Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2017 11:25 pm


Date Joined: November 8, 2010
Last Online: October 22, 2017
Birthday: April 7, 1971
Country: New Zealand
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I am looking for a Becky Doherty from Lake Luzerne, I have an old Traveling PC Swap postcard of hers that I would like to return to her as the swap is no longer running.

I have redone my to trade pc collection. The link is above. Its a work in progress and I have started with the easiest stuff, and add more as I get time. Please PM me if you are interested in any :)

I have some Label bags and a postcard bag that I have had for longer than I should. I have had no one to send them on to. If you are interested please let me know so I can get these moving. Thanks :D

6 April 17: Sooooo hubby and I have decided to plan to take a trip to the USA in 2019, which just happens to be around the time that Star Wars Land opens at Disney, could you get more of a coincidence??? We really want to do an epic holiday to the US so its time to start saving. I will be cutting back on my swaps. Dont worry I will still be hosting my usuals and doing the odd one here and there in the groups I am in, but just not to the scale that I have been doing lately. Ever stamp counts now. I have also been having a problem with some of my mail not arriving, my partners not even bothering to respond to my messages to check if they have received it or if I must resend. Its pretty frustrating. Everytime I get an email from Swapbot to say I have been rated I actually get apprehensive to go and check cos I think today is the day someone is going to rate me a 1 for something hey havent received but havent even bothered to reply to my messages. This swapping thing actually does work both ways, thats why we are called "partners". I will be around so message me if you havent received my mail, cos I swear I did send it and I am happy to resend.

11 Feb 17: Geez so much has happened. We moved out to the "country" end of October. Its amazing. There are only a few houses around us, and far enough away that we cannot see into their window (and thankfully not hear them when the speack). We are in a rental house on a working farm, there are cattle and sheep around us, some weeks they are in paddocks way over theeeerreeee and we have pretty much silence around us. Hubby has a huge veggie garden and we have a bumper crop of spaghetti squash. Im glad I like the stuff or it would be a waste. Its about an extra 5 minutes on my drive to work, so now I commute 25 minutes to work and home, but its so worth it. We are very happy here. I now have a PO box as the rural mail takes a day or two longer to get delivered and that just isnt on when I want mail. We adopted a little black kitten from the SPCA on the 3rd Dec 16. I named her Poppy, I thought hubby would disprove, but he actually liked it (score me). I chose her because she was quiet, shy, a bit scared and none of the other older / bigger kittens wanted anything to do with her. Hissing at her and arching their backs when she went over to play with them. I got her home and she was all quiet and timid for what, a day. Man she is a full on little girl. We lover her. She has two speeds, full or sleeping. She greets me at the door everyday when I get home for a cuddle and then she is out the door and adventuring around our big garden. My older cat now tries to "kitten" but he runs out of steam long before she does. But she has fitted into the family like she has always been here and was meant to be here.

There is not a single mail box in New Zealand that gets emptied on a Saturday or Sunday. If I mark the item as sent on a Saturday or Sunday, it is because I am off to the post office for stamps (if I have run out) and will drop my mail in the box when I am there. If you are going to be stuffy about a day or two difference in the postmark, then I feel sorry for you. Life for you must be hell.

Now onto the serious stuff:

Hello my name is Cindy and I am addicted to postcards.

I am in my 40s. I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago from South Africa with my now hubby Dominick, we married on 20st April 2011. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis, which he manages very well (fingers crossed). We have no children by choice. We have a male cat called Kwali and as from 2 Dec 2016 a little black female cat I have named Poppy. I don't smoke or drink alcohol (just don't have a taste for either). I follow a refined suger free, gluten free, egg free, soy free, dairy free and chemical free diet. We make 99% of our own food. I do like organic sugar free chocolate, how can I not have some kind of chocolate, life just wouldnt be worth living. And I love to try herbal infused organic teas with no false "flavours" in them.

And I love skulls. Any kind of skulls, cute skulls, scary skulls, pirate skulls, funny skulls, skelanimals, you find a skull, I will like it.

I also love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. And am an avid RPG gamer.

Spring is my favourite time of the year, just between the cold of winter and the heat of summer, where all the pretty flowers start to bloom and baby animals are being born.

I love tea, black being my favourite, Especially Earl Grey. I dont drink Camomile, for some reason it gives me stomach cramps when I drink it. I LOVE cinnemon!

My favourite movies / tv are: Equilibrium, Avatar, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Appleseed, Witchblade (the anime version), Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Kungfu Panda, Pirates of the Carribean series, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix Trilogy, all the Riddick's, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, Ancient Aliens, Downton Abbey, Poirot, Miss Marple, Vera..... just to name a few.

Im a bit of a Harry Potter fan, I have all the books and one day hope to have extended versions of the movies on DVD and to also go visit Harry Potter world (either UK or US I don't mind).

I am part of Postcrossing too, and I love it. One of the ladies I received a postcard from mentioned Swap-bot, that's how I came to be here. I never thought I would love swapping soooo much....

My favourite colours are: Dark blues, dark purples, dark pinks, dark greens, reds and black.

I would love to do private PC swaps and am always looking for postcard pals.

I have a pile of postcards that I would love sent back to me. If anyone is interested in doing a private "Return to sender" swap please let me know.

I like to host swaps, should you not receive your swap from your partner even after you may have managed to get hold of them for a resend, I will happily Angel just let me know.

Favourite Stuff

I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.

I love good old fashioned murder mysteries and period dramas.

Skelanimals/skulls - also absolutely anything

Bumblebees and bees and ladybugs. Im always rescuing bumblebees and bees in the garden with sugar water.


Asian Art

Ancient and old Asian buildings & temples


Belly dancing, I haven't done it for years, but I would still love to someday.

Dita Von Teese or any Burlesque for that matter.

Deftones is my most favourite favourite band.

I love kung fu movies, I have seen so many that I love that it would take forever to list them.



I dont like receiving PCs that are a cut out from a cereal box or some other random thing. I only send out store bought PCs so I kind of expect to receive store bought or very nicely hand made/art PCs. I will give a 3 if I get a PC cut out from some random box you got out of your kitchen cupboard.

I do not mind handmade, but only if the swap allows them.

I am not religeous, so please don't sent me religeous or spiritual stuff.

PCs Im looking for

I prefer my postcards sent stamped and naked, or naked and stamped (that is sent not in an envelope). I have this thing that a postcard is not complete unless it has been written on.

I have decided to collect a postcard of each an every animal in the world. A momentous task you say! Yes it is! Challenge accepted :)

I am looking for the following (I will update this list regularly), I have a folder with all my animail postcards in the "My collections" link at the top of the page here, just in case you want to double check what I have, or just out of curiosity. I will update it regularly.

Here is what I am looking for:

Bats, yes the flying kind.






Andean Cat

Clouded leopard

Siberian tiger

Bat-eared Fox

Indian or Benghal Fox

March Hare

Sun Bear


Rock hyrax

Tiger or Bull Shark (depending on where you are in the world)

Hammerhead shark

Any dolphin except common dolphin.

Comic book covers


Princess Diana

Space or science fiction


Ancient Egyptians

Erupting volcanoes

Dramatic weather scenes

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Star Trek

Star Wars

Halloween (we don't get any Halloween stuff here in NZ)

Goth or Gothic scenes

Surfing (for the hubby)




Vampires (but the scary ones- please NOT Edward, or True Blood, I like the old school vampires)

Vintage comics / movies like Bride of Frankenstein and Vampirella

Crop Circles

Froy & Dind (I received one in a tag and I absolutely love it!)


Postcard with cut-outs

Eugen Hartung - see below


Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Jetoy cat postcard <3 We love it!
Fieke rated for Multi Multiview Postcard #16 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your PC I love grapes and always appreciate a glass of wine :)
ainaignies rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Babsmomof5 rated for Send my postcard back - Week 2 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Received this today...both are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the one for me, and I'll drop the one for you back into the mail Monday!
chendaleh rated for Capital city 2nd on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great PC!
skinny52 rated for City / Town / Village with R R2 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Great R card, thanks so much!
Comment: These animals are sweethearts, thanks for the critters!
Comment: I like the postcard, and I enjoyed reading what you wrote on the back! The stamp is cool too. Thank you! :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Comment: Great selection of postcards. Thank you!!!
Comment: Thank you I shall color the card and return to the owner
Comment: Thank you!
Fieke rated for Naked Map PC From Your Country #7 on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the map of New Zealand :)
brianfuchs rated for (PCG) J is for... on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. I love all the stamps you used.
EmilyT rated for City / Town / Village with P R2 on Sep 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks for Picton ferry terminal & other views!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Comment: Thank you for all the pretty buildings!
Comment: Cindy, thank you for the interesting postcards you sent for this postcards scavenger hunt. And also for choosing a lighthouse postcards for my profile postcard. Shirley
Amylord rated for Science Fiction PC Swap - Weird on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Cindy. It's creepy and I love it! <3 The dark humor in it is just awesome.

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denimblu14 on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you very much Cindy for the super postcards, fun bookmarks and the cute cat notelets that you sent to me for the Sept PTG WTA. Ta for the wonderful stamp on the envie too :)

A123987 on Oct 16, 2017:

I just got my postcard back for week 2 of my "Send my postcard back" swaps - thank you.

Toby2017 on Sep 21, 2017:

A HUGE thank you for the coolest postcards ever for my August WTA!!!! And I have added Wellington to my bucket list of places to go! So COOL!!

Toby2017 on Sep 9, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome postcards..especially the Columbia, MO and Rte 66 ones...from your destash!! I love them!!!!

marinda on Sep 7, 2017:

Thank you so much for the awesome postcards! They are great. :-D

simcoe54 on Aug 25, 2017:

Love, love, love the postcards that you sent for - PTG: I need to De Stash some older postcards. Thanks for sharing.

Tinker60 on Apr 13, 2017:

Thanks so much for the great PCs you sent for my win in the PTG WTA for March. The sunset one with the boats is just gorgeous and the Tokyo Tower is so very interesting and intricate. The nighttime one is just beautiful in its coloring. Thanks again for beautiful PCs ~~

denimblu14 on Apr 11, 2017:

Thank you very much Cindy for re sending the IFM WTA to me. I am going to have fun colouring in the bookmarks they are fab! Thanks also for the postcards and cute stickers. I do love the Glow Worm stamp :)

mgallardo68 on Apr 6, 2017:

I received your lovely naked PC (in envelope) Lol... Thank you so much, it is beautiful!!!


theaterfan23 on Mar 29, 2017:

My postcard made its way back home to me today! Thank you so much!!

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