Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2019 7:55 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2009
Last Online: October 15, 2019
Birthday: September 10, 1986
Country: Netherlands
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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. 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. USA, SE Asia, Australia, Antarctica! 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!

In a nutshell

Books. Starbucks. Photography. Vintage shops. Thriftstores. Markets. Concerts. Festivals. Chocolate. Cooking. Restaurants. Coffee. Travelling. Berlin. Paris. London. Music. Movies. Penpalling. Swapping. Snail mail. Black & White. Sleeping. Drinking Tea. Small lunchrooms. Totebags. Being on my own. Being nice to others.

Favorite Music

Hardrock, metal, punk, folkrock, folkmetal, medieval, indie, tekno, industrial, but also classic and piano and even some jazz every now and then.

Most favorite bands: Rammstein, Disturbed, Letzte Instanz, In Extremo, Guns n' Roses, The Beatles, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Die Toten Hosen, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Muse, System of a Down, and many many more.


  • Address labels (that I can stick on envelopes)
  • Airmail stickers
  • Amigurumi pug (Big wish! Who can make it for me?)
  • Anything Amnesty International
  • Anything that helps me learn to speak Spanish
  • Anything related to Iceland / Ireland / Russia
  • Anything with feathers, swallows, travel/love quotes, Eiffel towers, foxes, hummingbirds, squirrels, doves, globes, statements, 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
  • City maps / subway maps; you get the idea
  • Friendshipbracelet (woven/crochet/knotted)
  • Guinness related goodies
  • Interesting books/magazines about your country
  • Jewelry (esp. (big) necklaces and bracelets, I love big beads. Also statement jewelry. Not lots of rhinestones and bling bling please.)
  • Leather bracelet
  • LGBT related stuff
  • Mary Poppins related stuff
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Pugs pugs pugs!!! (Anything that has a pug on it is welcome, because I'm the biggest pug-lover you'll ever meet :P )
  • Punk style jewelry / earrings (no patches/buttons please)
  • 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! Especially instant (VIA) coffee)
  • Street art books, zines and stickers (also homemade)
  • T-shirts of all kind (esp. dark color, I love souvenir print, funny print, fashionable. Size XL, EU size 44/46, UK 16. 2nd hand is ok, if in good condition.)
  • Travelguides (written in English please; 2nd hands is fine)
  • Unwritten Halloween (post)cards (Without glitters)
  • Unwritten Thanksgiving (post)cards (without glitters)
  • Vintage (esp. bracelets, necklaces, handbags, beautybags, scarfs, and so on and so on. No belts please)
  • Wax melts / wax bars (Christmas smells, cake smells, Lush dupes, nature smells. Yankee candle and Goose Creek are my fav but I love them all)
  • Woolen socks, make sure it's real wool and no polyester please, thanks.


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, notebooks, pencils, erasers, as I have plenty already and don't need them so much. Thanks for understanding!


Black, grey, silver and red are my favorites.

For in my house I like red and silver/metal colored thingies. When it comes to acessories I like necklaces, bracelets or scarfs, Silver color earrings and ear studs are also fine. For clothes I like black and grey the most. Those colors suits me the best :-) 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.

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 green flavored teas (but please not only lemon since I already have too many). 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 :) I'm always willing to try something new (I've never tried roses for example) and unusual :) Strawberry flavour is my all time favorite, but even detox teas are welcome 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). I like to try new perfumes / scents so be welcome to send me these. Body-scrubs and facemasks are also welcome. But please, only good quality stuff please :-) I prefer products that have not been tested on animals. I'm a huge 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, nothing 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.



midteacher rated for B&W PCs week 11 on May 4, 2016
Comment: Do love the PC, especially since I have sat through a cold, rainy college football game. Many thanks.
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
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
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
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
thenazka rated for Tiny tea bag swap â„–2 on Apr 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea :)
tatntole rated for Easter PC on Apr 9, 2016
Comment: I forgot to rate for this swap, so sorry to rate late.
Response: no problem ;) thanks for the <3
Comment: I loved the envie you made from a map, and thank you for the nice postcard and nice teas.
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
Comment: Thanks for a lovely card!
Response: You're very welcome! :)
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
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
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!
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!
Comment: 1000 maal dank voor je mooie enveloppen én de inhoud daarvan: je hebt zo goed naar mijn profiel gekeken! Ik ben er super blij mee! XXXX
Response: Wat fijn om te horen dat je er zo blij mee bent!! Heel erg graag gedaan <3 Dank je voor je hartje!
carol rated for WIYM Music CD swap on Feb 28, 2016
Comment: My car CD player is broken, so I haven't listened yet. I'm sure I'll find a song or two I love, though. Thank you!
JenniferB rated for SWMHC - Send some Sunshine - Intl on Feb 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the sunshine you sent me Colinde...I loved it. So did my daughter, she stole the French Vanilla cuppocino! Also love your creative envelope, especially sewing it together! Again, thank you!!! 😊♥️♥️
Comment: Thank you so much for your ray of sunshine. I live together with my aunt so this morning when I went downstairs to collect the mail from the doormat your letter stood out between all the boring white envelopes, and already made me smile from afar. It only got better when I opened it. It made me smile and tear up (I'm a crier), and was just all together lovely. I love everything You sent me and I will treasure and use all of it! Thank you so much! You truly captured the essence of this swap!
Response: Ahww, thank you só much for your sweet rating and the heart!! I'm so happy to read that my mail found you with such great appreciation! :) I'm also a crier, but I believe showing emotions make people so beautiful and pure! :) Thanks to you for creating this nice swap! I had much fun preparing the envelopes!
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards! I loved the Blythe doll one best. :)
Response: You're so welcome! I knew you would like that card :D Thanks for the heart!
aladyde rated for AapE: 3 cards in an envelope January on Jan 31, 2016
Comment: Great cards! And so many - seems you have the same card virus like me - never can have enough. Thank you so much!
Response: Absolutely we have the card virus in common! :D You're very welcome; thanks for the heart!!

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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:


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

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 4, 2013:

Thanks for joining My Drunk Penpal!

Naeco on Apr 27, 2012:

Thanks for joining my tea swap! [:

dmarie on Feb 19, 2011:

Thanks for joining should be fun :)

glefse on Feb 14, 2011:

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

  • Katrine (Candy Swap International ^^)
Chimmy on Feb 7, 2011:

hey colindeeeeee


brighid82 on Feb 1, 2011:

Your Postcard pen pal swap is on the way :)

<3 Shanell

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