Swap-bot Time: November 14, 2019 8:30 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: November 14, 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, 1 young adult son and 1 cat. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle, "at the other side of the country", 1,5 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......)

In June 2015 we adopted a red/white cat 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
  • rub-ons
  • 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, Pukka Sweet Vanilla Green, 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


ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #18 on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Twee kaartjes, een versierde envelop en een briefje! Leuk gedaan weer José, ik kende dat gelliplate (?) nog helemaal niet maar ik ga het eens opzoeken. Dankjewel!
Response: Graag gedaan. Met de Gelli plate voel je je net een klein kind: "kliederen met verf". Ik heb inmiddels de originele besteld............
McAnaraks rated for Collaged Landscape on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Clever and effective collage of lavender fields in France, and it even smells of lavender!
Response: With a little help from IKEA ;-) And I think you smell the tree, it's from a bag of potpourri...........
wittmert rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - L on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great scattergories answers!
Response: You're welcome and thank for rating ánd the heart!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #11 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Hoi Jose, Ondanks dat alles nieuw voor je was aan deze opdracht, is het je goed gelukt. Mooi met die herfst kleuren en bladeren!!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #17 on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik voeg iets toe en stuur hem verder.
Comment: Thank you! Great postcards!
roosje rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #10 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Ha José, gelukt: gisteren jouw swap ontvangen! Heel erg bedankt voor de 'ruffles', mooie mix van kleuren en materialen. Daar kan ik wel wat mee!
Response: Leuk te horen. Is wel een gefriemel om te doen maar goed te gebruiken voor bijv. verjaardagskaarten. Dank voor je hartje!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #16 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Sorry voor deze late rating, ik ben met een aan de slag gegaan en moest nu ik aan de volgende ronde wilde beginnen even ernstig mijn hersenen laten kraken om te herinneren of ik deze al had gehad. Maar dit was die met het blauwe hartje en de letters 'De' als ik me niet vergis
Response: Ja, klopt! Ik moet ook altijd goed nadenken met verschillende rondes. Soms ontvang je er eentje eerder dan 1 voor de volgende ronde. Ik zit dan apatisch te staren naar mijn overzicht...........
elflady rated for Collaboration #75 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you. elflady
ScrapHappyGabi rated for cat food upcycled PC on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Your cat sounds like he is determined to be the oldest cat in the world! I love these swaps.. we get to 'meet' people from all over the world! It's nice to meet you! My best friend lives in Aldeboarn :) I hope to visit some day! Thank you again for the great chunk o cardboard! ~ Gabi
xthemasonsx rated for cat food upcycled PC on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Tysm the part of the box you chose was SO cute. Love the little kitties face. I love how you rescued your cat. Especially since he is a senior. Senior cats rock! I rescue cats in my community and have a foster as well right now. Thank you again !
Comment: Thank you for the postcard - I'll keep it moving - and the extras!
marinda rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: I love the cute postcard. Thank you!
debbiespoms rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the bird postcard. Beautiful bird!
NRGordon rated for FPRU: Cut n Paste #3 on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC and your note. We do plan on visiting Iceland and Greenland next summer, and hope to visit The Netherlands soon after.
Didi rated for CPG 2 Teas & a Note - Global on Sep 18, 2019
elflady rated for Collaboration #74 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Lovely background to work with. Love the handmade envelope. elflady
SeleneW rated for QUICK 15 Bookpages Swap #5 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Oh goodness! I love all the pages you sent. All the different prints and languages. Thank you so very much. It arrived quite quickly too.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #15 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik maak hem af en stuur hem naar huis
Rozenbotteljam rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #8 on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Dankjewel voor mooie flip book! Heel leuk die vosjes! 😊
Response: Graag gedaan, Was even een gepuzzel om de vouwlijnen precies midden op hun neus te krijgen. Dit is zó leuk om te doen. Dank voor je hartje.

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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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