Date Joined: January 26, 2013
Last Online: March 28, 2023
Birthday: February 8, 1974
my Postcrossing profile
Hello my name is Monique. I’m living in the Netherlands. No, I don’t live in a windmill and I don’t wear wooden shoes. I live in a small but cosy house, together with my small family: 1 husband, 1 daughter and 2 dogs. I’m a trouser girl wearing lace boots. And yes, my great-grandmother was wearing dutch traditional clothing.
My favourite ways to spend my time are... 1. just sit down with a warm cup of tea in my hands. A moment to do nothing at all! 2. sitting at the kitchentable, sending mail. 3. go shopping in a second hand store.
What’s there more to say about me? Love to have kids around, but also love the quiet moments. Reading Warrior Cats while reading a thriller at the same time. Love to watch Angela Lansburry in Murder she wrote, or Tom Selleck in Magnum! Try new recipes on a regular basis and eating vegetarian lot’s of times.
I love drinking tea! At the moment my favorite tea is Forrest Fruit, because of the delicious smell. Other favorites are tea with vanilla, lavender,cinnamon, peach, honey or rooibos. But I like to receive any beautiful, delicious or weird tasting tea :-) Peach teas are hard to get in the Netherlands, so those are extra welcome :-)
I don't have a preference for completely sealed, just wrapped in paper or loose tea. (My grilfriend penpal collects teabags and teatags. So please keep the teabags intact, so I can make her happy.)
My favorite place to drink tea with this cold weather outside, is at the couch with a cozy blanket around my legs and a warm dog at my side :-)
But we also have our family “special tea moments”, together at the kitchen table, trying the foreign teas you send me.
I love recycled postcards. Do you know a way to use a fully written postcard for the second time? Or what else can you use for postcard? Surprise me :-) Cardboard postcards are cool! Please make a little drawing at the back.
Don't know what to write? Please, write something about your Grandma, the book you are reading or your favorite pizza. Do you have nice neighbours? Which sock is first in the morning? The one on your left foot, or the one on your right? ... You can write about anything :-)
I love envelopes. It feels like a mailbox present. What's in it??? You can always send an envelope! Even when the swap says naked... feel free to use an envelope :-)
I open the envelopes together with my daughter. We love to know your country in a fun and inexpensive way: please add a trainticket, a little coin, some used stamps, a teabag or anything fun & flat you can think of :-)
Polka dots, bright colors, illustrations, Red Riding Hood, old people, chickens, children’s books, tea, owls, glasses, insects, rabbits, bears, maps, knitting... there’s a lot that makes me happy. But I will love any postcard.
I think it’s not about the front, but all about the back of the postcard. The postcard that is full with writings, drawings, useless facts, stories about you, colors, stickers, washi and lots of stamps... those are the most beautiful ones!
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Your 3rd and 4th letter from the tea lovers swap arrived - they are soooo super cool! :) Thank you for the teas and the cute creativity you put into the letters, they are simply adorable! :) <3
Thanks for the fun envelope covered with and full of Harry Potter goodies.(you were assigned to me as partner for recycled junk envelopes.)
Thank you for hosting "tea two one go!" This was really a nice and fun swap!!
Heel erg bedankt! Vond t leuk om de swap te doen en heb ook een erg leuke swap ontvangen.
Liefs van Ivy
Hello thank you so much for envelope full of teabags you make me verry happy!!! Thank you again :)
You are the sweetest! Your surprise letter arrived in the post today!! I knew I wasn't expecting anything, so had no idea what it was. It kept me guessing all day as I didn't have time to open it before I left the house. What a lovely surprise, it really made me smile! Thank you times a million! I love the envelope, especially the gnome speech bubble!! :D Anyway thank you again for the wonderful surprise, I will definitely be putting the priority labels to use! â™¥â™¥â™¥
Wat een feest weer in de brievenbus vond je grijs pakketje heel erg leuk ja wij drinken die thee ook graag. Kijk weer uit naar je laatste post. Groetjes Renate
I just rated you for the awesome card you sent me for the Chunk O Cardboard International Dec '13 swap,... I just wanted to add that if you'd like I'd love to send you something in return. For you and your daughter. I am so happy with what you have sent me, and would love to return the favor. Message me if you'd like, and I'll send something out for you! <3
HI Monique, you made me smile and laugh out loud today, when I found your tiny envelope in my mailbox! Ahah, it's fantastic, I have never received anything like that! And I'm actually quite surprised the mailman hasn't lost it ;-) Thanks a million!!!
Hi! This is just a friendly reminder that the sending deadline for the swap "Handmade envies made of vintage childrenbooks #2" is today. Have a nice day, best wishes, Betty (host)
Hi dear! Sorry I had missed your comment on my "Tea for every day" swap, I have just read it! Of course, I'd be delighted to set up a private swap between the two of us, I've got plenty of new teas and I'd be happy to share them with you and your family! What about a private "Teas for September" swap (30 different teas)? With a swap deadline around August 24th, there should be enough time to prepare the swap and also to receive it before September, what do you think? :-)