Swap-bot Time: October 24, 2020 10:59 am


Date Joined: November 8, 2010
Last Online: October 23, 2020
Birthday: April 7, 1971
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

*I have a postcard bag that I have been sitting with for ages. The owner is Inge Stoel from The Netherlands. If you know her please can you ask her to message me regarding her PC bag.

I have been away from Swapbot for over a year now. Crazy times at the moment, the world needs more happy mail.

I have moved to a new house, but at the moment I am having my mail sent to the work PO address as the postal service is running behind due to the lockdown and the lack of international flights bringing and taking mail. I would love to start swapping right away, but I honestly dont know how long the mail will take to get to overseas.

Now onto the serious stuff:

Hello my name is Cindy and I am addicted to postcards.

I am in my 40s. I moved to New Zealand 13 years ago from South Africa with my now hubby Dominick, we married on 20st April 2011. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis, which he manages very well (fingers crossed). We have no children by choice. We have a male cat called Kwali and as from 2 Dec 2016 a little black female cat I have named Poppy. I don't smoke or drink alcohol (just don't have a taste for either). I try to eat healthy, eg: gluten free, sugar free, preservativefree. But when the body needs chocolate who can say no.

I also love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. And I enjoy getting into good Victorian era murder mysteries. As well as Agatha Christie and that era. good old fashioned stuff.

Spring is my favourite time of the year, just between the cold of winter and the heat of summer, where all the pretty flowers start to bloom and baby animals are being born.

I love tea, black being my favourite, Especially Earl Grey. I dont drink Camomile, for some reason it gives me stomach cramps when I drink it. I LOVE cinnemon!

My favourite movies / tv are: Equilibrium, Avatar, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Appleseed, Witchblade (the anime version), Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Kungfu Panda, Pirates of the Carribean series, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix Trilogy, all the Riddick's, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, Ancient Aliens, Downton Abbey, Poirot, Miss Marple, Vera..... just to name a few.

Im a bit of a Harry Potter fan, I have all the books and one day hope to have extended versions of the movies on DVD and to also go visit Harry Potter world (either UK or US I don't mind).

My favourite colours are: Dark blues, dark purples, dark pinks, dark greens, reds and black.

I would love to do private PC swaps and am always looking for postcard pals.

I like to host swaps, should you not receive your swap from your partner even after you may have managed to get hold of them for a resend, I will happily Angel just let me know.

Favourite Stuff

I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.

I love good old fashioned murder mysteries and period dramas.

Bumblebees and bees and ladybugs. Im always rescuing bumblebees and bees in the garden with sugar water.



Belly dancing, I haven't done it for years, but I would still love to someday.

Dita Von Teese or any Burlesque for that matter.

Deftones is my most favourite favourite band.

I love kung fu movies, I have seen so many that I love that it would take forever to list them.



I dont like receiving PCs that are a cut out from a cereal box or some other random thing. I only send out store bought PCs so I kind of expect to receive store bought or very nicely hand made/art PCs. I will give a 3 if I get a PC cut out from some random box you got out of your kitchen cupboard.

I do not mind handmade, but only if the swap allows them.

I am not religeous, so please don't sent me religeous or spiritual stuff.

PCs Im looking for

I prefer my postcards sent stamped and naked, or naked and stamped (that is sent not in an envelope). I have this thing that a postcard is not complete unless it has been written on.

I have decided to collect a postcard of each an every animal in the world. A momentous task you say! Yes it is! Challenge accepted :)

I am looking for the following (I will update this list regularly), I have a folder with all my animail postcards in the "My collections" link at the top of the page here, just in case you want to double check what I have, or just out of curiosity. I will update it regularly.

Here is what I am looking for:

Bats, yes the flying kind.




Andean Cat

Clouded leopard

Siberian tiger

Bat-eared Fox

Indian or Benghal Fox

March Hare

Sun Bear


Rock hyrax

Tiger or Bull Shark (depending on where you are in the world)

Hammerhead shark

Any dolphin except common dolphin.

Comic book covers


City View PCs with the name on the front.

Country postcards

Map postcards

Princess Diana

Kate Middleton

Space or science fiction


Ancient Egyptians

Erupting volcanoes

Dramatic weather scenes

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Star Trek

Star Wars

Halloween (we don't get any Halloween stuff here in NZ)

Goth or Gothic scenes



Dracula / Vampires (but the scary ones- please NOT Edward, or True Blood, I like the old school vampires)

Vintage comics / movies like Bride of Frankenstein and Vampirella

Crop Circles

Froy & Dind (I received one in a tag and I absolutely love it!)


Postcard with cut-outs

Eugen Hartung - see below


susieq11 rated for PTG: I spy something with N R3 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Sorry I forgot to rate you for this most amazing NAME postcard!!! Ha ha ha I love it and I’m going to display it!! Thank you so much!!! xxxx
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute kiwi postcard and matching stamp! ❤️❤️
Villagegreen rated for Science Fiction Swap #27 on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the interesting post card . The space race is alive and well! I was listening to a radio programme today which suggested no government would license deep space travel because even if we could get someone into outer space we couldn't get them back so we would be knowingly sending them to their death. Best wishes
chandlerguera rated for PTG: I spy something with L R3 on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Excellent choice for L = Lava. Been to Hawaii many times and always hope a volcano does not wake up when I'm there. Thank you! xo
EmilyT rated for PTG: I spy something with K R3 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful bird!
denimblu14 rated for PTG: I spy something with M R3 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Love the Maori postcard, thank you very much Cindy. I am glad that you have received and liked the Royal calendar. I am keeping well thanks and I hope that the same applies to you :)
KatKit rated for Multi Multiview Pc #26 on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Enjoy summer! I really miss it. Way too cold here right now!! Loved the multi views. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you for sharing:)
Comment: Thank you so much for a beautiful postcard. I think a cockatiel might have flown here faster than the card, but I’m delighted (regardless of the time needed to arrive). A friend's son served as a missionary in Australia and complained mightily of the noisy cockatiels and other birds there. He acquired the Aussie attitude of: why would you keep pests in your house?!? But I love ‘em, so many thanks. I’d give 2 hearts if I could. 😎
marianne81 rated for Harry Potter Christmas PC Swap on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull HP Christmas postcard, And it would certainly be fun and handy when you could wave a wand and all Christmas decorations appeared in place.
EmilyT rated for PTG: I spy something with J R3 on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Absolutely beautiful beach view!
Jess18877 rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card
Comment: Thank you very much Cindy, penguins have a special place in my heart so receiving this card especially today made my day <3 I work in a hotel and this is a busy time of the year for us! All the best to you and your family :)
Comment: Thank you very much for the great pairing of a Christmas postcard and stamp. Here we have traditional and non traditional Christmas stamps I guess to try and please everyone. I am doing ok as I hope your are too :)
Cariboocarol rated for Country Name Postcard #4 on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcard with the special Christmas stamp!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! Lots of hay around here since we are known as "horse country" every Wednesday is known as "hay day" when everyone goes to pick up their hay!
susieq11 rated for Christmas is coming! on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Perfect postcard for me! What a sweet little pup with the Santa hat!!!! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!!!
susieq11 rated for Christmas card with postcards swap on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for hosting this fab swap! Cute card and I looove the postcards!!!!! OMG the baby goose!!! XOXO
susieq11 rated for PTG: Memoirs of my childhood PC #4 on Dec 17, 2018
Comment: Wow, you grew up so close to the water. Looks gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with me!! : D
Comment: Thank​you for the very cheerful Christmas card and the post cards and stickers. I particularly liked Dennis the Menace on a mountain bike. I was brought up reading the Beano and the anarchic Dennis was one of my favourite characters

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susieq11 on Oct 22, 2020:

Sending you a letter tomorrow!!! : D

itsnobody on Nov 7, 2018:

Hey, I got your resend of the naked postcard-tag. The postcard is very beautiful , I love it. Thank you for resending, I'm sorry the previous one got lost :(

denimblu14 on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you very much Cindy for the great selection of WTA PTG postcards, I love the Royal Wedding postage stamp :)

shirleyinCA on Jul 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the royal wedding stamp and Dunedin train station and Sydney opera house cards! Love them all - and also the cool royal guard note card!

user6937 on Jun 21, 2018:

PTG WTA - May: Your postcards have arrived - thanks very much for sending MAP pc's (my favourite theme)!

simcoe54 on May 31, 2018:

New Zealand vintage postcards RAK -- Thanks for all the vintage NZ postcards which are perfect for my collection.

Drachenfrau on May 22, 2018:

Thank you bunches for the New Zealand postcards, Cindy!!! :-*

denimblu14 on Apr 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday, I hope that you have had a lovely day ☺

Drachenfrau on Mar 31, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful postcards for the February WTA (Postcard trading group), Cindy :-*

mgallardo68 on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for my PTG> I have some vintage colour PCs from Kenya is someone wants them? postcards! They are a treasure!! ♥♥

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