Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2017 4:57 am


Original Member
Last Online: May 27, 2017
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

profile-update: May 2017


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Please don't send any sweets/food! As much as I love them, I am diabetic and have to watch my blood sugar! Thank you! :-)

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. :-)



β€œOn some days I think it would be better if there were no religions. All religions and all scriptures conceal the potential for violence. That is why we need secular ethics beyond all religions. It is more important for schools to have classes on ethics than religion. Why? Because it’s more important for humanity’s survival to be aware of our commonalities than to constantly emphasize what divides us.”

― Dalai Lama XIV, An Appeal by the Dalai Lama to the World: Ethics Are More Important Than Religion

β™« And now for something completely different. β™«


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!!!

β™« Your highness, when I said that you are like a stream of bat's piss, I only mean that you shine out like a shaft of gold when all around it is dark. β™«

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!

β™« The BBC would like to apologize for the next announcement.β™«

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


No, thank you!!!

β™« One day, lad, all this will be yours. What, the curtains? β™«

War, weapons of all kinds, cats, circus, clowns, Diddl, dottees, food-items, Horror/splatter, Inchies, sock monkeys, scented items.


Please don't send me any paper bits and bops!!! I have so many papers for crafting, I could open a store! No scrapbooking-supplies too, please!!!


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

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

β€’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

β€’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


β™₯ I love: β™₯

Animals (my favourite: crab, dragon, 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

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 Lady Di, the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge), 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, Diabetes-awareness-items, decluttering, dandelions, Disney (my favourite characters: Ariel, Ursula, Anna and Elsa, Hades, Periwinkle, Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, Wall E, Rapunzel, Mary Poppins, Minnie Mouse, Hank the septopus, Dory, Stitch)

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

Great Britain, gemstones (my favourite is amethyst), gardening (on our balcony)

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


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

Love, Lourdes, love of my life, laughing, libraries, lavender, London

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

Nature (I love collecting interesting things you find outside: stones, seashells, feathers, acorns, chestnuts, seaglass, etc.), nautical things like lighthouses and ships.

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

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, shells, Swing, snow and snowmen, Strawberry Shortcake, 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, Totoro, 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)

βœ‰ postcards βœ‰

β™« I'm afraid I'm not personally qualified to confuse cats, but I can recommend an extremely good service. β™«

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
  • British Royals


I'm searching for:

I would love to get a quokka-pc for my collection. :-)


I would love to get any US-state bird-postcard! Thank you for helping! :-)


Alaska - recieved from @AmookIslandCreations

Arizona - recieved from @reader44ever






Florida recieved from @susieq11


Hawaii - recieved from @susieq11



Indiana - recieved from @TwoTurtles and @justmesks




Louisiana - already in my collection




Michigan - recieved from @AmookIslandCreations







New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio - recieved from @susieq11




Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota







West Virginia - recieved from @susieq11




β™₯β™₯ I collect β™₯β™₯

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, Disney and Downton Abbey. These are my happy places! :-)


❑ Nerdy ❒

I love:

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


vontakk rated for Harry Potter letter #14 on May 7, 2017
Comment: Loved it!!! Thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for participating! :-)
Solstice3 rated for Zoo-postcard on May 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely zoo postcard, the zoo looks like a really fun zoo to visit!
Response: Wow, that was fast! :-)
mamarochat rated for CPG Birds pcs - global on May 1, 2017
Comment: Nice selection of birds. What a great picture of the kingfisher. Thank you.
Response: Aaaaaw, they finally arrived!!! Yay!!!
Comment: Great cards and thank you for the extra
Response: Glad you like them, Jen! :-)
chandlerguera rated for Postcard fun on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: I REALLY love all the postcards you chose for me! Just perfect. Thanks so much! xo
Response: Awesome! :-)
Comment: Always a lovely swap from you! These are wonderful -- love the beach chairs!
Response: Great! :-)
EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #1 on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: These are SO GREAT! Love them!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
Comment: Hello!! I got ur re send! Thank you for the cards! I love all of them!! Specially the map and the octopus :] my eve enjoyed the rabbit card :] I'm saving it all :3
Response: Yay! I'm glad! :-)
goinjenny rated for Birds on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you and esp for the Diddl cards
Response: You are very welcome, Jenny! :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #13 on Mar 30, 2017
Comment: Hey Pad Foot, I hope to hear all about what kind of egg you brought back - next letter you have to spill the beans :) Thank you for the letter and post card!!! take care, Moony
Response: Will do, Moony! :-) Big hugs!
Comment: Oh, wow, Moni - I love these wonderful animal postcards! Thank you so much!!! Thanks also for the pretty card and decorated envelope. So special!
Response: You are very welcome, hun! :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #12 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you Padfoot, (AKA Old Dog) For another awesome letter. BTW told Minerva you dislike cats, and she wants to talk to you. Your Welcome! That's what are friends for. :) Thank you so much for the stationery - you are awesome!!!! take care, Moony (darla)
Response: Moony, Moony, Moony!!! You are a real friend for sure! Lol. But you forgot, I'm a very charming old dog. No problem about Minerva. *g* You are mostly welcome my friend! Hugs, Padfoot (Moni)
saffronnginger rated for Birds on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and also for the cards! :)
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great animal postcards + the extra.
Response: You're welcome, Maxine! :-)
simcoe54 rated for PTG: February: Send 2 Postcards on Feb 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Response: You're very welcome! :-)
Comment: Danke fΓΌr die schΓΆnen Karten, ich hab mich sehr gefreut :)!
Response: Klasse! :-)
Comment: Danke für die süßen Karten. Ich liebe vor allem die zwei Vogelkarten <3. Danke, danke, danke.
Response: Sehr gerne! Hat ja super gepasst! :-)
lilymonmomma rated for Harry Potter letter #11 on Feb 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I thought it was such a cute idea for the letter to be from Neville to Luna. I think you captured it nicely. Also, a very nice post card.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you! :-)

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denimblu14 on May 22, 2017:

Hello Moni I am happy to hear that you have rec and liked the bird postcards that I sent to you for the PTG WTA. I only just rec the Kiwi postcard so that was good timing :)

phillaine on May 16, 2017:

Hello sweet Moni :)
Thank you for the lovely card and delightful treats you sent me for the April IFM WTA. They're adorable β™₯ I'm so happy for you and Susan that you got to meet in person! Wish I could've been there for that. Maybe on one of my future Amsterdam trips... ;)
Have a happy day!

mrsD on Apr 13, 2017:

thank you for the great postcards you sent for WTA in the IFM group :) always a pleasure to get mail from you!

mgallardo68 on Feb 7, 2017:

Thank you sooooooo much for my postcards in envelope at PTG > [Sticky] Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag!. I LOVE THEM!!!!

susieq11 on Jan 24, 2017:

Thank you for the IFM WTA! I love the postcards you picked for me!!! xoxo

AmookIslandCreations on Dec 30, 2016:

user6937 on Dec 14, 2016:

PTG - 2 pc's in an envelope. HA! I LOVE all of the postcards you sent me! Very riske! I think "The Drifter" is my fave (Any port in a storm....), lol!

widelo123 on Nov 9, 2016:

Postcard trading group WTA October

Thank you so much for the great lighthouse postcards. I would love to visit that cathedral that is shown in the Koln postcard you also sent. It must be fabulous. Have you seen it? Shirley

denimblu14 on Nov 5, 2016:

Glad that you have rec and liked the items that I sent to you Moni for the IFM WTA, sorry for my mistake though as it did say to send notecards! πŸ˜•

Lonestarchild on Oct 25, 2016:

Thanks so much for the sweet birdie PC for the CPG: 2PCs in an Envie Tag. I really like these! sheri

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