Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2021 2:30 pm


Date Joined: September 6, 2013
Last Online: December 1, 2021
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. Our daughter waved us goodbye and moved out to her own place in Zwolle, 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 Belarus. 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, Stash green tea with fruit, 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


sassafrass rated for ISS: 6x6 Paper Pocket Envelope on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: This is such a beautiful and special swap! I love the vintagy paper you used and the gorgeous seal. Everything you included is fascinating to me and will be cherished. Thank you also for the vintage french postcard. Everything is just beautiful, thank you again!
Petaltea rated for Random Envelope 9 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Yes I see now that itโ€™s from the swap. Thankfully Iโ€™m not the only one who gets confused. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks for all the items, it was fun to look through all of it! Take care!!
rkassman rated for WIYM: FOOD POSTCARD SWAP #2 on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard - those spicy meatballs sound absolutely delicious!!
Response: I'll give my regards to my husband ;-) Thanks for rating and the heart!
Stargazer008 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - November on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: WOW - you really made me speechless. What a wonderful surprise in my letterbox. In other words thank you for the envelope and all the extras. Lucky me!!!!!! And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: So much fun to send these kind of swaps. Hope to meet you again in another swap. Bleib gesund!
IrisDrissen rated for NS: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Wat een leuke kaart is het geworden, Jose! En het lijkt erop dat alles heel is overgekomen! Dank je wel! De postzegel op de voorkant met de krab is gestempeld, de decemberzegel niet!! haha
Response: Op de postzegel met de krab zat links onder al een beetje summier een stempel. Als je de kaart zat bent, heb je in ieder geval een decemberzegel voor een volgende keer ;-)
Risna rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #102 on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the fun card! It's highly appreciated! And yet, one part of my name is of Dutch heritage, it grew up right next to the border. We have a lot of last names in the area crossing borders. ;-)
RachelM rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #4 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the interesting looking teas! And I love the cactus things. Hugs๐Ÿฅฐ
Response: Very welcome! Enjoy the teas and cactus items!
Comment: Thank you for the PC to send along. I love the envelope that you made!
Response: You're welcome. Better to get a page from an old road map/atlas and create an envelope, then pick up a plain white one from the store
renate rated for PIE: Postcard with stickers on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor je leuke kaartje bol met stickers
Response: Mijn kaartje was te klein om al mijn stickers op te maken..... Dank je wel voor je hartje.
shellbede rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #100 on Nov 18, 2021
Comment: It arrived!! I love what you added. Thanks for the fun extras too.
Response: Yes, yes, yes!! It took a while and it was not good for our heartbeat. Have fun in the next round. Thanks for rating and the heart!
DaisyNY rated for AMA: Collaboration PC #102 on Nov 17, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful package! I really do appreciate the doll materials - very pretty and useful. The card is difficult so it should be fun to work on. I also like the envelope everything came in!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy the doll materials. Have a nice day!
Tessssssa rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 53 on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: En ook dit kaartje is binnen!
Response: Dank je wel voor het hartje
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #3 on Nov 13, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor het kaartje, ik ga er iets aan toevoegen en doorsturen!
Response: Veel plezier weer. Hopelijk met meer andere Europanen.
renate rated for 12 bags of tea #2 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor de thee
Response: Geniet van de theetjes!
Arhel rated for ESO: Make an Envelope #5 on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!! The envelope is beautiful, I will definitely re-use it - and thank you for the astronomy card (will definitely google the astronomer right now!) and the pretty rhinestones! You made my day! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. Enjoy the content of the envelope.
MiekeC rated for NS: Teamwork PC # 52 on Oct 28, 2021
Comment: Kaart is ontvangen, sorry voor de late rating.
Response: Geeft niks, ben gewoon blij dat hij er is.
cajiky rated for 12 bags of tea #1 on Oct 28, 2021
Comment: Bedankt voor lekker thee en mooie envelopjes.
Response: Graag gedaan. Dank je wel voor het hartje. Geniet van de thee!
RealRhinoMan rated for TLE: My unwanted tea #3 on Oct 28, 2021
Comment: These all look so good, thank you for sending them my way. Through the tea swaps I've discovered that cinnamon and black tea work really well for my taste buds, so I'm sure this one will be no exception ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: Thanks for the heart and enjoy the tea!
Catt007 rated for PIE: Monthly swap - October on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fab card, I love it. I am definitely a crazy cat lady ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น
Response: Really? I didn't know that ;-) Thanks for the heart and enjoy this circus of cats!
Comment: Sorry for delay in rating.
Response: No problem with me. I am glad it arrived, that's the most important! Have a nice day.

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carol on Apr 22, 2021:

Thanks for the lovely tulips on my "flowers" HD/HP PC! I love them, and loved the note you included about their origin! Did not know that!

bblue on Feb 24, 2021:

Thanks for returning my collaborative art postcard! It looks great!

ktk8 on Jan 13, 2021:

Hello and THANK YOU for sending home my gorgeous VINTAGE postcard that you added the butterfly girl to.....and thank you for putting it in the clear envie... it got here pristine and pretty.... I love it so much......

HappY NeW YeaR to you also...... stay safe.... big hugs....

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


ktk8 on Sep 28, 2020:

Thanks for working on my pass and paste washi tape postcard it made it home today and looks great!

MissPaula on Sep 16, 2020:

Thank you for adding to my Mermaid card. I like 'she meets an old friend'....very creative thinking! โ™ฅ

ktk8 on Aug 4, 2020:

HeLLo and thank you for working on my collaboration postcard and sending it home???? I love the DUTCH cow and the wooden shoes.... I know ya'll don't actually wear them anymore .... I have an adopted daughter from Tilburg..... big hugs and many many hearts to YOU......

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!

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