Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 10:19 pm


Date Joined: October 7, 2011
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: March 15
Country: Netherlands
Postcard collection and swap albums

About Me

I am proud of my ♦️1000♦️ 5 ratings. I always send my swaps so when not received please contact me before rating. I'm happy to re-send

I'm a 37-year-old, living with my husband in a large city in the south of the Netherlands. We have a 3 months old kakariki ( bird species from New Zealand) named Blitz 🐦.

I lost my teaching job back in Dec 2019 and due to being in the middle of an IVF treatment and Covid-19, I tutor students online. I also love to buy and sell clothes on Vinted.

I am a World War II reenactor for almost 12 1/2 years (haven't had an event for over a year though) Depending on the event, I play the role of a nurse or a member of the Dutch resistance. It's amazing to teach children about life during World War II and let them touch items which are normally only displayed in museums.

Always willing to do a private swap!

I'm collecting:

β™‘ Postcards (see my fav. list below)

β™‘ World War II memorabilia

β™‘ Dutch royal family memorabilia

β™‘ Elongated coins (pressed pennies)

A-Z of me

A - Aurora borealis, Abandoned Buildings, Architecture, Astronauts, Address labels

B - Bags, Books, Bookmarks, Buttons

C - Candy, Canal houses, Candles, Coconut, Crochet, Crystals, Christmas ornaments

D - Dakota C-47 (WW2 airplane) Dolphin, Dreamcatcher

E - Envelopes

F - Fabric pieces, Facemasks, Feathers, Feminism, Flower seeds, Frikandel speciaal (Dutch snack)

G - Geisha, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Nation, Grapefruit, Greenpeace

H - Hand cream, Harry Potter, Highland cow, Halloween, History

I - Ice cream

J - James Dean, Jelly Beans, Johnny Cash, John Wayne

K - Kakariki, Key rings, Kindred Spirits, Kiwi

L - Lace, Lipbalm, Lipstick, (Vinyl) LPs, Longhorn, Lou Paper

M - Magazine, Magnet, Marilyn Monroe, Mandala, Miffy, Moon, Movies, Museum

N - Navy, Nature, New Age, Notebooks, Notepaper, Novels

O- Oceans, Outlander

P - Parfum samples, pens, Photography, Pin-up, Postcards, Postcrossing meet-ups, Pressed Pennies, Presidents (USA)

Q - Quotes

R - Rammstein, Reading, Reenactment, Reese Witherspoon, Royal Family (UK&The Netherlands)

S - Scotland, Shakespeare, Sewing, Sissy, Skeleton keys, Souvenirs, Space, Stained glass, Stationary, Stickers, Sushi

T- Tea, Tea towels, Texas, Tote bags,Turquoise, Twilight


V - Vampire Diaries

W - Washi tape, Whales, Windchimes, World War II memorabilia

X -

Y - Yarn

Z - Zeeland

Favorite Tv/Movie

β™‘ Beautiful Creatures

β™₯ Dirty Dancing

β™‘ Downton Abbey

β™₯ Gossip Girl

β™‘ Ghost Hunters/ Ghost Nation/ Kindred Spirits

β™₯ Grimm

β™‘ Forrest Gump

β™‘ Harry Potter (Ron Weasley is my favorite character & I'm a Ravenclaw)

β™₯ Legally Blonde

β™‘ Lord of the Rings

β™₯ Outlander

β™‘ Pretty Little Liars

β™₯ Riverdale

β™‘ Sissi

β™₯ The Sound of Music

β™‘ Twilight

β™₯ Vampire Diaries / The Originals

I love postcards

β˜… Gotochi

β˜† TausendschΓΆn

β˜… (Postcrossing) meet-up cards

β˜† Texas (USA)

β˜… Scotland

β˜† Lantern Press and LouPaper state cards
(have AK, AZ, HI, IN, KY, LA, MA, MN, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI)

β˜… Moon or solar eclipse

β˜† Moon landing

β˜… Aurora borealis (northern lights)

β˜† Greetings from ...(Icons, WOW, FOTW etc)

β˜… World War II/ Naval/ Navy-themed (especially female)

β˜† Pin-up (no nude)

β˜… Geisha

β˜† Harry Potter, Outlander or Lord of the Rings

β˜… Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Reese Witherspoon

β˜† James Dean, Johnny Cash and John Wayne

β˜… Mila Marquis and Blue Art

β˜† Miffy (Nijntje), Dribbel (Spot ) or Dikkie Dik

β˜… Mingface or Coolpuck

β˜† Dick Bruna, Fiep Westendorp or Kaartje van Caatje

β˜… Sissy (Elisabeth) and/or Franz Joseph

β˜† Romanov family (Nicholas II/Nikolai II + family only)

β˜… Royal family (UK and The Netherlands)

β˜† Anne Taintor housewives

β˜… Dolphin, whale, kakariki, cocker spaniel, longhorn, highland cow or platypus cards

β˜† Sinterklaas (St Nicholas)

To make it easier for you, I uploaded my received cards by category, please click on this link

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums

Thank you

I love Tea

I'm always open to try new flavors but I really don't like the ones below:

  • Chamomile
  • Cranberry (allergic)
  • Pineapple
  • Chai
  • Rooibos

Of course I won't rate down when received but I will always pass them on.

I don't like

β˜… Free or Ad postcards

β˜† Friendship Books or labelbags

β˜… Anything coffee related

β˜† Pure chocolate

β˜… Zentangle

β˜† Pineapple

β˜… Kids or teacher reward stickers

β˜† Minions

β˜… Art cards

I angeled for...

@LavenderSprinkles angeled Int'l Decorated Envelope w/ 10 Items #2 swap


howdyholly rated for 25 Postage Stamps Swap #3 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fabric scraps! These will be great in my new scrappy quilt!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Theetijd #8 on May 4, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de thee en de kei, ik heb dit ook een tijdje gedaan en was lid bij een groep in valkenswaard. Tot er te veel herhaling was, elke dag vroegen minstens 10 mensen met welke verf/stiften ze moesten werken. Even teruglezen mensen :p
debbiespoms rated for Send 3 From the List #17 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the items you sent me, of the handmade envelope, sticker sheet of Day of the Dead, postcard, and extra of note card. Loving all!
AnneliesV rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #49 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Dank je voor het toezenden van de stamp bags, ik zal ze doorsturen in de volgende swap. Ik heb de beschadigde nederlandse zegels in de zakjes vervangen door mooie nederlandse zegels.
cloudjun rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #2 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: loving the cloud washi tape, thank you! :D
Sendingkindness rated for ⭐ TEA TIME #28 ⭐ on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: I am so excited by all the lovely teas you sent! I have never seen cherry before! Thank you for the cool postcard extra as well. What a sweet swap <3
shariniscarin rated for MMHWH - Washi Sample Swap #7 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples :D
ayahsantos rated for Tea For Thee # 95 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! Such a great variety of stamps!
TeaRoll rated for Tea For Thee # 96 on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas. You picked a couple of my favorite flavors! As for your question, I have not found any Dutch roots in my ancestry yet. I was pretty excited when I learned about Hugo van der Goes in art history but the spelling for my last name was changed from Gois to Goes when my dad came to the US from Portugal.
Ettoad rated for CS: how I got my swapbot name on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: I love the postcard! And will be sure to have a listen to Suzan and Freek!
Eulegirl rated for Tea For Thee # 88 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks! I love Pickwick teas and can't get them here, so they are always a treat!
Lilyhax rated for WTL: Washi with words #1 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: thank you for the wonderful washi tape. I loved the stamps and envelope. What a beautiful beach postcard - amazing.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful collections of postage stamps!
DinkySparkle rated for Used Postage Stamp #4 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Beautiful Postage stamps. Thank you.
Comment: It is always amazing to receive mail from you! Great envelope and stamps and of course a wonderful swap inside!! : ) I love the cards, tea (cherry!!!!), postcards and Marjolein Bastin notecard 😍 Thank you’re joining and for all the goodies! xoxo
dakotadee rated for March Birthday Card on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: The card is here!!! thank you for resending. I love the card..so beautiful, the post cards(thank you for the translation) and the extras. :) worth the wait
photovivie rated for PIE - Postcards Mash Up #2 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much!! Wonderful envelope, and great cards! It’s very funny: I own another postcard from the same series the Rotterdam postcard is from!
mailfromjo rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 37 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Wondeful! Iβ€˜ll pass the card along!:)
Risna rated for PIE: Profile based postcard #3 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your wonderful postcard! Actually Hawaii is on my bucket travel list.

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ThrivingWell on Apr 8, 2021:

... SO MUCH, for the delightful surprise Thank You package of fun surprises!!!!!!!!!

The timing is wonderful, as I’ve been feeling deflated with the tea swaps I’ve participate in, since most have not sent me anything! I do enjoy preparing packages for others and feel joyful doing so; it’s just nice to actually receive happy mail, too! . . . And you’ve done just that for me!!!

I AM So Grateful for you and your fun package! I love everything: the various teas, washi samples & cute mermaid keychain; I look forward to trying the teas, while playing with the washi tapes. β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ˜‡

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


From CPG!

bringitb on Feb 7, 2021:

Hi! Just made two new swaps in the Washi Tape Lovers group. I’d love to have you join in the fun! =)

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 21, 2020:

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because β™₯ Christmas Christmas


OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:


ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 31, 2020:

lovesreward on Mar 8, 2020:

Thank you for the RAK postcards Cornia, that was very sweet of you! I love the vintage postage stamps too! I hope you are well, everything is great over here and I am looking forward to celebrating my birthday all month long, ha! Take care! <3

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 31, 2017:


ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2017:


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