Swap-bot Time: July 25, 2021 5:17 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2020
Last Online: July 25, 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.


megan1230 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #253 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your card! We do have fish and chip shops here. We have one that people from the UK swear is as close as you can get but then we also have one that is a fish and chips/pizza/donut/carnival food shop that a lot of people swear by and it's the embarrassment of my community but it has good donuts/fish (they use the same oil so it's basically the same thing, I'm not proud of it)
Comment: Thanks for visiting Phoenix, the 5the largest city in the USA. A big concrete city in the desert. I was thrilled to see you run the marathon. And the gardens were in bloom too. Next time we will go to a great place to eat. BTW the way the hotel, said you pinched two towels, a robe and the sheets. Shhhh. deny it all.
Carollee922 rated for A bag of tea for 3 on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: I've never actually tried this tea, thank you
andee73 rated for Tea For Thee # 105 on Jul 20, 2021
Leekoba rated for Tea For Thee # 108 on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas! Happy Swapping!
mgugs17 rated for Penpal For Children #1 ๐Ÿ on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Such a sweet letter - thank you and happy summer!
Comment: Thank you for the booklines and the extra star charts the are really cool!
Comment: Thank you๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• happy swapping ๐Ÿ’Œ
fairylover rated for Mixed Media ATC swap on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for this new ATC in my collection!
sunrising42 rated for Mixed Media ATC #1 on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter.I just love the stationary. I have a cottage garden and several other flower beds, so its just perfect.Our AC is broke so we are keeping cool with fans and popsicles So the tea you sent will have to wait. Your summer sounds busy but fun ,especially with thoses boys.Enjoy every moment. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you for the postcard from Kent. I have never been there, only in London and about an hour west of London. I have another coastal city in England on my list to see, which is St.Ives on the west coast.
danatropicana rated for A bag of tea for 3 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you Natalie for the great tea and I love the note paper you used! Looking forward to swapping with you again in the future! Take care!
Cellolady rated for ILB: Whats in a NOTE! on Jul 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: My pleasure
SarafinaKaine rated for Dot Painting ATC Swap on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the bunny dot ATC! It's fantastic!
Response: I had fun making your card, I'm glad you like it.
heidiblooms rated for Tea For Thee # 106 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely teas and cute rainbow card!
Response: My pleasure
Scrapinitblue rated for Recipes Thru the Ages on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: I am so excited to make this recipe. Thank you for sharing it and the story behind it!!! Also love the options you suggested!
Response: I hope you enjoy as much as I do!
LawLibrarian rated for Food packaging cardboard swap#4 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Mmmm, cinnamony!!
Response: ๐Ÿ˜Š
myancey rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #251 on Jun 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the well filled out notecard from across the pond. I loved reading about ur wknd and I hope u have a great week
Response: You're welcome
Fullsteampowell rated for Found Image ATC #3 - Int'l on Jun 29, 2021
Response: Best rating ever!

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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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