Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 7:27 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: September 18, 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 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


24Donna rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!! Love the selection you sent! The cat one I will be making a card for my cat crazy niece and I just love the cafe one! Really love them all thank you so much! You deserve more hearts!!!!!!
renate rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke swap met mooie envelop
Response: Graag gedaan en tot een volgende keer!
Comment: Received your waterfall PC. I would love to visit Iceland someday! Thank you!
m3i5 rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Hoi José, dank je wel voor je "spetterende" envelop ;) en spulletjes :)
Response: Graag gedaan en dank je wel voor je hartje!
SnailerAH rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor het feestje in mijn brievenbus
Response: Graag gedaan en dank je wel voor het hartje!
Wendypluk rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Bedankt José! En wat een leuke envelop, had je die zelf gemaakt? Groetjes!
Response: Ja, met sprayflaconnetjes (Aliexpres) en levensmiddelenkleurstof. Dank voor het hartje!
RiverTopanga rated for WIYM: GREEN POSTCARD - August on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: I LOVE the green pc you sent. So many beautiful and interesting stamps - fabulous idea! Thank you for taking so much time to make such a beautiful PC.
Response: I keep my received stamps in a small box. Now and then I put them on a PC, with similar colours or items. Thanks for the heart!
oetje72 rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor de swap. Kan het zeker weer gebruiken de goodies.
Response: Graag gedaan en dank voor de rating.
Moni rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor weer een leuke swap :) Ha ha, de envelop met spetters was ook geweldig. Hoe heb je dat eigenlijk gedaan, vroeg ik me nog af, zag er zo mooi uit :)
Response: Met sprayflaconnetjes (Aliexpres) en levensmiddelenkleurstof. Dank voor je hartje!
Jippiefant rated for Feestje in de brievenbus! on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Heel erg bedankt voor de vrolijke envelop, het olifanten briefpapier en het envelopje met die cuts ga ik zeker weten gebruiken!
Comment: Wat had jij de envelop kunstig versierd zeg! Leuk, wat je allemaal hebt uitgezocht. Blij met de labelstickers ook.
Response: Graag gedaan weer en dank voor je hartje
luckylynnl rated for Quick Swap - Your Choice on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Jose~ Thank you so much for the fun "cat-themed" Quick Swap. Those kitties traveled far so they were worth waiting for. Thanks so much for the lovely selection of PCs and dies. Fun papers. I will enjoy sharing them with some cat lovers.
Response: I am glad you liked the items. And I am sure there are enough other cat lovers. Thanks for the heart!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for Thee en een brief on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: Vergeet ik weer eens te reageren, hoor! Wat een gezellige brief kreeg ik van je, werd er helemaal blij van. En bedankt voor de lekkere thee en leuke aankleding!
Response: Gelukkig hebben we nog de foto's ;-) Moest wel weer even denken wat ik ook al weer gestuurd had...... Dank voor je hartje!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Surtsey and sharing your travels with me.
Response: You're very welcome, thanks for the heart!
Moni rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Hoi Jose, wat een mooie envelop! ben er blij mee, ziet er super uit. Bedankt!
Response: Graag gedaan, is leuk om zo te doen. Gaat nog wel een paar keer in de herhaling. Dank voor het hartje!
newrule rated for Quick Swap - Variety Package on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for an awesome package! Loved them! And thanks too for the extras postcards, really appreciate them! p/s: Tell your daughter that I went to see EXO last month in Malaysia. Awesome concert!!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart. Greetings from my daughter, she likes EXO as well!!
Comment: Hoi José, wat een leuke set papier, dankjewel! Heel leuk ook met de zakjes en envelopjes. En leuke stickers, bedankt!
Response: Graag gedaan, ben blij dat het is aangekomen. Duurt toch wel even met Sandd.......
Comment: thank you for my tulip card. I read a novel about the tulip boom and bust story and found it fascinating..I did not know the bulbs originated in Turkey..now I do
Moni rated for NS: Kaartje van de Hema - Augustus on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Super, ik vind hem leuk!! Wat een grappig idee zo'n kraskaart. Ik had ze nog niet gezien bij Hema maar super leuk!
Response: Stonden ook niet in de kaartenmolens, maar bij .... ja wat....ik ben nog steeds zoekende bij de nieuwe vormgeving van de winkels. Ergens op een van de "tafels" met leuke dingetjes. Was een doosje van 5 verschillende, voor een leuk prijsje.
Comment: thank you for the great cards and teabags with tea,really nice of you:)

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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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