Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2018 10:02 am


Date Joined: March 23, 2014
Last Online: November 21, 2018
Birthday: April 10, 1961
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

30/10/18 Going to be cutting down on all my international swaps, apart from postcards and electronic. Postage is far too expensive now. Cutting way down on hosting too, after the ones on my dash are done. I've just lost interest in the whole shebang.

PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME KATHY, I HATE IT. MY NAME IS KATH, (there is NO 'Y' on the end, so don't add one).

Please let me know if you have not received anything before you rate, but give the postal system reasonable time to send first, especially during Bank Holidays, Easter and Xmas, or if you are on the other side of the world from me.

Plus I can't be reponsible for items that the post loses, but I WILL RESEND.

I will re-send twice if swap hasn't arrived, the first resend will just be stamped as the original. The second resend will be tracked and photos taken, that includes naked postcards, which will be sent in an envelope the third time.

Email, I will resend via Swap-bot, and to your own Email address just to make sure.

Just a heads up - I'm in the UK and our dates are not in the same format as the USA. Ours run date/month/year and not month/date/year.

I'm from the UK, and a Lancashire lassie to boot! A heathen pagan, and biker, I live with my partner of 35 years, No kids or pets, but love cats especially big fluffy ones and tigers. Retired and loving it. Published Poet. I ocasionally get Corpal Tunnel, and Wrist Tendonitus and handwriting can be difficult, or none existant. Addressing envelopes could be messy!


Reading Fantasy, New Age, Urban Fantasy, Motorcycles, Supernatural, Mythology. Family History Research (extensive searcher for over 20 years), Card Making and other crafts, Pen Paller for a long time - have 7 current pals, Local History, English Civil War, Medieval History, Viking History and Beliefs, Butterflies, Dragons, Faeries, The Sea, Frosty Days, Rainbows, Scotland, The Lake District, Isle of Man, Manx GP, BSB. Steampunk, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Gothic. Celtic Art, Pre Raphellite Art - John William Waterhouse, Rosetti, Cats, Tattoos,Heathen Paganism, Witches. Castles, Museums, Ruins. Tudor Mint 'Myth and Magic' figure, unusual Victorian Glass, and 'Arts and Crafts movement' collector and a lover of anything unusual and out of the ordinary, cooky, erratic and very wierd sense of humour.

Would love anything featuring the above, but am not fussy. There is a Wish List below.

I had heard about Swap-bot from others on pages on face book, and as I love giving and receiving mail that has surprises in. I thought that I would give it a go. Also to learn about different places and cultures - what other people like and don't like, and just to make others happy.

What am I hoping to get out of it? a sense of happiness in swapping, to have some fun, and to get some lovely mail. I am a conscientious swapper, and if I sign up for a swap, I will send. I DON'T FLAKE.


BEING CALLED KATHY, OR MY FULL NAME - KATHRYN, please don't do it. Smoking, rude people, bad manners, racism, anything plain white, yellow or brown, amphibians, green beans, mushrooms, cooking, getting up early, boring postcards.

RATING BEFORE HAVING THE CHANCE TO RESEND. Nothing worse than being rated low and never to have been given the chance to sort it out first. Overseas post is terrible, so please be patient.

NONE RATERS If you are my partner, I will remind you via Swap-bot messaging, and later by a comment on your profile. Persistant None Raters will be banned from my swaps.


My own swaps are sent out on the day partners are allocated, or as soon as possible after. I am, however, not responsible to what happens to them after they go into the post box, even though I will feel it if they get lost. I will check if the item has arrived, and offer to resend if it hasn't.

Also, I am in the UK, so please give any mail that I have to send overseas enough time to arrive- 4-6 weeks, or it can be longer. I will check after 4 weeks though and resend.


Don't ask me to change a swap criteria so that you can take part though. Sorry, but, my swaps, my rules. You are welcome to set up similar swaps, but don't blatantly copy word for word. that is downright nasty, and I will report you to Admin.

If you are going to be late with your swap, please let me and your partner/s know as soon as you can. I won't have to chase you then, and it is only courtesy.

I do send out a reminder to all participants in my swaps, if they have not sent by a day or two prior to the deadline, just in case they have forgotten.

I reserve the right to ban anyone who has any of the following:- Recent 1s or 3s that are your fault (the last 3 months). Unresolved 1s or 3s (the last 12 months). Three, or more 1s or 3s, sorted or not, in the last 12 months (counting from last sign up date of swap). Look extremely dodgy even if you have a good rating history - this can be anything from strange ratings to constant none rater. Anyone with any late swaps on their dash, even if it is only a couple of days.

You must also be an active member of Swap-bot - i.e. You must have signed in at least 3 days before the sign up date of my swap, or you will be taken out of the swap, regardless of whether you have a 5 rating or not. If it has been a long time since you have signed in, I may send a message to ask why before I decide whether to take you out of the swap or not.

If you do flake, or have late swaps on your dash, you will be banned from any other of my swaps.

Group Swaps - see individual swaps for rules.

These are my swap rules, if you don't like them, don't join my swaps.

I won't rate a 1, unless absolutely necessary.

Sorry to sound harsh with all this, but I'd rather be upfront and honest with my swap rules.

Favorite Music

Rock - Alice Cooper, Free, Led Zeppelin, Thunder, AC/DC, Bigfoot, Toseland, Sensational Alex Harvey Band. 70s Glam Rock -Sweet, T-Rex, Slade. Blues Rock - The Hamsters, Seasick Steve, Jeff Healey, Hayseed Dixie, Bellowhead, Back Door Slam. Punk, 60s Psychadelia, Tibetan Drums, Northern Soul, Classical, North America Indian chants. Anything really except country, western, disco, or rap.

Favorite Books

Terry Brooks is my fave author. Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Anything by Yasmine Gallenorn, Jennifer Estep, Shannon Mayer, Pippa DaCosta, Rachel Caine, David Eddings, Weiss/Hickman, Ralph Ellis, Lynn Picknett, Graham Phillips, Diana Gabaldon. Graham Hancock.

Favorite Movies

Still Crazy, Mad Max 3 - Thunderdome, The Commitments, Pirates of the Carribean, St Trinnian's (both B & W and the recent ones), Whisky Galore, Passport to Pimlico, That Will Be The Day, Men in Black, Stargate, Blues Brothers, Coyote Ugly, Great Esacpe, Hocus Pocus, Dambusters, Shrek, No Limits, 2012, The Day after Tomorrow, Mad Max 2 - Road Warrior, Calamity Jane, Twister, Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter series. Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans. Jungle Book, Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Angels and Demons, Underworld.

Favorite Television

Tiswas, University Challenge, Mastermind, Only Connect, Happy Days, Monty Python, Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, Hairy Bikers, Stingray, Banana Splits, Sesame Street, Stargate SG1, The Clangers, Beverly Hill Billies, Monarch of the Glen, Soapbox Challenge, BSB, MotoGP, F1, WSB, Charmed, Birds of a Feather, Question of Sport, Salvage Hunters.

Favorite Crafts

Card making, flip books, crochet. decoupage, writing poetry, Can't knit.

Actors & Personalities

Tyrone Power, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Errol Flynn, Doris Day, Sam Elliot, Howard Keel, Mel Gibson, Bette Midler, Margaret Rutherford, Sir Alec Guiness, Guy Martin, Carl Fogarty, Peter Hickman, Peter Kay, Jo Brand, Russell Brand, Christpher Lee, Peter Cushing, Neil Morrisey.

Historical figures

Boudica of the Icenai Tribe, Cartimandua of the Brigantes Tribe, Eleanor of Aquetaine, Nell Gwynne, Jack the Ripper - he got away with it! or was it a she? Ernest Shackleton, Sitting Bull, Elizabeth 1, Charles I, Emmeline Pankhurst, Hitler - a genius gone over the edge. Mary Queen of Scots, Scott of the Antarctic.

Wish List

Would love to receive anything from this list, in any medium.


  1. Anything Fantasy - Fae, Dragons, Elves ect,
  2. Pre-Raphaelite,
  3. Art Nouveau,
  4. Art Deco,
  5. Medieval,
  6. Butterflies,
  7. Flowers,
  8. Dark items,
  9. Risque items,
  10. Decorated Envelopes,
  11. Unusual Postcards,
  12. Uncoloured Adult Colouring Postcards,
  13. Washi tape.
  14. Proper Vampire stuff,
  15. Sarcastic Quotes,
  16. Scary Things with Monsters.
  17. Advertising Postcards in the following sets
    • Schweppes, Elegant Ladies, Vamps.
  18. Anything in Deep Blue, Air Force Blue, Purple, Red, Dark Green, Jade Green, or Black.


  1. Tea,
  2. Coffee,
  3. Food,
  4. Religious Stuff unless it is Pagan,
  5. Anything Baby Pink, Yellow, Brown, unless it is in a coloured postcard or picture.
  6. Disney stuff unless Alice in Wonderland or Fae.
  7. Cosmetics or perfume,
  8. Soaps.


Comment: Thank you for the extra coloring cards and the one to color and pass along. I will enjoy coloring them.
Response: You are so welcome.
LauRad83 rated for Funny Names Survey E-Swap on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Love the Goth name Black Loki. Thank you for resenting the email and checking that I got it. For that you get a 💖 .
Response: You are welcome. I liked the name Black Loki too!
astrodogg rated for Funny Names Survey E-Swap on Nov 11, 2018
Response: Thanks
Comment: It’s here! Thank you for working with me on the resend - I have no idea what could have happened to the first one! What a spooky collection of stories! Ghost incidents near your home and legends of scary skulls and cannibal caves! Thank you for the long interesting letter! :)
Response: So pleased that it arrived, thank you for waiting.
aralyn rated for Funny Names Survey E-Swap on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: These were great haha
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty vintage Christmas postcards!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Unlike you, I love travelling! I must admid though, this type of beach wouldn't be on my list. Thank you for the card.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for joining in the swap.
Marykstaveness rated for First and Last Lines No. 5 on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Extra as it was special swap between us. Loved reading the stories. :D Thank you <3 ~Debbie
Response: You are welcome.
rsartistnl rated for Interest me no. 62 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Your mail arrived here today.
Response: You are welcome
Comment: Interesting and practical plan to buy house and nice plan to buy yourself a real treat vehicle, and kindness shown to donate to less fortunate. I enjoyed the read. I am less practical. I would see the world and maybe never come home.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments, and thank you for joining the swap.
Comment: Thanks for all the different definitions. Loved the one for synonym! Thanks for running this swap too :)
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Lovely cards Kath - I will enjoy coloring them! Thank you for your generosity!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Very funny. Thank you x
Response: You are welcome.
TangledInMegs rated for Weird Quote on a Postcard on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the interesting postcard, Kath! Love Dr. Seuss quotes! P.s. Sorry it took me so long to rate! Somehow a couple postcards got stuck under a pile of papers on my kitchen table!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. i love the mushrooms.
Response: You are welcome.
shortkakesweety rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are welcome.
pichuey rated for Interest me No. 60 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the excerpt and the extra goodies :) Love it !
Response: You are welcome.
LadyCyr rated for Weird Quote on a Postcard on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: I love Dr Seuss great quote. And the pic on the PC was awesome so early mudical feel I love it
Response: You are welcome, thanks for joining the swap.
karenh77 rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 15, 2018
Response: Thank you

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