Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2024 9:53 am


Date Joined: February 4, 2024
Last Online: June 24, 2024
Birthday: May 23, 1985
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

Hi Everyone, On Thursday my mailman delivered rather a large pile of mail to me, some with dates going back 4-5 weeks. I am working on opening and rating over the holiday weekend. If you have not received a rating from me by tomorrow evening (Monday evening) then I have not received your swap as of yet. Similarly if you have not received a swap from me please let me know and I will happily resend, Im guessing there might be some delays with our postal office.

I am Shel, I am 39 and I am a mature university student. I am studying Speech and Language Pathology and just finished my 3rd year.

I live in a beautiful part of the world on the West Coast of Scotland.

I have 1 18 year old daughter who has disabilities. She will never live on her own, she is at the level of a 6-7 year old but is the happiest young lady you will come across. She loves crafting and we love to spend afternoons crafting together and scrapbooking.

I am getting married this year. Currently making all of our invitations.

I think I am a really happy helpful person and love to make a difference to someone’s day.

I am also a member of the Rebel Badge Club. It is so much fun. It’s like guides for adults!!!

Favorite Music

I like most types of music apart from anything that has too much vulgar language in it. I tend not to have a favourite artist. It’s more I hear a song I like.

Favorite Books

I absolutely love to read. I love psychological thrillers and crime. I like Agatha Christie, James Patterson, Freida McFadden, John Marrs and many more. I have just started reading a new author Anna-Marie Morgan and working my way through her DI Giles series.

I am taking part in the 52 book challenge this year to try and expand my reading into genres I haven’t really read. Not really doing too well with it as have so much university reading to do instead! Once exams are over I will be able to read for pleasure again.

Favorite Television

I like who dunnits‘, anything from Agatha Christie to CSI to Vera and Death in Paradise and everything in between. I like true crime shows.

I also like quiz shows like The Chase, Lingo, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Favorite Crafts

I love to craft. My main crafts are cross stitch and scrapbooking but I love trying other crafts too.

At the moment I am exploring pocket letters (if anyone would like to swap one/ receive one let me know).

I am teaching myself macrame right now. I also have a box full of new crafts to try including needle felting.

The two crafts I have tried to master are knitting and crochet and I just cannot get them. It’s something to do with the tension I think. My mum has all but given up on teaching me how to knit!!!

Mum and I are also making my wedding dress and the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses.

I also like journalling, lists, being organised, stickers, stencils, stationery, etc. My favourite time of the week is a Sunday evening when I sit and organise my week and set everything up.






People being nasty,




I am not really into anything mythical.


This section will get updated as I think of more things.

A - Autumn, Autumn Colours, ATC’s

B - Books, Baking, Bookmarks, Board Games, Butterflies, Bees

C - Cooking, Crime, Crafting, Cross Stitch, Christmas (favourite time of year), Countryside

D - Dachshunds (we have 3 miniatures), Dragonflies

E - Eggs (love them in all forms!)

F - Family, Friends, Flip-books, Flowers

G -

H - Handmade Items, Happy Mail, Hedgehogs

I - Introvert

J - Journalling, Jade (colour)

K -

L - Lists, Logic Games

M - Mysteries

N - Netflix, Nature

O - Owls, Organisation

P - Paper-crafts, Penpals, Puzzles, Pocket Letters, Purple, Photography

Q - Quotes

R - Rebel Badge Club, Reading, Recipes

S - Speech and Language Therapy, Stickers, Stationary, Scrapbooking, Stencils, Snail Mail

T - Teal, Tai Chi, Turtles

U -

V - Vintage

W - Washi Tapes, Wedding Planning, Waterfalls

X -

Y -

Z - Zentangle

Extra Note

I live in Scotland so international post will take longer than regional.

Stamps are put on by the post office clerk. We don’t really get a choice of type of stamp or where it is placed.

If I get to the post office in the afternoon there is a chance it will already have been lifted. Its meant to be at a certain time but is frequently earlier. If I post at the weekend the chances are it will be post marked Mondays date. I mark sent once I have handed mail to post office clerk.

I’m sometimes away for a few nights during the week due to university/work. I will rate any swaps the night I get home.


MeetSarah87 rated for Share a Recipe - Email Swap on Jun 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your recipe. We had the same problem with cold rainy weather the last weeks. But since the weekend we finally have warm sunny summer weather. But there is no wrong weather for a yummy pasta dish. Will try your recipe soon.
Catt007 rated for Share a Recipe - Email Swap on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the recipe, as a Vegetarian I am always on the look our for new ideas and that sounds right up my street. Looks like you might be getting some BBQ weather now? Catch you soon.
Comment: Thanks for the PC, I've never heard of Hudson and Rex so I'm looking that up now. I keep thinking about 9-1-1 but have never started it, maybe that's something I should do now, I'm looking for something new now. Catch you soon 😺
MrsCrafty rated for Share a Recipe - Email Swap on Jun 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your recipe! The veggie pasta sounds delish!
catlingmex rated for List Making #2 on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you. Your pet names made me smile!
Geekydee rated for May 2024: What did you read? on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Hi Shel and thank you for your book list! I've not read any of them so I'll definitely be taking a closer look, especially at the Freida McFadden as I've never read any of her books but have heard good things. Take care, Deb
LittleFlower rated for Encourage Me on Jun 20, 2024
sal410cat rated for List Making #2 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Great lists! Thanks for sharing!
KSENiA rated for LLU Bookish Monthly Wrap-up May 2024 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
spacefoxsupreme rated for ESG: This or That? on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your answers! A lot of cozy spots to read :)
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: This or That? on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. Had fun reading them. Happy swapping.
debbiespoms rated for ESG: This or That? on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: What a fun read and so enjoyable! Thanks so much! 😀
sal410cat rated for Vent About It - Email Swap on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: <3 Thank you for sharing and trusting me!
TishaAnn rated for May 2024: What did you read? on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: I usually think I figure out Frieda McFadden’s plot but she always surprises me. Happy June reading!
LilacSilence rated for May 2024: What did you read? on Jun 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing! --- I have some of Freida McFadden's books on my TBR, so hopefully I will get to them soon.
Comment: Good job on getting done what you did, it seems you have a lot going on, progress is a great thing! :-)
NRGordon rated for Places You Would like to explore ! on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I want to see Scotland too. My father's side of the family goes back to early 1500's Berwickshire. Sorry for the delay in rating. I just found your message in my junk folder. I have to learn to check that more often.
Comment: Thank you for your list. I had a hard time picking only 5 songs out of my playlists this month as well. Thank you for the extras.
Comment: Hi Shel. Thank you for your list. I absolutely love Austin and it's been added to my favourites now :) I'd never heard of Saint Phnx before but I really enjoyed their music. Thanks again!
sal410cat rated for Booklines by email no. 2 on Jun 13, 2024
Comment: So interesting, thank you for sharing!

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kajsab on May 7, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #2
This was a fun swap

grammypammy on May 1, 2024:

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Profile Deco ~ #1

Thanks for joining this swap, please be sure to rate!

colleenbUSA on Apr 7, 2024:

LLU: Happy Library Week (profile comment)🤓📚🎉

Three of the things I'm thankful my library has are:

  1. Digital services like Libby & Hoopla- I read A LOT of audiobooks!

  2. The memories I made there as a kid, I'd check out the AKC breed manuals first on video and then in book form over and over again as a kid!

  3. Beautiful spacious buildings and reading spaces. The buildings they have are amazing and they have little partly hidden areas you can curl up with a book and read!

I'm adding a 4th :p

  1. The used library items bookshop! I only visited it once or twice, but they have a little bookstore for used items at the front of one of the locations.

Honestly, I could go on and on but I'll stop there!

Happy Library Week!

nancylee on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast Thank you for joining my swap.

cowboypoodle on Mar 30, 2024:

Happy Easter - pretty profile decorations - fast! best wishes <3

ElisaMarcuz on Mar 11, 2024:

Hi !!!!

This is for the ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling swap.

Have a nice day!!!!


HappyMom on Mar 10, 2024:

Hi Shel! Happy Spring! Here are some good vibes and positive mojo for you - ESG: March Motivation 1


colleenbUSA on Mar 10, 2024:

ESG: March Motivation Profile Bling

HappyMom on Feb 18, 2024:

Welcome to the Electronic Swaps GroupWELCOME

Burger1girl on Feb 15, 2024:

Welcome to our Swap-Bot family! You will have so much fun here! Hope to swap with you again soon!! Spring is coming!!

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