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Date Joined: October 23, 2010
Last Online: September 26, 2016
Birthday: July 10
Country: United Kingdom
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About Me

I'm a 45 year old gal from a very small village in the heart of the English Cotswolds. Part-time, I work as a genealogical researcher, a design teacher (with children aged 4-11yrs) and an Administrator for our village Girl Guiding Unit! I'm raising a teenage daughter, and an 12yr old son with High-Functioning Autism, and renovating and upgrading our recently purchased 1930's cottage, so I sometimes feel like a juggler with a lot of balls in the air.

I have a bit of an obsession with stationery and coloured pens and I'm starting to think that I may need to find help in the form of a local support group :)

I have 3 'older' cats, the most recent addition in Aug 2013 is a gorgeous black 11yr old male, who'd come from Ireland to give him a better chance of being re-homed.

10 words to describe me: petite, stubborn, cynical, vegetarian, energetic, spiritual, loyal, organised, talkative, sarcastic!

I'd love a pet llama/alpaca, I have a weakness for junk food and I made a Bucket List when I turned 40!


I love to write letters and, as I tend to chat a lot and love to be able to ask (and answer) a range of questions and discuss varied topics which create interesting conversations, my letters are usually quite lengthy.

I'm researching my own biological family tree, I'm a voracious reader (everything from classic literature to modern fiction...one of my favourites is Dante's "The Divine Comedy"), I love to browse the thrift and charity stores in the village, I do Yoga and Tai Chi, and we spend a lot of time outdoors, being lucky enough to live surrounded not only by hills, fields and trees, but in a village with stunning architecture and a castle!!!

I'm a keen amateur photographer, I collect postcards, love scrap-booking and keeping journals, chocolate is a staple part of my diet, and I love musical theatre. I'm fascinated by British history, I have to have music playing if I'm cooking or cleaning, I wish I could travel more.....although I get to go to some incredible places through the power of the written word, so I shouldn't complain too much!


I used to collect all my stamps for a local charity but they've unfortunately stopped taking them. If anyone uses stamps for crafts, feel free to drop me a note and I'm happy to send some along. It seems a shame to simply throw them away!


I'm pretty easy to please and if you've picked it for me, I will appreciate it :) But anything from the list below will make me superduper happy :) :) :)


  • lighthouses

  • movie icons

  • TV series/movies ad cards

  • anything Japanese, Oriental or Samurai

  • the Golden Gate Bridge

  • vintage

  • black cats

  • anything weird or unique


If you live in any of the following States (or have a spare card from elsewhere!), I would be THRILLED to receive a State map card!!

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

Please Do Not Send

  • anything that has a picture of a spiral staircase (I have a major phobia)
  • religious items


I always send my swaps out on time and if I'm unable to for whatever reason, I'll let you know. Please contact me BEFORE rating me down if a swap hasn't arrived so I'm able to rectify the problem.

I am unable to make up the 1 I have on my profile as my swap partner has stopped using SB and their address is unavailable to me as the swap is now closed.


mamajoy rated for PTG: City View Postcards on Aug 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Allie, for the city views of our west coast cities.
Comment: Cool! I've actually hard Natalie Wood is my celebrity doppelganger!
Sammoning rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "T" on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the slightly unusual postcard, I love it! The tracks remind me of Amsterdam.
Response: It was my first thought as well, having been lucky enough to visit there in the 80's. Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful cards.
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5F on Jul 5, 2016
Comment: These are LOVELY! The square one is too adorable! Thank you! I hope you are feeling better soon -- just take your time to heal and don't do too much!! Keep me posted! xoxo
EmilyT rated for PTG: Lighthouse and/or Map on Jun 30, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful lighthouses! B&w swirly stripes are my very favorite ones!!! How lucky am I to get two different ones! The multi is cool, too. That is so sweet of you to share your AIC pcs with me,i cherish them, too รฐลธหœฦ’ thanks for ty he lovely swap and I bet that mad tea party was something to remember! I'm guessing people dressed in theme?
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5G on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: Perfect for me, thank you so much! I love the texture of the mailbox one. Thank you! xx
Ikat78 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #5E on Jun 21, 2016
Comment: Hi Allie! thanks for the nice cards. I am sending to you soon. Hugs, Kaci
Comment: Hello Allie! Thank you for the cutest ever 'P' card . . the little girl among the rainbow of colored pencils is so cute.
Response: I hoped you'd like it. I thought it was really unusual. Thanks for the rating :)
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - June 2016 on Jun 13, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
shirleyinCA rated for PTG: Donald Duck Day - June 9 on Jun 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for quality postcards! I especially like the dancer and caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland. You did great.
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Love the B&Ws! Thank you Allie :D
Response: I hoped you would! Thanks for the rating :)
couchart rated for Send Me 4 Postcards - # 2 on Jun 3, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the cool cards Allie, I especially like the one with strawberries. They look scrumptious! Have a great week, Cynthia
Response: You're very welcome :)
susieq11 rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "O" on May 30, 2016
Comment: Two "O"s, one postcard!!! That looks like a beautiful place. Add it to my list!!!! Thanks! xxx
Response: I like to spoil you occasionally ;)
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Batter Me Up Postcard Swap #1 on May 25, 2016
Comment: Hey Allie!!!! Nice to "see" you again. Lovely pc. It's perfect, thank you.
Response: Very welcome, hon x
Comment: thanks for the awesome cards! I love the phone boxes! but you're right they get fewer with every time I'm on the Island
Response: Glad you liked them all. Thanks for the rating :)
susieq11 rated for PTG: Batter Me Up Postcard Swap #1 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Oooh that is a pretty night view of San Francisco!! Thank you!!!! xxx
Response: You're very welcome :)
goinjenny rated for PTG: PCs through the Alphabet "N" on May 16, 2016
Comment: Great postcards, thank you! Have a great week! Beth
Tinker60 rated for Eye Spy a FLOWER PC on May 8, 2016
Comment: I just love flower fairies - thank you so much for the beautiful PC. We are having beautiful spring weather -- in the 60s with lots of sunshine and light breezes. . . just lovely. Thanks again for the beautiful PC for this swap ~~

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denimblu14 on Mar 1, 2016:

What a lovely surprise! Thankyou very much for the awesome postcard Allie :)

Drachenfrau on Feb 28, 2016:

I sent you a message Allie. :-)

susieq11 on Jan 19, 2015:

HI!!!!!! : )

lucy867 on Mar 14, 2014:

I got your letter today for Find a Penpal swap International. I love it. I will reply soon. :)


Aumonae on Dec 25, 2013:

susieq11 on Dec 2, 2013:

Thanks for the Christmas card - you're the best!! รขโ„ขยฅ

dobie256 on Nov 10, 2013:

Hope you are feeling better! I have updated my rating for your ATCs. Thanks so much for the resend! <3

bonbon on Sep 16, 2013:

Thanks for the goodies from my Aug wishlist-very useful

lasciviouskisses on Sep 4, 2013:

Thank you for the fridge magnet for the CPG August Wishlist game!!! :)

Aumonae on Aug 29, 2013:

Thanks for the great wishes via CPG August Wishes.

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