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Last Online: January 16, 2019
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany
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About Me

profile-update: January 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 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! 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

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)

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, 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.

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

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)

I collect:

  • magnets from Zoos
  • Souvenirs from Hamburg
  • Everything Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, british royals, especially Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
  • 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".



Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and letter It was fun to read. I had a few things in my mail box that had come over the past three days but this came in today's mail. Best Wishes
Response: You are very welcome, Neal! Have a wonderful 2019! :-)
pbcquiltlover rated for Harry Potter letter #33 on Dec 18, 2018
Comment: Awesome letter - LOVED the wax seal that arrived intact! Great swap!
Response: Yay! Merry christmas to you too and thank you for the kind rating! :-)
Villagegreen rated for Christmas is coming! on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the Christmas post card. Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and 2019
Response: Thank you very much! For you and your family too! :-)
ladyaduial rated for Harry Potter letter #32 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute letter. Loved the swap.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for participating! :-)
Poftoffel rated for Just Write # 21 - A Poem on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool haiku and the atc you presented it on! Very thoughtful of you :D
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
Ikran3 rated for Private fun :-) on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Ooooh, yours arrived today! <3 Thank you so much for the Germany mug and the beautiful tins of Lebkuchen - I'm going to try and save a tin for Christmas but I must admit I've just eaten 3 from the other tin!! ;-) The tins are beautiful! Happy to swap any time, it was lovely!
Response: Yay! :-) Same here, Gill! :-*
rogo09 rated for Envelope of Animals 2 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Moni. I love the postcards you sent. Happy Swapping.
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
Ikran3 rated for Sloth lovers on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you soooo much for the awesome box of slothiness! You found some awesome things- totally love them :) the paper clips are amazing and the memos and tapes!! I really like the tea too - it tastes of summer!! :) there’s nothing like a sloth to make you smile :)
Response: Yay!!! I'm happy to have found another sloth-lover!!! 😘 😍
zoev1975 rated for Profile surprise on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Moni, I wish I could give you a thousand hearts! Thank you so much for the mint chocolate spread - I couldn't resist trying it straight away, and it is absolutely delicious!
Response: Yay!!! Didn't try it yet, have to get one too. Lol
Comment: I moved to a new place. In June. Changed my address. but the postal service can't do there job
Response: ???
lefroggy rated for Harry Potter letter #31 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: what an amazing letter! I loved it!!
Response: Aaaaaw, thank you! :-)
mamarochat rated for Envelope of Animals on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards. The hedgehog card made me laugh. ♡
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Star7Lily rated for A Postal At Home on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: Moni the letter was ideal and i loved it so much! The way you folded it was spectacular and the seal! You fit in beautifully with our group, do not under rate yourself. I loved my letter, thank you very much. I do believe the Priests do bless each medal, probably in a large batch together. I am honoured to receive such a little treasure from Lourdes from your precious steps. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, Jane! I am happy to be a part of this wonderful group! :-)
Artistic rated for Inspire Me on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Love the wheel of words and the inspire booklet, especially the quote about the blank page. My overall favorite item and the most intriguing in the package is the slide. What an interesting bit of nostalgia.
Response: It was much fun, creating it. I'm happy you liked it. :-) I bet nowadays, kids don't know what a slide is.
Comment: Thank you some much for the amazing card. As realistic as it was, I’m surprised an owl didn’t drop it at my door! It was amazing!!! I loved your wax seal. My son thought it was awesome. I agree with you about Remus Lupin. He was a wonderful character...kind, supportive, loyal. I too was upset when he and Tonks died.
Response: Thank you for your wonderful words! :-)
MCGalaxy rated for I'm impressed! on Aug 18, 2018
federfuchs rated for Harry Potter letter #30 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Danke für deinen Brief, es hat Spaß gemacht ihn zu lesen! Ich bin wirklich begeistert von dem Hogwarts-Siegel und dem schönen Briefpapier! :)
Response: Danke dir! :-) Gibt es beides, nicht teuer, bei amazon.
renmagpie rated for I Remember.... on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Moni - Wow. This was just beautiful to read - and we grew up in the same time, so it made my heart sing to remember the things I did, like you, in my childhood - to think we did so many of the same things, an ocean and continents apart! Painting with dandelions, putting berries in our pockets (my mum would get so mad...haha!), licking icicles - and playing with hot wheels and in the dirt...of course, we had differences too. Certain aspects of this were touching in a bittersweet way and I can't thank you enough for sharing these memories. I wish I could give you a thousand hearts! xoxoxo
Response: Really? How cool!!! I loved and still love the eighties!!! So sweet, that we shared some of these memories! :-) Thank you for your touching words, Phe! :-*
breethefrog rated for Just Write #19 - A Poem on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: I really like the way you presented your poem. Brilliant idea to put it on a postcard! Thank you.
Response: Thank you! :-)
AnnaM rated for AA: Pretty letter on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Moni, your lovely letter arrived today. I enjoyed reading it. I hope my letter to you arrives soon.
Response: Oh, thank you Anna! It was much fun and I love using this technique and wax seals!!! :-)

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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 :)

PurpleEars on May 31, 2018:

Thank you!

denimblu14 on May 27, 2018:

Thank you Moni x

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 ♥

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