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Date Joined: October 23, 2010
Last Online: September 26, 2016
Birthday: July 10
Country: United Kingdom
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I'm a 45 year old gal from a very small village in the heart of the English Cotswolds. Part-time, I work as a genealogical researcher, a design teacher (with children aged 4-11yrs) and an Administrator for our village Girl Guiding Unit! I'm raising a teenage daughter, and an 12yr old son with High-Functioning Autism, and renovating and upgrading our recently purchased 1930's cottage, so I sometimes feel like a juggler with a lot of balls in the air.

I have a bit of an obsession with stationery and coloured pens and I'm starting to think that I may need to find help in the form of a local support group :)

I have 3 'older' cats, the most recent addition in Aug 2013 is a gorgeous black 11yr old male, who'd come from Ireland to give him a better chance of being re-homed.

10 words to describe me: petite, stubborn, cynical, vegetarian, energetic, spiritual, loyal, organised, talkative, sarcastic!

I'd love a pet llama/alpaca, I have a weakness for junk food and I made a Bucket List when I turned 40!


I love to write letters and, as I tend to chat a lot and love to be able to ask (and answer) a range of questions and discuss varied topics which create interesting conversations, my letters are usually quite lengthy.

I'm researching my own biological family tree, I'm a voracious reader (everything from classic literature to modern fiction...one of my favourites is Dante's "The Divine Comedy"), I love to browse the thrift and charity stores in the village, I do Yoga and Tai Chi, and we spend a lot of time outdoors, being lucky enough to live surrounded not only by hills, fields and trees, but in a village with stunning architecture and a castle!!!

I'm a keen amateur photographer, I collect postcards, love scrap-booking and keeping journals, chocolate is a staple part of my diet, and I love musical theatre. I'm fascinated by British history, I have to have music playing if I'm cooking or cleaning, I wish I could travel more.....although I get to go to some incredible places through the power of the written word, so I shouldn't complain too much!


I used to collect all my stamps for a local charity but they've unfortunately stopped taking them. If anyone uses stamps for crafts, feel free to drop me a note and I'm happy to send some along. It seems a shame to simply throw them away!


I'm pretty easy to please and if you've picked it for me, I will appreciate it :) But anything from the list below will make me superduper happy :) :) :)


  • lighthouses

  • movie icons

  • TV series/movies ad cards

  • anything Japanese, Oriental or Samurai

  • the Golden Gate Bridge

  • vintage

  • black cats

  • anything weird or unique


If you live in any of the following States (or have a spare card from elsewhere!), I would be THRILLED to receive a State map card!!

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Please Do Not Send

  • anything that has a picture of a spiral staircase (I have a major phobia)
  • religious items


I always send my swaps out on time and if I'm unable to for whatever reason, I'll let you know. Please contact me BEFORE rating me down if a swap hasn't arrived so I'm able to rectify the problem.

I am unable to make up the 1 I have on my profile as my swap partner has stopped using SB and their address is unavailable to me as the swap is now closed.


mamajoy rated for PTG: City View Postcards on Aug 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Allie, for the city views of our west coast cities.
Comment: Cool! I've actually hard Natalie Wood is my celebrity doppelganger!
Sammoning rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "T" on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the slightly unusual postcard, I love it! The tracks remind me of Amsterdam.
Response: It was my first thought as well, having been lucky enough to visit there in the 80's. Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful cards.
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5F on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: These are LOVELY! The square one is too adorable! Thank you! I hope you are feeling better soon -- just take your time to heal and don't do too much!! Keep me posted! xoxo
EmilyT rated for PTG: Lighthouse and/or Map on Jun 30, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful lighthouses! B&w swirly stripes are my very favorite ones!!! How lucky am I to get two different ones! The multi is cool, too. That is so sweet of you to share your AIC pcs with me,i cherish them, too Γ°ΕΈΛœΖ’ thanks for ty he lovely swap and I bet that mad tea party was something to remember! I'm guessing people dressed in theme?
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5G on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: Perfect for me, thank you so much! I love the texture of the mailbox one. Thank you! xx
Ikat78 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5E on Jun 21, 2016
Comment: Hi Allie! thanks for the nice cards. I am sending to you soon. Hugs, Kaci
Comment: Hello Allie! Thank you for the cutest ever 'P' card . . the little girl among the rainbow of colored pencils is so cute.
Response: I hoped you'd like it. I thought it was really unusual. Thanks for the rating :)
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - June 2016 on Jun 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
shirleyinCA rated for PTG: Donald Duck Day - June 9 on Jun 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for quality postcards! I especially like the dancer and caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. You did great.
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Love the B&Ws! Thank you Allie :D
Response: I hoped you would! Thanks for the rating :)
couchart rated for Send Me 4 Postcards - # 2 on Jun 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cool cards Allie, I especially like the one with strawberries. They look scrumptious! Have a great week, Cynthia
Response: You're very welcome :)
susieq11 rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "O" on May 30, 2016
Comment: Two "O"s, one postcard!!! That looks like a beautiful place. Add it to my list!!!! Thanks! xxx
Response: I like to spoil you occasionally ;)
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Batter Me Up Postcard Swap #1 on May 25, 2016
Comment: Hey Allie!!!! Nice to "see" you again. Lovely pc. It's perfect, thank you.
Response: Very welcome, hon x
Comment: thanks for the awesome cards! I love the phone boxes! but you're right they get fewer with every time I'm on the Island
Response: Glad you liked them all. Thanks for the rating :)
susieq11 rated for PTG: Batter Me Up Postcard Swap #1 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Oooh that is a pretty night view of San Francisco!! Thank you!!!! xxx
Response: You're very welcome :)
goinjenny rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "N" on May 16, 2016
Comment: Great postcards, thank you! Have a great week! Beth
Tinker60 rated for Eye Spy a FLOWER PC on May 8, 2016
Comment: I just love flower fairies - thank you so much for the beautiful PC. We are having beautiful spring weather -- in the 60s with lots of sunshine and light breezes. . . just lovely. Thanks again for the beautiful PC for this swap ~~

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denimblu14 on Mar 1, 2016:

What a lovely surprise! Thankyou very much for the awesome postcard Allie :)

Drachenfrau on Feb 28, 2016:

I sent you a message Allie. :-)

susieq11 on Jan 19, 2015:

HI!!!!!! : )

lucy867 on Mar 14, 2014:

I got your letter today for Find a Penpal swap International. I love it. I will reply soon. :)


Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

susieq11 on Dec 2, 2013:

Thanks for the Christmas card - you're the best!! Γ’β„’Β₯

dobie256 on Nov 10, 2013:

Hope you are feeling better! I have updated my rating for your ATCs. Thanks so much for the resend! <3

bonbon on Sep 16, 2013:

Thanks for the goodies from my Aug wishlist-very useful

lasciviouskisses on Sep 4, 2013:

Thank you for the fridge magnet for the CPG August Wishlist game!!! :)

Aumonae on Aug 29, 2013:

Thanks for the great wishes via CPG August Wishes.

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