Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2024 4:15 am


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: January 6, 2024
Birthday: February 20, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

**Sorry I have been away for a while. Moving house and illness have got in the way. Bloody cancer! I'm catching up with rating. I hope to see some of you in some Christmas swaps **

I'm a 39 year old male.. I have 2 'children' ages 23 and 20 and an amazing fiancee.

I've always been interested in penpalling and exchanging mail in general. I used to exchange FB's as a child. Way before the internet, that was a good way of finding penpals!

I'm addicted to You Tube travel videos. It gives me inspiration for where I want to visit next. 2020 sure has put a halt to my travelling, so You Tube has been a lifesaver!

I haven't planned any trips 2021 yet. Until Covid-19 has done one, there isn't any point in making travel plans. I have, however, booked a trip for my 40th birthday in 2022. We fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then onto Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands and finally Antarctica... before heading back to Argentina. If anyone has any information about any of these places, feel free to drop me a line. Information welcomed in English or Spanish.



  • Flag lapel pins (I have a huge map and I've started collecting these. So far, I only have UK, Norway, France, Chile, Malaysia, Palestine, Israel, Italy and Canada, USA, Barbados, Singapore )

  • Tourist Magnets

  • Anything with a rainbow on

  • Twine

  • Writing paper

  • Room diffusers

  • Washi/ deco tape

  • Pyjamas size L or XL men's (( if a a generous size)

  • tea towels esp touristy

  • Nice pens - black

  • Handmade envelopes

  • Labret, tragus and nose jewellery

  • Snail Mail

  • Vegetarian recipes

  • Milk/ white chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Dazzling socks

  • Hot chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Christmas gift tags (handmade or store bought)

  • Ribbon

  • Christmas related items (year round)

  • Tissue paper

  • Patriotic items from your country. (e.g. I like to send Union Jack/ British images on note cards, stickers etc)

  • Sellotape

  • Organza bags

  • red/ gold themed Christmas tree decorations

  • I have just discovered coffee. The stronger the better!!

  • Anything to wrap gifts

  • A souvenir from your country I can display

  • Tote bags for shopping

*Peppermint tea

*Treats/ toys for my parrots


I've seen some lists of dislikes that have been far longer than the likes. I try not to be a fussy person, and welcome practically everything that lands on my doorstep. There are a few exceptions for which I will briefly explain:

  • Religious items (I'm not religious)

  • Homophobia (I am the 'T' in the rainbow)

  • Peanuts (I have anaphylaxis to them. My Epipen hasn't been used for a while ;)

  • Meat - including gelatine and carmine. (I am vegetarian)

I received a lot of items in previous years that unfortunately weren't vegetarian.


Hello... Hola... Hei...

You can contact me in English, Spanish or Norwegian.

I love to travel. I've visted the following countries: Albania Macedonia Kosovo Israel Austria Palestine Germany France Andorra San Marino Italy Spain Gibraltar Bulgaria Greece Turkey Belgium Ireland Iceland Norway Finland Sweden Denmark Hungary Poland Singapore Vietnam Thailand Tunisia USA Canada Ukraine Brazil In 2022: Argentina Chile Uruguay Falkland Islands Antarctica


Just thought you might like to know... all the stamps I receive on your mail is sent to support the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. So, thank-you :)


Top Swappers

Here is a growing list of people I like to swap with:

@viza - Ukraine

@miablancs - Canada

@magespace - Brazil

@maxbenleo - Germany

@reauk - United Kingdom

@boue - Sweden

@Lexidh - Norway


I love private swaps; large or small. Please PM me if you're interested.

My Thoughts on USA Only Swaps.

... Seriously people, there's a whole wide world out there. Why not embrace it!

About Me

I am a huge fan of all things Queen, especially Freddie Mercury.


... and lots of cheesy 80s music!!!


catlingmex rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: I have nothing to say.
annaliesethegnome rated for Xmas card 3 of 4 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! I hope you had a good Xmas!
Meisje rated for Private Christmas Swap on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Wow thanks so much for the amazing gifts. It was a real pleasure opening, nicely wrapped I could feel the love. You spoiled me whit that many items, so many profile based. Words cannot say enough, a big ❀️ For you.
Mistyinltown rated for Xmas card 3 of 4 on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a great Christmas, and have a Happy New Year!
Colinde rated for Spoil yourself on Christmas Eve on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Hi Cris, I got your package today, I almost forgot about it so it was a surprise to receive it today! I really love what you sent me. I had a rough day and your package came right in time to cheer me up, I love the Baileys chocolate twists, everything is great! THANKS!
teabunny rated for Birthday in February... on Jan 12, 2022
fbresnah rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card happy new year!
mrsD rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: Merry Christmas!!πŸŽ„
Pumpkin1984 rated for CHRISTMAS STOCKING SWAP on Dec 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Merry Christmas!
meeltje57 rated for Christmas Present Swap on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Cris, your package arrived an hour ago. I am still not over it and it will probably take a whole year to recover from this surprise. It is so heartwarming and overwhelming how much effort, time and money you spent for me. All the gifts are so well chosen and a proof you studied my profile in detail. There is no way in expressing my gratitude to you. The only thing I can do here is say THANK YOU and πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’šπŸ’•πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›β€πŸ’š
Kari1111 rated for Ho! Ho! Ho!! Christmas Santa Claus on Nov 22, 2021
Nuisant rated for Christmas Box Swap on Nov 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I cant' wait to see what I got :)
Sola79 rated for Advent Calendar 1-6 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Ohh my, tusen takk for gavene, gleder meg til Γ₯ Γ₯pne de :) Og tusen takk for nydelig kort og washi samples <3
Avi rated for Advent Calendar 7-12 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the huge package! Love everything! πŸ’•
Nuisant rated for Birthday in February... on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the candles that you have sent me
Nuisant rated for UK Christmas gift swap on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I got you for both present swaps, so my last comment applies here too :)
Nuisant rated for Private swap with snailmailer1 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, but wow, everything you sent was so nice! there was so much in the tin and i loved the wax melts your sister made!
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap May on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap October (belated) on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Another Great swap
reauk rated for Fill my letterbox with Christmas on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen

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viza on Jul 15, 2023:

Wish to hear from you...

CookieMomster78 on Jan 3, 2023:

Thank you, Cris! My wonderful holiday greeting card and two profile-based gifties were delivered today. I really enjoy the card and Mickey sticker pack...The whole thought of your kind gesture leaves a great feeling in my heart! Thank you so much for sending me a wish from "across the pond"πŸ’Œ.

Meisje on Dec 21, 2022:

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Make it a good one β™₯

Meisje on Apr 11, 2022:


Wishing you a happy Spring and a joy-filled Easter

anrtist on Dec 21, 2021:


Meisje on Dec 10, 2021:

Merry Christmas β™₯


Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 7, 2021:

If you return to this site, please don't forget to rate people who sent to you including in my International PenPal swap.

takehimaway on Dec 6, 2020:

Hey man, are you up for a private swap?

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




viza on Feb 20, 2019:

Happy birthday my dear Friend!!! Wish you all the best, joy and happiness 😘

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