Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2021 1:55 am


Date Joined: September 17, 2008
Last Online: September 21, 2021
Birthday: March 8, 1984
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

Please let me know ASAP if you don't receive something. Obviously some things are much slower with postage, but i do send everything on time and would rather try to make things right. thanks :)

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Hello! I'm 37 and live in NZ with my partner, our four cats & chocolate Labrador!

I really enjoy reading, going to the gym, writing and receiving mail, playing games and going on walks. I love board games and computer games, the games i generally play at the moment are : Animal Crossing, Guild Wars 2, My Time at Portia and Stardew Valley

Plus i don't mind a little bit of home reno every now and then.

Not sure what to write about? I love talking TV shows, Books & Movies. I play a lot of Animal Crossing. I would love to hear about your pets! Do you have some cool scenery you like to visit?


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I love postcards, If sending Naked postcards, a card you think i will like will be great - but i also like:

  • your location

  • nature/flowers

  • art postcards (from your gallery or wherever!) I especially like van gogh

  • scenery/castles/beaches (I really like turtles and seahorses)

  • sea-based, ocean life, lighthouses, etc

  • animals and butterflies; especially deer, bears, and mammals we don't see in NZ (all the mammals basically lol)

  • Harry Potter, my favourites are luna, neville, the golden trio, basically everyone else lol

  • marvel or other fandom based cards

  • Pretty cards that you think are pretty! I especially love cards from etsy with illustrations and artwork, architecture & floral themes

(please don't send blank location cards for blank card swaps unless it's part of the swap, i only collect cards that are written)

TV & Movies

Tv shows:

Marvel, Line of Duty, Nancy Drew, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, The Witcher, Star Trek, Brooklyn 99, the Good Place, Avatar the last airbender, The Mandalorian, Supernatural, 911 Foyles War, Schitt's Creek, Stargate, Queens Gambit, crime shows such as Vera or the Rookie....so many shows!

I also love food shows.

I also watch a bit of true crime, and find shows such as unsolved mysteries and detective shows, it's a fascinating topic to me


Stardust, Star Trek, Marvel movies, Wonder Woman, Love & Monsters, Fast & Furious movies, Murder on the Orient Express, Knives Out, Practical Magic and some Star Wars

Star wars i really like Padme, Leia, Jyn Erso & The Mandalorian & Child

Favorite Books

I like a lot of books! My favourite genres are Crime, mystery and urban fantasy. I don't always love paranormal romance though LOL it's gotta have a plot :)! I prefer some escapism and happy books - fun fiction rather than serious classics most of the time.

Favourite series - very comfy reading - The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews

I also really like a Long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers & following books.

Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy, Robin Hobb & Naomi Novik Harry Potter! Tess Gerritson, Jane Harper, Robert Bryndza, Cormoran Strike, and any cozy mysteries! One of the cozy series i like are the Hilary series by Faith Martin

recent highlights include The invisible life of Addie LaRue, A Deadly Education & Foundryside series


Not sure what to send?

  • Sticker sheets or nice individual. I don't have children in my life for particularly childish stickers or reward.

  • Stationery supplies; notecards, letter sets, etc

  • Non-Touritsy blank postcards

  • Decorating bits for envelopes

  • Tea (I prefer herbal/chai/green/peppermint and flavours such as fruit, honey and herbs)

  • Fancy envelopes, small envelopes

Themes i like; botanical, birds, seahorse, ocean life, herbs, witchy, snow, stars, celestial & zodiac, animals! mammals!, dogs and cats, bees, honey, books, mysteries, nancy drew, floral, lighthouses, food, cooking, wild animals, art, van gogh, magritte, succulents


I do a fair amount of penpalling and love to join penpal swaps, but try to minimise it as I like to ensure i have enough time and energy to write return letters!

Don't feel I will be offended if at any point you decide to not return or stop returning letters, I understand how life can get in the way and that sometimes you just don't click!!!

I'm equally happy just writing or receiving a letter for the sake of letter!


Hopefully you won't have to worry too much about dislikes, but:

  • I don't drink coffee, but if you sent it it would go to someone willing who visits.
  • I don't think you can send unpackaged food or nail polish or seeds to my country
  • I'm not crafty. Your craft supplies would be sadly wasted on me :)
  • I can't think of anything else that would probably be relevant!!


“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards and sticker!! They're wonderful.
papercrowns rated for LLU: current read PC on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for cute card, Tash! I've not heard of either of this book, so I'll have tor look it up. I'm glad you enjoyed The Last Thing, and I hope the next one is as good. Have a fantastic day! ☆Raynor
Ettoad rated for ILB: A profile Note for our Pen Pal on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: I love the vibrant, colourful card you wrote in! And I too have been enjoying being matched with particular partners over multiple swaps - it’s been an unexpected pleasure to get to know people here beyond just a simple swap of items.
enchantedgabi rated for Floral Themed Mail on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: I am totally in love with everything you sent! Thank you so so much <3
Comment: Thank you for the recommendations. I love YA fantasy, and I read another book by Naomi Novak and loved it so I will give that one a try.
AJ73 rated for Favourite Quotes & Washi in a Notecard on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤!! The card first of all is one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen. Then, the amazing, wonderful, thought provoking quotes filled my heart and soul. And more...all of the. the washi. I love that you chose some cats, too. PLUS all of the fun paper ephemera to top it off. Wow. You are so generous, thoughtful and kind. Sincerely, Alma.
Response: That arrived so fast, and i'm so glad you loved the card - it made it hard to write on but so worth it LOL
AJ73 rated for Decorated Envie & Note #9 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the Butterfly decorated envie and postcards. Love it. Your Favorite quotes and Washi swap also arrived today. You doubley blessed my day.
ifzaaras rated for Book Club : The Midnight Library on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: Lovely review and thank you for the recommendation
diesel101 rated for ⭐ FULL POSTCARD #3 ⭐ on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hey Tash! Thank you for the lovely donut themed postcard - it’s super cute!! Also, thanks so much for the book recommendation. I usually don’t lean towards fantasy type books, but I may just have to check this one out! Take care and stay safe x
Chelle rated for SSM: Pick your theme envelope #6 on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap! :)
itsnobody rated for SSM: Books to Read PC on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: This is my second Lou Paper, yay! Thanks for adding to my collection. Also wow the Hobbit stamp is so cool. Thank you for the book recommendations! I'll definitely check "A long way to a small angry planet"
dmwcheng rated for WTL: animals on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Tash, for the washi tape. =) Very cute selection as always. Cheerios!
dmwcheng rated for LLU: current read PC on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Again, I love your postcard! Watercolour depiction of a person on a newspaper print background. Sweater weather! Enjoy your read.
dmwcheng rated for Screen Time PC Int'l #2 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and I love your pretty printing. I've enjoyed British mysteries before. Kudos to you. I just recently finished "Scandal," a political drama. (I don't normally watch political dramas but Kerry Washington is fantastic in it. Love her range and skill.)
sschibetts rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #261 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your weekend with me! Glad NZ lockdown is easing up and can’t wait to use my new washi and stickers - thanks a bunch!
VaGrammy66 rated for Favorite Movies on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I love the Marvel movies too! Love! Love! the stamps!
Ikat78 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #30 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great PCs! I love all kinds and these are wonderful. ☺️
pynart2 rated for ILB: Notable Notes on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Received your lovely note and extras, thank you so much. The stamp was wonderful. Thank you for your support, looking forward to seeing you again in a swap.
chrissy73 rated for Pretty Writing on Pretty Paper #3 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter, washi tape and stickers. I will be writing you back. Love to talk tv shows with people. I actually just sent you something for another swap but will write a letter tonight.
MsBellaDonna rated for Screen Time PC Int'l on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: I’ll keep “Endeavor” in mind as I think I might enjoy that one! Thanks for sharing! And I love the polar bear postcard :)

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bblue on Jun 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK of Stickii storage sheets. I'll put them to use!

jeka396 on Jun 1, 2021:

Thanks so much for the AWESOME Stickers you sent as an RAK! The variety was great (especially loved the dog dressed in quarantine casual), and I can’t wait to use them!

Hell0Z0mbie on May 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for your "I feel like writing about" letter! I loved the Kingkiller Chronicles so far as well - super good books.

rhinoluvr on Mar 28, 2021:

Hi Tash! 👋 Thank you so much for the mistakenly addressed owl 🦉postcard. Believe me, I’ve had silly mix-ups too. This 1 definitely made me smile, & I like the perfectly postmarked postage. 💌📬 Take care 🌤🌲

user6937 on Jan 28, 2021:

Got your RAK of postcards today - so glad you put your username on the envelope! Thank you - my grandson loves the armoured knight, so I said I'd mail it to him. Even though he's right beside me, he'll love to get it in the mail :)

Cynfully on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK postcards. I got them today. They are amazing!

lovenita on Jan 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the postcard RAK. So many awesome postcards! Thank you thank you thank you! :D

chimerix on Jan 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the envie of post cards RAK. What a treat! A big ALOHA to you!!

simcoe54 on Nov 8, 2020:

5 Random Postcard Envelopes RAK -- Thanks for the envelope full of postcards. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

loveretro on Oct 30, 2020:

Thank you so much, Tash


for the postcards ( RAK ) , the classy envelope and the lovely stamps !

wishing you a nice weekend ! Monique x

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