Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 9:20 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: October 3, 2022
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

If you didn't receive a swap, please ask for a resend before rating me down.

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

I always have another group "Keep It Simple" for—yes, you guessed it—simple swaps that have only one or two line descriptions.

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 63 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • Cinderella
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • sloths
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Route 66 * Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. For cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, Downton Abbey, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


Neenarneenar rated for One of Each on Oct 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for resending!!!
Chaosfay rated for Vacay - I Would...pcs on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: THANK YOU!!!
mcorbus rated for Maps, Maps, Maps on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard assorrtment
Colleen2868 rated for Stick 'n Post - Quick on Sep 29, 2022
marclively rated for This Is Me on Sep 28, 2022
dorcii rated for No Non on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cards! :)
Begokschaf rated for Stick 'n Post on Sep 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much
SkaGirl rated for All in a Name - Int'l on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
aspens rated for Looking Forward on Aug 24, 2022
Comment: Loooove Pantone cards, so thank you very much for sending one my way. Also, I've never seen that carousel unicorn stamp before so I am appreciative of that as well. Good luck with your publication! Send me a link when you do so I can check it out and give my support. :)
Response: I'm glad you liked the contents. Here's the link to my reinstated magaazine: https://1perspectivesmagazine.blogspot.com/
CrystalZ rated for June PCs on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: So sorry for the late rating...summer has been a whole thing unfortunately lol. I like the cards you have sent me....they are all so different which is great! My fav is the sketch one from NYC though. Thank you!
Response: Glad to read it. Thanks for the rating.
asunset4me rated for If I Came to Visit...3 on Aug 17, 2022
doodlebugdezines rated for Let Them Guess on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Love the cards you sent, regardless :)
ButterflyGirl85 rated for Random Love on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards
Jbondbull rated for CTP: Send 4 Postcards on Aug 5, 2022
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards.
Response: You're welcome. Glad they arrived. Thanks for the rating.
kelliegirl6 rated for Haiku PC on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. That is my kind of haiku!
Response: Haaa, glad to read that! Thanks for the patience and rating.
theprairiemailbox rated for Pick a Theme on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely goodies!
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for rating.
captkristi rated for Time Travel Telegram on Jul 17, 2022
Comment: Loved this! Thanks so much for resending.
Response: Aww, you're welcome. Thanks for the rating.
Catt007 rated for This Brings Back Memories on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the PC's, I love the notecard you sent them in. Catch you soon. 😺
Response: Much appreciation. Thanks for the rating.
minniepic rated for Scavenger Hunt on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards and thank you for resending ❤️❤️
Response: Glad they arrived! Thanks for the rating.
minniepic rated for I Want To Go Here! on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards and thank you for resending ❤️❤️
Response: So happy. Thanks for the rating.

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debbiespoms on Sep 27, 2022:

Why TYSM for joining my group. I really didn't expect that at all. But Welcome to All About the Wishes. Happy to have you !😊

HelenG6 on Jun 9, 2022:

When it comes down to it, we have to take care of our health. Thank you for the group, "Only in Canada." I enjoy the group. Slowing down sometimes is the key to basically take care of our health. Enjoy your Summer!

bblue on Jun 3, 2022:

Thank you for running the "Only in Canada" swap group all these years! It's a much-appreciated group.

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