Date Joined: October 28, 2009
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: December 11, 1989
Country: United Kingdom
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Emma, 30, 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.''
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!
I have a '3' rating which was unfairly received (seeing as I was the swap host I'm pretty sure I met my own requirements!).
I've also had members take issue with the fact that most of my swaps are older - all I can say is that this site isn't my life (oh, hey, it totally WAS a huge part of my life for a couple of years! But it isn't now.) - sometimes I leave for a while, intentionally or otherwise. BUT before I leave I always complete my swaps and make sure I rate. I have a lot of priorities above ''being active on Swap-bot'' just for the sake of being active here and I don't see why anyone would want people to feel forced to participate to please other people when they have things going on that need their focus more or simply aren't enjoying the site at that moment in time. Things come and go in life.
In terms of swapping, I'm happy to swap with newbies on a they-send-first 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. I won't be bullied or guilted into giving hearts. I do like when my swaps get a heart and knowing that I made the package/envelope extra special for my partner, but I'll never demand to know why you didn't give me one. Right now, with covid, I know that the mail is screwed up everywhere so I'll be patient waiting for your swap, don't worry. I hope you can extend the same patience to me (and other swappers).
I've had too much stuff go missing in the mail before (and it's expensive to send re-send after re-send) so now I'm going to mainly stick to smaller swaps or within the UK / Europe for bigger ones. I take photo proof when I send, too, in case any issues come up - if I'm sending to you and you'd like me to send you this photo proof, feel free to message me with your e-mail address :)
A - Andrea Dworkin, ATC's of themes I like or blank ATC's.
B - Books, Button Poetry/spoken word, popping boba tea.
C - Caramel, cats, cryptids, cinnamon buns, curios,Cards Against Humanity, Catan, corked jars/vials/bottles etc, Christmas, Charmed, candles, cat toys, camping.
D - Doctor Who, Derren Brown, dahlias, Dobbie (from Harry Potter), Dwight Schrute, perfume sampler bottles - especially by DamonKitty on Etsy (seriously, go order yourself some, they're brilliant! I recommend Wholock, Goblin and Pirates Punch!)
F - Funko Pop figures,
G - Gerberas, the Greatest Showman, gardening (this is my first year growing things - edible and decorative and lovely smelling, all sorts :) )
H - Harry Potter, hair masks, Hunger Games, hatboxes, Hallowe'en, hand/cuticle cream, hand-drawn/painted/made things.
K - Korean skin care.
L - Lined letter paper/lined letter sets, Leslie Knope, lemon balm.
M - Marvel,meditation, Mark Corrigan.
N - Necklaces, notebooks.
P - Polymer clay, poetry, perfumes, pendants, super thin pens, postcards of rare countries or with a cryptid/true crime/mystery theme or connection, Penn and Teller, Prague, pillow mists/de-stress sprays or roll ons.
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, scarves, spoken word poetry, 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, Tabitha Brown.
U - Urban legends, unsolved mysteries.
W - Washi tape, wild swimming, weight lifting, wellness/self improvement /mental health stuff.
Y - Yoga and anything that would look nice / be useful in an at home yoga-area.
Z - Zines.
I'm allergic to calamine.
Liquorice - eugh.
I don't want religious stuff - especially not stuff aimed at converting / saving me.
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.
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.
To help me keep track of tags
Profile Surprise PIB tag from @cutesygirlnai from July 2015
Happy Mail Tag International - from @Chocopan on July 30 2020.
Happy Mail Tag International - to @52901m on July 30 2020 - SENT July 31 2020
LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED A TAG FROM ME.
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