Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 12:20 am


Date Joined: February 13, 2013
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: February 20, 1982
Country: United Kingdom

About Me

**Sorry I have been away for a while. Moving house and illness have got in the way. Bloody cancer! I'm catching up with rating. I hope to see some of you in some Christmas swaps **

I'm a 39 year old male.. I have 2 'children' ages 23 and 20 and an amazing fiancee.

I've always been interested in penpalling and exchanging mail in general. I used to exchange FB's as a child. Way before the internet, that was a good way of finding penpals!

I'm addicted to You Tube travel videos. It gives me inspiration for where I want to visit next. 2020 sure has put a halt to my travelling, so You Tube has been a lifesaver!

I haven't planned any trips 2021 yet. Until Covid-19 has done one, there isn't any point in making travel plans. I have, however, booked a trip for my 40th birthday in 2022. We fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, then onto Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands and finally Antarctica... before heading back to Argentina. If anyone has any information about any of these places, feel free to drop me a line. Information welcomed in English or Spanish.



  • Flag lapel pins (I have a huge map and I've started collecting these. So far, I only have UK, Norway, France, Chile, Malaysia, Palestine, Israel, Italy and Canada, USA, Barbados, Singapore )

  • Tourist Magnets

  • Anything with a rainbow on

  • Twine

  • Writing paper

  • Room diffusers

  • Washi/ deco tape

  • Pyjamas size L or XL men's (( if a a generous size)

  • tea towels esp touristy

  • Nice pens - black

  • Handmade envelopes

  • Labret, tragus and nose jewellery

  • Snail Mail

  • Vegetarian recipes

  • Milk/ white chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Dazzling socks

  • Hot chocolate (vegetarian only)

  • Christmas gift tags (handmade or store bought)

  • Ribbon

  • Christmas related items (year round)

  • Tissue paper

  • Patriotic items from your country. (e.g. I like to send Union Jack/ British images on note cards, stickers etc)

  • Sellotape

  • Organza bags

  • red/ gold themed Christmas tree decorations

  • I have just discovered coffee. The stronger the better!!

  • Anything to wrap gifts

  • A souvenir from your country I can display

  • Tote bags for shopping

*Peppermint tea

*Treats/ toys for my parrots


I've seen some lists of dislikes that have been far longer than the likes. I try not to be a fussy person, and welcome practically everything that lands on my doorstep. There are a few exceptions for which I will briefly explain:

  • Religious items (I'm not religious)

  • Homophobia (I am the 'T' in the rainbow)

  • Peanuts (I have anaphylaxis to them. My Epipen hasn't been used for a while ;)

  • Meat - including gelatine and carmine. (I am vegetarian)

I received a lot of items in previous years that unfortunately weren't vegetarian.


Hello... Hola... Hei...

You can contact me in English, Spanish or Norwegian.

I love to travel. I've visted the following countries: Albania Macedonia Kosovo Israel Austria Palestine Germany France Andorra San Marino Italy Spain Gibraltar Bulgaria Greece Turkey Belgium Ireland Iceland Norway Finland Sweden Denmark Hungary Poland Singapore Vietnam Thailand Tunisia USA Canada Ukraine Brazil In 2022: Argentina Chile Uruguay Falkland Islands Antarctica


Just thought you might like to know... all the stamps I receive on your mail is sent to support the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. So, thank-you :)


Top Swappers

Here is a growing list of people I like to swap with:

@viza - Ukraine

@miablancs - Canada

@magespace - Brazil

@maxbenleo - Germany

@reauk - United Kingdom

@boue - Sweden

@Lexidh - Norway


I love private swaps; large or small. Please PM me if you're interested.

My Thoughts on USA Only Swaps.

... Seriously people, there's a whole wide world out there. Why not embrace it!

About Me

I am a huge fan of all things Queen, especially Freddie Mercury.


... and lots of cheesy 80s music!!!


Sola79 rated for Advent Calendar 1-6 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Ohh my, tusen takk for gavene, gleder meg til รฅ รฅpne de :) Og tusen takk for nydelig kort og washi samples <3
Avi rated for Advent Calendar 7-12 on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the huge package! Love everything! ๐Ÿ’•
Nuisant rated for Birthday in February... on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the candles that you have sent me
Nuisant rated for UK Christmas gift swap on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: I got you for both present swaps, so my last comment applies here too :)
Nuisant rated for Private swap with snailmailer1 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, but wow, everything you sent was so nice! there was so much in the tin and i loved the wax melts your sister made!
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap May on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap October (belated) on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Another Great swap
reauk rated for Fill my letterbox with Christmas on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks cris and Karen
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap December on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Lovely swap as always
reauk rated for Secret Santa on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a fabulous swap
reauk rated for Christmas Box Swap November on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Always a pleasure swapping with you and Karen ๐Ÿ˜€
Comment: Thank you Cris for the lovely letter! You'll hear from me soon <3
BooksPaperNature rated for Christmas clearance 2021 on Jan 25, 2021
Comment: Hi Cris, thank you for such an amazing package! I dying of curiosity after picking up the package from my concierge and making my way back to my place (we're limiting number of people in elevator as a covid measure, and today was a longer wait). I was pretty sure I didn't order slippers from the UK....lol... I loved the variety of items in the package, and I look forward to much more elaborate decorations for Christmas this year! I hope your 2021 is starting off well :)
Response: Haha I always tell the post office some random item! I'm glad you liked the swap
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I will write back soon! :)
Comment: What a fun letter! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks again cris Love to Karen
Comment: Thanks cris Take care stay safe
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: The card is a favorite! Received today and absolutely love it. I suggest writing return address on outside of envie! A real keeper card!
shiloh102 rated for Christmas stocking swap on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Such a very nice gift. Thank you and Happy New Year

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Hell0Z0mbie on Aug 7, 2021:

If you return to this site, please don't forget to rate people who sent to you including in my International PenPal swap.

takehimaway on Dec 6, 2020:

Hey man, are you up for a private swap?

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because โ™ฅ




viza on Feb 20, 2019:

Happy birthday my dear Friend!!! Wish you all the best, joy and happiness ๐Ÿ˜˜

foudre on Aug 22, 2018:

Hello, Could you answer my message about the Advent Calendar part 1 swap ? Thanks

swapowl on Aug 3, 2018:

Hi! I would love to join your CHRISTMAS Swaps group. I sent you a pm a week ago. It would be great if you could add me. Best wishes, Nicole

cllfdl on Mar 25, 2018:

Please read your messages I have sent you.

tigerlily2110 on Dec 5, 2017:

Christmas Cards UK, Hi, I left a message on 1st Dec but it is unread. Can you let me know if you have got your card from me. I sent it on 24th Nov, if you have can you rate, if not can you message me and I will send out another.

viza on Feb 20, 2017:

Happy birthday my dear Friend! Wish you all the best: news, friends and swaps! Be health!

Leekoba on Feb 13, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday card! You held a lovely swap!

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