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Date Joined: September 20, 2009
Last Online: March 25, 2010

Country: Netherlands

About Me

I'm proud to say I am a Sign Language Interpreter! (I changed career at nearly 40, that's 4 years ago now). Living in Gouda, The Netherlands. Gouda is famous for its cheese and candles; a combination that makes you wish you had some red wine to complete the picture. Happily married.Mother of three; two boys aged 7 and 17, and a girl aged 12. I'm a 'veggie' (but I do eat fish). I know... it's a long story.

I enjoy...

Nature, reading, writing, animals like cats, horses and the beautiful okapi (imagine licking your own ears!), natural materials like wood and cotton, the beach, collecting shells, autumn, reading, a fire place, chocolate, reading, word jokes, making people smile. Oh, and reading.

Favorite Books

The shipping news, The golden compass, The story of Edgar Sawtelle, The time traveller's wife, The hundred secret senses and many many more - not necessarily with titles starting 'The'.


I'm the autumn type. I love warm colours like brown, dark red, orange (and purple - though that has little to do with autumn). I love the smell of fallen leaves. I love chestnuts. I love October, red wine, pumpkins, the smell of apple pie.

Favorite Music

The Smiths, Morrissey, The Sheer, Hefner, The Housemartins, The Beautiful South, a balladeer, Belle and Sebastian

Favorite Crafts

Being slightly clumsy and more than slightly impatient, I'm not very good at crafts. My products always look so different in the end than I had visualized them when I started! I do like crocheting though. bike seat cover And I'm confident that Swap-Bot provides a lot of inspiration to try something new and different and scary.If you're my partner: be gentle, I'm just getting started...


penpallingfool rated for Newbie Penpal Swap on Mar 2, 2010
Comment: Thanks for keeping in touch I am a bit busy at this time college full time and work part time with 2 kids my schedule dont allow for anything else hope all is well thanks for keeping in contact
homka rated for i love fridge magnets! on Jan 30, 2010
Comment: Thank you!!! :0)
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. I loved every bit of it, especially the custom made poem!! xxxxxM
Kokopelli rated for THE UPCYCLED BOOKMARK PROJECT on Nov 2, 2009
Comment: You did such a wonderful job with these bookmarks! I love them! I haven't finished mine and I got all kinds of ideas from yours! Thank you for the extra one and the magnet, too! I'm sure whoever finds them will be so proud of them! Belinda
Response: Thank you very much Belinda, for the rating and the heart; and your kind words! You make me smile :)
cja rated for THE UPCYCLED BOOKMARK PROJECT on Oct 28, 2009
Comment: Jolita - loved the bookmarks! Very creative! I will have fun passing them on in the US. Thanks also for the magnet. Carol
Response: They arrived already?! That is quick! Thank you for the quick rating and the heart, glad you liked the magnet :o)
Comment: Thank you for the card, it looks beautiful! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies, I can't wait to put them to good use. It's been a pleasure getting to know you!
babekha rated for Fall Card Swap on Oct 14, 2009
Comment: Thank-you! You are the first swap I've received, made my day. Yes, my grandparents came over from Holland, I still have lots of relatives over there :-)
Response: Spreek jij ook Nederlands? Do you speak Dutch? Just out of curiosity ;-)
marliese rated for Wreck This Journal - page swap on Oct 9, 2009
Comment: Dear Songbird, I love what you did to my page! It certainly is my favorite page NOW. And thank you for the wonderful tag and ribbon. I will get that wrapping back to you. :-)
Comment: Thank you for your note!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful comment! My profile isn't so lonely now! :D
Comment: Thank you for sharing a little bit of your life with me. I think it is a great thing that you are doing for your body. :o)
Comment: What a FANTASTIC postcard, thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for your patience - and for the heart, great!
Comment: Gouda has always been my favorite cheese, now it's also my favorite postcard! I love postcards, stamps and learning new languages, so you spoiled me :) Thanks so much Jolita--your town is beautiful~
Response: Thanks for the heart, come up for a cheese sandwich any time! ;-)
Blurg rated for Show Me Where You Live Postcard Swap on Sep 28, 2009
Comment: Thanks. I love Gouda cheese!
Response: Glad you liked the postcard, thanks so much for the heart!

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mrsdutton on Sep 12, 2011:

Just stopping by to say

to swap-bot. We are glad you are here!

Starberrie on Oct 8, 2009:

You are very welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it! A little advertisement...I am hosting a Halloween profile swap, perhaps you will join us (: Link

andytgeezer on Oct 8, 2009:

Personally I tend to like books without "The" in the title, so I wonder if this will affect our friendship...

Welcome to swap-bot and I hope that you find your creative inspiration. I just found this site a few months ago and I've already gone some way to being inspired!

I think it's so cool that you are a sign-language interpreter. What a great career choice.

Happy swapping!

Andy "My profile is a little lonely"

ginico on Oct 7, 2009:

Hi this is a message for you, for the Lonely Swapbot profile swap.

I too am an Autumn person, especially the lovely clear, crisp days. We do not live in a house with a log fire anymore and I really miss curling up in front of it with a good book.

We have a few books in common - I loved the Golden Compass book and although I enjoyed the film, I don't think it was a patch on the book. Have you seen the Time Travellers Wife on film yet? I loved the book, but have not seen the film. I have been told it is worth watching.

Have you tried making any inchies yet - they are so fun to do. They are little 1 inch works of art. They can be made out of a variety of materials. They have become my new addiction!

I hope you have a really good day. Gini

ameesue on Oct 5, 2009:

IMGWe have several things in common, and Autumn is one of them, I absolutely love this time of year, the leaves are beautiful I love the reds mostly, and enjoy photographing the Autumn Colors!Well in case you are wondering who I am this is a post for the (My Swap Bot Profile is a little lonely Swap) I hope I did this okay as I am new to this website also :)...Amy

marliese on Sep 25, 2009:

Welcome to swap-bot! Love ya!

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