Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 8:25 pm


Date Joined: September 17, 2008
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: March 8, 1984
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

Please let me know ASAP if you don't receive something. Obviously some things are much slower with postage, but i do send everything on time and would rather try to make things right. thanks :)

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Hello! I'm 36 and live in NZ with my partner and our four cats.

I really enjoy reading, going to the gym, writing and receiving mail, playing games and going on walks. I love board games and computer games, the games i generally play at the moment are : Animal Crossing, Guild Wars 2, My Time at Portia and Stardew Valley

Plus i don't mind a little bit of home reno every now and then.

Tv shows and movies: Marvel, Lucifer, Line of Duty, Nancy Drew, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, The Witcher, Star Trek, Brooklyn 99, the Good Place, crime shows such as Vera or the Rookie....so many shows! I also love food shows.


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I love postcards, If sending Naked postcards, a card you think i will like will be great - but i also like:

  • your location

  • nature/flowers

  • art postcards (from your gallery or wherever!)

  • scenery/castles/beaches

  • sea-based, ocean life, lighthouses, etc

  • animals and butterflies

  • Harry Potter, my favourites are luna, neville, the golden trio, basically everyone else lol

  • marvel or other fandom based cards

  • Pretty cards that you think are pretty!


Mostly i like swapping happy mail :)

I love to receive

  • Non-location postcards, art or drawings, animals etc, that i can reuse and add to my collection

  • Tea

  • Stickers

  • Notecards or writing sets

  • washi tape

  • Pens/pencils and funky stationery

  • Magnets from your town/area/country

Favorite Books

I like a lot of books! My favourite genres are Crime, mystery and urban fantasy. I don't always love paranormal romance though LOL it's gotta have a plot :)! I prefer some escapism and happy books - fun fiction rather than serious classics most of the time.

FAVOURITE SERIES The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews, I love this because there is always a mini-mystery in the background, and it's very comfy. I really love the characters and the setting of an inter-galactic inn.

I also really like a Long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers & following books.

URBAN FANTASY: Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy, The Others etc.

FANTASY I like Robin Hobb & Naomi Novik lots of others! I read less of this lately as i'm picky LOL

Harry Potter! I love so many characters, the Weasleys, Harry & Hermione, Neville & Luna! I also really enjoy Narcissa and the Malfoys.

CRIME & MYSTERY! I also like a lot of Crime, but prefer things aren't toooooo violent eg. Tess Gerritson, Jane Harper, Robert Bryndza, Cormoran Strike, and any cozy mysteries! One of the cozy series i like are the Hilary series by Faith Martin

OTHER! Plus of course, general fiction, chick lit, etc. I like Marian keyes, Sarah Addison Allen, Cecelia Ahern, I like happy endings and some of my favourites are The Peach Keeper and The Waverly Sisters. I like witchy books - themes like Practical Magic or Garden Spells

RECENT/CURRENTLY READING: A Deadly Education - Naomi Novik

The Moonlight Child

The Unkindest Tide


Teas: - I have a preference for herbal tea/flavored tea/fuits/honey/green tea etc, but i'm happy to try anything.

Some of my favourites:

  • Fruits

  • Raspberry

  • Peppermint

  • Ginger, lemon, honey etc

  • Fennel

  • Cardamon/cinnamon

I don't drink black tea really, and i haven't found a Roiboos that i like yet(I know fussy), but i will try new things anyway :) My partner drinks Earl Grey so that's fine!


Hopefully you won't have to worry too much about dislikes, but:

  • I don't drink coffee, but if you sent it it would go to someone willing who visits.
  • I don't think you can send unpackaged food or nail polish or seeds to my country
  • I'm not crafty. Your craft supplies would be sadly wasted on me :)
  • I can't think of anything else that would probably be relevant!!

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kizzlets rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7V on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: BIG heart for you!! Thank you so much for the postcards and exactly the type of postcards I love! :)
Comment: The card you sent has a great quote by a great author, the stamp is simply beautiful and I too love my local used books store! Thank you so much and take care <3
Comment: I didn't receive this but mail was absolutely insane this summer so I'm giving all my missing swaps a pass, no need to resend. Hopefully USPS will get it's act together before ballots need to be returned!
Response: I just received a card for this swap today - so it might take another few days or a week, but it should arrive! Please let me know if it doesn't.
reinerose rated for Tea Lovers Swap #5 on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the teas, they are all new for me and I can't wait to try them!
EleanB rated for SSM: QSCP #12 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I love it. We actually were able to see the last comet (neowise ) a couple months ago. Yay for geeks with telescopes!
Response: That is Super cool!!!!
gerberdaisy rated for Animal Crossing #1 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing the yummy teas. I will be sending you a friend request as well. I enjoyed your letter as well :)
Response: :) I look forward to it, i have to figure out how to invite friends lol
Comment: Thank you!!!
jodediva rated for International penpals ages 30 or up on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Hi thank you for the lovely letter and postcard. I will send you a letter back soon. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for your letter Tash, I look forward to writing back!
Comment: Loved ALL of the cards! Thanks for all of the extra's. Hope your are having a nice week. It is fall here. Loving all the colors on the trees. Take care. Corona Virus is on the rise again in our area. UGG!
Response: I'm so glad, i hope you are enjoying fall! Spring is a bit chilly so far here, so looking forward to the nicer days!
MarySue rated for Moment of Zen Penpal Swap #4 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the tea!
captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #9 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: I am in love with the envie you sent!!! So thoughtful and incredibly generous. Thank you So very much! I will honestly use everything you sent!!
Response: aww i'm so happy that you liked it! :)
trishay79 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #10 on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I love the Hounded series, although I have only read the first two so far.
Response: I'm looking forward to having another series to read! It's always nice to have something easy to look forward too
Suzyanner rated for PH: Yahtzee With Postcards #4 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your great cards! I just love your choices! It would be good if I had something happen so I played less Animal Crossing----I'm pretty hooked on it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and the hella cool stamps! I hope your kitties are doing better after the move and are all settled in.
Carollee922 rated for Non-touristic PC XL-swap on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sending. That postcard set is on my Christmas list
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute bees themed postcard with the fun stamps, hope you’ll enjoy your new place!
Response: Thanks the chance to resend this swap! Glad it arrived :)
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!!
Snailmail1772 rated for SSM: QSCP #11 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: I try to read some classics every year too. I’ve never read Frankenstein either but maybe one day. Thanks!

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Kittybob83 on Oct 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the awesome postcards!! It was a wonderful surprise today!!♥️

Wanda on Sep 12, 2020:

Oh, my goodness, Tash! I received your 5 Mixed Postcard Tag today and was blown away by the wonderful postcards, beautiful card, lively note and interesting stamps you sent. THANK YOU SO MUCH! ❤️📫❤️📫❤️

Rainydancer on Aug 9, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

Shellybelle on Jun 26, 2017:

I bought volume 1 of Rat Queens that you recommended to me 😊 Off to have a read now before I go to bed 👌

Pinkivinki on Jun 23, 2014:

Thank yoou for the tejp and all the sweet things you did put on the envie! :)

NatashaMay on Nov 28, 2013:

Thanks for playing in my PLU: Animal PC Swap at Postcard Lovers Unite Group. :)

Teacake on Nov 15, 2013:

Just to let you know there's a reply letter in the post for you :)

Fever on Sep 20, 2013:

Haha, well, it wasn't a "stuffed envie" per se, but the goodies you sent were nice and thoughtful and very unique. I really prefer that to an envie stuffed with things of which I will only use one or two. So don't worry about a thing! I'm currently on holiday in England, so there will be no time for a letter probably, but I'll sit down for an answer when I come back. :)

Thimbled on May 11, 2009:

Hello! I am just letting you know that I send your package off today for the random envie quick swap! I hope you like it! Orjana x x x

poeticpaper on Dec 26, 2008:

I received your Etsy Tag! It's marvelous! I hope we can swap again in the near future. I'd really love a pc from New Zealand. :)

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