Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 9:32 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: October 25, 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. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place in Zwolle, 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: Sorry for delay in rating.
Comment: I enjoyed opening up your designed envelope. Will pass along the two travelers you sent, on the next round. Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Have a nice day!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard!
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have a nice day!
Aseret25 rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #101 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for passing this on to work on - I'll do my best to finish it up & send it home! :)
Response: Oohh, it arrived in a really short of time. Enjoy the last round. Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
efjellro rated for PIE: Useless PC swap! #4 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard that arrived just now. I totally agree with you on using animals for tourism. Doesn't matter how much I would like to pet a tiger or swim with dolphins, I will never do it just so someone will earn money out of it! It is down right animal abuse!! And yes, a totally useful postcard for this swap! Thank you again, and take care :)
Response: Never throw old PCs away to make a statement! Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
photovivie rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #2 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I love what you sent me!! Excited to go on (:
Response: Most of the times "accidents" gives you lovely things/backgrounds. Enjoy the next round! Thanks for rating ánd the heart.
AJ73 rated for Traveling PCs From Around the World #58 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards! I will pass them on!!!! Hugs from Washington State.❤️❤️
Response: You're welcome! Enjoy the next round. Thanks for the heart.
Gnoe rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 51 on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Vandaag ontvangen en meteen mee aan de slag gegaan -- zou in mijn enthousiasme gewoon bijna vergeten te "raten" ;-)
Response: Je maakt me wel nieuwsgierig hoe je het voor de 2e ronde hebt opgepakt. Duurt soms zó lang voordat je kaartje terug thuis is. Geduld is een schone zaak..........
Comment: Thank you for this great sewing themed inkbox card! I love what you've included it the little card. Truly mixed media! Wonderful idea.
Response: It arrived in just 2 days? It's amazing. A couple of months ago I bought a new sewingmachine. I used it a couple of times. For this card I wanted to find another use instead of fabric. It moved backwards, I have to find out what is happening. Therefore, the old fashioned way, by hand ;-)
marianne81 rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 50 on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: Oeps sorry voor de late rating lag op een stapeltje in de kast omdat toen ik hem kreeg ik een nogal drukke week had en toen helemaal vergeten. Ik ga er wat aan toeviegen en dan gaat ie door naar de volgende.
Response: Ach, mijn administratie was ook niet op orde. Ik had het nog niet opgemerkt. Heb je je ingeschreven voor #51? Dan heb je nu werk aan de winkel! ;-)
RealRhinoMan rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #2 on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for my teas. I love black teas, so I'm looking forward to trying these
Comment: Thank you! I got your envelope today. I love all the flowers
Comment: I received your mail today! Thank you for the Paris postcard and your note about your trip. Highly unlikely we will get to Paris, but a visual is always nice too!
papercraft70 rated for Deco Envie With Washi Tapes on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the washi samples and also for joining my swap. I love the washi pieces on the envie too. 😄
Response: Sorry I didn't response on your rating. Thanks for the heart. And it arrived so soon: in just 5 days. It's amazing!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 49 on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de postcard! ik ga er weer iets leuks van maken.
Response: Succes! Maar dat gaat wel goed komen denk ik ;-)
carol rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #99 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: I love this card! The spider is a genius touch. I'll try to come up with something fitting!
Response: Autumn arrived over here. I love all those colours. But not the spider webs in my hair. At the other way, in the morning, with some moisture..........marvelous!
Lotusemilia rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #1 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Lucky choices there, I actually really like pineapple tea!
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart. Pineapple tea..........you mean the "sinaasappel"? It means "orange" ;-) I hope hope you will still like it!
Berlinerchic rated for ESO: July tea swap on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for yummy teas :) cant wait to try them :)
Response: Thanks for rating ánd the heart!
Comment: card arrived safe and sound, ready for next round
Comment: Haii José! Dankjewel voor de prachtige envelop ♡♡ Ik had m dinsdag al, op de dag van mn schoonvaders begrafenis.. helemaal moe van alle emoties en de gebeurtenissen die dag, was het fijn thuiskomen met jouw HappyMail op de mat! ☆♡☆ dankjewel!
Response: hoi Eva! Gecondoleerd met het verlies van je schoonvader. Heftige tijden altijd. Dank je wel voor het hartje! Sterkte voor jullie allemaal.

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carol on Apr 22, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely tulips on my "flowers" HD/HP PC! I love them, and loved the note you included about their origin! Did not know that!

bblue on Feb 24, 2021:

Thanks for returning my collaborative art postcard! It looks great!

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!

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