Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 1:10 am


Original Member
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: July 6, 1976
Country: Germany

About Me

profile-update: November 2017


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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, 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 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: 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 ’n’ 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!) ♥, 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 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 (BBC) ◊ 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".


uiltje rated for Signed, Sealed, Delivered! - December on Dec 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcards I received yesterday, more than required. I wish you a lot of creativity in the next year!
Response: Thank you! Have a great 2018! :-)
Comment: I LOVE THIS SWAP! Thank you so much for your wonderful holiday letter. . . That Neville, such a gentleman. . . . Luna couldn't do any better!!!!! Cheers!!!!
Response: Aaaaaaaaw, thank you!!! And thank you for being part of it! :-*
ashanti2106 rated for Christmas love on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and postcards!! Merry Christmas
Response: :-)
LetsStartARiot rated for Harry Potter letter #21 on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for another amazing HP letter! This one absolutely delighted me as I did not expect to receive Hermione's letter from the Ministry of Magic. Really inventive! Thank you!
Response: Oh, it was ment to be from Minerva McGonagall, but I didn't have enough space left on the paper. But what a coincidence! :)
goinjenny rated for Birds on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
Response: :-*
Toby2017 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4T on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome postcards!!!
Response: You are very welcome! :-)
LetsStartARiot rated for Harry Potter letter #20 on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: When I saw this letter by my door I actually exclaimed with joy! I loved the presentation of the letter and the envelope. And, of course, its contents - Dumbledore and McGonagall's friendship is one of my favourites to imagine. Thank you also for the trading cards!
Response: Awesome! Thank you for your wonderful words! :-)
susieq11 rated for Animal postcards in an envelope #3 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Oh I love these!!! The bunny and the hare are sooooooo cute! I love the birds too - so sweet!! Thanks so much and also thanks for hosting!!! XOXO
Response: Yay!!! :-*
dartha rated for Harry Potter letter #19 on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you Padfoot for your letter! Mercie, Moony
Response: :D
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: :-)

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dartha on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card Moni/Padfoot. I have something going your way via muggle mail - I know owl post is so much more efficient, but my owl is in a shredding mood right now. Hope you had an amazing Christmas and 2018 brings only the best things your way. take care, darla/Moony

susieq11 on Nov 23, 2017:

Thank you for all the wonderful postcards for PTG October WTA!!! You are always so generous and kind!! XOXO

AmookIslandCreations on Nov 21, 2017:

Hi Moni, It has been too long since we have corresponded! Thanks for hosting the Christmas Love swap! I was hoping to have you as my partner, but maybe in another one Hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

denimblu14 on Oct 20, 2017:

Hello Moni, all 3 of your postcards arrived today thank you very much for choosing subjects that I like. I do hope that you niece is enjoying going to school and that she is making lots of new friends there. I'm sure that she is proud to have you for her auntie too :)

susieq11 on Oct 17, 2017:

Bird Mail stickers!!! 😍😍😍😍

MissTullie on Oct 2, 2017:

Thanks so much for the PTG "Two Postcards in an Envelope" tag. I love the postcards ....they are beautiful and a great addition to my collection. Thank you for the extra goodies you sent. I appreciate your kindness!

Toby2017 on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome postcards for the August WTA! They are so cool!!!

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)


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