Swap-bot Time: November 17, 2019 12:29 pm


Date Joined: June 28, 2019
Last Online: November 17, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Quick note. I'm sending from the UK and International post seems to be taking a while to get anywhere at the moment, maybe the Christmas rush is starting early :) I have never, and will never flake on a swap so if you're waiting for something please let me know and if it ever doesn't arrive I'll always resend. Thanks.

Photographer, cat person (who also loves Dogs), coffee addict, music lover, film geek.

Loves Star Wars and Dr. Who. Hates reality TV except The (UK) Apprentice, Bake Off and Masterchef.

Loves Books, learning, discovering new things, photography quests (see my blog for a list of my current quests and scavenger hunts https://bigfishlittlefishcb.wordpress.com). I've just got into crafts to relieve the stress of my day job and am loving learning. Cricut apprentice, Rock painter, trainee crocheter. I'll try anything once :)

Vegetarian, animal lover who just wants to get to know more of the amazing people on this planet and discover new things as often as possible.

I live just outside of Oxford with my fiancé and a slightly unhinged but loveable Cat called Smodge.

Favorite Music

I have a fairly eclectic taste in music and always find it really hard to answer the 'favourite music' question.

I love discovering new music from bands and singers who aren't necessarily well known yet

Of the more mainstream music some of my faves (in no particular order) are...

The Black Keys, Against Me!, Alabama 3, Beth Ditto (And Gossip), Bloc Party, Collective Soul, David Bowie, Frank Turner, Incubus, Jamiroquai, Mad Caddies, Manic Street Preachers, Queen, The Stereophonics, Faithless

There are lots more and I'm always open to listening to anything that I haven't got to know yet.

I'm not a big fan of Hip Hop (although I do like some) or R&B and really don't like manufactured boy/girl bands.

Favorite Books

I love reading and try really hard to find more time to get lost in a great book.

Some of my favourites are...

To Kill A Mocking Bird - Harper Lee, The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, All of the Harry Potter Books - JK Rowling, Leaving Atlanta - Tayari Jones

Favorite Movies

Star Wars, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter (All Of Them), Coyote Ugly, The Boat That Rocked, The Lost Boys, Muppet Christmas Carol, The Die Hards (first three really but especially the 1st, and yes I do consider it to be a Christmas Movie :), Jaws, Mad Max (especially the first 3), Bond Movies (but especially Sean)

Favorite Television

Buffy, Angel, Homeland, Stranger Things, Eastenders, The Good Place, Masterchef, NCIS

Favorite Crafts

I've only recently started to craft and it's a journey of discovery for me and a great therapy for the stress of the corporate world.

So far I am enjoying

Crochet, Acrylic Paint Pouring, Painting Rocks, Dot Art

And I recently bought a Cricut so that's a whole new world of discovery to come.

A-Z Of Me

A - Angel (TV Series), Animals, Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Absurdity, Academia, Activism, Adventures, Alcohol, Aliens, Amphibians, Answers, Apples, Aquarius, Aquarians, Arctic, Armadillo's, Art,

B - Buffy (TV Series), Books, Birds, Biscuits

C - Cats, Coffee (Black), Cricut, Crochet, CSI, Chocolate, Creativity, Courvoisier, Cameras, Cars, Chanel No.5

D - Dogs, Dragons, Design

E - Elephants, Eco Warriors, Equality, Eastenders

F - Fantasy (Books, Stories, Images, Characters), Feminism, Friends, Fridays

G - Gromit, Geeks, Gin, Groot

H - Harry Potter, Happy Things

I - Imagination, Ice Cream, Instant Pot

J - Jossticks, Jokes, jack-o'-lanterns, Jam, Jaws (The Movie), Jets (The Flying Kind), Jack Daniels

K - Ketchup, Key rings, Kindness, Kisses, Kittens, Kittys, Kiwi's (The Nation, the birds and the fruits)

L - Love, Lions, Llamas

M - Marmite, Monsters, Mandala, Movies, Music

N - Novels, Notebooks, Nature, Noodles, New Years Day, New Age, Nerds, Notepaper - patterned, especially vintage looking.

O- Owls, Orange, Our Planet, Oceans

P - Puzzles, Punk, Pubs, Pagans, Painting, Parcels, Peace, Photography

Q - Quests, Questions

R - Reading, Romance, Recipes, Rock (Music), Rocks

S - Shakespear, Sharks, Sculpture

T- T-shirts, Trains (Steam), Tarot

U - Unicorns

V - Vampires, Variety, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Volunteering,

W - Wales, Whales, Walking, Whiskey, Writing, Winning

X - Xtra's

Y - Yo-Yo's

Z - Zombies

Things I don't like

I don't want to list a load of 'do not sends' as I always think the swaps should be the senders choice but FYI - I hate Tea, sorry tea drinkers but I cannot stand it. also Anchovies although I can't imagine a swap where anchovies might be included. Roses - or rather the smell of Roses, gives me a headache. Love Island and reality TV stuff and religious things.



Trinket rated for EML: Happy Mail #5 on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: I absolutely adore the stickers you've sent me, the shouty tea cup is now on my partners laptop. Thank you this was a wonderful swap. You are ossum!
Response: Cool, glad you liked it :)
IceAndFlower rated for Surprise Envelope No.1 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the package :)
Response: Hoorah, we got it there in the end :) My post office put exactly the same customs information on it this time, the only thing we did was to remove a sachet of hot chocolate I'd added as apparently food is a prohibited item so maybe that was what caused it to be returned? Glad you got it.
Comment: finally got your atc. It was very late and sent after the deadline date but you did do a great job on the ATC.
Response: Hey James. Thanks for the rating, sorry it was sent late, I just couldn’t get it right and ended up remaking it twice. I’d better get some practice in on ATC’s.
Evie1975 rated for BRITISH item swap! on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Really lovely Thankyou
neea1989 rated for New to ATC on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ✨💖✨
Response: glad you like it :)
FeetInTheSoil rated for Mail Tag Swap #15 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderfully thoughtful mail! The postcard you designed and the woodlands animals in jackets were particularly special to me, and I'm looking forward to trying the tea, those flavours aren't available in Australia yet!
Response: Hope you like the tea. Thank you :)
kochijapan rated for Surprise envelope n°2 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love all!!!
Response: Thank you, that got to Japan quicker than I thought it would, glad you like it :)
broogann rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #168 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: I love the paper you typed you message on! I'm glad you had a nice weekend!
Comment: No sooner did I think it wasn't coming and the postman arrived late with it. Thank you for all of the wonderful variety!
Response: Sorry it took a while, it was posted on time, it seems to be taking longer than normal for International mail to arrive at the moment. I'm sending from the UK. Glad you like them :)
Fraggle80 rated for EML: Penpal speed dating on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely letter, and great extras. I'm looking forward to using them in my travel journal. Xxx
Canariangal78 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #165 on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous card, Cathy! I really like the type of voluntary work you do in your community. I wish there was something like this here in Sofia.
Response: Thank you, I really enjoy it, it's not work, it's a friendship and really good to do :)
vacths95 rated for EML: Penpal speed dating on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this amazing notecard! It's so cute and I love the stickers :) I'll reply soon!
Response: Thank you :)
CookieMomster78 rated for Happy Mail Swap on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: T😊hank you for making my whole MONTH! I love the bits of happy that you shared with me; especially your photography! Gonna cherish using these in my personal art journal!
Response: So glad you liked them and that they will be useful as well 😀😀
dreamlady66 rated for Suprise Swap #18 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Girl, gosh...you sent more than 50gr. and spoiled me that much - many thanks for that wonderful package - in total. Really, I do ❤ everything you sent to me!
Response: so glad you like it :)
kayos rated for 7 day Journal Entry on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal entries and extras. I loved reading about your life and opinions on things. The photos you took were adorable too!
Response: thank you, sorry about the delay - lesson learned about fonts on address labels I think :) :)
Comment: Wow, you sent a wonderful swap to me!! I love your letterhead..and the cat card is gorgeous! All the bookmarks are wonderful, my favorite is the string one! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you, glad you like it :)
BeaGarrido rated for Mail Tag Swap #14 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Oh my, what a wonderful swap! Cathy, thank you so much for such a lovely little parcel of goodies. It absolutely brightened my day! Best wishes, Bea xx
Response: Thank you, glad you liked it x
WanderingStar rated for DIY Postcards #3 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Hiya Cathy :) Your beautiful postcard #2 has arrived :) I got a whole pile of happy mail yesterday and your pretty tree was one of them.. thank you! I shall let you know if they other one still arrives :)
Response: So glad it got there eventually, and that you like it :)
blkwlf rated for EML: Get your spooky on. 🎃 on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Love it all :) Thank you

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susannah on Aug 1, 2019:

Profile Hello From All over #10 Twist!

Grootings from Finland! :D I like Harry Potter and Guardians of the Galaxy too! <3

“I look around at us and you know what I see? Losers… I mean like, folks who have lost stuff. And you think life takes more than it gives, but not today. Today it’s giving us something. It is giving us a chance.” – Star-Lord


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