Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 4:16 pm


Date Joined: September 9, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: December 8, 1972
Country: South Africa

About Me

I am a mother of two teenagers and just getting through things one day at a time. I yearn to be more creative and am trying out various styles/types/techniques of art and creativity to address this need. I've always wanted to travel but never really had the opportunity so I hope to be able to swap with people from all over the world and learn more about different countries/cultures.

I live in a little village next to the sea on the east coast of South Africa. We have lots of sun all year round but strangely I'm more of a rainy day girl - I love my coffee and blanket snuggles.

Besides the teens, I have two cats and a darling little doggy that I love dearly - so dearly they call me the "smother mother".

Favorite Music

I'm really quite an 80s chick in terms of music and love my 80s rock and pop. I've influenced my daughter's taste in music in this way so now I have an 18 year old who listens to Aerosmith!

Movies and Television

I've got to say The Notebook and The Lakehouse. I could watch those over and over. I'm also a huge fan of psychological twists so think Shutter Island, Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, oooo and The Others.

TV-wise I'm into Black Mirror. I really enjoy watching the Amazing Race. I wish like crazy that the Amazing Race would come to South Africa as I would definitely participate. And I really enjoy Modern Family.

Favorite Books

My all-time favourite book, which has been my favourite for the past 18 years and has never had the title of "My Favourite Book" usurped, is Crosstitch by Diana Gabaldon, or the Outlander series as they are known now. Epic. Absolutely epic.

My second favourite book of all time is "When Hoopoe's Go to Heaven" by Gaile Parkin. I need to read it again. And I don't usually read books twice. But this one is a winner. The humour is too lovely and the drama bitter-sweet. It's captivating.

Besides that I tend to find myself looking for Stephen King and Dean Koontz on the shelf. This year I'd like to breakaway from that and get a bit more adventurous with my reading so I make notes of everyone's favourites on Swap-Bot and add them to my Library List.

Hobbies and interests

My hobbies and interests include reading, playing squash, painting, scrapbooking, ATCs, geocaching, crochet, genealogy and postcrossing.

Stuff I Love

  • Steampunk ephemera
  • Non-USA postage stamps.
  • Ticket stubs, old game pieces, etc. that can be used in scrapbooking and ATC making.
  • Wax seals already made that I can stick onto things for decoration.
  • Sticker sheets.
  • Washi tape.
  • My daughter and I love trying out different flavoured teas as we don't get a very interesting/wide range here.
  • Post-its/sticky notes.
  • Die cut shapes.

By The Way...

Unfortunately the postage system in South Africa is a little ...unstable. I do ask for a little bit of patience and understanding if it takes a while. I've actually had a postal clerk ask me if Russia was in the UK or the USA!!! Please contact me if you have any concerns before rating me down. I'm always happy to resend. Please understand that it can take anywhere from two weeks to three months to receive post internationally. If you are not comfortable with that then please don't participate in international swaps. It's not fair to rate someone down if you haven't received their swap when it's just being delayed because of international postage times. I will be patient with you too.


AnitaHames rated for SS: Boat PC on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Beautiful postcard! I like that quote, too. I don't have my own children to apply it to, but I'm a teacher, and it's perfect for my students.
CaseyErin rated for Mail from all over the World #3 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: We do have similar tastes in things! My kids are attending the schools I went to and have some of my old teachers as well. My daughter will be the 5th generation in my family to graduate from the local high school. We both live in small communitiesβ€” just very far apart. I’d love to hear about where you are from one day if you’d ever feel like writing. Take care!
Comment: Got your photo ATC's today, lovely picture of your scruffmutt kassy and thank you so much for the marigold seeds, I have a feeling them wont germinate here in the UK but I'll give it a good go regardless.
Response: Try them in the heat of summer. I'm sure they'll make an effort.
lilmermaid rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #63 on Jun 19, 2019
CheyanneB rated for Monster ATC on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap! It finally arrived today :) I am happy to say I understood the monster without the diagram but I appreciate that you took the time to draw it - so creative!!
brooklynbunch rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-APRIL on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: I like the card--I have several of the Japanese prints hanging on my walls. I just finished reviewing a book about service dogs--did you know the only other service animal recognized by the federal government is the miniature horse? So they can be brought on airplanes. Thanks for the swap. Susan (brooklynbunch)
tigermousecat rated for WE LOVE CAT on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Yay! It arrived! Thanks so much for the re-send. The light switch panel is stinkin' cute. Both cards make me feel truly catified.
Response: I am SO pleased it arrived.
Comment: Thanks for the nice PC and your list of things to do. Unfortunately, this year may well be the last Strawberry Festival. It relies very much on Volunteers and there seems to be a lack there of.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Critters on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the critter pcs and the owl necklace.
Comment: You were right, I just needed to wait patiently a little bit longer! They are here and wonderful! Thank you so much 😁
Response: I'm so pleased. Thank you for being so patient but sorry you had to wait so long.
sherylk3 rated for AN: ABC PC Swap #3 (global) on Jun 17, 2019
JessP rated for 20 stamps + 1 touristy postcard on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the stamps and for hosting this exchange!
Comment: Thanks! Love the frog.
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #60 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Great cards! Thank you!
Comment: I received your envelope yesterday. Thank you for the little envelope inside.
ericabella rated for NYUP: What are you reading? (May) on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute frog postcard! I love it!
SilverD rated for PH: Pick Your Theme #2 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Wonderful theme! Love your handmade envies and the ticket bands. Thank you for another great swap!
Comment: The puppies are adorable and love the train! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great ice sculpture from Plymouth, Michigan. Would be fun and yes I love cherries!

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SeleneW on Jun 15, 2019:

Thank you for the resend of Blue PC. It is a gorgeous card that I will be putting in my journal. I received both and rated the first one. You are a great partner to have.


SeleneW on May 14, 2019:


Thank you for being a great partner!

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

Tricia22 on Feb 11, 2019:

Thank you for all the goodies very nice of you to sendβ˜ΊπŸ’œ

simcoe54 on Jan 31, 2019:

Global Swap Tag - Rated Swappers Only -- Thanks for the wonderful banknote. Perfect for my collection.

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 7, 2019:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your beautiful pet photos to include in my album!! I am so very excited to add them in. Let me know when my mail to you arrives :) If time passes where you think it's time for a re-send, let me know that too :) Thank you again for this amazing trade!

myancey on Nov 26, 2018:

Thank you for the unassigned pc for postcard roulette. Love the owls and love the South Africa stamp. Thank u so much.

tasminskye on Oct 9, 2018:

It has been pouring here today. I love the sunshine, but I do love the rain! I also love to crochet and I'm starting to learn more about genealogy. Fun things we have in common. Profile Love October

happy book lovers day

Autumn5 on Oct 6, 2018:

Profile Love - October

"How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning." - Vincent van Gogh


FlynnxRider on Oct 6, 2018:

Shutter Island Profile Love - October

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