Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2020 7:04 pm


Date Joined: October 6, 2009
Last Online: November 30, 2020
Birthday: September 10, 1986
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Hi! Hoi! Hey! Hola! Kaixo!

Please take the time to read my profile. I live by the rule: "Do to no-one what you yourself dislike," and I hope you'll do the same. Thank you (: That will make swapping fun for everyone!

I'm a 34 years young woman, living in the Netherlands with my boyfriend, who means the world to me! I'm a huge animal lover. I have a 11 years old black & white cat (Dixi), a 15 years old parrot Karel, and 2 diamonddoves (Bart and Pino).

I love new experiences, adventure and living life. I believe everything happens for a reason. My biggest dream is to visit Iceland, but actually I dream every day of traveling the world. If traveling was free, you'd never see me again!

If you want to know more about me, feel free to drop me a line. I'm always in for pug-postcard-swaps. (or anything pug-related). Just send me a pm!

Likes - in a nutshell

Books. Old libraries. Bookshops. Starbucks. Photography. Vintage stores. Thriftstores. Markets. Concerts. Festivals. Chocolate. Restaurants. Coffee. Traveling. Berlin. Paris. London. Music. Movies. Swapping. Snail mail. Black & White. Sleeping. Drinking Tea. Small lunchrooms. Totebags. Love. My boyfriend. Animals. Roadtrips. Nature. Hiking. Water (river, sea, lakes). Mountains. Rainbows. Rammstein. Hardrock. Metal. Reggae. Candles. GTA5. Plants.


  • Address labels with my address on it (that I can stick on envelopes)
  • Amigurumi pug (Big wish! Who can make it for me?)
  • Anything Amnesty International
  • Anything useful or nice related to Iceland / Ireland / Russia / Aruba / Canada
  • Anything useful or nice with feathers, swallows, travel/love quotes, Eiffel towers, foxes, shrimps, hummingbirds, squirrels, doves, globes or pugs on it
  • Anything nice or useful with my name on it (Colinde)
  • Bar towel from your country, or famous or local beer brand
  • Bath & Body Works products
  • CD's you recommend me, something unusual, different, or something you think I will like (2nd hand is fine but without scratches)
  • Chocolate (milk for me; white for my boyfriend)
  • City maps / subway maps / touristy
  • Guinness related goodies
  • Interesting books/magazines about your country (in English please)
  • Korean facemasks and skin care
  • Leather bracelet
  • Luggage tag with map print or travel-related quote
  • Pug related stuff!!!
  • Rammstein related stuff (no magazine clippings or posters please but all kind of acessories are welcome!)
  • Sephora anything
  • Souvenir pens (no pencils please)
  • Smoking gear (any nice / artsy / touristic lighters, rolling papers, or ashtrays, you make me very very happy!)
  • Starbucks (anything! I love the instant (VIA) coffee)
  • Something related to Street art like books, zines and stickers (also homemade)
  • Something totally weird that you think I wil like
  • Something useful that has the letter C on it
  • Travelguides (written in English please; 2nd hands is fine)
  • Vintage (esp. bracelets, necklaces, handbags, beautybags, totebags, scarfs, and so on and so on. If needed, please ask my size)
  • Wax melts / wax bars (Christmas smells, cake smells, Lush dupes, nature smells. Yankee candle and Goose Creek are my fav but I love to try anything new)


I tried to make my wishlist as big as possible, to give you the best idea of my likes and dislikes. Hope it helps you. If not, please send me a message :) Again: second hand mostly is fine, but it has to be in good condition. Don't send trash.

Please do NOT send: little money wallets, paperclips, pencils, erasers, as I have plenty already and don't need them so much. Thanks for understanding!


Black, cognac brown, rusty brown,mustard yellow, dark forest green and red are my favorites.

For in my house I like red and silver/metal colored thingies. Socks are welcome in all different happy colors and prints! I'm a colorful person!

DISLIKES: I don't like beige and I also don't like things with lots of glitter on it. Gold is okay but I'm more a silver person. Also no rhinestones please, no fake diamonds, no 'bling bling' at all, since I simply don't like it.

Food, candy, chocolate, snacks

I really like: Snacks, candy and chocolate especially from your country, chocolate (milk, white, 'weird tastes', with nuts, with fruits, with alcohol, with mint), something you really recommend me, things with strawberry or lemon (not too sour) flavour, Japanese candies (those sticks in different flavours, and I loooove the Milky candy), chocolate from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, Mozart Kugeln, the green Aero chocolate from the UK, cookies, cookies with chocolate, crisps, anything with nuts, chocolate with sea salt. Surprise me with something you'd recommend me. I'm willing to try (almost) anything.

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger. Not at all. Also the green tea / matcha thing is something I don't like.

Hot beverages

I'm a big lover of coffee, latte machiato, cappuchino, hot chocolate, tea, chai tea, and coffee with special flavours. I'd love to try all kind of coffees and hot chocolates from all over the world. Every taste is welcome, also weird ones. I'm already excited yet!

Also those special sirups to put in the coffee are welcome. I'd like to try something new! I also love anything Starbucks.

Tea (please only send for tea-swaps!)

When it comes to tea, I especially like Rooibos and English Breakfast. Autumn teas and winter teas are lovely; I like it spicy (cinnamon and other spices). Please don't send me Pickwick tea because that's available on every corner of the street here :) Feel free to send me loose tea as well (but be sure you pack it very well).

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger, tea with 'smokey' flavours, blueberries, blackberries, tea with a sour flavour (if it's sour, I probably don't like it), jasmine, lavender tea.

Bath, body, beauty

I'm a big lover of Lush, The Body Shop, Bath and Body works, and Sephora products but I love to try anything new that is just as good. I like lipbalm (without color/tint or softly pink glossy) and black mascara (I prefer mineral or vegan make-up, or at least not tested on animals). I like to try new perfumes / scents so be welcome to send me these. Body-scrubs and facemasks are also welcome. But, only good quality stuff please :-) . I'm a lover of nailpolish as well, but please no glitters or childish stuff.

Big big wish: can anyone please send me the Bath & Body Works lipbalm over night treatment? you'd make me SO happy!!!

DISLIKES: But, please DON'T SEND ME: Lipstick; I never wear it. Please also no powders, no blush, no concealer, no bronzer, no foundation, no eyeshadows; nothing of that at all. Especially nothing with glitters. I might be picky, but it would be a pity if you send me things that I cannot use, isn't it?

Thanks for understanding!!

Last but not least...

People should treat other people as they wish to be treated themselves; also on Swapbot ;-) I'm absolutely not a flaker. If you haven't received something from me, then please let me know, so I can (try to) fix it.

I never rate 1 or 3 without sending a message first. I hope you will do the same. I also rate my swaps as soon as I receive them.



elinor rated for Christmas advent calendar day 15+16 on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the exciting looking advent gifts, just in time for the start of advent :)
wincejl rated for Christmas advent calendar day 5+6 on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Looking forward to opening them soon!
Muppet450 rated for Advent Calendar Day 8, 9 and 10 on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Blijkbaar is mijn eerdere rating niet opgeslagen ☹️. Dank je wel voor de leuk ingepakte cadeautjes, ik kan niet wachten om ze te mogen openen. Wat leuk dat je een keer vastenavond hebt gevierd. Dat zal een hele happening geweest zijn, ik heb er in het begin heel erg aan moeten wennen hoor.
craftynut rated for 4 Advents Sunday Gifts Swap #1 on Nov 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you, your parcel arrived today. I loved the way you wrapped everything.
Comment: Thank you. I'm very excited <3
RachelM rated for Christmas advent calendar day 9+10 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Hey again!! Thank you for another fab swap. I've put them with the others and I'm looking forward to opening them. Btw I love the postcards you sent your notes on. Early Christmas wishes and hugs🥰🥰
RachelM rated for Christmas advent calendar day 7+8 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the exciting looking little parcels!! I can't wait to open them on the corresponding days!! What a fun swap.🥳 Big hugs🥰🥰
yowell rated for Advent calendar Day 5, 6 and 7 on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: HI Colinde, received my parcels this morning and it looks exciting, cant wait to open them, thank you x
Response: I hope you will like them :) all the best
shtrqueen rated for Christmas advent calendar day 3+4 on Nov 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to opening these over the holidays. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package! Everything arrived safely today. I will enjoy the foot mask! Thank you!
Hope84 rated for Stocking Filler Party on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Hello :-) , thank you so much for this wonderful Swap! I really like all this nice things :-) !!! I wish to you and your Family a beautiful Year!!! All the best!!!
jclark886 rated for Profile based happy mail #3 on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!! I loved everything you sent so much!
oldsoul rated for Send 10 blank postcards INT #2 on Dec 23, 2019
Harineke rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #12 ☆ on Dec 21, 2019
Comment: Hoi Colinde, Dank je wel voor de mooi gevulde envelop in Winter thema. Ik vind het allemaal super en zo leuk dat je het allemaal had ingepakt. Fijne feestdagen, Harineke
Kimmik01 rated for Send 10 Blank P.C. international on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Colinde, thank you so much for the postcards! I loved everything about it, from the envelope to each postcard you sent! Happy holidays, take care.
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked it :-) Happy Holidays!
lorencz rated for private swap lorencz and Colinde on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: I got the extra tote bag today. Thanks so much! I also love the little ornament you included as extra. It's hanging up in my classroom right now. Best wishes!
Comment: Thank you soo much for your package! I really love the hand gel's smell! <3
Response: you're so welcome; thanks for the nice rating :-)
Hope84 rated for Quick - Two Surprise Stocking Fillers on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Hello :-) , thank you so much for the really nice Surprises. I really like how you wrapped the gifts and the little Letter. Thank you also for the surprise for my Son :-) . Many Greetings from Italy :-) ! and Merry Christmas to you too :-) !!!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice rating and comment; I am so happy you liked the package! There is another package on its way to you since you are my partner in another swap as well :-D Hopefully it will also find you with a big smile ;-) Warm wishes to wonderful Italy ;-)
snailmailkails rated for Mail Tag Swap #14 on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for all of the items! I adore these movie review sheets and the book mark is so lovely! Thanks for putting together such a lovely swap. It really made my week!
Response: You're very welcome, I'm glad you like it! <3 Thanks for the heart!

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Tanika on Mar 14, 2016:

Hartelijk dank voor jouw kaartje. Mooie tekening van het kattenduo :-)

RAGANA on Dec 16, 2014:

Santa brings you a gift/Ra26 Thank you for your present! Happy holidays!

biasbabe on Dec 30, 2013:


Welcome to the Group

daddysgirl1987 on Dec 13, 2013:

wow het pakketje is nice!!!! wil alles voelen en aanrakken en open maken!!! Hopelijk ben je blij met mijn goodie kerstbox!!! x

Naeco on Apr 27, 2012:

Thanks for joining my tea swap! [:

glefse on Feb 14, 2011:

A whole bunch of candy is in the mail, on its way to you :)

  • Katrine (Candy Swap International ^^)
brighid82 on Feb 1, 2011:

Your Postcard pen pal swap is on the way :)

<3 Shanell

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