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Apelser

Apelser
Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: December 4, 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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Postcards-not storebought - Go here

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Ratings

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Comment: Thanks M-A. Like the other deco swaps this deco arrived at the 6-month mark. Thanks for the red one-page art-theme deco.
dorcii rated for ESG: Rainbow of photos on Sep 4, 2022
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Comment: Your pictures are amazing, thank you very much! :)
ariestess rated for ESG: 5 x 5 - August on Sep 2, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Sorry for the late rate. Thought I'd already done this.
MeetSarah87 rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #1 on Sep 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers.
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Comment: What a fun envie you drew me! I really enjoyed your notecard (so festive and pretty)! My favorite though was the personalized note that you wrote for me. I enjoyed getting a peek into your life. I also really appreciated your willingness to email me what you sent me, as your country's mail service is struggling at the moment (then again, who's isn't!?!) Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this thoughtful swap (^∇^)
freespirit66 rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 29, 2022
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Comment: Wow! You were able to get some really old photos! That is so nice to be able to have photos of great-grandparents. It really puts a face to your family history.
ButterflyGirl85 rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 27, 2022
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Comment: I loved all the pictures you shared.
HappyMom rated for ESG: My oldest photos on Aug 24, 2022
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Comment: I loved seeing these photos - What a treasure!
mysmashbooklife rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #2 on Aug 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank God. Finally somebody who loves Autumn and WInter as well. People always think I am crazy when I tell them I like those seasons. Thank you for sharing!
yvonne401 rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #2 on Aug 23, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed reading your answers. I especially enjoyed reading your definition of love. Thanks for sharing!
MeetSarah87 rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #2 on Aug 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. Team pineapple on pizza, that is great haha. So sorry to hear that your best friend past away in such a young age. That must have been horrible.
mermaidery rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #1 on Aug 21, 2022
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Comment: Coffee or water here too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
mchesser12 rated for ESG: 5 x 5 - August on Aug 20, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing. I always say age is just a number. I also LOVE ice cream any time of the year.
HappyMom rated for ESG: 5 x 5 - August on Aug 16, 2022
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Comment: What a fun list! Please invite me to your tea party! I like your choice of people. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Joan of Arc, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austen, Diane Fossey and my dad’s dad (who passed away before I was born) would make an interesting tea party, hey?
nicolebrooke23 rated for ESG: 5 x 5 - August on Aug 15, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap...I am with you on eating ice cream all day any day!!
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart. Yip, ice cream is my favourite food
9O96O rated for Deco Swap #329171 on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: Arrived 6 months after you mailed it. Postmarked 02.03/2022. But it's here and in good shape. Thanks for Fujimoto Kyoko's Handrail deco. An unusual theme. I'll start thinking about what my page will look like. :)
Response: So glad that it eventually arrived safely. Thank you for being so patient. Thank you for the heart.
9O96O rated for Index Card Mini Decos #329326 on Aug 14, 2022
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Comment: They arrived! 6 months after you mailed it. The postmark date was February 2022. So sad that your SA postal service is so very slow but happy to let you know that it got here and in good shape. Thanks Apelser. I hope someday you receive all of the decos that were mailed out to you 6 months ago. Fingers crossed.
Response: So glad that it arrived. Thank you for the heart
Johndeeregurl44 rated for X-Slip E-Mail Swap #26 on Aug 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap. I will play or pass them along.
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your view! And good on you for working at the blood bank. I try to give as often as I can when my iron is high enough. The view may not be amazing, but the work is!
Response: Thank you for rating.
Jjean rated for EF ~ Getting To Know You #1 on Jul 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting email....
Response: Thank you for rating and for the heart!

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Comments

Apelser on Jul 18, 2022:

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Fritosmom on Jul 9, 2022:

Super cool Profile Page.

Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:

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Krochet4Life on Mar 15, 2017:

Apelser on Dec 26, 2016:

Christmas in South Africa!!!

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amyrasnick83 on Dec 24, 2015:

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amyrasnick83 on Dec 24, 2015:

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Keruka on Dec 23, 2015:

APDG - Jesus is the Reason for the Season. Merry Christmas!



CarolWestcamp on Dec 21, 2015:

APDG ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I hope you have a magical and merry Christmas!

CarolWestcamp on Dec 21, 2015:

APDG ~ JESUS Is the REASON for the SEASON!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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