Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:31 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: August 2, 2020
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 near Rotterdam, with my husband and our young adult son (studying at Erasmus University in Rotterdam). Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place to study in Zwolle at Artez (there she can spread out her creativity), 2 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. We let him go 5 years later. 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, K-pop music, 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

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


RNRISLOVE rated for Tea For Thee # 58 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you ever so much for everything you sent. Teas smell real good. Loved your pretty bird envelope.
watercolorgirl rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #97 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: What a unique post card to add to and send it home.
AnnKate rated for Tea For Thee # 55 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Loved your card and the closure on the envelope was Genius. Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I sent you a message too, Happy swapping!
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart.
elflady rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #96 on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for working on this postcard and posting to me . I love the tulips you have drawn and coloured and also the history you wrote on the card. Thanks also for the extras and the handmade envelope. Take care. elflady
Response: I am só glad I always take pictures of all the swaps I send. Now I remmeber the card again;-) Thanks for the rating ánd the heart. Please, stay safe. And enjoy this swap. It makes fun!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for NS: Teamwork PC #30 on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Dankjewel Jose, ik ga ermee aan de slag!
Response: Graag gedaan weer. Blijft toch zó leuk deze rondes.
Comment: so sorry for late rating. Thank you
Response: Well, let's say "better late than never rated" Stay safe!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Pass and Paste #75 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Looking good. I will send home soon.
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy the last round.
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP: 4 PC's of People on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: All great choices, thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart. See you next time!
AromaAlchemist rated for Tea For Thee # 54 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely package. Beautiful presentation! I can't wait to try the teas.
Response: Thanks for the heart and rating!
Shion rated for Tea For Thee # 53 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: I loved your letter and had so much fun with the tea. My father is Dutch. When I told him about the tea you gave me he was amazed. The mailing where i live too is also very slow. Thank you so much💕
Response: Thanks for rating ánd of course the heart!
ktk8 rated for Collaboration PC #85 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Hello again my Dutch mail carrier FRIEND. I love what you have done and look forward to adding to it and sending it on...... and thank you so much for the little bag of treasures...... GREAT SWAP!!!! many hearts to you!!!!
Response: Hallo again! Thanks for the heart. I guess we will meet another time!
blubutterfly rated for CHWH ~ Snow PC on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the very late rating! I was going through a pile of papers and found this card stuck to a seed catalog! It's a lovely postcard and I figured out the "lantern" mystery!! The lump of snow that is sitting just in front of the person is a snow lantern! They are built using stacked balls of snow around a light source, usually a candle. That artist has a whole series of this style of image that all have a snow lantern in the picture. Fun to check it out! Thank-you:)
Response: Thanks for rating and the heart. I really have no idea what I sent. ;-) Is it possible to send me a picture? I always make pictures, but my laptop crashed a coupe of months ago......
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC #29 on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Leuke techniek heb je gebruikt op de gelly plate. Bedankt voor de (ahum Amsterdamse) kaart ;-)
Response: Ik moest even denken: een "ahum Amsterdamse kaart". Gelukkig had ik nog een foto gemaakt. Ooit een doosje met kaarten gekocht voor het buitenland. Heel leuk, maar kost een postzegel extra. Succes in de volgende ronde en dank voor het hartje!
MSKcat rated for Small Tea Swap #4 on Jul 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and the buttons! I will have to find something to make with the buttons- I love orange! It's cool that your daughter has been to Korea several times!
Response: Enjoy the teas ánd the buttons. I think, when my daughter saves some money again, she will return to Korea again. Maybe I will join here, I am very curious about the cities, the shops, the way of life!
elflady rated for Pass and Paste #74 on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for posting to me. I liked the washy tape. This was sure easy. elflady
Response: So glad I always take pictures of the outgoing swaps. Otherwise I didn't remember what I sent. Enjoy the last round! Thanks for the heart
benny rated for SiE: ✨ Washi and tea 🍵 June on Jun 28, 2020
Comment: thank you! You picked awesome teas for me!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and stay safe!
WoodlandBanshee rated for HD/HP Pass and Paste #95 on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card to work on. I will pass it on soon. I just adore the gold papers you added! So, so beautiful! I am really excited to use them soon.
Response: Thanks for the heart, enjoy the papers.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Collaboration PC #84 on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Got it! I will send it on next round. Take care
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thank you José, I loved your postcard! Such detail in her dress. Also I appreciate you taking the trouble to find me something from my wishlist. I wish you all the best and good luck!
Response: You're welcome! I always read my partners profile and try to search for something matching. Thanks for rating ánd the heart!

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Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

Wow! Thanks so much for your cool mail art! You really know how to use supplies! It was so unique, and I love your envelope too!

wolfeagle on Mar 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for working on the rainy/snowy pass and paste with the cat/umbrella and snowman.

WoodlandBanshee on Jan 14, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Collaboration postcard! (#78). It turned out super awesome. One of my favourites so far!

watercolorgirl on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you for sending my Pass and Paste post card home. I love your art and the little girl you drew . Great job and thank you again. Happy 2020 and happy swapping in 2020.

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 :)

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