Swap-bot Time: June 21, 2021 3:30 pm


Date Joined: April 1, 2010
Last Online: November 18, 2020
Birthday: December 8
Country: Italy

About Me


My Name is Maria, I am 30 years old and I live in Milan with my Husband and our pet corn snake Jeremy. I was born and bred in London, but have been living in Italy since 2010. I work in a nursery and although my job is very demanding, I adore the little souls I get to work with every day.

As I am in the middle of moving house, I have not focused much on swapping or letter writing. I hope that will change once we're settled in our new home. However, with the HUGE increase in postage prices that happened at the end of 2014, my sent post will drop dramatically and I want to give 'priority' to my existing penpals. I am sad that swapping will be put on the very low, back burner for now, but I will still join in when I find something s.p.e.c.i.a.l and I just can't help myself ;)


I have left all my 'likes' info up so that you can get to know me a little before sending a swap, but I want to add a little about extras...

Please do not feel obliged to send something extra. Please, please, please do not send an extra for the sake of it.

I am in the process of slimming down my stationery collection and craft supplies. In light of this, I really would really prefer not to receive extras, especially ones that that are unrelated to the swap i.e. we are swapping postcards and you include scrapbook paper scraps as an extra....

I don't want to seem like a meanie, but if I wanted scrapbook paper, I would have joined a swap for scrapbook paper or paper ephemera ;)

So, please save your extras for someone who will love them. Don't worry, I give hearts based on the quality of the swap, not on whether you sent an extra or not :D

A note on the Post

Where I live, there is no postal collection after 12pm and no collection or delivery on weekends.

In theory this should not affect swaps I send as I will send by the deadline date (or pm you if there is something CRAZY that happens to prevent this).

However, if the deadline is on a Friday, the swap will not go into circulation until the Monday, depite me posting on time, so please be patient :)

If something hasn't reached you after 3 weeks, please contact me and I WILL resend.

Favorite Books

The Dark Tower Saga - Stephen King, The Talisman - Stephen King, Black House - Stephen King, Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris, The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks, Firethorn - Sarah Micklem, Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll, Fantastic Mr. Fox - Roald Dahl, The Magician's Nephew - C.S. Lewis, Lost and Found - Oliver Jeffers, The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood, The White Stag - Kate Seredy, The His Dark Materials Saga - Philip Pullman, White Oleander - Janet Fitch

Favorite Movies

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, True Romance, Dead Man, Frida, La Jetée, The Running Man, Delicatessan, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Girl Interrupted, Fargo, Equilibrium, Lost in Translation, Dr Strangelove, Ghostbusters, Quills, Cloverfield, Ghost World, Amelie, Lost in Translation, Pan's Labyrinth, City of God, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Holy Mountain, Garden State, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Inception, Brick, Chocolat, Apocalypse Now, Constantine, Howl's Moving Castle, The King's Speech, City of Lost Children, Bubba Ho-Tep etc.


♥ ALL colours
♥ vintage photographs
♥ foreign currency
♥ kawaii
♥ animals
♥ tiny things
♥ walks in the alps
♥ autumn
♥ hedgehogs
♥ bike rides
♥ moustaches
♥ retro pin up girls
♥ cats
♥ yoga
♥ foreign swear/curse words
♥ halloween
♥ bats
♥ the darker side of life
♥ Mexicana
♥ repltiles
♥ daydreaming
♥ mythology
♥ enchanted forests
♥ writing letters
♥ rainbows
♥ chocolate
♥ Llamas and Alpacas
♥ doodles
♥ unicorns
♥ stars
♥ funny or inspirational quotes
♥ herbal teas
♥ Dia de Los Muertos
♥ woodland creatures
♥ stationery
♥ creativity
♥ Marvel super heroes and villians
♥ foxes
♥ mail art
♥ space
♥ love

Kawaii Loves

Favourite Brands:
☺ San-X
☺ Crux
☺ Q-Lia
☺ Pool Cool
☺ Mind Wave
☺ Sugar Hotel
☺ Art Box
☺ SanRio

Favourite Characters:
☺ Rilakkuma
☺ Sabo Kappa Cactus
☺ Racoon Kireizukin Seikatu
☺ Kutusita Nyanko Cat
☺ Sumikko Gurashi "Things in the Corner"
☺ Cinnamoroll
☺ Little Twin Stars
☺ Domo-Kun

Favourite Items:
☺ Letter Sets (unfolded please)
☺ Stickers
☺ Memo Sheets (all sizes)
☺ Sticky Notes
☺ Page Flags
☺ Everything else, seriously I love ALL things cute :D


Casscd rated for Fruity ATC # 11 Missed ones on Nov 26, 2014
Comment: Hi Maria, I got the ATC's today, thank you! I especially like the Kiwi!! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! It's beautiful :D
Comment: Thanks for the nice assortment of sticker flakes and the mini memos! =)
RachaelStella rated for November Birthday Greetings! on Nov 13, 2014
Comment: Thank you!
beenebag rated for Fruity ATC # 10 Grapes on Nov 12, 2014
Comment: What a sweet card! Thank you so much for the hand-drawing and nice application on the washi tape...at first glance I thought it was just printed paper:) I can't believe such a tiny envelope made it around the world:) So sweet. Thanks again. Take care Brenda
urocyonfox rated for Spirited Away ATC Swap #3 on Nov 10, 2014
Comment: cute artwork thank you very much
Comment: Grazie !! Many thx for the travelling pc. I'll pass it on. Grazie mille for the extra sleeping teas and your note. I hope you love living in Italy ! Happy swapping !!
Comment: Thank you for your birthday wishes.
Isa2020 rated for November Birthday Greetings! on Nov 3, 2014
Comment: I just received your enveloppe and thank you. I will open at my birthday !!
Lucine rated for November Birthday Greetings! on Nov 2, 2014
Comment: You wrote not to open the envelope until my birthday, but I had to open the envelope to know which swap it was ...lol ... you forgot to write the name of the swap on the envelope. It made me laugh:) Thank you! Wishing you an awesome B-day!
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! The matryoshka doll is so beautiful!
jakeandnicksmom rated for November Birthday Greetings! on Oct 30, 2014
Comment: Thanks Maria, I couldn't wait and opened the card early! Thanks for the Washi tapes. Happy November Birthday to you to!
Comment: way to go!!
Response: Thank you! :) and thank you for the heart x
Casscd rated for Fruity ATC # 9 Pear on Oct 15, 2014
Comment: Hi Maria, I received the Pear ATC today. I really enjoyed reading your explanation...Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad it reached you safely and that you enjoyed my ramblings ;) take care xx
Caraty rated for Spirited Away ATC Swap #1 on Oct 14, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC. You're right, they are each little pieces of art, that's why I love making and collecting them :). I also loved the tiny envie you sent it in!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! It's always nerve wracking to send on your work, but it was really fun to make :) Thank you for the heart and happy swapping xx
snailmailer1 rated for Merry Christmas Europe on Oct 1, 2014
Comment: Thanks very much. 3rd time lucky. I'll put it up this year. FYI I have just read your message on your profile about your 1 rating. I messaged you on 9th May 2014 to inform you I hadn't received this swap. I didn't receive a reply, therefore I was not aware of your re-send.
Response: I'm glad it finally reached you :)
Comment: The postcards arrived safely :) thank you!
Response: I'm glad you received them.I was sure I enclosed some used stamps for you too, did you receive those too? Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for keeping the PC traveling and for the nice note you enclosed.
Response: You're welcome :)

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Itti on Jul 2, 2019:

Hi! As a fellow reptile lover I thought the Scales 'n' Tails Swapbot group might be up your alley!

manders2280 on Jan 17, 2016:

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I removed you from I LOVE Kawaii because it’s been more than two months since you were last online on Swap-bot. Click our Join this group link when you’re active and swapping again.

sebastian122 on Dec 8, 2015:

3goldkeys on Dec 18, 2014:

Hi Maria. Just wanted to let you know that your travelling postcard for Round 23 has just arrived safely in round 36. I'm the eighth swapper to pass it along on its adventurous journey. It will be mailed out in the Round 37.

sebastian122 on Dec 11, 2014:

Happy (belated) Birthday!

Imp on Jan 3, 2011:

You are indeed an angel- I am sorry for not leaving a comment sooner. Your letter got read and promptly misplaced in the morass of finals paperwork and holiday tidying, which is entirely my fault. But I did get your lovely letter, and I wanted to say thank you!

leilx on Jan 2, 2011:

thanks for angeling the taboo topics #2 swap! That was very kind of you.

RyeRye on Dec 23, 2010:

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR from the 'Crafting Queens' group!


Robin50 on Dec 5, 2010:

Happy December Birthday!

RougeCRO on Sep 13, 2010:

Thank you so much for my WTA prize from Kawaii Europe! I love everything! =D

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