Swap-bot Time: September 17, 2019 5:51 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: September 17, 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


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.
AnneliesV rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP #5 on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke kaart.
Response: Graag gedaan, dank voor het hartje!
Comment: Thank you for a stunning card!!! I'm almost tempted to frame it instead of sending it:)
Response: My suggestion: frame it first, then send it! ;-)
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #14 on Aug 25, 2019
9O96O rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #1 INTL on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you uiltje. Yes, you got it right, the cup of coffee type shop, not the Dutch ones. ;) Loved the coffee pots postcard. It will go on my fridge. I had fun translating the Dutch on the postcard. Coffee as a biofuel will be a good thing...maybe it will make the highways smell nice. :D
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart! Maybe we will meet in another swap.
Comment: Thanks for these! I will send them on in round 33! Thanks too for the vintage birdie PC extras! I could probably look up the artist to see how old they might be. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. I'm glad we met again in this swap!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #14 on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, mooie achtergrond. En ook super bedankt voor de velletjes goldleaf!!
Response: Succes met de volgende ronde. En ik zag toevallig gisteren watt velletjes liggen bij de Action. Wel een maatje groter, maar met aardig wat beschadigingen. Deze waren echt super goed verpakt Dank voor je hartje!
Comment: Super bedankt voor je kaart. Het is inderdaad een lelijke haha. De postzegels daarentegen zijn wel erg mooi.
Response: Gelukkig zat er dan toch nog iets moois bij. Dank voor je hartje.
Tessssssa rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #7 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: bedankt voor je loaded paper bag! erg mooi, en ook de goodies komen zeker van pas
Response: Graag gedaan. Ik heb de smaak te pakken, dit kun je ook in kleine variaties doen @inspiratie
Comment: Thanks for the washi Jose! I love the mushroom one!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for rating and the heart!
poppie07 rated for I spy with my little eye on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: And this is why a joined Swap-bot! 😍😁🤣 Thank you for the awesomely weird and strange postcard! It’s perfect! I will treasure it and I will not put them in a box lol
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Please, take care of these furry creatures ;-)
Comment: It must have been very late yesterday... Maybe the post lady isn't nosy, or she was in a hurry - also didn't ring :-) Thank you so much for the unlucky veggie cat!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
SnailerAH rated for Tea for Thee # 7 on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Dank je voor de thee
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje!
Singske rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - Global on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de de super leuke groene post! 🍏 Er zitten zeker bruikbare spulletjes tussen! Geniet van een fijn weekend ⭐️
Response: Nu al aangekomen? Dat is snel! Dank je wel voor rating en het hartje. Tot een volgende keer misschien en een fijn weekend!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #13 on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje! Het maakt trouwens niet uit of je partner al op het kaartje heeft gewerkt, zolang het maar niet de orginele starter is :)
Response: Weet ik, maar ik probeer toch verschillende mensen op het kaartje te houden. Daarom ga ik tegenwoordig maar voor 3 rondes ipv 4, want het groepje is maar klein.
CaseyErin rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #3 on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you the pretty card and for the story you shared on the text block. It made me smile to read it. Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Bedankt voor je envelopje vol :)
Response: Graag gedaan, hoor!

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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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