Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2021 8:13 am


Original Member
Last Online: December 3, 2021
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

And the people stayed home.

And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still.

And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows.

And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

written by Kitty O'Meara

♥ Stay safe everyone! ♥

profile-update: November 2021


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 (since 1993) 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 got legally married on November 5th 2021. ♥♥♥ 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.

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! And please no buttons and knick knacks!!!
  • 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!

About hearts:

I don't give hearts for extras! I'll give a heart when I feel/see that the swap was made with love! :-) You can earn a heart if you write a friendly note (including adressing me with my name and not only a hello), or fold/prepare/cut your letter or other stuff properly and not hastily or careless like you do for a school subject you don't like! Send something nice! It is really sad to have to write something like this, that should be required! :-/

'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 bubble-envies and boxes. 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:



A animals (my favourites: crab, dragon, bat, wolf, sloth, snail, blue and great tit, robin, hippopotamus, octopus, marabou, kiwi, magpie, bumblebee, duck, especially baby ducks, dog, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn, astronomy

B black&white photographs and movies, books and bookstores (I love the smell and history of old/used books), Buddha, British Comedy (my faves are: A bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, 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, British history, blackoutpoetry

C crystals, colours (green in all shades, hot pink, berry, mangenta, turquoise, lime, purple, aqua blue, 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), dogs, dinosaurs

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

F freedom, Flower Power-era, flowers (my favourites are eustoma, lavender, gerbera, lily of the valley, bellflower, forget me not), 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!), I love to browse through flee-markets and to find old things which have to tell a story, Francis of Assisi, Ford Capri

G Great Britain: I love the british humor, the history, actors, movies, TV-shows, the british way of life.

H Haikus, humor, history, Hamburg, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff, I love to wear hats: cloche and Half hats when I leave our home.

I Individuality, Ireland, interesting 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, Hedy Lamarr, Frida Kahlo, Lilly Daché

L Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lighthouses, London, letters and personal notes, lavender (the flower, colour and smell!)

M moon, men who play the piano, men who wear suits, 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, poetry, I have Pareidolia and I love it!

Q Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria

R rivers, rain, reading (I love and read mostly biographies/autobiographies and historical books!) My favourite writers are Jane Austen and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

S sea/seaside, spring and its smells, seashells, Swing, Scotland, 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, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, trees, Tarja (my niece. I'm her godmother and love her very much!)

V Vintage (20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 70's) I especially love the 20ies and 30ies.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wet wood, Wallis Simpson the late Duchess of Windsor


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:

  • post/mail boxes (for a friend)
  • poodles (for a friend)
  • dogs
  • Hotels (inside and outside)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • books, libraries, writing
  • historical themed
  • Harry Potter themed
  • Downton Abbey
  • British Royals (especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria)
  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
  • Anything Great Britain (statuary,castles, countryside, famous buildings, history, Sir Winston Churchill, etc.)


I love:

  • Avengers
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Castle
  • Disney (especially Ariel, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Moana/Vayana, Zootopia)
  • Downton Abbey
  • Fantasy
  • Firefly
  • Golden Girls
  • Harry Potter (especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape and Newt Scamander!)
  • Hellboy
  • Hello Kitty
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • House M.D.
  • Iron man
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Jurassic Park/World
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • Modern family
  • Monty Python
  • Once upon a time
  • Remus Lupin
  • R2D2
  • Science Fiction
  • Scrubs
  • Sex and the City
  • Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
  • Sirius Black
  • Starlord
  • Starsky&Hutch
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars (IV, V, VI, Han Solo, R2D2)
  • Suits
  • The Crown
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit
  • 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".

The word "die" means the female form of "the" in German.

The sentence "Die in hell." means "This/those in bright (colour)" in German.



Comment: I enjoyed reading all about you living in your country! Again thanks for another nice postcard of Germany! Love these to add to my collection!
Response: 🤗
ariestess rated for LLU: Poetry In Motion 🌊 on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: OMG! Thank you for the lovely poems! I've not heard of them before. And thank you for that absolutely GORGEOUS lighthouse PC. I can't wait to add it to my collection.
Response: You are very welcome! 🤗
Comment: You know, I have never read Anne Rice's books! I'm adding to my TBR list today. And ANYTHING, anything, with Eddie Redmayne in it will grab my attention. Same with Tom too! I did love the movie but now I am curious about the books. Thank you for joining the swap because it served the purpose - I'm adding new books to my reading list! Thank you for the hilarious postcard too. xxMuggleMom
Response: Yay!!! Thank you for your rating, Toni! Wouldn't it be awesome??? ❤️
MuggleMom rated for Harry Potter letter #65 on Nov 3, 2021
Comment: Got my owl post and Hogwarts express ticket today!! You made my mouth water for the candy from Honeydukes- who doesn't love a candy shop? 🍬🍫🍭Thank you for hosting such a fun swap that really gets my creative juices flowing!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Aaaaw and thank you sooooo much for the beautiful Sirius-picture in my profile!!! ❤️
Comment: Hallo Moni, vielen Dank für diesen schönen Hobbit-Swap! ^.^ Ich habe ebenfalls ein Kinderbuch in dem Swap vorgestellt, nur war es bei mir "Das fliegende Klassenzimmer" von Erich Kästner, was für mich gleichfalls mit unzähligen schönen Erinnerungen verknüpft ist. Ich glaube, da hatten wir beide fast das gleiche warme Gefühl in der Magengrube beim Schreiben. ^.^ Habe ein schönes Wochenende und alles Liebe, Maxi
Response: Oh wie schön! 🤗 Diese Schreib-swaps sind einfach toll! Da kann man so toll kreativ werden und in Erinnerungen schwelgen. Ich wünsche dir auch ein schönes Wochenende, Maxi! 😘
Fuchsi rated for ESO: A letter to my younger self. on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Liebe Moni, bitte entschuldige die Verspätung meines Ratings, doch war ich für ein paar Tage in Wien. Nun aber kam ich dazu deinen wundervollen Brief zu lesen und ich fand ihn außerordentlich schön und rührend. Ich bin dir sehr dankbar für diesen offenen Brief und finde, dass man von der älteren Moni ganz viel Energie, Lebensfreude und Glück herausliest. Danke dafür! :-) Liebe Grüße, Maxi
Response: Ooooooh, danke dir für deine lieben Worte, Maxi!!! ❤️
LadyJo rated for Book List Swap 9/2021 on Oct 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great notecard full of interesting book reads! So many books, but so little time. Love the postcard again from your country!
Response: 🤗
teddygirl rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8N on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thankyou, I particularly love the royal card you sent, thanks so very much ❤😁👍💜✔
Response: ❤️
Comment: Hiya!! Thank you for all the kind words about hosting the swaps!! I was worried when Jess gave me access because I had hosted on 2 swaps before. I did not think of the Inkheart library!! Excellent choice!! I've only seen the movie but I have been meaning to read the series. And of course, the Hogwarts library is #1!! Especially the restricted section--LOL! xxMuggleMom
Response: Your swap ideas are awesome, Toni! You are a great host too!!! ❤️
LadyJo rated for IFM: Your wedding in a notecard on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard you wrote in. It looked very wedding like. I enjoyed hearing all about the plans. It is nice to involve family. My husband had his dad for best man. Those colors are lovely together, too. Thanks for the nice postcard of your city as well. It will be added to my postcard collection.
Response: ❤️
lovetherain rated for Your wedding in a notecard on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you Moni, for sharing the details of your upcoming wedding. Its sounds really beautiful. Love the colors you chose! Congrats and I wish you and Daniela all the best on your special day!
Response: Thank you for your wishes, Stevie-Lynn! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for your great letter and the postcard! My son is reading The Great Gatsby right now for his high school class. I read it in high school, too (which was ages ago lol). I don't think I finished it, but I agree with you -- not a happy story, but worth reading as a classic.
Response: ☺️
Comment: thank you for your card. I agree. I need to read that book next.
Response: 🤗
nomadmama rated for Harry Potter letter #64 on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter. I think I may have gotten the same one before.
Response: I am very sorry! Will resend asap!
Comment: Wow, sand and condoms? Lol, you win!! That’s so crazy!! Thanks for the awesome extra postcard.
Response: 🤭
Comment: Thank You for the Wonderful Postcards !
Response: You're welcome! ☺️
Comment: I really enjoyed writing about your crushes, thanks!
Response: You're welcome! 🤗
Comment: Thanks for the amazing postcard. I loved it.
Response: ❤️
LiisaS rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts 🥰 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Didn' t read them, but rhey are going to be awesome!
Response: ❤️
ariestess rated for LLU: DNF 👎 Notecard/Postcard #1 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely notecard and the absolutely adorable extra hedgie card.
Response: You are very welcome! 🤗

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MuggleMom on Nov 3, 2021:

Sirius Black III


Born 3 November 1959

Islington, London, England, Great Britain

MuggleMom on Sep 22, 2021:

Happy Hobbit Day!!


AnnaM on Jul 6, 2021:

Have a lovely day! Anna ♥

mb58ca on Apr 28, 2021:

Love the haiku you matched with my postcard (re Haiku Challenge).

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas! ♥

susieq11 on Dec 2, 2020:


AnnaM on Aug 2, 2020:

Hello Moni,

Just thought I would pop in and say hello. Hoping you are faring okay amidst all the restrictions.

Take care,


denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2020:

Happy Birthday Moni best wishes for a lovely day :)x

AnnaM on Dec 23, 2019:

Warm Holiday Wishes, Lady Elizabeth

MamaD on Sep 24, 2019:

Thank you! Great to be back! Happy to see you are still here!! :)

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