Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 1:09 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: November 19, 2017
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

  • owls and cats
  • 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

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 very much for the beautiful gifts :)
Comment: Thanks a lot! The gifts look great!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Enjoy the hot drinks, I'm sure we'll meet again soon in another swap!
Comment: Hallo José, Vandaag kwam je Sandd envelop in de bus. Bedankt voorde kaarten. Houd moed. Ik heb 2 kaarten helemaal vol namen teruggekregen in deze swap. Zo leuk.
Response: Dank je wel het hartje. En ik ben ook blij dat ze met Sandd op de beloofde tijd zijn aangekomen!
Comment: Dank je wel. :) Ik ben benieuwd wat erin zit.
Comment: Vandaag je swap ontvangen met lekkere thee.
Response: Dank je wel voor de rating. Ik hou een beetje in de gaten wanneer Sandd bezorgt. Deze had eigenlijk 3 november binnen moeten zijn. Ik moet dus wel rekening houden met langere "levertijden"
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for Losse thee swap on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Hij kwam vandaag binnen hoor, wat een leuk pakket! Echt helemaal mijn smaak ook, ik ben gek op "warme" smaken thee. En wat ruiken ze lekker! Ook leuk, jouw verhalen erbij. Ik ga morgen een kopje proberen, heel erg bedankt!
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Ik hou een beetje in de gaten wanneer Sandd bezorgt. Deze had eigenlijk 3 november binnen moeten zijn. Ik moet dus wel rekening houden met langere "levertijden" Geniet van de thee!
marianne81 rated for Kleine theezakjes swap on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: En het is gelukt met Sandd, ze lagen vandaag in mijn brievenbus. Bedankt voor de thee, ze ruiken zo lekker kruidig :)
Response: Ik zit net een overzicht te maken van de diverse zendingen, om het een beetje in de gaten te houden. Geniet van de thee, dank je wel voor de rating en het hartje!
Comment: Aw Jose' So sorry for the loss of your furry child, Harry! They never last long enough! We are still grieving for our Carmel, who died in 2011 from pneumonia. Thank you for the beautiful blue Harry PC. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks for your kind words, rating and the heart! We'll meet again, I'm sure.
Comment: Card safely received, I'll send it on in the next round :)
JazmínFV rated for October Tea Swap on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the teas! love Bratapfel anything!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I'm glad it arrived at the other side of the world!
EllieBeth8 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!! Have a nice day! Shelley
bluehairedmary rated for Creatures Great and Small #11 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Great cat indeed! Thanks so much!
Response: Thanks for rating!
PostcardAl rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Hi Jose -- thanks for the card. I agree -- those knitted poufs look perfect for the season! Best, al
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Maybe we'll meet again in another swap.
young46356 rated for Creatures Great and Small #11 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Ha ha, cute card.
Response: Thanks for rating, maybe we'll meet again in another swap!
fluffyjunk rated for Embellishments Swap #1 on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Your embellishments arrived and I can`t wait to use them for my albums! You made such cute little pieces! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. I'm a slow starter for these things but when all my boxes with small pieces of paper are found back..........
Comment: Thank you for the pretty wings mini pocket letter and extra goodies. So neat!! :-)
LadyJo rated for TBR-Autumn Tea & Note card on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice swap! I recently bought the brand tea Pickwick berry here in the US when I visited Holland in the state of Michigan. Now I am happy to have some different flavors of the same brand.
BizzyBusMom rated for I love Tea - NEWBIE WELCOME! on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: thank you Jose... I love the teas! The ladybug ribbon is so wonderful too. Also thank you for remembering things from my profile that is so very kind of you. AND the disney note paper is adorable.I'd love to swap together sometime
Comment: Thanks so much, I love it!

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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


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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