Swap-bot Time: July 24, 2021 7:13 am


Date Joined: October 6, 2009
Last Online: April 30, 2021
Birthday: September 10, 1986
Country: Netherlands

About Me

Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Christmas Advent Calendar Swaps and sent me gifts! It made my December so much better, thanks to everyone!!

Due to Covid-19 the mail seems to be sloooow... please contact me if you have any questions!

Likes - in a nutshell

Books. Old libraries. Bookshops. Starbucks. Photography. Vintage stores. Thriftstores. Markets. Concerts. Festivals. Chocolate. Restaurants. Coffee. Traveling. Berlin. Paris. London. Music. Movies. Swapping. Snail mail. Black & White. Sleeping. Drinking Tea. Small lunchrooms. Totebags. Love. My boyfriend. Animals. Roadtrips. Nature. Hiking. Water (river, sea, lakes). Mountains. Rainbows. Rammstein. Hardrock. Metal. Reggae. Candles. GTA5. Plants.


  • Address labels with my address on it (that I can stick on envelopes)
  • Amigurumi pug (Big wish! Who can make it for me?)
  • Anything Amnesty International
  • Anything useful or nice related to Iceland / Ireland / Russia / Aruba / Canada
  • Anything useful or nice with feathers, swallows, travel/love quotes, Eiffel towers, foxes, shrimps, hummingbirds, squirrels, doves, globes or pugs on it
  • Anything nice or useful with my name on it (Colinde)
  • Bar towel from your country, or famous or local beer brand
  • Bath & Body Works products
  • CD's you recommend me, something unusual, different, or something you think I will like (2nd hand is fine but without scratches)
  • Chocolate (milk for me; white for my boyfriend)
  • City maps / subway maps / touristy
  • Guinness related goodies
  • Interesting books/magazines about your country (in English please)
  • Leather bracelet
  • Luggage tag with map print or travel-related quote
  • Pug related stuff!!!
  • Rammstein related stuff (no magazine clippings or posters please but all kind of acessories are welcome!)
  • Sephora anything
  • Souvenir pens (no pencils please)
  • Smoking gear (any nice / artsy / touristic lighters, rolling papers, or ashtrays, you make me very very happy!)
  • Starbucks (anything! I love the instant (VIA) coffee)
  • Something related to Street art like books, zines and stickers (also homemade)
  • Something totally weird that you think I wil like
  • Something useful that has the letter C on it
  • Travelguides (written in English please; 2nd hands is fine)
  • Vintage (esp. bracelets, necklaces, handbags, beautybags, totebags, scarfs, and so on and so on. If needed, please ask my size)
  • Wax melts / wax bars (Christmas smells, cake smells, Lush dupes, nature smells. Yankee candle and Goose Creek are my fav but I love to try anything new)


I tried to make my wishlist as big as possible, to give you the best idea of my likes and dislikes. Hope it helps you. If not, please send me a message :) Again: second hand mostly is fine, but it has to be in good condition. Don't send trash.

Please do NOT send: little money wallets, paperclips, pencils, erasers, as I have plenty already and don't need them so much. Thanks for understanding!


Black, cognac brown, rusty brown,mustard yellow, dark forest green and red are my favorites.

For in my house I like red and silver/metal colored thingies. Socks are welcome in all different happy colors and prints! I'm a colorful person!

DISLIKES: I don't like beige and I also don't like things with lots of glitter on it. Gold is okay but I'm more a silver person. Also no rhinestones please, no fake diamonds, no 'bling bling' at all, since I simply don't like it.

Food, candy, chocolate, snacks

I really like: Snacks, candy and chocolate especially from your country, chocolate (milk, white, 'weird tastes', with nuts, with fruits, with alcohol, with mint), something you really recommend me, things with strawberry or lemon (not too sour) flavour, Japanese candies (those sticks in different flavours, and I loooove the Milky candy), chocolate from Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, Mozart Kugeln, the green Aero chocolate from the UK, cookies, cookies with chocolate, crisps, anything with nuts, chocolate with sea salt. Surprise me with something you'd recommend me. I'm willing to try (almost) anything.

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger. Not at all. Also the green tea / matcha thing is something I don't like.

Hot beverages

I'm a big lover of coffee, latte machiato, cappuchino, hot chocolate, tea, chai tea, and coffee with special flavours. I'd love to try all kind of coffees and hot chocolates from all over the world. Every taste is welcome, also weird ones. I'm already excited yet!

Also those special sirups to put in the coffee are welcome. I'd like to try something new! I also love anything Starbucks.

Tea (please only send for tea-swaps!)

When it comes to tea, I especially like Rooibos and English Breakfast. Autumn teas and winter teas are lovely; I like it spicy (cinnamon and other spices). Please don't send me Pickwick tea because that's available on every corner of the street here :) Feel free to send me loose tea as well (but be sure you pack it very well).

DISLIKES: I don't like: ginger, tea with 'smokey' flavours, blueberries, blackberries, tea with a sour flavour (if it's sour, I probably don't like it), jasmine, lavender tea.

Bath, body, beauty

I'm a big lover of Lush, The Body Shop, Bath and Body works, and Sephora products but I love to try anything new that is just as good. I like lipbalm (without color/tint or softly pink glossy) and black mascara (I prefer mineral or vegan make-up, or at least not tested on animals). I like to try new perfumes / scents so be welcome to send me these. Body-scrubs and facemasks are also welcome. But, only good quality stuff please :-) . I'm a lover of nailpolish as well, but please no glitters or childish stuff.

Big big wish: can anyone please send me the Bath & Body Works lipbalm over night treatment? you'd make me SO happy!!!

DISLIKES: But, please DON'T SEND ME: Lipstick; I never wear it. Please also no powders, no blush, no concealer, no bronzer, no foundation, no eyeshadows; nothing of that at all. Especially nothing with glitters. I might be picky, but it would be a pity if you send me things that I cannot use, isn't it?

Thanks for understanding!!

Last but not least...

People should treat other people as they wish to be treated themselves; also on Swapbot ;-) I'm absolutely not a flaker. If you haven't received something from me, then please let me know, so I can (try to) fix it.

I never rate 1 or 3 without sending a message first. I hope you will do the same. I also rate my swaps as soon as I receive them.



Comment: Thank you for the cute Easter swap - the bunnies are so cute! :) Happy Easter!
Comment: Dank je wel voor je super leuke doosje vol verassingen en je lieve woorden over het origaniseren van swaps. Dat doe ik met heel veel plezier. Zo heerlijk om weer leuke stuffers te verzamelen. Leuk dat je mee deed in deze swap ☺β™₯
Comment: Hello, THANKYOU for the lovely envelope, card, key ring and stickers!
Comment: Colinde, thank you so much for the thoughtful Easter card! The bunny stickers are adorable! I hope you have a happy and safe Easter! πŸ₯°
Fabriqueen rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Dixi is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her with me. My cat Sugar would also let you know her moods with her teeth and claws. We lost her on Jan. 29 but I still have a scar to remember her by. When she said "Don't mess with me" she meant it. LOL! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
minajapan rated for CS: Forward a item/gift 🎁 on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Hello, Thank you for wrapped in pretty paper. I will try to find something that can be used. I hope you have a wonderful day. -Mina :)
Comment: Thank you for showing and telling about your beautiful Dixi. Love the black and white kitties. We had several over the years.
Pei04 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing info and photos of your cat. She's such a cutie! One of my cats is a thief too, as soon as I have something to eat... she's there trying to take it :) Pet Dixi from me and my fur babies! <3
JossieAyame rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I enjoyed reading about your kitty and seeing the photos <3
ashanti2106 rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing Dixi, she's beautiful!
reauk rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Aww I loved reading about madam Dixie It’s funny how jealous our fur babies are and feathered babies πŸ‘Ά Thanks again for joining us in the group swap hope to see you and Dixie in more swaps Take care stay safe Andrea πŸˆβ€β¬›πŸ˜ƒ
ericabella rated for CS: Show Me Your Cat 🐈 on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Dixi is so cute! I hope you have a great day. Happy swapping!
Meisje rated for CS: show use your Christmas tree on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Prachtige boom in het rood. En dat gingerbread poppetje heb ik ook! Das toch wel echt kerst β™₯ Dank je voor het opnieuw sturen
Response: Hai! Oh wat balen, want ik heb hem wel degelijk gestuurd :-o En ik had ook geen 'onbestelbaar retour' mail gehad dus het mailadres klopte wel :( Wat lief dat je toch een 5 rating geeft <3 Verder gaat het z'n gangetje wel; toevallig afgelopen weekend mijn boom opgeruimd haha. Ik ga nog een keer een poging doen om je de mail te versturen :) Lieve groetjes
MGiulia rated for UKEX Christmas chocolate swap on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Colinde! Thank you so much for your nice envie.πŸ’Œ I do really love it, in particular how you have wrapped all the chocolate goodies 🍫❀️🎁 I put all the small presents on our xmas table as decoration and it was really nice to open them on Xmas Day!! My husband love the chocolate marshmallow ginger cookie lollipop. And I like the Kit Kat Santa Klaus πŸŽ…πŸ«. You make us both extremely happy πŸ₯°
Response: You are sooooo welcome :-D Glad I made you happy! Best wishes and all the best for 2021!! <3
Comment: Got your swap, but only got one , i received it ripped from the bottom. Not ur fault tho, it’s prolly due to the transport. Thank you for the gift!
Response: Oh nooo I'm so sorry to hear that :( I thought I wrapped it carefully... Glad you liked the gift you got... I am currently very busy with work (finding a new job) but I will make a note that I send you a small gift next weekend to make it up! xox
Comment: Dear Colinde, thank you so much for your lovely advents gifts. I love what you chose for me and they brought some extra joy to my advent season <3 I'm also so happy that I sent you a perfect gift in the other swap :-) I wish you a happy New Year and stay safe and healthy. I also wish you to find another job you like soon <3
Catt007 rated for Christmas advent calendar day 17+18 on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts, they arrived yesterday so I have opened them. I love the notebook it's gorgeous, thank you so much. The stickers are fab. It made my day. Thank you and have a lovely Christmas. πŸ˜€ πŸŽ„
Comment: Thank you for sharing your Christmas decorations. I love all the red! My family also often buys ornaments on trips. I love having ornaments with good memories attached to them.
Loreta rated for CS: show use your Christmas tree on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous Christmas tree. Looks super cozy and classy. Thank you for sharing.
elinor rated for Christmas advent calendar day 15+16 on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the exciting looking advent gifts, just in time for the start of advent :)

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Meisje on Mar 30, 2021:

Happy Easter


Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯




Tanika on Mar 14, 2016:

Hartelijk dank voor jouw kaartje. Mooie tekening van het kattenduo :-)

RAGANA on Dec 16, 2014:

Santa brings you a gift/Ra26 Thank you for your present! Happy holidays!

biasbabe on Dec 30, 2013:


Welcome to the Group

daddysgirl1987 on Dec 13, 2013:

wow het pakketje is nice!!!! wil alles voelen en aanrakken en open maken!!! Hopelijk ben je blij met mijn goodie kerstbox!!! x

Naeco on Apr 27, 2012:

Thanks for joining my tea swap! [:

glefse on Feb 14, 2011:

A whole bunch of candy is in the mail, on its way to you :)

  • Katrine (Candy Swap International ^^)
brighid82 on Feb 1, 2011:

Your Postcard pen pal swap is on the way :)

<3 Shanell

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