Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2019 8:41 am


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: December 6, 1958
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Fridaynight, saturday and sunday: days to be creative and get my postcards and envelopes to the mailbox, so my collegues can empty them on sunday evening. Since 1 January 2014 they don't do that anymore, monday is the first occasion. So, my date of sending shown at the swap doesn't have to be the real one....... I mark it as sent when the swap is finished, otherwise I'll forget it ;-)

I live in The Netherlands, near Rotterdam, with my husband, 1 young adult son and 1 cat. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle, "at the other side of the country", 1,5 hours driving by car (in the Netherlands it is almost "the other side of the country" .......)

In June 2015 we adopted a red/white cat of 13 years old from a shelter. Our very black cat Harry (found on the internet) passed away 3rd October 2017. He was only 10 years old.

I deliver mail 4 days a week, of course by bike!


Together with my daughter I like to drink tea: she likes green tea, I like rooibos. Herbal and black tea are not our favourites, others are more than welcome, surprise us! After drinking I collect the bags for a very dear friend (she has a collection of > 30.000 bags), the labels I send to a Postcrossing/Facebook friend in The Ukraine. Tea can make a lot of people happy!

Favorite Books

At this moment I am staring at my bookshelf: a lot of books of Scandinavian and Icelandic authors.........And in my E-reader: Harry Potter....... Where will I find time to read a book, like in the old days?

For my daughter

My daughter adores Korea: food, lifestyle, music by the band Infinite, everything. So, if you want to please her instead of me (I don't have any problem with that) feel free to send anything or contact me about it.

What I like

  • everything about Scandinavia, Iceland, London, Berlin (but not too touristic)
  • black & white postcards (and also with a little bit of colour)
  • clear stamps
  • rub-ons
  • tea for me (Tazo wild sweet orange, Bercoff Klember Premium Tea and Higher Living very berry are delicious)
  • tea for my daughter (Nordqvist Nippon Green, Basilur White Magic, Pukka Sweet Vanilla Green, any brand of green tea with grapefruit))
  • tea for both of us (Ukrainian Lovare)
  • everything about mail (because of my job)
  • warm colours
  • handmade (surprise me)
  • washi tape
  • chocolate (Finnish/Icelandic with liquorice...mmmm....)
  • showergel/-scrub
  • liquorice
  • I cherish my garden more and more
  • recycling package material
  • seal wax and stamps. Create a single one and send it to me!
  • Gotochi postcards especially mailboxes, I love them!
  • B. Kliban cats
  • German Fritt Kaubonbons

What I dislike

  • religious items, angels
  • grey and beige (it makes me sad)
  • postcards with horses, or with animals with funny hats, glasses, ....
  • very romantic things likes roses and pink
  • herbal and black tea (also with fruit like strawberry and forest fruit), with rice, camomile. I tried chai, but I really don't like it
  • I have a big box filled with sticky notes and stickers: I love them but I don't want more of them


wolfeagle rated for Nesting Doll PC on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I love that you made trash in to art. Happy Holidays.
sarahjf02 rated for Collaboration #77 on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful mail! The Gelly Art on the envelope is beautiful, I love it. The butterflies will be very useful for my journal and paper crafts. Can't wait to add to your postcard and keep it traveling :)
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Teamwork PC #19 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Een mooi blad!! eens kijken wat ik kan gaan toevoegen.... En wat een gave envelop!! Die ga ik zeker nog eens gebruiken voor een opdracht!! haha
Response: Graag gedaan, veel plezier met toevoegen en dank je voor het hartje!
Comment: I've received your traveling postcard and will send it off next round! Thanks for the extra one as well.
Response: You're welcome, they arrived just in time for the next round. Have a nice evening!
susieq11 rated for CPG Travel Postcard - Global on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Vilnius postcard! I would love to go to Lithuania. I’ll bet there has been a lot of change even in just a few years. I hope you’ll be able to go back! Thank you again!! : )
LinSoles rated for ☆ TEA TIME #11 ☆ on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the tea swap.
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #12 on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Met een kleine vertraging van postnl ;) dan nu toch de swap binnen! Ik heb het papierblok inderdaad zelf ook - misschien kwam daar je verwarring vandaan, maar dan weet je iig dat ik het leuk papier vind! Dank voor de leuke swap en goodies José, en tot de volgende! :)
mjhaertling rated for Collaboration #76 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Wow! A new card to work on. So many possibilities....and I want to mail it tomorrow. Not much time to think about it. The envelope you sent the card in is so pretty. Thanks.
MuggleMom rated for Tea For Thee # 22 on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Jose, I received my happy mail today and I love the extra special packaging. It really made my day and I can't wait to try the tea's. Thank you so much!!
Tamawi rated for Pass and Paste #66 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard. I'll be happy to add to it!
Response: You're welcome. My first one for this series and só curious about the end result!
hispanka77 rated for Tea advent calendar #3 on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the advent teas and the extra! )) And Merry Christmas :)
efjellro rated for Tea advent calendar #3 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much, I look forward to open them!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #18 on Nov 13, 2019
Comment: Twee kaartjes, een versierde envelop en een briefje! Leuk gedaan weer José, ik kende dat gelliplate (?) nog helemaal niet maar ik ga het eens opzoeken. Dankjewel!
Response: Graag gedaan. Met de Gelli plate voel je je net een klein kind: "kliederen met verf". Ik heb inmiddels de originele besteld............
McAnaraks rated for Collaged Landscape on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Clever and effective collage of lavender fields in France, and it even smells of lavender!
Response: With a little help from IKEA ;-) And I think you smell the tree, it's from a bag of potpourri...........
wittmert rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - L on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great scattergories answers!
Response: You're welcome and thank for rating ánd the heart!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #11 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Hoi Jose, Ondanks dat alles nieuw voor je was aan deze opdracht, is het je goed gelukt. Mooi met die herfst kleuren en bladeren!!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #17 on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik voeg iets toe en stuur hem verder.
Comment: Thank you! Great postcards!
roosje rated for NS: YouTube Crafts #10 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Ha José, gelukt: gisteren jouw swap ontvangen! Heel erg bedankt voor de 'ruffles', mooie mix van kleuren en materialen. Daar kan ik wel wat mee!
Response: Leuk te horen. Is wel een gefriemel om te doen maar goed te gebruiken voor bijv. verjaardagskaarten. Dank voor je hartje!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC #16 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Sorry voor deze late rating, ik ben met een aan de slag gegaan en moest nu ik aan de volgende ronde wilde beginnen even ernstig mijn hersenen laten kraken om te herinneren of ik deze al had gehad. Maar dit was die met het blauwe hartje en de letters 'De' als ik me niet vergis
Response: Ja, klopt! Ik moet ook altijd goed nadenken met verschillende rondes. Soms ontvang je er eentje eerder dan 1 voor de volgende ronde. Ik zit dan apatisch te staren naar mijn overzicht...........

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


roosje on Oct 20, 2016:

Wow, wat een super leuke verrassing! Heel erg bedankt voor de Berlijn souvenirs, ik ben er heel blij mee! Hier kan ik je niet voor raten, maar je hebt mijn hart wel geraakt!

ContraryHousewife on Aug 8, 2016:

Happy International Cat Day!


ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


NaomiRisa on Oct 15, 2015:

Hi, It's me again :) Do you still collect empty tea bags and tea tags? I have some for swap! Hope to hear from you. Cheers :)

Xira on Jul 29, 2015:

Ja, doe ik ook, foto's maken. Anders weet ik het echt niet meer😄

Les4Saison on Apr 8, 2015:

I'll answer here, cause I can't responde in the rating section ^^ Jeah it arrived in great condition!! If my letter is damaged or something happened with the pockets, do not hesitate to tell me!

p.s. I loooooooove the Syringa sticker!!!!! It's my favourite flower plant ❤ flieder

mariadastrouxas on Dec 15, 2014:

Hello! Join the empty Tea Bags RAK : http://www.swap-bot.com/forums/topic/124917


NaomiRisa on Nov 25, 2014:

Do you still collect empty tea bags and tea tags? I have some for swap! Hope to hear from you.

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