Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 2:56 am


Date Joined: September 16, 2011
Last Online: May 10, 2021
Birthday: June 24, 1975
Country: South Africa
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About Me

Please note - I DO NOT celebrate Halloween!!

1 February 2021 - I am so heartbroken. My remaining furbaby, Murdock, passed away this morning. We had to put him down as he had heart failure and was getting worse. :(

20 March 2017 - I am so heartbroken. My one fur baby, Snoopy died yesterday morning after he was poisoned. :(

SWAPS - I live in South Africa and swaps from here do take a bit longer than 30 days to get to other swappers in other countries. Please take note that mail from South Africa to other parts of the world can take between 6 to 8 weeks to arrive. If it is frustrating for you that it takes so long....imagine how I feel.

RATINGS BY ME - If I haven't rated you it is because I haven't received the swap yet. I always rate when I received the swap! If it was an email swap that you have sent - the reason I haven't rated - because I haven't logged onto my email yet and haven't read the email yet!

RATING ME - Before you give me a 1 rating for not having received a swap from me, PLEASE send me a private message to let me know that you haven't received the swap. I am sure that you would also like to be informed that a swap did not arrive instead of receiving a 1 with no communication. I NEVER HAVE and NEVER WILL flake on a swap!! .

My Instagram https://www.instagram.com/marieantoinettepelser

My full name is Marie-Antoinette (yip like Queen Marie-Antoinette of the French Revolution), but everyone calls me Antoinette.

I'm 45 and live in South Africa in a town Brakpan in the Gauteng Province. I enjoy meeting new penpals from all over the world. I enjoy writing to my Circle of World Wide Friends (penpals). I'm a Christian. I enjoy spending time with my family.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy doing scrapbooking, beading, crocheting, knitting, baking, cooking, postcrossing, writing (stories, petry and letters), listening to music, playing hidden object or mystery computer games, photography and playing with my dog. I also enjoy the colour-in for adults pages and have a few colour-in books that I enjoy as it relaxes me.

Two blankets I crochet.




I collect postcards, bookmarks, stationery, memo paper, note cards, butterflies, dolphins, angels, fairies, books, LPs, CDs, nice pictures or photos, pens, pencils, candles, books, serviettes, fridge magnets and keyrings.

Please don't send me the following:
- nothing gory with blood oozing out everywhere
- nothing vulgar or full of swearing and cursing
- nothing with nudity/porn/erotica
- no Tarot cards or anything relating to it
- no incense or strong smells

I'm not interested in it so keep it for other swappers:

Favorite Music

I enjoy music that won't burst my eardrums. I'm not into rap or jazz.I enjoy classical, instrumental (panflute, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano), 60s, 70s, 80s. I listen to a wide variety of music.

Favorite Books

I love to read. My parents and I go to the library every second week to exchange books. So, as you can see - I get my love for reading from my parents.
Some of my favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, Jodi Picoult, JK Rowling, Stephanie Meyer, CS Lewis, Dan Brown, Dee Henderson, Clive Cussler, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Wilbur Smith, Oscar Wilde, Sidney Sheldon, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Jane Austen, Enid Blyton, Dean Koontz, Nora Robers, James Patterson, Beatrix Potter, David Baldacci, Paulho Coelho, Ian Fleming; Catherine Cookson - and many, many more.
I enjoy fiction, non-fiction, adventure, mystery, detective, Christian
NO vulgar, porn or erotica.

Favorite Television

Murder mysteries, Investigation discovery, CSI - all of them, NCIS, Bones, Nature, Medical Mysteries, Law & Order (All of them).


I like receiving any type of postcard as long as it isn't anything discusting and rude. I don't mind if the postcard are sent in an envelope or stamped and written on - whatever the swap requires.

About swaps

I always send my swaps out. If you haven't received my swap to you, please let me know before rating me. I always go out of my way to make sure that my swaps are sent out in time - if for any reason I cannot sent it out in time, I will let you know - but I WILL send the swap requirements.

When sending me something in a swap - please DO NOT send me anything with naked people on. I am really not interested in it. You can keep that for others.

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I Pledge to Rate

I will rate as soon as I have received your swap. If I haven't rated yet, I haven't received it yet!



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Comment: Hi Marie, thank you for passing on the two postcards. It is so much fun to see Sophie's postcard filled up with stickers, I've had it 2 times before. Thank you for the fun sticker sheet! ♥
Comment: Thanks so much!! It made it to me, and I'll pass it along. Thanks! <3 Al
NRGordon rated for Quiz on a card - Anagrams on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and fun anagrams. For some reason, I had trouble getting 'south'. Must be my post-coved fog-brain.
Comment: Hello Marie-Antoinette! Thank you very much for your amazing South Africa PC! I absolutely love it, I've never gotten mail from South Africa before! Thank you again!! :)
Response: Thank you for rating
Bookaunt rated for Favorite Read on Mar 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the post card with the list of your books.
Response: I am so glad that it arrived safely.
Ashzaller rated for Private Swap for 15 questions on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: This finally got here today!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the amazing postcards too ! Let me know if you wanna do another challenge :)
Response: At long last. I am so grateful that it arrived safely. Glad you like the postcards.
Murras01 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great post. Yours is also the first mail I've ever received from South Africa! The stamp is pretty & the message you sent along (always my favorite part) was great. Thanks again & I wish you all the best!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am so glad that it arrived safely. With this pandemic mail seem to be MUCH slower.
Comment: Hi Marie-Antoinette - Thanks for the chocolate box chunk! Wow, it took a long journey but I'm so grateful it arrived. Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am so glad that it arrived safely.
Comment: Thank you for 2 post cards and some stickers as extra. Enjoyed reading your letter. I will add to it and send it on round 8. Best wishes for 2021. Today was historic here in the USA since it was the inauguration of President Biden and Kamala Harris as our 1st woman Vice President. I am extremely happy and excited for America's future.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I am so happy that the letter arrived safely. I'm wishing you all the best for the new year.
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: I was so happy to receive this chunk of Christmas from South Africa. I flew into Johannesburg, stayed the night at a lovely B&B before flying to Capetown, spent 3 weeks traveling through the garden route to Durbin. Beautiful country. I have a friend who lives in Betty’s Bay. Thank you! Your address brought back fond memories!
Response: I am so glad it arrived safely. Thank for telling me about your trip to South Africa. Thank you for the heart
sleepykitty rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful chunk! I appreciate your note and decorations. :) Happy new year!
Response: I am so glad that it arrived safely. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I love your pick of song that will remind you of 2020.
Response: Thank you. Happy New Year to you!
Comment: I loved reading about your year :) Thank you for sharing your thoughts. And I'm happy you have such healthy parents - and wool ;D
Response: Thank you. Happy New Year to you!
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Christmas_Card_2019 on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Antoinette for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! It finally arrived on 4-7-20. Mail between Africa and the USA always travels slow. I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous card. It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Wow! You sent a unopened bag Woodland Stories Embellishment from Little Birdie and four blank adult coloring Christian pray cards! I could hug you right now, you know that? This was such a personal and thoughtful gift.I LOVE it! You spoil me! I am definitely going to write you back! Sending you a gazillion hearts! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
denisedecker58 rated for A to Z Books on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great list of books! I enjoyed reading through your selections!
Comment: Thanks.
Comment: Received the cards! Thank you so much! Will pass along.

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myancey on Jul 23, 2019:

not really sure when u sent the rhino pc for pc roulette cause its been awhile since i hosted one of these and it has no postmark. i love the african facts & the fact that it really has no postmarks on it. thanks so much.

CurlyTea on Jun 26, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

satinification on Jan 15, 2019:

Hello Marie-Antoinette! Thank you for choosing me for you additional partner in Postcard Roulette swap. I received the postcard with Black Rhinoceros from you today. That was a long way :) Thank you again and HAPPY 2019! ~ Agnieszka

myancey on Jan 10, 2019:

Thank u for the unassigned pc u sent for pc roulette. I love it. It's super cute.

Apelser on Nov 4, 2018:

Note to self:


CurlyTea on Jun 25, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Lady on Aug 3, 2017:

Your glorious 3D gear-y rhinoceros from the PnS forum WTA arrived today. Looks in perfect shape. Thank you

Babsmomof5 on May 15, 2017:

Thank you so much for the beautiful PC you made for me for the WTA in the PNS group. It arrived to brighten my day today!

WicKeDGlitTEr on May 12, 2017:

Thank you for the great WTA Joy of Penpalling Happy Mail! I love the dress stationary and the owl notecard. So cute!

TereDiane1954 on Mar 27, 2017:

Dear friend, thank you for the beautiful birthday card you sent me! It was a lovely surprise. Hugs to you♥

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