Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2018 2:47 am


Date Joined: November 8, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2018
Birthday: April 7, 1971
Country: New Zealand
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My Postcards to Trade

About Me

I will be away on a holiday to Australia from the 6th July to the 14th July. I haven't signed up for any swaps in that time and will make sure all my swaps for before the 6th are posted out. I will not be contactable during that week so please be patient if I don't get back to you right away. We get home late in the 14th too, so I wont be bothered with the interwebs until Sunday.

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 :)

No Mail boxes in New Zealand are emptied on Saturdays, Sundays or Public holidays. Usually I dont receive international mail on Mondays either.

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.

I also love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. And I enjoy getting into good Victorian era murder mysteries. As well as Agatha Christie and that era. good old fashioned stuff.

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.

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



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


City View PCs with the name on the front.

Country postcards

Map postcards

Princess Diana

Kate Middleton

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



Dracula / 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: Love the card and stamp combination Cindy. The dolphin is a good artist! I hope you are enjoying your holiday :)
blubutterfly rated for Vacation Postcard on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the PC! Loved seeing the different views, makes me want to go there and it really does look like a special place! I haven't been to Africa (or New Zealand) yet, but it's on my bucket list! Hope all is well:)
Sammoning rated for Multi View Postcard Swap on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the big and beautiful card of New Zealand landscapes! :)
Comment: Thanks for a lovely, thoughtful card. :-)
ahren rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #22 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: I love this! Thank you!
KarenFife rated for City / Town / Village with R R3 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: I’d love to visit there too! Thanks for the beautiful postcard and stamps!
Comment: Thank you for the nice PC! Happy Summer!
Comment: Thank you for the train postcard. Hope it warms up for you soon!
Comment: Hello Cindy, thanks a lot for your wonderful postcard. That’s really an amazing place. Greetings from Germany!
kssunlover1947 rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #23 on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Star Wars card I have that set I am using for swaps so it is nice when I get one I can keep for myself. I got to see the new movie "Solo, A Star Wars Movie" I loved it and will be definetly buying it when it comes out on Blue Ray in a few months.
Comment: That sure is an awesome bird Cindy, thank you very much for sending that postcard my way. Great postage stamps used too, ta ☺
Rosie2766 rated for City / Town / Village with P R3 on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for both my cards!!! I really appreciate it!!!
widelo123 rated for PTG: Send it Home PC swap on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Cindy, I will definitely be sending your postcard back to you. Thank you for the extra postcards, Shirley
Comment: Thank you for the seal postcard. And now have a wonderful weekend.
susieq11 rated for Space Postcard on Jun 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcard and stamp!!! XOXO
Comment: Excellent postcard Cindy, what a great find for Q! Thank you very much :)
IrinaBG rated for Country Name Postcard #2 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! :)
jukejan rated for CPG At the Beach PC - Global on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: I love the beach postcard that you sent. I think those rocks and pools are amazing!
user4532 rated for Send it Home PC Swap #2 on Jun 11, 2018
AnneliesV rated for PTG: Its gone! PC Swap on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you

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denimblu14 on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you very much Cindy for the great selection of WTA PTG postcards, I love the Royal Wedding postage stamp :)

shirleyinCA on Jul 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the royal wedding stamp and Dunedin train station and Sydney opera house cards! Love them all - and also the cool royal guard note card!

user6937 on Jun 21, 2018:

PTG WTA - May: Your postcards have arrived - thanks very much for sending MAP pc's (my favourite theme)!

simcoe54 on May 31, 2018:

New Zealand vintage postcards RAK -- Thanks for all the vintage NZ postcards which are perfect for my collection.

Drachenfrau on May 22, 2018:

Thank you bunches for the New Zealand postcards, Cindy!!! :-*

denimblu14 on Apr 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday, I hope that you have had a lovely day ☺

Drachenfrau on Mar 31, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful postcards for the February WTA (Postcard trading group), Cindy :-*

mgallardo68 on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for my PTG> I have some vintage colour PCs from Kenya is someone wants them? postcards! They are a treasure!! ♥♥

Kathy821 on Feb 26, 2018:

HI, I see that you didn't receive your swaps a couple years ago. I would love to make this up to you. I am so sorry that it happened. Life was unbelievable for me at the time and I didn't even feel safe in my home because of my daughter and her Children's father. We now have the children. I would be happy to send you a map postcard separately as well.


Drachenfrau on Feb 16, 2018:

2nd batch sent. :-*

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