Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 2:44 pm


Date Joined: June 27, 2014
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: December 13, 1981
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm Helena, a Portuguese girl living in London. I'm a 35 yo mother of two girls (6 and 7 years old), and big dreamer.

There was a time when I wanted to be an astronaut, ended up settling for Early Years Professional, particularly interested in special needs and inclusion; at the moment I'm working as a TA and have started a masters degree on Special and Additional Learning Needs.

Usually feel a bit of an outsider, I'm an introvert girl, like time for myself... I'm insecure but positive, and even a bit funny! I like to read, take pictures, write, try crafty things, watch movies and series. I am curious, love learning and experimenting new things, look for alternatives, follow a different direction.

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living."


Once Upon a Time; 666 Park Avenue; Orange is the New Black; Hart of Dixie; 2 Broke Girls; New Girl; Girls; American Horror Story; Sherlock Homes; Believe; Mistresses, Gilmore Girls, Doctor Who...


Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton); 6 Sessions; The Help; The Way; Amelie; The Cat Returns; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Midnight in Paris, The Black Swan...


Air, Massive Attack, Miss Kittin, Bjork, Ben Harper, Passenger...


  • Chocolate (love dark, hate white)
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Everything Alice in Wonderland
  • Art
  • Drawings
  • Photography
  • Photography accessories
  • Rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces (not golden or blingy stuff please... I like hippie, vintage, cute...)
  • Poetry
  • Books
  • Bookmarks
  • Pens, pencils, markers...
  • Stickers
  • Letter paper/pads
  • Envelopes
  • Postcards
  • Long, chatty letters
  • Journals
  • Rubber stamps
  • Washi tape
  • Notebooks
  • Rocks
  • Socks, particularly with pictures on or nice colours (UK size 4)
  • Things that people have made and put time and thought into
  • Gloves and mittens
  • Scarves
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Spices and herbs
  • Recipes
  • Foods from the world
  • Magazines (not gossip/celebrity ones)
  • Learning about other people, their culture and how they live
  • Mermaids
  • Unicorns
  • Fairies
  • Mushrooms
  • Hot air balloons
  • Rainbows
  • Spooky
  • Penguins
  • Flamingoes
  • Turtles
  • Frogs
  • Dragonflies
  • Insects
  • Flowers
  • Sunflowers
  • Clowns
  • Hippie themes
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Japanese stuff
  • Cross stitch patters or materials
  • Funny, clever humor


  • Beauty products
  • Make up
  • Religious items
  • War related items
  • Hunting
  • White chocolate
  • Anything mango flavoured/scented
  • Barbie


dreamlady66 rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ W!! on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Ty for that thrilling book, cool choice ❤
Mugsie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "V"! on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Helena for the awesome book! Sounds like a great one! Thank you for joining in!! Happy New Year! XO Kelly
Mugsie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you Helena for the great book! Thanks for joining in again too! Happy reading! XO Kelly
photovivie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "T"! on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The book sounds very interesting!
Mugsie rated for Summer Book! on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: WoW ~ Helena what an awesome book!! I've never read a book that was based on someone who crafts, so awesome! Thank you so very much!!
photovivie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "S"! on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Wonderful author - excited to read the book!
Mugsie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ R! on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you so, so much for the book! Before I could even look at it my son gobbled it up and starting reading it! Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for the black cat pen, its just perfect and, Yes it puts a smile on my face. And the tea is lovely. ❤
photovivie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "Q"! on Feb 10, 2017
Comment: thank you!!!
SwapwithMisty rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "P"! on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you SO much!!!! I love Tifanny Reisz! I normally read her books on my kindle so it was a nice surprise to get one of her books in hard copy!! :D :D Thanks for being so thoughtful!
Response: I am glad it arrived, and so happy that you liked it!!! Happy new year!
dreamlady66 rated for Christmas/Holiday Book Swap! on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Yeah, it finally arrived, hi there...great book, great author, great story, thanks! ❤
Response: You're welcome
photovivie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "O"! on Nov 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you
DebR rated for Shop brought bookmarks on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bookmark. I really love it
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it :)
Mugsie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ "N"! on Sep 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you Helena so much for an awesome book! Can't wait to read it. Thank you again for joining in my swap! Have a great day!!
Response: Yay!!
willowscloud rated for BLC ~ BLC again!! on Sep 15, 2016
Comment: Hi Helena Thank you so much for such a lovely package and letter. I did enjoy reading it.
Response: You're welcome!
Vickimac rated for I Love Bookmarks! on Sep 6, 2016
Comment: Girl! I love the bookmarks!!!!! The adorable handmade one is my favorite :) I also love the London ones, such a cool assortment. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You're welcome, glad you liked them, I had fun preparing it to you! xx
pammykn rated for A Summer Read! on Aug 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks looks like a great read!
Response: You're welcome, hope you enjoy!
photovivie rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ on Aug 11, 2016
Comment: I LOVE the book you chose. It sounds awesome - never heard of it before but cant wait to start reading! Sounds perfect for me!
Response: Hope you like it! xx
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty stationery and especially for the Disney-Pixar postcards! I love them! I'm especially enamored of the A Bug's Life postcard. THANK YOU!!! :-)
Response: You're welcome! Got your thank you card today, so very thoughtful xx
Xira rated for Simple Bookmark on Jun 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Helena! I am totally WOWed by your amazing mail! The envie itself is a joy to look at; all the different stamps and.... Alice washi🎉 It was fun reading your letter on the pretty stationery and dreaming with you about buying Dali's and Kandinsky's art. Thanks for all 4! bookmarks and the cute Alice extra's. So thoughtfull! Best wishes...groetjes Barbara
Response: You're welcome xx

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Mugsie on Mar 17, 2016:

Sternenfee on Dec 12, 2014:

Cool to see another P@L member here ;)

kerrydwynn on Dec 11, 2014:

So glad you can join us at Cold Hands Warm Hearts !!

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