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Colinde

Colinde
Date Joined: October 6, 2009
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: September 10, 1986
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi! Hoi! Hey! Hola! Kaixo!

Please take the time to read my profile. I live by the rule: "Do to no-one what you yourself dislike," and I hope you'll do the same. Thank you (: That will make swapping fun for everyone!

I'm a 33 years young woman, living in the Netherlands with my boyfriend, who means the world to me! I'm a huge animal lover. I have a 7 years old black & white cat (Dixi), a 9 years old parrot Karel, and 2 diamonddoves (Bart and Pino).

I love new experiences, adventure and living life. I believe everything happens for a reason. My biggest dream is to visit Iceland, but actually I dream every day of traveling the world. If traveling was free, you'd never see me again!

If you want to know more about me, feel free to drop me a line. I'm always in for pug-postcard-swaps. (or anything pug-related). Just send me a pm!

Likes - in a nutshell

Books. Old libraries. Bookshops. Starbucks. Photography. Vintage stores. Thriftstores. Markets. Concerts. Festivals. Chocolate. Restaurants. Coffee. Traveling. Berlin. Paris. London. Music. Movies. Swapping. Snail mail. Black & White. Sleeping. Drinking Tea. Small lunchrooms. Totebags. Love. My boyfriend. Animals. Roadtrips. Nature. Hiking. Water (river, sea, lakes). Mountains. Rainbows. Rammstein. Hardrock. Metal. Tekno. Industrial. Hardrock Cafe pins.

Wishlist

  • Address labels with my address on it (that I can stick on envelopes)
  • Amigurumi pug (Big wish! Who can make it for me?)
  • Anything Amnesty International
  • Anything useful or nice related to Iceland / Ireland / Russia / Aruba / Canada
  • Anything useful or nice with feathers, swallows, travel/love quotes, Eiffel towers, foxes, shrimps, hummingbirds, squirrels, doves, globes or pugs on it
  • Bar towel from your country, or famous or local beer brand
  • Bath & Body Works products (esp. the over night treatment lip balm; you'd make me so happy with this!)
  • Bento boxes
  • CD's you recommend me, something unusual, different, or something you think I will like (2nd hand is fine but without scratches)
  • Chocolate (milk for me; white for my boyfriend)
  • City maps / subway maps / touristy
  • Guinness related goodies
  • Interesting books/magazines about your country (in English please)
  • Leather bracelet
  • Luggage tag with map print or travel-related quote
  • Pugs pugs pugs!!! (Anything that has a pug on it is welcome, because I'm the biggest pug-lover you'll ever meet :P )
  • Rammstein related stuff (no magazine clippings or posters please but all kind of acessories are welcome!)
  • Smoking gear (yes, I'm one of those stinky smokers... I know it's not healthy. But if you can send me nice / artsy / touristic lighters, rolling papers, or ashtrays, you make me very very happy!)
  • Starbucks (anything! I love the instant (VIA) coffee)
  • Something related to Street art like books, zines and stickers (also homemade)
  • Something useful that has the letter C on it
  • Travelguides (written in English please; 2nd hands is fine)
  • Vintage (esp. bracelets, necklaces, handbags, beautybags, scarfs, and so on and so on. If needed, please ask my size)
  • Wax melts / wax bars (Christmas smells, cake smells, Lush dupes, nature smells. Yankee candle and Goose Creek are my fav but I love to try anything new)

BE CREATIVE!!! (:

I tried to make my wishlist as big as possible, to give you the best idea of my likes and dislikes. Hope it helps you. If not, please send me a message :) Again: second hand mostly is fine, but it has to be in good condition. Don't send trash.

Please do NOT send: little money wallets, paperclips, pencils, erasers, as I have plenty already and don't need them so much. Thanks for understanding!

Colors

Black, grey, silver and red are my favorites.

For in my house I like red and silver/metal colored thingies. Socks are welcome in all different happy colors and prints! I'm a colorful person!

DISLIKES: I don't like beige and I also don't like things with lots of glitter on it. Gold is okay but I'm more a silver person. Also no rhinestones please, no fake diamonds, no 'bling bling' at all, since I simply don't like it.

Food, candy, chocolate, snacks

I really like: Snacks, candy and chocolate especially from your country, chocolate (milk, white, 'weird tastes', with nuts, with fruits, with alcohol, with mint), something you really recommend me, things with strawberry or lemon (not too sour) flavour, Japanese candies (those sticks in different flavours, and I loooove the Milky candy), chocolate from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, Mozart Kugeln, the green Aero chocolate from the UK, cookies, cookies with chocolate, crisps, anything with nuts, chocolate with sea salt. Surprise me with something you'd recommend me. I'm willing to try (almost) anything.

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger. Not at all. Also the green tea / matcha thing is something I don't like.

Hot beverages

I'm a big lover of coffee, latte machiato, cappuchino, hot chocolate, tea, chai tea, and coffee with special flavours. I'd love to try all kind of coffees and hot chocolates from all over the world. Every taste is welcome, also weird ones. I'm already excited yet!

Also those special sirups to put in the coffee are welcome. I'd like to try something new! I also love anything Starbucks.

Tea (please only send for tea-swaps!)

When it comes to tea, I especially like Rooibos and English Breakfast. Autumn teas and winter teas are lovely; I like it spicy (cinnamon and other spices). Please don't send me Pickwick tea because that's available on every corner of the street here :) Feel free to send me loose tea as well (but be sure you pack it very well).

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger, tea with 'smokey' flavours, blueberries, blackberries, tea with a sour flavour (if it's sour, I probably don't like it), jasmine, lavender tea.

Bath, body, beauty

I'm a big lover of Lush products. I don't have a bath, so please send items I can use in the shower. I like lipbalm (without color/tint) and black mascara (I prefer mineral or vegan make-up, or at least not tested on animals). I like to try new perfumes / scents so be welcome to send me these. Body-scrubs and facemasks are also welcome. But, only good quality stuff please :-) . I'm a lover of nailpolish as well, but please no glitters or childish stuff.

Big big wish: can anyone please send me the Bath & Body Works lipbalm over night treatment? you'd make me SO happy!!!

DISLIKES: But, please DON'T SEND ME: Lipstick; I never wear it. Please also no powders, no blush, no concealer, no bronzer, no foundation, no eyeshadows; nothing of that at all. Especially nothing with glitters. I might be picky, but it would be a pity if you send me things that I cannot use, isn't it?

Thanks for understanding!!

Last but not least...

People should treat other people as they wish to be treated themselves; also on Swapbot ;-) I'm absolutely not a flaker. If you haven't received something from me, then please let me know, so I can (try to) fix it.

I never rate 1 or 3 without sending a message first. I hope you will do the same. I also rate my swaps as soon as I receive them.

I'M PRO RECYCLING AND UPCYCLING! I RE-USE MY PACKAGING!

Ratings

Kimmik01 rated for Send 10 Blank P.C. international on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Colinde, thank you so much for the postcards! I loved everything about it, from the envelope to each postcard you sent! Happy holidays, take care.
lorencz rated for private swap lorencz and Colinde on Dec 5, 2019
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Comment: I got the extra tote bag today. Thanks so much! I also love the little ornament you included as extra. It's hanging up in my classroom right now. Best wishes!
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Comment: Thank you soo much for your package! I really love the hand gel's smell! <3
Response: you're so welcome; thanks for the nice rating :-)
Hope84 rated for Quick - Two Surprise Stocking Fillers on Nov 19, 2019
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Comment: Hello :-) , thank you so much for the really nice Surprises. I really like how you wrapped the gifts and the little Letter. Thank you also for the surprise for my Son :-) . Many Greetings from Italy :-) ! and Merry Christmas to you too :-) !!!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice rating and comment; I am so happy you liked the package! There is another package on its way to you since you are my partner in another swap as well :-D Hopefully it will also find you with a big smile ;-) Warm wishes to wonderful Italy ;-)
snailmailkails rated for Mail Tag Swap #14 on Oct 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for all of the items! I adore these movie review sheets and the book mark is so lovely! Thanks for putting together such a lovely swap. It really made my week!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you like it! <3 Thanks for the heart!
lorencz rated for Profile based Happy mail! #1 on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: Wow Colinde. So, I've done about 100 postcard and flat mail swaps, but this was the first "Type 3" I've ever done. I wanted to wait so I could make something special for someone. You absolutely made my day with everything you prepared for me!! The Berlin Wall piece, notebook and pen are very cool, but I think my favorite is the rainbow bag. I teared up when I saw it. Thank you so much for brightening my day with your sweet gifts. I have a cold this Friday, so I'm going to make some of that soup and enjoy. Wish you all the best and many thanks from Korea!!
Response: Thank you sΓ³ much for your kind comment, and your rating with the heart! <3 I'm so glad you liked all the gifts! In all honesty, I KNEW you would love that bag :-D I bought it in the shop where I work, and literally everybody loves it a lot! Little note on it: If you put it in the washing machine, the colors can faint a bit. But hey, if that ever will happen: message me and I will make sure you get another one since this bag is fixed product in our store :-D I hope you feel better, and that maybe the soup even helped you get better a bit :-D Warm wishes to you and maybe we meet again in another swap!
midteacher rated for B&W PCs week 11 on May 4, 2016
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Comment: Do love the PC, especially since I have sat through a cold, rainy college football game. Many thanks.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful four (!) cards and for the great envelope.
porpie5 rated for Somewhere I've Traveled PC on Apr 22, 2016
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Comment: Ah! Paris! We've been there twice & loved it as well. The last time, we were on the Eiffel Tower & got stuck in a wild rainstorm! My husband got soaked & almost blown off the tower, but the kids & I darted into a store & kept dry until the rains quit. What a story!
ElenaMaz rated for Big City (*Intl*) on Apr 14, 2016
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Comment: What a beautiful pc and thanks for the recommendation, I hope to visit Berlin someday!
Annalee rated for SIE ~ New postcard-pal for 2016... on Apr 12, 2016
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Comment: Thank you Colinde for the postcard! I will write back to you as soon as possible!
Response: Great! take your time :) I'm glad my card found your home this time!! Thanks a lot for the heart <3
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Comment: Thank you so much for the tea :)
tatntole rated for Easter PC on Apr 9, 2016
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Comment: I forgot to rate for this swap, so sorry to rate late.
Response: no problem ;) thanks for the <3
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Comment: I loved the envie you made from a map, and thank you for the nice postcard and nice teas.
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Comment: Thanks so much Colinde for your kind words. I loved reading what you wrote for me. Yeah, the pain will always be there but life has to go on. I am alone in the house now but my cats keep me company! I am surviving!! Thanks so much for the lovely assortment of notecards. Not sure if I wanna use any of them....they are so precious!!! Again, thanks again for your mail made my day! Hugs from Malaysia!
Response: Cats are lovely company <3 You're very welcome! And I'm glad you liked the cards. (sorry for the late respond!) I appreciate your nice rating! Hugs! <3
Karen07 rated for Easter PC on Mar 31, 2016
5
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Comment: Thanks for a lovely card!
Response: You're very welcome! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard. Hope you get to visit Hamburg again.
Response: Thank you! And thank you for your nice rating! :) Happy Easter!
Swan rated for WIYM: Where you were born PC Swap? on Mar 18, 2016
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Comment: I was going to stay in my hometown too, but now, I've bern in the US for over 20 years, so who knows... Thanks for the great card and your story.
Response: Haha, nice to hear that! It's true; we never know what life has instore for us! Thanks for your nice rating & heart. Happy Easter!
Cha13 rated for Touristy Postcard swap #3 on Mar 16, 2016
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Comment: Great postcard! Nice to hear about your trip away! I did that last year with a few friends and my daughter, it is nice to escape sometimes!!😊
Response: Thanks a lot for your nice rating, I highly appreciate it! And keep traveling with your daughter; it's great to make such memories!! :D Happy Easter!
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Comment: Hi Colinde! TY for the lovely pc - I want to go too! Looks like a great place to visit and there is so much to do! I hope you get to go again when all the stuff you wanted to see is open and that you have a wonderful time! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you liked the card!! :) Thanks a lot for your nice rating and the heart! <3 Happy Easter!

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Comments

Tanika on Mar 14, 2016:

Hartelijk dank voor jouw kaartje. Mooie tekening van het kattenduo :-)

RAGANA on Dec 16, 2014:

Santa brings you a gift/Ra26 Thank you for your present! Happy holidays!

biasbabe on Dec 30, 2013:

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Welcome to the Group

daddysgirl1987 on Dec 13, 2013:

wow het pakketje is nice!!!! wil alles voelen en aanrakken en open maken!!! Hopelijk ben je blij met mijn goodie kerstbox!!! x

Naeco on Apr 27, 2012:

Thanks for joining my tea swap! [:

glefse on Feb 14, 2011:

A whole bunch of candy is in the mail, on its way to you :)

  • Katrine (Candy Swap International ^^)
brighid82 on Feb 1, 2011:

Your Postcard pen pal swap is on the way :)

<3 Shanell

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