Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2022 4:54 pm


Date Joined: December 26, 2020
Last Online: August 19, 2022
Birthday: June 9
Country: Canada

About Me


My name is Erin, living outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I’m a firm believer that it is the simple pleasures that make life the most meaningful and enjoyable.

A few of my favourite simple pleasures include:

Time spent outside in nature - living in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, I am blessed to have breath taking mountain views, hiking trails, parks and lakes, forests and ocean views to breath in and relax in.

Reading a good book. I enjoy most genres, with historical fiction being my favourite. While I am not a huge fan of science fiction, romance or chic lit., I will give any book or author a try, so please don't hesitate to recommend something you have loved - I just might feel the same! My favourite authors are Pat Conroy and Timothy Findley, my favourite books The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Beach Music by Pat Conroy. My most recent read was Murder in Matera by Helene Stapinksi - I enjoyed both her personal story and the backdrop of the Italy that her great-great-great Grandmother experienced.

Cooking and baking, especially with locally sourced ingredients found at my local farmers markets. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and find the simplest meals are often the most enjoyable and that good food is always best enjoyed with great company!!

I also enjoy exploring the world of craft beer.

Colouring!! A few years ago I spent a summer colouring with my young niece and nephew, and I’ve been hooked since! I find it very relaxing and an easy way to explore my developing artistic talents lol

My favourite colours are cobalt blue and emerald green, and I am overall drawn to all the jewel tones.

Listening to podcasts - most of which are paranormal in topic - while sharing snuggles with my two cats, Floyd and Johnie, both 4 year old tabbies.

I often also have music on as I go about my day, both at home and at work - I dislike rap and heavy metal, but will listen to at least a little bit of every other style. Favourite artists include Ray LaMontagne, Spirit of the West, Tom Landa and The Paperboys, Jann Arden, Tracey Chapman, Allman Brown and Paul Simon.

I work 40+ hours a week in a music store, the sort that operates a music school, rents/sells instruments, and offers DJ services among many other things. Having played 3 instruments over the course of my life, I love and feel very much at home in my workplace.

Writing and exchanging snail mail with friends old and new - something I have recently begun again, having so loved it in my younger years. I love the intimacy of the connections made thru putting pen to paper, and the opportunity to express ourselves in the mail we create.

I have recently been introduced to the concept of Happy Mail and am slowly trying my hand at creating mail that is art along with a thoughtful and enjoyable letter.

Enjoying the company of close friends and family - my family and I are very connected, sharing our daily lives together.

Travel has always been a passion and I look forward to re-visiting places I have already experienced as well as discovering those I have not yet visited. I am well travelled of the West Coast of North America and have made several forays overseas. The more I see and experience, the more I realize there is so much more waiting for me to discover.

Being of curious mind and heart, I welcome any and every opportunity to learn something new.

I look forward to meeting people from anywhere in the world, of any age and every background. I hope to share fun and interesting, and deep and meaningful, conversation about our lives and individual surroundings. Let us enjoy whatever we might have in common, and introduce each other to our respective thoughts, ideas and lifestyles.

A few notes on swaps and ratings:

I am very careful about joining swaps that I am confident I can complete fully and on time - I have withdrawn from swaps due to circumstances changing my confidence in doing so.

If something happens to change once partners have been assigned, I will let my partners know the circumstances, with assurances that I will complete and post their items ASAP.

I hope that we can all be very patient with our respective postal systems, especially in light of the pandemic, and allow extra time for mail to arrive!!

Should a very extraordinary amount of time pass and you still haven't received something from me that you should have, PLEASE contact me before rating me a 1, and I will very happily send you another mail.

My swaps have and will always be posted by the swap end date, unless I have contacted you to let you know of unexpected reasons why I have to post something late.

Also - if what you receive isn't exactly what it should be according to the swap directions, PLEASE let me know before you rate me a 3. I can only imagine that if this happens, I have innocently misunderstood the directions, and I will happily create or write you something that meets the swap requirements.

I promise to do all of the above in regards to the swaps you are sending out to me!

We have all joined Swap Bot to enjoy creating and exchanging mail, and the experience should be a fun, happy, exciting and stress free one - there is no reason at all that it should be anything different.

Happy Swapping - I can't wait to hear from you!


dakotadee rated for CS: Christmas in July on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the nice card.
circularlogic rated for WTL: Christmas in July on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Looking forward to Christmas! Thanks for the holiday cheer!
HexG rated for WTL: Christmas in July on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and super sweet message!
Comment: It was fun reading all about your recent or travels before! The card in itself was just so beautiful and the note papers! I love pinks and purple! I agree with traveling by land! Also the two day trip, those sometimes are the best! Maybe I will hear from you again! Hope your area cooled down by now! Ours is toward the weekend!
Writercat rated for CTP: Naked - Blind Postcard on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for that lovely postcard of Vancouver and your newsy note. Great hearing from you! Enjoy what's left of summer! Cathy
Karen07 rated for G: Halloween in July! on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you Erin! I love your card and letter! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Fall is on the way!
theshyone rated for FLL: Favorite summer memories on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Erin, so lovely to receive your letter! All the memories you shared were so sweet. I thoroughly enjoyed your letter. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely letter (also, thank you for the goodies, too sweet). I will write back soon :D
greenleaf rated for FLL: Getting to know you on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful letter !!! I received it on Friday but I wanted to rate you after reading that looong letter so I was not able to rate you soon, I'm sorry. I did enjoy your letter and would love to write you back. I really appreciate the time you have taken for the swap. You have such pretty handwriting and I imagine how long it would have taken you to finish the letter by writing so neatly like that. Thank you sooo much again❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed reading! This was a fun swap I very much look forward to hearing from you 💗
metrognome rated for FLL: Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow! on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks! I hope you get to have plenty of weekend trips this summer :)
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful notecard/letter you written to me! I really enjoyed hearing all about your area and sounds so wonderful to have things so close I am landlocked, so getting to the Atlantic is 3 hours one way! Granted I love the country, but I also enjoy getting to water and the beauty of it as well! Have a wonderful summer!
Comment: thank you for the friendly chatty note on the fun kitty card & the memo sheets as well! I hope you enjoy listening to/ reading John McWhorter when you get a chance. Nose bumps to your furry boys! :)
sndrtkt rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #296 on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter. The stickers are amazing :)
Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed!
MarHelene rated for PH: List 5 Series - Sweet Sounds on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks!!!
pynart2 rated for ILB: International Pen Pal Day on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for very lovely letter, you made my day. Also loved the little exras. Will write back soon.
Response: I look forward to hearing from you, as always!
Ikat78 rated for CPG Just a Note #4 - Global on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Hi Erin! I definitely have to write you back. I am so excited to hear from you. Thank you for the podcasts you mentioned. I will have to look them up. I’m happy to be your ghost hunting, paranormal research buddy. 😂 Between that and true crime I am obsessed. Just can’t help myself. I’ll send you a reply soon. THANK YOU!!
Response: I so can’t wait to hear from you!!
pynart2 rated for FLL: National Pen Pal Day on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: Received your very lovely letter today 6/18. Thank you so much, will write back soon.
Comment: Thanks 🙏
Comment: Thanks for this great totemic pc! Yes, you definitely should come and visit Alaska! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
klaml653 rated for AtB Simple Profile PC Swap on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mountain PC- I would love to visit there someday. I will definitly check out that Ghosts! group.
Comment: Erin, wooah!! I love the way you told me the stories of your haunted workplace! It sounds like there are so many happenings there! I especially loved the story about the marble and how you carry it with you now. It is really a good feeling to be able to share things like this with people who are also interested in it, I don't really have many people in my life either who are interested in the paranormal, so I am so thrilled to have heard you stories! I am glad though that none of the things that have happened there are especially horrible incidents! Thank you so much for sharing all of your stories with me, I loved reading them all! <3
Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed hearing about my haunted work place! Stay spooky 👻

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simcoe54 on Jun 9, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

thisismeAXiD on Jun 7, 2022:

Happy birthday month

yvonne401 on Jul 26, 2021:

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



thisismeAXiD on Jun 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

bringitb on May 17, 2021:

Hi! Stopping by to share that we've got some new washi swaps over in the Washi Tape Lovers group. Hope you'll join us! =)

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