Swap-bot Time: January 29, 2020 11:46 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: January 27, 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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


orode rated for Doodle Bombed PC on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Absolutely loved the iguana... Thanks for the swap. Olga
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
ktk8 rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #70 on Jan 6, 2020
Comment: Very interesting postcard will be FUN to add to..... and thank you for the extras and pretty envelope!!!!
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #79 on Jan 5, 2020
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik stuur hem weer door!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #20 on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Een mooi begin voor een nieuwe kaart. Eens even goed gaan nadenken wat ik hiermee ga doen..
Response: Succes en dank voor het hartje!
Comment: Love what you sent! Love the coins! Thanks for the swap...can't wait for the next one:)
Response: I'm glad they arrived, enjoy your extending collection! Thanks for hosting this swap. At this very moment I'm enjoying one of the teas ;-)
Tessssssa rated for Collaboration #78 on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: bedankt, ik maak hem af en stuur hem naar huis
wolfeagle rated for Pass and Paste #68 on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
wolfeagle rated for Nesting Doll PC on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I love that you made trash in to art. Happy Holidays.
sarahjf02 rated for Collaboration #77 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful mail! The Gelly Art on the envelope is beautiful, I love it. The butterflies will be very useful for my journal and paper crafts. Can't wait to add to your postcard and keep it traveling :)
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #19 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Een mooi blad!! eens kijken wat ik kan gaan toevoegen.... En wat een gave envelop!! Die ga ik zeker nog eens gebruiken voor een opdracht!! haha
Response: Graag gedaan, veel plezier met toevoegen en dank je voor het hartje!
Comment: I've received your traveling postcard and will send it off next round! Thanks for the extra one as well.
Response: You're welcome, they arrived just in time for the next round. Have a nice evening!
susieq11 rated for CPG Travel Postcard - Global on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Vilnius postcard! I would love to go to Lithuania. I’ll bet there has been a lot of change even in just a few years. I hope you’ll be able to go back! Thank you again!! : )
LinSoles rated for ☆ TEA TIME #11 ☆ on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea swap.
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #12 on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Met een kleine vertraging van postnl ;) dan nu toch de swap binnen! Ik heb het papierblok inderdaad zelf ook - misschien kwam daar je verwarring vandaan, maar dan weet je iig dat ik het leuk papier vind! Dank voor de leuke swap en goodies José, en tot de volgende! :)
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration #76 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Wow! A new card to work on. So many possibilities....and I want to mail it tomorrow. Not much time to think about it. The envelope you sent the card in is so pretty. Thanks.

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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😄

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

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