Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 5:22 pm


Original Member
Last Online: November 27, 2020
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany
Etsy favourites

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: October 2020


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, 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 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), 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!), 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 Examples in my etsy favourites :-)

I Individuality, 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, 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, Paddington bear, Pope Francis, poetry, Parkinson-awareness-items (my Dad suffered from it)

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, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 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, 40's, 50's, 70's) I especially love the 30ies. Hats, bags, clutches, trinkets.

W Walking barefoot where ever I can, wind, Wikipedia, writing (poetry and letters), wax seal stamps, Wallis Simpson aka Duchess of Windsor

I collect:

  • magnets from Zoos

  • Souvenirs from Hamburg

  • Everything Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. Winston Churchill.

  • Absolutely everything about Wallis Simpson!!!

  • postcards and 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)
  • Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
  • 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
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • 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.



Wingsofgossamer rated for Harry Potter letter #54 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: You have such terrific style! Thank you!!
Response: Thank you for your kind words! 😘
jessnewson98 rated for A Letter to a Librarian on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Hey Moni, guess what arrived today? Your letter of course and what a brilliant one! I absolutely adored reading through this, truly it was incredible! It made my day! Thank you so much! I hope you have a phenomenal week :)
Response: Awwww, thank you hun! 🥰
AnnaM rated for Thaumatrope - optical Illusion Toy on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Dearest Moni, It was so lovely to hear from you. I loved the thaumotrope you created, very clever. Take care and stay safe. Anna ♥
Response: Thank you Anna! I am glad you liked it! 😘 Stay safe too!
fairylover rated for Corona-letter on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter! It was really interesting to read, and I'm relieved your sweetie's granny is fine and back home! Yes, we can see some positive in the Corona, but so many people died and other are in danger! We're in a lockdown again in France but I enjoy it more than the 1st which were quite hard for me. Staying home is easier in Autumn than in Spring!
Response: Absolutely! Thank you hun! 😘
Wingsofgossamer rated for Harry Potter letter #53 on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such a wonderful letter! I absolutely loved it. ^_____^
Response: Aaaaaaw, thank you! 😘
cynaemon rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #15 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Hi, Moni, Biographies/autobiographies are a great genre. I don't read much in that area, but maybe I will explore it more now. I like fantasy best.
Response: Fantasy is a great genre too!!! 😘
PrincessP rated for Harry Potter letter #52 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you SO much for your wonderful letter - I love it! It's actually so so perfect for how it will match my Harry Potter art journal, as one section is all about time travel and time turners...I'm going to find a special place in there for it :D I'm looking forward to joining another swap in the future. Stay well x
Response: Wow, great! Thank you, hun! 😘
USAFwife rated for R&W: World Letter Writing day! on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Great to get your letter. :) When my kids were little, we still had a VCR and had collected several Disney movies on VHS. We would take turns choosing movies to watch and my daughter would always choose "Herk-les"! :) For about 3-4 years, if given a choice, she chose "Herk-les"! She then moved on to Cinderella, but I think that movie sparked an interest in Greek myths with my kids because they all love Greek mythology. Now, though, when we re-watch it, we all 'correct' the story - Disney got some things 'wrong'. :) I actually worked at McDonald's back when Hercules was released! That was before kiddos, though, and I wasn't as interested in Disney. And, oh my goodness, I LOVED Chaplin! RDJ was so amazing in that movie! I think that was my first movie of his. And when The Judge came out, he came to the military base that we lived at for a pre-screening! Got to see him in person while he intro'ed the movie. :) Thanks for the great letter - and I'll keep your secret. :) I hope it works out for you. :)
Response: Thank you, Cindi. Awesome that you got to see RDJ!!! ♥
USAFwife rated for R&W: National Read a Book Day! on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Your book sounds interesting, but not like a light read. :) I hope you enjoy the remainder of the book. :)
Response: Thank you Cindi! 😘
BluBerry rated for Dear... on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: I'm speechless. Thank you for the swap. ❤️
phillaine rated for Just one thing! on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the delightful owl pattern, Moni! I've been admiring it for ages, and right now is the perfect time to stitch up the cute little fellow. Crisp Autumn weather and hot apple cider will be the perfect accompaniment to this relaxing project. ♥
Response: Awesome! I thought of Autumn too! Have much fun!!! I wish I would have enough talent for doing it too. ♥ 😘
Stachel rated for Private Harry Potter letter on Sep 2, 2020
Comment: Such a nice letter! <3 Thank you for considering Luna as one of my favourites. :-) This was very much fun and I'm definitely looking forward to participating in the public swap as soon as I meet the requirements. :-)
Response: Great! :-)
Cindymt rated for Did July or Tell The Truth? on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: I am guessing you told the truth!
Response: True.:-)
Innytoes rated for Harry Potter letter #51 on Aug 22, 2020
Comment: Such a lovely letter. And the envelope was so cute! It's so funny that we both picked the same people. Great minds think alike!
Response: :-)
Comment: I had no trouble with your English composition or your handwriting in this heartfelt missive. I have had a similar experience w/my Mom who is 98 & in a nursing home. COVID prevents us visiting inside, but we have occasional porch visits 6 ft. apart w/masks & talk on the phone. Thank you for sharing & stay safe & healthy! (P.S. Lovely stationery).
Response: Thank you! I'm wishing you all the best for you and your family! 😘
federfuchs rated for Harry Potter letter #50 on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Danke für den süßen Brief, das ist echt eine gute Idee, ich habe das Gefühl, Neville würde genau so schreiben :D
Response: Oh wie schön, dass du da genauso denkst. :-)
MissNyx rated for Harry Potter letter #49 on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: I loved the letter! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! :-)
Star7Lily rated for Our Collections on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Moni, such a pretty collection. Reminded me of my grandmas things. Happy memories. xx lots of hearts
Response: Thank you for your lovely words and sharing your awesone collection with me, Jane! I have never seen such lamps before! Hugs and ❤ to you! 😘
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Our Collections on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: Moni, I so loved receiving your email and the pictures of your beautiful collection. Thank you so much and I do love your collection so much it is some thing I myself would love to have. I do love going to thrift stores and yard sales and estate sales to look for old vintage items. I sent you my collection as well even though I’m not your partner I just thought you might like to see what I collect. Hope you are healthy and your family as well hugs,I so loved receiving your email and the pictures of your beautiful collection. Thank you so much and I do love your collection so much it is something I myself would love to have. I do love going to thrift store‘s and yard sale and estate sale to look for old vintage items. I sent you my collection as well even though I’m not your partner I just thought you might like to see what I collect. Hope you are healthy and your family as well. hugs, Jill (Priscilla) ♥️
Response: Thank you for sharing your collection with me, Jill and for your lovely words and rating! Stay safe! :-*
kelsiede rated for Harry Potter letter #48 on Apr 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I loved it! Hope you are well! 🙂
Response: You are very welcome! Stay safe, hun! 😘

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 888 348 380
Completed Fives Threes Ones
910 1051 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
33 344 331 202
View all


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!! :)

denimblu14 on Jul 6, 2019:

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

susieq11 on Apr 16, 2019:


smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

alt text

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 ;)

Login to leave a comment now!