Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2021 5:16 pm


Date Joined: November 8, 2010
Last Online: July 22, 2021
Birthday: April 7, 1971
Country: New Zealand
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About Me

I have been away from Swapbot for over a year now. Crazy times at the moment, the world needs more happy mail.

I have moved to a new house, but at the moment I am having my mail sent to the work PO address as the postal service is running behind due to the lockdown and the lack of international flights bringing and taking mail. I would love to start swapping right away, but I honestly dont know how long the mail will take to get to overseas.

Now onto the serious stuff:

Hello my name is Cindy and I am addicted to postcards.

I am in my 40s. I moved to New Zealand 13 years ago from South Africa with my now hubby Dominick, we married on 20st April 2011. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis, which he manages very well (fingers crossed). We have no children by choice. We have a male cat called Kwali and as from 2 Dec 2016 a little black female cat I have named Poppy. I don't smoke or drink alcohol (just don't have a taste for either). I try to eat healthy, eg: gluten free, sugar free, preservativefree. But when the body needs chocolate who can say no.

I also love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. And I enjoy getting into good Victorian era murder mysteries. As well as Agatha Christie and that era. good old fashioned stuff.

Spring is my favourite time of the year, just between the cold of winter and the heat of summer, where all the pretty flowers start to bloom and baby animals are being born.

I love tea, black being my favourite, Especially Earl Grey. I dont drink Camomile, for some reason it gives me stomach cramps when I drink it. I LOVE cinnemon!

My favourite movies / tv are: Equilibrium, Avatar, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Appleseed, Witchblade (the anime version), Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit, Kungfu Panda, Pirates of the Carribean series, Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix Trilogy, all the Riddick's, Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries, Midsommer Murders, Ancient Aliens, Downton Abbey, Poirot, Miss Marple, Vera..... just to name a few.

Im a bit of a Harry Potter fan, I have all the books and one day hope to have extended versions of the movies on DVD and to also go visit Harry Potter world (either UK or US I don't mind).

My favourite colours are: Dark blues, dark purples, dark pinks, dark greens, reds and black.

I would love to do private PC swaps and am always looking for postcard pals.

I like to host swaps, should you not receive your swap from your partner even after you may have managed to get hold of them for a resend, I will happily Angel just let me know.

Favourite Stuff

I am a HUGE Star Wars fan.

I love good old fashioned murder mysteries and period dramas.

Bumblebees and bees and ladybugs. Im always rescuing bumblebees and bees in the garden with sugar water.



Belly dancing, I haven't done it for years, but I would still love to someday.

Dita Von Teese or any Burlesque for that matter.

Deftones is my most favourite favourite band.

I love kung fu movies, I have seen so many that I love that it would take forever to list them.



I dont like receiving PCs that are a cut out from a cereal box or some other random thing. I only send out store bought PCs so I kind of expect to receive store bought or very nicely hand made/art PCs. I will give a 3 if I get a PC cut out from some random box you got out of your kitchen cupboard.

I do not mind handmade, but only if the swap allows them.

I am not religeous, so please don't sent me religeous or spiritual stuff.

PCs Im looking for

I prefer my postcards sent stamped and naked, or naked and stamped (that is sent not in an envelope). I have this thing that a postcard is not complete unless it has been written on.

I have decided to collect a postcard of each an every animal in the world. A momentous task you say! Yes it is! Challenge accepted :)

I am looking for the following (I will update this list regularly), I have a folder with all my animail postcards in the "My collections" link at the top of the page here, just in case you want to double check what I have, or just out of curiosity. I will update it regularly.

Here is what I am looking for:

Bats, yes the flying kind.




Andean Cat

Clouded leopard

Siberian tiger

Bat-eared Fox

Indian or Benghal Fox

March Hare

Sun Bear


Rock hyrax

Tiger or Bull Shark (depending on where you are in the world)

Hammerhead shark

Any dolphin except common dolphin.

Comic book covers


City View PCs with the name on the front.

Country postcards

Map postcards

Princess Diana

Kate Middleton

Space or science fiction


Ancient Egyptians

Erupting volcanoes

Dramatic weather scenes

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Star Trek

Star Wars

Halloween (we don't get any Halloween stuff here in NZ)

Goth or Gothic scenes



Dracula / Vampires (but the scary ones- please NOT Edward, or True Blood, I like the old school vampires)

Vintage comics / movies like Bride of Frankenstein and Vampirella

Crop Circles

Froy & Dind (I received one in a tag and I absolutely love it!)


Postcard with cut-outs

Eugen Hartung - see below


Comment: Thank you so much for your cute bird postcard, Cindy - and for hosting this cool swap:-) I also think it looks like the one sparrow is trying to shut up the other one. This is my first postcard from New Zealand, and I'm very happy. It made my day a lot brighter:-) Thank you <3
Response: You are very welcome :)
Comment: Thank you very much Cindy for the super A is for Aurora postcard. That is on my list of things to see too. I love the QEll postage stamps also :)
mejulia rated for City Skyline Postcard on May 27, 2021
Comment: Beautiful postcard, thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard! I love the matching stamps!
manders2280 rated for Transportation Postcard on May 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful tram postcard. Maybe, just maybe, someday I'll visit and ride on one.
Comment: Thanks for the great card and stamps! I hope you get the animal card I sent you in Feb,
thelocalman rated for Animal Postcard on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and cute note. They do look like boulders haha!
Murras01 rated for Valentine’s Day Postcard 2021 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I think our husbands could be ‘long lost twins’ lol. Hope you had a great day & best wishes to you.
ayahsantos rated for Winter Postcard on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Take Care always!
Mamamoose rated for PTG: Christmas PC Swap #2 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: It took quite a while, but today your lovely Christmas card arrived! :) Thank you so much!
Caithness rated for PTG: Christmas postcard #1 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Hi Cindy, your Christmas postcard arrived today, it has had a long journey. Thank you so much. A Good New Year to you!
AzEkologi rated for Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: This came today (finally - gotta love the postal system during the holidays)! Thank you for such a great PC, I love the vintage Santa delivering via taxi...so cool! I hope that you've had a wonderful holiday season and welcome the New Year! Best, Rick
Comment: I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for the Kiwi card, I love it
banjobraids rated for PTG: Christmas PC Swap #3 on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful card! I hope you got all your Christmas stuff done and are all ready to relax and enjoy! Merry Christmas!! :):):)
Comment: It made it just in time! Thank you for such fun "flat goodies" -- this stuff has such a Kiwi vibe and I love it!
Comment: Ciao, thanks for the envelope with the beautiful stamps, the beautiful ticket and the little presents :) I like them very much!
kydestar rated for City Skyline Postcard on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Cindy, THANKS for the brilliant postcard of Durban. Quite a coincidence but I'm from South Africa as well (born & grew up in Port Shepstone, I've lived in Pretoria, Durban and Margate). I travel back every few years to see my Mom and family. SO receiving your PC totally made me smile! Take care.
Comment: Thanks so much for everything!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and treats:) Those mini cards are too cute! Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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Soph on Dec 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for your cute Christmas postcard with matching Christmas stamp. (PTG - private swap)

Soph on Nov 6, 2020:

Your lovely Halloween postcard arrived safely. Thank you so much! (PTG - private swap)

susieq11 on Oct 22, 2020:

Sending you a letter tomorrow!!! : D

itsnobody on Nov 7, 2018:

Hey, I got your resend of the naked postcard-tag. The postcard is very beautiful , I love it. Thank you for resending, I'm sorry the previous one got lost :(

denimblu14 on Jul 7, 2018:

Thank you very much Cindy for the great selection of WTA PTG postcards, I love the Royal Wedding postage stamp :)

shirleyinCA on Jul 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the royal wedding stamp and Dunedin train station and Sydney opera house cards! Love them all - and also the cool royal guard note card!

user6937 on Jun 21, 2018:

PTG WTA - May: Your postcards have arrived - thanks very much for sending MAP pc's (my favourite theme)!

simcoe54 on May 31, 2018:

New Zealand vintage postcards RAK -- Thanks for all the vintage NZ postcards which are perfect for my collection.

Drachenfrau on May 22, 2018:

Thank you bunches for the New Zealand postcards, Cindy!!! :-*

denimblu14 on Apr 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday, I hope that you have had a lovely day ☺

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