Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2023 4:15 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2020
Last Online: April 13, 2022
Birthday: November 17
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

I've been introduced to ATCs through lockdown when a friend.set up a small group chat with fortnightly swaps

When looking for a wider community I was told about swap bot. Now that life is starting to feel calmer again I've found time to get stuck in!

I'm a mum of two high energy boys (the youngest chose my username) who both enjoy arts and crafting. I am also a writer, crafter and an ultra runner.

Nature gets me excited, as does food! If I can have both at the same time I'm a happy lady!

As a complete newbie to swap-bot I'm keen to let you know I will always send on time. My local postal service is running smoothly in these covid times, but I know this isn't the case everywhere. I'm quite relaxed, so if you have any problems getting your swap out on time do send me a message.

I am learning as I go, so please send me a message if I've missed something. I'll learn quicker that way.

Favorite Books

My top 5 books are:

  • Gone with the wind
  • Ham on Rye
  • Made in India
  • Dogger
  • South West Trail Running.

A fairly varied selection!

I tend to read more autobiographical and memoirs style novels, or research based books.

Favorite Crafts

I learnt to knit at a young age, and still enjoy smaller projects now. Hats and scarfs, occasionally baby clothes. However, my mum knits amazingly so I tend to focus on needlecraft, body art (casting or painting) and paper crafts.

I've really enjoyed the relatively quick results of ATCs. And pushing myself to learn new arty skills for the next swap has been such a joy! Watercolour pens have proven fun, and I'm building a brilliant collection of decals and stencils.


I am just starting out on my crafty-bits collection, and am aware I've barely scratched the surface of stickers, tapes, ribbons, papers and... well, everything really! If I'm your swap partner and there is something you're not sure I'll like then I probably will. (with a few exceptions- in the next section)

I love to sit down with a steaming mug of tea or hot chocolate. Trying new flavours is one of the joys of life. I have a collection of these which I'm looking forward to sharing as appropriate.

Colour! Brightly coloured everything!


I'm a food fan. Recipes, food related postcards, paper and even spice blends (if that is even possible) Show me what you love in the kitchen!

More than anything, I love to learn. Is there somewhere, something or someone that inspires you? Then I'd love for you to tell me.

Fell free to drop me a message if you have suggestions or questions. I'm still finding my way on here!


There really are very few things I would be unhappy to receive (I'm sure I'll add to the list as I learn more!)

-Spiders (my one phobia) -Coffee (I don't dislike it, but I am a fussy bird when it comes to this drink) -Olives and prawns. (But that's probably not very relevant!) -Teas with Valerian root. It causes problems as it interacts with my medication. Not all teas have ingredients marked on them so this can be tricky to pick up on my end.

Swaps I Like

I've discovered a whole new world of swapping on here. When I first joined I thought I'd like ATC style swaps the most. However as a total newbie these weren't often open to me (understandably so)

Since becoming active I've found swapping items such as teas, local snacks, stickers and random crafty bits and bobs are so exciting to put together and receive.

I also love writing to people, the sharing of experiences via the written word is truly lovely, whether this is book recommendations, postcards, notelets or more in depth letters with a theme, I love them all. (So far) The variety of people on swap bot means I'll never tire of opening the post.

As a child I had a number of pencils and had forgotten my love of this over the 24 years since puberty hit and we all lost contact. Thank you to my fellow swappers for reignited this part of me.

ESO Snack Swap

I don't have any food allergies, but I don't eat prawns or olives. (Olive oil is not a problem)

Hot drinks wise I can't drink any with valerian root, and since having covid jasmine tea doesn’t taste like it should in any way! but otherwise I'm open to everything.


Comment: I reached out and never heard back.
Pei04 rated for ESO: Snack Swap on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: I hate to rate you a 1, but since I didn’t get anything and since you haven’t answered (or read) my message, I have to do so, sorry.
Comment: I hate to rate 1 but I haven't received swap nor reply to the email sent in April. I hope all is well with you/family/friends and will rerate if you come back to swap-bot. xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thanks so much for the take-out menu. I'm only a little bit familiar with Indian food - I've been to a few restaurants in my area. There are definitely a lot of items on your menu that I've never heard of but they sound so interesting! Thanks again and best wishes!
Comment: I never received the swap and too, it shows as not having been sent. The last day this Swap-bot user was on Swap-bot was the day AFTER the swap was due.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. :) I think I may have read some of the Denise Swanson books - the name sounds familiar. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed them. :)
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for Spa-in-a-Box #2 on Mar 25, 2022
Comment: Hi Natalie! You are the best...thank you sooo much for the amazing Spa goodie package! You really made my day and I can't wait to try everything :-) The mermaid bath bomb is just too cute...I will definitely enjoy my relaxing spa afternoon (heart)!
Comment: Thanks for your note, Natalie! I really enjoyed The Night Circus on audio too.
mejulia rated for Food Lover Penpals on Mar 10, 2022
Comment: I enjoyed your letter and am especially anxious to try the cookie recipe.
kammy rated for Blind, quick tea swap 21 on Mar 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this tea.but you chose yourself from the list of tea flavors that I hate. Read the profile carefully before making your choices. my colleagues will be happy
Response: I'm sorry that you don't like the teas I sent. As it was a blind tea swap the package was ready to go before I was paired. When it's not a blind swap I will always read the profile first.
Comment: Fun deco, thank you! :D
allest03 rated for Creativi-TEA #2 on Mar 1, 2022
Michellesl rated for Creativi-TEA #2 on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Thankyou for the teas!
Michellesl rated for Little Drink Box on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Thankyou so much for your little drink box. I will enjoy all the tea en hot chocolate!
Sendingkindness rated for Creativi-TEA #3 on Feb 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely teas. You’re packaging was extra cute! It was such a pleasure to receive <3
QueenHannie rated for Creativi-TEA #3 on Feb 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for both teas! I am looking forward to trying them all! Your envelopes were also so cute!
Comment: Hi Natalie! Lovely to have you as a partner again! "Tough Women" sound like something I would enjoy - did you wind up liking the whole book? Sometimes we can like parts but not the whole thing - I will have to see if my library has access to it! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Response: Of all the individual stories in the book there was only one that I didn't relate to in any way, but the rest were tales of adventure, both internal and external X
losewitheloquence rated for Mixed Food Package #5 on Feb 18, 2022
bethe rated for Creativi-TEA #1 on Feb 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely teas. I cannot wait to try! I love the little envelopes you made too ☺️
renate rated for tea swap for tealovers januari 2022 on Feb 12, 2022
Comment: What a great Idea how you send me the tea in a pocket letter. I love the tea too from English tea shop. I used to shop there when I was living in England as an au pair.

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Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 26, 2022:

Hey, if you return to this site (and I hope you do!) please don't forget to rate your partners, including for "Totally Inappropriate Deco Books - Round 10"

Petaltea on Jun 2, 2022:

Hi there, your partner in the eso snack swap has still not received your swap. You’ve been in the eso group and have participated in many swaps and all was well. I see now though, late swaps on your dash as well as your 1’s. I hope your ok. Please send me a message or send your partner a message so we can work things out. Life happens I know, but please communicate and let me know if your ok.❤️

Meisje on Jun 30, 2021:


Happy summer! Thanks for being in the Letter about your summer plans swap.

Rhino44 on Jun 29, 2021:

We're partners in a swap, but I just wanted to say I love your user name, from one Rhino to another! :-)

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

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



CWUmom on May 27, 2021:

Happy National Hamburger Day

mchesser12 on May 27, 2021:

for: PDS - National Hamburger Day

Kirkdebb on May 26, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - National Hamburger Day

Kirkdebb on May 21, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day

(bonus images from me for messing up and not giving you 2 more swap partners)

cherlita on May 21, 2021:

** Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day **

Happy world turtle day! Enjoy some cute turtles swimming in the trash-free digital ocean!


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