Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2020 12:51 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: March 28, 2020
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, 1 young adult son and 1 cat. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle, "at the other side of the country", 1,5 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......)

In June 2015 we adopted a red/white cat 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, K-pop music, 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
  • rub-ons
  • 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

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: Lieve José, Bedankt voor die mooie enveloppen en het extratje. vind ze erg mooi. Groetjes Andrea
roosje rated for NS: build your stash #2 tags on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Wat een fijne swap heb ik van je mogen ontvangen! Ik ben erg blij met alle verschillende tags, heerlijk zo'n voorraad! Groetjes voor jou
Response: Graag gedaan, hoor. Dank je wel voor het hartje!!
ktk8 rated for Collaboration #81 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: FUN card to finish and send HOME.... and I love your envelope....did you gelli print it so pretty....many hearts!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage book pages! How thoughtful!
CookieMomster78 rated for Pass and Paste #71 on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: thank you 😊 3/12/2020 The postcard just arrived today! Thanks for sharing 😉
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #23 on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje!
Response: Graag gedaan, succes weer met de volgende ronde!
Ruie rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #35 on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the resend!
Response: I'm só glad arrived and rather soon too! Thanks for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter K on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: Neat PC, thank you
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
Comment: thank you for the goodies you enclosed. will pass the postcards on in the next round
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
nannydino rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter L on Feb 23, 2020
Comment: Hi Jose thank you for the "let's get it on " PC pink rose colored glasses <3 Happy February swapping peace love light
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #22 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, eens zien wat ik hier mee ga doen
Response: Veel succes in een volgende ronde!
MamaD rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #71 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: What a great postcard to add to! Thank you and for the neat bookmark!!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart! Enjoy the next round.
McAnaraks rated for Collaboration #80 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for starting a new collaboration card, I like how you have printed the back of it, very smart! oh, and thank you for the interesting ephemera.
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart! Enjoy the next round.
Comment: Thankyou :D
Comment: This heart collage sure did brighten you mailbox! It looks like you had so much fun with your Gelli-plate! If you get some metallic acrylics, you can get even more prints off each set that you make. I usually get 4 images off each print. The positive, the negative, a ghost print and a metallic print that also cleans off the Gelli-plate. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
orode rated for Doodle Bombed PC on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Absolutely loved the iguana... Thanks for the swap. Olga
Response: Thanks for the heart. Give my regards to your new pet!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #21 on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Oeh, wat een mooie kaart is het al.... Wat kan ik hier nog aan toevoegen.... Eens even goed gaan nadenken.... Bedankt voor de mooie extra dingen. Ga de envelop zeker nog gebruiken om door te sturen naar Tessa.
Response: Had ik de envelop in een transparant hoesje gestuurd? Ik doe het vaker. en als het stevig materiaal is laat ik de envelop meestal open voor hergebruik of evt. dicht met een washi. Succes met de volgende ronde. Ik vond hem van oorsprong al prachtig!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Die cut exchange on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor de letters en andere papieren. En behang is zeker niet buiten mijn comfort zone :)
Response: Graag gedaan en dat je er maar veel gebruik van mag maken!
Siljec94 rated for TLE: My Favourite Tea - December on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the envelope :)
Response: You're very welcome. Enjoy the tea, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for all the gorgeous postcards! I will send the 3 on in Round #37. Hope you are having a great New Year! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

watercolorgirl on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for sending my Pass and Paste post card home. I love your art and the little girl you drew . Great job and thank you again. Happy 2020 and happy swapping in 2020.

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😄

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