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Ettoad

Ettoad
Date Joined: December 26, 2020
Last Online: April 18, 2021
Birthday: June 9
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello!

My name is Erin, living outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I’m a firm believer that it is the simple pleasures that make life the most meaningful and enjoyable.

A few of my favourite simple pleasures include:

Time spent outside in nature - living in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, I am blessed to have breath taking mountain views, hiking trails, parks and lakes, forests and ocean views to breath in and relax in.

Reading a good book. I enjoy most genres, with historical fiction being my favourite. Am not a huge fan of science fiction, romance or chic lit. My favourite authors are Pat Conroy and Timothy Findley, my favourite books The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Beach Music by Pat Conroy.

Cooking and baking, especially with locally sourced ingredients found at my local farmers markets. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and find the simplest meals are often the most enjoyable and that good food is always best enjoyed with great company!!

I also enjoy exploring the world of craft beer.

Colouring!! A few years ago I spent a summer colouring with my young niece and nephew, and I’ve been hooked since! I find it very relaxing and an easy way to explore my developing artistic talents lol

My favourite colours are cobalt blue and emerald green, and I am overall drawn to all the jewel tones.

Listening to podcasts - most of which are paranormal in topic - while sharing snuggles with my two cats, Floyd and Johnie, both 3 1/2 year old tabbies.

I often also have music on as I go about my day, both at home and at work - I dislike rap and heavy metal, but will listen to at least a little bit of every other style. Favourite artists include Ray LaMontagne, Spirit of the West, Tom Landa and The Paperboys, Jann Arden, Tracey Chapman, Allman Brown and Paul Simon.

I work 40+ hours a week in a music store, the sort that operates a music school, rents/sells instruments, and offers DJ services among many other things. Having played 3 instruments over the course of my life, I love and feel very much at home in my workplace.

Writing and exchanging snail mail with friends old and new - something I have recently begun again, having so loved it in my younger years. I love the intimacy of the connections made thru putting pen to paper, and the opportunity to express ourselves in the mail we create.

I have recently been introduced to the concept of Happy Mail and am slowly trying my hand at creating mail that is art along with a thoughtful and enjoyable letter.

Enjoying the company of close friends and family - my family and I are very connected, sharing our daily lives together.

Travel has always been a passion and I look forward to re-visiting places I have already experienced as well as discovering those I have not yet visited. I am well travelled of the West Coast of North America and have made several forays overseas. The more I see and experience, the more I realize there is so much more waiting for me to discover.

Being of curious mind and heart, I welcome any and every opportunity to learn something new.

I look forward to meeting people from anywhere in the world, of any age and every background. I hope to share fun and interesting, and deep and meaningful, conversation about our lives and individual surroundings. Let us enjoy whatever we might have in common, and introduce each other to our respective thoughts, ideas and lifestyles.

A few notes on swaps and ratings:

I am very careful about joining swaps that I am confident I can complete fully and on time - I have withdrawn from swaps due to circumstances changing my confidence in doing so.

If something happens to change once partners have been assigned, I will let my partners know the circumstances, with assurances that I will complete and post their items ASAP.

I hope that we can all be very patient with our respective postal systems, especially in light of the pandemic, and allow extra time for mail to arrive!!

Should a very extraordinary amount of time pass and you still haven't received something from me that you should have, PLEASE contact me before rating me a 1, and I will very happily send you another mail.

My swaps will always be posted by the swap end date, unless I have contacted you to let you know of unexpected reasons why I have to post something late.

Also - if what you receive isn't exactly what it should be according to the swap directions, PLEASE let me know before you rate me a 3. I can only imagine that if this happens, I have innocently misunderstood the directions, and I will happily create or write you something that meets the swap requirements.

I promise to do all of the above in regards to the swaps you are sending out to me!

We have all joined Swap Bot to enjoy creating and exchanging mail, and the experience should be a fun, happy, exciting and stress free one - there is no reason at all that it should be anything different.

Happy Swapping - I can't wait to hear from you!

Ratings

Meisje rated for CS:Anniversary on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for this lovely card. And sharing with me what you like about swapbot.
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely swap! I do want to swap recipes with you and become penpals! Have a lovely week and message me for the swap details please!
Response: Hooray!!
diesel101 rated for Positive Postcard Swap #1 (PPS1) on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Hello Erin! It’s lovely receive some snail mail from a neighbour! Thank you for the flower themed postcard and positivity! Take care x
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the goodies. Loved all the feathers. I will write you back soon.
Response: I look forward to hearing from you !!
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Comment: Hi Erin, thanks for the great card and all the cool Halloween extras!
Response: I'm glad to hear you enjoy!!
Seely7 rated for STICKERSHEETS Swap! on Apr 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and the card! I really love the butterflies!
Response: They’re so pretty! I had a bit of a tough time sending them off, I may have to go find some more for myself!
Jezzy2410 rated for WTL: Pattern party! #1 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely selection of washi tapes. I will definitely use them in a planner.
Response: Yay!!
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Comment: I love the stickers you chose to send! Thank you so much. Hands down the cat cacti sticker is my fav!
Response: I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying them! The cat cactus is a fave of mine too!
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Comment: Thanks for the great sparkly card! I often make a shepherd's pie for St. Pat's day, but I seem to be running a little late on that this year! I love cakes made with Guinness, too!
Response: I still haven’t tried the Guinness Chocolate Cake!! It’s a must tho!
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Comment: THANKYOU for the lovely card and note! The stickers are very cute!
Sherry71 rated for Get to know with a flat gift on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Erin! Thank you for the insightful letter into your life. I love the planner stickers, owl stickers and washi tape. Yes, I would love to stay in touch through SnailMail. Writing to you soon. 💌
Response: Wonderful! I look forward to hearing from you 💞
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Comment: Thanks for the very nice postcard, Erin! I'm always down for a new penpal too, so I will drop you a letter soon :)
Response: I look forward to hearing from you!
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Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter. I will be writing soon. I loved your mail art creativity. ❤️
Response: Thank you! ❤️ I look forward to hearing from you!!
Meisje rated for LSRUS: International Fun Mail on Mar 27, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely decorated envelop, love the little elephant cards. Everything so nice 🙏🏻❤️
Response: I’m so happy to hear! I enjoyed putting everything together for you ❤️
karli rated for Easter (post)card on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your Easter traditions, Karolina
DoLammSu rated for Easter (post)card on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Dear Erin 🐰 Thank you for this beautiful and colorful Easter card. I thought it was great that you included an additional letter in which you tell about your Easter traditions. ❤️☺️ And the stickers are awesome too of course, thanks! ✨☘️
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the long letter, will write you back soon!
Response: I look forward to hearing from you!
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Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Julencia rated for Stickers and a Valentine B on Mar 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you
Response: I’m glad it finally made it to you - I was beginning to wonder!