Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2017 7:02 pm


Original Member
Last Online: March 23, 2017
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

profile-update: March 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. :-)


I'm always up for a private Harry Potter letter-swap


“On 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

♫ And now for something completely different. ♫


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!!!

♫ 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. ♫

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!

♫ The BBC would like to apologize for the next announcement.♫

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


I love:

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.

Dragons! I'm a dragon-lover and born in the year of the dragon (my name Drachenfrau means Dragonlady in German), 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)

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

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)

Individuality, indian-oriental-style

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

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

Moon, men who play the piano, mermaids, monster (only cute ones!!!), Monty Python (favourite Python: Michael Palin), mushrooms

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!), pink leopard print, polka dots (white dots on black background are my favourite, but I love white dots on other colours too!)

Rivers (they run wild), rain, robots (especially R2D2, BB8, Wall-E), reading (I love and read mostly biographies and autobiographies!), rubber- and acrylic stamps

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!)

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 (especially postcards and Zoo-maps, magnets, pressed pennies)

No, thank you!!!

♫ One day, lad, all this will be yours. What, the curtains? ♫

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! Lol

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


Skid Row, Testament, Linkin Park, Kiss, Die Ärzte, Disturbed, Paradise Lost, Janis Joplin, Queen, My Chemical Romance, New Model Army, T. Rex, Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Gene Kelly, Blind Guardian, Within Temptation, ABBA, Sam Cooke, Comedian Harmonists, Ludwig van Beethoven, Depeche Mode, Dead by sunrise, James Darren and lots of 70's and 80's. Flower Power and Swing in general.


Steve Buscemi, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Andy Lau, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Dudley Moore, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Jonathan Brandis, Gabriel Byrne, Jackie Chan, Gary Oldman, Charly Chaplin, Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Martin Short, Richard Gere, Johnny Depp, Tony Curtis, Ingrid Bergman, Hugh Laurie, Colin Firth, Adam Sandler, Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Nathan Fillion, Keanu Reeves


✉ postcards ✉

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

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)
  • Disney and Harry Potter themed
  • British Royals


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




♥♥ I collect ♥♥

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)
  • Zoo maps and leaflets/brochures
  • magnets from Zoos
  • pressed Zoo pennies
  • animal postcards

  • acrylic and clear stamps, rubberstamps

  • everything about my absolutely favourite animals (sloth, hippopotamus, octopus, hedgehog, wolf, kiwi, ducks, small birds, magpies)

  • Souvenirs from Hamburg

  • Everything Harry Potter, Disney and Downton Abbey. These are my happy places! :-)


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".

❑ Nerdy ❒

I love:

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


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 für die schönen 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! :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #10 on Dec 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Moni!- love the Christmas card. Neville, Of course I would love to go to the Yule Ball with you. Dad says he is going to send an owl to Prof. Mc Gonagall to keep an eye on you, I told him that wasn't necessary. And thank you for the wonderful charm!!! Luna
Response: Aaaaaw, thank you! :-*
sem6727 rated for Harry Potter letter #9 on Dec 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the letter of goodies :) I love the Weasley order forms, disappearing ink ticket, and fake howler. You must have worked so hard on it. Happy Swapping!
Response: I'm glad you like it! :-)
Comment: It's good to hear from you again! Thanks a lot for the book and extras ;-)
Response: You're welcome! :-)
Comment: Thank you for some great cards -- I especially like the bear one!
Response: You're very welcome! :-)
susieq11 rated for Profile Based Postcards on Nov 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the perfect postcards!!! I love them!!!! xoxo
Response: :-*
goinjenny rated for AN: 1 Big Animal/1 Small Animal on Oct 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome, Jenny! :-)
isabellasnow rated for AN = Postcards in an envelope on Oct 26, 2016
Comment: Hi Moni! I have missed being partners ;+) Thank you for the lovely cards you sent to fulfill this swap. I love them all--it's really hard to choose a favorite but I'm really in love with the zoo card from the Koln Zoo. Great choices and you always send cards in the prettiest notecards!
Response: Aaaaaw, thank you hun! :-*
starrycat rated for CPG Quick 2 Blank PCs - Global on Oct 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards, Moni! These got here very quickly! Thanks so much :)
Response: You are very welcome dear! :-)
LillyLupin rated for CPG: Animal PCs - Global on Oct 13, 2016
Comment: :-*
Response: <3
CWarner rated for AN Animal Scavenger Hunt on Oct 12, 2016
Comment: Great cards, Moni - thanks so much! Love the bird in flight card and of course the lighthouse extra is really appreciated. Carol in Denver
Response: You are very welcome, Carol. Thank you for your kind words! :-)
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #8 on Oct 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you Padfoot for the letter. Love the motorcycle!!! It's so you! Thanks for the washi! Love these swaps. take care, Moony (darla)
Response: :-*

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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! 😕

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

marinda on Oct 4, 2016:

Thank you so much for the awesome postcards for the oversized postcard RAK! They are awesome. :)

JINANNE on Oct 3, 2016:

Hello Moni, my partner for "I'd join this swap if..." My "excuse for "not joining" is realizing if I join one more swap, it'll fuel my swap addiction and "recovery" meetings will be required! Your comment made me chuckle! Cheers for fun swaps...❤ jinanne

MissTullie on Oct 2, 2016:

Thanks so much for the RAK of oversized postcards in the Postcard Trading Group. They are so beautiful. I appreciate your kindness. Blessings!

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