you pack them well and mark them with brand/name, ingredients and expiry date.

If you send teabags with text in another language than English, please write a note with the English translation of the name of the tea and the ingredients. (Pickwick & Nordqvist teas are fine to send without translation.)

And this shouldn't be necessary, but please don't send expired teas...


I have recently been diagnosed with celiac disease (Jan '21), which means I am allergic to gluten. If you can avoid it, please don't send me teas containing these ingredients: oat, wheat, barley malt.


💚Favourite brands:

  • Nordqvist!!! All flavours welcome! I can't get them here, and it seems they don't ship to Norway from their online shop. (All of their teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Pickwick! All flavours welcome! (All teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Yogi Tea (Some of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)
  • Pukka (Some of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)
  • TAZO (Not confirmed gluten-free, only those marked with gluten-free)

My absolute favourites are the Moomins (the four first ones) tea from Nordqvist: https://nordqvisttea.com/collections/moomin-teas/products/best-moment-of-the-day

💚Favourite flavours (in random order):

  • Ginger
  • Chai
  • Turmeric
  • Peppermint
  • Nettle
  • Liquorice
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Lemon
  • Fennel
  • Forest fruit
  • Blackcurrant
  • Strawberry & rhubarb (Moomin from Nordqvist)
  • Christmas tea
  • Iced teas
  • Tropical fruits
  • Pomegranate
  • Surprise me (see dislikes below)
  • My partner likes pineapple, so it's fine to send those even though it's on my dislike list :)

😞Dislikes:

I have celiac disease, meaning I am allergic to gluten. Please don't send me teas containing oat or barley malt.

  • Earl Grey/Lady Grey
  • Kiwi
  • (Pineapple)
  • Nuts infusions
  • Matcha
  • Plain green tea

POSTCARDS

I prefer to receive postcards naked and stamped. But if the swap says to send blank in an envelope, that’s what I signed up for :)

Wishlist:

  • Blank Christmas postcards

💚Likes:

  • Trees, pines, big oak trees, forests
  • Birds (preferably wild birds), especially owls,
  • Landscapes/nature, outdoors, sea, river, lakes, etc.
  • All kinds of green plants
  • Flowers, flower fields, garden, farming
  • Text statements, something I can hang on my wall
  • Buddha or buddhist motives
  • Wild animals or farm animals. Especially foxes, wolves, tigers, lions, squirrels,
  • Cats & dogs - I LOVE orange/ginger cats, they are my favourite!
  • Dogs: German Sherpherds
  • Christmas cards are okay around Christmas (no religious, please)
  • Trains
  • Single view street/city cards
  • Maps, all kinds
  • Sunset/sunrise
  • Beaches
  • Anything coffee-related
  • The moon, stars, sky
  • Dreamcatchers and mandalas
  • Minions
  • Moomins
  • Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter
  • National parks
  • Mountains
  • Unesco sites
  • Rien Poortvliet
  • Black & white motives
  • Atelier Nouvelles Images (I have: Le Pique-nique, Fromages d’Italie)
  • Something that is typical for your country or region
  • If you send a tourist view card, please send me a single view card, if you have :)

😞 Dislikes:

  • War/violence
  • Nudity
  • Home made cards
  • Pictures of food/prepared meals
  • 3D-cards
  • Cartoons

NOTE TO SELF...

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

So How Do We Vet Swaps Anyway?

Markdown: Syntax

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Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for the card I love it!!!
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your amazing Bergen postcard (I just noticed that I rated your Orlando card for the SIE Single cityview card Feb 21, sorry about that). Bergen means mountains in Dutch and the city sounds really lovely.
Response: Yes, I for sure did not send a Bergen-card for this swap, because that is in my country and wouldn't meet the swap requirements :P Glad you like them both! :) Thanks for the rating and heart!
weatherwax rated for Tiny European Swap #14 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Oh Elisabeth, this thoughtful swap made my day!!!! I love your wonderful note, the zine (yeah!!), the envelope and all this paperfun :) But most of all I enjoyed the care you have put in every single detail! Thank you so much for a fabulous swap!!!! Have a brilliant weekend :){hugs}
Response: I am so happy you like it :D I loved putting together this swap for you :) Thank you for your heart and kind words. Wish a great weekend! :) <3
Marl33n rated for PIE: 2+2 on Feb 25, 2021
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Comment: Thank you again for the beautiful postcards! I love them!
Response: Thank you for rating :) I'm glad it had arrived :) Have a great weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for the wintery building hidden behind the trees. It feels magical.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart :)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: STATE BIRD SWAP #1 on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love this card! so pretty!! I think I like this theme a lot and I might start to collect them too! x Gabi
Response: You're welcome, I' m glad you like it. Thanks for your rating and heart :)
iceant rated for Private: Tea swap: iceant & efjellro on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the tea! We can't wait to try them :D
Response: You're welcome, hope you like them :) Thanks for the rating and heart. Stay safe!
Labella79 rated for Imaginary Vacation Postcard Swap on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard from St. Petersburg in Florida. I had never heard of the city before but it looks very nice, and I can relate when you say you go there often:-) I hope things will get more normal again soon. Thank you very much for choosing this postcard (and the beautiful stamp) for me.
Response: You're welcome :) I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the heart :) Stay safe!
Foxy rated for Private Postcard Swap on Feb 18, 2021
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Comment: Hi Elisabeth, your cards arrived today. Thank you so much, i love them! <3 As i don't have a big variety myself, i still hope you like the ones i sent to you. :-) I also really like the envelope, you decorated it so pretty and i wish i would have a sense for pretty envelopes myself.
Response: We received them on the same day :) I'm so happy you like them!I love the ones you sent me too :) Thanks for swapping with me, I'll reply to your message soon :)
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely Orlando card, bummer that you can't travel there this year. Our last trip was in March to Scotland, the world was such a different place back then.
Response: You're welcome. Yeah, I really miss travelling. Hope more people can have the vaccines, so it will be safe to travel again soon. Stay safe and take care! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
Lotusemilia rated for SiE: Tea & Postcard #2 ⭐️ on Feb 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the tea and the cute postcard!
Response: You're welcome, I hope you like them :) Thank you for the rating and heart :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard! I like your view on resolutions and your choice of choosing words of the year instead. I wish you a nice 2021 with those two words!
Response: I'm glad it arrived :) Thank you for your rating and heart. Stay safe and all the best for 2021 :)
thelocalman rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #2 on Feb 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard, it's pretty :) One of my best friends moved to Bergen recently. Hope to visit this beautiful city one day.
Response: You're welcome :) Bergen is a small and nice city, but it is well known for having lots of rain :P Thank you for the rating and heart. Stay healthy!
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Comment: Another stunning postcard AND stamp collection. Thank you. :) This one gonna goes straight onto the wall! And now have a lovely Sunday.
Response: Yay, I'm so happy you liked it! I can't remember right now which card I sent you, was it the "breakfast in bed" card? Thank you for the heart and have a great Sunday :)
photovivie rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! #2 on Feb 11, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the useless card you sent me! It’s beautiful! 🥰
Response: I'm glad you like it :) Thanks for the heart :) Have a great Sunday!
5
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Comment: Love the cute card
Response: I'm glad you like it, thank you for the rating and heart :)
itsLinds rated for PIE: Themed swap - Winter ⬅️ on Feb 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely winter themed postcard! And that post stamp is just lovely! Wish we had such nice post stamps. Hope you're feeling okay now. Stay safe and happy swapping.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart, and stay safe!
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Comment: Thank you so much, Elisabeth, for the adorable ' the World of Peter Rabbit ' postcard ( Beatrix Potter ). sooo sweet ! Take care ! Stay safe and healthy ! Monique
Response: That was fast :) I'm glad you like it :) Take care, you too, and stay safe!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #27 on Jan 31, 2021
5
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Comment: Love the Royalty pcs. Thanks
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart :)
nalaqueen rated for PIE: 5 blank PC swap #1 📮 on Jan 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi! thank you for your lovely selection of postcards!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like them :) Thank you for the rating and heart :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 348 95 102
Completed Fives Threes Ones
272 431 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
57 167 48 0
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Comments

Petaltea on Feb 13, 2021:

You are so sweet. I loved your postcard (and with such pretty finnish stamps!) You didn’t have to do that! Thank you though it means alot. Enjoy the weekend! (Don’t go jumping out of anything ya’hear :) )

Caithness on Feb 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely thank you postcard and puffin stamp, big hugs Julie-Ann

thisismeAXiD on Jan 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

lylanni on Dec 29, 2020:

Hello Partner!

I hope you have a wonderful week and I'm so excited to be swapping with you!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

If you ever do, don't forget me!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

Also, do you have any postcards or things from: "Holmenkollbakken"?

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

I'm in the process of a huge profile update too. I hadn't been on here since 2013!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

To stop stuff from poofing from your profile, write it in GoogleDocs to be saved, THEN bring it here, <3~

kafekafe on Nov 27, 2020:

JFYI there are only 2 people in this swap now, so maybe you'd like to be the third! :) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/308092

efjellro on Nov 3, 2020:

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