Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 12:49 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2020
Last Online: November 26, 2021
Birthday: November 17
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I've been introduced to ATCs through lockdown when a friend.set up a small group chat with fortnightly swaps

When looking for a wider community I was told about swap bot. Now that life is starting to feel calmer again I've found time to get stuck in!

I'm a mum of two high energy boys (the youngest chose my username) who both enjoy arts and crafting. I am also a writer, crafter and an ultra runner.

Nature gets me excited, as does food! If I can have both at the same time I'm a happy lady!

As a complete newbie to swap-bot I'm keen to let you know I will always send on time. My local postal service is running smoothly in these covid times, but I know this isn't the case everywhere. I'm quite relaxed, so if you have any problems getting your swap out on time do send me a message.

I am learning as I go, so please send me a message if I've missed something. I'll learn quicker that way.

Favorite Books

My top 5 books are:

  • Gone with the wind
  • Ham on Rye
  • Made in India
  • Dogger
  • South West Trail Running.

A fairly varied selection!

I tend to read more autobiographical and memoirs style novels, or research based books.

Favorite Crafts

I learnt to knit at a young age, and still enjoy smaller projects now. Hats and scarfs, occasionally baby clothes. However, my mum knits amazingly so I tend to focus on needlecraft, body art (casting or painting) and paper crafts.

I've really enjoyed the relatively quick results of ATCs. And pushing myself to learn new arty skills for the next swap has been such a joy! Watercolour pens have proven fun, and I'm building a brilliant collection of decals and stencils.


I am just starting out on my crafty-bits collection, and am aware I've barely scratched the surface of stickers, tapes, ribbons, papers and... well, everything really! If I'm your swap partner and there is something you're not sure I'll like then I probably will. (with a few exceptions- in the next section)

I love to sit down with a steaming mug of tea or hot chocolate. Trying new flavours is one of the joys of life. I have a collection of these which I'm looking forward to sharing as appropriate.

Colour! Brightly coloured everything!


I'm a food fan. Recipes, food related postcards, paper and even spice blends (if that is even possible) Show me what you love in the kitchen!

More than anything, I love to learn. Is there somewhere, something or someone that inspires you? Then I'd love for you to tell me.

Fell free to drop me a message if you have suggestions or questions. I'm still finding my way on here!


There really are very few things I would be unhappy to receive (I'm sure I'll add to the list as I learn more!)

-Spiders (my one phobia) -Coffee (I don't dislike it, but I am a fussy bird when it comes to this drink) -Olives and prawns. (But that's probably not very relevant!) -Teas with Valerian root. It causes problems as it interacts with my medication. Not all teas have ingredients marked on them so this can be tricky to pick up on my end.

Swaps I Like

I've discovered a whole new world of swapping on here. When I first joined I thought I'd like ATC style swaps the most. However as a total newbie these weren't often open to me (understandably so)

Since becoming active I've found swapping items such as teas, local snacks, stickers and random crafty bits and bobs are so exciting to put together and receive.

I also love writing to people, the sharing of experiences via the written word is truly lovely, whether this is book recommendations, postcards, notelets or more in depth letters with a theme, I love them all. (So far) The variety of people on swap bot means I'll never tire of opening the post.

As a child I had a number of pencils and had forgotten my love of this over the 24 years since puberty hit and we all lost contact. Thank you to my fellow swappers for reignited this part of me.


efjellro rated for Tea and Christmas card on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute and kind Christmas card and the teas. I haven't tried any of those flavours, but I love English Tea Shop, so I really look forward to taste them :) Wish you a wonderful December and many great moments (and swaps) in 2022 :)
Natasa rated for International Chocolate Bar Swap #6 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you!
efjellro rated for tle: week of tea for Europe 3 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas, and for checking whether they are gluten free! :) There are some new flavours I look forward to try, thank you :)
MGiulia rated for 12 bags of tea #2 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you Natalie ๐Ÿฅฐ I really like your nice little envies ๐Ÿ’Œ I am looking forward to opening them ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™ I wish you a nice Xmas ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคถโ˜ƒ๏ธ
MGiulia rated for Wrapped tea gift on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you Natalie ๐Ÿ˜ I cannot wait to open your present on Xmasโ€™Day ๐ŸŽ„ โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐Ÿคถ
Nuisant rated for โญ TEA TIME #33 โญ on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Sorry I have only just got round to rating! Thank you so much for the teas :))
hispanka77 rated for 12 bags of tea #1 on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas, hugs!
Chell2020 rated for Blind, quick tea swap 19 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much Natalie for the teaโ€ฆI canโ€™t wait to try it.
renate rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #3 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your tea selection. I like green tea and earl Grey.
Fuchsi rated for R&W: 50 Random questions on Nov 6, 2021
Comment: Hello Natalie, thanks a lot for your 50 answers to this swap! ^.^ I loved this idea and found it very fascinating to read your version of it, while I remembered my own answers at the same time, For example: In the question when we ran the last time, I answered I tried to get a bus. XD Have a wonderful day and stay healthy, Maxi
Rhino44 rated for Binge Watch Something and Write on Nov 1, 2021
Comment: How nice to swap with you again! Thank you for your great letter -- I also watch Married at First Sight, believe it or not. I am watching the current US season (just 2 episodes left!) and have also seen the Australian season where everyone has affairs. Wow! "Endlessly fascinating" is right :-)
losewitheloquence rated for tea swap for tealovers 21 on Nov 1, 2021
Flamingoloon rated for Tea for two, yum #5 on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: You did send some intriguing new teas to try. I look forward to drinking them!
Comment: Thanks for sharing. :)
dmwcheng rated for Tea for two, yum on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas. =)
dmwcheng rated for Tea for two, yum #2 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: =) Thank you again! Hehe. For both the postcard and the teas. Have a lovely weekend.
Lablauri57 rated for Tea for two, yum #4 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Wow those teas look delish. I like to read profile too. Pretty postcard!
MaryTylerGore rated for Take a Walk and Write on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Natalie, thank you for the lovely letter. I am so glad you hit all of those puddles!
Burger1girl rated for Spill the Tea ๐Ÿต #3 on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Your letter made my day!! I'm so proud of you for being so strong! Thanks for sharing that with me, I am humbled. You will go far, we each have a gift..find yours and you will find joy. Peace be with you, Namaste. Thanks for the extras!!

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Meisje on Jun 30, 2021:


Happy summer! Thanks for being in the Letter about your summer plans swap.

Rhino44 on Jun 29, 2021:

We're partners in a swap, but I just wanted to say I love your user name, from one Rhino to another! :-)

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

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



CWUmom on May 27, 2021:

Happy National Hamburger Day

mchesser12 on May 27, 2021:

for: PDS - National Hamburger Day

Kirkdebb on May 26, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - National Hamburger Day

Kirkdebb on May 21, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day

(bonus images from me for messing up and not giving you 2 more swap partners)

cherlita on May 21, 2021:

** Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day **

Happy world turtle day! Enjoy some cute turtles swimming in the trash-free digital ocean!


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