Edited: 10th March 2013
Hi, I'm Nicola. I am a 31 year old working mum-of-three living in the North East of England, United Kingdom.
The cost of sending swaps has dramatically increased, especially for International swaps. However, this means I will just be a bit more selective with my swaps!
I'M PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN GETTING US COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY MERCHANDISE - I'd like ladies top. I don't mind which college or university. Please PM me to discuss setting up a swap.
I really do appreciate the time and effort that people put in putting a swap together. However, it is important to know what your recipient likes and dislikes are, and so here we go:
HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I LIKE! :o)
Mugs (as in 'something to put your drink in') - anything with an interesting design on.
Chocolate/sweets/candy also anything chewy/gummy (although please read my 'dislikes' below).
I love bath and body products eg. full size and/or sample size bottles or sachets of things like shower gel, body lotions, bubble bath, lip balm, face masks that kind of thing.
Stationary - notebooks (A5 or A6 size), nice writing pens (any colour), lettersets and/or notecards (however, please I prefer notecards to be made from thicker card, and not thin paper).
Flavoured hot chocolate/cocoa sachets (but please NO coffee/mocha!). I love the Land o' Lake flavoured sachets and would like more of the following flavours ONLY: Caramel, Butterscotch, White Arctic, French Vanilla, and Supreme.
Baking supplies - anything like sprinkles for cakes/cookies, cookie cutters (either metal or plastic), icing sachets, decorated cupcake/baking cases, recipe books etc.
Anything Moomin! I would especially like to get a pillowcase for my youngest daughter.
My favourite band is METALLICA.
Postcards from where you live, or where you have visited - with or without a handwritten message. If you choose to send them, I prefer them sent NAKED (no envelope).
My favourite colour is YELLOW. I also like purple, pink and silver.
Themes/designs that I like: strawberries, CUPCAKES, hearts, polka dots, OWLS, cats/kittens and BUTTERFLIES.
MY DISLIKES - please do not send me :o(
Anything coffee/mocha or aniseed flavoured. This includes coffee!
Anything Body Shop - I used to work there and am fed up with all their stuff (as nice as it is!).
I'm not into papercrafts, so anything of this nature I cannot really find a use for.
Also, quite importantly - I am allergic to NICKEL, which is found in some costume jewellery. If you are in any doubt, please don't send me something that 'might' contain nickel. I'd rather not take the chance.
I will be taking part in some children's swaps, and so, in anticipation of this:
Bradley (male) is 10 years old. He was born in September 2002. Besides his PS3, he LOVES Lego. His other likes include Skylanders, Trash Packs, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Horrid Henry, Finneus and Ferb, and any family/Disney film. He loves DVD's (Region 2). Because he is tall, he wears clothing suitable for a 12-13 year old. His favourite colour is green. He does not really eat candy/sweets - he prefers chocolate, although not flavoured chocolate. He avoids fruit and vegetables at all costs!
Megan (female) is nearly 8 years old. She was born in March 2005. She also loves Lego (although her collection is much smaller than Bradley's, much to her disappointment!) and she likes in particular the Lego Friends range. She also likes Barbies/Moxie Girls, Monster High, Sylvanian Families, High School Musical, Hannah Montana and Hello Kitty. She also likes colouring books/notepads, pens/pencils, and she enjoys books. She would wear clothing suitable for a 8-9 year old. Her favourite colours are pink, purple and silver! She can be quite fussy with chocolate and candy/sweets but she does like lollies/suckers, but please only red or purple coloured ones - just don't ask why! lol
My second daughter, Bronte is 3 years old. Clothing wise, she would need 4-5 years. She loves Fisher Price Little People, ELC Happyland figures, Peppa Pig, Lalaloopsy and Littlest Pet Shop, however, saying that, she will play with pretty much anything, especially if a) it's not hers and b) she's not allowed to! Haha
Finally my lovely hubby P is a size XXL in t-shirt. He likes white chocolate, motorcycles, Metallica, Aerosmith as well as keeping and tending to his marine fish! :o) He is in an original heavy metal/rock band and one day plans to take over the world! :o)
My current wishlist items are as follows:
Address labels - but PLEASE ensure you spell my name and my address correctly! (Believe it or not, I've been stung before!)
Thimbles - Bradley brought me one from a school trip towards the end of last year and I now have a collection of....SEVEN! So I would like more to add to my collection! :o)
Specifically from the USA:
American Pop Tarts in the following flavours ONLY: Chocolate Chip, Hot Fudge Sundae, Frosted Chocolate Fudge, S'mores, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies and Creme, Apple Strudel.
American Chocolate: Butterfinger, Mr Goodbar, Baby Ruth, 100 Grand, Milky Way, Peanut Butter or Coconut M&M's, Hersheys Cookies and Cream chocolate, Hersheys Symphony Toffee and Almond chocolate. American Candy: Now and Laters. Also Wrigleys Dessert Delights SUGAR FREE gum (just not the Root Beer flavour). I would absolutely LOVE some more Harry and David's Moose Munch Chocolate bars! :o) I have had them a couple of times and they were YUMMY.
I would really really LOVE the Yankee Candle Lip Balms in the following flavours: Buttercream, Sparkling Vanilla, Christmas Cookie and Vanilla Cupcake.
Lipsmackers - any flavour.
I am also getting into any USA college/university items including clothing and souveniers. Please let me know if you have anything you can offer.
PLEASE mark any packages as a 'GIFT', if you are given the option to do so. This is because I could get charged an import duty on them (especially if you send from the USA and outside of the EU). In the (albeit unlikely) event that I get charged an import duty, I regret that I will NOT be able to collect the items that you have sent me.
Finally, I am NOT a flaker, I always send my packages, if for any reason you have not received your package after what you consider to be a reasonable length of time since I marked as 'sent', please PM me and I will ALWAYS re-send. I always rate when I receive swaps.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! :o)
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