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"It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river." --  Abraham Lincoln

While poking around on the Internet this morning, I came across a delightful blog titled "Gimme Your Stuff."   As I looked through a score or more of postings, it seemed to me that this would be a great segue into the New Year.  It feeds my curiosity about other cultures and allows me to meet new people. 

The basic concept is to swap goodies of all sorts with folks from around the world.  At one time friends sent me Kit Kats from different locales just to see if the chocolate used was the same - it wasn't.   British and Hong Kong Kit Kats are far superior to American versions in my opinion.  The chocolate is richer. 

With that said, I think you have a hint that I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate - really dark chocolate.  But from what I understand, the American government in its paranoiac wisdom has decided to ban the international receipt of packaged foods, this includes chocolate.  Sigh.   Anyway, as I am to make a list of my likes and my goods to offer, here goes:

Likes:
chocolate!

tea - especially unusual flavors or packaged in a decorative manner

anything shiny as I have magpie tendencies - buttons, beads, stickers, holograms, silver bits, etc.

current newspapers - what is your country's take on current affairs?

Maps.

Old medical books and journals.

magazines - especially fashion or craft ones!!!!!!

anything handmade - I treasure my father's collection of flies for fly fishing and my great
grandmother's doilies.

As I am in my 2nd year of studying French -  Any magazine, book, movie, or music in French! 

Cookie recipes.

Fabric - one never has enough, especially any with text or that you feel represents your locale.

A postcard of your village, town, city, or country. 

Photos of your garden or your favorite green place.

Soaps - purchased or homemade.

One new year's resolution is to start a daily visual journal - anything for it.

Surprise me!

What I can offer:
Yarn - I once owned a yarn store. 

Old postcards.

Buttons.

Beads.

Recipes, especially cookie recipes.

Children's books - mostly current, but sometimes vintage.

Fabrics of all sorts.

Bits of lace.

Magazines.

Current American newspapers.

Unusual ribbon.

Photos of my garden.

Gardening tips.

Canceled stamps.

Soaps - purchased and homemade.

Let me surprise you!

Comments

Caroline

drop me a line if you want sawpping with me, i'm in France.

Steph

Well I happen to live in Belgium ( THE chocolate country!) and I happen to speak french... interested ?

A bientôt!

MELISSA

hello! i'm MELISSA from singapore~ & i would love love love to swap with you.
i can get Candy and snacks for you! real yummmy candies! chocolates if you love! :p Fabrics are love! so i'll definitely send love over to you. i can also get japanese magazines for you from our japanese stall in singapore!

OH! WE BOTH LOVE SURPRISES! SO LETS GET SURPRISED! :DDD

CUM'ON, LET'S DO THE SWAPS NOW!!! :D

see me at http://justmeand-you.blogspot.com/
& get em at ng.melissa90@gmail.com


LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR SWAPS! :)

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