Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2019 3:55 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2016
Last Online: January 18, 2019

Country: United Kingdom
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6 December My dad passed away today Thank you all for your patience and support

30 November We are facing the final part of the journey So please if you message me and there is no answer bear with me while we face this

2 november update as we have reached a "static" phase i will be able to join a few easy swaps, it does keep me sane and it gives me a chance not to think about the tragedy we are facing right now....

28 October update - as my dad is now facing his final months I have relocated for a period to Italy to support him in his last leg of the journey .. I am pretty sure I contacted everyone and sent out all swaps, but please email me in case I missed out on something, my thoughts process is a bit herratic at the moment

17 october 2018 update unfortunately more bad news from my dad, i have dropped out of all of the swaps i had signed up to as it seems the worst will come to pass soon - apologies for all of the inconveniences but as you might imagine i would rather be able to swap than seeing my dad through this.... please do accept my heartfelt apologies

24 September 2018 update Unfortunately my dad's cancer is advancing and i am in and out of Italy .... i might be delayed in sending a few letters, but i will endeavour to keep all informed; please keep your fingers crossed xxx

Once upon a time there was a child that lived in a small town in northern Italy, she loved writing and receiving letters; reading letters from faraway places was her way to know and explore the world.... thanks to these letters she learnt another language and developed a taste for travel, knowledge and wanting to experience different cultures. Fast forward 20 years in the future and that now so not little girl anymore lives in London with a husband and a crazy daughter, she still loves writing letters, she is crazy for science fiction, she is a bit of a workaholic and in the few scraps of times left she sews, scrapbook ( badly) , loves photography, music, cooking and in general being a crazy happy shiny person.

Favorite Books

Ohhh this is a difficult one ( it could take a bit) you see i could say my tastes can be perceived as ecletic; I looove Japanese novels, especially Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto; but i am a super fan of Fantasy literature and i confess to have read The Lord of the Rings about 10 times... maybe i should try to give you a list of my favourite books

  • Alice's Adventures In
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • Ulysses
  • The Trial
  • Brave New World
  • The Lord Of The Ring
  • On the Road
  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
  • The wind up Bird
  • Amrita
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Shadow of the Wind
  • The Foundation series
  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earth-bound Travels in the Far East

.... i could go on forever, i haven't even started to scratch the surface ...

Favorite Movies

This is another difficult one as there are far too many.... i have to confess i am a big fan of Secret Cinema, you should check it out if you can. In the mean time here is a quick list of my all times faves:

  • Blade Runner
  • Star Wars ( original Trilogy)
  • Casablanca
  • 2001: Space Odissey *Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • A clockwork Orange
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Taxi Driver
  • Annie Hall
  • The Big Lebowski
  • the Goonies
  • Ferris Bueller day off
  • Brazil
  • Ghost in the shell

and yes i could go on

The way of Tea

I have several passion, one of them is tea.... it all started when i was an Italian teen ager surrounded by teen ager in Italy, surrounded by coffee; I wanted to be different and in order to look older, more interesting and more sophisticated i started to drink tea....little did i know i started a passion that would last a lifetime.... i spent hours and hours trying to get the perfect cup of tea, black teas, fruity teas, white teas I thought i had found them all, and then i discovered "Matcha" a new world opened and i now mix matcha with A LOT of things ( cakes, cappuccinos, ice creams, salads ..... i would try it with everything i tell you) I still drink a lot of tea, but mostly in order to try and keep down my sugar intakes i tend to drink green tea ( i have a bit of a thing for the flavoured ones) and if it is summer i do like myself some cold Oolong Tea or some Mugicha (barley tea) So if you are sending me tea be assured i will appreciate most teas ( ok ther eis one i really don't like... Twinings Liquorice Allsorts earl grey.... i think it is the only tea box i have never been able to finish.....


Flamingos; dragonflies,botanical print ( vintage style), pastel colours ( especially Mint, Teal, Turquoise, Lime Green, Silver, Coral), kawai stuff,mushrooms, stickers, stationery of all sorts,Totoro, Retro anime, FF series,and lately i can't stop buying washi tape... i even have started to use a wooden twining tea box to sort them... I have a fetish for all things Japanese, Korean, thai etc...south east Asia is where my heart flies and flutters... I pretty much will be happy with anything you choose for me, it is the time you dedicate to the swap and therefore to me that will make it special, not what you end up sending :)


I do not have any real dislikes, however i do like my boundaries so PLEASE do not send nudie pictures, i have nothing against the human body i just would like to be the one deciding when to see some of them :) i do not mean to offend anyone with this statement, and i hope it is taken in the spirit it was meant :) Also please I am not really a lover of Disney and it's characters, or child like stickers so if you can please choose something else :)

thank you

Looking for

I am currently quite enthralled by classic botanic prints; the ones you used to see on old old books ... They seem either very difficult or very expensive to track down, so any pointers on how to acquire some will be super appreciated. *Also i am looking for pages from old Atlases - geography maps etc

Postal notices

I do take a lot of pride in my swaps and unless something strange happens ( sickness, flooding, biblical plagues)

I will ALWAYS send my swaps

However it does happen that things are delayed, lost, damaged, stolen in the mail so please please please do get in touch in case something is amiss


Please note I am posting from UK and parcels abroad can take up to 5 weeks to arrive


muchen24 rated for Travelling Notebook Adventures #2 on Jan 18, 2019
MMark rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Mixed Media on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I love every card. So cool and much appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome journal! Can't wait to be able to actually get to go through it!
Ikran3 rated for Pamper Yourself Swap on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: thank you so much
thelocalman rated for Tea and a Note 10 on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your note and teas! Really great choice of one being a calming pre-sleep tea and the other one being energising. I have not tried either of them but I can't wait to do so. Thank you for your nice note and I wish you luck for your skeleton leaves ^^ <3
Response: i am so glad you liked it!!! hope you tried the teas and that you loved them as much as i do
Comment: Thank you, thank you! Your pocket letter is gorgeous, and you spoiled me with the wonderful extras and goodies!! Thank you so much. I love everything!
Response: Oh thank you - it is so good to hear you liked it thank you so much for the rating
dalbright rated for World Letter Writing Day on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun letter on such beautiful stationery...and the extra goodies were such a nice little surprise! I look forward to using them. Thank you so much for brightening my day with fun mail! ♥Debbie ♥ Iowa USA
Response: i am so glad to read my mini mail made your day a bit brighter :) thank you much for the rating
starmccoy rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Beautiful napkins! Thank you so much!
Response: i am so glad you liked them thank you so much for the rating and the heart
Lablauri57 rated for World Letter Writing Day on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Well it took almost 30 days but I finally got your letter. Thanks for sharing.. I will write you back but give it 30 days lol.
Response: one day when i will be richer i will be able to put stamps for faster delivery ;) but at the moment is super snail mail thank you so much for the rating hope to hear soon from you
Comment: Thank you very much!!!
lukrecja rated for SIE: Scavenger hunt JUNE on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Wonderful goodies! Thank you very much for putting that much effort in preparing the package for me - this is so appreciated! :)
Response: it was a pleasure to put together thank you so much for the rating
PaperPassion rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Butterfly on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Beautiful PL.Arrived in perfect condition thanks so much.I love it.
Response: i am so glad you liked it thak you so much for the rating
manme rated for WIYM: ABC Happy Mail - C on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you soooo much!
Response: I am so please you like sit Thank you so much for the rating
Whovian487 rated for Bookworm Pen Pal on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Yay! It arrived safely! 😀 Thanks for your list and letter. I’ve read several but definitely want to check out some others on your list. Loved the washi you used and the seal. 😀
Response: Yay yay yay Thank you so much for the rating
me2az50 rated for 10 napkins in decorated envie (INT) on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the napkins and the doilly. The napkins were great.
Response: Yay they made it Thank you so much for the rating Barbara
XoX rated for Vintage flipbook/zine and pen pal swap on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: I love it absolutely beautiful thank you and your zine was perfect too
Response: yay!!! i was so worried about the "zine" i had never done one before - thank you so much for the rating
Comment: Thank you for the card! Need to check out the recommendations!
Response: glad it arrived
ScrapHappySewer rated for Summer Washi Samples on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the match a tea! I have never tried it before but can't wait to give it a try! Also I really like the selection of Washi tape!
Response: AAWWWWthank you so much for the rating
Comment: This was great fun to get a lovely package from you! The pocket letter is especially dear to my heart as I collect postage stamps and you sent a good amount within the pockets. Wonderful layout of pocket letter and loved all the goodies you sent! It's fun to get letters from far away-thanks for swapping!
Response: thank you so much for the rating i am so glad you liked it
m3i5 rated for Summer Washi Samples on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Hi Barbara, thank you very much for all 10 of the beautiful washi samples and the 2 teabags from Hema! :D
Response: so glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the rating

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smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Aug 9, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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