Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 9:20 pm


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: September 26, 2023
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa

About Me

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!! Halloween is not something we celebrate in South Africa!

Please take note:
30 May 2023 - Unfortunately due to the problem with the South African Postal Service and with them going bankrupt, I haven't been able to use the postal service as fear that the mail won't reach its destination. This has been going on since last year and we have no idea what will happen.

13 January 2023 - I have rated all the mail that I have eventually received. Yes!! After such a LONG time, SAPO (South African Postal Service) has eventually decided to get their act together and send out some mail. I have received a medium sized box filled with mail. It was definitely a super duper mail day. Now to get back into snail mail and swapping.

1 June 2022 - I still have not received any mail since the 12th of February and therefor there are swaps from October 2021 that I haven't received but I am not going to penalize the swappers due to the postal service that aren't delivering.

10 May 2022 - Still no news on what is going on with the South African Postal Service. They say that due to their financial problems apparently their vehicles have been taken away due to non-payment. So....I have no idea when mail will start coming through.

28 April 2022 - I am sorry about my swap partners not receiving their swaps. I really don't know what to do anymore. I cannot force the South African Postal Service to sent or deliver mail. I am frustrated more than anyone else. I mailed all my swaps out. When I spoke to the staff at the post office where my mail was sent they said that outgoing mail was being collected and sent out overseas but sadly now it seems that they have been lying to me.

26 April 2022 - Still no mail since 12th of February 2022.
6 April 2022 - Please note that if I haven't rated you I haven't received the swap yet. I am not being nasty for not rating! The last time that I received mail was on the 12th of February. I know swappers are frustrated because they aren't being rated, but there is nothing I can do but to wait for the postal service. If you think it is unfair that I haven't rated you, then just imagine how I feel for not having received any mail since the February.

24 March 2022: We are having some problems with SAPO (South African Postal Office). I myself haven't had mail for the last month. Outgoing mail seem to be fine, but incoming mail seem to be a big problem. At this stage there is nothing I can do but to wait for the mail. So, if I haven't rated you for a swap, if means that I haven't received it yet. Please do not re-send it! I WILL rate as soon as I have received the swap. I know it is frustrating for you - but imagine how I am feeling without mail! Mail have been pathetic here to say the least. And there is no one to complain to as no one seem to be interested in doing their job properly. It seem that now that SAPO is going through financial difficulties one can see why this is happening. Their staff haven't been interested in doing their jobs for a long time now and thus eventually their laziness are now the cause of SAPO's financial problems. They want pay but aren't interesting in doing their jobs at all.

1 February 2021 - I am so heartbroken. My remaining furbaby, Murdock, passed away this morning. We had to put him down as he had heart failure and was getting worse. :(

20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(

SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. Please take note that mail from South Africa to other parts of the world can take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. If it is frustrating for you that it takes so long....imagine how I feel.

RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!

RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .

My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marieantoinettepelser

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.

I'm 45 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dog. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

I love doing swaps of Friendship books (FBs), Friendship sheets (FSs), Deco books, slams, sticker books, label bags, postcard bags, sticker bags, goodie bags and stamp bags. I haven't done any ATC bags yet, but would love to give it a try. If you are making a deco for me - I am not fussy about themes, but I don't like anything with swearing / cursing, nudity or pornographic and definitely nothing gory.

Two blankets I crochet.




I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells

I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:

Favorite Music

I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.

Favorite Books

I love to read. My parents and I go to the library every second week to exchange books. So, as you can see - I get my love for reading from my parents.
Some of my favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Wilbur Smith, Oscar Wilde, Sidney Sheldon, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Dean Koontz, Nora Robers, James Patterson, Beatrix Potter, David Baldacci, Paulho Coelho, Ian Fleming; Catherine Cookson - and many, many more.
I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, adventure, mystery, detective, Christian
NO vulgar, porn or erotica.

Favorite Television

Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).


I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.

About swaps

I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.

When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.

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I Pledge to Rate

I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!



Join my group if you want to

Postcards-not storebought - Go here



Jjean rated for AGOCF ~ (E-mail) Bible Trivia Swap #2 on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing......
Comment: Thanks so much for doing this swap for me!!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing & God Bless. Beautiful presentation
Jjean rated for AGOCF ~ (E-mail) Bible Trivia Swap #1 on Jul 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you so much. I agree. Turkey can be so dry when somebody doesn't prepare it the right way.
Comment: Thanks for the answers.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love your presentation. I wish I could print the whole thing out but I can only get page 1. God Bless.
Comment: Hi Thank you for your answers I liked reading them Spicemom
Carly4Peace rated for Questions-Questions Electronic on Jul 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much. I apologize for the confusion! ❤
SkaGirl rated for Questions-Questions Electronic on Jul 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you
USAFwife rated for FLL: Email letter on Jul 5, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice email. :) Only got a chance to read half, but didn't want to forget to rate! Nice to 'meet' you :)
Ace330660 rated for ILB: Email swap #1 on Jun 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your answers and hosting !
MeetSarah87 rated for EF: Email Swap #1 on Jun 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing our answers.Same way I like to spend rainy days :-)
Nevi2018 rated for OHS - My Swapbot History on Jun 13, 2023
Comment: You started so early you been in this sooo long!!! LOL
Vickyen rated for SPCP - Blooms on Jun 12, 2023
Comment: Hi Marie-Antoinette! For some crazy reason your email went to my trash folder - grrr! But I was able to retrieve it and your flowers are beautiful! I am so impressed with everything in your yard!! You definitely have a green thumb - lucky gal!! Thank you for the beautiful share! All the best! Hugs, Happy Snapping, and Swapping! ;)
USAFwife rated for ILB: Email swap #1 on Jun 11, 2023
Comment: Great to get to know you :)
kelliegirl6 rated for EF: Email Swap #1 on Jun 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for hosting! Nice, relaxing answers! :)
Ettoad rated for ILB: Email swap #1 on Jun 9, 2023
Comment: I enjoyed all of your answers - you might find some similar answers when I send mine out!!
lob rated for SPCP - Blooms on Jun 9, 2023
Comment: What beautiful hydrangeas!
mysmashbooklife rated for EF: Email Swap #1 on Jun 9, 2023
Comment: We would do the same thing! And we like the same months as well!

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yvonne401 on Jun 12, 2023:

Thank you!

Apelser on Jul 18, 2022:

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Fritosmom on Jul 9, 2022:

Super cool Profile Page.

Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:


Krochet4Life on Mar 15, 2017:

Apelser on Dec 26, 2016:

Christmas in South Africa!!!




amyrasnick83 on Dec 24, 2015:

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CarolWestcamp on Dec 21, 2015:


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

RAGANA on Dec 15, 2015:


I wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a prosperous New Year!!!

raven on Dec 15, 2015:

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