Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap, Yuri! You were so generous for sending along so many goodies - I can't wait to try the chocolate and use the soap (which smells divine!). What a wonderful swap! Happy new year!
Comment: I finally saw the notice on my front door! For some reason I had to sign for it, oh well, good thing the post office is open for extended hours during the holidays. Thank you so much for the tea, I've been running low!
Response: My fault; I sent it with tracking number because most mail going to the USA, Canada and those considered "wealthy" countries - in Scandinavia, Germany etc- is stolen by post office staff in many offices in Bulgaria so otherwise it would have probably not reached you :-( Hope you enjoy the tea, Candace and have a lovely Christmas :-)
Comment: Yay! The package arrived today :) I am so happy! I love everything you picked for me especially the chocolate and soap :) I will enjoy them a lot. Thanks for the hand cream and writing papers too. Oh, I enjoy reading your letter too. Look forward to swap with you again next year. Cheers~
Response: Yay! it took a while but finally everything reached Malaysia :-) I am glad to read you lked the little things I selected for you and yep, we will swap again in 2020. No doubt about it :-)
Comment: Hi Yuri! I was so happy to receive your weekend note. Except for the cold, Sofia sounds like a nice place to live. Florida is rainy today. The nights are a bit cooler, but days are still mostly high 80's. I adore the notepaper you wrote on. Thank you so much for including a few extra sheets for me! It is so hard to find notepaper sets here. In fact, you mentioned food swaps. I adore Japanese food and cooking Japanese food. I am having such a hard time finding ingredients here! Is sending food difficult? It sounds like fun. You have wonderful interests! Thank you so much again for the lovely note and the teas! Can't wait to try them. The Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin one sounds so intriguing! Such a lovely assortment! The cathedrals on the PC you wrote a note on are beautiful. What a lovely city and architecture! THANK YOU AGAIN! Extra hearts <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: You are so sweet Leslie! thank you so much for such a lovely comment with your rating. Look forward to swapping with you in the near future if you fancy!
Comment: OMG! This swap was amazing! Thanks you so much for the zines and everything! My partner about died at the “Got Zines?” sticker on the envelope and immediately stole it. Ha! Also your handwriting is amazing! Hope you’re settling into you new place and I would love to receive a copy of your zine when you finish it!
Response: OMG! I can't believe Bulgarian post already delivered this... to be honest I was not even sure if you would get it, that's why I sent by recorded delivery. I am so glad to read your partner liked the sticker. It was my pleasure to write to you. Hope we will meet again in another swap, Abraham!
Comment: Yay thank you for the resend it was all great! and i am loving the chocolates they bring back memories of when my nan and grandad used to go to spain and bring me stuff back like that so yummy!
Response: I am so glad to hear the resend made it :) and that you enjoy the chocolates. I am totally addicted to Spanish chocs :) Thanks very much for the heart.
Comment: Cheryl meant so much to all of us, and she will be remembered for her kindness and humor by all those she touched. Thank you for joining the swap and keeping her memory alive for us all.
Response: The world certainly needs more people like Cheryl. I totally agree she had a wicked sense of humor :) and such a positive outlook on life, always helpful to newbies too. We will miss her a lot.
Comment: Yay!! I got your swap. Thank you so much for all the truely great teas!! Can't wait to try them. It was so interesting to hear about your new life in Madrid! Sound so exciting. Best wishes to you and I hope we will swap again :]
Response: I am really glad to hear you liked the wee envie :) and definitely hope to swap with you again soon too. Thanks very much for the heart!!
Comment: Muchas gracias!! No hace falta q me envÃes chocolate, eh? Por mÃ, ya estÃ¡ bien... jeje. Eso sÃ, te falta una cosita... dos chistes!!!(era uno de los requerimientos del swap!!) MÃ¡ndamelos en un mensajito de akÃ, vale??
Comment: Thanks so much for the great package you sent to me! I love the reusable bag and the journal. The buttons are just right for me! I love all that you sent to me and you made such a great swap package!!!! Thanks again love and peace mary
Response: OMG I am so happy to hear you got it :) and it did not take too long, yay! Really glad to hear you liked the contents and thanks for the heart :)
Comment: **Amazing** song choices! I love the Manic Street Preachers' version of "Umbrella," and "Mistaken for Strangers" is one of my favourite songs from the National, so I loved hearing a different take on it---it sounds great with the stripped-down piano and layered background vocals that Ian McGlynn gives it.
Response: I am glad you liked them :) I also think both versions rock!!
Thanks so much for the heart Kathleen.
Comment: Muchisimas gracias por tu paquete que ha llegado hoy! Me encanta el olor de las frambuesas... y el espejo y esa barrita Ã‘AM!!!!
Gracias tambien por la "papeleria" ^_^ me viene que ni pintada Me ha encantado todoo!! muacksss
Response: Ay me encanta leer que te ha gustado todo :) no estaba segura si tb serÃas una fan del olor a frambuesa como yo. Muackkss!
Comment: Yure me ha hecho muchisima ilusion este paquetito! me has dado en medio en medio concositas que me encantan!!!! :DDD con lo coqueta que yo soyyyy! ya se lo he enseÃ±ado a toda mi familia, jejejeje. Gracias de nuevo! Te mereces mÃ¡s q un corazÃ³n pero no me dejan poner mÃ¡aas! mua!!!
Comment: Muchas gracias!! Me ha encantado todo. Especialmente los palitos chinos, el cuadro (que ya teniamos unos similares y va muy bien con ellos), las pegatinas, las joyas (son tan bonitos que creo que los voy a dejar enteros..)..bueno todo en gral :) Ahora voy a meter la bolsita de vainilla en el armario que huele muy bien :)
Comment: Yurena, you are amazing. I absolutely LOVE the cds. I wouldn't even be able to say my favorites because I like so many of them. Typically I don't put all the songs from a swap-bot cd on my itunes as I won't love ALL of them. But yours? Yeah, they're all on there.
AND the chocolates! Oh goodness! Happy, happy day. I only got them today and already I've eaten 2 of them. (Don't tell anyone.)
Anytime you want to do another one-on-one swap I'm game!
Response: We definitely have to do another private swap again Cynthia :) I enjoyed it so much.
Comment: Wow!! What an amazing package - the music, the goodies, if I could give extra beyond one heart, I would - this is definetely a triple-heart package - thank you very much, Canariangal78 - a truly outstanding swap partner you are!
Response: I am really happy to hear you enjoyed the package :)
Comment: Thank you very much for your package and spanish lesson! I loved those white chocolate peanuts, so delicious I ate them right away! I haven't listened the cd yet but I will do that as soon as possible. Thanks! :)
Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed the chocolate (I will send you some more soon ;) ). It is my favorite snack here in Spain.
Comment: Grsias querida!!! You are a great teacher! I'm writing to you while listening to the CD. I love the music. The artical you sent reminded me of my visit in Segovia, Toledo and Cordoba....(waw....Great music!) .Que lastima que no puedo escrivir Todo en Espanol.....I love the language!!!! I'll try the tea with my "marido" when he comes back "a la casa".
Grasias por todo!
Comment: thank you so much! i love the fan -- it's beautiful! i sat around marvelling at it for like, ever. ha ha. and the candies are delicious. i shared them with my family. and thanks for the tea as well. i haven't tried them yet, but i can't wait to drink them. such a lovely package. you done good, girl. thanks so much. made my day! :)
Comment: WOW! WOW! WOW Thank you! Where do I even start. I got 2 packages..and the owls are just so NEAT!! I love the bookmarks and the beautiful postcards.
And YOU sent me PEANUTS..you are such a sweetie!!! 10 hearts to you. Merry Christmas-Deb
Response: I am happy to hear you liked the packages :) I knew when I saw the vintage owlie that had to send it to you lol. Did the peanuts arrived in good condition or slightly squashed? I hope there were not just crumbles. Thanks a lot for the heart and honestly hope to swap with you sometime again in 2009 Deb.
Comment: What a wonderful package! I wish you hadn't had to buy a bag online. We surely could have agreed on something different, or I would have been happy with two from your one local store. I just hate to think of you paying double postage! And my daughter is going to really enjoy the sticker book, but I'm going to do my best not to share the candies. :o)
Response: Don't worry about it! Honestly I was delighted to buy it online for you. Glad to hear your daughter will enjoy the sticker book and hope you enjoy the wee chocolates :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the cd and for all the wonderful extras! I have to admit I didn't even know there was a Turkish deli in Tollcross, let alone a stationery shop near to one - next time I'm in that part of town I'll definitely go hunting :)
Comment: Sorry for the delay in my feedback.
Thanks for the very nice postcard! Your handwriting is beautiful (reason for the heart :)
Japan is wonderful. When I go back to work in January I'm going to start saving to go back. Every penny I can put aside to go back is very worth it! :)
Good luck to you.
Response: Thanks so much for the heart and the nice compliment about my handwriting :) I bet you can't wait to be back in Japan, how cool that country must be! rather perfect mix of tradition and modernity.
Comment: Thank you for the CD. It was a great mix of music. I've never received a package from outside of the U. S. and It was thrilling to get it. Hubby said I was like a kid. Will be picking up the book you recommended. If you would like a good read "The Time Traveler's Wife" by, Audrey Niffenegger comes highly recommended by me. Thanks!!!!!
Response: That's actually one of my favorite books of all time :) it seems we have very similar reading taste. Thanks so much for the heart Jennie.
Comment: G'day Yurena.. ;) We don't really say G'day... but if I could give you two hearts just for you writing that I would.. awesome :) Thank you for the info your wrote to me about... it was really nice. And your writing is lovely. x
Response: Oh that explains why only one character in 'Home & Away' (love that programme ssshhh... don't tell anyone lol) says something similar to G'day (the gentleman who owns the coffee shop by the beach) lol. Thanks so much for the explanation, the heart and for your kind compliment about my handwriting! Much appreciated :)
Comment: I love the cards! Many of the images on them are things that I've studied in the past so it's great to see them!! Thank you for swapping with me!! The cute envelopes and stickers will come in handy too!! Can never have enough ya know?
Response: Thanks to you for the heart :)
I will certainly keep in mind that you like Italian architecture-related postcards to send more to you in the near future...
Comment: Wow! What a great package! It was overflowing with wonderful things! My three year old snagged the Dora decals and has plastered them on the window. She loves them, and I love everything! Wish I could give you more than one heart Thank you!