About my 1 rating: this is beyond my own control. Sadly enough this swap to Chile got lost/never arrived, even after sending multiple times. I am a reliable swapper with good ratings!
I'm a positive-minded woman, born and living in the oldest town of Belgium (living in the Flemish region of my country). I speak fluently Dutch and English. I can help myself in French. Reading German is no problem for me, but writing or speaking it doesn't go so well. Notions of Spanish.
On weekdays I work as a fulltime administrative assistant doing HR, logistics and accounting. In a relationship with the best man a girl can imagine for over 6 years now.
What can I tell you about me? I'm full of passion when it comes to books and reading, photography, poetry, music, nature and animals, writing, food and cooking, (art)journaling, all kinds of snailmail, everything paper related, self-development and so much more.
Loving the little and big things in life. Belief. Hope. Optimism. I believe in the goodness of all people. Wanderlust. Serendipity. Living with my head in the clouds but always with both feet on the ground.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message.
I don't like to speak in genres cause music goes a lot further than that. But I can tell you I like intense music. Some of my favorite bands/artists are: Arsenal, Kylesa, Sólstafir, Agalloch, Les Discrets, Patrick Watson, Katatonia, Kiasmos, Alcest, Tool, Wolves in the Throne Room, Musth, The Raveonettes, Kontinuum, Ólafur Arnalds, Hellacopters, Deftones, Mark Lanegan, Kyuss, Sigur Rós, Downfall of Gaia, ISIS, Beastmilk, The National, Ray LaMontagne, Trixie Whitley, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey, Mumford & Sons, Cat Power, Lana Del Rey and so much more.
Fiction, non-fiction and poetry: Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg, Paulo Coelho, Mary Oliver, Marianne Fredriksson, Etty Hillesum, Elizabeth Gilbert, Deborah Meyler, Susannah Conway, Kahlil Gibran, Margaret Atwood, Pablo Neruda, Joy Harjo, Rainer Maria Rilke, Brené Brown, ...
Books on psychology, cooking, typography, nature/animals, self-development, photography, crafting
The Sopranos, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Mad Men, Millennium, Scandinavian crime series
Anything paper related, coloring, pasting/glueing, collages, stamping, making cards, mixed media, little books and zines, aquarelle, zentangle (beginner), painting and drawing, hand lettering, (art) journaling, bookmarks, mail art, envelopes, paper goodies.
I do like cute stuff and things, but please keep in mind I'm a grown up woman ;)
Please, don't send me any more washi tape, deco tape or stickers. I really have enough of them!
I've seen a section like this in many other people's profile, so I also thought to do this.
I really put a lot of effort, love and attention into all my swaps and it would be nice if you do that too. I always read your profile, even if the swap is sender's choice. Isn't it all about putting a smile on your partner's face? If there are any problems with a swap, please don't hesitate to send me a private message. I send out all of my swaps.
Handmade items are really welcome!
I do not give a heart for extra's, but I do give hearts for swaps that were made with "heart and soul" and attention ;)
I don't like white and black tea. Please don't send me plain rooibos or green tea (in mixes is okay though). My absolute favorite is ginger/lemon(grass) tea.
Some of my favorite brands are Celestial Seasonings, Pukka, Clipper, Tazo, Stash, Yogi, Nordqvist, English Tea Shop, Løv Organic, Natural Temptation, Numi, Salus, Higher Living, Traditional Medicinals, ...
Please no teabags without their wrap! Please don't stick anything (tape and such) to the tea bags, I keep them for my collection.
Loving herbal and organic/biological teas, infusions, spicy and chai(-ish) flavours. Ginger, all kinds of berries, orange, spear- and peppermint, licorice, rose, pumpkin, camomille, lemon(grass) and so many more. Also relaxation and sleeping teas are welcome. Morning teas too! Much to choose from :) If it happens that you have any raw tea, I would love to taste! I'm really not picky on my teas, I love to discover new flavours and brands but please mind my dislikes mentioned above.
Also (solvable) chai latte, hot chocolate (all kinds of flavors are welcome) and coffee (but only decaffeinated please because I don't tolerate caffeine) and all kinds of solvable drinks are welcome! I've seen many variations of chocolate drinks from the US, they'll be kindly appreciated :)
I like healthy/biological food and super foods but I also love salted/savoury snacks, dried fruits and all kinds of nuts. Also chocolate, the darker the better! I'm not much of a sweet tooth and try to avoid sugar as much as possible or find things with alternative natural sweeteners. I always like to find new ways to create breakfasts with oats/porridge, muesli, fruit, superfoods and so on. Bread alternatives like crackers, Knäckebröd, rice crackers and such are always welcome! I love hard/dry grated cheese or just anything cheesy (but please no salted snacks with cheese, they taste horrible!)
I'm always in to discover new food, recipes, spices, seasonings and spice mixes. No allergies or real dislikes. My favorite kitchens are the Italian and all South-European ones. Also Scandinavian, French, Mexican and American. Pasta, rice, risotto, vegetables and soup are my favorite dishes :) I also enjoy making muffins and cakes.
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