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Date Joined: February 19, 2013
Last Online: September 4, 2021
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 (probably my most fav. tea!), 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/drink with artificial sweeteners, I won't be able to eat or drink 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
  • Bosch

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


  • Hazelnuts


Comment: YUM! I have had those cookies before. They are DELICIOUS! Thanks so much
evsmom03 rated for Quick tea swap / international on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the teas! I cannot wait to try them, and the weather is perfect for tea all day (who'm I kidding, I drink tea every which way, all day, any day, LOL). Thank you for all of the flavors in English also! I am becoming addicted to teas from overseas! All my best, Kerry
pernie123 rated for TBR: Your Favorite Tea on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for new teas to try and how you like to prepare your personal tea. I went to Christmas markets in Bavaria several years ago with my daughter who lives in London. Great fun!
Sunie rated for TBR: Holiday themed tea on Nov 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you Yvonne for all the wonderful teas. They really smell so Amazing. I cant wait for December so i can get all coozy and start to drink them. Thank you
sanna rated for Tea and chocolate #6 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the chocolates and teas! I am very much into limited edition/seasonal chocolates, so it was a pleasant surprise. :)
Response: Thanks a lot for your rating and the heart. I'm a huge fan of seasonal chocolates as well and I'm glad I was able to meet your taste :) I was spoiled for choice, though, as we've got so many seasonal sweets here. Enjoy!
bearnbabs rated for TBR- Themed Tea Swap: Black tea on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the selection of wonderful teas and I love the postage samps too. I am a collector, for over 50 yrs. Hope your having a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Mekenzie rated for I share my favourite tea with you on Oct 24, 2018
Comment: Hello, thank you for the teas. Looking forward to trying it. Thank you for the stickers as well.
tichyleon rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.5 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Receive it today! Thanks a lot. The smell in the envelope was amazing! I love it
Response: So glad it finally arrived - I was getting a bit nervous :) Thanks a lot for your rating and the heart. Hope you'll enjoy the tea!
Roxefrox rated for TBR-Autumn Tea & Note INTL on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: Hello Yvonne, thank you so much for the tea and your lovely letter. Loved it so much! Enjoy your kid's holiday! Best wishes <3
NRGordon rated for How's The Weather Today PC INT on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Yvonne, Thank you for the very nice card. It has been similarly hot here all summer and I don't like it either. The past few days have been nice with temps around 20C. We have visited the Bavaria and loved it. We plan on seeing more of your country. Best to You, Neal
wittmert rated for NYUP: What are you reading (Aug) on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: I've put What Alice Forgot on my list. Thanks!
young46356 rated for WIYM: BRIDGE POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the card. I lived in Germany two different places when I was in the U.S. Army (Grafenwöhr and Berlin). We visited Germany as tourists in 2004. My grandfather is from Prussia.
churlann rated for Summer on Aug 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! :)
suepier rated for City / Town / Village with L R3 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great multi view of the London sights. I have never been there.
matt319 rated for Sweet Sounds on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: hello Yvonne -- thanks for the cupcake card. I simply LOVE all cakes and sweets. This time of year, i love the cakes with fresh fruit and sweet cream. :) Best, al
USAFwife rated for Getting started tea ☕️ swap #3 on May 17, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to try the teas, and I loved your note! :) we haven't been over seas but would love to. And I think you have visited more of MA than i have so far! Ha ha :) Thank you for a great swap!
Fieke rated for Quick Swaps: City Lights on May 17, 2018
Comment: Great postcard from Frankfurt !
Nassenheider rated for Touristy Postcard Swap #10 on May 16, 2018
Comment: Hallo Yvonne, vielen Dank für Deine schöne Karte! Ja das ist so eine Gegend, die ich mir auch schon längst mal anschauen wollte... Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten und guter Wein! Über die Tatsache, dass Rheinhessen nicht in Hessen liegt bin ich schon gestolpert, wer kommt auch auf so was! Grüße aus Brandenburg!
Response: Vielen Dank für dein Rating! Ich hoffe, du findest mal die Zeit nach Rheinhessen zu kommen - im Sommer gibt es hier viele Weinfeste. Der Name kommt daher, dass unsere Region früher zum Großherzogtum Hessen und dann bis 1945 zu Hessen gehörte (anders als die Pfalz, die zu Bayern gehörte).

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CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Mar 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

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 ;)

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