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Date Joined: March 11, 2020
Last Online: February 20, 2021
Birthday: February 21
Country: New Zealand

About Me

WOO HOO on Tuesday 19th May I started to receive mail from the USA.

Because of covid-19 it's taking about 4 weeks to get snail mail to the US from New Zealand .

I'm a Christian.

Hi as I live in New Zealand NO plant material or food except coffee or herbal tea as they are processed so seem to be OK can be sent but send any thing else and it will be stopped at Border Control then burnt.

I'm a slightly older woman who is sadly a widow . I live with my black & white cat called Polly as she is polydactyl in other words she has thumbs.

I enjoy all music but my favourite is jazz.

I'm a Christmas gal. I go mad with Christmas decorations in all the main areas inside my home & one of the bedrooms. I LOVE Christmas & all it stands for.

I enjoy reading poetry have done so all my life all lengths & genre and writing Haiku. I have tried writing poetry but it is sooo bad.

I work with preschool children & love it.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Favorite Crafts

I knit, crochet, spin also a little tatting.

I also scrapbook.

I love making postcards and mini books/zines mini pocket books from paper bags.

POSTCARDS - I like post cards to be sent as a post card so no envelope please unless it is a requirement of the swap. I'm happy in fact I LOVE it if it's handmade. On postcards - lighthouse, the sea, birds, lighthouse, flowers, your home town, lighthouse, mermaids, butterfly, a photo you have taken. My care children love looking at photos of cats. Did I mention lighthouses or mermen& mermaids ?

Also a good copy of a vintage photo or vintage postcard.

But no adds please.

PHOTOS - Take loads of photos on my different cameras. I only use my camera on my phone for stuff I don't want to keep long term or I'm sending to family or friends or for work as with snap chat or such like.

Favorite Colours

Blue, purple, pinks on there own or as a marble swirl of 2 or 3 of them.

Blue-green marble wave type swirls colours of the sea.

Christmas colours red, green & gold.

Favorite Television

Dr. Who

Star trek - all of them.

Twilight Zone

NCIS - all of them.


The Invisible Man (original in B&W)

Sapphire & Steel

The Avengers (Original series)

Are You Being Served


Most period dramas

Dad's Army

Coronation Street


Blue Bloods


Criminal Minds

Life of Crime

The Rookie

Chicago P.D.

Hawaii 5 O

Favorite Movies

All of the Star wars.

All Lord of the Rings

Hunt for Red October

The Invisible Man

The Time machine (the original the remake)

The was of the Worlds (the original & the remake)

Harry Potter (all of them)

Bourne series

Die Hard series

Favorite Books

The Bible

By Charles Dickens

By Wilkie Collens

All poetry books

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Optical toys

I'm a collector of old optical toys. A hobby I started as a very young girl. I'm also a Magic Lantern Show person. This means I get dressed up in Edwardian or Victorian clothing to give talks & shows with my magic lantern to groups who will have me.


armadillogal rated for CHWH ~ Spread Kindness PC on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Sorry but I wrote in April about this but user hasn't been on since Feb.
Comment: Thanks so much! Sorry it took me so long to rate. Going through old 'sent' swaps and found I missed a handful.
Eulegirl rated for 16th Century poets challange on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I really loved reading all of these pieces, as well as all of the author information. It reminded me of one thing I love about being an English professor--learning about poetry!
aspens rated for CHWH ~ Send a Cat Halloween Card on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the delay in replying! Thanks so much for sharing one of your favorite cards with me! Old greeting images are so cute! I hope you've been having a cozy and warm holiday season. Stay healthy!
Eulegirl rated for Cento Poem on Dec 6, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the late rating--this one fell behind my cookbook shelf! I loved the poem and recognized some of the lines that went well in this new form.
Gudetama rated for Christmas Post Card handmade #3 on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much
Writercat rated for Unicorn poems on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathleen! Thanks so much! I got your unicorn poems all the way from NZ! I so enjoyed reading them and love the flute player note paper. I remember how the Irish Rovers made a song out of that one poem about the lonely unicorn. They even had a TV show here on CBC for a while and that was the theme song. Unicorns are really fun! Hope you get my poems soon! Cathy/Writercat
carrotkate rated for Instax/Polaroid swap on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the photos of your flowers! 🌻
Poeprincess rated for Butterfly wings and Animal Tag on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your tag, Kathleen! Cute way of dressing him up. Good swap.
mcorbus rated for LSRUS: Handmade postcard on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you :)
Writercat rated for Poems about flowers on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for all the wonderful poems you sent about flowers. I really liked Blake's poem. I had no idea it was that long as I was only familiar with the first part of it. I enjoyed reading the whole thing. A real gem. I can see you are a real poetry enthusiast! Hope you will like my unicorn poems and it doesn't take too long to get there from Canada to NZ. All the best to you down under from the great North soon to be frozen North. Winter is coming. Happy Spring to you. Cathy/Writercat
Comment: Thank you! I apologise for the delayed rating! I really enjoyed reading what made you happy! Have a lovely weekend :)
Comment: OMG a thumb kitty!! Thanks so much for the adorable postcard! :)
Csomma827 rated for YTPC: Fold-Out Booklet on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely booklet. I really liked the die cut journal cards.
Comment: What a pretty rose. How amazing that you made a homemade card. Thank you!
RachelM rated for Christmas PC handmade #2 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your handmade Christmas pc. It's amazing... I can't believe you stamped the tree and the writing by hand, they're so perfect. Big hugs 🥰🥰
junemoon rated for Haiku on a postcard #4 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the haiku and the pretty postcard that you made. Oh, and the really pretty postage stamps.
Comment: I received your postcard! Thank you so much!
Eulegirl rated for Father's Day on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing these poems with me!!
RNRISLOVE rated for Photo Postcard #2 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower. I love all kinds. You took a good photo.

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hamsterfarm on Feb 6, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




kristid1970 on Jul 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for the picture postcard! You didn't have to, but its cute!

PeliKat on Jul 13, 2020:

Kathleen, here is your haiku, which I based on your words from your profile:



Blue, purple, and pink

Blue-green marble wave-type swirls

Colours of the sea.


I wish I could leave a picture with this, but I haven't mastered that skill yet.

Best wishes to you! Haiku for You from PeliKat

MexiMidge on Jul 10, 2020:

Haiku for you:

I’m not Christian but / I respect your decision / to find peace from High.

MexiMidge on Jul 10, 2020:

Haiku for you:

I’m not Christian but I respect your decision to find peace from High.

bexthelibrarian on Jul 9, 2020:

Haiku for You

I wrote this haiku after seeing this star atlas.

Gridded star atlas

Oh vast array of bright light

Hear me make wishes

Rainydancer on Jun 25, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps

yvonne401 on May 25, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



9O96O on Apr 16, 2020:

Hi AFK. This is for Poetry Zine Swap - Send by Email. I messed up. I forgot to change "3" to "6" partners before assigning people. I changed it to "6" after assigning. So we can only rate 3 people. If I could, I would rate you a 5 heart. Your haiku zine is a joy. Calming. Haikus are my favourite style of poetry. Your own photos are a nice touch. Your Easter portrait is a hoot. :) Thank you for creating your lovely zine and sharing it.

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