Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 11:21 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2020
Last Online: September 26, 2021
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.


lou rated for WIYM: Say .... WHAT???? on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for joining & glad you found chemistry!
Ettoad rated for ILB: A profile Note for our Pen Pal on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: I so enjoyed your card, and will happily enjoy filling in the colouring sheet, in spirit with your son and his own colouring!!
annanymark rated for ESO: Paper stuffed blind envie #3 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the surprises in this swap. You really got alot in there and I loved all of it!
TexyDeb rated for CALG: Washi Tape Postcard on Sep 17, 2021
Comment: I donโ€™t collect seriously, any will do. Thank you for the postcard and samples.
saturnsrings rated for A Cup of Tea happy mail! on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the teas, stickers, and pretty tea napkins Natalie! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Ooh, these nougat thingies are yummy. I love the fridge magnet, it's just the kind of fridge magnet I bring home from my trips when I travel abroad - it was super interesting to read about the history of the tower! ๐Ÿ—ผ I can't wait to make something cute and fluffy out of the furry yarn. โ˜˜๏ธ Thank you for a great swap! ๐Ÿ’š
Comment: thanks so much for your letter! I love the card you sent and I hope you continue to enjoy your time with your two boys!
MGiulia rated for TLE: week of tea for Europe #2 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Natalie! Thank you for you cute card, I do really love e the message write non it and the super AMAZING pictures ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Œ I am really happy about the teaโ€s selection that you have includedโ€ฆI am enjoying the Ahmad Tea Strawberry sensation๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿฅฐ
Response: Blimey, that arrived super fast! I'm glad you're enjoying it, that's such a favourite of mine.
thebragal rated for ATC int #18 - Text on Sep 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcards & the one of Becky Falls. They are a welcome addition to my collection. Stay safe!
Response: I wanted to find you a local tourist-y card that was spe ial to me, I am so pleased you liked that one!
Itti rated for PIE: Grateful for... #3 on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Lovely to hear your positive things - thanks for sharing!
MGiulia rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #1 on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Natalie โค๏ธ Thank you for your swap! I do really love Earl Grey Balck โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿซ– โ€ฆso I guess I was lucky that it is no one of your favourite teas ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™STAY HEALTHY & SAFE
Response: Oh, yay! I'm so glad you will enjoy that one ๐Ÿ’œ
AmaranthSpirit rated for UKPP: Sunny mail ๐ŸŒž on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fab postcard, I have to admit, I'm not a camper really...! Glamping is a bit more like it...!!! I hope you had a great time :-)
Response: I must admit, I'd love to try glamping. But if the field has a nice view and (maybe) a loo, then I'm a happy camper! ๐Ÿ˜Š
neea1989 rated for Blind tea swap nr.4 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Itti rated for UKPP: Sunny mail ๐ŸŒž on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Lovely, thank you! I enjoy wild swimming too but am very much a novice.
Baharrss rated for UKPP: Sunny mail ๐ŸŒž on Aug 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard!
Minxy1964 rated for UKCA: ATC - B is for.... on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: A very blue and button-y card! Thank you xx
Minxy1964 rated for UKPP: L... on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: Very pretty postcard. You should definitely get a pair of rats. Best pets ever!! Xx
dmwcheng rated for A bag of tea for 3 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tea. =)
Vickyen rated for R&W What I'm reading postcard on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Natalie! Your pc front had me giggling as I am always fussing about autocorrect! The post office (not sure if on my end or yours - sigh) did their best to mess up what you had written - sigh! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Response: Urgh, sorry it didn't arrive in the same condition I sent it! But at least the front made you laugh!

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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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