Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2019 8:43 am


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


Keruka rated for ISS: Mail Art #10 - Books/Reading on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful mail art! The envelope is so beautiful and I love the bookmarks and PC too. Thank you!
Comment: A big thank to you José for your extra cards and the amazing stamps sticked on the envelope. I want to give more than one heart !
Comment: I LOVE the napkins! Yes, I absolutely will use them. Thanks so much!
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #4 on Feb 24, 2019
Comment: Oeps, ik dacht dat ik deze rating al had gedaan. De kaart lag al op mijn stapeltje collaboration kaartjes die ik weer doorstuur in de volgende ronde. Bedankt, ik ga eens bedenken wat ik er nog aan toe kan voegen.
Response: Dank je wel voor de rating en het hartje. Benieuwd naar het eindresultaat!
Comment: Onwijs bedankt voor je super mooie post! Ik ben er heel erg blij mee :) Er is iets voor jou ook (hopelijk) iets leuks onderweg :). x
Response: Graag gedaan. helaas iets te vroeg verstuurd.....
Comment: Dankjewel! Eigenlijk was het de bedoeling om op 13 februari te versturen, maar dit was wel een leuke verrassing :)
Response: Graag gedaan, dank voor je hartje. Ondanks het feit dat ik niet goed gelezen had.....
Comment: Dank je voor je feestje in de brievenbus
Response: Dank voor het hartje. Sorry voor het te vroeg verzenden.......
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #3 on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: Vandaag lag jouw kaartje bij mij in de brievenbus. Mooie achtergrond, ik heb meteen al wat ideetjes van wat ik er mee kan gaan doen.
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Ik ben zeer benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Dit is zó leuk om te doen!
Vickyen rated for WIYM: Not a Bill on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Hi Jose! Thank you so much for the lovely card! I am going to have to check out wall paper samples, as your card is amazing! Bummer about the cold weather - the Polar Vortex got us last week, I was so worried because he is a mailman, he acted like it was no biggie! I so could not do his job!! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Ciska76 rated for NS: Altered notecard #1 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Hoi José, wat heb je een leuke kaart gemaakt van de (toch best foute) opgedirkte kat. Heel cool! Wat was dit leuk om te doen hè. Jouw kaart is weer zo anders dan wat ik zelf gemaakt heb. Zo leuk om te zien. Dankjewel! 💕
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Ik vind dit zó leuk om te doen!
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting PC!
Comment: Thank you for the cool BLUE cat postcard! I am always wishing for different postcards like this one, how did you find the Russian web shop? I also enjoyed the stamps you used. Thanks again! (I almost forgot to say that you are my partner in an upcoming swap - the Traveling Postcard #85. I hope I can find some nice little extras to send you!)
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Not a Bill on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card you made! Thank you so much!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #6 on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Great PC, thank you! I visited Berlin in 1990 and loved the city. I am sure it is much different now :)
judee0624 rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #6 on Jan 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the vintage card. I would be afraid to go over that bridge!
Comment: Jose, I will send one postcard on to the next round and send the other home. Thank you for the extra cards, Shirley
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding this to me and all the awesome extras you sent! I will sent it on in the next swap! Hugs, Diane
willowh rated for Tree Postcard on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Yay! My mail is being forwarded so I just got the Tree & I love it! Such a cool effect! Thank you!!
Response: I'm glad you're glad it arrived! Thanks for rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #2 on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik heb hem afgemaakt met sneeuw en glitter en ga hem naar huis sturen:)
Response: Ben zó benieuwd naar het eindresultaat. Heb er al een opmerking over geplaatst hoe we dit kunnen doen. Dank voor je hartje! En voor het naar huis sturen.
Comment: Thanks for these PC's and I will send them on! I love the little birdie envie and thanks so much for sending it in a plastic envie, because the envie arrived in perfect condition, even though the plastic was ripped, sliced, and burned. I will put your name on both as it was not on them. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad it reached its destination! And many thanks for putting my name on the PCs. Because of the very busy month I decided not to send many swaps. So it slipped my mind. Thanks for helping me out. My best wishes to you and your loved ones!

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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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