Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 11:23 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: January 18, 2021
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 near Rotterdam, with my husband and our young adult son (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 2 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. We let him go 5 years later. 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 Belarus. 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, Stash green tea with fruit, 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: thanks, it always takes forever to come to USA
Gaucha rated for PIE: Monthly swap 🗓 - January on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Hoi José! Fijn te horen dat jullie relatief weinig last hebben van het 'Corona gedoe'. Lanzarote lijkt totaal niet op Fuerteventura, ongelooflijk hoe alle eilanden verschillen. En ja, helemaal gelijk, van Brabantse komaf ;-)
Satorii rated for ES: January is boring PC on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great card I hope you have a great 2021
klaartje rated for NS: Tagflip kerst/winter on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Dankjewel hij is echt mooi sorry ik was je helemaal vergeten 😊
efjellro rated for Blind tea swap nr.2 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas! Pickwick is one of my favourite brands, and I happen to like liquorice too :)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Even in the Netherlands there are a people who don't like liquorice......I don't understand that at all ;-) Enjoy them in good health!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely die cuts! Can't wait to use them in my projects :)
Response: You're very welcome! Enjoy using them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hoi José, heel erg bedankt voor je theetjes en de extraatjes in je mooi gekleurde envelop :D
Response: Graag gedaan, dank voor je hartje. Geniet van de theetjes!
Xira rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 38 on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor de gezellige vlop met alle bits and pieces! Inderdaad, zo doet iedereen het denk ik, maar er zit genoeg bij waar ik mee aan de slag wil... misschien zelfs voor deze teamwork pc:) Ik ga hem gelijk doorsturen voor deze ronde, kan ie nog net voor de decemberzegel:) Fijne jaarwisseling! Groetjes Barbara
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje. Veel succes met de volgende ronde. De beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar, met gezellige post en kunstige knutsels!
Comment: Thanks for the note-- I love that notecard! SO cute!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hopefully 2021 brings us more health and joy. Please, stay safe!
Comment: Thank you for your king fisher card! The blue gelli printed scraps look like tree branches where the bird sits.
Response: I'm glad you saw the branches the way I saw them....;-) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
klaartje rated for NS: Mini loaded paper bag on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Heel leuk gedaan dankjewel 💖
Response: Graag gedaan! Fijne dagen.
Xira rated for NS:Teamwork PC #37 on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel voor de leuke post en de gave gorjuss stickers! Ik krijg de laatste tijd alleen maar kaarten om af te maken en dat is deze keer niet anders. Is wel superleuk om te doen natuurlijk:) Fijne dagen alvast! Liefs Barbara
Response: Ja, heb ik ook wel eens gehad. Er stond een heel rijtje. Jammer dat er zo weinig mensen zijn die deelnemen. Het kringetje wordt dan wel erg klein. Voor een andere ronde had ik een oproep via de FB groep gedaan. Meteen 3 nieuwe aanmeldingen. Dank voor je hartje!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard! I love the owl and the kitty in it!
Response: You're very welcome. I am glad they survived the trip. And how about the spider? Have a nice day and stay healthy.
Fuchsi rated for ESO: Easy Tea Swap#1 on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the delicous tea! ^.^ Especially the mango chai smells awesome! XD I will try it now.
Response: I am glad they arrived and that you like them. Enjoy! Thanks for rating ánd the heart.
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #36 on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik ga er iets aan toevoegen en stuur hem weer door!
Response: Veel plezier bij de volgende ronde. Dank voor je hartje.
Mekenzie rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. When I found her in my inbox, I was scared. ☺ Yes, I really own a gallery, I sell art and frame paintings. Have a nice day. I wish you a beautiful Christmas.
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. Don't frame this PC and hang it above your bed. Otherwise you can't sleep tonight.....;-)
knuffelbeerandy rated for NS: Journal page, vogel on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hoi José Wat een mooie Journal Page heb je gemaakt, heel leuk en dat voor de eerste keer, Dank je wel Groetjes Andrea
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje! Zo leuk om te doen, ik hoop het vast te houden voor volgende keren.
Tessssssa rated for NS: koffiefilter flip on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke flip!
Response: Graag gedaan!
klaartje rated for NS: Masterboard collage tags on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel
JuneRosebud rated for Collaboration #89 on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Great addition to the soccer ball post card. Thank you for the post card & tea. Much appreciated=)
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart. Have fun in the next round.

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ktk8 on Jan 13, 2021:

Hello and THANK YOU for sending home my gorgeous VINTAGE postcard that you added the butterfly girl to.....and thank you for putting it in the clear envie... it got here pristine and pretty.... I love it so much......

HappY NeW YeaR to you also...... stay safe.... big hugs....

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ktk8 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thanks for working on my pass and paste washi tape postcard it made it home today and looks great!

MissPaula on Sep 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Mermaid card. I like 'she meets an old friend'....very creative thinking! ♥

ktk8 on Aug 4, 2020:

HeLLo and thank you for working on my collaboration postcard and sending it home???? I love the DUTCH cow and the wooden shoes.... I know ya'll don't actually wear them anymore .... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg..... big hugs and many many hearts to YOU......

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks so much for your cool mail art! You really know how to use supplies! It was so unique, and I love your envelope too!

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!

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