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Apelser

Apelser
Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: July 5, 2022
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa
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About Me

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

Please take note:
1 June 2022 - I still have not received any mail since the 12th of February and therefor there are swaps from October 2021 that I haven't received but I am not going to penalize the swappers due to the postal service that aren't delivering.
10 May 2022 - Still no news on what is going on with the South African Postal Service. They say that due to their financial problems apparently their vehicles have been taken away due to non-payment. So....I have no idea when mail will start coming through.
28 April 2022 - I am sorry about my swap partners not receiving their swaps. I really don't know what to do anymore. I cannot force the South African Postal Service to sent or deliver mail. I am frustrated more than anyone else. I mailed all my swaps out. When I spoke to the staff at the post office where my mail was sent they said that outgoing mail was being collected and sent out overseas but sadly now it seems that they have been lying to me.
26 April 2022 - Still no mail since 12th of February 2022.
6 April 2022 - Please note that if I haven't rated you I haven't received the swap yet. I am not being nasty for not rating! The last time that I received mail was on the 12th of February. I know swappers are frustrated because they aren't being rated, but there is nothing I can do but to wait for the postal service. If you think it is unfair that I haven't rated you, then just imagine how I feel for not having received any mail since the February.

24 March 2022: We are having some problems with SAPO (South African Postal Office). I myself haven't had mail for the last month. Outgoing mail seem to be fine, but incoming mail seem to be a big problem. At this stage there is nothing I can do but to wait for the mail. So, if I haven't rated you for a swap, if means that I haven't received it yet. Please do not re-send it! I WILL rate as soon as I have received the swap. I know it is frustrating for you - but imagine how I am feeling without mail! Mail have been pathetic here to say the least. And there is no one to complain to as no one seem to be interested in doing their job properly. It seem that now that SAPO is going through financial difficulties one can see why this is happening. Their staff haven't been interested in doing their jobs for a long time now and thus eventually their laziness are now the cause of SAPO's financial problems. They want pay but aren't interesting in doing their jobs at all.

1 February 2021 - I am so heartbroken. My remaining furbaby, Murdock, passed away this morning. We had to put him down as he had heart failure and was getting worse. :(

20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. Please take note that mail from South Africa to other parts of the world can take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. If it is frustrating for you that it takes so long....imagine how I feel.

RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!

RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .

My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marieantoinettepelser

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.
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I'm 45 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dog. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

I love doing swaps of Friendship books (FBs), Friendship sheets (FSs), Deco books, slams, sticker books, label bags, postcard bags, sticker bags, goodie bags and stamp bags. I haven't done any ATC bags yet, but would love to give it a try. If you are making a deco for me - I am not fussy about themes, but I don't like anything with swearing / cursing, nudity or pornographic and definitely nothing gory.

Two blankets I crochet.

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kombers

Collect

I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells

I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:

Favorite Music

I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.

Favorite Books

I love to read. My parents and I go to the library every second week to exchange books. So, as you can see - I get my love for reading from my parents.
Some of my favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Wilbur Smith, Oscar Wilde, Sidney Sheldon, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Dean Koontz, Nora Robers, James Patterson, Beatrix Potter, David Baldacci, Paulho Coelho, Ian Fleming; Catherine Cookson - and many, many more.
I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, adventure, mystery, detective, Christian
NO vulgar, porn or erotica.

Favorite Television

Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).

Postcards...

I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.

About swaps

I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.

When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.

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I Pledge to Rate

I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!

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Join my group if you want to

Postcards-not storebought - Go here

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Ratings

MrsCaddy17 rated for Catra's 15 Questions Swap #3 on Jul 5, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers
Response: Thank you for rating.
MeetSarah87 rated for Dozen questions email swap 3 on Jul 4, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers.I had fun reading them. I agree, the small things in life is what makes me happy too.
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart.
5
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Comment: I like it that you still love to penpal. Thank you for your answers!
Response: Thank you for the heart. Yes, penpalling is my favorite past-time.
damilola rated for Dozen questions email swap 2 on Jun 30, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your long and interesting answer, see you at Hogwarts ;-)
Response: Thank you for rating. Yip, see you at Hogwarts :)
PrincessLeia rated for Familyhood traveling nc # 16int on Jun 30, 2022
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Comment: Hello, I have received your card at last! It has been stamped 22 dec 2021. I feel bad that your mail service is slower than mine! Thanks for the animal PCs and the different serviettes! I shall forward your card in the next round! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am so glad that it eventually arrived. Yes, mail is so slow these days. Thank you for the heart.
ÇisnerosV rated for Dozen questions email swap 2 on Jun 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you, loved your answers.
Response: Thank you for joining the swap.
DollyDotBoo rated for This or That: Movie Edition #1 on Jun 29, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the heart.
kelliegirl6 rated for Dozen questions email swap 1 on Jun 29, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for hosting & sharing your lovely answers! We seem so much alike, I thought I somehow opened my own email... Lol!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap. It is strange how similar some people's answers are. Just shows that some of us aren't that different. Thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thanks.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
jaynesmith rated for My Favorite Washi #1 on Jun 28, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washis on the little cards - nice touch. I look forward to using them.
Response: I'm so glad they arrived safely. Thank you for the heart.
SatisHuman rated for Catra's 15 Questions Swap #3 on Jun 27, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
dorcii rated for This or that email swap 1 on Jun 21, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I really liked your responses, thanks a lot! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Pei04 rated for This or That: Movie Edition #1 on Jun 15, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. Life of Pi is such a great movie!
Response: Thank you for the heart.
KSENiA rated for Would You Rather #4 on Jun 12, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the heart.
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QuinGem rated for This or that email swap 1 on Jun 9, 2022
5
rating
Comment: I agree with so many of your answers. :)
Response: Thank you for the heart.
SkaGirl rated for Would You Rather #5 on Jun 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you for the heart!
JadeFan rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 20 on Jun 8, 2022
5
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metrognome rated for WIYM: Blind envie #29-poem on Jun 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the colorful packet of poems!
Response: So glad that it finally arrived. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1067 109 115
Completed Fives Threes Ones
946 1248 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
90 629 227 0
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Comments

yvonne401 on May 20, 2022:

Welcome to Artistic Profile Deco Group! It's great to have you here. This is the perfect group for you because it doesn't involve the mail.

Blessings,

Yvonne

Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:

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Krochet4Life on Mar 15, 2017:

mizvicky on Jan 7, 2017:

Hi there... This is for the swap in PW. Deco Profile Bible Verses~~

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Have a Blessed weekend... Vicky

Apelser on Dec 26, 2016:

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Apelser on Dec 26, 2016:

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Apelser on Dec 26, 2016:

Christmas in South Africa!!!

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Apelser on Feb 17, 2016:

APDG ~ Quick Swap ~ Tigers ;-)

Hi there. I hope you like the pics I chose. There are such lovely pics that I couldn’t decide which ones. It is a pity that a lot of the ones I liked, were too big, but I found these lovely ones. Enjoy.

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And then one of my favourite poems by William Blake:

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amyrasnick83 on Dec 24, 2015:

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amyrasnick83 on Dec 24, 2015:

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