Swap-bot Time: November 28, 2020 5:42 pm


Date Joined: September 20, 2018
Last Online: July 24, 2020
Birthday: February 24, 1984
Country: South Africa

About Me

My name is Maryke , I am 36 and I live in sunny South Africa with my husband and twin toddler girls.

I consider myself Witty, open-minded and creative.

Birthday is in February, star sign is Pisces

I dream of packing up everything and moving my family to Austria, Netherlands or Germany . I want to live next to mountains and castles and sing "the hills are alive with the sound of music" Lol! πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡³πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή

My likes

Favorite colour is Teal, Turqoise and hot pink. Bright Colours, Neons and happy designs.

I like gothic things or Rock style. I love Pin-Ups and Rockabilly, old hollywood and Art Neveau.

I love chocolate, preferably as dark as my soul... Lol! I love KitKat, salted caramel; Reeses Peanut Butter cups and sour candy.

I LOVE sticker sheets and have been collecting since I was a little girl. I had a great collection of SandyLion stickers back in the 90s but some kid stole my collection 😭😭

Nail art . Harry Potter - House Slytherine, Halloween and zombies. Queen of England Betty Boop I Love dogs, my favorite being Wired Hair Fox Terriers

TEA: I am happy to receive tea, any kind. Someone once sent me Davidsons White Peach Tea and that was pretty amazing stuff. β˜•

I love cooking dishes from all over the world, so feel free to send a recipe.

I'm currently teaching myself how to cook Mexican dishes (or Tex mex) and am always looking for Taco seasoning as it's damn near impossible to find here. Although I'm not into spicy food, i tend to keep my dishes mild and love learning traditional dishes from other countries. So feel free to also send recipes from your area.

I love all kinds of birds and especially anything that has Flamingos on it "be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons" I like Kawaii but it's really hard to find anything Kawaii in my country.

Not so keen on...

Not so keen on liquorice. Not keen on discussing Feminism, racism or any other kind of -ism.

Need to know

Please place Postcards in Envelopes when sending as they get lost on it's long journey to Africa.

Please do not send me coins or bank notes as it's illegal and the envelope will be confiscated or vandalized

Apologies if my letter takes long to get there, here in Africa if something takes a long time to be processed, we call it "Africa time".

I find it difficult to find pretty Letter writing paper or Envelopes here so I tend to decorate stuff myself. I also sometimes write an interesting fact on the back of my envelopes for the mail man to read, LOL


BujoCK rated for MAIL ART HAPPY MAIL - color themed #2 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this envie of happy mail, its been a little slow in coming but I'll blame my countrys mail system for that part. Peach was such a difficult themed envie to fill and you smashed it. Great stuff
Eulegirl rated for Spice-Seasoning Swap on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: I can't wait to try this spice packet. It's totally new to me and it sounds amazing! The envelope was beautiful. I loved the quote. Thank you so much! Made my day.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I loved creating it and hope you like the recipe. It's luckily a mild curry but full of flavor. Enjoy!
kasa rated for Mail from all over the World #2 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your letter. nice to receive a letter from South Africa. Will be sending you one back, hope fully it gets there. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much! The envelope was very lovely and I can't wait to reply to your letter!
Marukka rated for Mail from all over the World #2 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Dear Rykie, I love your letter and postcard you sent me, really thanks a lot! I will write to you soon :-)
bluesky rated for ENLIGHTEN ME POSTCARD SWAP-DECEMBER on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: wonderful card, thank you!
Cariboocarol rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -DECEMBER on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Wow, many thanks for both cards and for the very detailed explanation that I so appreciated! Watch your mailbox for a card!!β™₯️
Kimm902 rated for Long Letter Pen Pal (World Wide) on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the playlist! πŸ™‚
kameko rated for Int’l Mommy Pen Pals on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your letter! I'll write back as soon as I can. :)
Kenzie2806 rated for Int’l Mommy Pen Pals on Oct 21, 2018
Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for your letter and also the coins you sent, my husband loves them!

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