Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 8:42 pm


Date Joined: November 10, 2007
Last Online: February 15, 2015
Birthday: May 22, 1977
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm Susie, I'm 31 and I live in England, just outside London.I'm vegetarian, but like gummy sweets/candies too much to stop eating them because of the gelatine.

Favorite Music

My favourite genres are indie/alternative/rock/folk. I especially like Canadian music. Favourite bands/artists are: Matthew Good, Pearl Jam, REM, Death Cab For Cutie, Simon & Garfunkel, Radiohead, Neil Young, Idlewild, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian and probably others that I'm forgetting at the moment. I've recently discovered Josh Ritter and have fallen in love with his album The Animal Years.

Favorite Books

My book tastes are all over the place, just about everything except sci fi/fantasty and crime/thriller. Douglas Coupland is my favourite author and I always devour his new books as soon as they come out.

My favourite books are:

Oliver Sacks - The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men

John Diamond - C - Because Cowards Get Cancer Too

Douglas Coupland - Girlfriend in a Coma

Favorite Crafts

I make cards, I sew, I do cross stitch occasionally. I've just learned how to make soaps and bath goodies which is lots of fun. I'm also trying to re-teach myself to knit (I used to know how when I was younger) but I'm still very slow at it. I also plan to teach myself to crochet. Ooh and I'd love to learn how to make felt too. In the past I've done mosaics, glass painting and made my own candles. I was thinking of starting candle making again but my supplies were at my Dad's house and he threw them out when he last moved house (thanks for asking me first!)



Concerts - there's just something amazing about standing in a room with lots of other people singing along to great music. I've travelled around Europe and to North America for concerts.

Canada and anything Canadian

Anything pink

Snow - we don't have that much here and it always reminds me of my childhood.

Chocolate - milk chocolate is my favourite. I don't like American Hersheys chocolate except when it has mint in it.

Stripy socks - I've lost count of the number I have, but there's always room for more! My current favourite pair were knitted for me by my friend's mum.

Ice skating - I used to skate a lot when I was younger but now I tend to only go once a year to one of the big outdoor rinks in London

Handmade/crafty things

Fabric - I barely have any fabric at the moment so I need to get a nice stash together.



Hello Kitty

Anything sparkly/shiny (I'm a magpie!)

Bath & body goodies - I don't have a shower, but I LOVE my baths.

Lavender (the plant/scent as well as the colour)

Baking - mostly bread and cakes, but other veggie food too. I love making my own pizzas.

I feel the cold quite badly so anything warm or warming is always welcome.

I like bright and pastel colours - pink, purple, blue and my favourites and dark red too. I've recently learned to love brown too, though only in deep chocolatey shades.


Hot chocolate - especially flavoured varieties.

I'd never heard of amigurumi until I found this site, but they're so cute! One day I will learn to make my own, but I have to learn to crochet first!

Kurt Halsey

Swap-bot has given me the beginnings of a cupcake addiction. They're so cute!

I'm currently just getting into rubber stamping so would love to receive cute stamps.


Things I don't like/would prefer not to be sent:


Tea other than fruit/herbal tea

Peanut butter or thing containing peanut butter.

Cinnamon flavoured things. I love real cinnamon, but not the fake flavour that's found in candy etc.

The colour orange

American Hershey chocolate unless it has mint in it (Canadian is ok).

I can't wear necklaces as I had surgery on my neck and now it gets irritated. If you wanted to send me a nice necklace that would be suitable for me to give to a friend as a gift that would be ok though.

I don't have my ears pierced so can't wear earrings. Again, if you wanted to send me some that I could give as a gift that would be fine.


Chocolate/candy with nuts in (including pralines and marzipan). I'm not allergic, I just don't like the taste very much. I love nut roasts and nuts in savoury dishes, and will eat nutty things in chocolate selection boxes (can't let that chocolate go to waste!) but a whole box/bag of nutty chocolate is too much.

If sending me recipes please don't send any with ingredients that include store bought mixes or brand name foodstuffs. These are often not available here in the UK so I'm not able to use the recipes.

Religious items

I've been HIT


Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for such a wonderful swap:) The stocking ornament is super cute and the chocolate bar is not long for this world. I will try and space out the drinking of the hot chocolate.....I'll try! thanks for hosting such a fun set of swaps...I really enjoyed them all.
Comment: Not only did you send waaay more Hot Chocolate than the swap specified, but the cute marshmallows were a perfect additional to a sweet package. Thank you, thank you, thank you, a 10 heart thank you:-) I can't wait to try them!!! (Especially the hazelnut)
ellie1200 rated for Just HOT CHOCOLATE~International on Nov 14, 2008
Comment: YUM!!! What an excellent selection of chocolates! We've got a cold front coming through right now, so tomorrow should be a great hot chocolate day. I'm especially intrigued by the ginger flavor, and the white chocolate raspberry sounds like just the thing my hubby would enjoy! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely stars and extra items :-)
Comment: Thanks so much for such a wonderful package. You so shouldn't have! But thank you all the same. Turkish Delight is one of my favourites....it didn't last very long and my husband is working on the little box of chocolates now. Adorable buttons, thanks for the stamp and I absolutely LOVE the heart ornament:) Great colours, and beautiful work. Looking forward to hanging it on my tree this year!
Comment: He is perfect, just how I imagine Santa's little helper to be! Plus a mega thank you for the crisps and crunchies - yippee :)
Comment: thank you so much for my beautiful candy cane. I love all the detail and the stitching is perfect. You're so clever!
ManitoulinGirl rated for Canada Day Mix CD Swap on Jul 3, 2008
Comment: Hi. My CDs came today! I love the music that you selected for me. Thanks so much! And all the way from the UK!
qmock rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ S is for… on Jul 2, 2008
Comment: Great travel card.Thanks, Susan
ifluctuate rated for Canada Day Mix CD Swap on Jul 1, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the double cd package! The cd's are great, and i have been listening to them in my car, but have not been able to get on the internet in a few days!! You did a great job!
Comment: (Sorry I'm rating late) Thank you so much for the wonderful ornament & goodies! You are a very talented at stitching. I especially like the handmade soap, it smells delightful. Thanks again! -Rachel
Comment: The wildlife photographer of the year exhibition would be amazing. Thanks for the S is for..shark card.
Comment: Thanks for putting it in an envie, I love the stamp and the extra stickers. Thanks!
Zefaniya rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ S is for… on Jun 17, 2008
Comment: Cute postcard!
CARROLL rated for Alphabet Postcard ~ S is for… on Jun 16, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the "S" is for sunburn postcard. Having an English/Irish/Scottish heritage and living in California, I have had more than my share of sunburns!
Comment: Thank you for the little birdie twins! You couldn't have known this, but I also have identical twin grandsons so we do things in pairs a lot!
SweeTart77 rated for The # CD Swap on May 15, 2008
Comment: Great stuff! Had a long trip over Mother's Day and the tunes kept me totally entertained. Thanks!
missfiore rated for The # CD Swap on May 7, 2008
Comment: Man, I am so excited! I haven't heard of most of these artists!
Annabelle rated for TSA: Mini Stuffie on May 5, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much for my cute little monster. He is great! Herbal Twinings, yum!

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NaomiRisa on May 17, 2009:

happy birthday :) hope you'll have a nice one :)

hetty on Jul 6, 2008:

ah, you gotta love a little 10 things i hate about you reference ;] that's one of my favourite lines from that movie, along with 'damn, i was going for thoughtful' haha

your taste in music is awesome btw - LOVE belle + sebastian and simon + garfunkel :]

littlewanda on Jul 2, 2008:

Hi Susie. Thank you for my Hello Kitty stationery - I love the blue colour! The buttons are adorable too :)

ClareyFairy on Jun 29, 2008:

Many many thanks for my lush bathbomb and the lovely soap you sent me for my birthday, was a lovely package to open when I came back from my holidays, although if Sam had known what was in it I'm sure she would have used it before I came back!

spinjenny on Jun 23, 2008:

Thanks so much for the great birthday chocolates, Soozy, and for the other pressies!

littlewanda on May 24, 2008:

I wanted to let you know we have three new swaps in the British Birds group - I Wish For #3, I Wish For My Partner, and 7 Days Of Small Surprises.


Godsrockangel on May 23, 2008:

Hello Soozy!!!!

Happy birthday for yesterday!!!

I hope you had/have fun with what ever you're doing to celebrate!!!!


littlewanda on May 22, 2008:

Happy Birthday!



Courtney on May 18, 2008:

You're welcome! I was worried I sent it too late, I'm glad the postal services got it there fast.

littlewanda on May 9, 2008:

Susie you are the best! I can't believe you remembered I was in the musical scavenger hunt swap, but pulled out because of my migraines. I love your CD. Thank you for the fabtic and matchbox too - just my colours. Huge (((hugs))) Ellie

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