Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 1:09 pm


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: September 14, 2019
Birthday: February 20, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a 37 year old male.. I have 2 'children' ages 20 and 18 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!



  • 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 2018 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 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

In 2019, I will be visiting Lisbon, Portugal in February, Kiev, Ukraine in June and January 2020 we'll be going to UAE and India.


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!!!


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!
suepier rated for Christmas card swap on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card.
Bavarija rated for Advent Calendar Part 3 on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: Awesome parcel!! I had a great pleasure to unpack all the gifts. Thank you!! Happy New Year!
Mye rated for Christmas Box Swap (September) on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you 😊
Mye rated for Christmas Box Swap (August belated) on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you 😊
reauk rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card I hope you have a great Christmas
Johkup rated for JATWCT: Christmas parcel - Europe on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks :) Merry Christmas
Yoko rated for Christmas Box Swap (August belated) on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I am looking forward to opening on Christmas!!
jacianne rated for Christmas Box Swap (October) on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: oh my goodness...i got your box today...i couldnt help myself...i cheat and open it already!!!! thank you so much...i am saving the smaller gifts to open on Christmas
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap (August belated) on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap do you fancy doing a partner swap again pm me if you want to
Ikran3 rated for Christmas Eve Box on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful box of goodies -totally loved it, it really made me smile, thank you so much! Happy Christmas!
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #90 - Bathtub on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Omg, they smell so good, even trough all the wrapping. Thank you!
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #69 - Socks on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you =) Don't worry about the wrong marking, I added a note myself so I know what it is. I've almost done this mistake about 34092384 times myself ;P
Ikran3 rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #113 - Socks on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: I was surprised when I saw the Polish stamps on the envelope, but now I know that you visited Warsaw :) I hope it was a nice trip. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating. The socks were bought in England. I was in Warsaw for Independence Day celebration. I am sad to leave tomorrow
swapowl rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #43 - Socks on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open them!
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap July 2018 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen Saving till Christmas morning 🎄 Andrea and Matthew Xxxxx🌟🌟🌟🌟

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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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