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Ettoad

Ettoad
Date Joined: December 26, 2020
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: June 9
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello!

My name is Erin, living outside of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I’m a firm believer that it is the simple pleasures that make life the most meaningful and enjoyable.

A few of my favourite simple pleasures include:

Time spent outside in nature - living in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada, I am blessed to have breath taking mountain views, hiking trails, parks and lakes, forests and ocean views to breath in and relax in.

Reading a good book. I enjoy most genres, with historical fiction being my favourite. While I am not a huge fan of science fiction, romance or chic lit., I will give any book or author a try, so please don't hesitate to recommend something you have loved - I just might feel the same! My favourite authors are Pat Conroy and Timothy Findley, my favourite books The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and Beach Music by Pat Conroy. My most recent read was Murder in Matera by Helene Stapinksi - I enjoyed both her personal story and the backdrop of the Italy that her great-great-great Grandmother experienced.

Cooking and baking, especially with locally sourced ingredients found at my local farmers markets. I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and find the simplest meals are often the most enjoyable and that good food is always best enjoyed with great company!!

I also enjoy exploring the world of craft beer.

Colouring!! A few years ago I spent a summer colouring with my young niece and nephew, and I’ve been hooked since! I find it very relaxing and an easy way to explore my developing artistic talents lol

My favourite colours are cobalt blue and emerald green, and I am overall drawn to all the jewel tones.

Listening to podcasts - most of which are paranormal in topic - while sharing snuggles with my two cats, Floyd and Johnie, both 4 year old tabbies.

I often also have music on as I go about my day, both at home and at work - I dislike rap and heavy metal, but will listen to at least a little bit of every other style. Favourite artists include Ray LaMontagne, Spirit of the West, Tom Landa and The Paperboys, Jann Arden, Tracey Chapman, Allman Brown and Paul Simon.

I work 40+ hours a week in a music store, the sort that operates a music school, rents/sells instruments, and offers DJ services among many other things. Having played 3 instruments over the course of my life, I love and feel very much at home in my workplace.

Writing and exchanging snail mail with friends old and new - something I have recently begun again, having so loved it in my younger years. I love the intimacy of the connections made thru putting pen to paper, and the opportunity to express ourselves in the mail we create.

I have recently been introduced to the concept of Happy Mail and am slowly trying my hand at creating mail that is art along with a thoughtful and enjoyable letter.

Enjoying the company of close friends and family - my family and I are very connected, sharing our daily lives together.

Travel has always been a passion and I look forward to re-visiting places I have already experienced as well as discovering those I have not yet visited. I am well travelled of the West Coast of North America and have made several forays overseas. The more I see and experience, the more I realize there is so much more waiting for me to discover.

Being of curious mind and heart, I welcome any and every opportunity to learn something new.

I look forward to meeting people from anywhere in the world, of any age and every background. I hope to share fun and interesting, and deep and meaningful, conversation about our lives and individual surroundings. Let us enjoy whatever we might have in common, and introduce each other to our respective thoughts, ideas and lifestyles.

A few notes on swaps and ratings:

I am very careful about joining swaps that I am confident I can complete fully and on time - I have withdrawn from swaps due to circumstances changing my confidence in doing so.

If something happens to change once partners have been assigned, I will let my partners know the circumstances, with assurances that I will complete and post their items ASAP.

I hope that we can all be very patient with our respective postal systems, especially in light of the pandemic, and allow extra time for mail to arrive!!

Should a very extraordinary amount of time pass and you still haven't received something from me that you should have, PLEASE contact me before rating me a 1, and I will very happily send you another mail.

My swaps have and will always be posted by the swap end date, unless I have contacted you to let you know of unexpected reasons why I have to post something late.

Also - if what you receive isn't exactly what it should be according to the swap directions, PLEASE let me know before you rate me a 3. I can only imagine that if this happens, I have innocently misunderstood the directions, and I will happily create or write you something that meets the swap requirements.

I promise to do all of the above in regards to the swaps you are sending out to me!

We have all joined Swap Bot to enjoy creating and exchanging mail, and the experience should be a fun, happy, exciting and stress free one - there is no reason at all that it should be anything different.

Happy Swapping - I can't wait to hear from you!

Ratings

suepier rated for ILB: WHERE ARE YOU? on Jul 27, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Vancouver and telling me a little about your city.
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for G: World UFO day on Jul 21, 2021
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Comment: thanks so much! it is so interesting that we keep getting paired together!
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard and the reading suggestion, Erin! 🤗 Stay safe!
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Comment: thanks a lot for your Vancouver-postcard!
RealRhinoMan rated for ILB: Letters and Questions! on Jul 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter, these questions are such a lovely way of getting to know someone, and I really enjoyed a glimpse into your world. Perhaps not so different from my own. (London and autumn were two of my answers too!)
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard. I would love to see them for real.
Scrapinitblue rated for Letter in a notecard #3 Int'l on Jul 9, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter! Maple Ridge is so beautiful, I hope you get to enjoy some cooler summer days!
Response: We are finally enjoying some cooler weather which makes my kitties and I very happy 😺😸
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card Erin :) Please email me your address you we can start exchanging cards. Take care :)
PrairieKittin rated for G: Introductions on Jul 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you the interesting letter!
Response: I’m happy to hear you enjoyed!
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Comment: Great postcard. I would love to add postcards to our letters, looking forward to hearing from you.
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Comment: Thank you again, you had my name in things in common! Hope your Fathers Day gathering was lovely. I saw my parents for the first time in 6 months last weekend so it was special for me too. Love the totems. It is a nice close up of so many!
ch23 rated for PH: Something In Common on Jun 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Erin! On my next walk I will think of you in Vancouver. My walks are in the neighbourhood too. Usually the forest is my destination, a small one in our subdivision. Love the street view of Vancouver! thanks!
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Rhino44 rated for ILB: WHERE ARE YOU? on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and your interesting note! This is the first postcard of Vancouver I've gotten, and it looks beautiful. I agree with you about staying out of the big city but near enough to take advantage!
RealRhinoMan rated for ILB: WHERE ARE YOU? on Jun 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for telling me a little about Vancouver and your summer plans. They have indeed been long months at home and it's nice to finally have a little more freedom.
USAFwife rated for R&W: What I'm reading postcard on Jun 28, 2021
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Comment: I loved your card! And the book sounds interesting, too. :) I'll have to look it up - I haven't read it. Hope it continued as great as it started. :)
Response: So far it is continuing as started! I didn’t realize when I picked it up (from my buildings communal bookcase) that it is a sequel to its previous book called Iron Lace Not having read the first book doesn’t seem to be having much bearing on enjoying Rising Tides, and I may seek out Iron Lace to see about filling in any gaps in the storyline
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Comment: Thanks! I hope you had a wonderful visit with your family :)
Response: We had a lovely time 😊
USAFwife rated for Ghosts! pt 2 on Jun 23, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your stories! I hope Barry continues to approve of your employment!! wow, that is special!
Response: I hope so too! Belief in ghosts or not, Barry is a special part of my workplace!
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!!! I am happy to see things are slowly opening up and I hope it is for the better!

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Comments

yvonne401 on Jul 26, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

thisismeAXiD on Jun 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

bringitb on May 17, 2021:

Hi! Stopping by to share that we've got some new washi swaps over in the Washi Tape Lovers group. Hope you'll join us! =)

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