Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2021 7:12 am


Date Joined: August 31, 2014
Last Online: January 18, 2020
Birthday: February 3
Country: Canada


I'm back after a very long hiatus. I wasn't feeling like swapping for a long time, and suddenly I'm ready again. I don't swap much, 1-2 per month max I prefer quality to quantity but I don't flake out of swaps ever.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter series. Anything by Marian Keyes. Runner up are books by Malika Mokeddem.

Historical Romance. My dirty secret, lol. Not really a secret but it throws people off as I don't fit the stereotype

Fiction and autobiographies by women in different cultures and times. No cheap sensationalism flavoured with colonialism but proper stories. (Marguerite van Geldermalsen YES, Jean Sassoon NO)

Andre Norton fantasy books.

Favorite Crafts

At the moment I am more of a wannabe crafter but I do enjoy scrapbooking and sewing. I'm not proficient but I'm relatively good, though slow, at sewing.

Baking, I'm particularly good at tweaking recipes to fit our dietary needs

About Me

I am a SAHM of two living in Edmonton, Alberta at the moment. It's the 4th country, 3rd continent I've lived in so far. I love reading, getting to know new people (a must when you move so much) and dancing. I dislike cleaning and organising. Paperwork is my nemesis. I also talk much too much . I dream of having a cat but since both my daughter and I are allergic to cats, it is not very likely in the nearest future.


Colour green. Any shade except olive/khaki/muddy. Green could be my middle name.

Harry Potter. Husband is the only Muggle in the family. I'm a Ravenclaw, daughter is a Huff and son, well, too young to be sure but he hovers between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. Fave characters - Minerva McGonagal, Molly Weasley and Lupin.

Horses. I used to ride, not anymore. I still love anything horse related

Tea. Especially spicy tea. But any tea fruit and herbal teas are welcome. Not a fan of liquorice, though.

Mugs (goes well with tea).

Quality food. And since it's expensive, I cook and bake from scratch. Not Rachel Ray "scratch" - real scratch :)

Emily books by L M Montgomery. Much more than the Anne series. Can't stand the TV version, though. Anne wins hands down in the TV category

Fairies (Disney's and others). Magic. Fantasy (Andre Norton and Terry Pratchett. And the Pegasus series).

Fleece. Life saver in winter (October to May if we define winter as snowy times)

Fresh air and silence. Mountains.


Fast food. Not out of snobbery, it just makes me feel physically bad afterwards. Sensitive to all the additives I imagine.

Winnie the Pooh and Little Prince. No reason. I have always disliked both, since childhood.

Rain and clouds. Gloomy, cold and wet weather. I take Alberta cold over British Columbia rain any day of the year. Really.

Polyester clothes. Except for fleece.

Nudity, PDA, generally intimacy made public. I like some things to stay private. Please.

For swaps

I am a toddler crafter, and since I joined swap bot mainly to connect with different people, I will be happy to receive anything that comes from you. If it tells me something about who you are, it will make my day. If you're not inspired or in a hurry, here is a small list: - washi tape (my new addiction) - pretty quality stickers (no holiday-specific, please, I have no use for them) - blank postcards I can use in swaps (no holiday specific, please) - anything cat (domestic and wild) and horses related. No insects except for butterflies. - handmade stuff - anything, I admire crafty people and it inspires me - anything sewing related

Food Swaps

I love: -chocolate

-maple syrup products

-nougat (the white kind)

-tea (black, spicy, green (sencha, mint), herbal (no liquorice, though) fruity (preferably without added flavourings). Factory sealed just in case :)

-Most things, really (except for the "please, don'ts" below), I am curious and love trying new things

Please don'ts:

-no pork products (difficult with animal gelatine, so best avoided)

-no liquorice - neither in sweets nor in tea

-no salty-sweet tastes (like salty caramel etc)

-no peanuts. I am not allergic to them just really dislike them :) Other nuts are most welcome :)

-no alcohol and alcohol flavoured stuff. Tea-totaller here :)

For international food swaps: - no dairy and/or meat products - they're not allowed. Honey is allowed (up to 10kg as far as I remember lol)

Favorite Music

After having kids I learned to revel in the sound of silence and quiet. But when I do feel like music (usually while driving), I listen to Leonard Cohen, Noa, Mylene Farmer, Asala, Rammstein, Die Ärzte, Toten Hosen, Shakira, Classical Music (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Grieg) Oum Keltoum, Idir, Akli D, Bollywood movies songs and many others. I don't enjoy jazz and country.

Favorite Television

Food Network, Sitcoms (whatever channel) and Discovery Channels with Science Discovery being my favourite


CrystalZ rated for CS: QUICK Gratitude Notecard Swap on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Sorry to have to rate you a 1 but I still haven't received the notecard from you and have also not received a rating from you for the notecard I sent you. My PM to you a couple weeks ago is still unread. Would happily rerate you once I receive!
Comment: Messaged you a while ago. Didn't receive a reply nor the swap. Willing to change my rating if I ever receive something.
depress666d rated for Tea For Thee # 22 on Dec 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! loved your letter!
Response: I'm glad it has arrived and that you enjoyed it! Keep warm :)
Kirkdebb rated for Create a recipe book, Holidays #2 on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing some Christmas magic with me. Can't wait to try some of your recipes!
Response: Thank you for rating, I hope you enjoy the recipes!
spicemom rated for Create a recipe book, Holidays #2 on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Hi Patrycja Thank you for the yummy recipes Spicemom
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for rating :)
USAFwife rated for Create a recipe book, Holidays #2 on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great recipes :) The cake recipe sounds very interesting - I might have to check that out for the holiday. :)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart! The cake always comes out like a brownie for me, even kids love it
cajiky rated for ☆ TEA TIME #11 ☆ on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for tea.
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for rating :)
Snuppy rated for Tea For Thee # 21 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Love the tea you sent me. Thank you
Response: I'm so glad, thank you
MisplacedfromPA rated for Pen Pal Search # 1 on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Lovely letter. I will be writing back for sure. Keep warm! Winter is soon approaching. Have a great day.
Response: Thank you! You too
Nushkinathan rated for Harry Potter letter #43 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely letter! Unfortunately, I had a brain fart while opening your letter so I torn it a little bit, but, not to worry, a quick repairo took care of that.
Response: LOL, I worried about this a bit. Muggle stationery. I'm glad you could still read it :)
Comment: Hi Patrycja, thank you for the lovely letter and the tea bag, I have never tried that tea before so I am looking forward to brewing it up, it was a thoughtful choice :) Your letter could have been written by me, I have moved house this month two (last week actually) so I know exactly what you have been going through ;) Best wishes, Rachel
Response: Hi! Just opened my swapbot. We've moved. Finally. Got the internet again :) I'm happy you,re happy with the tea I sent :) Thanks for rating and the heart
Comment: Hi, thanks for the letter and the nice tea, I enjoyed them both!
Response: Happy to hear that, thanks for rating and the heart
suntattoo rated for Sticker Time on Dec 4, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the stickers, they're so lovely - I love the variety.
Response: Thank you for rating, I,m glad you liked it
Crispycritter rated for Themed letter november on Dec 4, 2015
Comment: Your most enjoyable letter has arrived. I feel the same about books. I'm looking forward to having a cup of tea. I will drop you a line in the new year. Chris crispycritter
Response: Thank you <3
Comment: Roast chicken and cake?! What time is supper? : ) Thanks for the letter and the tea - all the best with the move!
Response: Around 6-6.30 pm Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the folded letter and tea. Happy Holidays!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad it has finally arrived!
JadeFan rated for Blind Teabag Swap And Letter on Nov 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely teas.
Response: You're very welcome :)
Comment: thank you for a great letter and tea enjoyed reading your letter
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Thans for rating
Karmi53 rated for Little Bracelet on Nov 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you for my little bracelet it fits just right. It does go with everything thanks again.
Response: I'm so glad it is working for you :)
Karmi53 rated for Dotee Doll on Oct 14, 2015
Comment: Thank you

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Amace on Apr 6, 2015:


♥Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.♥

drangonfly1971 on Feb 6, 2015:

Welcome to Canadian Happy Mail swap group. Our first swap has been created. Please come and check it out. Have a great day.

CinnamonSnow on Nov 11, 2014:

Thank you, kerrydwynn :)

kerrydwynn on Nov 11, 2014:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts Edmonton hmmm? COLD!!! But I'm sure there are lots of warm hearts about! xxx

CinnamonSnow on Sep 3, 2014:

Walaikum assalaam! (now I need to learn to put images on here, too cute, especially on your profile)

jamicam on Sep 2, 2014:


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