Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 12:13 pm


Date Joined: September 21, 2008
Last Online: October 30, 2018
Birthday: April 29, 1984
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

A little bit about me... I’m 34 and have been married to my husband for 6 years, we have a daughter (7 - almost 8) and a son (4).

We live in a small village mostly surrounded by farm land in the South East of England. We are about an hour from London and an hour from the South Coast.

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I work in commercial Interior Design which is no where near as glamorous as it sounds. I took a long break from swapping when my son was born which also coincided with a house move and lots of renovation work. My little boy is starting full time school in September and I’ve decided to start creating crafts, packages and enjoying the excitement of receiving things in the post again!


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I have a degree in Literature and taught English at a secondary school (high school) for 6 long years. Needless to say I LOVE books. I’m quietly writing a novel but that’s a secret so please keep that to yourself. I would appreciate anything ‘bookish’ or to do with writing. Obviously my degree and teaching were mainly around the classics and ‘proper’ literature which I love. I also have a lot of time for a nice easy read and I’ve recently discovered the Outlander series, both books and TV version, and I’m now a pretty devoted fan. My husband is Irish with reddish hair so I guess I have a thing for Celtic men.

I’m a foodie and enjoy cooking, baking and eating. Visions of jars of Nutella dance through my head! I’m also a bit obsessed with shopping lists/meal planning. It never seems to quite go to plan - inspire me with your go to family recipes.

I am an Art enthusiast and so is my little girl. I’m really enjoying sharing my passion for making and creating with her. We try our hand at a bit of everything with mixed results and love to watch YouTube tutorials. In the last few weeks we have turned the play area into an Art Room and our favourite thing is to retreat in there and cut, paste, paint, draw etc.

Nature is a huge source of inspiration to me. We have a lovely garden and I find flowers growing and blooming absolutely magical. I’m growing lots of bee friendly flowers and watching them is a constant source of fascination and I’m so happy to provide them with a habitat to thrive in. Save the bees everyone! Send me something bee themed and it will put a smile on my face 😃.

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I love botanical and nature illustrations and artwork. I’m pretty obsessed with looking at nature journals and field studies. I literally trawl through images of them on Pinterest. Who even am I?

I’d love to receive your homemade creations. I started swapping years ago and I still have boxes of ATCs, altered matchboxes and beautifully handwritten letters which I treasure.

Rather not

Things I’d rather not receive:

In general I will enjoy a thoughtful package and I don’t have a great long list of things I don’t like. Be assured the kids and I will be excitedly opening up whatever pops through the letterbox. Beautiful, interesting, inspiring items will bring us joy.

Please don’t send trashy things, we have enough tat of our own which I spend my life trying to minimise and reduce.

Nothing political either thank you.


AmericanHeiress rated for Halloween Pocket Letter on Oct 26, 2018
Comment: Miranda, thanks so much for your beautiful package. First time in a long time I have been blown away on The Bot In some time. Your pocket letter is so far my favorite I have ever received so well done. And thanks for all the extra goodies much appreciated though not needed bc the pocket letter was amazing! 💋
Response: Thanks for your kind words, I’m so pleased you liked what I sent! Happy Halloween 🎃
Jessicat rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #27 on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Miranda! This was so wonderful! Thank you for the amazing swap! I love everything the PCs, the die cuts, your lovely letter, NCs, doilies and tea. I especially enjoy the way you packaged everything like wrapping washi around the package of pretty sequins! Squee! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. I truly appreciate it!
Tuutis rated for Under the Sea Mini Pocket Letter on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you, this is gorgeous mini pocket letter!
Response: Glad you like it - I will definitely join another pocket letter swap!
Bluegirl rated for Summer Mystery Wishlist Box on Jul 8, 2014
Eveline rated for Spoil Us, (Local) Goodies Easter on Apr 5, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely Easter Goodies! I really liked the Easter Candy, because this is not (easily) available around here and I always wanted to try the Cadbury Eggs. The mintsauce and Gravy for the roasted lamb are confiscated by my big monsters. They will try your recipe for that! Mini-monster and I will make the crossbuns and bake cupcakes and Easter Egg cakes with the apron on of course!!! I hope you will have a beautiful baby to hold in your arms this Easter! Thanks again and many hearts for you!
Eveline rated for Green in a baggie on Mar 4, 2014
Comment: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for all those lovely goodies. I am really curious about the kitkat mint, I have never seen or tasted it before. I am so glad you are my partner in the SULG Easter swap. I know I will like it already!!! You deserve a lot of hearts!
mrsD rated for February Love Matchbox Swap #6 on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: thank you SO much! really such a wonderful package to open today - loved everything: the postcards and paper goodies, pretty matchbox full of goodies. so many extras! you are awesome :):):) xo
Comment: Thankyou, Maranda for the lovely wrapped Stocking Stuffer# 4, I look forward to opening them. Have a happy Christmas love Jennifer
lilrawker rated for swapbot santa gift packages #1 on Oct 12, 2013
Comment: Wow such a big package! Giving you a heart for sending 4 gifts instead of the required 2. I cannot wait to open them, but I will be patient! All of the gifts will go under my tree :)
Comment: Thanks Miranda for putting so much thought into this package!! Really liked everything & loved the way you wrapped each item....xxx
viza rated for A Happy Parcel Europe #2 on Aug 8, 2013
Comment: I/ve got my happy parcel today! It's really HAPPY:) Thank you for all, everything is from my wishlist! Can't wait next Happy parcel swap:)
Comment: Awesome package! I can't find words to say how I'm happy!!! All are from my favorites! You are very thoughtful swapper as even cross stitch kit is with my letter! My daughter is also happy to have great craft kits:) Thank you very much and many hearts to you!
Lexidh rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #105 on Jul 28, 2013
Comment: Thank you SO much for all the awesome rubber stamps! I won't keep them all, but I've got the perfect home lined up for some of them, they will definitely bring out a SQUEEEE! =)
Response: I thought they'd be in good hands with you. It was therapeutic to de stash!! :)
newsong rated for Pretty Penpal Letters on Jul 26, 2013
Comment: Hello, Thank you for your lovely letter! Do you love Sentimental Circus too? I have Sentimental Circus letter sets, but different ones from the ones you sent me =D I shall write you back soon.
Response: I love sentimental circus :) looking forward to your reply xx
nycphotog rated for A Happy Parcel on Jul 25, 2013
Comment: thank you so much for the happy parcel! i loved everything you chose and i've even already used that cute ice cream scoop :) i especially loved how you packaged everything, it was so nice to have a present to open after such an exhausting day. thanks again!
Response: Glad you like it all :) x
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies, they'll be perfect in this rainy afternoon :-)))
Response: Hope they all taste delicious x
Sola79 rated for QUICK Happy mail #37 on Jul 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail :) It made me smile :)Now, I wonder how the tea tastes, think I have to try it later today :)
Response: You're welcome :)
nermalski rated for TPD Journal Page #5: Birds on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Looove the page. Great detailing. It is a cheerful page and beautiful. Thank you.
Response: You're welcome!!
Comment: I got your swap today and I love it! Such a cool way to put it all together, I may have to use it myself at some point :) I'll definitely be writing back soon. Thanks for all the extras too!
Response: Oh yay! Can't wait for your reply x
Stacy rated for Surprise Me! on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: OH MY GOD! What a trip!!! I can't beleive all of this GREAT stuff, Miranda! You are the love of my life today! THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. You most certainly did surprise me! You are a PEACH.
Response: Aww wow thanks for the comments xxx

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tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

nami on Aug 21, 2013:

Oh nooo.. :( I'll send you a pm !

nami on Aug 19, 2013:

Hi, I received a postcard today from your trip to Madeira :--) ! Thank you very much, I wasn't expecting this <3 !

nami on Jul 22, 2013:

Letter will be on it's way tomorrow :)!

Lila84 on Jul 6, 2013:

Thought you might be interested in the following swaps i'm hosting: group swap: what's in in your mailbox: etsy lovers and faves: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/152081 group swap: what's in your mailbox: etsy lovers and faves, kawaii themed: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/152083 then my own swaps (same as above but not in a group): http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/152259 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/152257 :)

nami on Jul 3, 2013:

Thanks for the letter, I got it today! It really was a quick answer :D! But I was just happy to hear from you so soon <3

TerryF on Jun 27, 2013:

Welcome to

The TPD Welcome!

(This is a clickable link.)

Would you please go HERE and HERE within the next week and comment that you have read and understand the group rules? Thx and have fun!

Lila84 on Jun 8, 2013:

Oh, crap, I'm so sorry about that! :(

Lila84 on Jun 7, 2013:

Thought you'd be interested in a swap i'm hosting in the WIYM group. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/150181

SchrödingersCat on May 25, 2013:

I received your letter and the lovely postcards yesterday. Thank you so much! I just wanted to let you know I will be a bit late with week 4 of the May Mail Merriment Swap, as I'm ill and am not allowed out of the house at the moment. But I'll send as soon as I can and also reply to your letter!

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