Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 3:26 pm


Date Joined: September 9, 2012
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: August 25, 1992
Country: Belgium
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About Me

I'm Lynn. I live together with my husband and my cat Fristi in a city called Hoboken. I love being creative (see crafts), reading, visiting museums, ...

Favorite Music

I love almost all music (except schlaeger), but I must admit the music I love the most is more in the rock genre. From soft pop rock to some metal

some favorite bands:

  • Nirvana

  • Switchfoot

  • Skillet

  • And I turned Seven

  • Simple Plan

  • Apocalyptica

  • 3 doors down


Favorite Books

I love lots of genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA, History, Non-fiction, Crime, Comics/ Manga,...

I don't like horror, action and most romance( no chiclit, no erotic, something like Twilight is ok)

some favorites:

  • Harry Potter

  • The Hunger Games

  • Matched

  • All Tolkien's books

  • ....

I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks. I dislike paperbacks for multiple reasons. The quality of the cover is just bad. It cracks and curls up and I don't like it. I feel very uncormftable reading a paperback book as I don't fully open the book when reading with a fear of cracking the spine. But I do get Hardcovers are more expensive to buy and send, although with some websites like the book depository or when your USbased Bookoutlet it's cheaper for hardcovers. And so for swaps I don't expect you to gift a hardcover book, I'm happy with a gifted Kindle e-book as well, which can be very cheap. I actually prefer e-books over paperbacks, I know I'm that weird. That being said I will never rate down because you'll send a paperback book especially when the swap asks to gift a physical copy. It's just that I must admit when receiving a paperback I might read it once extremely carefully and then it just sits on bookshelf. I often reread hardcovers and e-books. I only buy paperback versions myself when I really want a book very bad, but there's no other version available at all, which is often the case for comics or non-fiction books. But I'll be grateful for any book that I receive that is in a good condition.

Favorite Movies

The same as for books, almost everything except for horror, action or most romance


  • Harry Potter

  • Twilight

  • The Hunger Games

  • Hachi


Favorite Television

I like TV-series more then movies, because you can enjoy it longer


  • House M.D.

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Suits

  • De Elfenheuvel

  • Nana

  • Stargate (all)

  • The X-files

  • White collar


Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking

  • Drawing, painting

  • Knitting

  • Crocheting


Likes and wishlist

Favorite color: Purple and blue, every shade of it. I like most other colors, I'm just not a big fan of yellow (except in nature)

Favorite flower: Daffodils, I also like others

Favorite smell: Lavender. I also like fruity smells.

  • Books: My book depository/Amazon wishlist have got books I haven't got yet.

  • Blu-ray/dvd's: My amazon wishlist has dvd's I don't own yet. Just make sure it's region code 2 or region free, other wise I can't play it.

  • Craft/ art supplies

  • Stationery: notebooks, pens, writing paper with envelopes (I prefer size A4), stickers,...

  • socks : EU size 39, UK size 6, US 8

  • Anything Garfield

  • Anything of the Gorjuss brand

  • Cosmetics: shampoo, soap, showergels, ... no make up and nothing tested on animals.

  • Chocolate (only Belgian), Hot chocolate sachets are ok from outside Belgium. cookies

  • Tea. I like to try different tastes

  • Bookmarks

  • Every animal except spiders and insects

  • Organic and Fairtrade

  • Souvenirs from your country (no flags) or something related to your native language

  • Anything from my wishlists.


  • Nothing where an animal has been killed or hurt for. I'm a vegetarian. So no meat/fish/ gelatine/ some e-numbers/ cheese. (Milk and eggs are fine) Also no leather or anything tested on animals

  • No Spiders or Insects.

  • No clowns. they really freak me out so this is a big NoNo.

  • Anything spiritistic/ paranormal/ magic realated, unless it's a fictional book.

  • Nothing religious. I have my my own faith. But I would like your favorite bible verse written somewhere if you have one.

  • Nothing holiday/birthday related

  • No good luck charms

  • Nothing too violent or bloody

  • Horror, action, romance, erotic/ nude

  • Nothing related to politics.

  • Gossip/ lies/ flakers

About the post office

I mark 'sent' when I drop the swap in the mailbox. They empty it every day (Mon -Fri) at 4.30 p.m and Saturday at 11 a.m. If I drop it in the mailbox after 4.30 on weekday, then they'll pick it up the next day. When it's on a Saturday after 11 or on a Sunday, then it's on Monday that they pick it up. They don't pick up mail on holidays. If you haven't received anything from me in a reasonable time, contact me and I'll resend immediatly. I'll always contact if something happens and if need to send late. But usually I send early(especially packet swaps).

Swapping, rating and hosting

I take swap-bot.com and every aspect of it, swapping, rating, hosting, very seriously. Mainly because I like to keep swapping. :)

About swapping

I like all three kinds of swaps, but I prefer type 3 swaps the most. I love taking the time to prepare a special package or craft for a swappartner as well as I like the joy of receiving a fun swap. ^_^

About rating

I always rate, no matter what kind of swap, also email swaps. I always think it's frustrating to 'hunt down' ratings as it is very unrespectful towards your swappartner. Everyone who puts time, effort and/or money deserves a fair rating. That means when when you receive a swap you should rate even when it's 'just' an email swap. I will rate as soon as I can time wise, but usually the same day as I receive the swap.

About hosting

I've hosted a few swaps so far and I genuinely love it. I often host a swap when I get a fun idea which I can't find in any public swaps. Sometimes I see a fun swap but I end up not joining as I find that the swap host is too flexible when it comes to the swap requirements. And if I don't feel safe in a swap then I will not join.

I usually set some 'strict' requirements in the swaps I host, but that is mainly to protect the swappers in my swap. I don't allow newbies/unrated swappers in my swaps. That is because in some of the first swaps I hosted I allowed newbies, but only as private swap or when I had set up a swap and it was just newbies. Literally every time I did this I got flaked on.

Luckily I learn quickly from my mistakes and so the number of swaps I got flaked on was minimal. I was lucky enough to find an angel for those few swaps. But those experiences definitely changed my trust when it comes to newbies. I know I was a newbie once and a lot of newbies will turn into amazing swappers. But for the moment I'm not willing to lower my standards when it comes to swapping.

I usually host package swaps which can cost a bit more or crafting/journal swaps which are time consuming. So of course I want to lower the risk of flakers and try to make sure my swaps are safe. I will ban as I see fit. But I'll always be respectful and send a pm why you weren't included in the swap.

That doesn't mean I think newbies/unrated swappers are the only flakers out there, that will just be very unreasonable and unfair. I do check profiles thoroughly and notice things like unfilled profiles, recent or not recent fair bad ratings,.. As I mentioned before I'm very committed to swapping and willing to take some time or be assertive to keep my swaps safe.


holiveirah rated for Alphabet Book Swap ~ W!! on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Lynn, thank you so much for this extremely generous swap, I can't wait to read the books, great choices!
Jjean rated for CL: January Reading log - Electronic on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your January books with me!
Comment: Wow you read that FAST! Thanks for sharing such in depth thoughts :) Hopefully you'll find something in the show and/or later books to redeem the series for you :)
Inez rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Hi Lynn! Thank you for sharing your food! Looks really delicious! I love chocolate sprinkles as well!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! And congratulations!!!! <3
Helena8664 rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the recommendation! :)
Helena8664 rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Mmmm...your food looks SO delicious and healthy! :) Even the dessert, as we all know balance is healthy. ha ha! Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Lynn, Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your happy moments with me! Babies are the best news ever! :)
ElectricHare rated for ESG: Seven days of food on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the email! You had a pretty tasty week!
lukrecja rated for Be my angel! #2 on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: WOW-WOW-WOW!! What a wonderful selection of chocolate! Thank you so much, Dear! :) You are certainly the best ANGEL I had in my swap-bot-life and you should feel free to reach out to me anytime you want something from Poland - I can do a private swap with you at any time! THANK YOU!! <3
elkalsa rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: thanks, it sounds interesting. and it's so nice of you thinking each member personal taste :)
melsanchez rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book #27 on Jan 21, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the recommendation! I do have a very wide range of books that I read, I literally will try any book or genre. We Were Liars sounds interesting and I'll have to pick it up soon!
Elisabeth rated for A cozy winter night in - Europe on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Dear Lynn, I am really overwhelmed by your packages and your thoughtfulness! Thank you so much! I love everything. The chocolate didn't make it to melting though, as I ate it before :)
Comment: Thank you for the fun links to more places to waste my time.
Comment: Hi Lynn! Thank you for sharing your top 5! I am gonna check out Goodreads! Reading more books is one of my goals this year! Have a nice day!
lukrecja rated for Private Angeling swap on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: I am.... just speechless... I got your package today and I have to say it is.... so heavenly perfect!! <3 I wish there was an option of granting more than one heart - if that would be so, you would GET THEM ALL!! :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :) I hope, my package will reach you well - let me know as soon as it happens :) If you would like to trade some sweets, I am more than open for it, as the Belgian cookies tend to be my favorites! :) THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)
kacka rated for Represent the country 4 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: i have just eaten the fabulous banana chocolate, oh it is great. We have banana in chocolate but it has nothing to do with the real taste of banana:). I thak you for that very special swap, i love all the goodies you prepared - the writing paper, the teabags, everything very nice. if you ever want to do private swap for anything from my country, let me know:)
Fever rated for Lynn and Sophie parcel wonders on Sep 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you, Lynn, once again a very pretty parcel. It's always so nice to receive those boxes from you, they really are something special and sweeten my whole week. I've got all your things together, but am still working on our journal, so it's going to be a little bit longer, but prepare to be amazed by Russia (I did most of my shopping there :D).
Comment: Thank you for your swap. Sorry for the late rating. I've also taken a break from SB, that why I'm just catching up now. Hope all is well with you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 253 19 20
Completed Fives Threes Ones
233 280 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
17 106 110 0
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Fever on Dec 7, 2017:

Wohoo, you're back doing some swaps! :):) I might join the cosy night swap, depending on how desperate the situation around that time seems with my MA-thesis. :D Welcome back!

Fever on May 10, 2014:

Have a happy wedding day!!!!

I'm thinking of you - enjoy your special day!

Hugs and Kisses from Germany to you and your (not much longer just ...) fiance!


Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


KateKintail on May 1, 2014:


Disney in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

libertylithium on Mar 24, 2014:

thanks for sharing your favorite verse! that's one of my favorite Bible stories also! :) God Bless! xx

jandmterry on Mar 23, 2014:

Your Favorite Scripture Swap:

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh morning. -Lamentations 3:23 NLT

I love this verse because it reminds me that everyday is new and God's mercies allow us a fresh start.



ImzadiRose on Mar 17, 2014:

You absolutely can write back to me. :) I'm sure we'll be sending to each other lots more for the group swaps, so anything extra would be awesome. :D

Sternenfee on Feb 26, 2014:

Oh thank you for angelling that Tea for 2 swap for me. What a nice surprise. And you are right, it's really sad that people even flake on such an easy swap...

KateKintail on Feb 1, 2014:


"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."

Pixar in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

KateKintail on Nov 1, 2013:


Middle Earth in a Bag profile check! Begin your journey...

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