profile-update: June 2019
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, magpies and now crows, doves and woodpeckers 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.
I hate tests on animals!!! So I try to avoid those products!
I don't give hearts for extras! I'll give a heart when I feel/see that the swap was made with love! :-)
'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
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.
The Harry Potter-Universe is sweetie's and my happy place! Everything Harry Potter is like a little treasure! :-)
A Animals (my favourites: 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, dogs, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, small birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn, astronomy
B Black&white photographs and movies, books and bookstores (I love the smell of old books), 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, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII, King Georg VI, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, HRH Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex, HRH Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, British history, blackoutpoetry
C Colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue; I love bright and hot colours, no pastells), christmas, creative (letter) writing, Cologne the city I was born and still live in.
D Downton Abbey, decluttering, dandelions, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Dinosaurs
E Easter (I love celebrating spring with flowers, bunnies, colourful eggs and the like)
F Freedom, 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!), flee-markets, Francis of Assisi, Ford (my favourite car is the Ford Capri)
G Great Britain
H Haikus, humor, history, Hamburg, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff
I Individuality, interesting famous people (Marlene Dietrich, Janis Joplin, Wallis Simpson, Audrey Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Sir Winston Churchill, Robert Burns, Queen Elizabeth II, Edward VIII, Jane Austen, Queen Victoria, Frida Kahlo)
M Moon, men who play the piano, mermaids, Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin)
N Nature, New York, New Zealand
O Ocean, old times where everything was elegant/graceful and manners still mattered, Outer space
P Peace, Paddington bear, Pope Francis, poetry, Parkinson-awareness-items (my Dad suffered from it), postcards (see extra section below!)
R Rivers (they run wild), rain, reading (I love and read mostly biographies/autobiographies and historical books!)
S 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: @Josietai she's not only an awesome swapper, but a great friend and like a sister to me! @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!!! @denimblu14 @rexypants ), Santiago de Compostela (I want to walk the Camino one day!), sitting on our lovely balcony, San Francisco, ships
T Tolerance, trees, tea (Darjeeling and English Breakfast, I just learned about Irish Breakfast and would love to try it, before I order a package), Tarja (my niece, born October 27th 2010. I'm her godmother and love her so very much!)
V Vintage (20's, 30's, 50's, 70's)
W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wax seal stamps
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!
Anything Great Britain (statuary,castles, countryside, famous buildings, history, Sir Winston Churchill, etc.)
I would love to get some Quokka-postcards
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".
The word "die" means the female form of "the" in German.
The sentence "Die in hell." means "This/those in bright (colour)" in German.
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