Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 6:22 pm


Date Joined: September 17, 2008
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: March 8, 1984
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

Please let me know ASAP if you don't receive something. Obviously some things are much slower with postage, but i do send everything on time and would rather try to make things right. thanks :)

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Hello! I'm 37 and live in NZ with my partner, our four cats & chocolate Labrador!

I really enjoy reading, going to the gym, writing and receiving mail, playing games and going on walks. I love board games and computer games, the games i generally play at the moment are : Animal Crossing, Guild Wars 2, My Time at Portia and Stardew Valley

Plus i don't mind a little bit of home reno every now and then.

Not sure what to write about? I love talking TV shows, Books & Movies. I play a lot of Animal Crossing. I would love to hear about your pets! Do you have some cool scenery you like to visit?


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I love postcards, If sending Naked postcards, a card you think i will like will be great - but i also like:

  • your location

  • nature/flowers

  • art postcards (from your gallery or wherever!) I especially like van gogh

  • scenery/castles/beaches (I really like turtles and seahorses)

  • sea-based, ocean life, lighthouses, etc

  • animals and butterflies; especially deer, bears, and mammals we don't see in NZ (all the mammals basically lol)

  • Harry Potter, my favourites are luna, neville, the golden trio, basically everyone else lol

  • marvel or other fandom based cards

  • Pretty cards that you think are pretty! I especially love cards from etsy with illustrations and artwork, architecture & floral themes

(please don't send blank location cards for blank card swaps unless it's part of the swap, i only collect cards that are written)

TV & Movies

Tv shows:

Marvel, Line of Duty, Nancy Drew, Buffy and Angel, Firefly, The Witcher, Star Trek, Brooklyn 99, the Good Place, Avatar the last airbender, The Mandalorian, Supernatural, 911 Foyles War, Schitt's Creek, Stargate, Queens Gambit, crime shows such as Vera or the Rookie....so many shows!

I also love food shows.

I also watch a bit of true crime, and find shows such as unsolved mysteries and detective shows, it's a fascinating topic to me


Stardust, Star Trek, Marvel movies, Wonder Woman, Love & Monsters, Fast & Furious movies, Murder on the Orient Express, Knives Out, Practical Magic and some Star Wars

Star wars i really like Padme, Leia, Jyn Erso & The Mandalorian & Child

Favorite Books

I like a lot of books! My favourite genres are Crime, mystery and urban fantasy. I don't always love paranormal romance though LOL it's gotta have a plot :)! I prefer some escapism and happy books - fun fiction rather than serious classics most of the time.

Favourite series - very comfy reading - The Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews

I also really like a Long way to a small, angry planet by Becky Chambers & following books.

Mercy Thompson, Harry Dresden, Kate Daniels, Hidden Legacy, Robin Hobb & Naomi Novik Harry Potter! Tess Gerritson, Jane Harper, Robert Bryndza, Cormoran Strike, and any cozy mysteries! One of the cozy series i like are the Hilary series by Faith Martin

recent highlights include The invisible life of Addie LaRue, A Deadly Education & Foundryside series


Not sure what to send?

  • Sticker sheets or nice individual. I don't have children in my life for particularly childish stickers or reward.

  • Stationery supplies; notecards, letter sets, etc

  • Non-Touritsy blank postcards

  • Decorating bits for envelopes

  • Tea (I prefer herbal/chai/green/peppermint and flavours such as fruit, honey and herbs)

  • Fancy envelopes, small envelopes

Themes i like; botanical, birds, seahorse, ocean life, herbs, witchy, snow, stars, celestial & zodiac, animals! mammals!, dogs and cats, bees, honey, books, mysteries, nancy drew, floral, lighthouses, food, cooking, wild animals, art, van gogh, magritte, succulents


I do a fair amount of penpalling and love to join penpal swaps, but try to minimise it as I like to ensure i have enough time and energy to write return letters!

Don't feel I will be offended if at any point you decide to not return or stop returning letters, I understand how life can get in the way and that sometimes you just don't click!!!

I'm equally happy just writing or receiving a letter for the sake of letter!


Hopefully you won't have to worry too much about dislikes, but:

  • I don't drink coffee, but if you sent it it would go to someone willing who visits.
  • I don't think you can send unpackaged food or nail polish or seeds to my country
  • I'm not crafty. Your craft supplies would be sadly wasted on me :)
  • I can't think of anything else that would probably be relevant!!


“There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.” ― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

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chaari rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for that beautiful card! It must be so nice to live so close to such a beautiful beach! Many Greetings ♥♥
Comment: Thank you so much for the excellent PCs, extra PCs and stickers. You do very well with matching my tastes. 🍄
Shenaniganator rated for Washi: Inspired by...YOU on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Hi, Tash! Thank you so much for the adorable washis. I loved every one you picked, and thank you so much for the postcards! Happy swapping!
Fuchsi rated for Recommend a Book #3: Fantasy Novel on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Hello Natasha, thanks for the tea! ^.^ You having y chilly day really made me envy, as we are having summer and I'm not the biggest fan of it! ^^° Your book recommodation sounds really fascinating; I like what you described and I will totally check it out! Thanks a lot! Yours, Maxi
amccracken109 rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: What a great card and story -- thank you so much!
Autist rated for ILB: Letters and Questions! on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your questions and letter!! I will reply shortly! Cheers, Evan
aletterfromalice rated for Decorated Envie & Note #5 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: such a lovely envelope!! Thank you so much, i love the thought you put into it x
RAINDARGON rated for Decorated Envie & Note #3 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the envie & note and I did also the cats posted stamps
Rainydancer rated for SSM: July sticker swap on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Oh wow! I always adore your selections- they are so special and unique! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the Washi and and bonus Postcards!
Comment: Thank-you for sharing this wonderful space themed postcard with an awesome zodiac stamp!! 💜💜💜
nanadiana rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Otaga Peninsula sunrise pc and your nice message. How lucky that you live on the beach. I would love that! :)
browneyedmurmur rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #18 on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap! I love everything you sent, but the stationery was amazing! Cats are my favorite. I can’t wait to use it all in my crafting and happy mail creations!
citpra rated for Washi Sample Rainbow on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thank u, Tash! I love all the washi tapes... so cuteee :D Also can't wait to try the tea!
Begokschaf rated for WIYM: Celestial Happy Mail on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Wow! I really love the astrology letter paper. Thanks for everything
mchesser12 rated for SSM: QSCP #27 on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Bambi postcard. In-person school returned August 2020. The 2021 school year begins the first of August.
Comment: Thank you for your note. What a cool card! I love the stamps on the envelope, too. I'm so jealous that NZ has LOTR stamps! I can't wait to try the tea! Best of luck with the puppy!
kmoverbye rated for LouPaper postcard collections on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail! I love the pc you sent!
Comment: Thanks, Natasha. Thanks also for the book-ish stickers.
Comment: Natasha, thank you for this swap! I’m a Game of Thrones fan and I had to go back to remember those two.

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bblue on Jun 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK of Stickii storage sheets. I'll put them to use!

jeka396 on Jun 1, 2021:

Thanks so much for the AWESOME Stickers you sent as an RAK! The variety was great (especially loved the dog dressed in quarantine casual), and I can’t wait to use them!

Hell0Z0mbie on May 20, 2021:

Thanks so much for your "I feel like writing about" letter! I loved the Kingkiller Chronicles so far as well - super good books.

rhinoluvr on Mar 28, 2021:

Hi Tash! 👋 Thank you so much for the mistakenly addressed owl 🦉postcard. Believe me, I’ve had silly mix-ups too. This 1 definitely made me smile, & I like the perfectly postmarked postage. 💌📬 Take care 🌤🌲

user6937 on Jan 28, 2021:

Got your RAK of postcards today - so glad you put your username on the envelope! Thank you - my grandson loves the armoured knight, so I said I'd mail it to him. Even though he's right beside me, he'll love to get it in the mail :)

Cynfully on Jan 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK postcards. I got them today. They are amazing!

lovenita on Jan 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the postcard RAK. So many awesome postcards! Thank you thank you thank you! :D

chimerix on Jan 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for the envie of post cards RAK. What a treat! A big ALOHA to you!!

simcoe54 on Nov 8, 2020:

5 Random Postcard Envelopes RAK -- Thanks for the envelope full of postcards. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

loveretro on Oct 30, 2020:

Thank you so much, Tash


for the postcards ( RAK ) , the classy envelope and the lovely stamps !

wishing you a nice weekend ! Monique x

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