Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 8:09 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: July 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, 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


sunnysimo rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #1 INTL on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the card I love it! =) Ik kijk zelf trouwens ook altijd op de profielen van anderen bij "sender choice"...wie weet heb ik iets om ze blij mee te maken. ;) Super bedankt en ik kende deze nog niet...en ken toch aardig wat vogels...ben lichtelijk een vogelspotter...inclusief verrekijker en lid van de vogelbescherming. (: groetjes en zonneschijn =)
Response: Ik heb door de jaren heen een flinke voorraad opgebouwd, zodoende kun je eigenlijk altijd wel iets passends vinden. Dank je wel voor je hartje. Geniet van de zomer!
PenguinParade rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your list. I am in awe of the number of countries you have visited!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Have a nice day!
banjobraids rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #12 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Good choice! I don't like it either, though something about it reminds me of Chagall perhaps. Thanks for the ugly card with pretty stamps that made my day brighter :):):)
Response: I'm glad yo dislikes it as well!
Moniek82 rated for NS: Teamwork PC #12 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Wat een uitdagende achtergrond!
PineappleTarts rated for List Swap. 100 Places on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank You
Tessssssa rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #5 on Jul 4, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor je fleurige waterval flip book!
Comment: That is the bus barn on Salado School road..lol I live just around the corner from them during the week. The sculpture park is awesome, the exhibits change often. There is also sculpture scattered all up and down Main street. Lots of little unexpected surprises like panthers on tree limbs and trolls herding goats at bridges. Texas actually has about twice the people as the Netherlands - we just spread them out a little further! lol Great card!
Comment: Leuk om je weer tegen te komen in een swap!
Comment: "I Chews You" means "I Choose You" - romantic! I don't really chew gum too much but I think the pink gum will be very sweet, maybe strawberry flavor. Thank you for the greeting and lovely stamps from The Netherlands.
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #11 on Jun 27, 2019
Comment: Mooie toevoeging, Jose! Poeh, wel moeilijk om nog iets erbij te maken..
Comment: This was so cute!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart!
vacths95 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #11 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this crazy card!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart for this very ugly PC!
Comment: Thank you for everything!! I love it all!
Comment: cards arrived safe and sound, ready for next rounds! I'm going to stock up from these 5 :D Sometimes it takes a while that the previous round arrives, so it's very useful to have a handful of cards ready
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.

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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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