Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2017 5:26 am


Date Joined: October 2, 2016
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: March 18, 1984
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

PLEASE NOTE: Please let me know if you have not received something, I've never flaked! :) Also, I rate as soon as I receive. If for some reason I have not rated you, please let me know as well.

I'm 33, married to my wonderful fella, James (as of 20th May 2017), and mother to two crazy furbaby cats (Claude - a 4 yr old grey tabby & Flynn - a 2 1/2 year old tuxedo). I live in Cornwall, England but originally from West Sussex, England. I've also lived in the USA for 4 1/2 years and in Wales for 12 years. I'd describe myself as a bit of a geek and definitely unique and often awkward. I work full time during the week and I volunteer with the Brownies/Rainbows (GirlGuidingUK). I also do ad-hoc babysitting on the weekend.

I'm a Ravenclaw through & through! I'm non-religious however I don't have an issue with people who are if they respect my opinions and thoughts but I would prefer not to receive overly religious swap items. I'm happy to discuss religion and share thoughts and ideas, respectfully, but I don't want to be 'preached' at. I have an interest in learning more about Wicca and trying to be more in tune with nature and the earth.

Hobbies: penpalling, swapping, sewing, colouring,writing, reading (mostly anything but especially historical fiction and chick lit, fantasy, sci fi and psychological thrillers, craft books, mythology, education & childhood related, travel books and some biographies), travelling, learning, and photography.

I'm especially interested in culture and countries and would love to learn more about the different countries around the world, but I have a special fondness for Iceland and Japan.

I collect postcards, stickers and magnets and also figurines (Tatty Teddy & Fairy Poppets). I'm a member of the League of Extraordinary Penpals and I do PostCrossing (though I've deactivated my account until I move). I also collect Pressed Pennies from places I've been to.

Likes: cats, horses & red pandas, mythological creatures (especially Unicorns, fairies and mermaids) Vanilla, fruity/citrus, chocolate and marshmallow scents, Tulips, Butterflies, Stickers, Magnets, Postcard, bookmarks, Chocolate, Anne Geddes pics & Lisa Frank stuff

Dislikes: Spiders, skulls, Lavender & cinnamon scents, anime or 'rude'/x-rated stuff. Not a big fan of Pin-Up girls.

Favorite Music

Most pop and country (the result of my 4 1/2 years in Texas!) but will listen to most things. Not a fan of heavy metal/rock though I like the more popular soft rock, popular songs (Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, some Aerosmith etc). I don't really 'do' particular genres though. If I like the song, I don't care who it's by or what genre it is.

I like some classical music but especially Pachelbel's Canon in D. It's such a beautiful piece of music and will be my entrance music for my wedding. I know it's probably over used but I love it (though happy to take suggestions on other bits of music in swaps or by private message).

Some of my fave artists include:, George Strait - I Cross my Heart (will be my first dance song), Reba Macintyre (most of her stuff), Boyzone, Westlife, The Script, The Cranberries, ABBA, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Taylor Swift & Bryan Adams.

Favorite Crafts

Sewing & Silver Jewellry Making (I'm made our wedding rings). Also: Card making, Colouring & Making Envelopes I'm trying to learn how to knit and crochet too but rarely find the time so it's not going so well. I'm trying to learn calligraphy too.

Favorite Books

Fave books include: Anne of Green Gables series, Harry Potter series, Little House series, Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Da Vinci Code, Handle with Care, The Samurai's Daughter, The Kite Runner, Half a Yellow Sun, Hope in a Ballet Shoe and I See You.

Fave authors include: Jodie Picoult, JK Rowling, Dan Brown, LM Montgomery, Clare Macintosh, John Moyes, Charlotte Betts, Phillippa Gregory & James Herbert

Always happy for book suggestions in swaps.

Favorite Television

The Great British Sewing Bee, Project Runway, Top Chef, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares USA, Game of Thrones, Bones, Star Trek (all but fave is Voyager followed by Enterprise), The Simpsons, QI, Law & Order: SVU, The Middle, The Big Bang Theory and Pointless.

Favorite Movies

Loads and it depends on my mood but my 'go to' movies include the following: Love Actually, Dirty Dancing 1 & 2, Harry Potter series, Mamma Mia, The Sound of Music, Annie (the original), Most Disney, Top Gun, X-Men movies (all of them), Star Trek movies (all especially the new cast), Grease 1 & 2, Mona Lisa Smile, Coyote Ugly, Labyrinth, Julie & Julia, Bring it on, Letters to Juliet, Pearl Harbour, Armageddon & the Lord of the Rings series.

These days I don't watch many new movies as I usually doing other things while the tv is on so prefer movies I've seen before so don't have to concentrate on. I can't remember the last time I went to the cinema! ***updated - I saw the new Beauty and the Beast movie on 17th March 2017 - it was fantastic.


I like postcards with or without envelopes, but please write a little something on the back, even if it's just a fave quote or local fact etc.

I love touristy postcards or those showing local views, culture, food and drink, attractions etc. Japan and Iceland are always winners but it's more important it's of YOUR country/culture.

I also love postcards of animals (especially baby ones), Anne Geddes prints, books/literary ones, inspirational quotes, brightly coloured/rainbow coloured ones, food & drink, art and culture or famous local people (not celebrities as such unless they are from your local area). Geeky ones are welcome as is sci fi, science and humorous ones. I'm happy to receive homemade/decorated ones too or ones you've coloured in.

Please don't send any with spiders on (I hate them) and I'm not a big fan of skulls, pin up girls, anime or 'rude' ones.


  • Stationary - especially stickers & washi tape (nothing with spiders or skulls though and I'd prefer not to have reward/teacher stickers or really childish ones. I do love Disney stickers though) - I love Lisa Frank stickers (automatic heart if not animal print or mostly animal print) and Pipsticks sticker packs. Scratch n sniff stickers are fine as are fabric/fuzzy ones and puffy ones.

  • I do like some kids themed stuff - Miffy, Mr Men/Little Miss, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony and Tatty Teddy (the Little Grey Bear/Me to You) stuff is always a winner (think stickers, washi, postcards, magnets, stationary, notecards etc). Miffy and Mr Men/Little Miss stuff would get an automatic heart!

  • anything glittery and/or pink, purple, blue or silver. I do like yellow but not gold. Also rainbows & bright colours are great (not loads of neon/fluorescent but some is ok).

  • pens/pencils especially coloured ones and/or glittery/metallic/scented

  • I love books so book recommendations and bookmarks are a big plus. These would get automatic hearts if included.

  • I love inspirational quotes

  • anything which teaches me a little about your culture, language, food, landmarks or customs/traditions - these could be recipie/picture postcards, bookmarks, book recommendations etc.

  • Ravenclaw (Harry Potter) merchandise - including stickers, patches, button badges, key rings, magnets, postcards etc. My Patronus is a badger! Ravenclaw stuff would get an automatic heart.

  • Animals - baby ones, but especially cats (wild and house), red pandas, horses, most dogs but especially beagles (not a fan of 'racing' dogs (greyhound, whippet etc) or Rottweilers, Staffies or Dobermans), butterflies, bees and ladybugs/ladybirds.

  • Snacks - I miss Flipz Chocolate pretzels which I used to love when I lived in the USA (can sometimes get them in the uk but not often). I love chocolate but Cadbury's dairy milk or whole nut OR Hershey cookies n cream. I also miss NERDS which you can sometimes get here in the UK. I miss Cheetos too. I love salted or buttered popcorn.

Do Not Send

  • I do not drink tea or coffee so please do not send these. I drink hot chocolate but only milk chocolate or nutty ones (no dark chocolate, mint, orange, caramel etc). Swaps that call for hot drinks (tea bags etc) are the only exception - fruit teas are acceptable here, though no cinammon or licorice ones, and nutty hot chocolates are preferred.

  • I do not like spiders! Please do not send any thing with them on (cartoon-ish ones as stickers or washi tape is fine, especially coming up to Halloween).

  • Not a big fan of pin-up girls

  • I have sensitive skin so no skin/beauty products please (though 'Lush' bath bombs are fine as is 'Burt Bees' lip balm and the 'Vaseline' lipbalms. Hand creams are fine too).

  • Nothing scented lavender, cinnamon or coffee - I hate those scents!

  • Nothing which stinks of cigarette smoke please. I'm very sensitive to the smell and I hate it.


fbresnah rated for Postcard Swap - Food related on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the sweet card! I also have a sweet tooth!
manachai rated for ISS: Scavenger Hunt Swap on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely things! It was heaps of fun opening them, and I love them so much. Especially the 'something from my stash' gift, as well as the 'something new' gift. Everything was so lovely and I was so happy to receive it!
TangledInMegs rated for Just The Facts on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the re-send, Ree! I enjoyed reading about you - we have some things in common! Take good care :)
bluehairedmary rated for Science Postcard Swap #1 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Love the pc of Hypatia! Thanks for sharing!
Akanksha23 rated for Transport Postcard Swap #1 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank u for the beautiful postcard.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your journal of lists with me, Ree 🍃 I especially liked the list of your favorite books - I think I'm going to add some onto my to-read books. Also, congratulations on your marriage! I'm wishing the two of you lots of happiness & love 🌹 I'm not currently looking for new pen pals but I'll keep you in mind c: You seem like a lovely person.
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: wow thats some pretty tattoo's ty for the link xx
ToujoursMoi rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Apr 2017) on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely card with a cute bears on it. My bigger one really loved it and so did I. I hope you feel better soon and I wish you a really fast recovery with your finger. All the best lots of love out of Germany, Nina
paraxparaxnoia rated for ESG: 100 questions 2.0 on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Yay for Coldplay, say hello to Claude :)
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (July 2017) on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Lovely postcard! Looks like a place I would love to visit! Hope you get to go there soon!
nibiru rated for Stationery Swap July 2017 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful stationery sets and extra note cards :-)
ArtyBeth3 rated for KKL: Keep Calm & Love Our Cats on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Aw, what an awesome card, letter, & photos you sent of your precious two cats. I enjoyed reading all about them. We do love our cats and they bring us lots of joy. :)
user3654 rated for Date Night Ideas Postcard Swap on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ideas! I love game nights!
LovelyLindaSwap rated for TPW- Map from Your County on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card.
WLB rated for Date Night Ideas Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: My boyfriend, Maurice, likes your ideas so a huge thank you from both of us.
noname13 rated for AapE: Colour theme 'Orange' on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot!

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VivaLaDiane on Jul 3, 2017:


Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2017:


Monastelar on Feb 10, 2017:

Ree!!! You are the best! Thanks for sending this beautiful PC, i absolute adore it. Thanks for such lovely PC


Monastelar on Feb 10, 2017:

Ree!!! You are the best! Thanks for sending this beautiful PC, i absolute adore it. Thanks for such lovely PC


sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

ginico on Jan 20, 2017:

Just a quick note to say Hi!

I was looking at the Group Board for the UK Happy Mail group and noticed your recent comments, so came to check out your profile :)

Then I noticed you were originally from West Sussex, so had to say hi. I live near Fareham, but work in Chichester, so know WS quite well.

I also volunteer with a Brownie group, which I love. I love the crafting and baking weeks most of all, but also enjoying the learning we do together.

Hope you are having a good day

Gini x

fluffywelshsheep on Dec 31, 2016:

Thank you, I was born and lived not far from Newport and also in Newport i where went to University.

I know live in Central Scotland :)

TC on Oct 17, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Before I can accept your request to join Newbie Helpers, we ask that you send your name and mailing address to one of the group founders. Once you're in the group, you can join any of the swaps! Have fun. :)

TamiTam55 on Oct 2, 2016:

Before you sign up for a swap, make sure to fill out your profile. :) Hugs!

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