Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 10:37 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: May 24, 2022
Birthday: February 18, 1969
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I am a 40+yr old mum of 3 teenage girls. I work on a casual basis in a Customer Service role at our local Council office and I also work part-time at an artisan cheese making factory. I love to be outdoors. I enjoy sports and keeping fit! I have completed an Ironman event - a fact I am very proud of!

I LOVE food and love to cook. I love to try new recipes and have recipe books galore and folders filled with recipes ripped from magazines and photocopies. I have a small flower garden and like to spend time in it but mostly it is the vegetable garden that gets the attention! I also like to go hiking and love to tramp new tracks. I also love to run, bike, swim (hence the Ironman!) and then for relaxation I love to craft.

I LOVE anything Italian and one day will visit that beautiful country! I keep promising myself I will learn the language one day. In the meantime I have recently decided to learn sign language-it's both fun and frustrating trying to get my brain to 'learn' again!

I love animals and am lucky to live on a 2 acre lifestyle block (smallholding for those unfamiliar with the term) We have a cat, a Maltese X West Highland Terrier and various farm animals.

I love to take photos and will do a photography course one day to learn how to use my camera properly. I would love to take 'arty' black and white photos.

My friends and family are very important to me-I love nothing better than catching up with people over a coffee or a wine :) I also drink tea (and hot chocolate!) and have been reading about the tea swaps on here-I can't wait to do one and hopefully receive some 'different' things than what I usually have! I think that will be the best part abot swapbot-experiencing new things from places and people I would otherwise never have known about.

Favourite colours are blues and greens, especially turquoise and aqua. Anything featuring owls or dragonflies are also well received :)

Favorite Books

I love to read-mostly thrillers and the odd chick-lit to lighten the mood! Authors I enjoy include James Patterson; Karin Slaughter; JD Robb (Nora Roberts) Jodi Picoult; Danielle Steel; Wilbur Smith and others I can't think of just off the top of my head!

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit (mostly in winter!) and am able to do basic crocheting but keep meaning to learn more, just need to find more time! I have just discovered ATC's and have fallen in love with the concept! In fact that is how I found this site! Beads are another item I enjoy crafting with but again haven't explored this as fully as I would like. PLEASE can someone invent a longer day??!! :) Journalling is something I have discovered since being on SwapBot and I LOVE it!! Actually I found it really difficult to give away the journals I completed in the swaps, lol, (but I did-I'm no flaker!!)


I belong to PostCrossing and love the variety of cards I receive. Prefer them naked and written on but hey, any mail brightens my day! I have just discovered the map postcards of the US and would be rapt to receive any - my aim is to collect every state! If you would like to do a private exchange of postcards please get in touch-I'd love to hear from you! I now have the following states:
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Postage stamps

I have recently rediscovered my childhood hobby of stamp collecting! I am keen to swap any type of used postage stamp that is in good condition. I love to swap postage stamp bags as well so message me if you are interested in swapping these at any time. Also check out www.25stamps.club website (there are 50 and 100stamps options too) for more stamp swapping options.


bella80 rated for International FB Swap on Aug 5, 2019
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #33 on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: awesome. sorry about the trouble you had with the post. I saw the first envelope and there is no reason it didn't make it here. thanks for repackaging and sending back.
DaiziDruke rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #33 on Jul 7, 2018
Comment: Hi, Jeanette, received the postage stamp bags and will send on in the next round. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much!!!!!! 🍰
Response: OMG-I didn't realise the books never made it to you. Both my other partners in this swap received theirs. I shall resend immediately. Will PM you for your address. 01/02/18: I see this late rating of swaps has happened a couple of other times from comments on your profile page. I do wonder if perhaps the swap did arrive in March 2017 but by the time you rated in Dec 2017 you had forgotten about it?? Anyway, I have resent TWO separate envies of FBs in the past week to ensure you receive this swap.
Beckstar rated for 5 Friendship Books x2 #2 on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Thankyou so much. Its very hot today 41 degrees. its muggy, we call it the build up waiting for the first rains of the wet season (after 6 months of NO rain at all) xx
petaluda rated for 5 Friendship Books x2 #2 on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much Jeanette I love the card you wrote the message .The FBs are great because some are the size for the FBs for a swap I just signed for
Annu rated for Aske's FB Swap # 10 on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the big pile of FB's and the pretty note card with them! How fun to hear you like geocaching as well ;-)! - - - I'm sorry for the late rating, had forgotten to save ratings!
noname13 rated for AFBSI: 3 n/n FBs June on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot!
Johanna51 rated for Postage Stamp Bags WK21 on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the bags with stamps. I'll take some and add some, as requested, and pass them on in the next round. One of them will be send home. Almost forget to thank you for the cute postcard. Thank you specially for that one. Loveit.
Mamabemus rated for Bag Your Stamps #7 on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: thanks. will pass along quickly
dorcii rated for Postage Stamp Bags WK9 on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Hey Jeanette! :) I got your letter and the bags, thanks a lot <3 I'm in Poland now, my mum scanned your letter, but not the stamps, so I need to wait a month to see them :) I'm writing my reply for you in this moment, I hope I can send it during the next week :) Take care, and Happy Easter! :)
Response: Wow, you are well-travelled! :) I look forward to hearing from you again-I love to hear what you have been up to! Happy Easter to you too.
Comment: What a great batch of NZ cards -- thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you, I will get them passed on. Loved your envelope.
Response: Thank you! I love making them :)
julianapena rated for AFBSI: 3 n/n FBs February on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the n/n Fbs.
Comment: Thank you for all the stamps! I only had one :)
fairypretty7 rated for Postage Stamp Bags WK8 on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: Great assotment of stamps. Loved the card they were inside of. Dad you make it?
Response: Glad you liked it but I send a lot of mail in different groups. You would have to remind me what card it was-I do make some of them :)
CHOWEFACE rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #1 on Feb 7, 2017
Comment: thank you for the NZ map! I got it today- on my birthday so your birthday greeting was extra special. <3
Judy84 rated for AFBSI: 3 n/n FBs January #2 on Jan 24, 2017
nibiru rated for 5 FBs WK 38 on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice FBs :-)
popcore rated for 5 FBs To Each Partner November on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: Thanks!

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stiffneck78 on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you!!!! For Tag: Destash-Scrapbooking papers/embellishments/stickers

mgallardo68 on Mar 12, 2018:

I received today my lovely RAK> Destash-Scrapbooking papers/embellishments/stickers!! I loved all the papers, the embellishments, the purple butterfly sticker! The yard scrap (so soft) and the decorated envie but the postage stamp is so beautiful!! It is my favorite piece lol!! Very poetic!)

simcoe54 on Mar 10, 2018:

Destash-Scrapbooking papers/embellishments/stickers - Thanks for the envie with all the wonderful items. Enjoyed looking through them and thinking about how I will use them.

user2637 on Jan 22, 2016:

Just FYI - @guppies is back swapping and owes you a swap from 2010.

dachenhausa on Nov 9, 2015:

Thank you for returning my postage stamp bag! Envelope going out in tomorrow's mail for you. :-)

dachenhausa on Nov 9, 2015:

Thank you for returning my postage stamp bag! Envelope going out in tomorrow's mail for you. :-)

bcdebinbc on Jan 27, 2015:

Thank you for the fbs and postcard, luv it and needed, the fb's are already signed and later today will be off to their next destinations, thanks!!!

maybeblue on Jul 16, 2014:

Thank you for the cool New Zealand postcards and the notes. I love them :)

pennypuppy on Jun 17, 2014:

Thank very much for the awesome oversized PC you sent me in our private swap of the Maori native man in costume. OMG that tattoed face must have been painful!! I love the Hobbit postage stamp also. I hope you get the pc I sent to you soon! Laura

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

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