Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 3:31 pm


Date Joined: October 2, 2016
Last Online: June 24, 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.


PeggyO rated for A Book Themed POSTCARD! on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a great postcard. I have seen the movie at least twice but never read the book. I've never gotten into the Agatha Christie mysteries, so it reminds me to jot a note to myself in my reading journal to remind me to try one to see whether I enjoy reading them. Happy reading and swapping, PeggyO
Gnoe rated for junk journal supplies - cats on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cat stuff! I think Beth's Doodlecats christmas cards are my fav; I've been a fan of her for ages :) No way I'm junk journalling those ;P
Comment: Thank you!
NIKKI6669 rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies, quote, and lovely note card :)
Comment: Very cute! The cute animals are a nice touch.
Comment: Thank you so much for your card and goodies :) Happy swapping x
EmilyT rated for City / Town / Village with F R2 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Falmouth looks like a beautiful seaside town!
aspens rated for WIYM: Handmade Postcard - Games on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Your game sounds like a friendlier version of monopoly, haha! I've never heard of it before, thanks for teaching me! :)
swools rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #11 on Jun 19, 2017
Marcie24 rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cure supplies. I love the pink cigarette cards.
dorcii rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #11 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Instagram likes and comments :)
AnneliesV rated for Adult Coloring PC INTL #49 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful balloons
chaari rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #11 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
elvenfire rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #11 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! :)
Liiskah rated for Easy Postcard Swap for All #1 on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard from Cornwall 😀 I hope to go there one day!
mellyrose89 rated for Literary Postcard Swap on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Maggie249 rated for Cat Lovers Postcard Swap on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: looks lilke my youngest did she is now about 8 mos. long lanky look right now heart 4 you i have 3 house cats all inside only - Kali- Shiloh - and Raven
tatntole rated for ESG: Show us your jewelry! on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Sorry to rate late.
Comment: Ree, Thank you so very much for the awesome pink and purple goodies for my journals - so many beautiful things! thank you, darla

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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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