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mary17

mary17
Date Joined: September 24, 2020
Last Online: May 18, 2021
Birthday: March 30
Country: Ireland

About Me

Hi, I'm a postcrosser from Ireland, who loves all things startionery related. I enjoy making my own envelopes and baking. I don’t use social media, my preference is snail mail, in addition to postcrossing, I participate in reddit gift exchanges. As I am working from home now, I get to check my postbox in the morning, instead of having to wait until I’ve got home from the office 😊

I know from postcrossing sometimes mail fails to be delivered, so please get in touch if you are expecting something from me that does not turn up, and I will resend

I rate the day I receive, so if I have not rated a swap you sent to me, it simply means I have not received swap yet. If a long time has past, I will send you a message to let you know πŸ˜€

I lived in London for 9 years, but returned to Ireland a few years ago, where the pace of life is more relaxed.

I’m married, and we have a 5 year old son.

I love to travel, I love France, even the simple pleasure of time spent in a French supermarket, as they have the best chocolate aisle πŸ˜„. I enjoy researching and planning holidays. I'm a big fan of US National Parks, due to their variety and inspiring landscape.

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I have visited

Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Egypt, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden & Wales

USA - Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Utah & Wyoming

🌍🌏🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍🌏🌎

In the future I would love to visit JapanπŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

Music - 🎡 I like to listen to all sorts of music, really it depends on my mood. My Spotify has plenty of variety, I do not listen to Jazz and rap much 🎢

I enjoy walks on the beach, going out for dinner. Life is busy, so I find that don’t have much time for reading.

I have a sweet tooth, I love chocolate, although not white chocolate so much. I love to try chocolate that I cannot get in my country. I like chocolate with flavours too (orange, mint, coconut, coffee, nuts etc) . I’m such a chocolate fan, that if I make porridge/oatmeal I add cocoa powder, flaked almonds and fresh raspberries, so it’s more a dessert than breakfast πŸ˜ƒ. Happiness is cake, coffee and a chat with a friendπŸ˜„.

Favorite colors - Purple, lilac, blue, teal, pink

Wishlist

Anything French

Chocolate (any kind except white chocolate)

Coffee candy

Notecards

Purple ink pens

Writing sets

Likes:

A - Address Labels, Architecture, Art Deco

B – Baking, Baci chocolates, Ballet, Bookmarks, Botanical illustrations / themes, Brush pens

C - Chocolate (any kind except white chocolate), Coffee, Coffee candy, cherry blossoms, cookies, caramels, Christmas cards (non religious)

D - Drawstring bags, Degas,

E - Envelopes (love handmade)

F - France, Frank Lloyd Wright, Flora & Fauna

G - Greeting cards, gift tags, gel pens, Ghirardelli chocolate squares

H - Highlighters, hot chocolate

I - Illustrations

J - Japan

K - Keyrings

L - Landscapes, Lantern Press, Lighthouses, Letterpress stationery, London, le Petit Marseillais shower gel

M - Maps, map postcards, mechanical pencils, Michoko caramels, Milky Way midnight dark

N - Notecards, notebooks, Northern Lights

O - Oceans

P - Pens (gel & ballpoint – love pens with purple and colour inks), Postcards (non-touristic if possible), purple, postboxes, peppermint chocolates

R - Reusable shopping bags, Rhodia notebooks, rubber stamps

S - Stationery, Stickers (non-puffy stickers please), sticky tabs, scenic sights, shower gel, spiral notebooks, shopping list notepads

T - Thank you cards, Tote bags

U - US National Parks, UNESCO sites, USA

W - Washi tape, writing sets

Y - Yellowstone, Yosemite, York peppermint pattie

Dislikes:

Anime, Manga,

Gum

Hershey's milk chocolate

Reward / kid type stickers

Tea

and anything religious

Ratings

PrettyCraftyTales rated for Themed Envelope #3 Pink on May 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for such a lovely pink mail!! Everything is absolutely adorable. Thank you for the note too :) I got the mail many weeks ago but it was at my sister’s place and I was able to take it only today. Take care. Happy crafting!
KathyB rated for Fill A Pencil Bag on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!! I loved everything!! I'm partially Irish, with German and Polish.
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Comment: Swap received. Thank you.
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Comment: Happy swapping
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Comment: Hi Mary, Thanks for the lovely postcard! And for the really cool postage stamps! Have a great day!
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Comment: Hi Mary, Thank you so much for brightening my day! I LOVE everything you sent. How sweet of you to make it profile specific! And I loved reading your note. (I want that notepaper!) Have a great day.Kim :o)
Jayofjournals rated for Rainbow Candy Scavenger Hunt on Apr 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely mail! It was such a delight to go through everything. To pack the sweets in the matching color was so cool. I never thought of that myself. Thank you again. I wish I could give you more than one heart! Lots of love, Julia :)
Risna rated for small gift on Apr 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful notebook! It's highly appreciated! Please take care of yourself and stay safe.
Chocopan rated for Little cute gift #3 on Apr 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable mail! Everything was so cute but the tiny gumball machines have to be my favorite <3 They're almost too cute!
Response: I’m so glad you liked the items I sent to you. You have sent me so much chocolate over 2 swaps, it’s nice to send you a swap πŸ˜ƒ. Thanks for the heart ❀️
PrincessP rated for Share your Country #7 on Apr 4, 2021
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Comment: Wow Wow Wow! Thank you so much Mary :D I adore everything you sent to me. When I opened the jewel of an envelope I was hit with the yummiest fennel/aniseed smell from the teabag - I love aniseed so this was amazing. Everything you chose to send me is so great :) Unfortunately the magnet got a break in it, but my partner is already on the job of repairing it and it will take pride of place on our fridge. Most of my ancestry is Irish, so I can't wait for the day I can travel there - your package was wonderful :D THANK YOU!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed the swap, I guess the injury to the magnet was a result of so many airmiles travelled πŸ˜€. Thanks for the heart ❀️
mamajoy rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #12 on Apr 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the nice map of Ireland. Unfortunately, I have not been to your country and at this stage of my life, will not get there. It was on my bucket list. One of the few places left that I really wanted to see. Next life. Hugs, Joy.
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Comment: I received your beautiful package this morning, you have included so many beautiful things. On the chocolate I've already eaten something, thank you for sending it again <3 The cards you chose for me are gorgeous! Everything you included is beautiful, the stamp, the pad , the calendar and more. Thanks again :) I hope to exchange with you again :)
Response: Delighted to hear package reached you safelyπŸ˜€,and you liked what I sent to you, thanks for the ❀️
megan1230 rated for St Patricks Headlines on Mar 30, 2021
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Comment: This newspaper from St. Patrick's Day in IRELAND is literally my favorite thing I've ever received! You have made my little heart so happy, Mary! Thank you so, so much!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed what I sent to you πŸ˜€, thank you for ❀️
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the letter, will write you back soon!
Kookielove rated for Notecard Swap #4 on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much, Mary! Apologies for the late rating. I love all the goodies, the postcard and most of all the beautiful U2 stamp!! I leaped for joy when I opened your swap. Much love to you xoxoxo
Response: No worries, just happy to hear you got the swap, thanks for lovely feedback & β™₯️
telly rated for International Chocolate Bar Swap #4 on Mar 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks, Mary! I'm super excited to try the chocolates. :)
Response: I’m very glad to hear the package reached youπŸ˜€....I was starting to worry it had got lost. Thanks for the β™₯️, enjoy the chocolate
Foxy rated for Private Easter swap - maryk17 & foxy on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Hi Mary, i got your package this evening. :-) Thank you so so much, it was awesome! I love how much effort you put into it. My Highlight was the keychain and the apron, it's soooooo cute! :-3 I feel a bit bad because i couldn't wrap anything this time as only supermarkets are open and they don't have much easter decoration or wrapping paper. I still hope you like it. :-) We can't wait to try the sweets you chose. Thanks again for swapping with me, it's always a pleasure. :-) Hope to swap with you again! Take care and stay safe.
Response: Thank you for your lovely feedback, I saw the keyring a few months ago, thought it was perfect for you πŸ˜€. Enjoy eating the treats, no need to feel bad about not wrapping. I totalling understand how shopping is limited in lockdown. Anyway I can’t eat the wrapping 🀣. Yes, I definitely see another swap in out future.
riverwatcher rated for CS: Floral Fun Postcard Swap on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Your postcard and other add ins were a lovely surprise to receive. Thank you. Happy Spring! 🌺🌸πŸ₯€
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Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap, Mary! Everyone in this house was super impressed that I had an Irish partner for this swap, haha! I really love the recipe and the paper, too! Thank you again!
Response: I’m very happy you liked what I sent to you, it was a fun swap, right up my street πŸ˜€ Thanks for the heart β™₯️
Lotusemilia rated for A Special Surprise #2 on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the goods! I'm glad I'm not the only one with writing paper struggles, haha. I've been wondering the same thing about the floral themes... And how did you know I've been looking for a wall calendar!? πŸ˜„ So many thanks!
Response: Yay, good to hear the swap items are stuff you need πŸ˜€, thanks for the heart, take care

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Comments

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯

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bringitb on Oct 24, 2020:

Mary! Oh my goodness, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you for sending me a thank you gift package in response to the Hot Chocolate swap we did! The polar bear sheets are gorgeous!! Those galaxy cards from China are ones I don’t have yetβ€”perfect! Such awesome postcards and stickers, too! What a fun bundle to receive so unexpectedly. Thanks again for your kindness. It really made my day! _B

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