Date Joined: June 25, 2013
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: September 4
I can't emphasize this enough: PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY FLASHING OBJECTS ON MY WALL, THEY MAY CAUSE ME SEIZURES
A big, friendly grin from the periphery of Europe :)
I'm a nerdy girlwoman from Finland. I study at the University of Essex, UK, so I keep traveling back and forth between "my" two countries. So, if you were expecting a swap arriving from Finland but get mail from the UK, it's me :) I prefer receiving mail to my Finland address though. I have also lived in the USA and worked in India. When not in England, I live with my partner and our furry babies. I try my best to prevent an occasional cat or dog hair traveling with my swaps, but those seem to have a life of their own so sometimes they just decide to travel and I apologize for that.
My obsession #1 is traveling. 43 countries so far :) Other than that, I love anything nature-related: hiking, camping, picking berries and mushroom, fishing...
I'm not brand-conscious, Wal-Mart / Dollar Store stuff are well-appreciated too. Please do not send dirty/broken/torn items, surprisingly I have received those too.
I prefer things I can USE. I don't want to collect anything.
If the swap is about...
yeah, children's size... NO TOE SOCKS
different flavored hot chocolate (like cinnamon, coffee, mint, Rolo, orange, SEA SALT CARAMEL by Archer Farms or Starbucks or such...), hot chocolate with little marshmallows :)
If the swap includes TEA : NO plain black, lemon, hibiscus, blackcurrant, kiwi, persimon, pineapple, please. I prefer factory sealed tea bags UNLESS the loose tea is a whole bag in the manufacturer's original package, then it's most welcome! Some manufacturers make smaller packages too, I am especially in love with the Canadian brand David's Tea. I also like Bigelow's, Yogi, Tazo, Hawaiian Islands, Te Supremo, Dilmah, the Republic of Tea, Stash, Celestial Seasons (especially seasonal special teas like Candy cane etc...) and Kusmi brands a lot! OTHER BRANDS ARE WELCOME TOO. And I absolutely adore the Little Mole character tea, I received it from Czech rep. but I'm not sure if it's available elsewhere. Love it!
IF THE SWAP INCLUDES SENDING SOMETHING TO MY PARTNER She is a she. She loves everything to do with trekking, is a big fan of trekking bars and nuts, loves those tube-y "Buff" scarves (also the cheap brands), is a bicyclist and marathon runner, is not allergic to anything. She does not like any ephemera, does not collect anything (not even related to her hobbies), she wants life to stay simple and stuff-free :D
MY FAVORITE FLAVORS
Please do not send me anything containing KIWI FRUIT, CUMIN aka CARAWAY, SHARON FRUIT (aka PERSIMON) or PINEAPPLE !, Severe allergies!!!!!
***NOTE: if you send me tea labeled just "Fruit tea", I can't drink it. I absolutely need to know WHICH fruit it contains****
PLEASE NOTE: I am gluten-free (unfortunately not by a trendy choice but for medical reasons)
PLEASE, DO NOT POST ANY FLASHING OBJECTS ON MY PROFILE WALL!!!
...doesn't go anywhere during the weekends. If I mark my swaps sent on a Saturday or a Sunday, or after 5 p.m. on a Friday, I have dropped them in the local post office in a small grocery store nearby, but the stamps aren't franked and the letters/packages aren't sent further from the post office until the following Monday. This, at it's most unfortunate, may cause a false impression that I haven't sent my swaps in time :-( However, I try to drop everything to the post office during the week days. Also, there are some bank holidays in Finland, and on bank holidays the mail doesn't travel either.
****NOTE: Finland uses the DD.MM.YYYY date format, so a postal stamp marked 12.9. means it was sent on September 12th****
I am a mad recycler, so I will reuse package material and use cardboard boxes which originally held something else often, unless the swap requires something fancy or specific. I hope this is not a problem :)
...please send me a private message before getting mad. The reason is NEVER that I have not sent my swap (unless I'm hospitalized, which is a very far-fetched scenario...), the reason must be problems in the mail chain.
I've come accross only a few bad swappers. I hoped I would never experience flaking nor would I have to angel in swaps I've been hosting. But not all are fair swappers.
@hmschm in a private swap hosted by me- That's why I have hosted one more swap than how many host stars I have :(
@xxladybugxx in "Your Choice of Holiday"
@anooshka in ~NEWBIE~ 5 bag tea swap
@Alicer in One Two TEA ! #2
@craftypunkn in JOURNAL swap with 30 Themes or Prompts 2013
@ratnanilaya (Priya Rao, India - alias Ratna. I am telling her real name and alias here because it has turned out she is a serial flaker who gets kicked out of SB all the time for never sending a thing but always returns with a new, different profile. SB administration is aware of her and please report any sightings of a possible new profile to the admin and the Flakers group!)
@elianalp is still to send me a replacement swap in a big swap, Profile based swap #1, which required goodies worth of $15 but the stuff she sent me was barely worth of $5. She does not answer my messages nor e-mails.
@Sunflotea would you please rate me in May Tea Swap (or at least read the three messages I have sent you!)
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