Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2019 7:54 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: May 23, 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, 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
  • 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


marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #10 on May 23, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje wat een mooi resultaat dat geblazen oostindische inkt. Heb dat nog nooit gedaan, wel met ecoline trouwens, maar heb het hier wel staan en rietjes heb ik ook genoeg dus misschien ook maar eens uitproberen. Ik ga eens kijken wat ik er aan toe kan voegen en hem dan weer naar huis sturen.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #9 on May 21, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor hey kaartje, mooie zachte achtergrond. Even mijn hersenen laten kraken over wat ik hier aan toe ga voegen.
Michellesl rated for Thee + versierde envelop on May 18, 2019
Comment: Leuke envelop, orgineel die thee labels! En wat een leuke unieke smaken! Ga ze snel eens uitproberen, dankje 😊
Response: Graag gedaan, was leuk om te doen. Dank je wel voor het hartje. Je kunt evt. foto's op de FB pagina zetten ;-)
IrisDrissen rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #3 on May 12, 2019
Comment: Jose, bedankt voor je sprookjes bladen.
Response: Oh, gelukkig toch aangekomen. Dank voor het raten
Tessssssa rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #3 on May 7, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de leuke pagina's, die kan ik vast wel ergens voor gebruiken!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #8 on May 7, 2019
Comment: bedankt voor de pc, interessant patroon.
Response: Ik vond 'm moeilijk. Maar aldoende leert men! Succes met de volgende ronde.
Comment: thanks for the notecard
Comment: It made it a day before the swap started! I love the xtra's. Frans Hals actually painted one of my husbands ancestors,it's the brother of Grietje de Waal from whom he descends. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiel_de_Wael She was a big deal in Haarlem and started het Hofje van Guurtje de Waal. Funny, no?
Response: Gelukkig, hij is aangekomen. Leuk dat je weer in het Engels reageert. En wat een toeval, deze postzegels. Deze zending heeft heel wat leuks opgeleverd!
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #7 on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor je kaartje, deze techniek voor een achtergrond kende ik nog niet, ik gebruik meestal structuurpasta hiervoor. Maar geeft ongeveer hetzelfde effect. Ik ga eens nadenken wat ik hier aan toe kan voegen.
Response: Ik had op Youtube gezien hoe je een goedkopere versie van structuurpasta zelf kunt maken. Dit was het resultaat. Ik hoop wel dat het in de volgende rondes niet breekt. Is dat bij de structuurpasta ook zo? Ik ben benieuwd.
Jippiefant rated for NS: Teamwork PC #6 on Apr 11, 2019
Comment: Dankje voor de mooie envelope en kaart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the extras!!!
Myself333 rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #15 on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: The postcard is adorable, and I LOVE the stamps. Thanks so much!
margaeli rated for Raining Cats and Dogs #15 on Mar 31, 2019
Comment: José, thanks for a very cute card. The kitty milking the cow is a hoot!! Thanks as well for a lovely stamp from The Netherlands. Happy swapping.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #5 on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, even nadenken wat ik hier mee ga doen
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the bookmarks, especially the one from Poland. I'm sure you can tell by my last name my hubby is Polish! Hugs, Diane
aeofa rated for ISS: 3-2-1 Swap on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for chosing the items for this swap so carefully and for finding things that I can use and enjoy!
cindygroet rated for NS: Altered notecard #2 on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor de honden & katten kaart. Leuk om Catalaanse en Koreaanse tekstpagina's te ontvangen. Daar kan ik zeker wat mee.
Response: Graag gedaan, dank voor het hartje. En mooi dat je wat met de pagina's kunt.
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!

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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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