Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2018 1:26 pm


Date Joined: December 28, 2012
Last Online: December 7, 2018
Birthday: September 8, 1974
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Back after a full year Swap Bot Break. New life, new energy so back to swapping now!

I worked many years as a lawyer and legal advisor but since 2012 I am legally disabled so live on a disability benefit I do work as a volunteer in a Maritime History Museum. Beside that I am also a volunteer in the Dutch Ducati Owners Club (DCN). One day a week I work as a legal advisor in AZC (refugee Camp) in Holland.

One of my hobbies is to ride my motorbike. It is adapted to my disabilities. Other things I love to do are crafting, reading and embroidery. I love to try new crafts and that is one of the reasons I love Swap bot!

Unfortunately surgery on my hands went a bit wrong and that makes crafting a challenge but i just need to do things with my hands to keep them working as good as it gets.

Please look at my Likes and Dislikes before sending me something extra!!!

Favorite Books

The Perfume (Patrick Suskind)

De Overgave (Arthur Japin)

All books by Robin Hobb

All plays en sonnets by Shakespeare

The songs of Ice and Fire (George RR Martin)

Discovery of Heaven (Harry Mulisch)

But also... history of Zeeland, History of Europe, Archeological sites, Paleographic books, Books about history and books about famous persons in history etc. I read about 5 books a week so there are many many many books I love

Favorite Music

I like blues and Jazz, but also music like Saybia, Kovacs, Queen, Pink Floyd, Muse, Coldplay, Kensington, Adele etc. I also like classic music a lot. Makes me relax when I need it. My favorite classic cd is Officium by Jan Garbarek & the Hilliard Ensemble.

I'm not religious at all, but I love to hear gregorian music in a church, abbey or cathedral.

Favorite Crafts

Embroidery is my favorite, but I love to explore other crafts and be inspired on Etsy and Pinterest.

I also paint and draw. But it's not that easy to make it the way I want it to be.I try though, and hope you'll like what I made for you !

postcards wishlist

If you send me a postcard, please read this!!!!! I love:

  1. cards with poems (please translate in english, german of french as I do speak those languages)
  2. motorcycles, I do prefer the old ones or racing bikes. Please no Harley's

  3. "arty" postcards, no mainstream things please.

I also really like that one card that you just don't dare to send to anyone.. :) I'm not afraid of bones, horror, skulls and other creepy stuff!

Tea things

Tea is my favorite drink! I just don't like any fruit taste. I'm allergic to fruits (really, this is not a joke) and I don't like the taste of it. The one and only exeption is LEMON. I like Lemontaste!

So If you send me any tea, please send herbal tea, black tea of green tea, anything will do as long as there's no fruit in there :)

I dislike

religious stuff (but I like a PC of a pope or cathedral)*

fruit (ALLERGIE)*


cats and dogs (ALLERGIE!!) *

perfumed things (ALLERGIE!!)*

rings (bad hands!)*

bracelets (difficult because of operation scars) *

Pink girly things, soft colours *

food things (I try to lose weight!)*

things connected to baby's and children (I don't have them)*

the little "book" I get every now and then as an extra, where you have to fill in a facebookname etc. I really hate those and I will throw them away if I recieve them. Do not send them to me.

I like

necklaces of all kind and earrings(well, anything that isn't put around your wrist, finger of ankle :) ) *

art on bookmarks, handmade bookmarks and bookmarks with a special shape*

all things I can use to make creative "give a ways" *


flowers en nature, specially mountains and deserts (and of course the sea/ocean). I also love snow and winterscenes *

embroidery and cross stitch stuff like skein/floss. I do have enough aida to embroider on for the rest of my life so please don't send me more!*

motorbikes, motorracing and everything connected with that *

red, black&white, green blue and Yellow *

history, WWI (great war), origin of mankind and other historical stuff*


your reading tips, specially on fantasy & science Fiction but I do like all kinds of books*

Adress labels with my adress on them!

Flaked by...


@strawberryhill93 flaked me on A letter, postcard and teabag #9.

@urindianfriend flaked me on 50 postage stamps #127

@lovtopenpal and @mandy22 flaked me both on Reading about ancestors country and send letter. @crafts4me angeled so I did at least recieved somthing in this swap !

@Vonnyra flaked me on @50usedstamps 51 @lelik459 flaked me on @firstpostcardsof2015 @miyuiki00 flaked me on@Quick flat destash swap # 109


Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thanks for the stamps and the card!
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #36 on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: thanks will pass quickly
miia rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #24 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, bookmark and cute papers! :) And good luck to your new home! ♥︎
ema819 rated for 30 used past stamp#81 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :)
Barbara rated for October postage stamp swap on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Aletta, Thank you for the beautiful postage stamps. They are all new ones for my worldwide collection.
aero rated for October postage stamp swap on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Just lovely (!!!) postage stamps and a really great Variety! Thank you so much!
marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #36 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Marc
blkwlf rated for 30 used past stamp#79 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)
Comment: Hello Aletla! Thank you so much for the 35 stamps! They will go great in my journal! All the best :)
ema819 rated for 50 used past stamp#2 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: great selection thanks
Kiwi rated for 30 used past stamp#77 ✿♥‿♥✿ on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the stamps.
lostinavalon rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #35 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Rosekoala02 rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #35 on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you! <3
Kiwi rated for Variety Pack on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the items!
Mamabemus rated for Postage Stamp bag swap # 2 on Jan 1, 2018
Comment: awesome thanks. sorry for the late rating
marclively rated for Postage Stamp bag swap # 2 on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Aletta, thanks for the postal stamps!
Johanna51 rated for Postage Stamp bag swap # 2 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: envelop met envelopjes ontvangen

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CurlyTea on Sep 10, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Sep 8, 2017:

RyeRye on Sep 8, 2016:

Happy Birthday!


bjmonroe on Sep 8, 2016:

Lonestarchild on Aug 11, 2016:

Thank you so much for the fun-filled envie -- it really wasn't necy. I was happy to resend. I would always rather resend and you end up with 2 packages than something go missing. Was very kind and thoughtful of you to send something to me when the second one arrived. Thank you so much!

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

EmilyT on Mar 1, 2016:

I forgot to say-thanks for using the postage selvage(is that what it is called?) as decoration on the envelope, that is really cool!

taeniura on Jan 30, 2016:

Volgens mij heb ik mijn bedankbericht van de week bij een verkeerde persoon geplaatst. Bedankt voor het terugsturen van mijn volle stampbag. Ik ben gestopt met de stampbagswaps. Ik vond de inhoud helaas erg vaak teleurstellend. Maar toch bedankt voor de uitnodiging om mee te doen aan je swaps :-)

dachenhausa on Nov 28, 2015:

Thank you for returning my stamp bag. I will be sending you out a little something in Monday's mail!

Cauti92 on Nov 9, 2015:

I've resent the stamps to you. They are not for anyone specific. I sent them out because I felt bad you were not happy with my bags & the stamps were not good quality. I thank you for replacing the bad ones, I hope the new ones help a little! Happy swapping is what I love to do!!!

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