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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: May 17, 2021

Country: Norway

ABOUT ME

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10.Apr.21
Updated address to PO box.


(Profile updated May 2021)

Some of my interests: travel, postcards, sewing, knitting & crocheting, cooking and baking (gluten-free and WFPB), Netflix-series, yoga & meditation, music, reading, green indoor plants, coffee, tea, skydiving…

I am an introvert, ISFP on the Myers Briggs personality test. I am social, but I also like my alone time!

Some of my favourites series on Netflix are: Friends, Bojack Horseman, After Life, You, Mindhunter, Hinterland, Real Detective, the OA, Dark (Dunkel), The IT crowd, Modern Family, Dead to me, Virgin River…

I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, all depending on my mood. Often I also like the sound of complete silence. But some of my favourite bands and artists are: Foo Fighters, Queen, Dido, Highasakite, Lera Lynn, London Grammar, Lorde, Kafka Tamura, Avenged Sevenfold to mention a few…

I love coffee in the morning, and tea in the afternoon. The perfect morning ritual is when you have to grind the coffee beans, smell them before and after grinding, then take the timw to brew the coffee, 3 minutes sharp, and enjoy. — I also love teas, all kinds of flavours (almost), and my partner also enjoy teas with me. I love Pickwick and Nordqvist, I can’t get them here, and all of their teas are gluten free — I also recently started collecting the Moomin mugs from Arabia, Finland.

PRIVATE SWAPS:

I am open for private swaps, here's what I can offer: - Used stamps - Postcards - Tea - Washi tape samples - Letter sheets - Ribbons

DEAR PARTNERS

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in January 2021, which means that I am allergic to gluten. If you are my partner for swaps containing snacks or teas, please try to send me something gluten-free. I would LOVE IT if you send me any flavour of Pickwick or Nordqvist tea! They are both confirmed gluten-free and I unfortunately cannot get any of those brands here.

The Norwegian mail service only deliver and pick up mail every second day where I live (Mon+Wed+Fri one week, and Tue+Thu the next week). I usually deliver my mail at the post service desk in town, where they forward the mail every day. But sometimes I put the outgoing mail in the red postbox in my neighbourhood, and the mail won’t be picked up until the next day they come here to pick up/deliver. I mark my swaps as “sent” when I have either handed them in to the post service desk or put them in a red mailbox in my neighbourhood. Sometimes the postal stamp can be from several days after the swap deadline. Please be a kind person and don’t rate me down for this. It takes me 20 minutes to drive to town (which means 40 minutes in total to get back home again), and because I am a student from home, I don’t go to town unless I need groceries. Especially when we have a red mailbox nearby (walking distance).

Please don’t send me strongly scented stuff. I get nauseous and get a headache from strong scents, like incense and similar.

I will re-use (puffy) envelopes, gift-wrappings etc, and I don’t mind if you do too. Please try to wrap things in paper instead of plastic if you can.

Please don’t use packing tape all over the envelope. I usually use an old knitting needle to open envelopes, so I need you to leave the top free from tape and a little free space in a corner where I can put the needle in to start. I have considered starting to ask for resends if I can’t open the envelope…

Are you sending late? Please contact me. I will not rate you down if you let me know that you will be late, but if you believe silence is a good approach… Think again.

Are you sending something thicker than a normal envelope? Please ask your postal service for a customs declaration note to fill out and put on my envelope. If not, your package will take much longer to reach me, because the customs will keep it for control. They are usually not very kind with the mail, and I would like to receive my mail not teared up or broken, thanks (yes, it has happened).

Sending me extras will not necessarily give you a heart. Reading my profile is the key to make me happy.

Do you speak German or Spanish? Feel free to write me in these languages! I am learning, and will be very happy for your postcard or note in these languages. It is however much easier for me to read these languages than to write or speak them, so my reply will be in English for now.
// Bitte schreiben Sie Ihre Notiz auf Deutsch, danke! Ich lerne Deutsch und möchte die Sprache so oft wie möglich verwenden. // Por favor, escriba su nota en español, gracias! Estoy aprendiendo español y me gustaría usar el idioma con la mayor frecuencia posible.

If you haven't received my swap after a month, please contact me and I will resend.

If you haven't received my rating yet, I haven't received your swap.

GENERAL LIKES & DISLIKES

💚Likes:

I would absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you send me either — 1. blank postcards with nature or animals (preferrably real photos, not illustrations) — OR — 2. teas from Pickwick or Nordqvist (any flavour, they are all confirmed gluten-free!)

A - Animals, autumn, astrology (I’m an Aquarius sun, Virgo moon and Scorpio rising), aprons, address labels (blank or with my address on), AIRMAIL-LABELS

B - Blue, Buddha, books, bullet journalling, beaches, BLANK POSTCARDS, bamboo anything, beaches

C - Coffee, cats, crafting, creativity, crocheting, christmas (in November/December), cross stitching, chocolate (gluten-free and preferrably vegan and/or lactose free)

D - Dogs

E - Environment (please do not send plastic wrapped anything, use paper instead. Factory sealed stuff is ok), equality

F - FOXES, fall, FLORIDA (feels like my second home), feathers, fabrics for sewing (preferrably 100% cotton), flowers

G - Green, German Shepherds, green plants, gluten-free anything

H - Harry Potter, home made envelopes

I - Introvert (I’m an ISFP Myer Briggs type), interiour (I guess I have a Scandinavian style)

J - Jokes, January (my birthday month, and the days are getting longer and lighter), journalling

K - Knitting

L - LaPapierre writing paper (prefer A5 with lines), letters, landscapes, laces, leftover textiles, lists, languages (I’m learning Spanish and German)

M - MOOMINS, mugs, meditation, Minions!

N - Notebooks (prefer size A5 with blank pages, or dotted for bullet journalling), NATURE, Netflix, NORDQVIST tea

O - Owls, old houses, organic everything, orange/GINGER CATS

P - POSTCARDS (see section below), plants, printer friendly writing paper with nice motives or patterns, PICKWICK tea, PUKKA tea

Q - Queen (the band)

R - Recipes (gluten-free, vegan/plant based), ribbons, reuse, recycle

S - Sewing (I have my mum’s sewing machine from the 70’s), street views, sarcasm, salty potato crisps, stickers

T - TEA (see section below), TREES, TRAVEL, trains, tote bags, time with my partner

U -

V - Vinyl stickers (not paper stickers), vegan (and gluten-free) recipes

W - WILD BIRDS, writing papers (prefer A5 with lines, or printer friendly any size)

X -

Y - Yoga, yarns (prefer organic cotton and/or bamboo), YouTube

Z - Zero waste

😞Dislikes:

Bugs - Candy (unless I sign up for a specific swap for it) - Clowns - Coins - Glitter (a little is ok) - Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma, Kawaii - Keychains - Ladybugs - Magnets - Makeup - Old tickets or brochures - Used stamps

TEA

I prefer bagged tea, but loose tea is also ok as long as you pack them well and mark them with brand/name, ingredients and expiry date.

If you send teabags with text in another language than English, please write a note with the English translation of the name of the tea and the ingredients. (Pickwick & Nordqvist teas are fine to send without translation.)

And this shouldn't be necessary, but please don't send expired teas...


I have celiac disease, which means I am allergic to gluten. If you can avoid it, please don't send me teas containing these ingredients: oat, wheat, barley malt.


💚Favourite brands:

  • Nordqvist!!! All flavours welcome! I can't get them here (All of their teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Pickwick! All flavours welcome! (All teas are confirmed gluten free)
  • Yogi Tea (A few of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)
  • Pukka (A few of their teas contain oat or barley malt, but other than those, all flavours are welcome!)
  • TAZO (Not confirmed gluten-free, only those marked with gluten-free)

My absolute favourites are the Moomins (the four first ones) tea from Nordqvist: https://nordqvisttea.com/collections/moomin-teas/products/best-moment-of-the-day

💚Favourite flavours (in random order):

  • Ginger
  • Chai
  • Turmeric
  • Peppermint
  • Nettle
  • Liquorice
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Lemon
  • Fennel
  • Forest fruit
  • Blackcurrant
  • Strawberry & rhubarb (Moomin from Nordqvist)
  • Christmas tea
  • Iced teas
  • Tropical fruits
  • Pomegranate
  • Surprise me (see dislikes below)
  • My partner likes pineapple, so it's fine to send those even though it's on my dislike list :)

😞Dislikes:

I have celiac disease, meaning I am allergic to gluten. Please don't send me teas containing wheat, oat or barley malt.

  • Earl Grey/Lady Grey
  • Kiwi
  • (Pineapple)
  • Nuts infusions
  • Matcha
  • Plain green tea

POSTCARDS

I like both naked and blank in an envelope, so if a swap says you can choose, surprise me :) (That’s about the only surprise I actually like, lol!)

💚Likes:

💚 NATURE & ANIMALS 💚

I prefer real photos, not illustrations, but anything is welcome, especially when it’s blank postcards.

  • Trees, pines, big oak trees, forests
  • Birds (preferably wild/garden birds)
  • Landscapes/nature, outdoors, sea, river, lakes, etc.
  • All kinds of green plants
  • Flowers, flower fields, gardens
  • Text statements/quotes, something I can hang on my wall
  • Buddha or buddhist motives
  • Wild animals or farm animals. Especially foxes, wolves, tigers, lions, squirrels, sheep, goats…
  • Cats: I LOVE orange/ginger cats, they are my favourite!
  • Dogs: German Sherpherds are my favourite.
  • Written Christmas cards around Christmas (no religious, please), or blank Christmas card all year.
  • Trains
  • Single view street/city cards
  • Maps, all kinds
  • Sunset/sunrise
  • Beaches
  • The moon, stars, sky
  • Dreamcatchers and mandalas
  • Minions
  • Moomins
  • Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter
  • National parks
  • Mountains
  • Unesco sites
  • Rien Poortvliet
  • Atelier Nouvelles Images (I have: Le Pique-nique, Fromages d’Italie)
  • If you send a tourist view card, please send me a single view card, if you have :)

😞 Dislikes:

  • War/violence
  • Nudity
  • Home made cards
  • Pictures of food/prepared meals
  • 3D-cards
  • Cartoons
  • Vintage

Ratings

Stargazer008 rated for PIE: Themed swap #12 Animals on May 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and stamp. My fingers are crossed for your exam!!! And now have a wonderful weekend.
Response: Thank you! And you're welcome :) Thank you for the kind rating :)
simcoe54 rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 9 on May 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for participating in this swap.
Response: Thanks for hosting, and thank you for the heart rating :)
rocsina207 rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #3 on Apr 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and story you sent me.We learn something new everyday! Always a pleasure these swaps !
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it :) Thank you for the rating and heart, and have a great weekend :)
nalaqueen rated for PIE - Postcards Mash Up #2 on Apr 29, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Elisabeth, Hi :) Love the postcards!!! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad to hear that :) Have a great weekend! :)
MGiulia rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea #14 💕🍵 on Apr 22, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I would like to thank Elisabeth to be so kind and gentle. She contact me last week to ask if her swap was arrived. I am facing some troubles with the Swiss Post service at the moment as I did last November. Thank you Elisabeth to organise this TLE swap. 🙏❤️🌈STAY SAFE🙏❤️🌈
Response: Thank you so much for your kind rating ❤️ Take care and stay safe ❤️
TexyDeb rated for PIE: 2 for 2 on Apr 22, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope and postage stamps. The postccard are ones I would have chosen. Lovely note. be well
Response: Glad you like them, you're welcome :) Thanks for the heart rating! Take care :)
craftynut rated for CPG April 2021 Send a PC - Global on Apr 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard of goldfinches. We do not see them in the garden very often but my husband sees a small flock that hangs around the milking parlour.
Response: Lovely! You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rating! Take care :)
Arhel rated for Tiny European Swap #16 on Apr 21, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi tapes and teas! :) I'll have one of the teas for tomorrow's breakfast!
Response: You're welcome! I hope you like them :) Thanks for the heart rating! Take care!
Caithness rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - April on Apr 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the illustrated bird postcard. The Spring sun has been shinning, such a joy to feel the warmth!
Response: You're welcome. The warmer days is one of the things I really like about this season :) Enjoy! Thanks for the heart rating! Take care!
nalaqueen rated for Private swap: nalaqueen & efjellro on Apr 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great variaty of writing papers. And thanks for doing a private swap with me!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful bird PC! How cool that you got to see an owl flying so close :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter on your cool postcard. We love Bojack, too! I should add that to my profile. :) I hope you are well.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) Bojack is awesome! Take care!
anicka22 rated for AN: 3 Kinds -- Birds #4 (global) on Apr 14, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the lovely birds
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I too like the architecture and is the kind of building that I would like to see.
Response: Wow, it arrived already! That was quick! I'm glad you like it, I hoped you would :) Thank you for the rating and 5. Take care!
Gnoe rated for CPG Animal PC - Global on Apr 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the STUNNING hummingbird postcard! In Dutch it is called kolibri, but we don't have "them fancy birds" here. Spring *is* here but we have a saying "April doet wat het wil" (something like 'April does as it pleases'). Meaning we've had some summer-like days already but also a white Easter... It can be sunny, raining, stormy, hailing and so on, not only alternating between days but WITHIN a day. You could say we're going crazy here LOL But Dutchies like complaining about the weather so I guess this makes it easy ;-) Stay safe, take care -- and get warm SOON!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you like it :) We also call it Kolibri and don't have them here either. Haha, this is EXACTLY how it is here these days, and I think I want to adopt that saying for April! Right now it is snowing (again, lol). Norwegians also likes to complain about the weather, lol!! Stay safe you too, and take care :)
Petaltea rated for TLE: Tea and a theme - Animals on Apr 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi again! Thank you for the lovely teas and postcard. I love foxes and owls. Thanks for looking at my profile. Have a great weekend!
Response: You're welcome :) I always look at profiles, even in not profile specific swaps. I try to make my swap partners happy, because if they're happy, I'm happy :) Have a great weekend you too!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the Bergen postcard and sharing your favorite colors. Pink is my #1 favorite color. Skydiving... wow! Something I have never done.
Response: You're welcome :) I believe I forgot to write the colours of my new canopy; it'll be mainly yellow, with a stripe of black and a stripe of pink on one of the sides.
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Two x Two PC #16 (global) on Mar 31, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Beautiful cards -- thank you! Welcome to A&N.
Response: I'm glad you like them :) Thank you, thanks for letting me join the group :)
thelocalman rated for PIE: Themed swap #9 Water ⬅️ on Mar 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I have a friend from Norway that told me this place is indeed very beautiful and she's also been there once.
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it :) I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful country.
Bavarija rated for PH: Profile Postcards #2 on Mar 24, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for cards. Very nice envelope. Thank you! And stay safe!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart :) Take care and stay safe!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Petaltea on Feb 13, 2021:

You are so sweet. I loved your postcard (and with such pretty finnish stamps!) You didn’t have to do that! Thank you though it means alot. Enjoy the weekend! (Don’t go jumping out of anything ya’hear :) )

Caithness on Feb 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely thank you postcard and puffin stamp, big hugs Julie-Ann

thisismeAXiD on Jan 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

lylanni on Dec 29, 2020:

Hello Partner!

I hope you have a wonderful week and I'm so excited to be swapping with you!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

If you ever do, don't forget me!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

Also, do you have any postcards or things from: "Holmenkollbakken"?

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

I'm in the process of a huge profile update too. I hadn't been on here since 2013!

takehimaway on Dec 1, 2020:

To stop stuff from poofing from your profile, write it in GoogleDocs to be saved, THEN bring it here, <3~

kafekafe on Nov 27, 2020:

JFYI there are only 2 people in this swap now, so maybe you'd like to be the third! :) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/308092

efjellro on Nov 3, 2020:

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