profile-update: March 2018
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.
I hate tests on animals!!! So I try to avoid those products!
'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
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.
Animals (my favourite: 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, starfish, sea horse, hedgehog, fox, turtle, small birds, animals from New Zealand) Jane Austen, Ellen Auerbach, autumn
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 Queen Elizabeth II), 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, decluttering, dandelions, Disney (my favourite characters: Megara, Meg, Ariel, Ursula, Anna and Elsa, Hades, Periwinkle, Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, Wall E, Rapunzel, Mary Poppins, Minnie Mouse, Hank the septopus, Dory, Stitch, Vayana/Moana, Maui, Chip â€™nâ€™ Dale), Marlene Dietrich
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 and gemstone-jewelry (my favourite is amethyst), gardening (on our balcony)
Haikus, humor, Hamburg, Hello Kitty, Harry Potter (Especially Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Severus Snape, Newt Scamander), Hufflepuff
@Josietai (she's not only an awesome swapper, but a great friend and like a sister to me!) â™¥, Janis Joplin
Moon, men who play the piano, mermaids, Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin)
Peace, Paddington bear, Pope Francis, 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, 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.), 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, 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)
I don't travel much but I LOVE Zoos! So I like to learn all about Zoos from all around the world! :-)
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!
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".
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