27 July 2020 - Please note that the SA Postal Service has not resumed mail deliveries to and from other countries. It has been suspended again and therefor there are no incoming or outgoing mail. If you have sent me something and I haven't rated you, it is because I haven't received it. I have sent out all my swaps before the lock down so if you haven't received it, it must have gone missing in the mail. I won't be able to resend soon it seems, as we have no idea when SAPO will start international mail again. Due to the fact that there are no incoming or outgoing international mail, I am not joining any swaps at the moment.
18 June 2020 - The SA Post Office has announced the expansion of its international mail service to and from the following countries : Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, London (United Kingdom), Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States of America. "Customers should note that space on the aircraft is limited and flights are not regular. As a result, mail delivery times are more unpredictable both for mail coming into South Africa and mail leaving South Africa. The Post Office continues to seek transport connections to more countries as borders are re-opened for goods, and would like to thank its customers for their patience and understanding during these difficult times." Postal deliveries open to some countries
1 June 2020 - According to Postcrossing Mail disruptions is still on-going in certain countries. Even though SAPO (South African Postal) have been operating since the 25th of May, I don't know when mail will return to normal.
7 May 2020 - As from the 27th of March until 30 April 2020 South Africa has been under total lock down. Up until the 10th of April mail was still being collected but since then no outgoing or incoming mail have been accepted. As from the 1st of May the postal service have started up again but no outgoing or incoming mail is being done. So if you have sent something to me and I haven't rated you, I have not received it yet and by the look of things, I have no idea when we will be receiving mail again.
23 March 2020 - The Postcrossing website have the Mail disruptions on the site. This is countries that have decided not to send to certain countries. If you are waiting for mail from certain countries, this may be the reason why you aren't receiving it.
16 March 2020 - Due to the Covid-19 virus the Postal service have limited mail from certain countries. The following countries are affected by the suspension: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Kuala Lumpur.
* SA Post Office limits international deliveries due to coronavirus
* Post office suspends mail to and from coronavirus-hit countries in Asia
Unfortunately this is a decision that was made by SAPO and I cannot do anything about it. All I can do it hope that it won't last very long.
Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!
20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. Please take note that mail from South Africa to other parts of the world can take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. If it is frustrating for you that it takes so long....imagine how I feel.
RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!
RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .
My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marieantoinettepelser
My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.
I'm 41 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family. My only kids are my twin furbaby boys they are fox terriers called Murdock and Snoopy.
I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dog. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.
Two blankets I crochet.
I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.
Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells
I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:
I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.
I love to read. My parents and I go to the library every second week to exchange books. So, as you can see - I get my love for reading from my parents.
Some of my favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Wilbur Smith, Oscar Wilde, Sidney Sheldon, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Dean Koontz, Nora Robers, James Patterson, Beatrix Potter, David Baldacci, Paulho Coelho, Ian Fleming; Catherine Cookson - and many, many more.
I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, adventure, mystery, detective, Christian
NO vulgar, porn or erotica.
Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).
I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.
I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.
When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.
I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!
Postcards-not storebought - Go here
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