Comment: I opened your box when I sat down with a cup of coffee, I am glad that I did! I enjoyed eating the animal cookies and the banana treats - thank you so much! I have the choco milk in the fridge for drinking when it is cold. Everything is so interesting- I am so happy that you were my swap partner!
Response: I'm so glad, that everything arrived safely and that you like what I sent! The choco drink is one of my favorites :o) Thanks for the rating ♥
Comment: I definitely understand why you don't like these teas (the Himbeere & zitrone looks interesting though)! On the bright side, now I have a few teabags ready to go for round 4! On another note, I love the card you wrote on! Thank you for this swap!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely Christmas card ♥ Christmas in Russia celebrated on January 7 and we were leaving for the whole family in a small village to parents in January . Have a wonderful year! All the best, Alla
Comment: Hi Doris!
Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas Card.
My fave Christmas song is Last Christmas.....Whenever I hear that song it feels like Christmas ;-) and The (original) BandAid Do they know it's Christmas Time Song.....
Happy holidays for you !
Comment: Hello! I was so excited to receive your package, we are taking a family trip to Europe this summer and will be visiting Vienna on our tour. I LOVE your breakfast package. Thank you so much! :)
Comment: Thank you Doris, for your list! It was so interesting to read. I don't like crowded places, and I'm not a morning person either (unfortunately, I still have to get up because of my kids :-( ). Congrats with your upcoming wedding in two years! That's so exciting. I hope everything will go according to plan.
Comment: Hello, ja ich hatte Spaß beim Lesen des Journals. Super nette Geschenke dabei und lustige Listen. Habe sofort einige neue Wörter gelernt. Österreichisch als Fremdsprache! Wonderful Journal and I really enjoiyed reading it!
Comment: I am giving you a 5 but really considered giving you a 3. The journal is A List a Day in May...not do all the lists the first day of May and send it out. If this was a List Journal simply, then sure, easy 5. But by you rushing thru it and sending out early, you pretty much missed the entire point of the journal. But a 5 is a 5.
Comment: Thank you so so much for the adorable kitty! :) Thank you for going through so much hassle with the post office to get it to me! EDIT: Number 2 arrived, but I will let you know if I ever get number one as well!
Response: Oh I'm so glad it's there. Finally :o) Which one arrived?
Comment: Hello Doris- Thank you for the beautiful lighthouse postcard. I haven't received any postcards of lighthouses in Europe yet, so this is my first one. Since you are addicted to lighthouses, I would be glad to send you a few cards. Just give me your mailing address. Best wishes, Debbie
Comment: Thank you <3 I too had some troubles coming up with a full A-Z list, but I definitely learned some new things while I did it.
I LOVE apples and I'm sure I will love this apple tea! I hope to be in another swap with you soon. <3
Comment: Thank you for your A to Z tea list. I had fun looking at it to see which words we used in common. We had some, but you had some different ones too. The tea looks good. I'm glad you liked this swap.
Comment: Hi Gusti,
I LOVED the photo you sent! I'm sorry the rating didn't save so I am doing it again. Thank you so much and for the story. I loved the clothes your grandparents are wearing in the photo too.
Comment: Ah, beautiful pictures! Thank you. ♥ Another reminder that we've had no winter here at all, though for Austria, the snow looks a bit sparse as well. But it did make me miss being there a little. Thank you so much!
Response: Oooh, we had a lot of snow here the last week, at least in Tyrol - if you'd like to take a look at my blog you can see it.
Thank you so much for the nice rating ♥
Comment: Wow, how nicely you packaged these up! And I can't wait to try this brand - I love Teekanne teas but never tried their chai - the ingredients look great and I'll definitely be adding warm milk! Thank you so much!! :)
Response: Hey, wow you already received it. Now that was fast! I'm sure you'll like the tea! ♥
Thank you for the nice rating :o)
Comment: So sorry that I am late in rating,this was not good from me being the host lol ! Just this time of year everything gets off track and time seems to be all out.Thank you so much for your pictures and sharing your tree with me and being a part of my swap,hope you enjoyed.Best wishes for 2012,Natalie x
Comment: Sorry at being late with rating... Interesting answers... Here in the U.S we don't mix beer with red bull... Lol... We do yehgemister (I know I spelled it wrong... Lol) mixed with red bull and we mix ever clear and red bull :)
Comment: I'm so happy to see that someone else takes a slice of lemon in their Coke. I actually drink Diet Coke, but my boyfriend likes it because that way when we get fast food he can tell our drinks apart! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Hi Doris,
I really enjoyed reading your survey, as you wrote longer, more interesting answers than some of my other partners. I like Kriek too, and it sounds as if the police in Austria are very sensible when dealing with drunks.
Comment: OMG, I used to work in a lawyer's office as a secretary too (I was 1 of 4) and I totally know what you're talking about and what you're going thru. I still have nightmares about my time there and it's been 15 years since I walked out!!! Your photo brought back all kinds of nasty flashbacks. Ugh. :) I wish with all my heart that you find a new position at a good place soon!! You deserve it. 1000 hearts to you.
Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for the great share! I enjoy these swaps and getting to know something about my fellow swappers! Happy Birthday to your Grandma! I am sure she loved spending the day with you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: I really love the notebook you wrote your songs in, it's so fun! Seems like you have an eclectic taste in music, just as I do :) I plan on Youtubing some of the songs so I can hear them :) Thank you so much!
Comment: I received it! I had so much fun looking/reading through it!
Some of your happy moments immediately put a smile on my face. Hope everything went well with your treatment :)
Thank you for doing this swap with me!!
Response: I'm glad that you liked my happy moments :o) This swap was really fun! ♥
Comment: this was so much fun to read and see all of the interesting & different things that you showed me for each of your days in November! and thank you for sharingn the tea & coffee on some of the days too! Happy swapping & creating!
Comment: Hi! I enjoyed reading your answers and the differences in how things are celebrated for the holidays! Thank you for sharing your holiday with me! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, a white Christmas and a Happy New Year! ;)
Comment: You send the BEST breakfasts! I was thrilled that you were my partner again this time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I hope that you also received a yummy breakfast delivery! :-)
Response: Glad you like everything :o) It was fun to have you as my partner again!!
Comment: Thanks so much for a peek into your life. I loved your swapbot stickers and address labels! I do have to say that there were a lot of receipts, the swap description said you were supposed to use something different each time. Thought you may want to know if you participate again. :) I still enjoyed what you sent. Thank you..
Comment: Hi Doris, thank you very much for all those delicious chocolates! I'm speechless about them, specially the small Kinder ones - I've never seen those here! - and can't wait to try all of them! I hope you get yours soon and like it as well!! :)
Comment: So '50s, so nice! I like your kitchen!
Could I invite myself to take a cup of one of your tea? And yes, I'd like a dash of that tea syrup, please!
If you're still looking for advice for your singed corner, I would paint the wood white and put a small round table, a garden kind, enameled white, with a pair of seats.
Response: Painting the wall white! What a great idea :o) Thanks for that!!!! ♥
Comment: Yay, the package arrived!! Thank you for this great chocolate - I've never tasted white chocolate with blueberries before, I've never even seen it. So thank you so much for sending it. I'd love to do a private swap after I get back from my vacation at the beginning of August. :-)
Comment: Thank you for the dark chocolate...it is delicious...I had a little piece right away when I opened it....I'll save the rest and nibble on it through out the week. Have a wonderful week Doris and nice to meet you.
Comment: Ich habe gerade dein Päckchen von der Post geholt und WOW- vielen, vielen lieben Dank für diesen tollen Swap. Die Baumstamm- Verpackung finde ich echt total süß und über jedes einzelne Teil des Inhalts freue ich mich sehr. :)
Awesome swap! I would give more than one heart if possible. Thank you so very much. :)
Response: I wart scho ewig drauf, dass ich den Baumstamm jemanden schenken kann - freut mich sehr, dass ich dir damit eine Freude machen konnt! :o)
Comment: Wow lots of music! Not too shabby, you're right though, lol. Didn't like the videos but I do the same thing you do, just open them for the music! Thank you for the songs! Never heard them before so it was a real treat. <3 <3 <3
Comment: Owls are great - they are supposed to be wards against evil. I don't watch CSI:NY but I do like Gary Sinise. Who wouldn't love water, but I'd only live in a lighthouse if it had an elevator. Enjoyed your list!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely package and an extra tea.. i still havent tried them, but i dont doubt i will love them both coz i love those flavours in general.. and the story behind it is really sweet too.. thanks again..
Comment: Thank you for the answers. I enjoyed your answers.
A spelling bee is a spelling competition. You are given a word to spell. If correct you remain in the competition. If wrong you are out. The last one remaining (Spelling all words correctly) is the winner.
Comment: Thanks for the time and effort to answer Questions about Yourself. I visited Austria at Christmas in 1988. Absolutely beautiful winter wonderland. Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb is my favorite author, too. I am going to try to visit her Shop/Store 7 November and meet her in person. I agree 100% with you about the reality shows. Yuk! Have a wonderful day.
Comment: Huzzah! My little sister got so excited to see your return address, she loves it when packages from other countries come to our house. I'm definitely looking forward to trying the teas! Thank you!
Comment: Good bat joke, Gusti, and I am sorry to hear about your fiancee', I hope he is going to be all right. I am sure if I wasn't paying attention or what, but I didn't realize your were pagan also. Blessed Be. Anyway, I liked your answers.
Comment: Hey Doris! Thank you so so much! Lovely stamps! All of which I didn't have! I think my favourites out of the bunch were the porcupine and the soccer related ones:) So cute! If you'd ever like to swap for stamps again, please let me know! Thanks! <3
Comment: Thanks for the comment on my wall. I had to smile and give a heart because Annie is so special to me. My sister looks after her for a friend and I think she is just so beautiful and I look forward to every chance I have to see her.
Comment: thanks!! Self Checkout here in north america, is when you go to the grocery store instead of waiting for a cashier to check you out, you instead deal with a computer and scan all the items yourself, and then use a debit card to pay. No Cashier.
Response: Thank you for the info. Sounds interesting! I've never heard of that before.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I am giving the heart for your dream- I am curious if the guy was hot and/or naked- although I think just the fact that he was washing your dishes makes him pretty appealing. :-)
Comment: Merci Doris
I must say I enjoyed your email greatly : ) it kept me company and made me smile : ) Best wishes to you ..
Ps: pretty doggy .. but why do you have it in the trunk : (
Response: He entered it while I was bringing the shopping into the house; whenever there is any open car door he is in within seconds :o)
And when we drive he must sit in the trunk (without the rearshelf of course).
Comment: Thank you, your answers were interesting to read and the pdf was easy to read (I might have to steal that idea in the future :)) and the pictures were a nice touch. And your wedding plans sound lovely.
Comment: Loved your answers on birthday, most stupid thing you've done and on your glass being half full or empty. I always enjoy your answers but now I want more, like having some of that rice pudding. Yum. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: I loved all of your answers. Concreted the church door? hilarious! It has been awhile since you have been to the movies huh? I love 28 days later though. Awesome accomplishment on the postage stamp!
Comment: Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Your swap arrived today, and it is absolutely wonderful! What a well-thought-out, generous package you've sent. I have plans to share the breakfast with my children tomorrow morning; what a treat it will be for all of us! Everything looks delicious, and I especially can't wait to try the fancy jam and honey. Thank you so very much for a FABULOUS swap!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting answers, I agree with you on #29 I also believe in ghosts and witches, etc. And I also like lighthouses I had my daughter bring me a postcard on one from New Brunswick that I keep on my dresser.
Comment: Thank you for going above and beyond what was required! and, thank you so much for the great links.
My sister speaks fluent German, so she will also love that site. Except for one, I've never heard of those other sites. I just sent that choc. spoon link to another sister of mine,
as I know she'll love it.
Thank you so very much.
(love the little bear on your email, too!)
Comment: Hi Doris,
I was just going over my swaps and discovered that I had forgotten to rate you! I'm so sorry. Your list was great and arrived reallly fast so I've given you a heart with the 5. Thanks!!!
Comment: I am THRILLED to be your partner again! How I loved your Christmas story and tree pictures. I always share your pictures with my husband and say things like, "I want to look out her office window" and now I am saying,"I want to move to Austria and be in HER family!" I hope that we are in more swaps together so that I can share the European life vicariously through you. I also really hope we are partners in my Farmer's Market picture swap! Best wishes in 2009 and Happy New Year! Tia xxoo
Comment: Thank you so much for your email for this swap.
I enjoyed reading all your answers.
Named after a baby horse, I love it!
And I love that your answers are in purple!
And I looked at your profile, and you are a Pagan too! Yay to Pagans!
Comment: LMAO!! Thank You So Much! Curly has safely arrived in Florida! Despite being stuck in a hot, humid mailbox until midnight she's doing OK! Still recovering, said that she got a bit queesy on the plane and that her ears are still ringing! Thank You!!! :)
Comment: Hi Gusti, Thanks for the super long letter from Austria. I don't read (or speak or whatever) German and it looked like a mystery to me ;) It was fun to read the translation, because we have a lot in common despite the mystery language.
Response: Really? Wow :o) I'm so glad you like it...I was afraid it would bore you.