Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2018 6:31 pm


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Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany
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About Me

profile-update: May 2018


Heya, my name is Moni. Well actually Monika, but since most of the people wrote Monica and all of my friends and family call me Moni anyway, I decided to change it in my address-box too. :-)

I work in a library and enjoy it, although I don't read as much as I used to read. Being together (since February 14th 2006) with the love of my life @LillyLupin formerly DarthD and I'm really happy! :-) We share the same address of course, but it's all sorted out with Rachel Johnson!

We don't have any pets (would love to live with a dog someday!), but our balcony totally belongs to the birds! :D We feed them all year round: blue and great tits, eurasian jays and magpies are visiting the whole day. We love to watch them, when we're sitting in our living-room, or working in the kittchen. :-)

Me in a nutshell: Introvert philanthrop with misanthropic tendencies.

No, thank you!!!

  • war
  • weapons of all kinds
  • please don't send me any paper bits and bops!!! I have so many papers for crafting, I could open a store!
  • no loose memo sheets or sticker flakes!
  • no scrapbooking-supplies too, please!!!
  • no stickers, or notecards (I have more than enough!!!)

I hate tests on animals!!! So I try to avoid those products!

'Stolen' from my sweetie's @LillyLupin profile:

I don't like scary stuff, so no zombies, evil clowns (or clowns in general actually), horror, splatter or anything else that gives me nightmares

I don't like brutality. Neither in real life nor in fiction. My mind cannot comprehend what people do to each other (or animals) for absurd or no reason! And I find nothing entertaining about it to watch it


Communication is the key!!!

If you can't send your swap in time, please tell me! I have no problem with it, as we all have lifes outside swapbot. But before the deadline ends!!!

packages and re-swapping:

I recycle envies. Means, if they are not torn I use them again to protect the environment. You can do this too when you send to me. :-)

I also don't wrap the swaps I send, in nice papers. They may look nice, but I think, this is not necessary. Another way to protect the environment. So you don't have to do that either in the swaps you send me! That doesn't mean, that I don't wrap them up carefully if necessary!

If you don't like/or can't use something I've sent, you can reswap/regift it. I too will give things away, that I can't use or don't need. With that said, I will never claim that I created something, that I didn't!!! When I pass handmade things to someone else, that are not mine, I will say so and I will never send them as a replacement of my part of the swap, but as an extra!

I'll angel all of my swaps I host myself.

I love:


Animals (my favourite: crab, dragon, bats, wolf, sloth, snail, blue and great tit, robins, hippopotamus, octopus, marabou, kiwi, magpies, polar/arctic animals, australian animals, duck, especially baby ducks, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, small birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn

Black&white photographs and movies, books and bookstores, Buddha, British Comedy (my faves are: A bit of Fry and Laurie, Monty Python's flying circus, Fawlty Towers), the British Monarchy (especially Queen Elizabeth II), blackoutpoetry

Colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue; I love bright and hot colours, no pastells), crafting, Cologne the city I was born and still live in.

Downton Abbey, decluttering, dandelions, Disney (my favourite characters: Megara, Meg, Ariel, Ursula, Anna and Elsa, Hades, Periwinkle, Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, Wall E, Rapunzel, Mary Poppins, Minnie Mouse, Hank the septopus, Dory, Stitch, Vayana/Moana, Maui, Chip ’n’ Dale), Marlene Dietrich

Easter (I love celebrating spring with flowers, bunnies, colourful eggs and the like)

Freedom, fairy garden-items, family and friends, Flower Power-era, freecycle, Feng Shui (I love to declutter and try to make our home comfy. If I get something new, another thing has to go. That works great for me!), fair trade items, flee-markets, flowers (especially lily of the valley, jasmine, forget-me-not, cherry blossom, apple blossom, gerbera, lavender, ranunculus, tulips, frangipani), fairies, Francis of Assisi, Ford (my favourite car is the Ford Capri)

Great Britain, gemstones and gemstone-jewelry (my favourite is amethyst), gardening (on our balcony)

Haikus, humor, Hamburg, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff


@Josietai (she's not only an awesome swapper, but a great friend and like a sister to me!) ♥, Janis Joplin

Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lavender (the flower, colour and smell!)

Moon, men who play the piano, mermaids, Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin)



Peace, Paddington bear, Pope Francis, poetry, Parkinson-awareness-items (my Dad suffered from it), postcards (see extra section below!)

Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria (I absolutely collect everything!)

Rivers (they run wild), rain, robots (especially R2D2, BB8, Wall-E), reading (I love and read mostly biographies and autobiographies!)

Sea/seaside, spring and its smells, seashells, Swing, snow and snowmen, swapbot (I have "met" some wonderful friends here and I enjoy to travel all around the world without actually travelling by myself.), Santiago de Compostela (I want to walk the Camino one day!), @susieq11 (a crazy chicken with a heart of gold! We met on May 8th 2017, here in Cologne and she and her husband are so sweet!!!)

Tolerance, trees, Tarja (my niece, born October 27th 2010. I'm her godmother and love her so very much!)

Underwater world, things with rain and umbrella-images

Vintage (20's, 30's, 50's, 70's)

Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Werewolves, Woodland-animals

Zoos, Zoovenirs (postcards and magnets)

I collect:

I don't travel much but I LOVE Zoos! So I like to learn all about Zoos from all around the world! :-)

  • Zoo postcards (unwritten, in an envelope)
  • magnets from Zoos
  • animal postcards
  • Souvenirs from Hamburg
  • Everything Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.


I believe some people like them sent naked and some, like me and many others, unwritten in an envie. I will respect and send both ways. I always take a look at my partner's profile or ask and I don't judge anyone about the way she/he likes it. :-)

I'm not into handmade-pcs!

I prefer to get my postcards unwritten in an envie (unless the swap-description says otherwise). Thank you! :-)

I'm not very fond of oversized postcards!

I collect:

  • Zoo postcards
  • wild/native animals
  • birds (I love them all! They make me happy!)
  • my favourite animals (crab, dragon, wolf, sloth, snail, hippopotamus, octopus, kiwi, hedgehogs, marabou, polar/arctic animals, australian animals, ducks, especially baby ducks, birds, turtles)
  • animals in general :D
  • local animals from your area
  • bicycle/s (for a friend)
  • poodles (for a friend)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • Disney and Harry Potter themed
  • Downton Abbey
  • British Royals (especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria)
  • Anything Great Britain (castles, countryside, famous buildings, etc.)

  • I would love to get some Quokka-postcards


I love:

  • Avengers
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Castle
  • Disney (especially Ariel, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Moana/Vayana)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fantasy
  • Firefly
  • Golden Girls
  • Harry Potter (especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Newt Scamander!)
  • Hellboy
  • Hello Kitty
  • House M.D.
  • Iron man
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • Once upon a time
  • Remus Lupin
  • Science Fiction
  • Scrubs
  • Sex and the City
  • Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
  • Sirius Black
  • Starlord
  • Starsky&Hutch
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • The Crown
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Hobbit â—Š
  • The Professionals
  • Toy Story
  • X-Files
  • X-Men

Did you know...?

The word "gift" means "poison" in the German language.

The word "tag" means "day" in German.

The word "wand" means "wall" in German.

The word "angel" means "fishing rod" in German.

The word "kind" means "child" in German and so means "kinder" = "children".



Comment: Oh I just loved the poem you picked! Thanks very much for a nice letter.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you! :-)
samsstuff rated for Why do you leave hearts? on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Made with love is the key :)
Response: Thank you! :-)
astrodogg rated for Favourite Wikipedia-article on May 7, 2018
susieq11 rated for What Are You Reading? on May 2, 2018
Comment: Oh that sounds like a good book. I live history!! I loved the one I was reading. It was very good!!! Thanks so much for joining with me!!! XOXO
Response: :-*
Elizaveta rated for Big Spring Swap on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful cards!:)
Response: You're welcome! :-)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Harry Potter letter #26 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Absolutely amazing!!! <3 LOVE this so much! you put a lot of thought and detail into it! THANK YOU!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words, hun. I hope you had fun too and will join again! :-)
skinny52 rated for My favourite is... #2 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Great assortment of postcards, thanks so much for your generosity...do you know that I have lived about thirty minutes from that frog rock for the last 15 years and had never heard of it? So all the way from Germany you are educating me about my state, how cool is that? I really like everything that you sent, thanks again!
Response: OMG, how awesome is that??? It's a small world. :-) Thank you for your great rating!
susieq11 rated for Animal postcards in an envelope #4 on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Moni!!!!! Thank you for all the fantastic animal postcards!! Woo hoo!!! The elephants are so cute as are the elk and owls —- all favorites!!!! So happy you hosted this! XOXO
Response: Yay!!! ❤ 😘
AmookIslandCreations rated for Random Envelope on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Moni, So glad I had you as a partner for this swap! I love the PC and all the stamps, especially the fox and birdie ones! Umarmungen aus Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the great rating, Sherry! I'm happy, that you liked it! :-* Umarmungen zurueck aus Deutschland!!!
mamajoy rated for My favourite is... #1 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Monika, for the lovely card of your city. Also, the extras. Love the lighthouse and the stamps.
Response: You are very welcome, Joy! :-)
Comment: Thankyou! :D
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: Yeah, You sure do love Wikipedia :)
Response: :-)
Comment: thank you for the great articles
Response: :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #25 on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: OMG Thank you so much for all the wolf post cards for Perry. He is going to be so awed. And love the letter - thank you!!!
Response: You are very welcome! ❤
Comment: What a wonderful haiku from Neville to Luna!!!!! THANK YOU!
Response: Thank you! I (Neville) love to write Haikus, so it was a good opportunity. :-*
susieq11 rated for It's A Zoo Out There! #3 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Oh these are awesome and no, I didn't have any of the Cologne Zoo ones!!!! Thank you so much!!!! xoxo
Response: Oh, great!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! ❤
FeeBeeDee rated for Harry Potter letter #23 on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Very nice! I love the wax seal.
Response: :-)
uiltje rated for Signed, Sealed, Delivered! - December on Dec 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards I received yesterday, more than required. I wish you a lot of creativity in the next year!
Response: Thank you! Have a great 2018! :-)

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shirleyinCA on May 14, 2018:

Thank you so much for my birthday card and goodies for Make A Wish April (which I saved and opened on my bday, May 5) Bright and happy tulip card and lovely stamps on the envelope! I love the cute mason jar envelope of all the pretty sticker flakes, including lots of bunnies and hedgehogs! Thanks also for the wonderful set of hedgehog mini notes -they are just adorable! What a fun birthday treat!

mgallardo68 on Apr 20, 2018:

Thank you ♥

marhod5 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thanks for leaving a message on my profile! It sounds like we enjoy a lot of the same things. I'll keep an eye out for the Harry Potter swap. it sounds like a challenge. Have a great week!

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for using a Snoopy stamp on my swap! : D

shirleyinCA on Apr 16, 2018:

Thanks for the lovely tulip birthday card and goodies! Once I saw it was for my birthday, I didn't look through all the treats enclosed - I set it aside for May 5 but I know I will love what you so thoughtfully sent to me!

CrystalZ on Apr 13, 2018:

Thank you the everything you sent for my April wishlist in the Make A Wish! group. I very much appreciate the birthday card and all the stickers. My mom will love the postcard you sent her and I find it hilarious you even had a postcard from my neck of the woods The Sunshine Coast! It is such an obscure little place I would of never thought a postcard from there would have made its way all the way to Germany! Thank you!

fluffyjunk on Mar 31, 2018:

Ganz, ganz lieben Dank für den total genialen Make-a-Wish!-März-Wunsch! Ich habe mich wahnsinnig über die Cutting Dies gefreut - die sind der Hammer und funktionieren super!!! :D

dartha on Mar 26, 2018:

OMG Moni - thank you so much for all the amazing wolf post cards. They are gorgeous!!!! You have spoiled me again - WOW!!!! Perry is going to love them. Thank you so much and Severus Snape will be writing back. Thank you so very much!

susieq11 on Mar 22, 2018:

Thank you for another wish for March!! I love the postcard and seal stamp!! : D

anicka22 on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you very, very mich for the beautiful sealing stamp for my wishlist. It is amazing!!

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