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Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: August 23, 2020

Country: United Kingdom
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Once upon a time there was a child that lived in a small town in northern Italy, she loved writing and receiving letters; reading letters from faraway places was her way to know and explore the world.... thanks to these letters she learnt another language and developed a taste for travel, knowledge and wanting to experience different cultures. Fast forward 20 years in the future and that now so not little girl anymore lives in London with a husband and a crazy daughter, she still loves writing letters, she is crazy for science fiction, she is a bit of a workaholic and in the few scraps of times left she sews, scrapbook ( badly) , loves photography, music, cooking and in general being a crazy happy shiny person.

Favorite Books

Ohhh this is a difficult one ( it could take a bit) you see i could say my tastes can be perceived as ecletic; I looove Japanese novels, especially Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto; but i am a super fan of Fantasy literature and i confess to have read The Lord of the Rings about 10 times... maybe i should try to give you a list of my favourite books

  • Alice's Adventures In
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • Ulysses
  • The Trial
  • Brave New World
  • The Lord Of The Ring
  • On the Road
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
  • The wind up Bird
  • Amrita
  • The HitchhikerÒ€ℒs Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Shadow of the Wind
  • The Foundation series
  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earth-bound Travels in the Far East

.... i could go on forever, i haven't even started to scratch the surface ...

Favorite Movies

This is another difficult one as there are far too many.... i have to confess i am a big fan of Secret Cinema, you should check it out if you can. In the mean time here is a quick list of my all times faves:

  • Blade Runner
  • Star Wars ( original Trilogy)
  • Casablanca
  • 2001: Space Odissey *Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • A clockwork Orange
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Annie Hall
  • The Big Lebowski
  • the Goonies
  • Ferris Bueller day off
  • Brazil
  • Ghost in the shell

and yes i could go on

The way of Tea

I have several passion, one of them is tea.... it all started when i was an Italian teen ager surrounded by teen ager in Italy, surrounded by coffee; I wanted to be different and in order to look older, more interesting and more sophisticated i started to drink tea....little did i know i started a passion that would last a lifetime.... i spent hours and hours trying to get the perfect cup of tea, black teas, fruity teas, white teas I thought i had found them all, and then i discovered "Matcha" a new world opened and i now mix matcha with A LOT of things ( cakes, cappuccinos, ice creams, salads ..... i would try it with everything i tell you) I still drink a lot of tea, but mostly in order to try and keep down my sugar intakes i tend to drink green tea ( i have a bit of a thing for the flavoured ones) and if it is summer i do like myself some cold Oolong Tea or some Mugicha (barley tea) So if you are sending me tea be assured i will appreciate most teas ( ok ther eis one i really don't like... Twinings Liquorice Allsorts earl grey.... i think it is the only tea box i have never been able to finish.....


Flamingos; dragonflies,botanical print ( vintage style), pastel colours ( especially Mint, Teal, Turquoise, Lime Green, Silver, Coral), kawai stuff,mushrooms, stickers, stationery of all sorts,Totoro, Retro anime, FF series,and lately i can't stop buying washi tape... i even have started to use a wooden twining tea box to sort them... I have a fetish for all things Japanese, Korean, thai etc...south east Asia is where my heart flies and flutters... I pretty much will be happy with anything you choose for me, it is the time you dedicate to the swap and therefore to me that will make it special, not what you end up sending :)


I do not have any real dislikes, however i do like my boundaries so PLEASE do not send nudie pictures, i have nothing against the human body i just would like to be the one deciding when to see some of them :) i do not mean to offend anyone with this statement, and i hope it is taken in the spirit it was meant :) Also please I am not really a lover of Disney and it's characters, or child like stickers so if you can please choose something else :)

thank you

Looking for

I am currently quite enthralled by classic botanic prints; the ones you used to see on old old books ... They seem either very difficult or very expensive to track down, so any pointers on how to acquire some will be super appreciated. *Also i am looking for pages from old Atlases - geography maps etc - succulents and words die cuts :)

Postal notices

I do take a lot of pride in my swaps and unless something strange happens ( sickness, flooding, biblical plagues)

I will ALWAYS send my swaps

However it does happen that things are delayed, lost, damaged, stolen in the mail so please please please do get in touch in case something is amiss


Please note I am posting from UK and parcels abroad can take up to 5 weeks to arrive

About Me

the hard part that i can't face deleting yet from my profile

6 December 2018 My dad passed away today Thank you all for your patience and support

30 November 2018 We are facing the final part of the journey So please if you message me and there is no answer bear with me while we face this

2 november 2018 update as we have reached a "static" phase i will be able to join a few easy swaps, it does keep me sane and it gives me a chance not to think about the tragedy we are facing right now....

28 October 2018 update - as my dad is now facing his final months I have relocated for a period to Italy to support him in his last leg of the journey .. I am pretty sure I contacted everyone and sent out all swaps, but please email me in case I missed out on something, my thoughts process is a bit herratic at the moment

17 october 2018 update unfortunately more bad news from my dad, i have dropped out of all of the swaps i had signed up to as it seems the worst will come to pass soon - apologies for all of the inconveniences but as you might imagine i would rather be able to swap than seeing my dad through this.... please do accept my heartfelt apologies

24 September 2018 update Unfortunately my dad's cancer is advancing and i am in and out of Italy .... i might be delayed in sending a few letters, but i will endeavour to keep all informed; please keep your fingers crossed xxx


ToujoursMoi rated for International Letter Swap #2 on May 17, 2020
Comment: I have not received anything for this swap. The message I have sent to you is still unread. Please reach out when you come back and want to make this up. I am happy to change my rating when something arrives.
Comment: I will change my rating if I ever receive. :)
bearnbabs rated for Whats on your Reading List? on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: whew wee I finally recd. your reading list and the surprise place keepers.I loved the blue Jay card too. I am in the process of drawing 70 birds in 70 days. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for the resend.Have a wonderfl day. bearnbabs
Comment: Thank you! Marc
Comment: Thank you so much for resending after the first envelope got lost in the mail! I adore these washi designs, thanks a lot! ❀️
neea1989 rated for Stickers and a Haiku on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you! βœ¨πŸ’•πŸŒ·πŸ’•βœ¨
pynart2 rated for Whats on your Reading List? on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Just got your swap dated Dec.9th. Thank youn for the lust of books and the lovely bookmark.
maxbenleo rated for Notecard & Tea September on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you, I am glad it made it here after a long journey πŸ˜„
Comment: Thank you for the cute washi!!
Kathy821 rated for SF ~ Pick 3 INT ~ Fall on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. What a wonderful selection!
Comment: Thanks so much! A lovely little envelope with some great journal cards!
bovel rated for Movie night swap! on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Hi ! Sorry for late rating!
vacths95 rated for Mail from all over the World #3 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Now it finally arrived! And everything is SO beautiful, it made me very happy when I received it <3
Comment: Thank you very much!
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you for your swap and for the extras!! I love all the washis you sent!
Flagships rated for Snail Mail on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great letter!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty washi tapes! I haven't seen any of these. Hugs, Diane
HilC rated for FTLOC#1: Pocket Letter - Pastel Colours on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: I just received your beautiful pocket letter! Thank you so much. I really loved the way you used the pastel colours. I adore all the sweet goodies you sent. Especially the little stamp of the bunny and bear! Adorable. Thanks again!
Comment: thank you

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Magazine swap is now 1 partner! Spread the word to anyone who loves collecting/using magazines http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/276188

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