Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:02 am


Date Joined: September 23, 2010
Last Online: October 9, 2017
Birthday: December 27
Country: Belgium

About me

Hello swappers,

What a surprise: Like most of you I love a full mail box. I love swapping postcards, fb's, teabags, bookmarks, notebooks, little chocolates, etc. See my wishlist below. I'm snail mailing since my youth. Serious penpals are welcome. I don't like penpal collectors.

I'm luckily married and I'm so happy with our kitten Merlot. Since November 2010 I have a cat again after many years. It's a real joy to have a cat at home. Sometimes he's an angel (see picture) but sometimes a real little devil, like cats should be ;-)

I love learning languages. My native language is Dutch, but you can write or contact me also in English, French, Italian and German. Since 6 years I'm studying Italian for pleasure, so I'm interested in all Italian related subjects: Italian food, culture, monuments, tourism etc..

Key words: cats, nature, drinking tea, nature, medieval castles, vampires, fairies, books, writing, Art Nouveau, the colour purple, wine & dine, chocolates etc...

Favorite Music

The Foo Fighters The Editors Madrugada Faithless

All time favourite: The Doors

Belgian singers and bands :
- Arno - Triggerfinger - Deus - Black Box Revelation - Intergalactic Lovers - Channel Zero - Gabriel Rios - Jacques Brel

Favorite Movies

  • The Godfather
  • The Doors
  • Dracula
  • Interview with a vampire
  • The Deer Hunter
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • La Meglio Gioventu
  • La Vita è bella

Favorite Books

Thrillers and detectives Anna Rice stephen King Robert Goddard,

Scandinavian thriller writers :
- Arnaldur Indridason - Jo Nesbo - Henning Mankell - Karin Fossum - Unni Lindell Recent fave : books of Jo Nesbo

Favorite art

JW Waterhouse René Margritte Paul Delvaux Fernand Knopff Leon Spilliaert Jean Delville

all art related to CATS: images, paintings, photography, etc...

My cup of tea

Drinking tea is always a relaxing moment for me. I love most green, black and herbal teas;

- Green tea: Sencha and Matcha. - Raspberry tea (Raspberry tea from Bigelow or Tetley are great) - Mint tea - Verbena - Rosehip and Hibiscus - especially my husband loves it a lot. He drinks it every morning. Favourite tea brands : Damman, Harney and Sons, Celestial Seasonings, Messmer, Teekanne, Elephant (French brand) RECENT FAVE: chocolate tea with raspberry from Celestial Seasonings. I can't find it here. Normally I'm not into chocolate flavoured teas because I prefer to eat chocolate or drinking hot chocolate but this chocolate raspberry tea is really delicious with a great smell. DISLIKE : NO STRAWBERRY TEA ! NO VANILLA TEA ! I hate strawberry tea and vanilla flavoured tea. I love to eat the fruit and I like vanilla in yoghurt and ice, but I really dislike these flavours in tea.

ALLERGIES: I drink most herbal teas but I'm allergic to : - Dandelion - Daisies - Fennel - Cinnamon (recent allergy unfortunately)

BEDTIME teas I'm still looking for the ultimate sleeping tea, so if someone has a good recipe? My favorite sleeping tea so far is Sleepy time from Celestial Seasonings.


  • Chocolate: I love DARK CHOCOLATE + 70% cacao.
    Combination of dark chocolate and ginger! Fillings: praliné, raspberry No milk or white chocolate
  • CUBERDONS (Red noses): I guess these candies are typical Belgian. So only Belgian swappers will know these sweets.

UPDATE: Food allergies: Since 27 March 2013 I know I have some food allergies and intolerances: NO Milk, Sheep milk, yoghurt, egg, honey, almonds, pear, banana, gluten


Favorite themes and images for POSTCARDS, bookmarks and notebooks: - CATS - books - medieval castles - landscapes - mountains - dancers - art reproductions - architecture - gothic themes - vampires - fairies - fountains, waterfalls - Italy


Ciao tutti ! Mi piace studiare e parlare la bella lingua italiana. Amo la cultura italiana: i monumenti, la storia, la cucina ed i vini, cinema etc... Mi piace le cartoline e segnilibri con fotografie della citta e monumenti o anche con testi o espressione in italiano. Anche amiche di penna Italiane sono benvenute. Grazie !!

To all other swappers : I'm interested in all Italian related subjects : tourism, monuments, sites, history, cinema, food, wine etc... So even if you don't speak Italian or don't live in Italy but you have Italian postcards or bookmarks you can send them always to me. Grazie !!!


My favourite colour is PURPLE and I love some shades of blue like Indigo and Royal blue. Other colours : burgundy and black


Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard. I love that expression, too.
Response: Many thanks for your rating and heart ! Wishing you the best for 2017. Let's hope it's a better one.
UrsaMinor rated for SIE ~ translate this postcard #3 on Nov 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you! These old ads turned into postcards are quite interesting, and one of the good types to use in a swap like this :) Thank you for the card and for joining!
Response: you're welcome. Thank you for your rating ! Best wishes for the New Year ! Let's hope it's a better one.
Lonestarchild rated for Just a postcard #1 on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for a great card!
Response: You're welcome ! Many thanks for your rating and heart!
nsgrammy2012 rated for How I Spent My Vacation on Nov 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you your letter arrived, sorry for lateness in rating.
Response: I'm glad you got it. Many thanks for your rating and heart ! Have a good weekend! Tania
Comment: Hi Tania! Thank you for the envie ❤️ I hope we can swap again in the future.
Response: You're welcome !! Sure I would love to swap again. Thank you for your rating and heart. Have a nice Sunday
widelo123 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #114 on Sep 7, 2016
Comment: Tania, thank you so much for the wonderful postcards. I wish I could be there when the Halle's wood is covered with hyacinths. The smell must be wonderful and the scenery gorgeous. Shirley
Response: You're welcome Shirley. I'm glad you like it. Yes it's wonderful. It's a pity it's such a short flower season in Halle's wood. Many thanks for your rating and heart !
Comment: Thank you so much Tania! I love the PCs and you are a doll for printing out the Brussels Metro line :D xoxoxo
Response: You're welcome :-) I'm glad you like it. Many tx for your rating and heart. Happy September
Comment: So nice to meet you! I think I'll sit down and have a cup of tea ;)
Response: Thank you! Enjoy your tea moments full of reflection and nice thoughts. Many thanks for your rating and heart !
Comment: Thanks for the teas and letter. I'm looking forward to try them out :)
Response: I'm glad you got them and you like the selection. Happy tea moments ! Many tx for your rating and heart !
Comment: Thank you for the teas! :)
Response: you're welcome !! Enjoy tea time. Many thanks for your rating & heart :-)
Comment: Thank you so much for the yummy tea selection! As summer is a lot like a mix of April & October those days, I need so much tea :D Have a wonderful Sunday!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like the blind selection. Enjoy tea time. Many thanks for your rating and heart!
keyasa rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - July 2016 on Jul 17, 2016
Comment: merci bcp pour les cartes postales <3
Response: Avec plaisir !! Merci pour le rating et le coeur :-) Happy swapping !
Comment: merci beaucoup pour cette jolie carte et le thé ❤️
Response: Avec plaisir !! Je te souhaite des bons moments en buvant le thé. Thanks for your rating and heart :-)
Comment: thanks a lot!
Response: You're welcome ! Enjoy tea time ! thanks for your rating and heart !
Comment: thank you so much for the great postcard from Colorado.I love it. Thanks for resending.
Response: I'm glad you got my resend so quickly. Many thanks for your rating and heart ! Have a nice day !
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful choice of cards. Sorry for the late rating I was in hospital for two weeks.
Response: Thank you. I'm sorry to hear you were in hospital. I hope your are OK and your health is better now ? Many thanks for your rating and heart !!
Comment: Thank you for the Ohio postcard. sorry voor de late rating.
Response: No problem! Thank you for your rating and heart !
Comment: Thank you for your card! I've never been to Italy, but would love to visit :)
Response: Well I hope you can go there one day, it's beautiful ! Thank you for your rating.
shtrqueen rated for Spring time Letter and Card on May 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for your spring letter. I hope you're having a wonderful week and are enjoying the nicer weather. We have a long weekend this weekend and I can't wait to be outside enjoying it. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm glad you liked my letter. We had a long weekend last week. That's fun about May having long weekends :-) Enjoy yours ! Many thanks for your rating and heart !
Tinker60 rated for TPP: Where? PC on May 17, 2016
Comment: How lovely it must be to actually go to a real medieval castle -- I cannot imagine what that would be like. One of the things I do envy about those living in Europe is that there is so much more history there than in the US and castles are something we really don't have here - it must be so fascinating to visit one. Thanks so much for sharing this lively PC ~~
Response: Thank you. I'm glad you like the pc. I heard there is a mediëval abbeay rebuilt in the state of New York somewhere. Must be very interesting as well. I hope you can visit a castle one day. Many thanks for your rating and heart !

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MichelleWillow on Feb 28, 2016:

I have opened next Alphabet scavenger hunt swap for public. If you wanna join: http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/217314 Deadline to join is today.

Babytreese on Dec 25, 2015:

I just opened my gifts! Thanks so much for everything! Merry Christmas! Theresa

Paige1900 on Feb 26, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige and @TerryF

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2014:

Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!

renate on Aug 29, 2013:

thankyou gimmiemail

pinkrenegade on May 27, 2013:

Got part 5 today and this time I'm letting you know right away!

Hugs, Pat

sugaraddict on May 27, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

pinkrenegade on May 22, 2013:

Hi! I received your letter dated from April yesterday, the one with 2 teas and a postcard ~ thank you! I am really looking for ward to the teas of which I will have tomorrow. :o)


MissSwapp on May 1, 2013:

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Wishing you a beautiful Spring Group: European Swap Diva's. Many Greetings

pinkrenegade on Apr 21, 2013:

Yes, I received part 1 ..I am sorry I forgot to mention it. All is good! :o)

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