Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2020 1:28 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2011
Last Online: September 30, 2019
Birthday: May 9, 1968
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

I am a single working mum of two very active boys, aged 15 (Chris) and 16 (Daniel), and a cat (Binky, aged 13). I'm Dutch and currently living in Holland, but I have lived in England for 7 years.

After 15 years of being on my own I've hooked myself a boyfriend. He's very sweet and I'm very much in love!

I work 40 hours a week for an international company. I've had better jobs, but it pays the bills and is close to home.

We regularly camp in Germany, where my parents live.

I only register for swaps I intent to do to the best of my ability. If I'm not sure I can meet a deadline or requirement, I won't sign up. So, if you haven't received a swap from me, please let me know, and I'll make it up to you.

Favorite Music

Pop, Rock, Seventies, Eighties, lots and lots. Favorite singers: Clannad, Meat Loaf, Robbie Williams, Stevie Nicks, Trijntje Oosterhuis.

I've recently discovered Spotify, and that has at least doubled my list of favorites! I just love trying out new genres/styles.

Favorite Books

Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Needlecraft reverence books and the occasional x-rated novel. Favorite authors: Maeve Binchy, Barbara Erskin, Terry Pratchett, JRR Tolkien, Steven King

I just love books, not just for reading, but just for keeps as well. I think a third of all the books I have, I haven't read yet, but I do want to read them all, which means I have to grow very very old (I only read for half a hour before going to sleep)

Favorite Movies

Romantic Comedies, Comedies, Fantasy Anything done by Nora Ephrom, anything with Johnny Depp.

"You've got Mail", "Sleepless in Seattle", "Alice in Wonderland", "Chocolat", "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy

Favorite Television

Daily news and weather. Films. I only occasionally follow a serie (no soap!), I usually get bored with them after a while.

Favorite Crafts

I'm addicted to needle and thread, I do all kinds of needlecraft (x-stitch, hardanger, embroidery, etc ), I knit (preferably lace or cables), I crochet (a little), I quilt, I make bobbin lace. Basically, if it involves threads/wool, I'm game.

I've tried papercrafts and I managed to make some decent cards, but it didn't give me the same satisfaction as my needlecrafts. And since my time is limited, I prefer to spend it on needlecrafts.

Other hobbies of mine are stamp collecting (birds, dragons and lace) and doll houses (working on my first). Also, I have flown model airplanes before


My favorite color is any shade of blue, followed by lilac, green and soft yellow. I don't like black or dark colors My favorite season is spring, followed by summer, I get real grumpy in winter.

I love anything flying: dragons, birds, planes, elves/fairies (not too cutesy, please). Actually, I like most fantasy figures, including non-flying like the unicorn and ugly dwarves.

Tea: flowers, herbs, fruit flavour (in that order)

Smellies: flowers (I love lavender, lillac, roses), candles, oils (bath, burner, massage), insence

Candy: just for my boys (I'm always on a diet, and if I'm not, I should be), please, no chewing gum! We're not allergic to anything.

Love homemade cards, bookmarks, hankies, needlebooks/-rolls, biscornu, ornaments. Not sure about dotee dolls, though.

I'll be extremely happy if you send me needlecraft materials: beads, fabrics, threads (especially silks since they are hard to get here and a lot more expensive)

I do like feminine things, but I'm afraid I've outgrown the real girly stuff, so no Diddle and such like.

NB. please do not send anything my boys shouldn't see, naked. They usually see the mail before I do, so please use an envie!

Sorry, I haven't got a partner you can spoil.

Oh, and if you send me anything and stamp it with a pretty bird, dragon or lace stamp, you instantly earned yourself a heart!


cynaemon rated for ESG: Reading challenge #2 on Jul 8, 2020
Celticmoon rated for Round Robin #35 on Oct 10, 2016
Comment: Thanks, made my day, recuperating slowly.
Loonstruck rated for just some love bookmark on Sep 6, 2016
Comment: This bookmark makes me want to fall into it. It's gorgeous. Thank you!
thepinkaholic rated for ESG: Reading challenge #2 on Jul 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the reviews! I read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (and the rest of the series) several years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm glad you did, too. "Sleeper's Castle" sounds really good. I'll have to check it out and look into Barbara Erskine's other works. Thanks again!
MichelleGG2 rated for ESG: Reading challenge #2 on Jul 18, 2016
Comment: Wow! 4 books set in Europe!! Thanks for all the books, some of them sound really good! I will have to add them to my to be read list!!
Comment: I loved this book and I loved your review. Well thought out. Glad you ended up liking the book. Happy Reading!
jenniann rated for ESG: The 15 question swap on Jul 4, 2016
Comment: thank you :)
aligurl75 rated for ESG: The 15 question swap on Jun 29, 2016
Addie18 rated for the 15 questions-swap #10 on May 31, 2016
TgriffinAL rated for the 15 questions-swap #10 on May 30, 2016
sakura15 rated for ESG: Reading challenge on May 28, 2016
Comment: I read this book too! I heard there is also a sequel so I will have to read that at some stage :)
AZmom875 rated for ESG: Reading challenge on May 25, 2016
Comment: I enjoyed your review. I have this book gathering dust on my TBR.
basykes rated for ESG: Reading challenge on May 25, 2016
Comment: I read "The Rosie Project" and loved it. Didn't Don remind you of Sheldon on "Big Bang Theory"? I do NOT recommend the sequel, "The Rosie Effect." My book club was all eager to read it after Rosie Project and NONE of us liked it.
kittymojo rated for the 15 questions-swap #10 on May 24, 2016
Comment: Thank you -
Comment: Thank you for the recommendation! I'll have to add it to my list! :)
Lenna rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book! #10 on May 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your suggestion! It sounds very interesting!
CraftyCari rated for ESG: Let me recommend a book! #10 on May 10, 2016
Comment: I actually work at a school that has a "school within a school" which is autistic students, so I interact with them on a daily basis. This book, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddoc, sounds like it would be worth the read. Thanks for sharing it.
Aletta74 rated for Round Robin #34 on Apr 15, 2016
Comment: Bedankt voor de sampler. En ja, die uiltjes zijn ZO leuk!!! Wat een mooie heb jij gemaakt zeg! Ik ga maar eens zoeken om net zo'n leuke te vinden!!!!
annim rated for 20 Questions Email Swap on Mar 22, 2016
dogwood rated for ESG: Shuffle your music! #3 on Mar 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the new stuff to listen to! :)

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AZmom875 on Jul 17, 2016:

I sent my book review today for the Tell me what to read next #5 book review. Please go check your email inbox. I hope it went through.

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

(and btw, you never outgrow of the girly stuff ;-) )

chaari on Feb 9, 2016:

Hello! Welcome to the electronic swaps group! I hope you'll have fun joining the swaps :)

TerryF on Mar 7, 2011:

…to the Nuts for Sewing Group!

littleZ on Feb 9, 2011:

Hoi, Welkom bij Dutch Swappers. Happy swapping!

Groetjes, Lisette

8r1id on Feb 8, 2011:

Hallo Dutchangel, leuk dat je ook gaat swappen. Misschien vindt je het ook leuk eens bij de DutchSwappers te komen kijken voor swapa binnen NL (zoeken binnen op swapbot of bijv. via mijn profiel). Wie weet tot swaps!!

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