Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 2:30 pm


Date Joined: December 26, 2018
Last Online: February 12, 2021
Birthday: October 4
Country: Australia

About Me


I am retired and enjoying the time to do the things I want to do, including travelling, reading, cooking, crafting and catching up with friends. Drinking coffee is fairly high on my list, too! I share a house with a friend, a cat (Coco) and a dog, Meg, so things are fairly busy and lots of fun around here :)

Favorite Music

Probably the only kinds of music that don't really rate with me are heavy metal and of all things, country music. Not sure why! I went to a Lee Kernigan concert once and that was the end of me, never again! Maybe just a song here and there . . .

Favorite Books

Love books and spend far too much time reading! Crime, fantasy and Regency romance (starting with Jane Austen) are favourite genres, but I will just about read anything if it takes my fancy or someone has recommended it. Scandinavian crime writers are a current hit!

Favorite Movies

Favourite movies are period pieces and ones with stories that attract my interest, such as 'Saving Mr Banks' about PL Travers is one example, but there are plenty of others! I also like going to Star Wars movies, loved the Harry Potter series and thought Avatar was pretty special.

I don't watch horror movies at all and will not go to a cinema to see a thriller, mainly because I screamed out loud once and scared people in the three rows around me! Thrillers are now for home viewing!

Favorite Television

I love watching TV and enjoy things like Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, The Connors, Murdoch Mysteries and Vera (the books for both of these series were also excellent) and home shows such as Better Homes and Gardens and The Living Room.

Some of the reno shows are also fun: Good Bones, The Masters of Flip and Home Town to name a few. Not all of them appeal though! Others include Hughsey, We Have a Problem and Have You Been Paying Attention?

Favorite Crafts

Card making is a favourite craft, particularly making Christmas cards. I just love all the bits and pieces you can buy and have quite a bit of stash that just relates to the silly season!

This year I also plan to make birthday cards, something I have never really done and probably should do - to use up some more of that stash! I have made ATCs in the past and occasionally completed the odd scrapbook page, which is something else I need to get into more as there is a trip from 15 years ago waiting to be finished in scrapbook form. It's now done, so I could do those trips to Singapore and New Zealand, as well as the most recent trip that took in Iceland, Greenland and Scotland!

Cross stitching is another interest, along with beading.


Cats, of course!

The dog I share the house with - Meg's not mine, but she is gorgeous!

Buttons: they were a bit of a feature on the Christmas cards I made last year. Fun and a bit different!

Most colours, just not pink. Lime green is a favourite, not that I wear it. Like yellow, it is a very happy colour!

My footy team's colours are red, blue and yellow and they are the Adelaide Crows, playing Australian Rules football. If this helps with anything!

Stickers of cats are always welcome (who knew there were so many?), along with Christmas stickers. Other favourites are ones that say things like 'Happy Mail', etc, that I can then use to decorate envelopes I send out. I like most things, I suppose, apart from teacher, scratch 'n' sniff and religious ones.

I am also a member of Postcrossing and have been for (currently) about 200-odd cards! I enjoy getting cards from around the world, seeing the sights I have yet to see and even ones I already have! I love it that people share bits of their lives and that there is such a diversity of people on the site, from all walks of life. It is so very interesting!

Please avoid sending

Food items. I have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (and can't say I am thrilled about it, either!)

Flavoured teas or coffee. I am boring and just drink my preferred brand of black tea.

As for coffee, I tend to go to a fabulous coffee shop less than 5 minutes walk away for a daily cappuccino. I only have the one, just every day!

Favourite Postcards

Cats (domestic) would be the all time favourite, followed closely by those of dogs! Just love my animals!

Another favourite are postcards that feature nature rather than man-made structures.

Other than that, I like seeing where other people live or a place of interest to them.


Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely card! I loved it! Hope you had amazing holidays! Stay healthy and safe. Lots of love, Julia :)
Response: Thankyou! Holidays all year round here, what with retirement, covid, etc. It's a good life! i hope your year has started well and thankyou for the rating and the heart. All the best, Traacy.
Comment: Thanks so much - the card was absolutely beautiful, and I got lots of new book ideas to add to my TBR pile!!! Happy reading and Happy New Year! :)
Response: My pleasure! Nothing better than a bulging TBR list! Enjoy. Tracy
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! Thank you so much for the postcard (I love it) and what word you chose, very awesome indeed! Have a great day :)
Response: Pleased you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the heart. Tracy
AmyMarie rated for What Will You Read? Winter 2020 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. Such a nice list of books. Some new authors for me to check out. :) I hope you have had some time to read and make a dent into your piles. I enjoy and agree with the definition of a book hangover. Take care.
Response: Yes, I am having a lovely time with my TBR pile - it goes down a little, then up again! lovely to have plenty of choice! Thanks for the rating and the heart and happy reading! Tracy
Comment: Thank you Tracy for the lovely card and the generous cross stitch kit! I've always loved receiving mail from Australia, thank you for supporting a charity!
Response: My pleasure. Thankyou for the rating and the heart. All the best, Tracy.
Comment: Yay, it made it!! Thank you!
Response: At long last! Mail does seem to take a loooonnng time these days! Thankyou for the rating and the heart. All the best, Tracy.
ManitoulinGirl rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Lovely Christmas card!
Response: I am glad you liked it, as late as it was! I hope 2021 has started well for you. Tracy
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: DOG POSTCARD 12/2020 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Your dog PC finally got here today. Thank you very much for the cute dog PC.
Response: It can take a while, unfortunately! But it got there, and you like it, so that's what counts! All the best, Tracy.
arystotle rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: I’m glad this made it to me. The postal service put it in a care envelope so it wouldn’t get damaged.
Response: How good of them! All the best, Tracy.
radalice518 rated for It's A Snowing Swap! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: yay! it finally arrived lol - thank you so much for the card and all the extras!
Response: I am so glad it got there! And so glad you like it! Enjoy!
SatisHuman rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hello to you and Coco! Fingers crossed 2021 is better!
Response: Coco has just been in, wanting to climb onto my lap - and I have the holes in my leg to prove it! Wearing shorts around little cats with sharp claws is not a good idea! Here's to 2021, enjoy! Thankyou for the rating and the heart. Tracy
CatBrouille rated for It's A Snowing Swap! on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much xxx take care
Response: I am glad it finally arrived! Thankyou for the rating and the heart. All the best, Tracy.
pinklilly rated for It's A Snowing Swap! on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Hello Tracy, thank you so much for sending me the swap, for your efforts and kindness! Everything was soaked, still little damp, the card and contents. The envelope looks like it went through a storm!! Can't use anything, I don't think. The beautiful snowflakes were broken, they're so cute, wish I could have something to use!! I guess it's the mail system,
Response: I wonder what happened? That is so disappointing to hear, and disappointing for you, too. I am so sorry. Tracy
Stargazer008 rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the seasons greetings. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: My pleasure. Thankyou for the rating and the heart and I hope you have had a good start to 2021! Tracy
Coffeeegal rated for It's A Snowing Swap! on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: It came. Im sorry to say it was shredded. They stuff in side had been wet. I cant believe mail. Can do so much damage. 🙄. The card is cute. And thank you.
Response: That's the second swap that has been damaged! I wonder what happens? And why? So disappointing for both of us! Thankyou for the rating and the heart and let's hope 2021 is a good year for mail! Tracy
JennJenn rated for Sender's Choice Christmas Card #1 on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Love the card you sent, thanks so much. I hope your mom is doing well.
Response: Thankyou! All the best, Tracy.
Comment: A lovely card. Thank you!
Response: Cats always make for great cards! Thankyou for the rating and the heart! Tracy
KatKit rated for CPG Santa Card - Global on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: The numbers on my address were mixed up but this cute card made its way to me eventually. Thank You and Happy New Year.
Response: A happy mail story - good! - as I have had a couple of sad ones this week. I hope 2021 has started out well for you! Tracy
Comment: Thank you for your lovely card. Have a safe 2021!
Response: It has started out very safely, as I can't leave home! Great time to do some reading, writing and craft, though! And cuddle the cat, mustn't forget the cat! Thankyou for the rating and the heart, and all the best for the coming year! Tracy
Drvr337 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard. You were right the card alone would be a bit small to make through but you made it beautiful with the additions. Love the Christmas stamp. ❤️
Response: That's great, thankyou! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and the New Year has begun well. Thanks again for the rating and the heart. All the best, Tracy.

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satinification on Feb 7, 2020:


Thank you so much for resending the swap for me :) I love everything!


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