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mary17

mary17
Date Joined: September 24, 2020
Last Online: April 26, 2024
Birthday: March 30
Country: Ireland

About Me

Hi, I’m a former postcrosser. I switched to swapbot, as it costs the same to post a postcard as a 100g / 3.5 ounce letter in my country !, so it works out costly sending a single postcard. I also felt limited by the space on a postcard. Swapbot is a better match for me. I love all things stationery related. I'm not very crafty, but I enjoy making my own envelopes and baking. I don’t use social media, my preference is snail mail.

I know sometimes mail fails to be delivered, so please get in touch if you are expecting something from me that does not turn up, and I will resend

I rate the day I receive, so if I have not rated a swap you sent to me, it simply means I have not received swap yet. If a long time has past, I will send you a message to let you know.

I lived in London for 9 years, but returned to Ireland a few years ago, where the pace of life is more relaxed.

I’m married, and we have a 8 year old son.

I love to travel, I love France, even the simple pleasure of time spent in a French supermarket, as they have the best chocolate aisle πŸ˜„. I enjoy researching and planning holidays. I'm a big fan of US National Parks, due to their variety and inspiring landscape.

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I have visited

Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Egypt, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UAE & Wales

USA - Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming

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In the future I would love to visit Japan

Music - 🎡 I like to listen to all sorts of music, really it depends on my mood. My Spotify has plenty of variety, I do not listen to Jazz and rap much 🎢

Movies - πŸ“½οΈ Some movies I enjoy watching: La La Land, Little Miss Sunshine, Pride & Prejudice, Sweet Home Alabama, Up in the Air, A Good Year, Nomadland & The Way.

I enjoy walks on the beach, going out for dinner. Life is busy, so finishing a book, can take a while.

I have a sweet tooth, I love chocolate, although not white chocolate so much. I love to try chocolate that I cannot get in my country. I like chocolate with flavours too (orange, mint, coconut, coffee, nuts etc) . I’m such a chocolate fan, that if I make porridge/oatmeal I add cocoa powder, flaked almonds and fresh raspberries, so it’s more a dessert than breakfast πŸ˜ƒ. Happiness is cake, coffee and a chat with a friendπŸ˜„.

My favourite saying - "A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet" by W.B. Yeats

Favorite colors - Purple, lilac, blue, teal, pink

Wishlist

Anything French

Chocolate (any kind except white chocolate)

Coffee candy

Notecards

Purple ink pens

Writing sets

Likes:

A - Address Labels, Architecture, Art Deco

B – Baking, Baci chocolates, Ballet, Bookmarks, Botanical illustrations / themes, Brush pens

C - Chocolate (any kind except white chocolate), Coffee, Coffee candy, cherry blossoms, cookies, caramels, Christmas cards (non religious)

D - Drawstring bags, Degas,

E - Envelopes (love handmade)

F - France, Frank Lloyd Wright, Flora & Fauna

G - Greeting cards, gift tags, gel pens, Ghirardelli chocolate squares

H - Highlighters, hot chocolate

I - Illustrations

J - Japan

K - Keyrings

L - Landscapes, Lantern Press, Lighthouses, Letterpress stationery, London

M - Maps, map postcards, mechanical pencils, memo sheets, Michoko caramels, Milky Way midnight dark

N - Notecards, notebooks, Northern Lights

O - Oceans

P - Pens (gel & ballpoint – love pens with purple and colour inks), Postcards (non-touristic if possible), purple, postboxes, peppermint chocolates

R - Reusable shopping bags, Rhodia notebooks, rubber stamps

S - Stationery, Stickers (non-puffy stickers please), sticky tabs, scenic sights, spiral notebooks, shopping list notepads

T - Thank you cards, Tote bags

U - US National Parks, UNESCO sites, USA

W - Washi tape, writing sets

Y - Yellowstone, Yosemite, York peppermint pattie

Dislikes:

Anime, Manga,

Gum

Hershey's milk chocolate

Reward / kid type stickers

Tea

and anything religious

Ratings

Lolcw rated for MAEI: April on May 6, 2024
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Hello Mary, Thanks for the great St Pats card and the extras! Thats a very cool dragon on the front of the city council brochure! Have a great year of the dragon! πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²
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Comment: Dear Mary, thank you very much for your wonderful envelope und the cute goodies. The green colour is great! ^-^ And I'm a little bit envious to be honestly, as yes, just like you wrote in your letter: When a holiday coincidentally falls on a weekend: Bad luck, but no extra free day. I would love the Irish system! ^^Β° Have a great april, Maxi
LaureAndLucky rated for European Letters #12 on Mar 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything, especially the beautiful stamps and postcards ! Your hand writing isn't messy at all ! How funny ! What led you to get involved in this association ? Russian is so hard ! I don't struggle with Cyrillic but with pronunciation and oral comprehension. I can't see how things could get better either, humankind has not learned from it's past mistakes and it won't... Let's hope for better days ! Thanks again :)
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Comment: I loved everything soooo much! Thank you!!! (I'm using the postcards for my Keep One, Send One PC series so that I get them back!)
uuvuttaa rated for EU Happy Mail #3 on Mar 7, 2024
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Comment: thank you - I love everything from the stamps to the envelope and the goodies!
Petaltea rated for MAEI: Febuary Hearts! on Feb 18, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I love the items, oh that cute postcard and those sticker stamps! Let’s go green for the march swap. Great idea. Thanks for joining, take care!!
Colinde rated for EU Christmas Card and a Surprise on Jan 12, 2024
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Comment: Whoah sorry for the super late rating, but the heart is well-deserved <3 Happy 2024!
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely card and goodies. It's great to see different mailboxes out there, either from the government, or from personal choices. Have an enjoyable Christmas!
Aleesha rated for Virtual tourists #1 on Jul 6, 2023
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Comment: Thank you for your letter! Little Blue Elephant is amazing - we actually know the owner.
2cat007 rated for March Birthday Card #2 on May 9, 2023
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TexyDeb rated for Traveling PCs World #74 on Apr 26, 2023
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Comment: thank you, this got here quick, it was opened, sadly,I like the decorations on the envelope, thank you for the blanks, one is perfect for my Mom and one I have seen before, be well
Risna rated for Traveling PC's World 73 on Mar 20, 2023
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Comment: A lovely PC you picked to be part of this swap! Hope it won't take too long before it finds its way back to you. (It can take a while though!) And thanks for the extra PCs. I like them a lot!
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Comment: Mary, thank you so much for this beautiful swap, it put a huge smile on my face! I'm very excited to try out the recipe you included :) Wishing you a lovely spring with many pretty colours! :)
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Comment: Guiness card and love from Ireland!!! How lucky am I? And Im.sending this at 12:17pm ☘️ 🍻 ❀️ thank you
esmy77 rated for March Birthday Card #2 on Feb 28, 2023
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Comment: I was so impressed with your card and envelope! Loved it all! thank you for making my bday special!❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Stachel rated for ESO: Hygge swap on Oct 10, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap πŸ€— I especially enjoyed the tee pot postcard and the classy flower stationery. β™₯️ Also the envelope was beautifully decorated
Burger1girl rated for CPG Just a Note #4 - Global on Jun 8, 2022
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Comment: Love the decorative envelope! The note card is beautiful. Love the stickers..I always need them!!LOL Yes I love mushrooms! hehe Great Swap!
NaomiRisa rated for IS: Happy Mail # 1 πŸ€— on Mar 26, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the happy mail. I had fun looking at the things you sent. The mushroom stickers are adorable :-) Many Malaysians like playing badminton. It is a common sport here. Kids love to play it in front of the house with the gate as the net, lol. I used to do that too with my siblings. Many times when the game got intense, the shuttercock ended up flying onto the rooftop, lol. What a carefree life back then, lol.
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Comment: Dearest Mary , I love what you sent. First off the purple envelope made me so happy! And the stamps are awesome as well! I love the vw on the front of envie too. I love the owl pc! The lighthouses are awesome too. I really love. The stickers and bookmark too. The puffin nc is so cute! This whole envelope was filled with so much happiness and joy. I can only imagine that the fish and chips at the lighthouse are to die for. On my bucket list is fish and chips from United Kingdom or Ireland. I would love to travel to Ireland one day. Take care

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Comments

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯

Christmas

Christmas

Christmas

bringitb on Oct 24, 2020:

Mary! Oh my goodness, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you for sending me a thank you gift package in response to the Hot Chocolate swap we did! The polar bear sheets are gorgeous!! Those galaxy cards from China are ones I don’t have yetβ€”perfect! Such awesome postcards and stickers, too! What a fun bundle to receive so unexpectedly. Thanks again for your kindness. It really made my day! _B

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