Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2018 12:04 am


Date Joined: November 8, 2010
Last Online: December 16, 2018
Birthday: April 7, 1971
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

25 Aug 18: Move is all done! Lots of unpacking etc still to do. And lots of exploring and finding my way around. Already lost the cat, but thankfully after 24 hours she managed to find her way home. What a drama, I have never lost a pet before. Will get some new swaps set up in the next few days. Also my address is now Dunedin so if you have the old New Plymouth address please pm me for my new one :)

4 Aug 18: I am in the process of moving from the North Island to the South Island. This means Im going to have to hold off from swaps for a couple of weeks while my stuff is in transit etc. I will get my usual swaps back up and running as soon as Im settled. To anyone who decides to go ahead and just take over my swaps with out asking, please dont be so rude. You wouldnt like it if someone helped themselves to your swaps without authority. Thanks.

6 Jul 18: I will be away on a holiday to Australia from the 6th July to the 14th July. I haven't signed up for any swaps in that time and will make sure all my swaps for before the 6th are posted out. I will not be contactable during that week so please be patient if I don't get back to you right away. We get home late in the 14th too, so I wont be bothered with the interwebs until Sunday.

I am looking for a Becky Doherty from Lake Luzerne, I have an old Traveling PC Swap postcard of hers that I would like to return to her as the swap is no longer running.

I have redone my to trade pc collection. The link is above. Its a work in progress and I have started with the easiest stuff, and add more as I get time. Please PM me if you are interested in any :)

No Mail boxes in New Zealand are emptied on Saturdays, Sundays or Public holidays. Usually I dont receive international mail on Mondays either.

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 10 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 follow a refined suger free, gluten free, egg free, soy free, dairy free and chemical free diet. We make 99% of our own food. I do like organic sugar free chocolate, how can I not have some kind of chocolate, life just wouldnt be worth living. And I love to try herbal infused organic teas with no false "flavours" in them.

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).

I am part of Postcrossing too, and I love it. One of the ladies I received a postcard from mentioned Swap-bot, that's how I came to be here. I never thought I would love swapping soooo much....

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 have a pile of postcards that I would love sent back to me. If anyone is interested in doing a private "Return to sender" swap please let me know.

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


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
Ashleyadeline rated for Science Fiction PC Swap #26 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Cindy, thank you SO much for the postcard. I LOVE it, so cute!!
Sissi rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #25 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your nice Card!!
Comment: Oh my how I would love to see those giant trees! Thank you very much for this postcard Cindy :)
Comment: Beautiful flowers, thank you
Marryth rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 17 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: It finally arrived, yay! :) Thanks for the fun envelope, Cindy!
Response: Yay, so glad it finally made it.
Comment: Thanks for the volcanic E-ruption!
susieq11 rated for PTG: Memoirs of my childhood PC #3 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Ooooh that looks like a great vacation!! Beautiful. I hope one day you’ll get to go again : ) Thanks for the great postcard and stamps! xx
Comment: Thanks for the cute dog :)
Noodles84 rated for PTG: Memoirs of my childhood PC #2 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Love the postcard and your story has me cracking up!
Comment: Awesome postcard! Right up my alley... Thanks for sending!
Comment: Thank you for the spooky card! I hope you had a great Halloween :-)
Comment: thank you for the wonderful book cover card! Unfortunaltely I haven't really seen them, Ladybird books aren't really a thing in my country, I only appreciate them from a far distance :) But the card is sooo awesome, such a perfect choice for me!
Comment: Hi Cindy, I also sent a zombie postcard to my partner! Well done! Thank you - xo
luv2kraft rated for HALLOWEEN POSTCARD SWAP on Oct 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the vintage pc. One of my favorite genres.wow all the way from New Zealand. In my bucket list.
Comment: Thank you for the colorful anthuriums, Cindy. Here on the other side of the globe I am longing for cooler weather!
MadeByRori rated for WIYM: Halloween posTcaRd INT'L on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Halloween PC! 🎃
sakura15 rated for AS: Stationery Swap on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Are those tuatara stamps vintage :O they look cool! I didn't realize we could use vintage stamps :o
Response: Oh yes, I buy stamps off trademe for cheap and then use them. Makes the envelopes more interesting.
wm rated for Postcards in a bag on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: Many thanks!
Noodles84 rated for PTG: Memoirs of my childhood PC #1 on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Awesome postcard!! I had an Alf stuffy when I was a kid. If only I could find an Alf postcard 🤔

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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!! ♥♥

Kathy821 on Feb 26, 2018:

HI, I see that you didn't receive your swaps a couple years ago. I would love to make this up to you. I am so sorry that it happened. Life was unbelievable for me at the time and I didn't even feel safe in my home because of my daughter and her Children's father. We now have the children. I would be happy to send you a map postcard separately as well.


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