Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2018 12:06 am


Date Joined: September 9, 2012
Last Online: February 24, 2018
Birthday: August 25, 1992
Country: Belgium
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About Me

I'm Lynn. I live together with my husband and my cat Fristi in a city called Hoboken. I love being creative (see crafts), reading, visiting museums, ...

Favorite Music

I love almost all music (except schlaeger), but I must admit the music I love the most is more in the rock genre. From soft pop rock to some metal

some favorite bands:

  • Nirvana

  • Switchfoot

  • Skillet

  • And I turned Seven

  • Simple Plan

  • Apocalyptica

  • 3 doors down


Favorite Books

I love lots of genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA, History, Non-fiction, Crime, Comics/ Manga,...

I don't like horror, action and most romance( no chiclit, no erotic, something like Twilight is ok)

some favorites:

  • Harry Potter

  • The Hunger Games

  • Matched

  • All Tolkien's books

  • ....

I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks. I dislike paperbacks for multiple reasons. The quality of the cover is just bad. It cracks and curls up and I don't like it. I feel very uncormftable reading a paperback book as I don't fully open the book when reading with a fear of cracking the spine. But I do get Hardcovers are more expensive to buy and send, although with some websites like the book depository or when your USbased Bookoutlet it's cheaper for hardcovers. And so for swaps I don't expect you to gift a hardcover book, I'm happy with a gifted Kindle e-book as well, which can be very cheap. I actually prefer e-books over paperbacks, I know I'm that weird. That being said I will never rate down because you'll send a paperback book especially when the swap asks to gift a physical copy. It's just that I must admit when receiving a paperback I might read it once extremely carefully and then it just sits on bookshelf. I often reread hardcovers and e-books. I only buy paperback versions myself when I really want a book very bad, but there's no other version available at all, which is often the case for comics or non-fiction books. But I'll be grateful for any book that I receive that is in a good condition.

Favorite Movies

The same as for books, almost everything except for horror, action or most romance


  • Harry Potter

  • Twilight

  • The Hunger Games

  • Hachi


Favorite Television

I like TV-series more then movies, because you can enjoy it longer


  • House M.D.

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Suits

  • De Elfenheuvel

  • Nana

  • Stargate (all)

  • The X-files

  • White collar


Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking

  • Drawing, painting

  • Knitting

  • Crocheting


Likes and wishlist

Favorite color: Purple and blue, every shade of it. I like most other colors, I'm just not a big fan of yellow (except in nature)

Favorite flower: Daffodils, I also like others

Favorite smell: Lavender. I also like fruity smells.

  • Books: My book depository/Amazon wishlist have got books I haven't got yet.

  • Blu-ray/dvd's: My amazon wishlist has dvd's I don't own yet. Just make sure it's region code 2 or region free, other wise I can't play it.

  • Craft/ art supplies

  • Stationery: notebooks, pens, writing paper with envelopes (I prefer size A4), stickers,...

  • socks : EU size 39, UK size 6, US 8

  • Anything Garfield

  • Anything of the Gorjuss brand

  • Cosmetics: shampoo, soap, showergels, ... no make up and nothing tested on animals.

  • Chocolate (only Belgian), Hot chocolate sachets are ok from outside Belgium. cookies

  • Tea. I like to try different tastes

  • Bookmarks

  • Every animal except spiders and insects

  • Organic and Fairtrade

  • Souvenirs from your country (no flags) or something related to your native language

  • Anything from my wishlists.


  • Nothing where an animal has been killed or hurt for. I'm a vegetarian. So no meat/fish/ gelatine/ some e-numbers/ cheese. (Milk and eggs are fine) Also no leather or anything tested on animals

  • No Spiders or Insects.

  • No clowns. they really freak me out so this is a big NoNo.

  • Anything spiritistic/ paranormal/ magic realated, unless it's a fictional book.

  • Nothing religious. I have my my own faith. But I would like your favorite bible verse written somewhere if you have one.

  • Nothing holiday/birthday related

  • No good luck charms

  • Nothing too violent or bloody

  • Horror, action, romance, erotic/ nude

  • Nothing related to politics.

  • Gossip/ lies/ flakers

About the post office

I mark 'sent' when I drop the swap in the mailbox. They empty it every day (Mon -Fri) at 4.30 p.m and Saturday at 11 a.m. If I drop it in the mailbox after 4.30 on weekday, then they'll pick it up the next day. When it's on a Saturday after 11 or on a Sunday, then it's on Monday that they pick it up. They don't pick up mail on holidays. If you haven't received anything from me in a reasonable time, contact me and I'll resend immediatly. I'll always contact if something happens and if need to send late. But usually I send early(especially packet swaps).

Swapping, rating and hosting

I take swap-bot.com and every aspect of it, swapping, rating, hosting, very seriously. Mainly because I like to keep swapping. :)

About swapping

I like all three kinds of swaps, but I prefer type 3 swaps the most. I love taking the time to prepare a special package or craft for a swappartner as well as I like the joy of receiving a fun swap. ^_^

About rating

I always rate, no matter what kind of swap, also email swaps. I always think it's frustrating to 'hunt down' ratings as it is very unrespectful towards your swappartner. Everyone who puts time, effort and/or money deserves a fair rating. That means when when you receive a swap you should rate even when it's 'just' an email swap. I will rate as soon as I can time wise, but usually the same day as I receive the swap.

About hosting

I've hosted a few swaps so far and I genuinely love it. I often host a swap when I get a fun idea which I can't find in any public swaps. Sometimes I see a fun swap but I end up not joining as I find that the swap host is too flexible when it comes to the swap requirements. And if I don't feel safe in a swap then I will not join.

I usually set some 'strict' requirements in the swaps I host, but that is mainly to protect the swappers in my swap. I don't allow newbies/unrated swappers in my swaps. That is because in some of the first swaps I hosted I allowed newbies, but only as private swap or when I had set up a swap and it was just newbies. Literally every time I did this I got flaked on.

Luckily I learn quickly from my mistakes and so the number of swaps I got flaked on was minimal. I was lucky enough to find an angel for those few swaps. But those experiences definitely changed my trust when it comes to newbies. I know I was a newbie once and a lot of newbies will turn into amazing swappers. But for the moment I'm not willing to lower my standards when it comes to swapping.

I usually host package swaps which can cost a bit more or crafting/journal swaps which are time consuming. So of course I want to lower the risk of flakers and try to make sure my swaps are safe. I will ban as I see fit. But I'll always be respectful and send a pm why you weren't included in the swap.

That doesn't mean I think newbies/unrated swappers are the only flakers out there, that will just be very unreasonable and unfair. I do check profiles thoroughly and notice things like unfilled profiles, recent or not recent fair bad ratings,.. As I mentioned before I'm very committed to swapping and willing to take some time or be assertive to keep my swaps safe.


shoediva rated for Big Pen Pal swap - international on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your great letter and all of the extras. I will write back soon.
Comment: Thanks for the list! I've been meaning to read. The Girl on the Train
holiveirah rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ W!! on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Lynn, thank you so much for this extremely generous swap, I can't wait to read the books, great choices!
Jjean rated for CL: January Reading log - Electronic on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your January books with me!
Comment: Wow you read that FAST! Thanks for sharing such in depth thoughts :) Hopefully you'll find something in the show and/or later books to redeem the series for you :)
Inez rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Lynn! Thank you for sharing your food! Looks really delicious! I love chocolate sprinkles as well!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! And congratulations!!!! <3
Helena8664 rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation! :)
Helena8664 rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Mmmm...your food looks SO delicious and healthy! :) Even the dessert, as we all know balance is healthy. ha ha! Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Lynn, Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your happy moments with me! Babies are the best news ever! :)
ElectricHare rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the email! You had a pretty tasty week!
lukrecja rated for Be my angel! #2 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: WOW-WOW-WOW!! What a wonderful selection of chocolate! Thank you so much, Dear! :) You are certainly the best ANGEL I had in my swap-bot-life and you should feel free to reach out to me anytime you want something from Poland - I can do a private swap with you at any time! THANK YOU!! <3
elkalsa rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: thanks, it sounds interesting. and it's so nice of you thinking each member personal taste :)
melsanchez rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the recommendation! I do have a very wide range of books that I read, I literally will try any book or genre. We Were Liars sounds interesting and I'll have to pick it up soon!
Elisabeth rated for A cozy winter night in - Europe on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Dear Lynn, I am really overwhelmed by your packages and your thoughtfulness! Thank you so much! I love everything. The chocolate didn't make it to melting though, as I ate it before :)
Comment: Thank you for the fun links to more places to waste my time.
Comment: Hi Lynn! Thank you for sharing your top 5! I am gonna check out Goodreads! Reading more books is one of my goals this year! Have a nice day!
lukrecja rated for Private Angeling swap on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: I am.... just speechless... I got your package today and I have to say it is.... so heavenly perfect!! <3 I wish there was an option of granting more than one heart - if that would be so, you would GET THEM ALL!! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) I hope, my package will reach you well - let me know as soon as it happens :) If you would like to trade some sweets, I am more than open for it, as the Belgian cookies tend to be my favorites! :) THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
kacka rated for Represent the country 4 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: i have just eaten the fabulous banana chocolate, oh it is great. We have banana in chocolate but it has nothing to do with the real taste of banana:). I thak you for that very special swap, i love all the goodies you prepared - the writing paper, the teabags, everything very nice. if you ever want to do private swap for anything from my country, let me know:)

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Fever on Dec 7, 2017:

Wohoo, you're back doing some swaps! :):) I might join the cosy night swap, depending on how desperate the situation around that time seems with my MA-thesis. :D Welcome back!

Fever on May 10, 2014:

Have a happy wedding day!!!!

I'm thinking of you - enjoy your special day!

Hugs and Kisses from Germany to you and your (not much longer just ...) fiance!


Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


KateKintail on May 1, 2014:


Disney in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

libertylithium on Mar 24, 2014:

thanks for sharing your favorite verse! that's one of my favorite Bible stories also! :) God Bless! xx

jandmterry on Mar 23, 2014:

Your Favorite Scripture Swap:

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh morning. -Lamentations 3:23 NLT

I love this verse because it reminds me that everyday is new and God's mercies allow us a fresh start.



ImzadiRose on Mar 17, 2014:

You absolutely can write back to me. :) I'm sure we'll be sending to each other lots more for the group swaps, so anything extra would be awesome. :D

Sternenfee on Feb 26, 2014:

Oh thank you for angelling that Tea for 2 swap for me. What a nice surprise. And you are right, it's really sad that people even flake on such an easy swap...

KateKintail on Feb 1, 2014:


"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."

Pixar in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

KateKintail on Nov 1, 2013:


Middle Earth in a Bag profile check! Begin your journey...

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