Swap-bot Time: July 26, 2021 9:47 am


Date Joined: July 18, 2013
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: March 17, 1967
Country: Australia
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About Me

I live in Sydney, Australia and have two grown sons, one of whom has just got married. Life seems to go quickly.

I am originally English and moved here 21 years ago with my family for only a year but never went back! I work part time as a teacher's aide in a boys high school. Great fun most of the time.

My interest/obsessions are postcrossing, writing letters (love getting mail), reading (I am never without a book), football (soccer), travelling, movies, a really good cup of tea, being with friends.

About Me

I love reading - such a relaxing hobby. I read every day and enjoy any suggestions from others - a new favourite author may be found! My favourite genres tend to be crime/mystery (I have had a craze on Scandinavian crime novels recently), historical and contemporary fiction. I also love audio books and listen to these instead of the radio or music. My e book is always in my bag when I'm out and about with a "real" book at home for bed time reading.

I also belong to a tea tasting group which meets at various tea shops, listens to talks about tea or visits local markets (to buy more tea) - I am very fussy about how it is made etc. Something to do with being English I suppose!

I love postcrossing - going out to the mail box is my favourite part of the day so swap-bot will hopefully add to my obsession.

About Me


  • Postcards - written, stamped and sent naked or unwritten if sending in an envelope with other items.

  • Tea - any flavoured black tea(Earl Grey, French Earl Grey, any type of breakfast etc) green, jasmine, pepper/mint (wrapped for Aussie customs!) Please, only these sorts of tea - no other herbal tea,

To clarify a common misunderstanding, you can send me tea through the mail, customs will let it travel, just as long as it is wrapped

  • Hot chocolate - any flavour.

  • Magazines - recipe, general woman's interest (not just celebrity and fashion), reading.

  • Bookmarks

  • Pretty stationary - note cards, letter sets, envelopes

  • Confectionery - chocolate and most types of sweets

  • Tea (dish) towels.

  • Football (soccer) related especially anything to do with the English national team, David Beckham or Manchester United

  • Items for the bath or shower

  • Recipes - send me a recipe from your country, one you have tried from a magazine etc

  • Unused/unfranked Australian stamps

  • Address labels

  • Reading logs

  • Books - audio books as well

About Me


  • Multiple cards from all over the world e.g Nouvelles Images, Russian and Dutch multiples
  • Maxicards. These are cards with a stamp and special cancellation mark on the front of the card,
  • UK/USPS stamp cards,
  • Book Covers,
  • Harry Potter,
  • Children's book illustration cards,
  • Recipe cards especially with the recipe printed on the front.
  • Any Olympic/world sporting event card e.g Soccer World Cup, Commonwealth Games etc,
  • Russian artists Polina Yakovleva and Anna Petrova,
  • Belorussian artist Leonid Afremov,
  • Teacups, teapots, kettles.


Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Kate Atkinson, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, P.D James, Peter James, Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg, Jo Nesbo, Jussi Adler-Olsen.

If you are sending a book or audio CD I have a link to my book depository wish list for those books I haven't got yet - quite a few are under $10 and no postage charges.


  • Any fruit tea,
  • Chai tea
  • Herbal tea not mentioned above
  • Coffee,
  • Costume jewelery,
  • Key rings/magnets,
  • Hard sweets,
  • Halloween - for religious reasons.
  • I also have no use for craft items (stickers, scrap booking, paper etc) - thanks.


  • Handmade,
  • Ad/free,
  • Internet cards eg Zazzle, Touchnote,
  • Written postcards sent in an envelope.


Sci-fi, horror, western, romance, anything about vampires, fantasy.

About Me


CHRiSTiEBABY or xtieebabyy for a letter filled with joy - appears to be a double profiler too.

Skblevins07 (Sam Blevins) for a letter filled with joy.

This swap was angled by Sternenfee.

zombiehedgehog (brittany silva) 4 weeks, 4 letters, 4 partners #2 - partial suspended too.

thelittlegreenden (Crystal Kastl) for a letter from your favourite character.

lovelyred203 (Melissa Hanlon) 4 weeks, 4 letters, 4 partners #3

duckydoom (Rachel Bardwell) Relax and Pamper Book Lovers Style International.

This swap was angled by whereswaldo.

JanaChristin (Jana-Christin Strohmeier) Recipe Journal Swap#2

Rebecca Clouthier (Rebs76) 2nd Quarter Reading Log 2014

Sam R. (s9861948) I Want A Postcard Pal. This was angled by daydayhappy


BeruangMadu (Karina Supardi) for Penpals Letters Swap (International) #2

Onelove4 (Nohea March) for A New Penpal - 1 Person from 1 country

Prettyheart (Hilary Lin) for I Love Postcards - member's fav #2

Crafts4me (Valerie Fein) for 1st Quarter Reading Log 2014

Iamnotthisgirl (Nicola Tyson) Private Swap


Comment: Hi Louise sorry it took me long to rate you, I received your letter and enjoy reading it, please wait for my reply, should be any time soon xx
Karen07 rated for CL - Buddy Read #1 on Jun 27, 2015
Comment: I enjoyed your letter Louise. Similiar to the one I sent. :) Thank you!
Comment: Thank you! Enjoyed your letter! I will write back soon!
shoediva rated for Bookworm Pen-Pal Letter on Jun 15, 2015
LateKynn rated for Fast and simple penpal swap on Jun 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! And the pc you sent with it! Thank you so much for the book recommendations, I'll have to check them out. "Wire in the Blood" for sure! Would it be ok if I sent you a letter back?
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my letter and my book recommendations - I'll send you a PM with my address.
nsgrammy2012 rated for My Week...................... on May 28, 2015
Comment: Thank you for taking part in the swap and thank you for your letter. Really enjoyed reading it, I was just re-reading it today as well.
vinnie86 rated for I Want A Postcard Pal! on May 26, 2015
Comment: Louise, thank you very much for your beautiful viewcard of Sydney <3 That would be nice to continue writin if you would like to :) Please, let me know your address.
susieq11 rated for PTG Return to Sender on May 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great Mexico postcard!!! I'll send Alice out to you tomorrow (Saturday). Glad to see you back! : )
susieq11 rated for More Recipes on May 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you!! One to add to my recipe collection! I'm doing well, and hope you are too! Glad to see you're back!!! : )
Comment: Thanks for your swap. I'm so sorry about the stuff you had come up during it, and I sure how things are better now. I hope you did enjoy what time you could devote to reading and I hope you'll try another RaT in the future. Hugs to you!
Icygrl7 rated for Carpe Librum ~ Bout of Books RaT #3 on Jan 25, 2015
Comment: Ty! Hope things are better for you now then during the RaT. Hope you are reading lots of good books. Happy reading and happy swapping!
JP rated for Carpe Librum ~ Bout of Books RaT #3 on Jan 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you! :)
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
starhiker rated for PTG: Return to sender #1 in 2015 on Jan 22, 2015
Comment: Great map card I will mail Peter back tomorrow! ; )
Comment: Got the card. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you! sorry for the late raing
Comment: An interesting collection of books you have read and explained! Thanks for sending.
pammykn rated for ~ 4th Quarter Reading Log Swap 2014~ on Dec 30, 2014
Comment: Louise, thanks for the nice reading log -- I will add further comments in my return letter to you -- always good to hear from you. Happy New Year!
ioana rated for Carpe Librum ~ Book Club November on Dec 12, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the review. This was the book I wanted to choose, too, but decided to give the non-fiction a chance.

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smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


vinnie86 on Jul 10, 2015:

Thank you for your breathtaking postcard! I have received it yesterday but my keyboard hime seems to be broken. It was definetely a mail day for me yesterday! I love it. The view is very beautiful!

smadronia on Feb 18, 2015:

Thanks for sending your CL traveling postcards back to me. I'll make sure they back into rotation :)

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 12, 2014:

Here comes your postcard back from RTS #8.

susieq11 on Nov 28, 2014:

I received the Return to Sender #7 today! Thank you very much! Enjoy your break!!!

Candyn29 on Nov 28, 2014:


kirstyenarno on Oct 20, 2014:

Thank you for returning my RTS #5 pc for the PCTGroup, I love the stamps you used!!

susieq11 on Sep 22, 2014:

Thanks for sending back my postcard for PTG: Return to Sender #4! Awesome stamp!!! I hope you enjoy your holiday! For us, fall just started and we had a chilly day!! Take care and "see" you soon!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 27, 2014:

Super!!! If I can get more I'll send them!!! : )

kirstyenarno on Aug 26, 2014:

Thank you very much for returning my PTG:RTS #3 card!!

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