Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 1:24 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2016
Last Online: March 12, 2018
Birthday: July 9, 1992
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

( .)> My name is Samantha a.k.a. Sammoning.

~I'm from The Netherlands, and I'm currently 25 years old. I live in a little apartment on my own and have a job in administration for a few days a week. I live near The Efteling, a wonderful themepark and I visit it frequently!

~I'm in a long distance relationship, I met my partner online. A few times a year I travel to England by train to visit him (and to buy foreign postcards!)

~After a year of fun and active swapping I've been on a break from April to November 2017. The holidays have put me in the mood for swapping again!

~My budget is small, so I have to restrain myself from joining too much swaps... But I enjoy it and will try to make it work.

~My next trip to England will be from March, 13th to 27th. It was planned very recently so this time I could not avoid incoming swaps while I'm away. No worries, I've got my mailbox taken care of and I have a mail-app where I can see on what day my stuff arrives :) I will try to rate everything in the Easter-weekend!

Profile last updated on: 04-03-2018

About Mailpeople and rating

~~~The mailpeople

Mail gets delivered here on Tuesday to Saturday.

Mail gets picked up on Monday to Friday at 5pm.

~I noticed outgoing mail usually takes longer than incoming mail from the same location.

~I mark my swaps 'sent' when I finish writing them (and they will go in the mailbox the NEXT day.)

~~~My rating pledge

~You can count on me to fulfill swaps with my best effort and before the deadline.

~I will never leave a bad rating without contacting you first and I will rate fairly and swiftly (but not always on the day I receive, because life.)

~Please contact me if you feel something isn't going well, so we can find a solution together.

My hobbies

~Knotting friendship bracelets And not just your average summer camp stripy ones ;)

~Collecting erasers. This just happened one day, and now I have a few boxes full!

~Reading nowadays I mostly read in English, instead of my native language Dutch.

~Drawception it's an online telephone-style drawing game I recently discovered and I'm addicted now!

~I play RuneScape, a multiplayer online fantasy game. I will always keep very fond memories of it.

Favorite Books

Feel free to recommend me something, or tell me about what you are reading!

~~~Genres: YA, Dystopian, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller etc.

~Recently read/forever favourites:

  • Throne of Glass series - Sarah J. Maas
  • Darker shade of magic - V.E. Schwab
  • The Abhorsen chronicles - Garth Nix
  • The girl with all the gifts - M.R. Carey
  • Gone-series - Michael Grant
  • The Maze Runner - James Dashner
  • I am number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Artemis Fowl-series - Eoin Colfer
  • Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling.
  • The Golden Compass trilogy - Phillip Pullman
  • The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The very hungry caterpillar - Eric Carle

Some stuff I like

~~~Some stuff I like

  • My favourite colours: Purple, red, teal, turquoise, monochrome, rainbow

  • Small touristy souvenirs from themeparks, zoo's, museums, your area. (Specifically: erasers, fridge magnets, pin-badges)

~Miscellaneous (I love this word, its so complicated!)

  • (Magnetic) Bookmarks
  • Erasers (I collect)
  • Fridge magnets
  • Friendship bracelets made by you!
  • Harry Potter (Ravenclaw/Slytherin)
  • Keychains
  • Pin-badges
  • Postcards
  • Rubber bracelets
  • Rubber duckies (I collect)
  • Shoelaces with prints
  • Stickers (no simple shapes or teacher but alpabet/letters are OK!)
  • Wristbands

About postcards

~~~General Postcard Preferences

  • Tourist-y cards: maps and flags, images of zoo's/theme parks/museums/touristy locations, skyline/night scenery.
  • I prefer to collect naked: stamped, written on, without envelope. Blanks that fit my taste usually still go in my collection though :)

~If you are sending me a blank map card in an envelope, please consider writing and adressing it like you would do if it was sent naked!

  • Stamps: I do not collect them but I love seeing beautiful stamps from all over the world! I try to pass them on to collectors in other swaps.
  • About religion: I'm not religious, but I do believe in sharing and being respectful. So if you would like to share religious texts/images, you are free to do so.

~~~Likes: aka The completely optional list in no particular order!

  • Christmas postcards; blanks also welcome! They're almost nonexist where I live.
  • Maps & flags; world, country, state, city, underground, railways, parcs etc.
  • London/England/UK themed
  • Black&White/Monochrome
  • Rubber duckies
  • Animals; foxes, owls, cats/kittens, koala's, penguins, zebra's and more!
  • More unusual animals like okapi, meerkats, red panda, snow/arctic animals
  • Nature; landscapes, rainbows, northern lights/aurora, night sky/stars/moon, lightning, clouds, sunsets
  • Space/universe, planets, galaxies etc.
  • Cityscapes, skylines, night views, castles, buildings, architecture
  • Images of and related to books/reading
  • Images of crafting material (yarn, paint, pencils etc.)
  • 'Keep calm' style postcards
  • Quotes/poems/lyrics/other text
  • Music; notes, piano's, records, bands/artists
  • Van Gogh, Rembrandt, MC Escher, Mondrian
  • PostCrossing related postcards
  • Mailboxes and stamps from around the world


~~~Dislikes (Applies to Postcards and Things)

  • Tea/coffee stuff
  • Big amounts of pink
  • Loose glitter
  • Disney Princess or Cars
  • Beauty/fashion/make-up stuff
  • Rings/earrings/bangles
  • Strongly scented things (except coconut, lavender, cinnamon, ocean scents)

~Happy Swapping!

And thanks for taking the time to read all of this, I'm looking forward to swapping with you!


Akanksha23 rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #8 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Postcard and the stamp!
Comment: thanks so much for the zebra pc & matching stamp. how fitting! love it. thanks so much! have a great day! and 50 degrees F is cold (10 degrees C) wow!
EvetteOgden rated for Quick Swaps: Disney Postcard on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you!
susieq11 rated for PTG: Dogs versus Cats! on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: I love the cat cartoon! So true with cats and bags! I'm way too allergic to cats to have one. I have two dogs, definitely a dog person - but I love all animals. Enjoy your weekend and thank you for the cute postcard! XO
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I did not have any from Holland or Amsterdam. They will nicely to my collection. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: Im glad I could help out, thanks for your lovely comment and rating :)
EmilyT rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool flower textile pc! I know I'd love the textile museum and this is exactly the PC I'd buy myself and extra to swap, lol. Mooi!
Response: Aw thats great to hear, glad you enjoyed it, thanks for your comment!
kacka rated for Double of a Map Postcard #2 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: this was well received too, thank you so much:)
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
kacka rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #5 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: thank you for super swap from you.
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
kacka rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #6 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: thank you for a great card:)
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: what a great card, it seems to be very interesting to read that books
Response: Yes they are adorable short stories, thanks for the rating :)
Liiskah rated for FREE/AD pc jan on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thankyou :)
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
Meepy rated for Beer-themed postcard on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor de kaart! :-)
Response: Bedankt voor je rating :)
Comment: This card is hilarious! Do you think you guys really eat 32 million eggs on Easter?? Thank you for sharing! :)
Response: Glad you liked it! :) That's an average of 2 eggs per person, yes that definately sounds real :) Many people buy and eat painted eggs for Easter!
Comment: Thank you for a very delightful swap and for sending an extra card. I really enjoy all the postcards, especially the cute Belle and Boo -- my first one! I appreciate the children's bus postage stamps, too.
Response: Glad to hear it and thanks for your lovely comment! it's always fun going through my stash and find the right cards :) Belle and Boo cards indeed very cute!
veronicallama rated for B&W PCs JAN on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: I love the picture - the dog looks so regretful that it must be carried up the steps by its master. Thanks!
Response: Glad to hear you liked it and that it has indeed arrived!
Comment: Ja, superleuke combi zo met die Kinderpostzegel en bijpassende kaart. En oef, daar heb ik toch wel de nodige strips van gelezen. Heerlijk. Jeroen, poep aan je schoen. Dank je wel, Samantha en nog veel swapplezier. Groetjes Chantel
Response: Bedankt voor je leuke reactie!
simcoe54 rated for Map/Flag/Profile Related #4 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Great selection of postcards and the stamps are awesome - thank you :)
Response: Thank you too, I'm glad to hear it :)
Comment: Hi Samantha, thank you for the beautiful PC..I love it. Little girls knitting together and kitty playing with the yarn ball...too cute :) peace love light
Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed it, thank you for your lovely comment and rating :)
NatACT rated for World Languages Holiday Card Swap on Feb 7, 2018
goinjenny rated for It's A Zoo Out There! #3 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra of Queen Elizabeth II
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thanks for rating and commenting.

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MarHelene on Jan 11, 2018:

Fijn dat je de kaart leuk vond!

nannydino on Mar 23, 2017:

Hi Samantha, thank you for the lovely PC from: PC Roulette #12. Thank you for picking me :) I love everything about this PC, colours,little boy and green/blue deer postage stamp. Happy spring swapping. Blessings of peace,love,light. Take good care , Geraldine in Canada

drizzle on Jan 21, 2017:

Got your art card mailed more than a month ago today! Thanks so much! Love it! (p/c roulette 2)

Fullsteampowell on Jan 14, 2017:

Got your unassigned Postcard Roulette card in the mail yesterday. It was a nice surprise. Thanks!

AnneliesV on Dec 20, 2016:

Postcard roulette round 2. Dank je wel dat je de extra kaart naar mij stuurde. Ik Ben er blij mee, het is een hele mooie kaart. Ik wens je hele fijne feestdagen en een mooi 2017

Carolien25 on Dec 20, 2016:

Postcard Roulette #2 Dank je wel voor het geweldige hemakaartje uit Kaatsheuvel. Ik ben heel blij dat je voor mij gekozen hebt als extra partner. Super dankt. Fijne dagen! Groetjes Carolien

jinxednj on Oct 26, 2016:

I'm so glad you received the card back! Although it took quite a while :/ Anyway, it made it's way to you! :D

Castlequeen on Oct 3, 2016:

Your beautiful envie for the AN: September WTA arrived in today's mail and it's wonderful! The cards are perfect! One of my favorite mantras is "Be the tortoise, not the hare," and being the tortoise bears many gifts, like the ones on the postcard! Also, sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. They have such happy faces. It's such a delight to happen on a field of them when driving along country roads. Thank you so very much!

Tinker60 on Aug 17, 2016:

Thank you so much for the great PCs you sent me in the PTG WTA for July -- they are all great! The tulips an waterfall ones are so pretty, and the Atomium is so interesting. . . and thanks too for the extra of Leo :-) I hope you'll join the WTA for August that is up in the group's forum. . . it's always more fun when we get lots of players!

Fullsteampowell on Aug 12, 2016:

Thank you for the extra Roulette postcard! I feel the same way about SwapBot as a social comfort, and it's nice to know I'm not alone. It's been a rough year for me, but sharing treats makes me feel better.

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