Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2018 4:07 pm


Date Joined: September 16, 2017
Last Online: July 21, 2018
Birthday: May 10
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I live In New Zealand. I am in my 50's.

Since I was a child I have corresponded with pen pals around the world swapping letters, postcards, friendship books, stickers etc. i am hoping to gain new pen pals and lifetime friendships through swap bot.

I have done a lot of traveling a round the world but still love to see new places from countries I have been too or not yet been too.

I collect books, postcards, and envelopes . Since early 2018 I am not collecting as much as I used to because I am seriously into removing clutter from all areas of my life. Check out my blog.

My favourites likes are: reading, sunflowers, penguins, bright colours, buttons, beaches, kites, quilt history, women artists before 1950, scriptures from the bible. historical churches and other buildings. classic cars from 50's, 60's etc. social issues/justice, writing to penpals.

Favorite Music

Old music from the 60s, 70s, 80s etc. Bryan Adams. Christian music. Any really apart from Opera and Rap. I like Michael Buble.

Favorite Books

I like reading books on Self improvement, Inspirational, Social issues, Justice and true stories of people making positive differences in the world.

I read a lot of Christian fiction.

I enjoy reading art history books especially on women artists.

2018 I am reading books on clutter/declutter and minimalism.

James Patterson is my favourite crime writer. Debbie MacComber for her stories..

As a child I used to love reading stories by , Enid Blyton. Marcia Martin , Donna Parker series. Sue Barton series books. Monica Dickens. I collect them and still love reading them.

2018 I thought I would start reading another genre. So far I have been reading a few fantasy books.

Favorite Crafts

Quilt history. Knitting for charity. Drawing. Learning new crafts. Making things with buttons.

Favorite Movies

Love old movies like musicals and from the 50's, 60's etc. Also modern day movies.

Favorite Television

Don't watch a lot of t.v. If I do it will be sports, drama usually UK production, documentaries on animals, the earth and countries. Also like mainly UK comedy.



Definitely a newbie so still learning the ropes of how this all works. Thanks.

i don't mind receiving postcards either naked on in am envelope. personal message preferably in an envelope.

As I live at the bottom of the world sometimes my mail may take longer than normal mail so please don't rate me down because of that. Notice that postcards take longer than letters.



I dont drink tea or coffee as I dont like the taste so please dont send me any thank you. Also customs may refuse your mail if they find mail containing tea bags.


denisedecker58 rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Wonderful swap and effort! I really appreciate all that you did to send this my way!
myancey rated for WIYM:cardboard pc swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Karen thanks for the chunk from NZ. We live in the southern part of USA and it's been in 90s some days. The humidity is awful and it's been unbelievably hot. Only about a month and a half more of this. Lol. Thank you !
Comment: Hi sweet Karen!! How cool of you to send me a note on a postcard with such an awesome back story and old picture on it along with your stunning Christian postcard!!! Where in the world did you find it? I had to make one myself. lol The Daily bread is ALWAYS appreciated, and will definitely keep this moving. Blessings! Dina
Response: Hi Dina, glad that you liked both postcards I sent you. You asked where I got them from. Would you believe a second hand shop, which I think in America you call them thrift shops. Even though they were in a 2nd hand shop all the scripture postcards and old vintage pc were in good condition in a set. I had never seen scripture p/c until then. God bless. Karen.
JurassicParkerPage rated for Organising Buddy on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the extras! will write back soon!
onthecrafttable rated for Just To Say Hello Swap on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter and the stamps! <3 Will reply you as soon as I can.
carol rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 14 on Jul 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice note! What was the movie you saw? Not many films are made here anymore, unfortunately. AZ got rid of the film incentive and they literally fly over us to film in NM. Sad--especially since I am an actor who loves to work in film!
Response: The movie was called everything must go with Will Ferrell in it. Thanks for the rating. How amazing was that to know you were in that movie too just as I was sending you a postcard. Keep acting, dont give up. Blessings. Karen.
Didi rated for AS: Coloured in PC on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: I love this picture and the colouring in that you did. it is great and hanging on my wall.
Response: Oh my goodness. Have you really put the colouring postcard on your wall. What a lovely compliment. THANK YOU so much.
nytetears rated for CALG : Postcard Penpals 2 on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely card and it was nice to learn about your city
Response: Thank you and happy swapping.
Candace rated for Christian Friendship on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: I'll definitely be writing back! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for the goodies and a lovely story of a “stow-a-way” kitty. My sister’s cat will do the same thing to any cat that parks in her driveway. Luckily, she’ll jump out a window if she feels the car move. Lol
Response: Thanks for sharing about your sisters cat, it made me smile. Happy swapping.
teacher4life rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for writing me. I love my goodies. I plan on writing you back this weekend.
Response: Thank you. I look forward to your letter.
yvonne401 rated for CSG ~ Test Your Bible Knowledge #4 on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you. God bless
me2az50 rated for Over 50s Pen Pal Letter Swap on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank for the letter. I will be writing to you soon. Thank you for the stamps.
Response: Glad you liked the stamps. Looking forward to your letter.
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD pc May YELLOW on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Cute Bee! And no worries, this is exactly the right type of card for a free/ad pc type swap! They are basically any free pc you find around anywhere-events, art shows, other ads, etc.
Response: Thank you for rating and explaining waht free/ad cards. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter! It made my day 😀
Response: Glad you liked it. Happy swapping.
Mugsie rated for Interest ME #1 on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Karen, I am so so sorry my rating is so late! Thank you so very much for your book page! Which I AM buying cause I need to know what to do after you have ALL your books all over your floors! LOL Thank you again! Thanks for the buttons too!
Response: Thats okay. Was wondering if you had got my letter, so am pleased that you did. Thanks for hosting this swap. Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you so much! The goodies are lovely and I can't wait to work on the card. :)
kweandee rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 13 on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Got it! Thanks :)
Swan rated for CSG ~ Test Your Bible Knowledge #3 on May 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
Liiskah rated for AS: I've never been there PC on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thankyou for the postcard! Funnily enough, I feel the same about Bali! Haha!
Response: Thank you.

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carol on Jul 14, 2018:

This is crazy, but I was actually an extra in "Everything Must Go!" That was probably one of the last big movies to be filmed here. The AZ Legislature didn't renew the film incentive, so they fly over us to NM now. Fun being in the film. They used my car also, but I've never been able to spot either of us in the film.

lou on Jun 29, 2018:

Happy belated birthday from WIYM group!

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