Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2022 9:41 am


Date Joined: September 17, 2008
Last Online: January 23, 2022
Birthday: March 8, 1984
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I'm currently not swapping at the moment as mail is suspended to AUS & NZ from US and CAN. hoping it will be over after the holiday season.

Please let me know ASAP if you don't receive something. Obviously some things are much slower with postage, but i do send everything on time and would rather try to make things right. thanks :)

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Hello! I'm 37 and live in NZ with my partner, our four cats & chocolate Labrador!

I really enjoy reading, going to the gym, writing and receiving mail, playing games and going on walks. I love board games and computer games, the games i generally play at the moment are : Animal Crossing, Guild Wars 2, My Time at Portia and Stardew Valley

Plus i don't mind a little bit of home reno every now and then.

Not sure what to write about? I love talking TV shows, Books & Movies. I play a lot of Animal Crossing. I would love to hear about your pets! Do you have some cool scenery you like to visit?


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I love postcards, If sending Naked postcards, a card you think i will like will be great - but i also like:

  • your location

  • nature/flowers

  • art postcards (from your gallery or wherever!) I especially like van gogh

  • scenery/castles/beaches (I really like turtles and seahorses)

  • sea-based, ocean life, lighthouses, etc

  • animals and butterflies; especially deer, bears, and mammals we don't see in NZ (all the mammals basically lol)

  • Harry Potter, my favourites are luna, neville, the golden trio, basically everyone else lol

  • marvel or other fandom based cards

  • Pretty cards that you think are pretty! I especially love cards from etsy with illustrations and artwork, architecture & floral themes

(please don't send blank location cards for blank card swaps unless it's part of the swap, i only collect cards that are written)

TV & Movies

Tv shows:

Marvel, Line of Duty, Nancy Drew, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, The Witcher, Star Trek, Brooklyn 99, the Good Place, Avatar the last airbender, The Mandalorian, Supernatural, 911 Foyles War, Schitt's Creek, Stargate, Queens Gambit, crime shows such as Vera or the Rookie....so many shows!

I also love food shows.

I also watch a bit of true crime, and find shows such as unsolved mysteries and detective shows, it's a fascinating topic to me


Stardust, Star Trek, Marvel movies, Wonder Woman, Love & Monsters, Fast & Furious movies, Murder on the Orient Express, Knives Out, Practical Magic and some Star Wars

Star wars i really like Padme, Leia, Jyn Erso & The Mandalorian & Child

Favorite Books

I like a lot of books! My favourite genres are Crime, mystery and urban fantasy. I don't always love paranormal romance though LOL it's gotta have a plot :)! I prefer some escapism and happy books - fun fiction rather than serious classics most of the time.

Favourite series - very comfy reading - The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews

I also really like a Long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers & following books.

Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy, Robin Hobb & Naomi Novik Harry Potter! Tess Gerritson, Jane Harper, Robert Bryndza, Cormoran Strike, and any cozy mysteries! One of the cozy series i like are the Hilary series by Faith Martin

recent highlights include The invisible life of Addie LaRue, A Deadly Education & Foundryside series


Not sure what to send?

  • Sticker sheets or nice individual. I don't have children in my life for particularly childish stickers or reward.

  • Stationery supplies; notecards, letter sets, etc

  • Non-Touritsy blank postcards

  • Decorating bits for envelopes

  • Tea (I prefer herbal/chai/green/peppermint and flavours such as fruit, honey and herbs)

  • Fancy envelopes, small envelopes

Themes i like; botanical, birds, seahorse, ocean life, herbs, witchy, snow, stars, celestial & zodiac, animals! mammals!, dogs and cats, bees, honey, books, mysteries, nancy drew, floral, lighthouses, food, cooking, wild animals, art, van gogh, magritte, succulents


I do a fair amount of penpalling and love to join penpal swaps, but try to minimise it as I like to ensure i have enough time and energy to write return letters!

Don't feel I will be offended if at any point you decide to not return or stop returning letters, I understand how life can get in the way and that sometimes you just don't click!!!

I'm equally happy just writing or receiving a letter for the sake of letter!


Hopefully you won't have to worry too much about dislikes, but:

  • I don't drink coffee, but if you sent it it would go to someone willing who visits.
  • I don't think you can send unpackaged food or nail polish or seeds to my country
  • I'm not crafty. Your craft supplies would be sadly wasted on me :)
  • I can't think of anything else that would probably be relevant!!


“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

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Comment: Thank you so much for the extra goodies! Your mail arrived around Dec 29, but I’ve just returned from a holiday trip. Thank you for the holiday wishes! I believe that “late” wishes just make for more celebrating. :)
brumby3 rated for Across the Ditch Summer Note on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Hi Tash, I got your swap today! Thank you for the lovely mail. I love the pretty card. I hope that your Christmas was great! Happy new year! Take care, Annabelle xoxoxo 💜
RosieRedd rated for PH: I Love This PC on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Tash, I received your lovely PC. I agree, the illustration is so adorable I would keep it for myself as well. Happy Holiday!
primaveratime rated for A Cup of Tea happy mail! on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Natasha, thank you so much for your letter. I got it yesterday !! I love everything you put together. Thanks !! I will write you back, sending you some tea from Mexico. Enjoy !! Take care !!
Response: Ýou're so welcome, i'm glad it finally arrived :)
Comment: Thanks for forwarding the PC. and for the washi and stickers and the great postage stamp - has inspired me to rewatch the LOTR movies! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: I received the PC for the next round. Thank you for that and the lovely paper. I’m going to do something with it that I can keep for a while.
RealRhinoMan rated for Binge Watch Something and Write on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your viewing. The British sewing bee is one that I've had half an eye on but keep getting sucked into MAFS. I love my sewing machine but curtains (with wonky/designer hems) are my speciality!
Comment: Thank you for sharing about the Antarctica Center. That sounds neat!
RainHeart rated for WTL: Sender's Choice on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you Natasha, this is one of the best swaps ever! You deserve more hearts.Thank you so much.
dmwcheng rated for WTL: cool colours on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you again for another lovely swap. I enjoy receiving items from you because I can see the care and effort you put in them each time. I wasn't affected by any dog or cat hair. Huzzah! Thank you too for that consideration. Stay amazing and stay human. =) Cheers.
dmwcheng rated for PH: Naked PCs - 6 Partners #2 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I like the aesthetics of "A Blast Furnace" by Clive Arthur Gardiner. Have a lovely weekend. =)
tcornell rated for Match the Envelope - Int’l on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: I love everything! Thank you ♥
springsunshine rated for Profile Postcards #3 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Dear Tash, every time I receive a postcard from you my heart fills with joy! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, it's really beautiful! I have never been to Antarctica but I hope to visit such a cold place at least once in my life! I wish you all the best, Chiara
Paintcraftart rated for Profile Postcards #3 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Thankyou for the LouPaper PC I loved it. This was my first mail from New Zealand :) ❤️
Comment: I adore these stickers- thanks so much!
soyprincesa2 rated for Book Club: Your Choice Letter on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: I am going to look into those books you suggested I love world building books as well. Thanks for the ephemera and washi. Love it!!! I hope to visit your country one day!!! It is beautiful.
Comment: Such a stunning card! And I'm quite obsessed with the toadstool stamps! Thank you so much. I also had trouble with literary crushes, because I tend to be fascinated with the characters in my favorite books rather than crush on them. I think in the end, I resorted to crushes from X-Men comics, like Gambit, Colossus, and Banshee. haha
suepier rated for SSM: QSCP #29 on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from New Zealand.

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loveretro on Jan 20, 2022:


Thank you so much, Tash for the kind Christmas wishes and the lovely items, you sent me . Wishing you the best in 2022 ! Write you back ! Monique

Whippet on Jan 7, 2022:

Hope you keep in good health. How I love LOTR & The Hobbit. Makes me feel like crying that ban on US mail. & I understand about International travel as FL is having spike in COVID-19, Omicron, & other variants. Sigh. Then, France med investigators found another,...when will it end? & I can't send to you thru my pen friends in other countries. OK, so in the meantime, working on future sends/swaps. - Kathy

judgedbyabookscover on Dec 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the amazing RAK. The sticker book is fantastic and i've already started putting it to use.

nalaqueen on Sep 30, 2021:

Thank you for your lovely postcard and for angeling!

MuggleMom on Sep 22, 2021:

Happy Hobbit Day!!


bblue on Jun 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK of Stickii storage sheets. I'll put them to use!

jeka396 on Jun 1, 2021:

Thanks so much for the AWESOME Stickers you sent as an RAK! The variety was great (especially loved the dog dressed in quarantine casual), and I can’t wait to use them!

Hell0Z0mbie on May 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for your "I feel like writing about" letter! I loved the Kingkiller Chronicles so far as well - super good books.

rhinoluvr on Mar 28, 2021:

Hi Tash! 👋 Thank you so much for the mistakenly addressed owl 🦉postcard. Believe me, I’ve had silly mix-ups too. This 1 definitely made me smile, & I like the perfectly postmarked postage. 💌📬 Take care 🌤🌲

user6937 on Jan 28, 2021:

Got your RAK of postcards today - so glad you put your username on the envelope! Thank you - my grandson loves the armoured knight, so I said I'd mail it to him. Even though he's right beside me, he'll love to get it in the mail :)

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