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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: April 4, 2020
Birthday: January 28, 1986
Country: Norway
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ABOUT ME

Because of the current situation with the Covid-19 I will not be joining or hosting any type 2 or 3 swaps for now. I will also not be logging in every day, as I try to stay away from online/social media etc.

Hi, my name is Elisabeth, nice to meet you :)

Born in 1986 - been sending stuff all around the world since mid 90's.

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

I work in a hotel, and have been working in the tourism business for years now. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Management. Sometimes I just feel that I'm really tired of working with people all the time, always have to be polite and put on a smile, receiving people's complaints and requests. It can be tiring on a long basis. But meeting people from all over the world is kind of nice :) Most people are nice though. And on the plus side I get to practice my English every day.

As a person I like to be organised. In my home everything have their permanent space. At least it was like this until I met my partner. I've been living together with my partner, Kristine, for more than 3 years now, and she is completely opposite of me when it comes to keeping things organised. I get so frustrated at times!

As I mentioned, I'm in a domestic relationship, and we have no kids and no pets. None of us wants kids, but I would like to have a cat. Unfortunately I am allergic to cats (and dogs), and also in periods we are pretty much just home for sleeping, so it wouldn't be fair to the cat.

In my spare time in summer, I skydive. Skydiving is considered an extreme sport, but can be really safe if you take safety serious. I do. For me skydiving is a way of relaxing while I'm having fun. It's sort of like practising mindfulness, because you have to be really in the moment ;) If you are considering trying it, go for it. I started when I was 30, and had been wanting to do it since I was in my late teenager years. When I first started, my thought was "why didn't I try this sooner!?"

In my spare time in winter, I watch Netflix, go skiing (I own three pairs of skis, I guess I'm just a native Norwegian), do yoga, read, do handcrafting, Swap-Bot, cooking...

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...

SWAP INFO

Are you sending to me? Read this!

General:

If you will be late sending - contact me! If I haven’t heard from you, and your swap is sent late, I will rate you down.

Please don’t wrap your stuff in plastic. Plastic from the manifacturer is ok, but if you can avoid it, please do. Please use paper instead, old newspaper is just fine.

Please DO NOT cover the entire envelope in packing tape! I find these really hard to open, and I have been tempted to ask for resends because I have received envelopes that are near to impossible to open without using scissors or a knife. LEAVE THE TOP OR ONE SIDE OF THE ENVELOPE FREE FROM TAPE! Thank you.

For type 3 swaps or thick type 2: If the envelope is thicker than a normal envelope with a letter, please fill out a customs declarations form and stick it to the envelope. Mark off as a gift, state its value and write as detailed as possible what the envelope contains. The customs can open all mail if it is not labelled, and I have been unfortunate to receive mail that has been teared up, teabags that have been broken, wrappings that have been teared open and things that were meant to be a surprise wasn’t a surprise anymore. It also takes a lot longer for me to receive mail without the customs form, especially around Christmas. Ask your post office for a customs declarations label when you send. Thank you so much for your help.

I always rate! If you haven't received my rating yet, I probably haven't received your swap.

POSTCARDS:

Please send your postcards naked and stamped. Not in an envelope unless the swap says so.

TEA:

I prefer bagged tea, but if you have some loose tea you think I might like feel free to send them. However, please pack them well and mark them with brand, 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.

Swappers from Germany and Spanish speaking swappers:

  • 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.

Are you receiving from me? Read this!

I will reuse envelopes, wrapping paper or similar whenever I can. I also make my own envelopes for smaller swaps. Wrapping and envelopes is expensive in Norway, and I also don't see the point of throwing away something that is perfectly useful.

I always send on time. If by any chance, life gets in the way of me sending on time, I will notify you. If you haven’t heard from me, and I am late sending out my swap, you are of course free to rate me down.

Please be kind and rate me when you have received my swap. If you haven't received my swap after a month, please contact me and I will resend.

I always mark my swaps as sent on the day I send them. By sending, I mean either posting them in a post box or delivered them directly at the postal service cashier. I mark the swap as sent as soon as possible AFTER I have delivered them.

Please note that the Norwegian postal service only works from Monday through Friday. I may post my swaps on a Friday afternoon and it won't get stamped until Monday. Same if I delived it late in the afternoon on Monday, it won’t be stamped until Tuesday.

GENERAL PREFERENCES

Likes:

  • Postcards (both written and unwritten)(see section below)
  • Teas (see section below)
  • Favourite colours are blue & green
  • Notebooks (can never have too many, right?)(I prefer size A5 blank pages)
  • Address labels (both blank or with my address)
  • LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 size with lines)
  • Wild birds
  • Nature & trees
  • Washi tapes
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Paper ephemera
  • Paper stickers
  • Cooking & recipes (whole food, plant based, no oil)
  • Knitting & crocheting
  • Yarns (preferably from natural fibers like wool, bamboo or cotton, or any of these combined)

Dislikes:

  • Hello Kitty! & other Kawaii stuff
  • Religious stuff
  • Anything glitter! (A little is ok though)
  • Diddle
  • Clowns!
  • Candy (unless I sign up for a spesific swap)
  • Coins (unless it's $/€ bills that I can actually use, lol!)
  • Keyrings
  • Makeup

TEA

I prefer bagged tea, but if you have some loose tea you think I might like feel free to send them. However, please pack them well and mark them with brand, 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.

Favourite brands:

  • Nordqvist
  • Pickwick
  • Yogi Tea

Favourite flavours:

  • Ginger
  • Chai
  • Turmeric
  • Peppermint
  • Nettle
  • Liquorice
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Fennel
  • Iced teas
  • 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:

  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Apple
  • Earl Grey
  • (Pineapple)
  • Kiwi

POSTCARDS

Please send your postcards naked and stamped. Not in an envelope unless the swap says so.

Wishlist:

  • "100 postcards of vintage educational charts" by Chronicle Books
  • "Beautiful Farmyard" by Ivy Press

Likes:

  • Beatrix Potter / Peter Rabbit
  • Any BLACK & WHITE photo cards!
  • Birds
  • Trees
  • Nature
  • Wild animals
  • Pets
  • German Shepherds
  • Single view tourist cards
  • Cultural themes from your country (and please tell me the story behind the image)

Please don't send me homemade, free or ad cards. (Zazzle cards are ok.) Please don't send me multi view tourist cards.

BOOKS

Currently reading:

  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic
  • Felicia Day: Embrace your weird
  • Robin Sharma: Discover your destiny
  • Sharon Salzberg: Real Happiness: The power of meditation

TBR:

  • Rebecca Dennis: Breathe
  • Dan Brulee: Just Breathe
  • Harry Potter series

Wishlist:

(To be updated)

Crafts

Currently in the making:

Sewing: Pants for myself.

Knitting: Sweater for myself, and fixing some holes in some socks.

Crocheting: Finishing up a headband.

Planned projects:

Sewing: A banner for the window in our bedroom.

Knitting:

Crocheting: A grandma striped blanked in bamboo.

Ratings

jeufr27 rated for PL #31: Cats on Apr 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Loved your board so much,the photos of the cats with flower crowns were so cute (;
vacths95 rated for PL #31: Cats on Apr 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Aww, the pictures are so so cute!
greenwindow rated for PL #31: Cats on Mar 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitties!
tigerlily2110 rated for PL #31: Cats on Mar 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
cynaemon rated for PL #31: Cats on Mar 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great pictures. Thanks
Holunderfee rated for SIE: Washi Tape Sample Selection on Mar 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for resending. It arrived safely today.
Response: I'm happy you finally received them :) Hopefully the lost envelope will show up eventually too. Thank you for your rating and comment :)
farangelinan rated for Swap #25: Books on Mar 24, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for decorating my profile :)
Response: Thank you for your rating and comment :)
euniceq rated for Swap #25: Books on Mar 22, 2020
5
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Comment: I love the pictures you chose. I simply adore seeing shelves full of books; really makes my day!
Response: I'm so happy you like the pics I chose :) Thank you for your rating, heart and comment :)
mchesser12 rated for Swap #24: Animals on Mar 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile page with owls.
Response: I'm happy you like them. Thank you for your rating and heart :)
mchesser12 rated for Swap #25: Books on Mar 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile page with books. Love the tree.
Response: I'm happy you like them :) Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Jaimiepaige rated for Swap #24: Animals on Mar 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the adorable animal photos!
Response: I'm so happy you like them! Thank you for your rating and heart :)
euniceq rated for Swap #24: Animals on Mar 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the images; I love snakes!
Response: I'm happy you liked them :) Thanks for the rating and heart :)
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Swap #22: Beaches on Mar 13, 2020
5
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Comment: (⊃。•́‿•̀。)⊃━☆゚.*・。゚☆゚.*・。゚☆゚.*・。゚☆゚.*・。゚☆゚.*・。゚Thank you for the (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ beaches profile deco!
Response: I'm happy you like them :) Thanks for the rating and heart :)
euniceq rated for Swap #22: Beaches on Mar 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Wow, Norway's beaches are absolutely stunning! Would love to visit one day!
Response: I know, right! Thank you for your rating and heart :)
grammypammy rated for Swap #22: Beaches on Mar 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful images of beaches in Norway, thank you!
Response: I'm happy you like them :) Thank you for the rating and heart.
Luciie rated for Swap #12: Plants on Mar 12, 2020
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate, I've been sick lately. Loved the pinterest board pins with rooms full of plants. Such a cute aesthetic. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for rating :) Hope you feel better now.
HappyMom rated for My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 11, 2020
5
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Comment: I liked these a lot - I'm not a fan of snow, but when it's in the beautiful landscape like you have, it's very pretty!
Response: I like it too :) Thank you for rating and heart :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I live the first pics that you took! such a beautiful scenery!
Response: Thank you :) And thank you for the heart :)
kasa rated for My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 8, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello Elizabeth, Really liked the photos you took from your home. Liked the one with the sun in it. Looks lovely but cold. As I live in the southern hemisphere we are in autumn now but even in winter I still dont have snow where I live. Thanks for sharing.
Response: I'm happy you like them. Thank you for rating :)
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Swap #13: Baking on Mar 4, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the five and heart :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 183 37 40
Completed Fives Threes Ones
136 238 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

farangelinan on Mar 24, 2020:

PDS Swap #25: Books

Hi, sorry for the late post. Been caught up with work from home stuff. My sincere apologies!

Stay Indoors & Happy Reading.

Farah.

Kirkdebb on Mar 21, 2020:

Swap #25: Books

euniceq on Mar 20, 2020:

❧ Swap #25: Books ❧

IDreamOfAfrica on Mar 18, 2020:

Swap #24: Animals

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witchyv on Mar 18, 2020:

Swap #24 ~ Animals

nannycat on Mar 17, 2020:

swap # 24 animals

......... ......... ......... ...... enjoy

mchesser12 on Mar 15, 2020:

for: Swap #22 Beaches

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

greenwindow on Mar 15, 2020:

greenwindow on Mar 15, 2020:

Group swap: Beaches!

This is actually a beach in a town about 20 mins away from me! The beaches are super pretty here, especially in the summer. There are two beaches next to eachother, with two arcades and a lot of restaurants and food/drink stands.

lemooon on Mar 12, 2020:

Swap #22: Beaches

Swap partner: lemooon

↑ Here is nearly my house.

'At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.' - Sandy Gingras

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