Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2021 6:57 pm


Date Joined: April 29, 2016
Last Online: January 30, 2017
Birthday: November 6, 1985
Country: New Zealand

About Me

Update: I am taking a break from Swapbot for a few months while we are building our house and for summer. I will join back in swapping in a month or so time when the busyness subsides! I will still check my mail regularly :)

My name is Brigitte.

I am a 31 year old early childhood teacher from New Zealand. I teach a class of busy 2 year olds in a preschool.

I live near the beach with my boyfriend, his 4 year old Son and our two cats.

I love the outdoors and beautiful things.

I enjoy going for walks in the mountains, on the beaches and beside the rivers near where I live.

I also like cooking and whipping up healthy treats. Carrot cake is my favourite cake (but I am not really a cake baker!)

I love sending and receiving snail mail and packages. I find a lot of joy in creating swap bot packages and work really hard to create something special and personalised for you! I will always try to send items to your taste!

My partner and I are nearly finished building our house and it has been a very busy few months!

I am very relaxed and would be over the moon with anything I receive! (especially anything hand made by YOU!).

I will always appreciate hand written letters or notes or even a list you've written with your swaps! I love to hear all about my swap partners or why you chose/sent the items you included etc. (who wouldn't love to receive a letter over a 'here's the swap' note!).

Things that make me happy

The sea/beach

Dancing and singing

Receiving mail

Kind words


Hand drawn, painted, crafted and mixed media pictures/items.


A crackling fire on a winters evening



Favorite Music

Lazy Sunday

Salmonella dub (New Zealand)

Acoustic guitar

Drum and bass

Live music

Elle Goulding

Ben Harper


Marketa irglova and Glen Hansard

Mumford and sons

Favorite Crafts

Jewellery making using beads(I haven't done this for a few years)

Soap making (again I haven't done this for a while either).

Making gifts or things for others eg: happiness jars

Greeting card making

Decorating parcels and envelopes, wrapping gifts

I am learning how to make envelopes. Please forgive any imperfections!



I'm not really into the colours purple, lime green and orange, or neon colours.

I am allergic to kiwifruit

Things with animals, anime or cartoons


children's type things eg: teddy bears/winnie the pooh etc

Skulls, snakes, spiders etc.

I do not collect postage stamps or used/old postcards

I also don't like themes of suicide or death.

Tastes I dislike:


Sour candy


Favourite themes:






Cherry blossom




Favourite things/wish list

Greeting cards

gift tags

Lip balm (I prefer in a tube for hygiene reasons. I use lip balm every day, especially at my work!). (favourite flavours: coconut, cherry, apple, pineapple, strawberry, anything tropical).

"Snood" scarfs

sea glass

Crystals and touch stones

Little bowls, plates, platters etc.

Purse or coin purse

Little books/journals especially hand made

Pendant (I like silver over gold)


Lists you have written. (E.g. your favourite things, things that make you happy, random facts about you etc).

stationery including writing paper, envelopes and post it notes.

address labels

pens (I can never have too many!


Clothing (I am a size 12 in NZ).

Warm hats

good quality chocolate (we have Cadbury in NZ but other brands are appreciated).

Oil burner melts



Hair ties

Key rings

Car air fresheners

hand made items like a tote bag or tea towel

Hair and beauty products

Name badges with my name on. (I wear them every day at work).

Anything with positive or life quotes on

I love hand made, hand drawn, painted etc. I will treasure anything hand made and may even frame some!

favourite flavours/foods



Dark chocolate

Black licorice

Turkish delight



I would love to try any of the above things from your country!

Favourite scents (for soap, beauty products etc).



Fresh linen



My favourite perfume is DKNY Be delicious

Favourite colours

Turquoise/teal is my all time favorite color followed by any sea colours - blues, greens and anything in between.

My other favourite colours are yellow, grey and pink.


I ensure that I always send my swaps out on time, please contact me if there is any problem with a trade. Postage from New Zealand can take a little longer to arrive.

Please note that in New Zealand we are 17 hours ahead of swap bot time so sometimes when I post my items on the deadline date they are post marked a day later because we are a day ahead. Please realise this is still within the swap bot deadline! :-)

Please email me if there are any problems! I will gladly help/respond.

Have a beautiful day! :-)


LilithFaye rated for MM: Zine Doodle/List/Poem on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Dear Brigitte, thank you so much for the lovely things you send me. Loooved the home made card and envelope, it is really beautiful :). I didn't know the pukka tea brand, so this is a nice surprise, I can't wait to drink it :). Thank you so much for everything. Hugs from Chile!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the Found Randomness you sent -- they are all quite lovely! I like the handmade envie especially. All the business cards are very interesting! Sometimes, when I am in the right mood, I collect business cards. The donut king card is really cute! I think it is like the New Zealand equivalent of Dunking Donuts. The E3 card is also really interesting. Wishing you good luck!
Comment: Nice to swap with you again, Brigitte! I love all your notes and all the papers they came on. Thank you also for the lovely card! I can't wait to use it. :)
Comment: Thank you for the package, I loved everything! I would love to write back.
Comment: What a lovely envelope and package! Love the papers, stickers, notecards... Thanks so much!
shtrqueen rated for SWL ~ Getting to Know You on Nov 15, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope. Your handmade card is so nice, I can't wait to use it. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
deesides rated for Through my window on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely poem, and the attached photos! You got a fantastic view there, I'm jealous! Here's hoping the earthquake didn't cause you too much trouble
Response: Aw thanks for the lovely rating! Yes we are all good here :) Just shaken up (literally!) it gave us a huge fright!
qbee rated for mail art (breast cancer) on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: awesome thank you. Debbie
kittymojo rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail - that cat postcard is great!
Response: You're welcome! An artist in my town makes those post cards :) I enjoy them too! :D
Moni rated for SMM - Happy Mail #1 on Nov 12, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice swap :)
Twishlow rated for ISS: Pick 3 on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you Brigette! I can always use another bookmark and I love the quote. The envelopes are cute too! Loved it all. :)
Response: You're so welcome! glad you enjoyed your wee envie of goodies!
Comment: Loved all the envelopes!! In your note it said you sent both packages out the same day and you wondered if I'd get them both at the same time. Well I didn't. I received on package last week and the 2nd package Saturday..11/5. Isn't that weird?! Thanks again!
Response: Ha! that's so funny! it shows how inconsistent the mail system is huh!!
geordiebaker rated for 20 Swap-Bot Q&A on Nov 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter will reply soon!
soccer8s rated for SMM- A Little Hello #7 on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: I love all the goodies! The hedgehog is adorable!!!!
Comment: Thank you for a delightful swap! I enjoyed your letter and hearing more about you and what's going on in your life. As for the treats you sent me, I'm thrilled with the awesome variety and can't wait to use them! So many new things I've never seen, and all are right up my alley! Thank you again for the time and care you put into this rainbow of goodness :) p.s. your flair was fantastic! Γ’β„’Β₯
willowscloud rated for My September 2016. EDITED on Oct 23, 2016
Comment: This was a lovely swap to receive thank you so much. I really enjoyed opening and reading it all. I hope you have started to build your house :)
TwoTurtles rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 16, 2016
Comment: My goodness! Really like items you sent, so very thoughtful! The letter 'happiness' was a really nice extra touch. Thank you!!!
jjcob rated for My September 2016. EDITED on Oct 14, 2016
Comment: OMG-what a fabulous package!! I absolutely LOVED reading about your September - your format and enclosures just made for a standout swap!! I LOVE quotes so particularly enjoyed those and as for the lip balm...my eldest daughter almost refused to give it back after spying it as I was unpacking everything! WOW, a parcel of absolute delight and a real pleasure to receive...THANK YOU! PS...Good luck with the building plans :)
bluesky rated for Ten-partner Happy Mail-Intl #2 on Oct 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you :) love the bookmark! :) happy spring! :) --PS it's a misunderstanding. we're not on vacation. we have tons of holidays over the course of four weeks...

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CurlyTea on Nov 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Hollycarole92 on Sep 4, 2016:

I received your letter while I was traveling, so it was a nice surprise when I returned home! ^_^ I'll be mailing out a reply on Tuesday!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

Fever on Jul 21, 2016:

Welcome to the "That's a Great Idea" swap! I'm glad to have you and look forward to swapping. :) Great Idea

kisforkechell on Jul 16, 2016:

Welcome to Stuff My Mailbox. Thank you for joining.

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

Moni on Jun 5, 2016:

Thanks so much for the lovely pamperbaggie/box. I love what you sent me, also love the chocolates:) You made my day, thanks so much!

sweetpea22 on May 12, 2016:

Welcome to swap-bot!!! I LOVE the cute bag of goodies you sent me for the Quick I need tag!! It was like Christmas unwrapping everything :o)) You'll be a Fantastic swapper!!

chaari on May 11, 2016:

Welcome to the electronic swaps group! I hope you'll have fun joining the swaps and visiting the forum :D

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