Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 4:40 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: May 23, 2018
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 teenage 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 3. 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: thrillers of Scandinavian and Icelandic authors

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
  • 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


susieq11 rated for Tea and a Note 5 on May 23, 2018
Comment: I think this took a detour! Just received it today, thank you so much! Looking forward to trying the tea. I love the postcards! I have white poodles so this was so special to get!! Thank you!!! xoxo
fluffyjunk rated for SIE: Handmade Postcard on May 21, 2018
Comment: I love your card! The idea to paint a tree this way is fantastic - I have to try this! :) And the background is beautiful.... Thank you very much for this beautiful handmade card!
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. It was fun to make this PC.
Comment: Yay! I received your package today! Thank you so much.
Response: Thanks for rating with a heart. Have a nice day!
renate rated for Kaartje/thee/kleine verrassingsswap on May 12, 2018
Comment: Hallo Jose, wat leuk om bij thuiskomst jou vrolijke post te vinden. Ja het is zeker een kleine wereld dat we elkaar regelmatig tegen komen.
Response: Oh gelukkig, je hebt hem ontvangen. Je moet er gewoon op bedacht zijn dat er mensen met vakantie zijn. Ik ga over 1,5 week 8 dagen weg. Ik zal het thuisfront vragen de ontvangstdatum op de envelop te zetten! Dank je wel voor het hartje en tot een volgende keer!
mandigutterrose rated for CHWH: Spell COLD or WARM on May 6, 2018
Comment: Isn't it funny how some cards travel back and forth? I'll definitely find a home for them.
Comment: Loved your pocket letter. I am sorry to hear about your kitty.
Comment: José, thank you so much for this very interesting postcard! Thank you, also, for the translation, enjoyable note with extra information and the grouping of wonderful stamps!!!! ⛰ 🦌 ⛰
roosje rated for CPG Think Spring Mini PL - Global on May 1, 2018
Comment: Hoi, wat een heerlijk, fleurige post heb je gemaakt. En de zon is meegekomen! Wat een mooie PL en de goodies zijn ook heel fijn. dank je wel.
Response: Graag gedaan. Was weer leuk om te doen. Ik vind Pocket Letters heerlijk om te maken, maar toch soms een hoop werk. Dus dit is een mooi alternatief. Dank je wel voor het hartje en geniet van het komende mooie weer!
Comment: Thank you for the note and postcard of London. It was very nice of you.
Response: I'm glad they arrived and I hope the traveling card will find its next destination!
Jcqln rated for Maak een Flipbook of Happy Mail on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Wat een leuke originele snailmail, dank je heel leuk
Response: Graag gedaan. Had graag goede ringen willen gebruiken.....zaterdag lagen ze op de mat! ;-)
Comment: Hi José, bedankt voor je envie met spulletjes. Altijd leuk om met je te swappen.
pennypuppy rated for ISS: Mail Art #3 - Tropical on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Love the envie design and the idea to reuse it! The little umbrella was so cute! And the postage stamps were precious. Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and Christmas extras!
JadeFan rated for CHWH: Washi, Tea, PC & a surprise on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this swap. I loved the card and envelope but it was cut somehow.
knitterofhats rated for Tea and a Note 4 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note, tea and bike items. I do hope to ride again!
Ciska76 rated for Gimmie Mail/ Mixed it up with papers on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Hoi José, dankjewel voor de verschillende soorten papier. Leuk om envelopjes of zakjes van te maken. Wat staat de Zweedse washi mooi op het kaartje! Fijn paasweekend 🐰
Response: Dinsdagochtend de envelop op de bus gedaan en nu al aangekomen. Sandd deed deze week wat het belooft ;-) Dank je wel voor de rating en jij ook fijn weekend!
SnailerAH rated for Gimmie Mail - Maart Thee swap on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Ben benieuwd hoe de theetjes smaken
Response: Graag gedaan. Ben wel een beetje benieuwd wanneer de zending binnen kwam.
Inez rated for November Tea Swap on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Hallo José! Bedankt voor de resend! Ik heb hem ontvangen! Ik zag je adres, ik ben in Prinsenland opgegroeid, dichtbij waar jij woont! Wat leuk! Wij gebruiken geen postcodes op Bonaire 😊 Fijn weekend nog!
Response: 19 febr opnieuw verzonden en nu pas binnen. Het is bijna weer november! Dat duurt wel heel erg lang. Maar goed, hij is aangekomen. Was maar langer hier blijven wonen, dan had ik het op de fiets kunnen brengen! Dank je wel voor de rating en het hartje.
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodie and pocket letter back ground loved
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I'm glad you love the items. Have a nice day!

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Evelynswap on Aug 20, 2017:

Hoi! Voor de Handmade Coloring Book Postcard #4-swap mag ik een kaartje kleuren voor jou! Hier is een klein (vaag) voorproefje :)


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


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