Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2019 4:49 am


Date Joined: November 6, 2018
Last Online: March 19, 2019
Birthday: May 27, 1974
Country: Belgium

About Me


I am a happy go easy colorful person who likes the simple things in life like cooking, knitting an now swap-botting :). I am also very outdoorsy and like to go camping, walking, running and cycling.

I used to be a backpacker but 8 years ago I moved to the french part of Belgium and now I have a lot of animals so it has become a little more difficult to travel for a long time.

I am an independent programmer. I have no kids but a LAT-boyfriend Kris. I hope that one day we find our dream-place where I can open a little camping and/or B&B and invite handicapped our troubled kids to help us during the summer.

I am from Belgium and yes I do speak and write our 3 official languages and also English. Dutch is my native language so don't kill me please if I write mistakes when using the other ones..

I have a little problem with the fast pace of life, especially the "busy busy busy' and the "look how great my life is on facebook' people and I am really looking to find another way to reconnect.

I believe in Karma and (try) to treat everybody and everything in the same way that I would like to be treated. Why would I otherwise be here then to treat people with respect ?

I don't handle aggressiveness very well. I had to deal with a lot of it as a child and now it makes my stomach turn. So if you don't like the swap I send you that's ok but please no need to get aggressive about it.

Take care An

Favorite Crafts

I like to knit and to crochet, especially decorations because clothes always tend to be to big.

I would like to restore my old VW panelvan all by myself but it I haven't gotten further yet then cutting a door :)

17/01 I am going to have a go at pocket letters :)

Flaking and to angel

I don't flake I don't see the reason why. I am here to have fun not to spread negativity.

I will angel and I will resend if necessary just contact me please.

I am not here to rate people. If you have given your best at the swap you will receive top marks from me even if it arrives 1 year later

Likes and Dislikes


I don't like it too much to write down what I dislike. I tend to have a feeling that negativity attracts negativity so I try to avoid it.

My feeling is that if you don't like it yourself don't send it to someone else either.


I like everything that puts an instant smile on your face: puppies, the sun, autumn leafs, cake... my donkey calling me in the morning... I can make a long list of things but in the end I am here because life is getting to fast to serious and I want some fun and smiles. So if it is fun and it makes me smile I LIKE

I like handmade cards (and handmade stuff) and like to make my cards myself although I probably suck at it. But I like the creativity and fun of it and I try to do it with a lot of love too :)

Make me happy with

I thought a little about this and me and my boyfriend really like to spend our time cooking so I think if you would send me a favorite recipe in your swap that would certainly really make me happy

Also I have started a crochet or knit square swap (15cm or 6inch) because it would be super fun to make a blanket out of squares made by different people. So you will make me really happy with a square too

And since I am having a go at snailmail your favorite snailmail examples can always make me happy too


I put my swaps on send the minute I have put them in the mailbox. Even if it is a weekend.

I always put my adress on it in case the post finds that I didn't put enough stamps. It happens sometimes because I like to add stuff to my swaps. I will resend after. So if you want to rate me on the stamp date, go ahead but I prefer to rate people on the love they put in it.

Bad rating explanation

17/1 I got a 3. But 1 day later I get a 5+ heart for the same swap using the same cards. I think that it's self-explanatory.


goinjenny rated for Must Love Dogs Postcard Swap on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the re-send
Response: Thank you for letting me know and sorry again for the long wait
jennyapples rated for Handmade valentiescarde on Feb 22, 2019
AZmom875 rated for Anneke and AZmom875 penpals on Feb 8, 2019
Comment: This was so super cute. I loved the way you made the pockets and tuck ins. Great penal letter too. Thank you, I can't wait to try the 2 teas.
Comment: What a lovely pattern! Thank you for your note and Washi tape for my daughter!
SpringPearl5 rated for Snailmail Pals Internaional on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Hi thank you for your letter and the goodies you sent me, it was such a suprise! I found it really hard to read your letter as I had to read it over and over again, please write neatly. Will reply to you soon :)
Comment: Wow! This is exactly what I said when I saw the two amazing squares you had made for me! They are truly beautiful!! I am totally in love with them, not sure how you managed to part with them! Thank you for angelling too, that means a lot xxx
Comment: Thank you so much I really enjoyed reading your letter and learning a bit about you! I'd love to reply if you're looking for penpals!
Response: I would love too :)
aero rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 26, 2019
Response: Thank you Ivy
lou rated for WIYM: Smiles Across the Miles on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Great, loved this swap, so so fun, thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Response: Thank you for your heart ๐Ÿ˜†
nisnurul rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and colourful square! I love it. I hope you'll receive from me soon. Have a nice day!
Response: Looking forward to it. Big hugs.
Comment: thank you for the happy mail :) i shall respond soon
Response: Looking forward to it and thank you for the heart
evelyn rated for Handmade valentiescarde on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: bedankt voor de mooie kaart
Response: Graag gedaan Evelyn en bedankt voor het hartje
Cha13 rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: I thought I had rated you already, sorry. Love the fabulous square, thank you very much xxx
Response: Love yours too and am already having fun with the next one โ˜บ
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and the handmade bookmarks! I will definitely use them as I am trying to read more this year! I agree that we have become too materialistic in our society. I too want to de-Facebook and use less plastic! Good luck with your goals this year!
Response: Good luck with yours too and have fun with the bookmark
MuscatdeLunel rated for Crochet or knit square swap on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the square and your letter - I love the design you chose for me - especially the happy and bright colors - and I really enjoyed reading your letter :)
Response: Really happy you liked it
Comment: The card I received is not a New Year card, it's not a greeting card and looks as if it were handmade. Very sad. =( P.S. After receiving a 3 Anneke offered to make it up to me. This is my reply: "Hi. As for "making up to me" - I do not see the point, really. It is supposed to be done according to the swap requirements in the first place. If you do not have or do not wish to send proper cards, what's the point participating? Sad and totally unexpected.(" I must also add that a handmade piece of paperboard with greenish leaves drawn on it can hardly be considered as a holiday card, therefore it is not up to the swap requirements IMHO. Probably I was expected to change my rating after the "kind" offering of my partner to make it up to me, but as I have said in my message to her, I don't really see the point if she didn't bother to send something even a little bit resembling a New Year card in the first place. Now I am 100% sure that the rating I gave is fair and square. Cheers!
Response: Thank you sweetie for your explanation. I wish you all the best. Take care
MsBellaDonna rated for Postcard roulette January 2019 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a heartfelt postcard! I hope 2019 is off to a happy and healthy start for you!
Comment: Thank you for your postcard, great choice, I love caves!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely post card. The dog looks really placid

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thisismeAXiD on Mar 9, 2019:


heyjoanahey on Feb 27, 2019:

Hi An!

I was so confused when I was about to give you a five and a heart and you weren't there to rate! Then I realized it was actually a reply for the pocket letter I had sent you! (your letter came first than the 2 pocket letters I still have to receive, ahah!). Thank you sososo much for everything! Your handwriting is incredibly and I loved reading your big letter! I would love to be your penpal as well so I'll keep the rest to say in your next letter :)

I'll talk to you soon!

rocsina207 on Feb 18, 2019:

Thank you for hosting and taking care of the crochetted/knitted square swap .It was such an interesting swap.I hope your pillow case/blanket will be a great remembering of this swap.Mine it will be.I liked your pattern and the chossing of colors for my square.

AZmom875 on Feb 14, 2019:

What a super FUN Valentine's Pen Pal you are. Thank you for the crocheted pouch, and keychain, and of course the pen pal letter.

Gatzcat on Jan 21, 2019:


Thanks for sending the unassigned postcard roulette card and thinking of me when you did!! Thatโ€™s so sweet. I enjoyed your handmade crochet bookmark.

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