15/04/2021 After a long hiatus for personal and medical reasons, I am ready to start swapping again.
16/10/2016 I have received a few "Ah, that'll do" junk type swaps that I know the sender would not 'love to receive' --- neither do I. Please remember this is a swapping site, not a 'post you my rubbish' site.
11/12/2015 Thank you for all the comments and pretties on my page. I love Swapbot - I met YOU because of it!
Well now, that wasn't a very friendly way to start my ABOUT ME section, was it? LOL Let's try again...
I live in a Southern suburb of the capital city of Queensland, near the coast.
I have a good sense of humour, but NO tolerance for crudity.
I am a Christian - I belong to the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints. Commonly called Mormons.
I love animals and I have three very precious anmals with whom I share my life. There is my Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) named Crackerjack Banjo Ned-Kelly (Crackerjack for short), who has just turned 1yo and is well on his way to becoming an Assistance Dog. Next is my Bearded Dragon (Tangerine). Tangerine is my current assistance animal and usually accompanies me wherever I go. He sits on my shoulder under my top, so most people are never aware of his presence. Raspberry is a Blue-tongue Lizard who is very laid back and enjoys watching the world from his favourite spot - behind a piece of driftwood.
I change my profile page sometimes. You know, add things, delete things. update things, etc.
My father used to call them my "agricultural hazards".
I love, love, LOVE swaps where effort has been put into buying/making/sourcing something from my list of likes and loves.
I rate immediately I receive - so if I haven't rated you, I haven't received it yet. .
IF EVER YOU DON'T RECEIVE SOMETHING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW VIA MESSAGE BEFORE RATING. I WOULD RATHER RESEND THAN HAVE YOU DISAPPOINTED.
A great big thank you to those who rate promptly.
Updated 10/08/2015 I take a lot of pride in my swaps and really try to go WAY out of my way to make my partner smile. One thing I wish, is that people would put as much energy and care into their swaps as I do. Everyone should really think about whether they would love the package, if they sent it to themselves.
I always include extras, I check profiles, give it my all and often no heart. I really wish you would tell me WHAT it was that would have made my swap heart worthy, so I can improve.
There a village somewhere in cyber space that has every porch or verandah decorated with seasonal ornaments, windchimes, strings of pretty beads, jewellery and the front doors are each covered with good luck charms.
The houses in this village have many photos from all around the world on shelves and the walls are wallpapered with various artworks and ATC's from a mulitude of wordwide artists.
For their village library, they have a collection of mini zines etc and they sit on pretty cushion covers made by many people across the globe.
All their beds have mini quilts sewn together to make larger quilts and their curtains are fashioned from gorgeous fat quarters chosen with love, which never reached their true destinations.
These villagers wear a wondrous assortment of jewellery and scarves, t shirts, makeup and beauty products.
Oh, this village has very fat occupants from eating candy, lollies, biscuits (cookies) and chocolates that somehow never reached their intended destinations. They sit around drinking a wide variety of sachets of tea, coffee, chocolate, etc as they show off their latest acquisitions - which are mysteriously dropped in their village square from the cargo of aeroplanes flying above, or mysteriously appear in the middle of the night having fallen off the back of trucks.
Or maybe I have too strange an imagination. But tell me - where do YOU imagine our missing swaps end up?
Chicken Soup For the Soul books
. Historic Fiction for teenagers/young adults
. Novels that are interesting and heartwarming, such as the type that Maeve Binchey writes.
IF a book is in a language other than English, then I prefer picture book for a very young child. I can practice the language and 'guess' the words by the pictures.
. Facts, Trivia, 'Did you know' type books
. Books about animals - whether it be 'True Stories of Dogs Helping People' type of stories, fiction stories, or a book about a type of reptile.
I am definitely NOT into Mills & Boon romances etc. blech
I am happy with second hand books - in good, clean condition.
I am happy with kids' designs, Disney, or anything except transformers, superheroes, goth, Star Wars, Star Trek.
I live to collect things. I have been told that I am a bit of a magpie - if anything stands still long enough, I will collect it!
I like lollies! Smarties, jelly beans, sugar jubes, party mix, all that sort of yum.
My main collections:
(or images of people, animals, etc), just not plain faced ones --- boring. ...
... marzipan. .
Disney, looney tunes, cartoons, popular movies, Harry Potter, children's themes, animals, etc Would your 5 year old like it? Good chance I will too! I refuse to grow up. . . ..
.windchimes, .suncatchers, .threads of pretty beads,
Homemade hanging things are especially treasured for the effort and time put into them.
I can't believe I haven't mentioned my love of all things Dr Seuss! Don't you just love Green Eggs and Ham?!
it's okay to send things like black cats, spiders, ghosts, traditional stereotype witches, scary pumpkins, etc. just no blood/gut/gore/vampires please. They give me nightmares! Seriously - they DO
I hate how loose glitter gets into and onto everything. Do you have any idea how embarrassing it is to go shopping and be told you have glitter on your nose?
NO Stickers I have way too many now and I don't really use them. Exceptions: dinosaur, Dr Seuss, good quality scrapbooking type
Please do NOT send anything related to: nudity, crudity, wiccan, zombies, vampires (including Twilight), sci-fi.
I do not use coffee, tea, alcohol. Please do not send any.
I do not like licorice, strong mints, chewing gum or bubble gum of any kind.
Also, please none of these: simpsons, family guy, superheroes, fashion.
It is okay to send things like black cats, spiders, ghosts, traditional stereotype witches, scary pumpkins, etc. just no blood/gut/gore/vampires please. They honestly give me nightmares!
I also collect single playing cards, so long as each of them has a picture on it - NOT just plain faced.
I also collect the Joker. As in, LOTS of different jokers. Not plain backed ones. The backs must have a scene, or object or whatever on them. Not 'Queens Slipper' or 'Bicycle' for example.
Yes, I love those too.
To help you, my favourite colours are pastel rainbow colours. I love multi colours. I also love themed Pocket Letters.
My favorite themes would be reptile, dinosaur, Disney, gardens, nature, beach, animals, Teddy bears, Dr Seuss, Thomas Kinkade, waterfalls, etc
Pocket inclusions: These are just to give you ideas, they are not distinct requests ATC backgrounds, pretty papers, tags, mini envies, brads, pretty buttons, used postage stamps (cartoon, Harry Potter, Childlike, Christmas, etc), quotes, words, die cuts, flower embellishments, cute paper clips, ribbons, playing cards, mini zines, anything to do with reptiles, dinosaurs, Dr Seuss, Disney, etc
Please nothing too gory or vampire. Due to childhood trauma, I get nightmares. It is okay to send things like black cats, spiders, ghosts, traditional stereotype witches, scary pumpkins, etc - just nothing supernatural or blood & gut please. I'm not a complete prude - just a nightmare sufferer.