Swap-bot Time: September 17, 2019 5:53 pm


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Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany
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About Me

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.

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!

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


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:



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)

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

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!)

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

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 (English Breakfast the most, but Darjeeling is ok too. 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 collect:

  • magnets from Zoos
  • Souvenirs from Hamburg
  • Everything Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, british royals, especially Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Winston Churchill.
  • postage stamps with the british royal family members on them


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)
  • pigs (for a friend)
  • poodles (for a friend)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • historical themed
  • Harry Potter themed
  • Downton Abbey
  • British Royals (especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria)
  • Anything Great Britain (statuary,castles, countryside, famous buildings, history, Sir Winston Churchill, 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, 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
  • Jurassic Park/World
  • Lego
  • Loki
  • Lord of the rings
  • Marvel
  • 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)
  • 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.



crimsonfuligin rated for Harry Potter letter #41 on Aug 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you Moni for such a sweet letter. I could just hear the adolescent Neville bumbling as I read it. It was wonderful and definitely put a smile on my face. ☺️
Response: You are very welcome, Saasha! I'm glad you liked it! 😘
ChristinaB rated for ATC: Sloth Style on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sloth! It’s a lovely card!
Response: :-)
StargazerHM rated for Harry Potter letter #40 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Wonderful swap! Thank you for such an amazingly creative letter! Can’t wait until the next one ☺️ 7/5/19... thank you for the wonderful pc!!! 😍
Response: Yay! :-)
Malliecat rated for Fandom Letter #3 - MARVEL on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter 🥰
Response: Wow, that was a superfast travel!!! :-)
fiorellaione rated for Harry Potter letter on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Ahhh I got so excited for getting a letter from Prof. McGonagall herself! Such an honor =D Thank you for the letter!
Response: You are very welcome! 😘
WhimsyEcoBug rated for Your Culture Letter Swap on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: thanks. I loved the translations and the postcard !
Response: :-)
fiorellaione rated for R&W: Poetry and letter swap! on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Heeeey, guess what arrived today? :D Thank you for being so attentive, I'd rate you with a 10 and 20 hearts, if it was possible. I truely loved the poem, and I wish I was able to read it in German. The translation is, yet, beautiful :) Once more, thank you for your letter! <3
Response: Aaaaw, thank you, Fiorella! And thank you for your patience! I really love this poem. :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #39 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Awesome sweet letter - thank you so much, darla
Response: :-*
LisaLaughs rated for A Letter of Introduction on May 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and the beautiful bookmark!! Your home sounds delightful and I agree and also wish manners still mattered today!! :o)
Response: Thank you, Lisa! We can try to bring them back. :-)
Disneydezi rated for Harry Potter letter #38 on May 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful letter, I loved it and thank you for writing to Freja!
Response: You are very welcome! Great, that you liked it. :-)
Eulegirl rated for R&W: Build a Poetry journal #1 on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the poems! I especially loved the German one that you put both the original German (which I mostly understood, though I needed the translation to get the subtleties of).
Response: Really? Awesome!!! Thank you for your wonderful words and the rating! 😘
Allymayblackaby rated for Harry Potter letter #37 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! This swap was so fun and I loved the authenticity of it ❤️❤️
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for being a part of this swap! :-)
AmookIslandCreations rated for Book Recommendations on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for these great book recommendations and the 2 extra PC too! I love that you had a book about a starling and a PC too. I am currently reading "Decluttering at the Speed of Life" by Dana K White. It's great and easy. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Sounds great, thanks for the recommendation, Sherry! :-) It was pure coincidence, that I had a starling-pc. lol. Hugs back!!!
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: National Reading Month on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Hey! Thank you so much for sharing your reading experience! I haven't really read comics since primary school, but I loved them! I hope you have a truly wonderful weekend ^_^
Response: Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful weekend too! :-)
susieq11 rated for Bird Postcards on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for ALL the bird postcards! So beautiful!! I love them and I’m so happy you joined!! Can’t say enough thanks!!! XOXO 😘
Response: Thank you for being such a great friend and awesome groupfounder, Susan!!! :-*
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #36 on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you Moni for the heart breaking letter. I often thought it might have been kinder for JK to have both George and Fred go together. Thank you for the awesome stickers too - your too kind!!! take care, darla
Response: I never thought of that, but I agree! :-( Thank you for the wonderful rating, Darla! :-*
cauchy81sk rated for R&W: In February I read ... on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Biographies are something I like too! :)
Response: :-)
Buecherwurm rated for R&W: In February I read ... on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Danke für deine Extra-Email an mich :) Die Biographie klingt definitv nach einem interessanten Buch und einer sehr ungewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichte, werde ich vielleicht mal auf meine to-read Liste packen :) Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne Woche!
Response: Ja, cool. Danke für deine Antwort auf meine mail. Ich wünsche dir wenig Stress bei deiner Bachelorarbeit! :-)
fiorellaione rated for R&W: In February I read ... on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: I'm so jealous of your job! :) I've known about Marina's work for a while, so that sounds like a very interesting book! Thank you for your reviews :)
Response: I really love my job. Lol. How cool you know about Marina. Then you'll love the book!!!
Comment: Thank you so much I really liked it!
Response: You are welcome! I had fun making it. :-)

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phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

to Profile-Based Swaps!

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2019:

Happy Birthday Moni, I hope that you have a wonderful day :) x

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2019:


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


VerreShana on Nov 30, 2018:

Hello, thanks for the lovely postcard with christmas stamp. I like it! Lots of love. Shana (verreshana)

susieq11 on Oct 19, 2018:

Hi!!!! ☺️

xninolax on Aug 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for your envie with not 3 but 4 postcards for the PTG JUly WTA! Cute Snoopy stamps too ;)

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2018:

I hope you have had a wonderful birthday day Moni.

Thank you for the fab WTA postcards :)

user6937 on Jun 21, 2018:

PTG WTA - May: Thank you for the four postcards you've sent me! I think my fave is the people riding the rabbit! So weird, it's right up my alley :)

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