Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: April 16, 2021
Updated address so that it says our PO box, not our house address.
(Profile updated on 3.April 21)
Hi. My name is Elisabeth.
Some of my interests are: travel, postcards, sewing, knitting & crocheting, cooking and baking (gluten-free and WFPB), Netflix-series, yoga & meditation, music, reading, green indoor plants, coffee, tea, skydiving…
I am an introvert, ISFP on the Myers Briggs personality test. I am social, but I also like my alone time!
Some of my favourites series on Netflix are: Friends, Bojack Horseman, After Life, You, Mindhunter, Hinterland, Real Detective, the OA, Dark (Dunkel), The IT crowd, Modern Family, Dead to me, Virgin River…
I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, all depending on my mood. Often I also like the sound of complete silence. But some of my favourite bands and artists are: Foo Fighters, Queen, Dido, Highasakite, Lera Lynn, London Grammar, Lorde, Kafka Tamura, Avenged Sevenfold to mention a few…
I love coffee in the morning, and tea in the afternoon. The perfect morning ritual is when you have to grind the coffee beans, smell them before and after grinding, then take the timw to brew the coffee, 3 minutes sharp, and enjoy. — I also love teas, all kinds of flavours (almost), and my partner also enjoy teas with me. I love Pickwick and Nordqvist, I can’t get them here, and all of their teas are gluten free — I also recently started collecting the Moomin mugs from Arabia, Finland. I have 8 mugs so far, so not too many.
I am always open for private swaps, here's what I can offer: - Used stamps - Postcards - Tea - Washi tape samples - Letter sheets - Home made envelopes - Fabric samples - Ribbons
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2021, which means that I am allergic to gluten. If you are my partner for swaps containing snacks or teas, please try to send me something gluten-free. I would LOVE IT if you send me any flavour of Pickwick or Nordqvist tea! They are both confirmed gluten-free and I unfortunately cannot get any of those brands here.
The Norwegian mail service only deliver and pick up mail every second day where I live (Mon+Wed+Fri one week, and Tue+Thu the next week). I usually deliver my mail at the post service desk in town, where they forward the mail every day. But sometimes I put the outgoing mail in the red postbox in my neighbourhood, and the mail won’t be picked up until the next day they come here to pick up/deliver. I mark my swaps as “sent” when I have either handed them in to the post service desk or put them in a red mailbox in my neighbourhood. Sometimes the postal stamp can be from several days after the swap deadline. Please be a kind person and don’t rate me down for this. It takes me 20 minutes to drive to town (which means 40 minutes in total to get back home again), and because I am a student from home, I don’t go to town unless I need groceries. Especially when we have a red mailbox nearby (walking distance).
Please don’t send me strongly scented stuff. I get nauseous and get a headache from strong scents, like incense and similar.
I will re-use (puffy) envelopes, gift-wrappings etc, and I don’t mind if you do too. Please try to wrap things in paper instead of plastic if you can.
Please don’t use packing tape all over the envelope. I usually use an old knitting needle to open envelopes, so I need you to leave the top free from tape and a little free space in a corner where I can put the needle in to start. I have considered starting to ask for resends if I can’t open the envelope…
Are you sending late? Please contact me. I will not rate you down if you let me know that you will be late, but if you believe silence is a good approach… Think again.
Are you sending something thicker than a normal envelope? Please ask your postal service for a customs declaration note to fill out and put on my envelope. If not, your package will take much longer to reach me, because the customs will keep it for control. They are usually not very kind with the mail, and I would like to receive my mail not teared up or broken, thanks (yes, it has happened).
Sending me extras will not necessarily give you a heart. Reading my profile is the key to make me happy.
Do you speak German or Spanish? Feel free to write me in these languages! I am learning, and will be very happy for your postcard or note in these languages. It is however much easier for me to read these languages than to write or speak them, so my reply will be in English for now.
// Bitte schreiben Sie Ihre Notiz auf Deutsch, danke! Ich lerne Deutsch und möchte die Sprache so oft wie möglich verwenden. // Por favor, escriba su nota en español, gracias! Estoy aprendiendo español y me gustaría usar el idioma con la mayor frecuencia posible.
If you haven't received my swap after a month, please contact me and I will resend.
If you haven't received my rating yet, I haven't received your swap.
I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you send me either — 1. blank postcards with nature or animals (preferrably real photos, not illustrations) — OR — 2. teas from Pickwick or Nordqvist (any flavour, they are all confirmed gluten-free!)
A - Animals, autumn, astrology (I’m an Aquarius sun, Virgo moon and Scorpio rising), aprons, address labels (blank or with my address on), AIRMAIL-LABELS
B - Blue, Buddha, books, bullet journalling, beaches, BLANK POSTCARDS, bamboo anything, beaches
C - Coffee, cats, crafting, creativity, crocheting, christmas (in November/December), cross stitching, chocolate (gluten-free and preferrably vegan and/or lactose free)
D - Dogs
E - Environment (please do not send plastic wrapped anything, use paper instead. Factory sealed stuff is ok), equality
F - FOXES, fall, FLORIDA (feels like my second home), feathers, fabrics for sewing (preferrably 100% cotton), flowers
G - Green, German Shepherds, green plants, gluten-free anything
H - Harry Potter, home made envelopes
I - Introvert (I’m an ISFP Myer Briggs type), interiour (I guess I have a Scandinavian style)
J - Jokes, January (my birthday month, and the days are getting longer and lighter), journalling
K - Knitting
L - LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 with lines), letters, landscapes, laces, leftover textiles, lists, languages (I’m learning Spanish and German)
M - MOOMINS, mugs, meditation, Minions!
N - Notebooks (prefer size A5 with blank pages, or dotted for bullet journalling), NATURE, Netflix, NORDQVIST tea
O - Owls, old houses, organic everything, orange/GINGER CATS
P - POSTCARDS (see section below), plants, printer friendly writing paper with nice motives or patterns, PICKWICK tea, PUKKA tea
Q - Queen (the band)
R - Recipes (gluten-free, vegan/plant based), ribbons, reuse, recycle
S - Sewing (I have my mum’s sewing machine from the 70’s), street views, sarcasm, salty potato crisps, stickers
T - TEA (see section below), TREES, TRAVEL, trains, tote bags, time with my partner
V - Vinyl stickers (not paper stickers), vegan (and gluten-free) recipes
W - WILD BIRDS, writing papers (prefer A5 with lines, or printer friendly any size)
Y - Yoga, yarns (prefer organic cotton and/or bamboo), YouTube
Z - Zero waste
Bugs - Candy (unless I sign up for a specific swap for it) - Clowns - Coins - Glitter (a little is ok) - Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Kawaii - Keychains - Ladybugs - Magnets - Makeup - Old tickets or brochures - Used stamps
I prefer bagged tea, but loose tea is also ok as long as you pack them well and mark them with brand/name, ingredients and expiry date.
If you send teabags with text in another language than English, please write a note with the English translation of the name of the tea and the ingredients. (Pickwick & Nordqvist teas are fine to send without translation.)
And this shouldn't be necessary, but please don't send expired teas...
I have celiac disease, which means I am allergic to gluten. If you can avoid it, please don't send me teas containing these ingredients: oat, wheat, barley malt.
My absolute favourites are the Moomins (the four first ones) tea from Nordqvist: https://nordqvisttea.com/collections/moomin-teas/products/best-moment-of-the-day
I have celiac disease, meaning I am allergic to gluten. Please don't send me teas containing wheat, oat or barley malt.
I like both naked and blank in an envelope, so if a swap says you can choose, surprise me :) (That’s about the only surprise I actually like, lol!)
💚 NATURE & ANIMALS 💚
I prefer real photos, not illustrations, but anything is welcome, especially when it’s blank postcards.
|Type 1||Type 2||Type 3||Uncategorized|