Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 12:08 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: January 21, 2019
Birthday: December 6, 1958
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Fridaynight, saturday and sunday: days to be creative and get my postcards and envelopes to the mailbox, so my collegues can empty them on sunday evening. Since 1 January 2014 they don't do that anymore, monday is the first occasion. So, my date of sending shown at the swap doesn't have to be the real one....... I mark it as sent when the swap is finished, otherwise I'll forget it ;-)

I live in The Netherlands, near Rotterdam, with my husband, our 2 young adult children and 1 cat. In June 2015 we adopted a red/white one of 13 years old from a shelter. Our very black cat Harry (found on the internet) passed away 3rd October 2017. He was only 10 years old.

I deliver mail 4 days a week, of course by bike!


Together with my daughter I like to drink tea: she likes green tea, I like rooibos. Herbal and black tea are not our favourites, others are more than welcome, surprise us! After drinking I collect the bags for a very dear friend (she has a collection of > 30.000 bags), the labels I send to a Postcrossing/Facebook friend in The Ukraine. Tea can make a lot of people happy!

Favorite Books

At this moment I am staring at my bookshelf: a lot of books of Scandinavian and Icelandic authors.........And in my E-reader: Harry Potter....... Where will I find time to read a book, like in the old days?

For my daughter

My daughter adores Korea: food, lifestyle, music by the band Infinite, everything. So, if you want to please her instead of me (I don't have any problem with that) feel free to send anything or contact me about it.

What I like

  • everything about Scandinavia, Iceland, London, Berlin (but not too touristic)
  • black & white postcards (and also with a little bit of colour)
  • clear stamps
  • tea for me (Tazo wild sweet orange, Bercoff Klember Premium Tea and Higher Living very berry are delicious)
  • tea for my daughter (Nordqvist Nippon Green, Basilur White Magic, any brand of green tea with grapefruit))
  • tea for both of us (Ukrainian Lovare)
  • everything about mail (because of my job)
  • warm colours
  • handmade (surprise me)
  • washi tape
  • chocolate (Finnish/Icelandic with liquorice...mmmm....)
  • showergel/-scrub
  • liquorice
  • I cherish my garden more and more
  • recycling package material
  • seal wax and stamps. Create a single one and send it to me!
  • Gotochi postcards especially mailboxes, I love them!
  • B. Kliban cats
  • German Fritt Kaubonbons

What I dislike

  • religious items, angels
  • grey and beige (it makes me sad)
  • postcards with horses, or with animals with funny hats, glasses, ....
  • very romantic things likes roses and pink
  • herbal and black tea (also with fruit like strawberry and forest fruit), with rice, camomile. I tried chai, but I really don't like it
  • I have a big box filled with sticky notes and stickers: I love them but I don't want more of them


Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding this to me and all the awesome extras you sent! I will sent it on in the next swap! Hugs, Diane
willowh rated for Tree Postcard on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Yay! My mail is being forwarded so I just got the Tree & I love it! Such a cool effect! Thank you!!
Response: I'm glad you're glad it arrived! Thanks for rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #2 on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik heb hem afgemaakt met sneeuw en glitter en ga hem naar huis sturen:)
Response: Ben zó benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Heb er al een opmerking over geplaatst hoe we dit kunnen doen. Dank voor je hartje! En voor het naar huis sturen.
Comment: Thanks for these PC's and I will send them on! I love the little birdie envie and thanks so much for sending it in a plastic envie, because the envie arrived in perfect condition, even though the plastic was ripped, sliced, and burned. I will put your name on both as it was not on them. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad it reached its destination! And many thanks for putting my name on the PCs. Because of the very busy month I decided not to send many swaps. So it slipped my mind. Thanks for helping me out. My best wishes to you and your loved ones!
EmilyT rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - No Paper on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the purple no-paper pocket letter! It's pretty. Thanks also for the crafting goodies, the metal ones are super cool!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for rating and the heart!
Michellesl rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Dec. on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Dankjewel voor je leuke kraskaart. Leuk idee! X
sunnysimo rated for NS: Envelop van 50 gram on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Super bedankt voor je geweldig grote envelop! =) Ik kan het allemaal gebruiken! :)
Response: Graag gedaan. Veel plezier met knutselen! Bedankt voor je hartje!
Comment: Hallo Jose, bedankt voor de kaart en alle andere kleine surprises ;-). Bij mij hangt 'Pukkels' op de koelkast, leuk zijn ze, he!
Response: "Pukkels" is het beste begin van de dag! Dank je wel voor het hartje
Ciska76 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #1 on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Wat zou er op het strand en de zee te zien zijn. Ik zal eens kijken wat ik zie 💕
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Succes met brainstormen!
Comment: postcard received and ready to continue on it's journey. Many thanks for the adorable extra postcard! It really is beautiful and certainly one I will keep and treasure! ^_^
Comment: Thanks for the cards :) I'm very surprised to see a Hungarian origin card, I thought not that many Hungarians are on Swapbot! And I even know the place where the person stays :D
Response: Ik had een probleem met de kaartjes met een plaatsnaam. Een flinke Rotterdamse vestiging had ze niet, maar die van Capelle a/d IJssel had een uitgebreide collectie. Ik begin een beetje te denken dat de grote steden er niet aan mee doen. Maar of dat echt zo is.......?
Ramoontje78 rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Nov. on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Hoi hoi, bedankt voor je hele leuke kaart! Deze had ik nog niet.. zijn trouwens niet in onze Hema verkrijgbaar... ❤️
Response: Ik had een probleem met de kaartjes met een plaatsnaam. Een flinke Rotterdamse vestiging had ze niet, maar die van Capelle a/d IJssel had een uitgebreide collectie. Ik begin een beetje te denken dat de grote steden er niet aan mee doen. Maar of dat echt zo is.......?
Comment: Thanks so much. I will get the ones you sent moving and I love the extra card that you sent. I think I have the perfect place in my dining room that needs a little something and that would be perfect in a little frame! Many thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the troll postcard!
Jcqln rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Okt. on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor je leuke kaartje, mooie postzegels en de moeite :-) groetjes Jacqueline
Response: Graag gedaan, ik heb inmiddels een klein voorraadje aangelegd......;-)
Comment: Thanks for the neat card. I love the way you added pictures for each one! 😊
Response: You're very welcome. Another way to write a card. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: José, wat een verwennerij! Zoveel mooie papiertjes! Heel erg bedankt voor alles. Ik ga die winkel zeker eens opzoeken!
roosje rated for Heb jij voor mij... on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Hoi José, bedankt voor de super leuke swap! Mijn dochter herkende de ad op de envelop! Ik was ook heel blij met de inhoud, allemaal fijne spullen die ik goed kan gebruiken, thanx.
Comment: Thank u for the extra. Its happened twice when I received the same pc. Wishing u all the best and great day.
Kayllra rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: wat een leuk feestje in de brievenbus jose, deze items gaan zeker snel van pas komen. vind vooral de stoffe band met nederlandse kenmerken erg leuk :) liefs karin
Response: Graag gedaan! Ben wel benieuwd wanneer de envelop is binnen gekomen.....

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


roosje on Oct 20, 2016:

Wow, wat een super leuke verrassing! Heel erg bedankt voor de Berlijn souvenirs, ik ben er heel blij mee! Hier kan ik je niet voor raten, maar je hebt mijn hart wel geraakt!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


NaomiRisa on Oct 15, 2015:

Hi, It's me again :) Do you still collect empty tea bags and tea tags? I have some for swap! Hope to hear from you. Cheers :)

Xira on Jul 29, 2015:

Ja, doe ik ook, foto's maken. Anders weet ik het echt niet meer😄

Les4Saison on Apr 8, 2015:

I'll answer here, cause I can't responde in the rating section ^^ Jeah it arrived in great condition!! If my letter is damaged or something happened with the pockets, do not hesitate to tell me!

p.s. I loooooooove the Syringa sticker!!!!! It's my favourite flower plant ❤ flieder

mariadastrouxas on Dec 15, 2014:

Hello! Join the empty Tea Bags RAK : http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/124917


NaomiRisa on Nov 25, 2014:

Do you still collect empty tea bags and tea tags? I have some for swap! Hope to hear from you.

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