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Emzycal

Emzycal
Date Joined: October 28, 2009
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: December 11, 1989
Country: United Kingdom
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Hello!

About me :)

NOTE - I live in the dystopian nightmare that is the ''United'' Kingdom. Between Brexit and coronavirus, mail is sometimes going at a normal pace and sometimes taking forever. We're NOT OKAY, please SEND HELP. Just...er...don't send it through the mail because it may not get here until we're all dead.

Emma, 31, from Scotland.

I live with my partner and 2 cats (Esme and Igor) and enjoy wild swimming, weight lifting, yoga, singing, reading, upcycling/some craft type things, cooking/baking, pen-palling, gardening and wandering in the woods. I have some mental health issues so a lot of my life is focused around trying to keep myself on an even keel and trying to find new ways to navigate the bumps life throws up. That said, I'm a mostly positive (if sarcastic) person. I try to live Tabitha Brown's phrase of - ''have a good day, but honey - if you can't? Don't you dare go messing up anybody elses'' - as much as I can without being a doormat.

I collect view postcards - at the moment there are view cards of some specific US states/places I'm looking for - so if you can help me out with ;

-Mount Shasta, House on the Rock, Africatown (or other freedom towns), Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, N Carolina, N Dakota, S Carolina (I also collect rare countries so if you or someone you know may want to swap from somewhere exciting for a postcard from Scotland) let me know!

Ratings / etc ;

In terms of swapping, I'm happy to swap with newbies on a they-send-first (and I send once I receive) basis. I'm open to private swaps in general :)

I always try to tailor the swap as much as I can, even in senders choice swaps. I want to make people happy with my swaps.

I rate as soon as I receive and have time to soak in the swap - if I haven't rated you yet, it's because I haven't received the swap.

THINGS / THEMES I LIKE

A -

B - Books, Button Poetry.

C - Caramel, cats, cryptids,Charmed, candles, camping.

D - Doctor Who, Derren Brown, dahlias, Dobbie (from Harry Potter), Dwight Schrute, DamonKitty perfumes.

E -

F - Funko Pop figures.

G - Gerberas, the Greatest Showman, gardening.

H - Harry Potter, hair masks, Hallowe'en (and Hallowe'en/autumn themed decorations!), hand-drawn/painted/made things.

I -

J -

K -

L - Lined letter paper/lined letter sets, lemon balm.

M - Marvel,meditation, Mark Corrigan.

N - Necklaces, notebooks.

O -

P - Polymer clay, Prague.

Q - Quotes (motivational / inspirational ones that can go up in my weight/yoga area or in my mental health toolkit especially!).

R - Rats, recipes.

S - Socks, Studio Ghibli, Scrabble, Smashbooking, Schitts Creek, the Scottish Highlands, sunflowers, seeds for my garden, skincare, stimming stuff - the kind of things advertised for those with autism to stim with - (I find they're often great for anxiety), snacks we don't have here in the UK.

T - Toffee, Terry Pratchett, tabletop games, tulips, True Crime, The Office.

U - Urban legends, unsolved mysteries.

V -

W - Washi tape, wild swimming, water, weight lifting, wellness/self improvement /mental health stuff.

X -

Y - Yoga and anything that would look nice / be useful in an at home yoga-area.

Z - Zines.

THINGS/THEMES I DISLIKE

I'm allergic to calamine.

Liquorice - eugh.

I don't want religious stuff - especially not stuff aimed at converting / saving me. An exception would be zines because I collect zines on any subject, regardless of my feeling on the subject.

I do not want propaganda / stuff about hard right OR hard left ideologies.

I have a fear of whales (especially killer whales) and I'm not so keen on dolphins. The whale part is the main thing, though. I can handle cartoon whales but real photos/videos/sounds from whales, especially killer whales, make me feel sick and panicky.

AMAZON - boycott Amazon! Make sure Jeff Bezos is the first against the wall when the revolution comes. I'd rather never be sent anything from Amazon because every time another £/$ is put into that piece of human garbage's pocket, a kitten somewhere in the world dies (not to mention an Amazon worker passes out from fatigue).

It's amazing to me that I have to say this, but I've seen people swapping GOLLYWOGS on this site - I don't want anything with a gollywog on it. Unbelievable.

I absolutely hate drag / Ru Paul type stuff. Just as I don't want anything gollywog because they're disgusting caricatures of black people, I don't want anything to do with men parodying / mocking women (or anything involving a dominant group mocking/belittling/wearing an oppressed group as a costume).

To help me keep track of tags

TAGS I'M WAITING FOR ;

Profile Surprise PIB tag from @cutesygirlnai from July 2015

Happy Mail Tag International - from @Chocopan on July 30 2020.

TAGS I OWE / SENT (but not arrived) ;

Happy Mail Tag International - to @52901m on July 30 2020 - SENT July 31 2020 - user is having difficulties so may have received but I don't want to pressure her.

Ratings

matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Jan 31, 2021
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Stepht rated for Private swap for Emzycal and Stepht on Nov 13, 2020
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Comment: Emma!! Thank you so much for the wonderful box of goodies :D That caramel wafer biscuit is heavenly! My husband was a huge fan of the bacon chips too!! And thanks for the bag of maltesers! Looking forward to trying it all :)
Response: Oh! Wow, that came pretty quickly! ARe the US-UK mail woes over?! I hope so. I originally got you a multipack of the caramel wafer but took them out so I could fit more different things in! Drat :p I'm so glad you loved the swap, though.
littlehana86 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #5 on Nov 8, 2020
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Comment: It seems you have nice summer time post lockdown.. :) Thanks for the nice card. Sorry for late rating
Response: Thank you =)
Lmrb19 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Nov 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Carime rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Oct 12, 2020
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Comment: I loved your card!!!! Thank you for picking this beautiful mountain view and awesome stamps!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you loved everything :)
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Response: Thanks!
teddygirl rated for Small Tourist Swap #3 on Sep 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the key chain and postcard, much appreciated 😃
Response: You're welcome!
Juniebird rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #8 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: I thoroughly enjoyed the postcard you sent! The PC itself is pretty great and your list on the back made for nice reading. I'm very glad that your cat is cancer free, and happy too that the good things outweigh the bad. Thanks so much for sharing!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it =) and thank you! x
dobiegirl rated for LSRUS: Mega Recipe/Flat Swap #2 on Sep 13, 2020
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Comment: thank you looking forward to trying the recipe
Response: Very welcome! :)
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Comment: Thanks I much for the recipes and the RAK!
Response: You're very welcome! :)
spicemom rated for LSRUS: Mega Recipe/Flat Swap #2 on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Hi Emma Thank you for the yummy recipes and goodies Spicemom
Response: Very welcome!
suepier rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Sep 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty postcard.
Response: You're welcome! :)
teddygirl rated for ☂️ Petite Purple Swap ☂️ on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little purple goodies Emma.. Stay safe 😃
Response: Wow, that took a while huh? Glad it arrived finally and you like everything!
catlingmex rated for LSRUS: Mega Recipe/Flat Swap #2 on Sep 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute zine, I love it! I'll have to try the Brown Butter Bourbon cookies, and your veggie chili ... what´s hilarious is that just yesterday I mailed out to you and one of my recipes is a veggie chili! We might have to organize a cook-off. lol Thanks so much.
Response: Ooh, I'm so glad you liked it! I rarely send my zines out to anyone, but I'm getting more confident. Oh god, the cookies are amazing. The chilli isn't one of my favourite recipes BUT I wanted to include an easy and a veggie option, so... yours is probably better :p but maybe we'll see!
Muppet450 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your card! I like to visit castles!
Response: You're welcome! So do I! :)
ashleh13 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #6 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard! I love it and the stamps you used! I hope you're doing well.
Response: You're very welcome! :) I got some wonderful stamps in my last order, luckily for my partners! x
Sahara86 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Sep 5, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello. Thank you for your postcard.
Response: You're welcome =)
Cindymt rated for Washisamples Happymail on Sep 4, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely gifts :)
Response: Thanks for rating! :) enjoy.
MarySue rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #43 on Sep 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I grew up in a tourist heavy area (the Napa Valley in California), I understand completely.
Response: :) glad you liked the card and feel the tourist pain :p

Rating Overview

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5.0000 70 19 31
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Comments

Stepht on Dec 19, 2020:

Hey Girl! I made another My Fave Snacks swap, just wanted to let you know in case you are interested in joining!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas <3

Tricia22 on Aug 23, 2020:

Thank you for pc you sent for LSRUS August wishes

JossieAyame on Aug 13, 2020:

Thank you so much for the seeds for the "Quick, I need" tag :D

bblue on Oct 9, 2018:

Thanks for the tea you sent for the "Quick..I Need" tag!

cutesygirlynai on Sep 3, 2015:

hey, i haven't given up on your tag. i am feeling much better now and getting the rest of my swaps done before i leave so i will definitely have your tag sent asap. x

cutesygirlynai on Jul 29, 2015:

yay! i can get you something sent in the next few days :D by this weekend, actually. i have some penpal stuff/letter sets i can pass on to you. :) are you looking for penpals at the moment? i could include a letter? x

cutesygirlynai on Jul 29, 2015:

hi, sorry i have lots of unread messages. did you send to your tag partner? did she receive your tag?

Loonstruck on Jul 8, 2015:

Thank you for the lovely note! It certainly brightened up this dreary rainy day!

sassafrass on Jun 29, 2015:

Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies you sent me for the 7 Wishes tag! Love everything! <3

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