Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:03 pm


Date Joined: July 31, 2012
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: April 28
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

Hello. I am stopping Swap-bot at least for now. I hope when/if I come back those who take part won't be so anal about things. People have lives outside Swap-bot and I myself have two small kids and I work full time. My life does not revolve around Swap-bot. Happy swapping!

Issues with posting swaps. So here in UK we have been having postal strikes and all sorts of issues with post. Also my local post office closed down. The next closest is a tiny village office inside a shop. The post office is not open regularly due to staffing issues. They can close unexpectedly and you never know if they'll be open or not. So I do apologise if it takes longer for my swaps to get to you.

My 3 rating: My first one got lost in post, nothing I can do about it. I re-sent and was rated 3, even though it arriving late was not my fault at all.

Finland UK

My name is Minna and I am a 40 years old woman from Finland. I live in the UK at the moment. I am a mum of two very active little girls and they have taken over my life. :)

I enjoy writing letters, I write long and chatty letters and would expect to receive the same back.

If you're going to be late sending, please contact me. I understand that life happens. If you have not received something from me, could you please first ask me before you rate. I always send my swaps! :)



I love animals but don't have any pets at the moment. I like all kinds of animal stuff, specially funny animal postcards (black & white). One of my favourite animals are penquins.


I like any kind of stickers but no reward stickers, please.

Wasgij puzzles


I really enjoy watching movies and I usually like all kinds of movies. My favourite ones are French movies (especially comedies). "Amelie" and "Closet" for example. Other movies I like are "Back To The Future" movies, "Star Wars" and Christmas movies.

TV shows

I love my couch and I watch a lot of TV. Here's some of my favourites. Come Dine With Me (Dave Lamb!!), Harry Hill, BB, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple, BBC's Pride and Prejudice and Emma, Keeping Up Appearances, Terry & June, Malcolm In The Middle, Frasier, Friends, Sex and The City. There's so many! But my all time favourite series is Los Serrano. Most of you probably have never heard of it...unless you are from Spain or Finland. :)

The Office

I must give The Office a seperate space as that's how much I love that program! And I'm talking about the original The Office not the american one. Brent

By now you've probably realised that I'm a bit of a couch potato. But I do love some sports too. I do Clubbercise. I would love to continue rollerblading but in UK it's a bit difficult. I used to go to the gym (I wouldn't put it as a like though) but I don't get much time nowadays. My favourite sports to watch on telly are ice hockey and ski jumping. :D


I could spend hours in a book store or library. My favourite books are Harry Potter books. I also like Patricia Cornwell's books about Kay Scarpetta. I like reading biographies and my favourite so far has been Michael J. Fox's.


My all time favourite is Asterix. I can read those over and over and never get bored. :) Newer favourite is Nemi, who has saved me from lot of depression on hard times. :) Other cartoons I like are: Mutts, Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert (read it and you'll know what my work is like) and Baby Blues to mention few.


I have no specific favourite. I prefer writing paper that you can use the both sides of it. I like all kinds of cute animal note books and memo sheets.

I love buying different colour pens and have just bought new pencil cases so I can "accidently" buy loads more pens again. ;)


Dark Blue, Dark Purple, Black&Red compination


Cute owl stuff is always welcome. :)

Lip balms

I have many but I am always happy to receive more. No coconut or coffee ones, please.

Bath stuff

I have only lately started having baths. It's not very usual in Finland. We go to sauna. I would like to receive bath bombs and other bath stuff.



Anything with even tiny bit of coffee...yuck!

Lacey, ruffle, pink girly stuff.

I can deal with pink if it's not too girly.


What can I say...discusting.


Just don't like the taste. My fiance loves it though, so if you send me something with coconut, he will be happy. ;)


Postcards of cities and countries

Things I'd like to receive

  • Stationary
  • Stickers
  • Penguin stuff
  • Pens
  • Postcards (no tourist cards)
  • Sweets
  • Cute socks
  • Craft stuff
  • Journaling cards
  • Note books

Please do not send anything religious!

ABC's of Likes

A - Apple (fruit), Arctic, Anxiety help, Art equipment, ATCs, Animals

B - Bees, B&W funny animal postcards, Books, Baths, Blue (dark blue), Black, Blogging

C - Christmas, Cats, Candles, Cacti, Cheese, Colouring, Cinema

D - Dogs, Driving

E - Elephants, Ephemera

F - Food, Finland

G -

H - Holidays, Horses, Hand Creams

I - Instagram

J - Journaling Cards

K - Koalas

L - Llamas, Languages, Lip balms

M - Music, Moomin, Movies

N - Night sky

O - Online shopping, Ocean, owls

P - Photographing, Penguins, Puzzles, Paperchase, Purple, Pocket Letters, Pens, Penpalling

Q -

R - Rainbows, Rollerblading, Road Trips,

S - Stickers, Sauna, Swapping, Stars

T - Tea, The Office, Travelling

U -

V -

W - Wasgij-puzzles, Writing, Washi tape

X - Xylitol

Y - You Tube Vlogs

Z - Zodiac Signs


MissMinaPT rated for Swap bot book club march- INTL on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your perspective on the book! Have a great week!
spacefoxsupreme rated for EU & UK Café Letters - 2 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your letter! Your girls seem so well behaved. I just spent time with the neighbour's three-year-old and I would never take him to a café haha
Comment: Love your answers as we have a lot of things we love in common thanks...
krspellman rated for Swap not book club intl on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: thank you for sharing your thoughts, I was not a fan of the book either. I finished it as an audio book to make it go faster :-)
HannaSophie rated for Swap bot book club march- INTL on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your letter from the book club! It is so beautiful decorated and also the envie ❤️ I liked the book very much, but I didn’t like the end. It was a 9/10 for me, until the robbery, now it’s a 7/10 😅
Response: Why didn't you like the robbery? I mean, of course it wasn't nice :D Thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Great list. Thank you
Karina2 rated for World Poetry Day — March 21 on Mar 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful poems! Happy World Poetry Day!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!:)
heidiblooms rated for National Panda Day Profile Swap on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: I'd love to be a panda too! So much sleep!
Catt007 rated for ESG: Spend a day with me! on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the email, so sorry I thought I'd already rated this but I read the email then must have forgotten to rate it. Sorry. Happy Swapping 😺
Comment: Love the gifs and somehow after trying to figure out the sizes all day, I he'd down on what you sent and was able to figure out what I needed so woohoo lol
Response: Ah, yes it can be a bit of a pain at first to figure it out! Thank you for the rating! :)
Comment: Thank you!!! Super Cute! HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! Happy St Paddy's Day!
amccracken109 rated for The Best and Worst of January on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and stickers! Happy swapping!
Cindymt rated for Random Questions E-Mail Swap #2 on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I apologize for the delayed rating as I was out of town!
btbeth rated for National Panda Day Profile Swap on Mar 15, 2024
Comment: i wanna be a panda, too! lol thanks for the cute panda pics and the fun fact!
Comment: Thank you for your email! Loved the photos!
KrystalCook84 rated for Swap not book club intl on Mar 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the opinion on the book. I was a book that I would never read again either and was not sure what to make of it.
SweetD rated for Random Questions E-Mail Swap #2 on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks
lob rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - February on Mar 10, 2024
Comment: Your tudor house was wonderful! Too bad they burned them. Thanks for sharing!
nancylee rated for Leap Day profile decoration on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Congrats on the new job! Thank you for the hoppy fun.
lob rated for Leap Day profile decoration on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Thanks for decorating my profile for Leap day!

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obsidianlantern on Mar 17, 2024:

St Patrick's Day greening of the profile

nancylee on Mar 17, 2024:

St Patrick's Day greening of the profile

nancylee on Mar 15, 2024:

National Panda Day Profile Swap

One of the most distinctive of the panda vocalizations is the “bleat.” This sounds similar to the sound a lamb or a goat kid would make, and it’s a friendly sound, a greeting. Pandas don't roar the way you think of a brown bear roaring. Other vocalizations include honks, huffs, barks, and growls. Young cubs are known to croak and squeal.

At only 3 to 5 ounces (85 to 142 grams), a newborn panda is about 800 times smaller than its mother.

fighterangel on Mar 15, 2024:

Oh, I forgot the fun fact about pandas! Their pupils are different from an average bear's - they're more like domesticated cat eyes!

fighterangel on Mar 15, 2024:



Happy Panda Day!!!

Tr3n1ty on Mar 1, 2024:

Leap Dap Profile Decoration

Leap Day Decoration

nancylee on Feb 29, 2024:

Leap Day profile decoration - bonus image thanks for joining my swap, make good use of an extra day!

cowboypoodle on Feb 28, 2024:

Leap Day profile decoration

Best wishes! <3

btbeth on Feb 1, 2024:

Hi there, this is for the Quick friendly profile comment swap - I posted a pic I thought you may like a few days ago, but came back to leave a quick hello and say I hope you are having an awesome day!

mysmashbooklife on Jan 28, 2024:

Hi! I loved reading your profile. I saw you love reading Harry Potter. The books are great. Do you like the movies as well? Also, I see you love elephants. They are such amazing animals and they have such a great memory. It is always a joy to learn about elephants. In the future, I hope to visit an elephant orphanage. Is that something you would love to do as well?

This is for the: Quick friendly profile comment.

Love, Melanie.

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