Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2018 1:12 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2018
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa
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About Me

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

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

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. I have had an occasion where I posted a letter on the 21st of November 2015 and my swap partner only received it on the 30th of December 2015. There was a tracking number. So, it can take 39 days for a letter to get to someone.

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 http://instagram.com/apelser1975

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.


I'm 41 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. My only kids are my twin furbaby boys they are fox terriers called Murdock and Snoopy. My tweeling

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.

Two blankets I crochet.




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).


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!



Join my group if you want to

Sharing God's Grace - Go here

Postcards-not storebought - Go here

Themed Alphabet ATC - Go here



suepier rated for NAPS - Slap a Stamp On it Sept 2018 on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird postcard from South Africa and all the information. I enjoyed reading it.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad that it arrived safely.
aligurl75 rated for PPWAH 10 page list pad letter swap on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: I got you list letter today. Thank you so much. This is my first piece of mail from Africa so I was so excited to receive it.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm so glad that it arrived safely.
Vickyen rated for NAPS - How's The Weather Today PC on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Antoinette! Love the pc and thank you for the share about the weather! How I miss spring time, not a big winter fan here! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad the postcard arrived safely. Here the heat has been terrible and I'm missing some cooler weather.....
biphobe rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: the card really took it's time - or was it a resend? I cannot read the date on the cancellation (the 13th of something, so probably a resent card, since the deadline was 6th of August), it arrived with other cards sent from South Africa in October. But anyways, it doesn't matter, the point is that a card arrived fr the swap, thank you :)
Comment: Wow this took a long time , just received it . Thanks for extra pc sending on your on in next round
Response: Glad that it arrived safely
Hyshu rated for NAPS - October Hello 2018 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card and history. This is only my second card from South Afrrica so I was extra excited!
Response: Yeah..... I'm so glad that it arrived. That you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for your elephant postcard! Cheers from America!
Response: That you for the heart. Glad you liked the card
Fritosmom rated for First and last lines No.4 on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Johannesburg, South Africa PC..I will check out the book:-)
Response: I'm so glad the postcard arrived. Thank you for the heart.
JenniferJo rated for First Line of a book PC #6 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: I never received this swap. Since you have perfect feedback I am inclined it got lost in the mail.... it happens...
Response: Hi JenniferJo. Thank you. Like I said in the PM I will make sure that a new card is on its way to you by 31/08/2018. I'm really holding thumbs that this one will arrive safely. Take care
Comment: Your envie finally arrived yesterday. Beautiful Postcard. Thank you for sharing an additional one with me to keep. I will post out today your traveling postcard to the next round :-) Have a wonderful day.
ToujoursMoi rated for PPWAH Note card pen pal swap 1 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card and all the amazing goodies. I already have replied to it and hooe you will enjoy my letter and please excuse my late rating. Due to our move I am terrybly behind with almost everything.
Sammoning rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #21 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful multiview with animals! I like the quote you wrote on the back as well, it's perfect for snailmailing spirits :)
Comment: Got your postcard and will forward in the next round. Thank you so much for the fabric stickers- they are very cool. I have never seen anything like them. I will find a good use for them.
Comment: I love your handwriting!
WayUpInAlaska rated for NAPS - January Greetings! INT on May 3, 2018
Comment: Card arrived in today's mail :) Thank you for the sweet note and the calendar :) Our winter is not wanting to end here - we get a fresh coating of snow every few days, but thankfully the warmer days are making progress in melting the snow. Hope you have a great week and fingers crossed I get some down time to join in & host more swaps soon :)
jukejan rated for IS: Pick-a-theme #2 ~ INT on May 2, 2018
Comment: I want to thank you for the great bird filled and adorned package. I was at the library when I opened it up and we were ooohing and aaahing over it all!
Kathy821 rated for First Line of a book PC #5 on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much.
cookies37 rated for NAPS - February Hello on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Hi, Thanks so much for the beautiful flowers from South Africa! I enjoyed your note, and it is so strange that you are looking forward to cooler weather. We are just beginning spring, although we've had some days with snow. I'm so looking forward to the Spring flowers, especially lilacs. Take care & Best Wishes ~ Judy
Comment: Thank you for the nice Flowers of South Africa postcard. I love the atmospheric first line of the book. Will be checking out this author and I’ll let you know what I think of the book after I read it. Also, thanks for sending a 2nd one!

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Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:


CurlyTea on Jun 25, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Lady on Aug 3, 2017:

Your glorious 3D gear-y rhinoceros from the PnS forum WTA arrived today. Looks in perfect shape. Thank you

Babsmomof5 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful PC you made for me for the WTA in the PNS group. It arrived to brighten my day today!

WicKeDGlitTEr on May 12, 2017:

Thank you for the great WTA Joy of Penpalling Happy Mail! I love the dress stationary and the owl notecard. So cute!

TereDiane1954 on Mar 27, 2017:

Dear friend, thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent me! It was a lovely surprise. Hugs to you♥

tcornell on Mar 17, 2017:

Marie Antoinette, thank you for your thoughtful words, it really means a lot. Hugs, Tracy

Debmitch on Mar 15, 2017:

miablancs on Mar 7, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

Debmitch on Jan 24, 2017:

I received the most beautiful card from you today ♥ Thank you soooo much.

Much love to you


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