Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 9:41 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: October 26, 2020
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 near Rotterdam, with my husband and our young adult son (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 2 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. We let him go 5 years later. 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, K-pop music, 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, Stash green tea with fruit, 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

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 for the beautiful fall postcard, love the mist in the colourful trees and the sunflower one is so cute.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Have a nice day.
elflady rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #98 on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Love the start of this postcard. What an interesting way of making your flower.Thanks for the postcard. elflady
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I'm glad I always make pictures when I send items. My question: did it really took 2 months to arrive..............?
wolfeagle rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #99 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I also like the hedgehog stamped image.
Response: You're welcome. I ordered the stamp at AliExpress. I didn't expect it that huge! :-)
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #34 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: De envelop was al een feestje op mijn deurmat! Zo prachtig! Dank, ook voor de postzegels als extras. Het kaartje mag ik afmaken en ik heb per vandaag een weekje vrij dus dat moet goed komen :) Fijne herfst! Groetjes Barbara
Tessssssa rated for NS: Mystery supply mail art #3 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Bedankt, ik vind mixed media ook best lastig. Ik wil te gestructureerd werken en dat is geloof ik niet echt de bedoeling. En leuk dat je het kantje als stencil gebruikt hebt :)
Response: Hallo "gelijkgestemde in het gestructureerd werken" ;-) Ik zit ook alles op de vierkante mm uit te meten. Ik heb al een tijdje een Gelli plate, daar maak ik achtergronden mee. Maar ik ben ook nog niet los gegegaan. Maar met behulp van YouTube filmpjes zie je dat je als een klein kind gewoon moet kliederen met verf en niet bang moet zijn voor vieze vingers........... Dank je wel voor het hartje!
Comment: Inderdaad een rommeltje. Maar het komt goed, ik zal de pc's door sturen.
Comment: Thank You! Looking forward to passing on the postcard!
MiekeC rated for Collaboration #88 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het doorsturen.
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC #33 on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Wat een gave postzegels op zowel de envelop als de kaart! Dankjewel! Veel zin om ermee aan de slag te gaan. Fijne dag! Groetjes Barbara
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 59 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the awesome teas and the kitty envie and postcard. Aspect sends purrs!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Just a question: did it really traveled so slow? I sent it the 3rd of August........ Please, stay safe and healthy!
Comment: Thanks for the postcards & your lovely note!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Have a nice day!
kammy rated for Tea For Thee # 63 on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this tea bags and goodies. I love sweeney Todd photo
Response: Thanks for the heart. Have a nice day!
Chantiemaya rated for Tourist-y Postcard Swap on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks voor je leuke kaart, heel grappig dat je nou net een Nederlandse swapper kreeg toegewezen ;) ik ken Hattem niet maar het ziet er heel mooi groen uit. Bedankt José en groetjes uit Alkmaar!
Response: Graag gedaan, dank voor het hartje. Maak er nog een mooie dag van!
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC #32 on Sep 5, 2020
Comment: Dank je voor de extra rotterdamse pc's. De straten die je noemt zijn mij wel bekend. Bij Jungerhans heb ik vroeger een servies gekocht en gingen we theedrinken. Jammer dat dit rotterdamse bedrijf niet meer bestaat.
Response: Dank je wel voor je hartje. Jungerhans was prijzig, maar wel mooi spul. Het jammere van het verdwijnen is dat er weinig diversiteit blijft. Alle steden hebben dezelfde ketens. Maak er mooie zonnige dagen van!
Comment: Thank you for the PC - The white on black looks great!
Response: You're very welcome, it was fun to do!
orode rated for Collaboration #87 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Lovely... So happy to swap with you again. Thanks Olga
Response: Ooohh, that went fast from my mailbox to yours. Thanks for rating, enjoy the next round!
watercolorgirl rated for Pass and Paste #77 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: I've always wanted to go for a balloon ride Jose. Excellent balloon drawing you added to the post card. I like the colors that you used.
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Thanks to the internet to search for examples :-)
glassnowdrop rated for Tea For Thee # 61 on Aug 30, 2020
Comment: Wow this swap came fast! Also thank you for the beautiful envelope, stamps, tea and extras! It all put a smile on my face and I can't wait to try the tea. I'm glad that the mail is still going and it's a little easier when people are home! Hopefully things continue to improve there. :)
Response: Oohh, it really got fast! Enjoy the teas. Thanks for the heart!
erinhayden rated for Tea For Thee # 56 on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you! The teas both look wonderful. The postcard and amazing envelope were an awesome surprise. Thank you!!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Have a nice day!
Traceyk rated for Tea For Thee # 60 on Aug 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the teas and stamps! I'm eager to try the teas. :)
Response: Oh, that went very well. Just in 8 days. Most of the times it takes 2,5 weeks. Thanks for rating and the heart. Have a nice day!

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ktk8 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thanks for working on my pass and paste washi tape postcard it made it home today and looks great!

MissPaula on Sep 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Mermaid card. I like 'she meets an old friend'....very creative thinking! ♥

ktk8 on Aug 4, 2020:

HeLLo and thank you for working on my collaboration postcard and sending it home???? I love the DUTCH cow and the wooden shoes.... I know ya'll don't actually wear them anymore .... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg..... big hugs and many many hearts to YOU......

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks so much for your cool mail art! You really know how to use supplies! It was so unique, and I love your envelope too!

wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

watercolorgirl on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for sending my Pass and Paste post card home. I love your art and the little girl you drew . Great job and thank you again. Happy 2020 and happy swapping in 2020.

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!

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