Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2017 4:27 am


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: February 20
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I will be slowing down with swaps for now. My fiancee (we just got engaged the same day) has been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I am absolutely devastated and will commit much of my time to caring for her through her treatment. I will fulfil all my current swaps.

m a 35 year old male.. I have 2 teenagers; ages 18 and 16 and an amazing girlfriend.

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!



  • 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

  • Scrap paper (to make envelopes)

  • Punchies

  • Twine

  • Cute 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

  • Anything to wrap gifts

  • A souvenir from your country I can display

  • Tote bags for shopping

In 2016, I'm sending shoe boxes to those in need around the world via International Aid. If you'd like to send something for the boxes in our swap (instead of for me,) I'd happy to receive it.

Example: children and adult's hats, scarves, gloves, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toiletries, small toys, pens, pencils, colouring books, notebooks, tissues, small torches or anything else you think might go in a shoe box.



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 2014 that unfortunately weren't vegetarian.


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

You can contact me in English, Spanish or Norwegian.


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!

$0.33 to send a postcard? I'm on the next plane!!


Just an observation...

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!!!


Lexidh rated for 6 gifts 1 theme - #168 - Socks on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous packages =) Looking very much forward to opening them in December!
2bneat rated for Christmas Box Swap- July on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: My children were as excited as I to see a wrapped box arrive in the mail. I realize now that I didn't package my box properly. Thank you so much for hosting and for sending such a mysterious package. ♥
Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap- June on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much :) Can't wait to open it at christmas :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely wrapped advent gifts.
kfaye rated for june stocking stuffer on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you :D I hope all is well
Comment: Intriguing! Hard not to open at least one... Need to hide them, quickly! =) Thank you!
snowgirl rated for Advent Calendar Part 2 on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Wow it all looks wonderful thank you xx
Comment: Thanks Chris
kfaye rated for Advent Calendar Part 1 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for my Advent Gifts! I look forward to opening them up in December :)
Tina78 rated for Secret Santa 1 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks once again Cris 😀
churlann rated for Dream List on May 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your postcard. I was sorry to hear that you are having some hard times. Keep hoping and keep your dreams list close. Best wishes!
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap - May on May 29, 2017
Comment: thanks cris and karen as always looks fab
Comment: thanks cris and karen didn't expect it so early sorry not rated sooner been busy with doctors and hospitals
Sammoning rated for Fridge Magnet From Europe on May 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the 2 magnets, I love both of them alot :) They are so shiny as well! (received 09-05-17)
Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap - April on May 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much :) Will be saving it for Christmas :)
Comment: thankyou cris fab swap as always x
Comment: thanks cris dont forget to rate me for my CS🌲 24 days of gifts advent calendar Envies (1)
Comment: Thank you for the gifts and pretty envelope wrappings. ❤️ Gonna put everything with my other gifts to be opened in December!
Leekoba rated for February birthday card exchange on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'm sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Thank you ever so much, the little parcels look almost too pretty to open. :) I'm looking forward to advent!

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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

miablancs on Mar 24, 2016:

Just stopping by to wish my dear friend Happy Easter and I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you !

magespace on Mar 7, 2016:

Dont u host the surprise swap anymore?

Trader1244 on Feb 23, 2016:

Hi there Cris.

Yeah I know I am a little late- Sorry - about that but the thought is meant!

viza on Feb 21, 2016:

Happy Birthday, Cris!!! Wish you many happy days:)!

miablancs on Feb 13, 2016:

I am sending cupid's arrow your way

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