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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: January 28, 1986
Country: Norway
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ABOUT ME

SWAP ISSUES:

PH: Serial Postcard Swap = Birds Original send by date: 19.Oct.20. After communicating with the swap host, new send by date is 31.Oct.20.
- My country does not ship mail to Australia, 22.Oct.20.
- Update 22.Oct.20: My envelope was accepted at the local postal service desk, but I have no idea wether it will actually be shipped out of the country or if they stop it in Oslo/the border. Marked the swap as sent, and will keep communicating with my swap partner and the host if something happens.


22.Oct.20: I have decided to drop from all international swaps at this time. I will be doing European swaps only. If you would like to do a private swap with me, please message me.


Hi, my name is Elisabeth. Been living in Norway my entire life, but dreaming of a house in Florida, USA, as I feel so much at home there. I'm in a domestic relationship with my wife-to-be, we've been together for 4 years. We have no kids, and no pets.

Some of my interests are: travel, postcards, sewing, knitting & crocheting, food (WFPB), the environment, Netflix-series, yoga & meditation, music, reading, green indoor plants, coffee, tea, skydiving...

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...

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 and many more.

PRIVATE SWAPS:

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

DEAR PARTNERS

Are you sending to me? Please read this:

  • Sending late? contact me!
    For electronic swaps, I will NOT contact you before I rate down. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you have sent by the swap deadline.
    For type 2 or 3 swaps I will contact you if I haven't received within a reasonable amount of time.

  • Please don’t use plastic for wrapping. Plastic from the manifacturer is ok. Please use paper instead, old newspaper is just fine.

  • Please DO NOT cover the entire envelope in tape! I find these really hard to open, and I hate it when I am not able to open my mail without using scissors or a knife. LEAVE THE TOP OR ONE SIDE OF THE ENVELOPE FREE FROM TAPE! Thank you.

  • For type 3 swaps or thick type 2: If the envelope is thicker than a normal envelope with a letter, please fill out a customs declarations form and stick it to the envelope. Mark as a gift, state its value and write as detailed as possible what the envelope contains. The customs can open all mail if it is not labelled, and I have been unfortunate to receive mail that has been teared up and broken. It also takes a lot longer for me to receive mail without the customs form, especially around Christmas. Ask your post office for a customs declarations label when you send. Thank you so much for your help.
    Please not that if you don’t do this, the swap might take more than a month to reach me, no matter where you are sending from. Customs are S L O W !

  • Sending extra's will not necessarily give you a heart.

I always rate! If you haven't received my rating yet, I probably haven't received your swap. Please note that it might take a few days after I receive before I rate. We only also get mail delivered here every second day (affective as from July 7th 2020). So one week we receive mail Mon+Wed+Fri and the next Tue+Thu.

Swappers who speak German and/or Spanish speaking swappers:

  • 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.

Are you receiving from me? Please read this:

  • I will reuse envelopes, wrapping paper or similar whenever I can. Wrapping and envelopes is expensive in Norway, and I also don't see the point of throwing away something that is perfectly useful.

  • I always send on time. If by any chance, life gets in the way of me sending on time, I will notify you. If you haven’t heard from me, and I am late sending out my swap, you are of course free to rate me down.

  • Please be kind and rate me when you have received my swap. If you haven't received my swap after a month, please contact me and I will resend.

  • I mark my swaps as sent on the day I deliver them to the PO or put them in a red PO box. I always mark AFTER I have delivered my mail.

Please note that the Norwegian postal service only delivers mail every second day. That also affects my outgoing mail if I put them in a red box in my neighbourhood. I may post my swaps on a Friday afternoon and it won't get stamped until Monday or Tuesday. Same if I deliver it late in the afternoon on Monday, it won’t be stamped until Tuesday or Wednesday. I try however to deliver my mail directly to the postoffice, but that's in town 20 minutes by car from where I live.

GENERAL LIKES & DISLIKES

💚Likes:

  • Collects: coffee mugs and bowls (cereal, dip etc.)
  • Postcards (both written and unwritten)(see section below)
  • Teas (see section below)
  • Favourite colours are blue & green
  • Notebooks (I prefer size A5 blank pages)
  • Address labels (both blank or with my address)
  • LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 size with lines)(see wishlist on Etsy above)
  • Wild birds
  • Nature & landscapes
  • Trees & green plants

TEA

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 teas are fine to send without translation. I understand Dutch and German.)

And this shouldn't be necessary, but please don't send expired teas...

💚Favourite brands:

  • Nordqvist. (all flavours welcome! I can't get them here, and buying from their online shop, the shipping is super expensive!!)
  • Pickwick (all flavours welcome!)
  • Yogi Tea (all flavours welcome!)
  • Pukka (all flavours welcome!)

💚Favourite flavours (not in preferred order):

  • Ginger
  • Chai
  • Turmeric
  • Peppermint
  • Nettle
  • Liquorice
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Lemon
  • Fennel
  • All combinations of the above
  • Forest fruit
  • Blackcurrant
  • Strawberry & rhubarb
  • Christmas tea
  • Iced teas
  • English Breakfast tea
  • Surprise me (see dislikes below)
  • My partner likes pineapple, so it's fine to send those even though it's on my dislike list :)

😞Dislikes:

  • Caramel
  • Vanilla
  • Apple
  • Earl Grey
  • Kiwi
  • (Pineapple)
  • Nuts infusions
  • Matcha

POSTCARDS

Please send your postcards naked and stamped. Not in an envelope unless the swap says so.

💚Likes:

  • Trees, pines, big oak trees, forests
  • Birds (preferably wild)
  • Landscapes/nature, outdoors, sea, river, lakes etc
  • All kinds of green plants
  • Flowers, flower fields
  • Buddha
  • Wild animals or farm animals, or cats & dogs
  • Dogs: German Sherpherds
  • Christmas cards are okay around Christmas (no religious, please)
  • Trains
  • Single view street/city cards
  • Maps. World, your country, or your state
  • Sunset/sunrise
  • Flowers/garden/farming
  • Anything coffee-related
  • The moon, stars, sky
  • Dreamcatchers and mandalas
  • Minions
  • Moomins
  • Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter
  • National parks
  • Unesco sites
  • Rien Poortvliet
  • If you send a tourist view card, please send me a single view card, if you have :)

Please no war/violence, nudity or handmade cards, thank you.

BOOKS

📖Currently reading:

  • J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Dr. Belisa Vranich: Breathe (audiobook)

📚TBR:

  • Felicia Day: Embrace your weird
  • Cara Alwill Leyba: Girl on Fire
  • J.K.Rowling: Harry Potter (whole series)

Recently finished/discarded:

  • J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (finished)
  • Oriah Mountain Dreamer: The Invitation (in Norwegian) (finished)
  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic (finished)
  • Cara Alwill Leyba: Girl Code (discarded)

NOTE TO SELF...

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

So How Do We Vet Swaps Anyway?

Markdown: Syntax

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Ratings

weatherwax rated for PIE: Monthly swap - October on Oct 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the recipe!!! It sounds delish :) Thank you so much for this pretty and uplifting postcard!! Have a looovely evening <3
Lotusemilia rated for PIE: Themed swap - Map on Oct 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for a very cool postcard! :)
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it :) Thanks for your nice rating :)
5
rating
Comment: I sincerely apologize for being late. I love all the pictures you post and wish you enjoy the Harry Potter series ♥ Have a nice weeks!
Response: Thanks a lot for rating me, and the heart <3 Have a nice week you too.
Snailmail1772 rated for R&W: World Postcard Day on Oct 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I think I’m the only one in the world who has not read or seen the Harry Potter movies. Maybe one day I’ll get to them.
Response: Haha, you're probably not the *only* one in the world, but I think one of the few :P Thanks a lot for the rating and heart <3 Stay safe!
Scuslidge rated for R&W: World Postcard Day on Oct 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I love the Harry Potter books!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart <3 I love the movies, so I figured it was about time to read the books too :)
JoyfulCrafter rated for Tiny European Swap #11 on Oct 19, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Elizabeth, you made me very happy, I love everything, owls, flowers, butterflies, lace. Thank you so much
Response: You're welcome, I'm so happy that you like what I sent you :) Thank you for the rating and heart <3 Stay safe!
Stargazer008 rated for PIE: World Postcard Day 📯 on Oct 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the celebration postcard. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart! Hope you've had a good weekend :)
LiliLuv rated for EML: Postcard Swap #7 on Oct 17, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I love the photo on it, too! 🌻
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the rating and heart :) Hope you have had a good weekend!
oldsoul rated for PIE: World Postcard Day 📯 on Oct 16, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Elisabeth! I know the challenge of finding postcards to your liking, and have ordered online. I have found some great domestic artists. I wish you well and good postcard hunting!
Response: I have also had to order online lately, for the first time. And will be on the lookout for postcards wherever I go from now on. Thank you for the rating and heart <3 Hope you've had a good weekend so far.
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for this nice private tea swap. Have a nice time and to next swap!!!
Response: Thank you, I received mine today as well. Thanks so much for swapping with me! Take care and stay safe!
Mekenzie rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea - September on Oct 11, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea, I'm looking forward to trying it. I really liked the letter with "at the moment" that you attached to me. Thank you very much. Have a nice day ☼ ♥
Response: You're welcome. I hope you like them :) Thanks for the heart <3 Have a nice day!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute owl PC, take care! :)
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart. Stay safe!
5
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Comment: Thank you!!! I loved all the pictures!!!! I loved the books too!!!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you like them! :D I hope to read all of the books during this winter :) Thanks a lot for the rating and heart! Stay safe!
noname13 rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌻 x2 on Oct 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: thanks a lot for your postcard!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating! :)
aladyde rated for PIE: Themed swap - Farm animals on Oct 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. Danke!
Response: Bitte schön, I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the heart :) Stay safe!
LiliLuv rated for SIE: just a postcard 🌻 x2 on Oct 2, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! It sounds like we have a lot in common. 😊 Have a lovely weekend! ❤️
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like it :) Thank you for the five and heart. Have a great week! :D
Itti rated for SIE: ✨ Washi and tea 🍵 September on Oct 1, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great letter, and for the washi and tea! Best of luck with your studies!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating :)
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard!
Response: You're welcome. Wow, that was fast! I'm glad it arrived! Thank you for the rating and heart.
dorcii rated for TLE: Tea and a letter #1 on Sep 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter and the teas :) And of course thanks for organizing this swap :)
Response: You're welcome :) I hope you like the teas. Thank you for joining the swap :)
loveretro rated for PIE: Profile based postcard on Sep 25, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much, Eliisabeth for the postcard of the Naeroyfjorden . What an amazing view ! love the christmas stamp too . Wishing you a nice weekend ! Stay safe, stay healthy !
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Rating Overview

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5.0000 291 66 71
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214 370 0 0
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Comments

LapisLazuli on Oct 3, 2020:

Professor McGonagall's Birthday - profile e-swap

Hey,
I hope you are well during these times!
Here are some pictures of Professor McGonagall.
She is actually one of my favourite characters 🙂

Hedwig

I really love the fact, that her Animagus is a cat
Animagus

Animagus gif

One of my favourite quotes of the Order of the Phoenix:
Quote

Another one:
Have a biscuit

A scene that loosens the atmosphere in the Deathly Hallows:
Piertotum Locomotor

Have a wonderful day / evening! 😊
Best wishes,
Marina (LapisLazuli)

colleenbUSA on Oct 3, 2020:

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Professor McGonagall's Birthday - profile e-swap

colleenbUSA on Oct 3, 2020:

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Professor McGonagall's Birthday - profile e-swap

draco on Jul 20, 2020:

wouldn't mind living here...

(painting by thomas kinkade)

Poohtat on May 1, 2020:

farangelinan on Mar 24, 2020:

PDS Swap #25: Books

Hi, sorry for the late post. Been caught up with work from home stuff. My sincere apologies!

Stay Indoors & Happy Reading.

Farah.

Kirkdebb on Mar 21, 2020:

Swap #25: Books

euniceq on Mar 20, 2020:

❧ Swap #25: Books ❧

IDreamOfAfrica on Mar 18, 2020:

Swap #24: Animals

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witchyv on Mar 18, 2020:

Swap #24 ~ Animals

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