Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 10:40 pm


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: October 22, 2018
Birthday: February 20, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I'm a 36 year old male.. I have 2 teenagers; ages 19 and 17 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 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


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!!!


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 πŸŽ„ Andrea and Matthew Xxxxx🌟🌟🌟🌟
Tina78 rated for Advent Calendar Part 1 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks once again Cris
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #23 - Socks on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you =) The pretty bag you sent the gifts in was ripped open at the middle, been taped and put in a see-trough bag by the mail service on the way. Just thought you should know!
Response: I am so annoyed about that. You mean the stockings was packaged in. Very annoying!
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #24 - Kitchen items on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you =)
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #27 - Traveling on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you =)
reauk rated for Private swap on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much cris for resend of the missing part of the swap
Comment: Thanks so much cris and Karen πŸŽ„
reauk rated for Advent Calendar Part 2 on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen πŸ˜€
Mye rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #32 - Random package on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Can't wait to open them 😍😍😍
2bneat rated for Christmas Box Swap May 2018 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you again for a great package - I did open this one right away and love everything you sent. As I am writing you it's raining outside but I am cozy and warm with fuzzy slippers on my feet and hot tea in my cup - thanks to you. My favourite item was the re-usable ice cubes. I haven't seen them before - they are in the freezer waiting for a hotter day. THANK YOU
Yoko rated for Christmas Box Swap June 2018 on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I can't wait to open it!! :)))
reauk rated for Random Flat Christmas Swap on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks saving for Christmas Day πŸŽ„
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap February 2018 on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks cris πŸŽ„
reauk rated for christmas stocking 1 on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks cris as usual a pleasure πŸ˜€
Comment: Cannot wait to open this!
Comment: It finally arrived! Thank you! Enjoy your travels. :)
Comment: Oh my excitement ! Thankyou so much , placed straight into my stocking :) much love x
2bneat rated for Christmas Box Swap January 2018 on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful box to open next Christmas and for hosting this series. So much fun!
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen lovely cards

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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

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 !

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