Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2017 1:57 pm


Date Joined: March 23, 2014
Last Online: May 29, 2017
Birthday: April 10, 1961
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

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).

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 lone pagan hedge witch, 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. Steampunk, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Gothic. Celtic Art, Pre Raphellite Art - John William Waterhouse, Rosetti, Cats, Tattoos, Paganism, Witches. Castles, Museums, Ruins, Isle of Man. 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.


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, as with anyone else who swaps, but I will check to see if the item has arrived.

Also, I am in the UK, so please give any mail that I have to send overseas enough time to arrive, if nothing has turned up three weeks after my send date and I haven't got in touch to see if it has arrived. Please tell me know before you rate, and I will re-send. Same goes for any Email, and message swaps. I will re-send, if you have not got anything. Just let me know before you rate.


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).

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.

If you do flake, you will be banned from any other of my swap.

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, 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, Peter Hickman, 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, 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. Risqué 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.

PLEASE DON'T SEND 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,


LouiseW rated for Pinterest - Historic Icons on May 27, 2017
Comment: Great and interesting board ty!
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Thank you VERY much for the beautiful postcards and the extra one too! I do not think I will be able to send them off to anyone---I want to keep them for myself!❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome. I'm pleased that you liked them all.
astrodogg rated for Pinterest - Snarky Quotes on May 24, 2017
Response: thank you
Comment: It arrived - it arrived - it arrived!!!!! Thank you Kath for the lovely note and the way cool extras xx
Response: OMG!!!! I am so pleased that it has finally turned up safe and sound. Thank you again for your patience.
Gobarb rated for Pinterest - Snarky Quotes on May 17, 2017
Comment: Hi Kath. I couldn't wait for this swap to begin! What fun... I enjoyed your board I laughed and re-pinned some of the quotes. TFS! Barb B. CZT (gobarb)
Response: you are so welcome, sometimes you need to let off steam.
mamaquack rated for Pinterest - Snarky Quotes on May 16, 2017
Comment: I was laughing the entire time I looked through your board. Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are welcome. Sometimes you need to let off steam.
user3654 rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you. :-)
Response: Thank you
soggymuse rated for Coloured Postcard - UK Only on May 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Kath! I loved how colourful it was. :)
Response: You are welcome.
JINANNE rated for Just Write #9 - Poem on May 9, 2017
Comment: "Lost Life" is sobering. Just enough detail to allow the reader to ponder and wonder...not just about events but also about acceptance. Thank your sharing your talent with me, Kath. Hugs and hearts...jinanne
Response: You are so welcome, and thanks for the comments. I just thought it could cover a huge amount of subjects - mental unstability, bad relationship, alien abduction, or just needing to make a new start.
foxyroxy912 rated for WIYM - Penfriend Letter Swap on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and enclosures. I'll be writing back soon.
Response: Looking forward to hearing from you.
tizzicat rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 6, 2017
Comment: Looks interesting
Response: It is very good, very dark, and the rabbit ect are real people, not just animals.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your poem. I liked it.
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: What a beautiful poem! Reading it is like getting a warm hug; someone looking out for you. I love the earthiness of the washing machine and the more spiritual side with the blue sea. Thank you for sharing this with me!
Response: You are welcome, and thank you for the comments.
Jjean rated for Book Questions - Your Opinion - on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers...and thank you for joining my swap..... :)
Response: You are welcome, and thanks for hosting an unusual swap.
Response: You are welcome
yomousey rated for Book Questions - Your Opinion - on Apr 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your list!
Response: you are welcome
djfshop rated for Pinterest - Butterfly Ball on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Beautiful butterflies
Response: Thank you.
Poftoffel rated for Just Write #9 - Poem on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing this poem! I've read it a few times to really get it. I love the bit of tissue on the shelf, what an intriguing image. I'm in doubt if the poem ends on a happy note or not. The brand new life sounds positive, but losing her old one doesn't. This is a poem that makes you think. Thank you for joining my swap!
Response: You are so welcome, and I appreciate the comments. I think I was tryng to get at the 'loss of memory' angle.
mellyrose89 rated for Pinterest - Butterfly Ball on Apr 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome
mamameshach rated for Pinterest - Butterfly Ball on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Beautiful board, thank you for sharing
Response: You are welcome