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Date Joined: January 27, 2012
Last Online: October 7, 2021
Birthday: June 14, 1981
Country: Belgium
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About me

Hello everybody!

My name is Leen, born on June 14th, 1981. I'm from Belgium, live together with my man Frederick and our 4-year-old daughter. We have a streetcat and some chicken.

My motto is 'live laugh love' and 'always keep going'.

I love this place because it makes me creative again. And I love receiving mail! With a toddler in the house and a busy job it's hard sometimes to find time for swap-bot but luckily I can just join a swap when I feel like it.

As for current swaps: don't mind sending something for my daughter, when she's happy, I'm happy and as for small gifts sometimes it's easier to give something for kids.

If you don't receive a swap, please let me know. I love to make people smile so always put an effort in sending swaps.


I have a thing for


♥ stickers (any kind, also stickers for children)

♥ deco / washi tape (any style, just love tape)

♥ instant drinks (all sorts of cappuccino, hot chocolate, late machiatto, ... )

♥ planners and note pads (I love to make lists and plannings and just look at them)

♥ lip balm (I like them 'with a fruity taste' in a stick form, just lip balm, not lip stick or lip gloss)

♥ scarves [long loops with bright colours or funny prints)

♥ ear rings (long dangling colourfull but not too heavy please, handmade or storebought, original)

♥ cotton tote bags (not the small ones, they must be 'practical', can be handmade, with prints & colours, free ones with advertising ...)

♥ flat Christmas ornaments (colourfull, with a twist but please with NO glitter)


I absolutely love


♠ woodland animals, in prints, on paper, in decoration, ...

♠ easy sewing patterns

♠ handmade items, anything made with love

♠ Paris, prints, cards, paper, tape, patterns ...

♠ Berlin, not in stuff but just to be there

♠ bath items but eco and with not too many additions: bombs, salt, masks, ...

♠ Christmas, flat ornaments, decoration, lights lights lights, candles, ...

♠ surprises!


I also would like to tell you that I like ...


◘ … anything 'crafting' -- new ideas, articles from magazines, as long as there are pictures or examples included

◘ … anything 'fair trade' -- I try to pay attention to this, if I were an honest farmer somewhere I would want a fair price as well, of course in this world it's hard to choose for the expensive local product.

◘ … anything 'eco' and 'recycling' -- became aware of the eco part since we almost lived in our garden, I had to loose all my washing water in the garden ... woops, changed to eco stuff cuz the rest is almost poison for your lawn. I love to recycle bottles, old tables, wooden things ... If I can re-use it I will. But I'm no saint thought :)

◘ ... reading: I read almost one book a week, no sience fiction.

◘ ... gardering: I loooove to grow my own vegetables, I like herbs, fruit plants and flowers. I'm glad my daughter shares that love with me.


My favourite ..


◙ Colours: pink, turquoise, lime

◙ Movies: 12 years a slave, The best of me, The vow, I am Sam

◙ Smells: vanilla, berries, chocolate, cookies

◙ Books: Dangerous Minds, From Bagdad with love

◙ Band: Take That

◙ Chocolate: only milk no fondant, with mint, caramel, nuts ..

◙ Authors: Clive Cussler, Santa Montefiore, John Grisham

◙ Cities I've ever visited: Berlin, Haifa, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Carcasonne, Lisboa




I work as 'boss' tutor in a daycentre for adults with mental retardation, I work 4 days a week, not on Wednesday because in Belgium the kids can only go to school for half a day and I want some quality time with my daugher. I love my job but sometimes wish there were more posibilities (read: money) to find colleagues, time, qualtiy and peace in my job.


Stuff the family likes ...


Frederick likes Lego, he collects the mini figures series you can buy in little sachets in toy shops. He also likes heavy metal and collects stickers, gadgets and stuff from bands.

Our daughter is 4 years old. She likes to dance, to climb, to play outside, to cycle, to work in the garden, to watch 'Frozen', 'The Oddbodds', 'Mickey Mouse', 'Finding Nemo and Dory' and of course she looooves to play with water and sand.

She is fond of stickers, but I mean, REALLY fond of any stickers and she prefers a lot of stickers! She likes to be creative: drawing, punching, painting, craft packages, everything with glue, .. She likes animals, especially elephants and woodland animals.

Her room is decorated with woodland animals, even the lights and the pillows, we have so much fun doing that.

She likes to play in the bath (I try to search for eco products to use in the bath tub!), likes accessories like rings and necklaces and bracelets. She loves being a princess with flowers in her hair, gloves, tiara ... the whole thing.

If you want to send her something, just ask me her name to write with the address :)

The cat likes all small treats and small toys that tinkle.


What I absolutely don't like is


► postcards, city - country related (I had to collect them for my uncle, I don't like to collect things and then give it away, that's why)

► necklaces and rings (I can't wear them at work, don't use them often so the will be laying around here)

► brand marks (why should something be better if there's a well known name on it?)

► the smell of lavender and coconut (bad memories, nothing against the plants or fruit)

► the colours grey, blue and orange (they are simply not made for me)

► glitter (I dunno why but I don't like the sparkle it leaves on my hand, haha)


Private swaps


Always in for, contact me!



Tina78 rated for Sie ~ Advent swap 2018 Extra Part on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much 😘
Response: Glad you finally got your 'christmas' package :) Sorry for the delay, thanks for your patience. Hope you can make good use of it. Happy Sylvester! Thanks for the rating and the heart. x
kelsue62 rated for Christmas card swap. #2 🎄 on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas packages. She absolutely loves everything about it. Especially the card in in full sparkles and unicorns! Merry Christmas with love. Thank you for fulfilling my daughters heart! 🌲🎁🌲
Response: Oh, thank you for the nice comments and rating. Drawn, chosen and sent with love. Have a great Christmas time! x
lukrecja rated for Sie ~ Advent swap 2018 Part 2 on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Packed certainly with Christmas joy - thank you so much for hosting the swap and sharing the package with me! =)
Response: Thanks for the compliments and the rating. Sent and organised with joy!
lukrecja rated for Sie ~ Advent swap 2018 Part 4 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Well received! Thanks a lot for putting together the package for me! :)
Response: Oh, I saw this rating just now .. glad you got this one. If you don't receive part 2, please let me know! x And thanks :)
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much for the cute little presents :) I can't wait to open them! I am already giving you a heart, because I am sure that your suprises will be amazing, and I love all your little notes on each package. I have already found somebody to do the 4th swap with, but do you still need someone?
Response: What a sweet words, thanks for the rating! Hope you will enjoy the whole Christmas period :) I don't need someone to swap with no, glad you already found someone!
lukrecja rated for Sie ~ Advent swap 2018 Part 1 on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: The package arrived well - thank you! :) I'm rating a heart immediately (even without unwrapping the gifts), as it is always so nice to receive some extras! :) Thanks!! <3
Response: Oh, thank you so much. You didn't even unpack anything! Well, you're certainly going to see the difference in wrapping since I didn't have much time the second swap but what's in the gifts is going to do it right :)
Comment: Dear Leen, hellooooo again. Just turned back home after the festive days with my boyfriend and found your lovely swap that diversified & unique in my mailbox today - gr8 joy indeed - the 2 pair of earrings are outstanding & perfectly chosen (as always). I even do ❤ the special box, card(s) and cool magnets, yeah! You are such a sweetie & true friend/swapper. Many thanks and have a gr8 2018! Big hugs from me to you (being gorgeous) ❤
Response: Haha, Christine, I'm running out of these tin boxes I use to send you ear rings so they are kept in one piece :) Thank you for your kind rating, it was chosen with love but sent too late and arrived after X-mas, sorry! Thanks for the compliments and nice words. It's a joy to swap with someone like you. Thank you my friend ♥
Fever rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap 🎁 July on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the great collection of dice! The multi-sided ones will come in handy for role-playing, and I love the story cubes! It's a big set, too, so plenty of possibilities. Thank you for taking the time to think about what I would love. :)
Response: Hi Sophie! Thanks for the rating! I'm glad you liked them all, the multi sided ones are pretty cool and it was hard to choose :) For the story cubes I found a version that was really your thing (mystery, mythic, ravens) but couldn't buy it anywhere, just found pictures online but glad you like this version as well. Thanks for being patient, loves, Leen.
SwissChallet rated for SIE ~ Summer scarf on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Spot on and so very generous of you, Leen! Thank you very, very much! I love snoods: my favorite is the green one at the moment, but I might change my mind (the small pompom fringe on the second snood is awesome). Do you also wear snoods? If you do, I'll send you a little something to wear with those.... Just let me know ;-)
Response: I love snoods! On the bike or while playing with the kid its easier but still fashionable; ) I loved the pompons but the color wasn't so summery so that's why you got both ☺ Now I'm curious. Thanks for the rating!
dreamlady66 rated for SIE ~ Ear rings on May 23, 2017
Comment: ❤ Awesome swap as always - just wow & m a n y thanks for 2 beautiful sets fulfulling my taste to it's fullest, yeah :) Happy swapping ❤
Response: How lovely! You made me even more addicted to buying ear rings, lol. So they made it one piece, right? Enjoy! Sent with love :) Thanks for the rating!
ema819 rated for SIE ~ Flat Happy Mail March 2017 on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies .
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating :)
Comment: Thank you so much Leen! The package you sent me was amazing! All these wonderful things packed in colorful magazine pages! I love the variety you sent. My favourite surprise was the flamingo cushion cover! Soooooo beautiful! <3 Thanks a million!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked the cushion cover ... I was in doubt but thought 'she loves covers and she loved stuff for her garden, let's combine it' ... so, please use it to relax in your garden! Sent with love :) Thanks for the rating! x
rraisa rated for SIE ~ Flat package especially for you on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome package! It was waiting here when I got back from a vacation. So many surprises and they all were perfect. All the Hema goods, omg! They have the best stuff! And the chocolate, yum!
Response: Glad you liked it all, sent and wrapped with love :) Thanks for the rating, enjoy it all! x
noname13 rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap 🎁 on Feb 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the Starbucks mug of Antwerp. It's exactly the series I'm collecting and this is one of the missing mugs in my collection.
Response: Oooooh, that's so good :) Thanks for the rating! Loves.
uiltje rated for SIE ~ Flat Happy Mail January 2017 on Feb 1, 2017
Comment: Dank je wel voor je "allegaartje", ik ben er erg blij mee. De uiltjes, de thee en vooral: de stempel van de postkaart. Ik word er verlegen van............
Response: Graag gedaan! Blij dat ik goed gekozen heb :) Bedankt voor het wachten José en voor de rating.
SJ1 rated for SIE ~ Christmas gift for kids on Dec 5, 2016
Response: Thanks!
dreamlady66 rated for SIE ~ Christmas gift on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: Honey, a huge ty for your great re-send & willingness to do so - I am that happy & feeling spoiled ❤ Happy 2017! PS Such wonderful items according to my profile :)
Response: Oh no! I did my best to cover everything in tape. Hope everything is still inside. Sorry! Update: So glad you liked the presents! It was the most horrible looking package but a safe one, lol. Sent with pleasure, the only fair thing to do. Enjoy it all, all the best for 2017.
Comment: Als ik 100 hartjes had kunnen geven had ik het zeker gedaan. Meer extra's dan wat voor de swap werd gevraagd. Ik werd er vanmiddag heel verlegen van. Heel veel dank en je pakketjes gaan me de komende weken aanstaren, totdat ze mogen worden uitgepakt!
Response: Ik vond het zooooo tof om deze te maken :) En toen ik zag dat jij mijn partner was ... ik vind het gewoon leuk om soms dezelfde mensen tegen te komen :) Veel plezier ermee, fijne advent tijd. Dankjewel voor de rating!
Comment: Thanks a lot! Can't wait to open them!
Response: You're welcome, I hope you like all the flavours, when I read your list on your profile I kinda lost it, lol :) Great swap by the way. Thanks for the rating! Have a nice time.
Comment: Dank je wel voor je pakketje. En de chocolade was heerlijk. :)
Response: Ooooooh, je hebt 'm al op :) Graag gedaan, plezier om te maken. Dankjewel voor de rating. Fijne advent periode!

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dreamlady66 on Jun 14, 2019:

Happy Birthday, dear ❤ Hope you are fine...

jujuke on May 1, 2019:

oh eindelijk een belgisch groepje gevonden , Europese zegels zijn zo duur ! is dit nog actief ?

noname13 on Jun 19, 2017:

Oh, and belated best wishes!

noname13 on Jun 19, 2017:

Thanks a lot for the birthday card,the birthday wishes and the EUR coins from my wishlist. BIG SORRY, I thought I had already written, but I had some problems with my very old notebook the last months additionally to the family issues and my stolen car... In the meantime I sorted out some issues and on the weekend I finally configured my new notebook so hopefully no blue screens anymore...

UrsaMinor on Jun 2, 2017:

Definitely a match, both showy and lightweight, and no parts that would tickle my neck or make a sound. They also match the clothes style I wear. I have to get a photo to show you 😘

UrsaMinor on Jun 1, 2017:

Oh darling Leen! Thank you so very much for the surprise earrings 🌟 Very thoughtful :)

Bo on Jan 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the comment. I am glad it has safely arrived.

forever0lost on Nov 26, 2016:

I don't just like it is love it. You made a great choice thank you so much x

forever0lost on Nov 24, 2016:

Thank you for sending me wishes it's very much appreciated :) x

Bo on Nov 22, 2016:

Thank you for amazing mail from Wishes from Europe group. Loved everything you sent and esp.letter set with such a nice drawing. I like things with artists touch so this was the right match. You made my day.

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