With International mail slowing down I'm asking those waiting for International swaps to not be hasty raters and to give them 3-4 weeks sometimes more before checking with me. I will of course do the same for you.
I joined swapbot in January 2007
Please when sending me a swap use my first and last name, not my swap-bot user name. My local PO stores mail alphabetically and needs my proper name. We don't have mail in or out over the weekends and anything I mail after mid-day on Friday will not be checked through until Monday.
☻ Swap unto others as you'd have them swap unto you ◕‿◕ ☆•¨•.¸¸¸.•¨•☆ .
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I live in a small country town where we collect our mail from the general store. I am a retired teacher and now run two businesses.
I have introduced quite a few friends and some family members to swapbot. While I often mentor them and we may sit and do crafts together I do not take responsibility for their swapping habits.
Living in Australia means most of my swaps are international. I am not hasty to rate considering the distance things need to travel and that the postal people seem to be working slower and slower.
I am nani_ani on flickr
I am whisperingnan on AFA .
I believe ratings are important so I try to rate as soon as I receive and while we all have good intentions I sometimes slip up. If you think it has taken too long I don't mind if you jog my memory with a gentle reminder pm. ◕‿◕ ☆ ‿☆
International mail can have many holdups along the way and more time is sometimes needed if those snails are taking the scenic route. It can take up to 4-5 weeks and sometimes more these days as the mail is moving much slower. Australia post have said they are slowing the mail and introducing an optional premium rate for letters to travel quicker!!! No-one can tell me how that effects international mail going through the Australian system.
If your item is sent late I am happy to wait as long as there is contact between us before the send date and I allow lots of travel time. ( see the previous paragraph ) .I don't wait if you are already receiving 1's or you don't answer any messages.
I give lots of hearts but not just because of the extras.
When posting to me please don't put my user name on the outside. Thank you.
POSTING MAIL TO AUSTRALIA Australian Customs Information
NOTE About POSTCARDS : I enjoy unique or unusual postcards and any that make me smile. My favorites are art postcards. Artists from your local area would be wonderful as would handmade postcards that you or someone else makes. I'm also partial to desert landscapes. I've just discovered recipe PC's and would appreciate those too. I like bright and cheerful colours but that is not a requirement.
( While I love them going through the post naked I won't rate down if the swap says send naked and you put it in an envelope ) ◕‿◕
Any size is fine too. The bigger , the better !
** I ENJOY**
* ...spending time with my family and looking after my grandchildren whenever I can.
* ...I am a Christian with a sometimes devilish sense of humour .
* ...living in a small country town
* ...bush camping ... no power, log fire, sitting under the stars..... ...watching sunsets, walking along the beach ...desert landscapes
* ...orange, yellow, red, aqua and purple
...daisies, red poppies , lavender
...creating mail art, altered books , handmade journals, chunky books, skinnys, inchies, ATC's, postcards.
...working with watercolours, acrylics, pencils, pens, crayons, glue, paperscraps, fabric, and sometimes all of them together.
...whimsical style art. I have a growing ATC collection of whimsical houses, trees and cats.
...paper serviettes/napkins with artistic designs for artwork backgrounds ( not Christmas, birthday , baby etc)
...domestic cats on postcards and notecards especially if they are ginger or black
...domestic cats on fabric...cats on anything!
...collecting inspirational quotes
...coffee themed art
...I'm helping a friend collect joker playing cards
...Decos...not for me but I have a niece who wants to add to them and will pass them on . If you are sending a swap to me and want to include one or two or more to keep them moving that will be fine.
...just about anything handmade will always be appreciated
...Heavy horses ( think clydesdales, suffolk punch, shire horses etc All those big hardworking farm horses of old)
... Art Nouveau Art Deco & Arts & Craft style
... Sudoku/soduko (have to keep those braincells active
... travelling...I have travelled worldwide but my favourite destination is Central Australia where the desert colours are truly magnificent.
... travel ephemera
... decorative paper napkins/serviettes
... vegetarian recipes
Please don't put my username and swapbot information on the outside of envelopes and packages.
I would prefer NOT to receive.....
→ Halloween or thanksgiving items
→ Disney characters
→ Skin products & strong perfumes... I have skin allergies .
Any thing romantic but not erotic that takes me away to foreign places .
A lot of my collected books are Historical & Geographical as well as craft.
I have dabbled in most things. Right now I enjoy watercolour painting, handmade postcards, chunky and not so chunky pages , making altered books, journaling , mixed media art , mail art and experimenting with plastic shrinkies .💕💕
I knit and sew and enjoy using felt.
I have a large collection of craft books and I would like to work my way through all of the great ideas but alas there are just so few craft hours available in any day .
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