Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2017 6:59 pm


Date Joined: October 4, 2010
Last Online: February 10, 2016
Birthday: March 18, 1983
Country: Belgium

About Me

Hi all of you! Thank you for reading my profile. I'm Marijke, a 32 year old single mum of 2 daughters. We live in Belgium near to the beautiful city Antwerp. We love going out to do all kind of fun things: zoo, park, swimming, .... I work as a tutor with young children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. I like a lot of crafts, reading, surfing on the web...but the last few months I love to write... Only letters 'cause I'm not the -write-a-story-type.

My english isn't verry good but as you see... I do my best. Please.... if I offend you in any way... it's not my intention... and I already say sorry in advance. With writing letters I hope I'm improving my English. I speak Dutch so you can write me in Dutch too if you want.


I mark my items sent when I put the envy/PC/... in the mailbox. The mailbox is just across my door but they only pick up the mail once a day and only from monday till friday. So it is possible that the date on the stamp is not the same as when I marked it sent. I only do this when I'm sending before deadline.

I always rate, mostly the day I received your swap. Still...if you think your swap must arrived already, just PM me to ask. I'm only human ;)

The most fun part of swapping for me is reading the profile of my partner and try to find something she/he would like. Even when it's senders choice I try to find something that matches your like-section. I'm sorry if I wasn't able to find it!


  • blue ...almost any blue ...accept for the nearly black blue
  • pink, purple
  • butterflies
  • ferrets
  • cute little magnets
  • amigurumi
  • hello kitty, my melody, twin stars
  • handmade items made with passion, if you liked making it, I see it as an honour you send it to me
  • monchichi
  • bo (the character of disney's monsters and co)
  • Pascal (the character of disney's Rapunzel)
  • actually I like all Pixar related things (not to fond on Toy Story)
  • dots
  • stars
  • 'cute' things...or Kawaï but I'm not brand minded because I don't know them...I can't get them over here...only online
  • Sarah Kay
  • pon & zi
  • penguins
  • panda
  • decorated envelopes
  • deco-tape, washi-tape, ...
  • stamps (acrylic, wooden,... any)
  • writing paper, really hard to find here
  • ....

don't like

  • cheating
  • liars
  • prejudices
  • coffee
  • plain black/green/white tea
  • minth


Since I'm on swapbot... I started to like PC a lots. Can you please send them naked and stamped? I prefer non tourist PC. If you like to send a tourist PC, could you please send a night view? If you are from Spain: any postcard of Barcelona is great: I just love the city. Themes I would like to receive

  • animals especially butterflies, panda, penguin, seal
  • children books illustration
  • Gorjuss
  • black and white photography especially children
  • Disney especially Pixar (please no Disney Princesses or Winny the Pooh)
  • I don't mind to receive tasteful nudity/erotic pictures
  • something listed in my LIKES

You can take a look at my favorites on Postcrossing. I rather don't get handmade PC's unless the swap is calling for handmade items ofcourse.


At the moment I focus on swaps for postcards and pen pal-related stuff. I love profile surprises and other bigger swaps, but I need to watch my budget. I love to get cards/letters with chitty-chats. Some decoration on the card/paper and envelope is much appreciated!

If someone likes to do a private 6 weeks snailmail swap, please do PM me!

some favorites

CRAFTING I don't craft a lot at the time but the things I like to do

  • sewing
  • knitting
  • crocheting
  • fimo (polymer clay)
  • making jewels
  • anything with paper
  • anything with stamping For all the things I do ...I'm a beginner. I don't find the right moments to craft a lots. Can somebody send me some time? :-) And because I want to do so many things...I'm not specialized in one or another....practicing all of it :-)


  • Pink !!!
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Alicia Keys
  • Adele
  • Wahwahsda (A Belgian band... reggae and hiphop please check them out at youtube.com) and many more...but I'm really bad in remembering names, lyrics, songs,...

MOVIES and TV For 4 years we didn't have TV connection so I'm way behind with movies and series. Favorites:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Twilight
  • romeo and juliet
  • eyes wide shut
  • cruel intentions
  • sleepers
  • fight club
  • braveheart
  • studio 54
  • remember me
  • the lake house
  • ben X (Dutch movie but I really recommend it ...I'm sure you can find it with subtitles)
  • prison brake
  • gossip girl (I've heard there are books of gossip girl... anyone willing to do a private swap so I could read them?)
  • Gilmore girls
  • so you think you can dance
  • a few Dutch series: Parelvissers, Clan
  • Monster and Co, Up, Rapunzel, .... LOVE Disney movies

READING At the moment I don't make enough time to read. Some books I really liked

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight Saga
  • Land of the living by Nicci French
  • Sleepers ...even better than the movie...but isn't that alway with books and movies?
  • her name was Sarah
  • Hotel prison by Jan De Cock (Dutch book)

when I was younger

  • Blauwe plekken by Anke De Vries
  • Kruistocht in spijkerbroek by T.Beckman
  • books by Roald Dahl
  • Tiny also known as Martine, Zana, Debbie, Mapuka, AyesegÃl, Marinka or Mimmi...depending on where you live


I was lucky and was only flaked on once. I was even more lucky when Katti angeled. Thank you!!!

I did met a lot of non-raters... Please ... why participate and don't rate? I'm not making a shame-on-you-list...I'll just remember you.


daydayhappy rated for ISS: Random PC on May 23, 2015
Comment: It's the third card I got from you and it's also very lovely :) It seems like geocaching is really interesting, I wish someday I will have the chance to try it :DDD
TerryF rated for TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 19 on May 13, 2015
Comment: Oh, Belgian chocolate is to DIE for! I used to have it regularly because work colleagues travelled there and would bring it back. Good luck with your diet - I have lost 40 pounds since last summer and it feels good! (";)
Response: Wow! 40 pounds is a lots!!! Congrats...I would love to loose that much. Lost 15 pound in 6 weeks now...so still some work ;)
daydayhappy rated for Postcards from your wishlist #3 on May 9, 2015
Comment: Oh! The second card that I receive is also from you, it's so funny :D I also love How to train your dragon 2, it is so goooood! I actually bought the Pixar postcard book, so if you want one, feel free to PM me and I can send you one :)
daydayhappy rated for Happy May on May 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card :D I also wish you have a happy and great May :)
Response: Glad you liked the cards I picked for you...one more on his way ;)
Jenna91 rated for Postcards from your wishlist #3 on Apr 30, 2015
Comment: Hoi Marijke, wat heb je de kaart heerlijk volgeschreven! Ook een super fijne kaart, die gaat mijn collectie in! Heerlijk hè, zoveel dieren? :)
Response: Zo krijg ik ze zelf ook heel graag :)Ik ben blij dat het zo goed in de smaak viel!
Johanna51 rated for Postcards from your wishlist #3 on Apr 29, 2015
Comment: Hallo Marijke, Dank je wel voor de schattige kaart met de lammetjes. Inderdaad, heel aaibaar.
Response: Graag gedaan, ik hoop dat je ze nog niet had.
Comment: thanx very much for your card. yes i know and love jip en janneke... <3 :D
Response: Glad you liked it!
uliaya rated for Illustrated PC swap on Jul 7, 2013
Comment: Hello Marijke! Thank you so much for your fantastic card! And thank you for your kind words :) Wish you all the best, Yulia
Comment: I got it! It's the best thing I got in the mail this week. I LOVE the owl notebook and the magnetic bookmark. Thank you so much! Your letter was nice to read too, and I will write back. I hope to mail my response in a week or two. Thanks again, especially for resending. :)
Response: Yaj...you got my 1st resend... The second is still travelling, so probably you'll receive another one for this swap.
Comment: I just wanted to say thanks for everything got the other package today and loved it all. I also really am glad your a caring person xx Thanks for resending and getting me the rest of the swap...
Response: I'm really glad this one made it safe to you! :)
Samettinyytti rated for Illustrated PC swap on May 30, 2013
Comment: This is a great card, thank you :)
kirstyenarno rated for SENG Teapot May 2013 on May 29, 2013
Comment: Bedankt voor de thee, meeste zijn onbekend. Ga ze vanmiddag proberen. Dank je wel !
Mirnyj rated for What's your Favourite? on May 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and all the goodies! ^__^
Danidiving rated for Animal Postcard Swap 4 on May 10, 2013
Comment: Hello Marijke, i love giraffes. This one is especially cute:) thank you so much
daisydayz rated for POSTCARDS: Personalized! on May 4, 2013
Comment: so pretty thanks
wanderfrolics rated for POSTCARDS: Personalized! on May 2, 2013
Comment: AWWWWWWWWW, I like the hedgehog so much! And the stamp is awesome, as are all the cute stickers and stamps and doodles and translation of my phrase in Dutch :) You can too draw! It was a great turtle! :) Thanks so much! It was a pleasure to receive. Oh, coincidentally - the same day, someone else sent me the phrase, and theirs looks like it says, "Ik gooi graag sneeuw naar auto's". I was surprised the two were different! :)
Response: Well thanks to you-tube I draw the little animals ;) 'ik gooi graag sneeuw naar auto's means I like to throw snow at cars. I guess I wrote. Ik houd ervan om sneeuw naar auto's te gooien...if you translate it literally it means: I love to throw snow at cars...
Aletta74 rated for AES: A Day In My Life on May 2, 2013
Comment: Hoi, wat lekker om eens een Nederlandse brief te krijgen :) Leuk om jouw dag mee te maken op deze manier, ik heb het met veel plezier gelezen!
Response: Ik ben blij dat je het leuk vond!
cmdunderground rated for POSTCARDS: Personalized! on May 1, 2013
Comment: fantastic, thank you!
Response: :) you're welcome
littlepigtoad rated for POSTCARDS: Personalized! on Apr 30, 2013
Comment: thank you
Response: you're welcome
Ramona1978 rated for Instagram Snailmailers over 30 on Apr 29, 2013
Comment: I ♥ your letter and ofcourse the envie! Thanks a lot !
Response: :) glad you liked it...sometimes I like the envelope so much myself I would like to keep it... well...yours was one of them ;)

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Loonstruck on Jan 1, 2017:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since February 2016. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

Sternenfee on May 11, 2015:

Oh great to see you back to swapping. I guess this is a good sign? Hope you got my letter. Hugs.

Paige1900 on Apr 29, 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!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

MichelleWillow on Dec 24, 2013:

LovelyLici on Jun 19, 2013:

Sorry you ended up resending again and the second one arrived! Don't worry. I will make up for it. I've written a response letter to you already. I'll find some nice goodies to include with it. :)

LovelyLici on Jun 11, 2013:

I have my fingers crossed! Hoping for the best. :) As soon as I receive from you, I'll send you a little something to thank you for resending. The mail here has been horrible over the past few months, and I'm so sorry you're having to send again.

Katti on May 27, 2013:

Hello! I know it's been a long time since I got your last letter and I didn't managed to get back to you. I will! I just have so much work to do right now, in school and at work. Sorry! You will hear from me soon or even later. Greetings, Katti :)

ZzMonstruozZ on May 20, 2013:

HOLA Hello Marijke! I'm so sorry! I thought that I had sent you a thanks message after receiving your letter! I'm pretty sorry about it! But YES! it arrived safe =) I'll try to write you asap! I'm so happy we can be Pals ^_^ Best wishes, we will meet soon in the mail box!

LovelyLici on May 18, 2013:

There may be mail waiting for me. If there's anything, I'll get it tomorrow. I will let you know. :)

Fever on Apr 18, 2013:

Thank you so much for your envie for the WTA#16! I loved it, the little notebook is so pretty and the bookmark is very cute - also, I didn't know, the Lotus spread was Belgian! Learned something again, I should give the lady some credit! :D

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