Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2017 12:50 pm


Original Member
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

profile-update: September 2017


Take the Blue Circle Test to learn more about the risk of getting Diabetes!

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. :-)

Me in a nutshell: Introvert philanthrop with misanthropic tendencies.



“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.


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! No loose memo sheets or sticker flakes! No scrapbooking-supplies too, please!!! No stickers!!!


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


♥ 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, Queen Elizabeth II, 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.

Downton Abbey, 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, Vayana/Moana, Maui), 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)


@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, lavender (the flower, colour and smell!)

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!)

Queen Elizabeth II

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)

✉ 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)
  • old/vintage/black&white
  • Disney and Harry Potter themed
  • British Royals


I'm searching for:

I would love to get a quokka-pc for my collection. =D


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)
  • magnets from Zoos
  • animal postcards

  • Souvenirs from Hamburg

  • Everything Harry Potter, Disney, Downton Abbey and Queen Elizabeth II.


❑ Nerdy ❒

I love:

Avengers ◊ Battlestar Galactica ◊ Big Bang Theory ◊ Castle ◊ Disney (especially Ariel, Frozen, Hercules, Tangled, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Moana/Vayana) ◊ 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

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".


EllieBeth8 rated for Birds on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird postcards!! Have a great day! Shelley
Response: You are welcome! :-)
Comment: Thanks for 6 instead of 3 pc's! A nice assortment. My favorite is the Pony Express by Rifle Paper Co., oh, and of course my pal Mickey Mouse!
Response: :-)
Tinker60 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4K on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: It arrived!!! I can't see what the problem was with the post office but alas it does happen. You had the address and zip code right so it should have been no problem. Regardless of that goof up on their part, thank you so much for the great PCs. . .I especially like the donkeys one -- too funny. . . an I always enjoy hedgehogs :-) Thanks again dear swap-bot friend ~~
Response: Aaaaw, thank you for your patience, hun!!! :-*
AmookIslandCreations rated for Postcard Fun :-) on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Hi Moni!!! So great to have you as a partner again! It has been a long time! Hope all is well with you and yours! I love all the animals! We see mountain goats here every day, but not the others! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Wishing you a wonderful summer, my friend! :-*
susieq11 rated for Animal postcards in an envelope #2 on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Oh these are so perfect!! The llama in the car, ha ha ha!! Bunny, deer, dogs....LOVE! Thank you for all the extras too xoxo
Response: :-*
susieq11 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4N on Aug 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic postcards!!!!!! Yay!!! They are awesome (like you!!) xoxoxo
Response: Aaaaaw, crazy chicken!!! :-*
kclicquot rated for Harry Potter letter #18 on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Moni!!!! I was so excited to see your letter in the mailbox this afternoon!!! I can't thank you enough for such a thoughtful letter from Tonks!!! By far, one of the best letters I have ever received! Cheers! KC
Response: Aaaaaaw. You make me warm and fuzzy inside with your wonderful words, hun! Thank you! :-)
Comment: Hi Moni, Thanks once again for another wonderful selection of postcards. I love them all and I enjoy swapping with you. Fascinating information about Niagara Falls. Grusse, Jenny. :)
Response: You are very welcome, Jenny! Gruss zurueck! :-)
Comment: Hi Moni, Thanks for the lovely selection of Postcards and also the beautiful orchids cover notecard.
Response: You are very welcome, Jennifer! :-) You'll receive a selection for #M from me too. :-)
sperkows rated for Harry Potter letter #17 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed the letter and thought it was super cute! It was a great pick me up after a hard couple of weeks. Thank you so much!
Response: :-*
goinjenny rated for It's A Zoo Out There! #2 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the swap and the extra!
Response: :-)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. Loved them all. Some will add greatly to my collections. Happy swapping, Linda ' PS - thanks for the extras also.
Response: You're welcome, Linda! :-)
DoriZan rated for Zoo Souvenirs on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: VIelen Dank für die tollen Souvenirs. :-) Ich hoffe, es klappt irgendwann wieder.
Response: Auf jedenfall!!! :-)
Shoefairy19 rated for Harry Potter letter #16 on Jun 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you, this really made me smile. I love that you made it personal four me by finding out my favourite characters, too
Response: Wow, that was really fast!!! Sent it 2 days ago. I love to make them personal, that's the most fun. :-)
phenley rated for PTG: Animal Scavenger Hunt #10 on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of animal postcards.
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
justmesks rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4I on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: I love the awesome cards. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome, glad you like them! :-)
Tinker60 rated for Animal postcards in an envelope on Jun 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful animal PCs. . . I love the B&W! And a special thanks for the Peter Pan PC. . . this one is so fabulous that it's going right into my collection. Thanks again for all the great PCs and happy swapping ~~
Response: Yay. I was so happy about sending you the Peter Pan-pc. :-)
KeriandtheFlock rated for Harry Potter letter #15 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Harry Potter letter! That was fun. :) We both loved the "Owl Post" stamped image on the front. :D
Response: Great! :-) I got the stamp on etsy.
tejka76 rated for Big Summer Swap on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice collection of postcards. Best wishes.
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
vontakk rated for Harry Potter letter #14 on May 7, 2017
Comment: Loved it!!! Thanks so much!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for participating! :-)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 780 294 322
Completed Fives Threes Ones
800 934 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
25 257 316 202
View all


LetsStartARiot on Sep 18, 2017:

Hi Moni!

It's a picture of somewhere along the Camino de Santiago (an 800km pilgrimage across the north of Spain), it's not a photo I took - just found it on the internet - but I can testify that it's really that beautiful in real life :)


mgallardo68 on Aug 31, 2017:

Moni I received your wonderful envie full of great postcards!!

eel on Aug 31, 2017:

Hej Moni,

Thank you so much for the lovely WTA envie. I love the cards you chose and the pandas are simply awesome!

Gutår! (cheers)


susieq11 on Aug 2, 2017:

Thank you for the deer postcard!!! Adorable!!!! XOXO

marinda on Jul 20, 2017:

Hi! Thank you so very much for all the awesome postcards you sent me! I love them. They are all from my favorites! Thank you so much for your kindness. :)

susieq11 on Jul 19, 2017:

I bought that paper especially for you!!! xxxxx

denimblu14 on Jul 12, 2017:

Hello Moni, glad to hear that you liked my fun envelope and contents for the IFM WTA. Thanks in advance for the mail from you, Carol ❤

denimblu14 on May 22, 2017:

Hello Moni I am happy to hear that you have rec and liked the bird postcards that I sent to you for the PTG WTA. I only just rec the Kiwi postcard so that was good timing :)

phillaine on May 16, 2017:

Hello sweet Moni :)
Thank you for the lovely card and delightful treats you sent me for the April IFM WTA. They're adorable ♥ I'm so happy for you and Susan that you got to meet in person! Wish I could've been there for that. Maybe on one of my future Amsterdam trips... ;)
Have a happy day!

mrsD on Apr 13, 2017:

thank you for the great postcards you sent for WTA in the IFM group :) always a pleasure to get mail from you!

Login to leave a comment now!