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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: December 4, 2021

Country: Norway

ABOUT ME

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(Profile updated Oct. 2021)

25th October 2021: I will only finish the swaps that I am in/hosting atm, and then I will be having a break from swapping until 2022. Will not be hosting any swaps in December 2021.

Hi.

I’ve been living in Norway for all of my life, grew up in Bergen about 100km from where I live now. I'm in a domestic relationship with my partner for 5 years. We have no kids, and no pets. I would love to have a cat or a dog, but unfortunately I am allergic to both :( We are dreaming about a house in Florida, US. We have been there every year since 2017, and it feels like my second home.

Some of my interests are: travel, postcards, sewing, knitting & crocheting, cooking and baking (gluten-free and WFPB), yoga & meditation, music, reading, green indoor plants, coffee, tea, skydiving, interiour design, minimalism, mindfulness…

I am an introvert, ISFP on the Myers Briggs personality test. I am social, but I also love my alone time!

I love coffee in the morning, and tea in the afternoon. The perfect morning ritual is when you have to grind the coffee beans, smell them before and after grinding, then take the time to brew the coffee, 3 minutes sharp, and enjoy. — I also love teas, all kinds of flavours (almost), and my partner also enjoy teas with me. I love Pickwick and Nordqvist, I can’t get them here, and all of their teas are gluten free — I also started collecting the Moomin mugs from Arabia, Finland.

ABOUT SWAPS

Please don’t send me strongly scented stuff. I get nauseous and get a headache from strong scents, like incense, perfume and similar.

Re-used envelopes: I will re-use (puffy) envelopes, and I don’t mind if you do too.

Please try to wrap things in paper instead of plastic if you can.

Tape on envelopes: Unless you are sending me gold, there is no need to tape the ENTIRE envelope. I am having trouble opening some envelopes because they are taped like someone’s life is depending on it. Sometimes in these cases, I am tempted to ask for a resend… I need to be able to open my letters without using a knife or scissors, so please keep that in mind when you prepare the envelope.

Sending thicker envelopes: Please ask your postal service for a customs declaration form to fill out and put on my envelope. If you send a thick envelope without this, it can take much longer to reach me, because the customs can keep it for control. They are usually not very kind with the mail, and I always wish for my larger tea swaps to not arrive teared up or broken (yes, it has happened).

Hearts: Sending me extras will not necessarily give you a heart. Reading my profile in most cases will.

German/Spanish: Feel free to write me in these languages! I am learning, and will be very happy if you write in these languages. It is however much easier for me to read these languages than to write or speak them, so my reply will be in English for now.

If you haven't received my swap after a reasonable amount of time (outside of Europe takes longer), please contact me and I will resend.

If you haven't received my rating yet, I haven't received your swap.

GENERAL LIKES & DISLIKES

💚Likes:

I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you send me either — 1. blank postcards — OR — 2. teas from Pickwick or Nordqvist (any flavour!)

For spesifics about TEA or POSTCARDS, please scroll down to the dedicated sections.

A - Animals, autumn, astrology (I’m an Aquarius sun, Virgo moon and Scorpio rising).

B - Blue, books, beaches, BLANK POSTCARDS.

C - Coffee, cats, creativity, crocheting, christmas (in November/December), cross stitching, chocolate (gluten-free and preferrably vegan and/or lactose free).

D - Dogs.

E - Environment (please do not send plastic wrapped anything, use paper instead. Factory sealed stuff is ok), equality.

F - Foxes, fall, Florida (my second home), feathers, fabrics for sewing (preferrably 100% cotton), flowers.

G - Green, German Shepherds, green plants.

H - Harry Potter.

I - Introvert (I’m an ISFP Myer Briggs type).

J - Jokes, January (my birthday month, and the days are getting longer and lighter), journalling.

K - Knitting.

L - LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 with lines), letters, landscapes, laces, lists, languages (I’m learning Spanish and German).

M - MOOMINS, mugs, meditation, Minions, minimalism.

N - Notebooks (prefer size A5 with blank pages), NATURE, NORDQVIST tea.

O - Old houses, owls, orange/ginger cats.

P - POSTCARDS (see section below), plants, printer friendly writing paper with nice motives or patterns, PICKWICK tea, Pukka tea.

Q - Queen (the band).

R - Recipes (gluten-free, vegan/plant based), ribbons, reuse, recycle.

S - Sewing (I have my mum’s sewing machine from the 70’s), street views, sarcasm.

T - TEA (see section below), TREES, TRAVEL, trains, tote bags, time with my partner.

U - Unesco sites.

V - Vegan (and gluten-free) recipes.

W - WILD BIRDS, writing papers (prefer A5 with lines, or printer friendly any size).

X -

Y - Yoga.

Z - Zero waste (I am not, but I like the concept).

😞Dislikes:

Bookmarks (I don’t use them) - Bugs - Candy (unless I sign up for specific swaps) - Clowns - Coins - Glitter (a little is ok) - Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Kawaii - Keychains - Ladybugs - Magnets - Makeup - Old tickets or brochures - Souvenirs - Used stamps

TEA

If you send teabags with text in another language than English, please write a note with the English translation of the name of the tea and the ingredients. (Pickwick & Nordqvist teas are fine to send without translation.)

And this shouldn't be necessary, but please don't send expired teas...


I have celiac disease, which means I am intolerant to gluten. If you can avoid it, please don't send me teas containing these ingredients: oat, wheat, barley malt.


💚Favourite brands:

  • Nordqvist!!! All flavours welcome! I can't get them here (All of their teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Pickwick! All flavours welcome! (All teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Yogi Tea (A few of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)
  • Pukka (A few of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)

My absolute favourites are the Moomins (the four first ones) tea from Nordqvist: https://nordqvisttea.com/collections/moomin-teas/products/best-moment-of-the-day

Gluten-free brands: Cupper, English Tea Shop, Pickwick, Pukka, Teekanne. All of these are very welcome, thank you :)

💚Favourite flavours (in alphabetical order):

  • Berries
  • Blackcurrant 
- Chai
  • Christmas tea 
- Fennel
  • Forest fruit
  • Ginger 
- Iced teas
  • Lemon 
- Liquorice
  • Mango
  • Nettle
  • Peach 
- Peppermint 
- Pineapple for my partner :)
  • Pomegranate 
- Strawberry & rhubarb (Moomin from Nordqvist)
  • Tropical fruits
  • Turmeric

Any combinations of flavours above and similar flavours are also welcome :)

😞Dislikes:

I have celiac disease, meaning I can’t have gluten. Please don't send me teas containing wheat, oat or barley malt.

Flavours I don’t like:

  • Kiwi
  • Nuts infusions
  • Matcha
  • Plain green tea
  • Roiboos
- Chamomile
- Honey

POSTCARDS

💚Likes:

💚 NATURE & ANIMALS 💚

I prefer real photos, but anything is welcome, especially when it’s blank postcards.

  • Trees, pines, big oak trees, forests.
  • Birds (preferably wild/garden birds).
  • Landscapes/nature, outdoors, sea, river, lakes, etc.
  • All kinds of green plants.
  • Flowers, flower fields, gardens.
  • Text statements/quotes, something I can hang on my wall.
  • Moomins.
  • Buddha or buddhist motives.
  • Wild animals or farm animals.
  • Cats: I LOVE orange/ginger cats!
  • Dogs: German Sherpherds are my favourite.
  • Christmas cards around Christmas (no religious, please) (blank Christmas cards are welcome all year).
  • Trains.
  • Single view street/city cards.
  • Maps.
  • Sunset/sunrise.
  • Beaches.
  • The moon, stars, sky.
  • Dreamcatchers and mandalas.
  • Minions.
  • National parks.
  • Unesco sites.
  • Rien Poortvliet.
  • Atelier Nouvelles Images (I have: Le Pique-nique, Fromages d’Italie).
  • If you send a tourist view card, please send me a single view card, if you have :)

😞 Dislikes:

  • 3D-cards
- Cartoons
- Home made cards (sorry)
  • Nudity
  • Pictures of food/prepared meals (but for blank cards, these are ok as I will send them to someone who will like them :) )
  • Vintage
- War/violence

Ratings

hispanka77 rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #4 on Nov 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thnak you for the teas Elisabeth! Take care and Happy Holidays! Hugs.
Response: You're welcome :) Happy Holidays, enjoy :)
LinSoles rated for 12 bags of tea #2 on Nov 24, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I like a lot of tea so I am sure I will like these. Have a nice holiday season.
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for the heart rating! Have a nice holiday season, you too :)
cajiky rated for Tea and Christmas card on Nov 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for nice card, tea and wishes
Response: You're welcome, I hope you like the teas :) Thank you for the heart rating, take care :)
isabetta rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - December on Nov 23, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for rating you so late!
Response: Thank you so much for the heart rating! Although it is very late, I am very thankful that you took the time to rate :) I hope you are well and wish you a nice holiday and winter time coming up.
5
rating
Comment: wow, awesome postcards! Thank you!!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad you like them :D Thank you for the heart rating! Take care.
renate rated for PIE: Monthly swap - November on Nov 20, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your nice red cat card. We are all okay.
Response: Glad you received it, and good to hear that you are ok! Thankyou for the heart rating. Wish you a peaceful December, take care.
mcovey rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 14 on Nov 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the pc to send on
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating :)
cajiky rated for tle: week of tea for Europe 3 on Nov 10, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for nice tea and short letter
Response: You're welcome, hope you like them :) Thank you for the heart rating! Take care.
hispanka77 rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #3 on Nov 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the teas (I like them:))) ) and the extra. Hugs from Spain!
Response: I'm glad you like them :) Thank you for the heart rating :) Hugs back to you, hope all is well. Take care! :)
TexyDeb rated for PIE: Monthly swap - October on Nov 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard and it's postage stamp. Put a huge smile on my face and lifted me up!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad my postcard made you happy :) Hope to see you again in another swap :) Thank you for the heart rating, take care.
Petaltea rated for PIE: Themed swap #15 Autumn on Nov 6, 2021
5
rating
Comment: We love squirrels!!! I always keep my distance though, they can get a fierce temper tantrum if you fake like you have nuts to give haha. I love fall too! Such a pretty card. Thanks and take care!
Response: Haha, here they never come too close. We have lots of nuts on our bird feeder, but I haven't seen the squirrels in our yard yet. Glad you liked the card, take care :) Thank you for the heart :)
Arhel rated for PIE: Grateful for... #4 on Nov 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the science card and the nice message! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating :)
Foxy rated for 12 bags of tea #1 on Oct 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi Elisabeth, thank you so much for the lovely teas! I can't wait to try them. And what a pretty leave shaped paper, i wish i could find something like that here too. :-) I hope you have a great time and are safe and sound! Take care, Sylvie
Response: You're welcome, I really hope you like them :) The leaf paper I received from someone else, I have a few more. They are perfect for writing shorter notes on. I wish I remember who sent them to me so I could ask them where they are from. Thank you, I hope the same for you too :) Hope to see you again in another swap :)
cajiky rated for Private swap cajiky & efjellro on Oct 28, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for tea in this private swap.
Response: I hope you like them. Thanks for the heart rating :) Take care!
mlandman rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hello Elisabeth, thanks for your nice official WPD card with beautiful stamps! It arrived today and took quite long. I hope you also received some nice cards yourself!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) I did receive an official WPD card myself, among with other nice ones :) Thank you for the heart rating :)
Jbee rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Today I got your lovely postcard. thank you so very much. have a wonderful autumn. love Jill
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you like it :) Thank you for the heart rating! :)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG World Postcard Day - Global on Oct 18, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap and now I have to research Charlie Cunningham:) So nice of you to send an official World Post Card Day pc!! Many thanks!
Response: Hehe, I hope you find something interesting :) Glad you like it, and thank you for the heart rating :)
Risna rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! #4 on Oct 18, 2021
5
rating
Comment: What can I say... I love this swap series and I love the card! Hope you're going to host another round soon. ;-)
Response: Haha, I'm so glad you like the postcard and this swap :D I'll set up a new one as soon as possible (exams are coming up in November, so will have to be careful about too many swaps) :) Thank you for the heart rating :)
renate rated for PIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 18, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating :)
renate rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #2 on Oct 18, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the tea that you send me looking forward to try.
Response: I hope you like them. Thank you for the heart rating, take care :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 456 139 148
Completed Fives Threes Ones
371 547 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
57 263 51 0
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Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

MuggleMom on Nov 24, 2021:

Takk skal du ha for the random act of kindness package of goodies!! You are too kind!! It really made my day/week!! So many fun things and I am putting them all to good use!! 💖💚💙💜🧡💛

xxToni

dottyspeckle on Nov 16, 2021:

Thank you for the handmade envelopes! :)

Petaltea on Sep 16, 2021:

I received your package with all of the lovely embellishments, tags, papers, owl stickerd and oh these beautiful little bits and bobs in the pockets!! ! Thank you , thank you so much for everything! (And the Norge stamps on the outside, you made my day!!!)

Petaltea on Feb 13, 2021:

You are so sweet. I loved your postcard (and with such pretty finnish stamps!) You didn’t have to do that! Thank you though it means alot. Enjoy the weekend! (Don’t go jumping out of anything ya’hear :) )

Caithness on Feb 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely thank you postcard and puffin stamp, big hugs Julie-Ann

thisismeAXiD on Jan 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

draco on Jul 20, 2020:

wouldn't mind living here...

(painting by thomas kinkade)

greenwindow on Mar 15, 2020:

Group swap: Beaches!

This is actually a beach in a town about 20 mins away from me! The beaches are super pretty here, especially in the summer. There are two beaches next to eachother, with two arcades and a lot of restaurants and food/drink stands.

lemooon on Mar 12, 2020:

Swap #22: Beaches

Swap partner: lemooon

↑ Here is nearly my house.

'At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.' - Sandy Gingras

farangelinan on Feb 29, 2020:

PDS: Swap #19: Plants

Here are my favourite indoor plants :)

Happy swapping.

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