Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 5:18 am


Date Joined: December 26, 2018
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: October 4
Country: Australia

About Me

I am off doing other things for the moment, hence my inactivity. However I will check in when I can and will get back to swapping soon. Take care, all, and have fun swapping!

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.


iliamall rated for Interest Me No. 78 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and pages, Tracy! I received it today. It was a very interest read indeed, and I'll have it mind! Happy swapping!
Response: I am pleased that the mail brightened your day!
Comment: Hey Tracy! I loved reading through your email and seeing what you read! Thanks for the awesome reviews :)
Response: My pleasure! I love sharing about books :)
Comment: Thank you so much for telling which you have read!
Response: I think I could be an 'over-sharer' in that department, as I tend to read a lot :) So long as you enjoyed what I shared, that is the main thing!
Comment: This was my first letter from another country and it didnโ€™t disappoint! Iโ€™m so glad your 2019 was a good year. Thanks again for the letter :)
Response: What a lovely comment, thankyou! Enjoy 2020! Tracy
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Xx Monique
Response: My pleasure!
Eulegirl rated for WIYM; Christmas recipe on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks! These look lovely!
Response: I was determined to make them, too, but I just never got around to it! Let me know if you did!
dorcii rated for Traditional Christmas Letter on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter, I'm very envy for your Iceland and Faroe Islands trip! Be careful with your health. Diabetes is kinda challenging, but it's not as hard to find the right ingredients as it seems in the beginning. I have insulin resistance, so I need to do the same diet also.
Response: My recent health review for the diabetes was excellent, though I am conscious of the need to walk more. It is one day at a time, isn't it? All the best to you, too, in your endeavours. Tracy
USAFwife rated for How I plan to spend my holidays on Jan 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much :)
Response: Thanks!
Comment: Very cute card. reminds me of my little puppy here in the US Winters! She LOVES her sweater!!
Response: Good to hear! Thanks for the rating and the heart. Tracy
suepier rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #4 on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute card.
Response: Glad you liked it. Happy New year! Tracy
Comment: Very pretty and sparkly card. Thanks and Happy New Year.
Response: Glad you liked it! Happy New Year to you! Tracy
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Christmas "chunk" and especially for your nice note. We had a great Christmas with both our daughters and their families here. We decorated inside more this year as our granddaughter is almost 3 and does a good job of not touching the things that you tell her s not to.
Response: I'll bet she had a lovely Christmas, too! Just the right age! Now I can say 'Happy New Year!' All the best, Tracy.
TexyDeb rated for Season's Greetings 2019 on Dec 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this adorable greeting and your lovely note.
Response: My pleasure! Happy New Year!
candykuma rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you โค๏ธ
Response: My pleasure! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the cute Kitty card. I know what you mean about having to chose short haired kitties. My son is allergic to the long haired ones. The 2 they have now are both short haired ones.
Response: Great mischief, whatever the cat! Happy New Year! Tracy
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I used to see many redbirds when I lived on the north edge of town but since I moved to the east edge I don't see any. Mostly robins and I hear owls. Hope you had a good christmas.
Response: My Christmas was lovely, thankyou, and I hope yours was as well. Here's to a great 2020! Tracy
satinification rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #4 on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: I only received a torn empty envelope. I like the Christmas stamp on it. I had a problem reading the sender and finding the swap, but I finally did it. Thanks anyway. Happy 2020!
Response: How horrible! Somebody must have liked that card! Thanks for letting me know. I hope you had a good Christmas and 2020 is full of swaps that arrive in ONE piece! I am so sorry to hear this. Tracy
Amandlyn22 rated for National Letter Writing Day! on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter and interesting article. Sounds like you had a fun adventure!
Response: It was a very nice day, that one. The ship is due again on Friday, hopefully without mishap! Happy New Year! Tracy
CookieMomster78 rated for Literary Wisdom #18 on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you and merry christmas ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„
Response: Same to you! According to 'Swapbot time' you still have an hour and a half of Christmas Day left, so I hope you have had a lovely day!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Christmas greeting card on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! I loved reading your Christmas memory story. I've never heard of the Santa sack but that's a good idea! Merry Christmas
Response: Merry Christmas to you, too. I hope your day has been a good one!

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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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