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Date Joined: December 24, 2009
Last Online: September 5, 2012
Birthday: October 14, 1976
Country: Norway
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About Me

I'm 35 years old, female, I live in Oslo, Norway and I work in sales. I love to read and am an avid BookCrosser. I am responsible for two Official BookCrossing Zones here in Oslo. I love animals - I keep freshwater turtles and currently have three, 2.0.0 Chinemys reevesii (Herman and Henrik) and 1.0.0 Trachemys scripta elegans (Raphael). The highlight of my year is the Eurovision Song Contest. Yay for Baku 2012!! :-D I like (in no particular order :-) eating chocolate, watching movies, traveling, playing various board games and card games with my friends, taking pictures with my trusty camera that goes with me everywhere, blogging, making Youtube videos ... I've been a Postcrosser since October and I love it. :-) I'm a huge fan of Keanu Reeves and of the comic book ElfQuest. I work as a volunteer at a fair trade store here in Oslo, and I believe strongly in fair trade as one of the very best ways to change the world.

To get to know me better, visit my blog (link above)! New post added most days. :-)

Check out my Zazzle store!!

My favorite color is green. :-) I like a lot of other colors too, and I love combinations of colors and lots of colors ... if that makes sense. :-) I prefer bright colors, jewel tones I guess, and I don't like pastels much.

If you send me blank postcards, please make them non-location-specific. :-) If you send me a postcard written on & stamped, I'd love it if it was a card printed from one of your own photos.

If you send me something, please use real postage stamps if possible. :-)

If you send me photos, I prefer them 4x6.

When it comes to beaded jewellery (which I love :-) I prefer small and mid-sized beads and don't much like chunky ones, except as single centerpieces. I prefer glass and metal beads (wood and plastic's OK if they're cool ;-). I also don't like (and don't wear!) gold jewellery. If you're making me earrings or other jewellery, please use surgical steel or sterling silver, not gold.

I signed up here for two reasons: First, I want to get more mail. :-) It was my project for 2010. Second, I need some kind of carrot to help me get more creative. I have a lot of crafty stuff lying around that I bought planning to use for various projects, but which I hardly ever use anyway. I also love shopping for crafty things. ;-) So I need something to help me push myself into getting creative and making things. Swap-bot seems like a great place for that and I hope to be really inspired here.

I don't plan to ever flake on any of my swaps ... !! :-) In fact I plan to send everything as soon as I can and do all I can to make my swap partners happy. I promise to always send out my swaps, and on time too. If you don't receive what I've sent you, please let me know!! There's nothing that can't be fixed, but I have to know what's going on if I'm going to do anything about it. :-) Of course I also promise to rate! :-)

I don't intend to copy anyone's swaps when I host my own, but there are a lot of swaps going on and sometimes similarities are unavoidable. Again, if you have any problems, let me know ... !! :-)

I reuse packaging.

I mark sent on my swaps on the day that I hand them over to the postal service. The postmark may occasionally differ from the marked sent date. Please be understanding. :-)

I try to always rate in a timely manner, however, things can get away from me sometimes ... :-) If you have sent me something and you're wondering why I haven't rated you, please feel free to PM me about it.

Favorite authors

Terry Pratchett, Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, Astrid Lindgren, Tanya Huff, Fiona Patton, Sharon Shinn, Robert Silverberg (the Majipoor series), Nancy Kress, Robin Hobb, Carl-Johan Vallgren, John Ajivide Lindqvist, Jonas Gardell, Poppy Z Brite, Stieg Larsson, Katie Waitman, Freda Warrington, Elizabeth Moon, Orson Scott Card, Anne Rice before she lost her mind, Lisa Mason, Michael Marshall Smith, Tad Williams, Storm Constantine ... not necessarily in this order. :-) Except Pterry, he will always be my #1. ;-)

I like to read fantasy, science fiction, true crime, history, biography, YA, horror, nonfiction on various topics (nature, science, popular culture, animals ++ ...), historical fiction ...

Favorite Movies

Gone With the Wind, Jaws, Livet är en schlager (Once in a Lifetime), Sunrise, Tokyo monogatari (Tokyo Story), De dødes tjern (Lake of the Dead), Farinelli - Il Castrato, The Sound of Music, Änglagård (The House of Angels), Music and Lyrics, Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Love Actually, Mean Girls, Notting Hill, Get Real, The Iron Giant ...

Favorite Music

ABBA, a lot of various ESC stuff, Which Witch, The Phantom of the Opera, Leonard Cohen, Loreena McKennitt, Katzenjammer (the Norwegian girl band), Elvis Presley, Sarah Brightman, Liberace, a-ha, Secret Garden, Blackmore's Night ...

Things I like

Books, BookCrossing, reptiles (especially turtles), chocolate (my favorite is just plain milk), nature scenes, landscapes, wild animals, Keanu Reeves, elephants, dragonflies, dragons, photography, traveling, making jewellery, hiking, walking in the woods, flowers and plants, movies, listening to music, Edward Gorey, licorice, lip balm (I use it all the time :-), raspberries and strawberries, Hello Kitty, FazerMint, stuff from moo.com, peppermint, stickers, mechanical insects (I collect these :-) ...

Places I dream of visiting one day: Japan, South Africa, Korea, Brazil

Travel dreams I've realized: China, Egypt, Peru

I've also visited almost all countries in Western Europe, and some in Eastern Europe. My favorite country to travel in is the UK.

Most recent trip: Peru and the Galápagos Islands, March/April 2012

Next trip: Sandnes and Stavanger, Norway, summer 2012

Things I don't like/need

Religious preaching, religious imagery (apart from churches & cathedrals in their capacity as monuments of the past), coffee, alcohol (except champagne sometimes), nuts (ie the edible variety - human nuts can be fun ;-), negativity, romance novels, cigarettes and cigarette smoke, ginger candy, Diddl, pastels, sour candy, gold jewellery, FBs/slams, anything with aloe vera (I'm allergic), cinnamon candy, makeup, anything Twilight related ...

Things I'd be thrilled to get

Complete decks of themed playing cards (I collect them), stickers (especially Sandylion), sticker bags and flakes, postcards that I can use for Postcrossing, anything to do with Keanu Reeves, beads (glass, metal), glass seed beads, used postage stamps, bookmarks, BookCrossing labels, rubber stamps (preferably unmounted), nice decorative paper, pens and pencils I can use for coloring, brads, nice envelopes, official Air Mail stickers from other countries, stamp pads, unusually colored and/or shaped Post-It pads, decorative packing tape, decorative regular tape, memory wire, decorative ribbon (but not too cutesy though ;-), personalized address labels, lip balm, a dotee/amigurumi (just to see what they're like), nicely printed copy of one of your own photos with an explanatory note, raisins (but only plain ones by themselves, not in anything or covered with anything :-), spice mixes, mini Hama beads, any kawaii stuff (especially Korean), glitter in unusual colors, coins from other countries, lined note pads, tea (see below :-), paintbrushes, inchies, twinchies, hot chocolate (flavored or otherwise), mix CDs, honey sticks, ATCs ...

I'd love to do some private swaps, especially for these items:
Land O' Lakes hot chocolate
Crystal Light drink mixes
Interesting teas (see below)
Profile based ATCs
Sticker flakes
Deco tape
Sharpie pens

I'm really interested in trying new flavors and varieties of tea, so if you're sending me some, don't worry too much about my personal tastes. I'd be thrilled to sample your favorites, whatever they are. :-) But I do like fruity flavors a lot (raspberry, strawberry, hibiscus, citrus ...) and am not too fond of traditional teas like English Breakfast, Earl Grey and that type of thing. I'll try anything once though. :-) Loose tea is OK too if packaged securely. :-)
Tazo, Stash and Snapple brands are not available in this country, so that's a great idea to send to me, because I can't buy them here. Celestial Seasonings and Bigelow's are sometimes available here but hard to find.

I like a lot of different types of music, but not all ... not rap and hip hop, not death metal and black metal, and mostly not heavy metal and country. But other than that I'm pretty open-minded. :-) It sucks that mix CD swaps won't be possible here anymore ... especially since swapping such CDs are legal in my country. But on a US site of course US rules must be followed. It really sucks though, especially since I just got hold of some incredibly cool blank CDs. So ... know what I'm sayin'? ;-)

I have no children and I don't intend to have any, but I do have an adorable niece. She is two years old, she looks precious in pink and her name starts with a K. :-)

I don't drink coffee, but you can still send it to me, I will give it to my best friend who's an absolutely wonderful person. :-)

I'm also not a quilter, but you can still send me fabric scraps, I will give them to another wonderful friend who's an incredibly talented quilter. You can see her work here: http://quiltoholiker.blogspot.com

Favorite Television

Pride and Prejudice, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, The 10th Kingdom, The Daily Show, Nytt på nytt (Have I Got News For You in Norwegian), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X Files, The Mentalist, Desperate Housewives, True Blood, The League of Gentlemen, Nip/Tuck, The Office (UK), Queer As Folk (UK and US), Little Britain, So You Think You Can Dance ...

FLAKERS and non-raters

A list of flakers and other troublesome persons in swaps I've participated in or hosted.

@amiliasmomma @hutman @mj @EmmainGermany @deercnc @openasthesky @Gobblidigook @kaywinnetlee @LadyAmbrosia @Whiskey

Do you think you shouldn't be on this list? Then there's a problem you need to fix.

And just FYI: Someone started a little rumor about me in one of the group forums, but don't believe all you read online. ;-) They're just imagining things. I rather think my ratings speak for themselves.

Tags, &c.

Waiting for package/s from:

Going to send package/s to:

Package/s in the mail to:
@Bexs (fair trade chocolate bar + bag of candy)


penpallingfool rated for P.S. Write Back #25 on May 12, 2013
glynes rated for P. S. Write Back #24 on Sep 9, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelope of goodies!! Loved the send-back card, and it's on its way to you. I'm happy to keep the cuddle/chocolate card ... two of my favorite things!! 8-)
pinkqueen rated for P. S. Write Back #23 on Jul 24, 2012
Comment: sorry this took me so long-thanks for the extra PC - yours is on its way home.
PaulandLeezy rated for P. S. Write Back #22 on Jun 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards, I LOVE the kitty one! I'm going to keep it in the next round! :) and I am mailing your back to you! Hope you get it soon!
ladymel rated for P. S. Write Back #22 on May 30, 2012
Comment: Your pc will go out in the morning
Neeky8 rated for P. S. Write Back #21 on May 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks for your postcards! Yours is on it's way back to you :)
liefdraakje rated for P. S. Write Back #21 on May 19, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the nice extra card for me. I will post you're card tomorrow back to you!
druideye rated for Lenticular (3D) Postcards Swap #3 on May 7, 2012
Comment: Thank you Kristin, I love it!
ladylouie rated for P. S. Write Back #20 on Mar 26, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the extra pc. Yours is on it way back to you
Inox rated for P. S. Write Back #20 on Mar 22, 2012
Comment: I received your postcard today, I'll send it back out with tomorrow's mail! Thanks for the extra card!
lanie206 rated for P. S. Write Back #19 on Feb 28, 2012
Comment: I got your card and it will be returned to you shortly =)
chrissybaby rated for P. S. Write Back #18 on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: Your card had arrived here - I will post it out to you again tomorrow, so watch out!
ladylouie rated for P. S. Write Back #19 on Feb 15, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the extra card. I will have your pc back to you soon.
PinkDixie rated for P. S. Write Back #18 on Feb 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the extra postcard loving it. I'm going to the post office today so will stick your card in the mail.
ladyflash rated for 100,000! on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for the great package. I'm going to have to look into moo.com the stickers are great. Thanks again, and no worries.
Response: I'm soo glad the resend arrived safely. Thank you for rerating and for the heart! :-)
ghostlysun rated for A-Z Movie ATCs: Y on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: Thanks for resending and for the extras!
Response: I'm so glad it reached you safely!! Thank you so much for rerating and for the heart. :-) I hope you can use the extras!!
ghostlysun rated for A-Z Movie ATCs: W on Feb 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for resending!
Response: Yay, it arrived! Thank you so much for rerating! :-)
Castlequeen rated for P. S. Write Back #17 on Jan 20, 2012
Comment: It arrived! I'm so excited! Thank you so much for the gift card and I'll be returning your card ASAP! :-) p,s, What is that pretty little blue flower called?
Response: So glad it arrived! The extra card for you (which I hope you can use :-) is printed from one of my own photos, as you may have noticed ... the flower is a liverwort, Hepatica nobilis - it's traditionally the second flower of spring in this country. They are so beautiful, especially because - as the photo shows - they come up almost before anything else so that they are little splashes of color in all the brown and grey. :-)
bluehairedmary rated for P. S. Write Back #17 on Jan 18, 2012
Comment: Got your Paris card! Will send it back to you asap!
Beverley rated for A-Z Movie ATCs: X on Dec 26, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the rsend; I really appreciate it! :) xx

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Inox on Jul 22, 2012:

I received my postcard back for PS Write Back #21, thanks so much!

Inox on Jul 6, 2012:

Kristin - can you please check your messages and let me know if you ever got my swap for PS Write Back #21. Even if it never arrived, I'd like to know!

druideye on Jun 22, 2012:

Got my Klimt postcard today from P.S. #22, thank you! ♥

Inox on Jun 21, 2012:

Hey, just wondering if you saw my message about PS Write Back 21, it still shows as unread. Let me know!

liefdraakje on May 15, 2012:

Hello, today i received you're ps write back card. Thank you for returning it and send it with a lovely stamp.

Inox on Mar 2, 2012:

My postcard for the PS write back 18 arrived today. Thanks for sending it home!

deltiolog on Jan 14, 2012:

Hi, I got my postcard back for the PS write back swap. Thank you so much and happy New Year!

ktina on Jan 5, 2012:

Hi! I just drop in because I've created a swap what may interest you, please check it

Happy New Year! :)

druideye on Nov 15, 2011:

Got my lovely postcard back today from Write Back #15 - thanks so much! --Pamela

druideye on Oct 25, 2011:

Hi! I got my pretty blonde back for PS Write Back 14. Thanks so much!! --Pamela

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