Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 1:11 am


Date Joined: February 19, 2013
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: March 29
Country: Germany
My Postcrossing Account

About Me

If you're sending me something from outside the EU, please put a customs declaration form on the envelope stating the contents, even if it's just an envelope that's a bit thicker than normal There are no strict customs restrictions for Germany but if it's not clear what's inside they often check contents and this results in very long delays. The German post is working really fast and efficiently but undeclared envelopes can take around six weeks going through customs. Thanks a lot!

Some things you should (or may want to) know about me:

I'm married and mum to a wonderful son. I love communicating with people and swapping things and I'm an avid Postcrosser.

I love to read, especially thrillers and chick-lit novels, but I also like books that make me laugh and travel reports.

In my freetime I enjoy crocheting (mainly blankets, caps and scarves), cross-stitching and baking. I love trying out new recipes, both for baking and cooking. I also just caught the sock knitting bug and can't seem to stop :)

In the summer I go swimming (almost) every day - never in the winter, though, as I actually like cool water and indoor pools always feel too warm to me. I need the open air!

I do love winter, though, and snow, and Christmas! I'm never too happy in the summer when it's hot and humid.

Please note that I'm an atheist and therefore I've no interest in any articles with a religious theme or symbols. However, I am interested in your views and I respect all religions, believes and non-believes.

My sock size is 39 EU/8 US.

Favourite colours are all kinds of blue, light green, dark pink.

Things I DO like/wishlist:

  • TEA: I especially love black flavoured tea with cinnamon, spices, raspberry, mango, passionfruit, apple, strawberry flavours I also like osmanthus tea and any other flowery tasting tea (apart from jasmine) Some of my favourite tea brands so far are:
  • Stash (chai, orange)
  • Good Earth (original sweet + spicy, chai)
  • Bigelow (cinnamon, Constant Comment, chai, raspberry, Pumpkin Spice and many others)
  • Greenfield (esp. the flavoured black tea, Festive Grape)
  • Curtis
  • Celestial Seasonings (esp. the seasonal teas: Candy Cane Lane, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride; also the various Sleepytime varieties, Apple/Cinnamon)
  • Pickwick (esp. the flavoured black tea)
  • "Fairytale tea" from Japan
  • Basilur Tangerine

  • I also like any type of instant tea, chai, coffee and hot chocolate

(Please note that I don't like decaffeinated tea or coffee.)

  • candy bars
  • anything with peanuts and toffee
  • filled milk and white chocolate (NO Hershey's or Milka, please!)
  • Cadbury Creme Eggs
  • Cadbury Twister
  • Fry's Orange Cream
  • Fazer chocolate (esp. with berry filling)
  • Geisha chocolate
  • anything with the following flavours: cinnamon, maple syrup, spices, apple, berries
  • gummy candy (no Haribo, though, as it's German and we have the whole range here)
  • licorice (any sort, sweet and salty)
  • salty snacks (no crisps, though)
  • instant hot coffee/chocolate/chai mixes
  • lip-balms with unusual flavours (peanut butter, cookies etc.)
  • fridge magnets (souvenir and others)
  • useful items with a Union Jack design
  • useful items with the "Keep calm and..." theme
  • bookmarks
  • stickers (esp. small ones that fit on postcards)
  • washi/deco tape (I prefer stripes, dots, flowers etc, NO cartoon characters please!)
  • small notepads
  • sticky notepads
  • keychains
  • mugs (souvenir or nice design)
  • face masks

Things I DON'T like

  • any green tea
  • Earl Grey, jasmine, plain chamomile tea
  • anything lemon flavoured
  • Hershey's and Milka chocolate
  • dark chocolate
  • the combination of chocolate and coconut
  • crisps of any kind
  • mint-flavoured lip balm
  • decaffeinated tea or coffee
  • any food with artificial sweeteners, I won't be able to eat it!
  • Disney characters
  • anything kawaii
  • anything religious
  • anything gathering dust (plush toys etc.)
  • anything too girly and/or childish
  • make-up as I don't use any

Favorite Music

  • Green Day
  • The Killers
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Augustana
  • Linkin Park
  • R.E.M.
  • Keane
  • Vega 4
  • Plain White T's
  • Tote Hosen (German punk band)

Favorite Television

  • Dr. Who
  • Torchwood
  • Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Being Human
  • Homeland
  • Downton Abbey
  • Broadchurch
  • How to get away with murder
  • Orphan Black
  • The Blacklist

Favorite Movies

  • Atonement
  • Love Actually I don't really watch a lot of films, I prefer series....

Favorite Books

  • The Time-Traveller's Wife
  • The Help
  • Child 44
  • Anne Frank's Diary
  • Scandinavian thrillers
  • old-fashioned whodunits
  • books by Elizabeth George, Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Bill Bryson, Luise Rennison, Sophie Hannah, Ann Cleeves

Tea wishlist

Yes, I actually do have a tea wishlist :) Those are teas I read or heard about and would love to try. So if you happen to have a teabag or sample of them, you'd make me super happy!

BIGELOW: - Chocolate Chai - French Vanilla - Vanilla Caramel - Ginger Snappish

STASH: - Double Spice Chai - Holiday Chai - Cinnamon Vanilla (herbal) - Black Forest Black Tea - Passionfruit Breeze Tea - Blueberry Superfruit Herbal - Peach Black Tea - Chocolate Hazelnut - Vanilla Nut Cream - Raspberry Truffle Black Tea

CELESTIAL SEASONINGS: - Cranberry Apple - Sleepytime Kids Goodnight Grape - Sleepytime Peach

TEA FORTÉ: - Coconut Chai Latte - Coconut Chocolate Truffle - Coconut Mango Colada - Vienna Cinnamon - Bombay Chai - Silkroad Chai - Sweet Orange Spice

TAZO: - Chai Spiced Black Tea - Wild Sweet Orange

Postcards I like

  • US state map cards
  • cards from National Parks
  • skyline city views
  • nouvelles images multiples
  • colourful cupcakes and sweets
  • recipe cards
  • Indian summer, colourful autumn leaves, pumpkins
  • Halloween and Christmas cards at the appropriate time of the year
  • birthday cards in March (my birthday is March 29)
  • Please note that I DON'T like handmade cards


Ancalime rated for I Need More Tea! on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for for good tea and nice note :)
kelekia rated for Christmas Postcard - Santa on Dec 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you, wonderful card and information!
porpie5 rated for How's the weather today INT PC Swap on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC of the cathedral in Worms. I didn't know it was the sunniest and driest - love German wine! I have visited relatives in Kaiserslautern area, the weather reminded me of Wisconsin, where I live! I can't get over the history in Europe! We just saw the oldest statehouse still in use in the US - built in 1772-1779... I took a pic of it! hahaha! Thanks again!!!!
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart! Kaiserslautern is only about half an hour away from where I live :) Were your relatives stationed there with the Army? K-Town always felt a bit American to me, I think it's even the biggest American military community outside the US. Hope you enjoyed your visit there!
Bexican137590 rated for 3 Favs on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for resending - I liked the card especially as I was there in April and passed nearby in September
Response: Thanks a lot for the heart :) I'm so glad this card arrived and you liked it!
kathiann rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Nov 2017) on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Holly cow, that's an old city. Living in the western part of the US as I do, most "old" things around here are maybe 150 years old. Thank you for the lovely card and the history lesson!
sugabb rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #6 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the tea. There's some flavors I've never seen before I'm so excited to taste them!
Comment: Thank you Yvonne for the lighthouse postcard and describing where in Germany it is and what the temperature was when you sent it. Happy swapping.
Amcdole rated for November Tea Swap on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you
dawnakaulen rated for City / Town / Village with N R2 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the weather card! I have not been to Worms; I did not even know it was one of the oldest cities in Germany - 1181 - wow! America hadn't even been discovered yet! You are having nice weather just like us; I have often said that Germany reminds me of Wisconsin (and vice-versa)! I haven't heard the saying "old women' summer" hahaha! Happy swapping!! Thanks for the card!!
Misa015 rated for October Tea Swap on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for great mix of tea bags. :)
Comment: Love love love the postcard. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you very much. I love your teas!!!
Comment: Hi Yvonne, thank you very much for nice tea. CHamomile mango and schoko-kirsch brownie are really new for me. I cannot wait to try it.
Mousestrike rated for Postcard Swap - Sweet Treats! on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Super cute postcard! I used to make fancy cake pops on the side until the demand was too much to keep up with on my own. I love that you live in a wine-growing area. I've always thought vineyards were so pretty. That cake looks really good, I'll have to try it sometime! Have a good day! <3
Comment: <3
rosealu02 rated for September Tea Swap on Aug 23, 2017
Comment: Bonjour, merci beaucoup pour votre adorable enveloppe. Beaucoup de bonheur à vous <3
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Sounds like you had a great time in England.
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (August 2017) on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard. This Summer most days are above 32c. Also the wind never seems to stop. Pistachios grow well here and produce enough for commercial sales. We have an almond tree but it's young. I hope you have a lovely day.
brooklynbunch rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card. I don't know if I'd like a book set on a cruise ship--I always think that the worst thing about a cruise is coming down with food poisoning or those other diseases. Susan (brooklynbunch)

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RyeRye on Jun 26, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Copperluck on Feb 22, 2016:
kafekafe on Nov 14, 2015:

Hi Yvonne! I'd love to have you in my swap Christmas POSTcards (10 partners) http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/210887

TerryF on Nov 4, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

ReadMoreBooks33 on Sep 22, 2015:

Thanks for joining my swap!

e2java on Jul 11, 2015:

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard. It looks exactly how I would picture Germany. I hope I am able to visit your country one day :)

vedalovelo on Feb 1, 2014:

Oh wow you really have seen a lot of Ireland!! Actually 2 summers ago dad and I flew to munich. We rented a car and drove to Berlin, staying in different towns along the way. We drove off the beaten track and had such an adventure :) have a great Saturday! Ireland will be waiting ;)

Elliepatterson on Apr 22, 2013:

Hello Yvonne, I just read your profile and saw your 3 rating. "nats to her" that's all I gotta say. This site is for fun and not such things. I know we all have our opinions, I just wished others would realize how much their words hurt people before they spoke/wrote them. Wishing you a blessed day in spite of the world. God bless you-Ellie :-)

PurpleButterfly on Mar 6, 2013:

Welcome to BIRTHDAY IN MARCH group! Please put address in group forum & if you have any ideals for swaps put it in the forum also!

daichki on Mar 1, 2013:

Welcome to swap-bot and thank you for joining my swap!

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