Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2020 12:40 am


Date Joined: September 19, 2011
Last Online: October 28, 2014

Country: Germany
My postcrossing profile

About Me

I'm a 37 year old freelance journalist, happily married and I live in Germany.

We moved into a nice little house with a garden last year and now I'm hoping to develop a green thumb.

When I was younger, I wrote a lot of letters and did a lot of crafting. It seems like I just re-discovered the joys of this again and I'm really glad I stumbled upon swap-bot on the internet.

I'm also interested in private swaps and pen-palling.

Favorite Music

Lots and lots, except for Techno and Ska. Usually, I just put on my iTunes player when I sit here at my desk. And it plays:

Moby, Elvis, U2, Beatles, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Anajo, Morcheeba, Coldplay, Moneybrother, Johnny Cash ...

Favorite Television

We don't have a TV, but I enjoy watching series on DVD. Like Breaking Bad, House M.D., The Shield, The Wire, Dexter, Scrubs and Sopranos.

I also like watching sports - soccer (Bundesliga). I'm a Bayern-München-Fan.

Favorite Books

Way too many. I love reading. Right now I'm into American writers. Philip Roth, Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates...

William S. Maugham is my favourite writer. And one of my favourite books is by Matthew Kneale: "English passengers".

Favorite Crafts

Anything that has to do with paper, like arranging collages and making envelopes. I recently started sewing (very bad at it) and I enjoy rubber stamping.

I wish I could draw and paint. I like it, but the results just look pitiable. So I have to stay with things I can't really mess up: stamps and stickers. :-)

Things I like

Letter writing, postcrossing, reading, cooking, swimming, running, biking, yoga, sailing and being with friends and family.




Rubber stamps.

Owls (I know, this seems to be the fashion right now, but I can't help it), bunnies, parakeets (I have two) and penguins.

Bright, colourful stamps on anything you send make me really really happy (they look great and I cut them out to decorate mail-art envelopes).

Caffee latte.

Striped and polkadotted socks.

Mail Art.

Scandinavian design.


My Apple computer.


Cartoons (Calvin & Hobbes, Mafalda).

Dr. Seuss.

Paddington Bear.

Colourful napkins.

Washi tape.

Wearing scarf, tuque and mitts.


Pink, purple, orange, blue. Anything bright.

Things I collect

I have been collecting postcards since I was a student. In Germany, you get free postcards (Edgar-Karten) in almost every pub.

I also collect antique etiquette-books, i.e. books telling people how to behave/dress/throw a party properly. Pretty funny to read what people thought was appropriate in the 50ies or 60ies.

Things I don't like

Ice-cream (well, no one would send it, but still.)


Religious items.

Scented paper.

Fairies, princesses, trolls and elves.

Spiders (They just gross me out. Honestly, if I only see a tiny one, I start screeching).

Goat cheese (another item which will never be swapped - hopefully- but I'm using this opportunity to openly display my strong and utter dislike)


I will contact you in case I should run late (please also take into account that sending from Germany will take a few days) and hope you will do the same.

I am happy with anything you send me - the great and important thing about swap-botting is that another person takes her time just to make or send something to me.

So thank you very much for your time! ♥


MamaMangrove rated for Wild and weird postcards -2- on Nov 1, 2012
Comment: That was a weird one alright! At first I thought the postal system had mangled it. Thank you for a good laugh.
snailmailer rated for Handmade mixtape postcard on Oct 28, 2012
Comment: So happy to get your postcards and mixtape playlist today, I'm going through the list right now. I can tell you put a lot of thought behind choosing the playlist so thank you I'm really enjoying it so far! :)
EmilyT rated for Wild and weird postcards -2- on Oct 22, 2012
Comment: That is a cool card with the door peephole into his head! I will check out that band too :) Thanks!
kuroneko11 rated for Fun Letters on Oct 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks a lot!! I love both the postcards and the piggies are so cute :D
AmookIslandCreations rated for Large Letter PC Swap on Oct 13, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great PC! I love the double meaning! I have visited Germany 4x and have loved it each time. I so enjoy sharing my adopted state and it is fun to live here! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
schin rated for A letter, a postcard and a teabag # 3 on Oct 6, 2012
Comment: What a beautiful letter, thank you! I really enjoyed it, and will write back soon :)
Lizzycat7 rated for Any Postcard Swap # 3 on Oct 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you. :)
ladybug rated for Any Postcard Swap # 3 on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the super postcard and message. Beautiful. Have a super day! :)
tmarlo rated for 10 Used Postage Stamps # 15 on Oct 1, 2012
Comment: Sa-Was-Dee-Kha Khob-Khun-Mak-Kha for all thing you sent me. It make me smile. You're very nice. Best wishes Pack
MaryCassatt rated for Advertsing/Free Postcard Swap #2 on Sep 29, 2012
Comment: Danke :)
maxbenleo rated for Large Letter PC Swap on Sep 27, 2012
Comment: Danke fuer die Karte!
Leel rated for I LOVE POSTCARDS on Nov 8, 2011
Comment: Thanks a lot for that beautiful card and the lovely messase. Hope your kitchen is up and working so you can cook yummy meals LOL
eirland1 rated for 10 Used Postage Stamps on Nov 7, 2011
Comment: These stamps were so great. I didn't expect such a wonderful swap return. Thanks so much. If I could give you a star as well, I would.
ChantalB rated for Of Swappers and fun Times 4 on Oct 25, 2011
Comment: loved all the pc's :D
Comment: Habe ich über den "Brief aus Düsseldorf" gelacht :-) Super geschrieben ! Will mehr ! Ich antworte so schnell ich kann... DANKE !!!
Ikat78 rated for Blank Postcards! on Oct 14, 2011
Comment: You sent me some very unique, awesome PCs. Thank you!!
Miander rated for Mail Art for Beginners - 2 on Oct 13, 2011
Comment: Nettan what a beautiful, intricate, interesting piece of mail art! I LOVE the drink sample you sent to me and the wonderful postcards and fun message! How are you gluing everything to the envelope? It's all very secure. I needed a pick me up today and your art really did me wonders. It's MARVELOUS!
Response: I am SO glad you liked it! It was my first piece of mail art ever and I was a little afraid it wasn't "artsy" enough. I use paper glue and put stickers on overlapping edges.
pamelaz rated for Can I Answer Twenty Questions. on Oct 9, 2011
Comment: Thanks much for the questions and answers! I'm giving you a heart because the envelope was super cute! <3
ChantalB rated for Surprise PC Swap #4 (Int'l) on Oct 5, 2011
Comment: loved the pc's :D very cool

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twatkins26 on Oct 20, 2011:

I got your owl surprise today! It's so cute, I love it! I'm always looking for more rubber stamps, so this is perfect :) Thank you so much!


Filpot on Oct 13, 2011:

I've just received your letter (from the tag) and really enjoyed reading about your garden. Vielen Dank!

jennyjunkpile on Oct 11, 2011:

glad you enjoyed the letter :) looking forward to hearing from you again!

susieq11 on Oct 5, 2011:

I got the postcard Tag today! THANK YOU!! I will be mailing you a postcard tomorrow! So glad you want to be postcard pen pals! : )

ChantalB on Oct 5, 2011:

the pc's you sent me in the surprise pc swap #4 were awesome, and if ur interested i would love to swap with you again, maybe this time round some cityscene pc's any number of pc's is fine, 1-6, let me know

Drachenfrau on Sep 28, 2011:


vom Krefelder Zoo habe ich noch gar keine Karten, das wäre also super!!! Wie wäre es mit einem private swap? Hihi. Was sammelst du für Themen?

Drachenfrau on Sep 28, 2011:

Willkommen auf swapbot! :-)

Wenn du ein paar mehr ratings hast, dann würde ich mich freuen, wenn du meiner Gruppe Postcard trading group beitritts. :-)

Liebe Grüße!


karmadi on Sep 27, 2011:

I enjoyed reading your profile! I don't have a penpal but I've always wanted one, especially one in another county! I also like Johny Cash :) what are budgies??

CraftySaraJane on Sep 25, 2011:

Profile Love: We don't watch network television, so people are weirded out when we tell them we don't watch tv. All of our television watching is through DVDs that we get at the library or streaming through Netflix. We just discovered Breaking Bad this weekend, after a suggestions from friends. Can't wait to get more into it. Welcome to SwapBot!

FunsizeSteph on Sep 23, 2011:

Profile Love ♥ Quick Swap #2


I'm a big crime novel reader and love books by Julianne Hoffman, Harlan Coben and Chelsea Cain, as well as loads of others.

If you like the Twilight series you may also like books by Keeley Armstrong (I love her Otherworld series) or Charmaine Harris, who writes the books True Blood is based on.

Happy Swapping!


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