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efjellro

efjellro
Date Joined: January 29, 2013
Last Online: July 29, 2021

Country: Norway

ABOUT ME

Updated list of countries my country can send to


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.

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. Any of your blank (unwritten) unwanted postcards! — 2. Blank postcards with nature or animals (preferably real photos) — 3. 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, 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:

Balloons - 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

inkspellonyou rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #5 on Jul 28, 2021
5
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Comment: Your postcard arrived yesterday! Thank you so much. I loved to know a little more about your country and Bergen❤️
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Comment: Hi Elisabeth! Thank you for the postcard. I miss traveling too. I liked the stamps that were used as well. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it :) Hopefully with the vaccinations we can travel again safely very soon :) Thank you for the heart rating, and I hope you enjoy summer :)
rocsina207 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - July on Jul 21, 2021
5
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Comment: You always choose a wonderful piece of your world on a postcard with wonderful stamps to send to me. Thank you for making these swaps available .
Response: Aaw, thank you, I'm glad you think so :) I always read profiles and try to pick a postcard I think my swap-partner will like :) Thank you for the heart rating, and I hope you enjoy summer :)
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Comment: Thanks for sending, this card is great! It reminds me of the book Good Omens
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it :) Thank you for the heart rating :)
bettflow0017 rated for Take These--PLEASE! on Jul 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thankyou:)))
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for the heart rating :)
mariewilliams810 rated for Ugly PC Swap #33 on Jul 19, 2021
5
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Comment: I can see what you mean--I wish they showed more of the village than just the boring hill. Thank you for sending!
Response: Right!? This swap is perfect for those kinds of postcards! Thank you for the heart rating :)
TexyDeb rated for PIE: Themed swap #14 Summer on Jul 17, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love this postcard and it's stamp! Strawberries were here for a VERY short time in late June, early July. Yum! Now we have nectarines, peaches, cantalope, watermelon and such, oh and cherries!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you like it :) We have the Norwegian strawberries in shops now, they are so sweet. Must be nice to also have fresh peaches locally :)
sherylk3 rated for PH: Traveling Postcard Swap, Rnd 11 on Jul 17, 2021
5
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Response: Glad you received them, thank you for the heart rating :)
Risna rated for PIE: Imaginary Vacation Postcard Swap on Jul 10, 2021
5
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Comment: I have been to Italy once ... to Venice. Your plan of going all the way from North to South by train, making a lot of stops along the way, sounds amazing. I miss being able to travel. Thank you so much for sharing the Siena card and those plans with me! Sending love.
Response: I have had that plan/dream for a couple of years now, and I think now because of the Covid, I am more willing to fulfil it when it is possible to travel again :) Thank you for the heart rating, hope you enjoy summer to the fullest :)
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your activities with me.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating :) Take care.
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard. Your list are my favorites for lunch minus the oatmeal, though i do like oats for dinner sometimes. Swiss cheese is my favorite food of all time! I love your stamps also!
Response: You're welcome :) Swiss cheese is so good! Thank you for the heart rating :)
renate rated for PIE - Postcard Mash Up #3 on Jul 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the postcards you send me especially the German Shepard postcard is my favorite.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like them :) Thank you for the heart rating!
inkspellonyou rated for PIE: Monthly swap - June on Jul 1, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful lighthouse postcard, and the Norge stamps.
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for the heart rating, and hope you have a great weekend :)
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard and fox story. Languages can produce funny stories.
Response: You're welcome. Absolutely, I think it is very fascinating :) Thank you for the heart rating. Hope you have a great weekend :)
5
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart rating :)
gingerella rated for Ugly PC Swap #32 on Jun 25, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the greeting, even if I agree that this post card had every right to be in this swap
Response: Thank you for the rating :)
Tuutis rated for Tiny European Swap #17 on Jun 24, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you, very lovely swap <3 <3 <3 love it! And I like the envelope and stamps too!
Response: You're welcome, I am so glad you like what I sent :) Thank you for the heart rating. Hope you have a great summer :)
photovivie rated for PIE: Themed swap #13 Lighthouse on Jun 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart rating :)
5
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Comment: thanks a lot for your postcard!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart rating :)
5
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Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart rating :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 409 118 127
Completed Fives Threes Ones
326 495 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
57 220 49 0
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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!

draco on Jul 20, 2020:

wouldn't mind living here...

(painting by thomas kinkade)

greenwindow on Mar 15, 2020:

Group swap: Beaches!

This is actually a beach in a town about 20 mins away from me! The beaches are super pretty here, especially in the summer. There are two beaches next to eachother, with two arcades and a lot of restaurants and food/drink stands.

lemooon on Mar 12, 2020:

Swap #22: Beaches

Swap partner: lemooon

↑ Here is nearly my house.

'At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.' - Sandy Gingras

farangelinan on Feb 29, 2020:

PDS: Swap #19: Plants

Here are my favourite indoor plants :)

Happy swapping.

mchesser12 on Feb 15, 2020:

for: Swap 11 Pets

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

euniceq on Feb 11, 2020:

✴ Swap #9: Mail ✴

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