Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 6:20 pm


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: November 25, 2020
Birthday: February 20, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a 38 year old male.. I have 2 'children' ages 22 and 19 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 doe 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 30th birthday in 2022. We fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then onto Uruguay, Chile, Falkaknd 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 )

  • Postcards (Tourist/ retro ad/ handmade art cards)

  • Tourist Magnets

  • Anything with a rainbow on

  • Punchies

  • 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

  • Handmade envelopes

  • Labret, tragus and nose jewellery

  • Snail Mail

  • Vegetarian recipes

  • Milk/ white chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Dazzling socks

  • Hot chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Gift tags (handmade or store bought)

  • Ribbon

  • Christmas related items (year round)

  • Patterned tissue paper

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

  • Glue dots

  • 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


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


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!

Wow! There are some REALLY picky people out there.

About Me

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


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


Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap September on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: I got this wonderful box today ;) Look forward to open it <3 Thank you so much :)
Nushkinathan rated for Christmas Box Swap June on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Just received your package - love the unicorn wrapping paper! Can't wait to open it!
wooperton rated for 1 Letter Swap on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter, sorry I’m late at rating! I will get a reply in the post to you soon 😊 xxx
Comment: Thanks! I can’t wait for Christmas to open it.
ayahsantos rated for Pen Pal Search # 12 on May 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you Cris!!! I'll reply to you soon. Take Care always!
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty card Cris. Happy Birrhday!
Leo0302 rated for Christmas Box Swap January on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I like the cute wrapping paper.
ritchgirl rated for ❄️ Christmas Card #3 on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing card!! I love it!! All the best in 2020!
Lablauri57 rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Beautiful card, how cool to shop in London...have fun!
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap September on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks again cris and Karen
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap May on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks again cris
reauk rated for Send a stocking on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks again cris and Karen
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap JUNE on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen
Ikran3 rated for Christmas Eve box on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you! We really enjoyed the Reeses cups over Christmas!
Nushkinathan rated for UK Only - Penpal Letter Swap on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your letter! I'm going to try to reply soon!
elinor rated for Christmas Box Swap October on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the box of gifts, the wrapping paper is great, I can't wait to open it :)
Response: I think I may have just posted another out, believing I hadn't already sent
Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap August on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: This arrived today <3 Thank you so much, really look forward to open it at christmas <3
Response: Great. I think I may have sent you another parcel I think. Oops. :)
Mye rated for Christmas Box Swap JULY on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to open them :)
seagull rated for Christmas Box Swap (February) on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much Cris for the Christmas box, I can't wait to unwrap everything, I am sure I will love them!
seagull rated for Christmas Box Swap (January) on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful parcel!

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viza on Feb 20, 2019:

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

foudre on Aug 22, 2018:

Hello, Could you answer my message about the Advent Calendar part 1 swap ? Thanks

swapowl on Aug 3, 2018:

Hi! I would love to join your CHRISTMAS Swaps group. I sent you a pm a week ago. It would be great if you could add me. Best wishes, Nicole

cllfdl on Mar 25, 2018:

Please read your messages I have sent you.

tigerlily2110 on Dec 5, 2017:

Christmas Cards UK, Hi, I left a message on 1st Dec but it is unread. Can you let me know if you have got your card from me. I sent it on 24th Nov, if you have can you rate, if not can you message me and I will send out another.

viza on Feb 20, 2017:

Happy birthday my dear Friend! Wish you all the best: news, friends and swaps! Be health!

Leekoba on Feb 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday card! You held a lovely swap!

myancey on Feb 5, 2017:

have u received the bday card i sent to u on 1/3 for february bday card exchange? thanks! have a good day!

Jadelynn on Dec 28, 2016:

Hello! <3 I came across your profile and read you collect stamps for charity! I can send you some, if you want? Kind regards Valerie ( @Jadelynn )

reauk on Jul 18, 2016:

thanks to my good friends cris and Karen for the amazing birthday card and gift it was fabulous

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