Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 4:42 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: March 17, 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


iliamall rated for SIE: 3 teas to 3 people on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: ^_^ This one arrived first, Lol!! :D :D Again, a very nice swap!! :D :D I'm going to try some of these teas quite soon!!! Happy swapping!!
iliamall rated for Tea Lovers' March - Blind teas on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Haha, what a fun swap!! :D Some teas are sure of my liking!! ^_^ (Not going to tell you which ones...^_^ ) Happy swapping!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Mini Pocket Letter. I love the extra's especially the cat buttoms and the cat washi tape :)
Response: Graag gedaan, dank je wel voor het hartje!
Fieke rated for EUHS: Hello Spring handmade card on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Hallo José, bedankt voor je mooie kaart. Ja het is inderdaad een beter weertje dan een week geleden qua temperatuur toch :)
Response: Heerlijk weer eens wat dingen in de tuin kunnen doen. Heb er van genoten! Dank je wel voor het hartje!
ToujoursMoi rated for EUHS: 20 grms of fun #2 on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for those 20grms of joy. You have chosen lovely things for me and I cannot wait to use them in my upcoming projects. Thank you
Response: I didn't know it was possible to put so much items into an envelope, only with 1 stamp! Thanks for the heart!
Creeny rated for SIE: 3 teas to 3 people on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the delicious tea selection in such a beautiful envie :) Happy swapping!
Response: Nice meeting you again, it was a pleasure to send you the teas. Thanks for the heart!
goinjenny rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you
noname13 rated for SIE: 7 postcards in an envelope on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot!
noname13 rated for SIE: 3 teas to 3 people on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot!
Wennie rated for En nu: de winter de deur uit! on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Dank voor je leuke pakketje! Mooi verhaal over de thee uit Londen en Korea.
Response: Graag gedaan en dank je wel voor het hartje. Fijne zondag!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #5 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the PC, and the translation :)
Response: You're welcome, thanks for rating ánd the heart. Have a nice sunday!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cactus card!!
Response: You're very welcome. Most of the time PCs and notecards are staying rather long in my box; not this time! Thanks for rating and the heart!
pinkrenegade rated for CHWH ~ Not Tea & Note Cards on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great swap you sent! No, we do not have any kind of free mailing here :o) ..send it with a kiss: sounds sweet. I loved he tea and will soon have the hot chocolate. Thank you for absolutely everything!
Response: Thanks for your kind words ánd the heart!
xninolax rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #5 on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Hoi José, wat een super schattig kaartje heb jij gevonden in die Russische webwinkel! Echt heel erg leuk! Dank je wel.
Response: Graag gedaan. Hij zat al een tijdje in mijn voorraaddoos met kaarten, kon geen afscheid van hem nemen. Maar ik heb hem nu toch uitgezwaaid. Dank je wel voor het hartje.
capeygirl rated for CHWH ~ Not Tea & Note Cards on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank You Jose for the hot chocolate can't wait to try it. Also than you for the note card and post card I love the cat it's so funny.
Response: Your are very welcome, enjoy your hot chocolate! Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
Comment: Hallo Jose, gisteravond bij thuiskomst vond ik je pakketje in de bus. Vanmorgen in alle rust open kunnen maken. Wat een feestje was het. Het thee doosje had je niet ooit van mij. Geeft mij weer een leuk idee om ook een keer te maken.
Response: Hier het antwoord op mijn vraag, is toch wel lang onderweg geweest. Dank je wel voor het hartje en veel plezier met je pakketje!
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Awesome swap! I loved it! Thank you so much for everything! Have a Great Day!
Response: I answered your message first, after that I received your rating ánd the heart. I hope you're not confused....;-)
Comment: It came! :D and it's beautiful <3 Thank you!!
Response: I'm glad it arrived! Thanks for rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you Jose for the adorable card and goodies!
Response: Graag gedaan, dank je wel voor het hartje. (leuk hoe wij Nederlanders af en toe berichten in het Engels ;-) )
GinaVisione rated for Texture Postcard on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Yay!!! It made it!!! Something in the right top corner seems to be missing, but otherwise it’s great! Thanks ~
Response: I'm so glad it arrived after its long travel. I already collected some items for a resend. In the right corner I put a piece of a Carbonara pastasauce package. But there are some other things left. Thanks for the heart, maybe we will meet again in another swap!

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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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