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Oceanwind

Oceanwind
Date Joined: November 15, 2010
Last Online: December 3, 2015
Birthday: November 27, 1987
Country: Germany
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Attention!!

Please contact me if any of my swaps didn't arrive or if there's a problem with them. There are always ways to work everything out, but that only works if you let me know what's wrong! :)

About Me

IMPORTANT NOTE: Dec 1st. - Longer than planned but I'm back to swapping now (though I won't join too many swaps at once for now). Glad to be back after not being able to swap for a few month :)

Hey!

My name is Chris and I'm a 27 years old girl from Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony in northern Germany. I was born and raised in a small village in the far west of my country, but in 2011 I thought it was time for a change of scenery.

I'm childless and single by choice.


لا أبحث عن نصفي الأخر لأنني لستُ نصفًا

I’m not searching for my other half because I’m not a half


Hamlet ♥ (my parent's dog but I absolutely adore him - btw his name is my fault...)

Struppi ♥ (my own dog) †2011


  • I love reading
  • I love photography
  • I love Korean dramas
  • I collect postcards
  • I like to watch documentaries
  • I couldn't live without music
  • I like cooking/baking
  • I love tea & cocoa
  • I love writing & penpalling
  • I'm a Chemo Angel ♥
  • I'm interested in world history, ...
  • ...different cultures...
  • and languages

About my interests:

I mostly listen to alternative rock, ska punk and indie pop. Some of my favourite musicians are Streetlight Manifesto, Muse, Less Than Jake, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Killers, Á Móti Sól, Rammstein and Die Ärzte. Other than that I enjoy the music of the 60s/70s (The Beatles, Nazareth, Led Zeppelin, Styx, Kansas, Blondie, Genesis, Simon & Garfunkel, Bonnie Tyler and so on), My Bloody Valentine and also love Ludovico Einaudi and all kinds of classic piano music (my favourite composer is Chopin). I also love music in different languages.

Some of my favourite books are: The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini), The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne), My Sister's Keeper (Jodi Picoult), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Jonathan Safran-Foer), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde), The Alchimist ( Paulo Coelho), The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom), The Help (Kathryn Stockett) and the woks of Ken Follett, Walter Moers, Neil Gaiman & Stephen Clarke I also love fantasy novels like the ones written by Patrick Rothfuss, Peter V. Brett & Brandon Sanderson. I also adore classic children books (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Little Women, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, A Little Princess, The Little Prince etc.).

I rarely watch any TV shows, but I do enjoy to watch movies every now and then.

When it comes to cooking I enjoy trying new recipes from all around the world. I especially like Italian, Korean, Cajun and my own country's cuisine.

I'm an atheist, so please don't try to push your religion on me.

Postcards

Please if you send a card to me, take the time to write a few words about yourself or about what is seen on the card. Tell me about your country, your favourite books/author, your favourite musician/song or share your favourite quote or poem with me. I love funny, interesting or just plain random facts. I like funny messages or just getting to know something about you! To me the message on the card is even more important than the picture on the front!

I love to collect postcards! My favourite topics are:

➔ City & landscape views (I prefer singleview cards with the name of the place written on the front). I especially like night views.

Covered Bridges (I LOVE those!)

Red Pandas, Raccoons, Puffins, Otters, Leopards/Snow Leopards, Hedgehogs, Manatees, Sloths, Wombats, Beluga whales, Seals (especially harp seals, leopard seals and harbour seals) Shiba Inus, Welsh Corgis, Dachshunds.

Local Wildlife (Tourist cards showing local animals)

Zoo cards showing animals (you can see my favourite animals above, but if you don't have one of those: I generally like big cats - though I'm not a big fan of lions - and other land and sea predators - please no insects and arachnids).

Medieval castles & ancient ruins

➔ Churches & Cathedrals or other religious buildings or simply beautiful architecture

Waterpumping Windmills

State License Plates

➔ Large Letter Cards

German "Ortsschilder" cards

➔ Waterfalls & Coastlines

American Civil War

War Memorials and other memorial sites

USA state maps (I'm still missing: VT)

USPS cards

➔ Recipe cards

"... at night" cards

➔ "Did you know..." cards

Book themed postcards (cards showing books, people reading, animals with books etc. Please NO prints of book covers I only like cards showing actual books)

➔ Reynard Cards (literature & historical ones)

➔ Maximum cards with animals (card with matching stamp on the front)

I prefer my cards written and stamped with a nice message on the back :) Besides modern cards I also love vintage cards in good condition (if they match my likes). Please NO ad/free cards!

I LOVE Tea

I love tea and am not really picky when it comes to what kinds of teas I like.

I mostly buy loose tea when it comes to plain teas and bagged tea when it's fruit flavoured. While I do love loose tea I would ask you to only send factory sealed/individually wrapped teas. So loose leaf tea is okay if it's factory sealed and not just put in a zip lock by you.

♥ I especially like: oolong tea, rooibos tea, black tea and green tea. I like them both plain and flavoured. My favourite fruit flavours are mango, peach and apple, but I also like pomegranate, cranberry, elderberry, cherry, kiwi, black currant, blackberry, dark and red fruits in general and orange a lot!

I pretty much like most fruit flavours and also like flavoured herbal teas (plain only malva, nettle or mint please or mixes with those and lemongrass, gingko, lemon balm, liquorice). I also enjoy fruit teas with cinnamon.

♥ You would make me really happy if you could send me:

  • Bigelow: "Pomegranate Black Tea", "Pomegranate Pizzazz", "Apple Cider", "Eggnogg'n", "Green Tea with Mango", "Wild Blueberry with Acai", "Rooibos with Asian Pear", "Salted Caramel", "Pumpkin Spice"

  • Nordqvist: "Olet Ihana", "Keisarin Morisan", "Tiikerin Päiväuni", "Mulle Myös" and "Muumimamman voimajuoma"

  • IMPRA Tea: "Cherry Black Tea", "Strawberry Black Tea", "Peach Black Tea", "Blackcurrant Black Tea", "Peach Green Tea", "Raspberry Green Tea", "Blackcurrant Green Tea", "Cherry Green Tea", "Apple Green Tea", "Apple Black Tea"

  • Pickwick: "Melon", "Apple Pie", "Caramelised Pear", "Mango", "Rooibos Mango Peach", "Spiced Orange"

  • Twinings: "Nettle & Blackberry", "Blueberry & Apple, "Strawberry & Mango", " Caramelised Apple Green Tea", "Intensely Raspberry & Dragon Fruit", flavoured Twinings Green Teas (Peach & Cherry Blossom, Pomegranate, Lychee and Mango)

  • Stash Tea: "Goji Berry Green Tea with Matcha", "White Peach Wuyi Oolong"

  • Greenfield Tea: "Sweet Temptation"

  • ANY brand of mango tea and peach flavoured tea!

  • Barley tea (Mugicha) in tea bags - I LOVE to drink it cold during summer but can't find it in our local asia stores!

While I can get those teas myself I also wouldn't mind receiving some Pukka teas. The ones I enjoy are: "supreme matcha green", "rooibos & honeybush", "wild apple & cinnamon", "Elderberry & Echinacea"

But there are a few flavours that I DON'T like:

Vanilla flavoured/scented ones, lemon/lime, ginger, fennel, chili and marzipan

Snacks & Candy

I really like all kinds of soft and hard fruit candy (especially apple!!!, melon!, plum!, cherry, blueberry, blackberry, peach flavoured). I'm addicted to sour candy and don't mind salty candies either. I enjoy (Black) Liquorice, Salmiakki, cookies (I love oat cookies) and (Butter) Shortbread. I love Snacks with cheese, tomato and onion flavours, I like white and milk chocolate especially with caramel or nuts (especially walnuts). Or nuts and drief fruits in chocolate (strawberries in white chocolate mhmm). I really like Maple flavoured snacks/candy and cookies with caramel or chocolate.

Want to make my day?

♥ Wonka Nerds !!!

♥ All kinds of sour fruit candy (hard and chewy ones, sour gummy candy)

♥ Anything Matcha flavoured (especially chocolate or hot chocolate)

♥ Wonka Sweetarts Gummis

♥ Wonka Exceptionals’ Fruit Marvels

♥ Trolli Sour Brite Crawler Gummy Eggs

♥ Salt Water Taffy & Flat Taffy

♥ Ko Ume Sour Plum Candy

♥ Sakuma Ichigo Milk (Strawberry Milk Candy)

♥ Candy Corn (classic and special colorings/flavours)

♥ Stag Shortbread - especially the Caramel or Chocolate Chip ones. Any other kind of tasty Shortbread (except for Walkers as I can get that one myself)

♥ Cadbury Dairy Milk Marvellous Creations: Cola Pretzel Honeycomb & Jelly Popping Candy Shells

What I DON'T like :

I'm not a fan of dark chocolate or vanilla, chili or mint flavoured chocolate. I DON'T eat anything with marzipan, coffe flavour or alcohol. No peanut butter or Pop-Tarts for me! Don't really like bubblegum or breath mints and aren't one for fancy pralines or truffles.

What I would like...

♥ Postcards (see above)

♥ Tea (see above)

♥ Sweets/Candy (see above)

♥ Tourist-style cotton shopping bags/totebags

♥ Souvenir Fridge Magnets and magnets with funny or inspirational quotes

♥ Traditional souvenirs from your country/area/town

♥ Cute stickers (please no teacher/reward or overly childish stickers. I especially like cute animal stickers or flowers, leafs, music notes and stars).

♥ Anything I can use to create pocket letters: ATC sized backgrounds, paper ephemera, small embellishments, Maps or book pages (especially old, worn pages, children or travel books or dictionary pages) etc.

♥ Bookmarks (Nice hand-made ones or storebought doesn't matter!)

♥ Cute address labels with my address

♥ Washi/deco tape samples or rolls

♥ Colorful hand-knitted socks or fluffy storebought ones (size 40EU, 6,5UK, 9US). I also love cute animal-themed socks!

♥ Chai Latte and hot cocoa or hot drinks that aren't coffee (cappuccino and latte macchiato are okay)

♥ Anything related to Shiba Inus, Dachshunds, Welsh Corgis, Red Pandas, Puffins, Raccoons, Otters, Hedgehogs, Leopards/Snow Leopards, Seals (harp seals, leopard seals and harbour seals), Manatees, Beluga whales or Platypuses (plush toys, key chains, magnets, cut outs from magazines, newspaper articles, stickers, figurines, postcards, drawings etc. handmade or storebought doesn't matter)

♥ I like Toothless (How to train your dragon), Eeyore and Stitch

♥ Things related to Totoro (Studio Ghibli)

What I don't like...

✖ Vanilla flavoured/scented teas, lemon/lime, ginger, fennel, chili and marzipan flavoured ones

✖ Dark and mint, vanilla or chili chocolate, marzipan, vienesse nougat, peanut butter, pop-tarts, mints, bubblegum

✖ Kawaii stuff (Hello Kitty & Co, I ONLY like Mameshiba and Kapibara-san)

✖ Coffee/Coffee flavoured things (I do like cappuccino and latte macchiato - but please no coffee flavoured sweets or plain coffee sachets).

✖ Earrings or necklaces

Parfum, scented candles or other things with a very strong scent (I'm very sensitive to strong scents - especially artificial ones. I'll get an headache, feel sick and dizzy from strong scents so please don't send such things! )

I'm allergic to propylene glycol (as well as I have at least one other allergy or just very sensitive skin), so please DON'T send me creams/lotions, lip gloss/balm, liquid make-up, parfum, shampoo and other beauty/skincare products!

Private Swaps

I'm always up for private swaps! I'm currently mostly interested in swapping postcards or pocket letters. I may also be interested in swaps for other things I've mentioned on my "What I would like" so just ask if you want to swap with me :)

I'm always looking for cute sticky address labels with my address on them.

Ratings

mushka2010 rated for Book PC on Jul 24, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the pc. I looked at yr booklist and found I had read most of them except the fantasy. Also I wouldn't call yr list "a long list" as you stated on yr pc! And yr Barrie quote left me cold. Maybe it's my age..71 years old, he he. Cheers!
CalyD rated for SWL - Pocket letter: animals! on Jul 14, 2015
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Comment: WOW! Wonderful pocket letter! It is beautiful and full of great stuff and the letter was SO sweet! Our dachshund sounds just like yours but he makes me smile every day! I have never seen a hedgehog in the wild, that is so cool. I would give you a dozen hearts for this swap if I could. Thank you so much. *Hugs
micnny rated for Where You Live (PC) - April on Jun 14, 2015
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Comment: Hi!Thank You ur greetings card&stamp,is beautiful....happy swapping ^_^!!!
mamajoy rated for Happy Mailbox! on Jun 6, 2015
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Comment: Got the resend. Thank you! Very pretty building. You should really try ATCs. I was pretty critical of my cards at first, until I saw other people's cards. There are some really gorgeous ones, and some.....not so much. It's ok. Everyone is an artist. It mostly has to do with taste and style. Join a newbie swap. You will be hooked, I promise.
resourcepit rated for SWL - Intro to Pocket Letters on May 22, 2015
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Comment: I love your pocket letter! Just reading the letter you enclosed made me feel like I was sitting in your peaceful home having a cup of tea with you! You did a great job making your PL. Yours is only the second one I've received. I'm going to keep it in a binder for a while before I begin to use any of the things you included. I think keeping them for a while will be like having a book of inspiration at my fingertips! Thanks for making my day!
violetbohemian rated for Let's Swap! (Private) on May 7, 2015
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Comment: Well,it took 2 months to arrive but it was totally worth waiting for :P My mom loveeed everything! She said white chocolate bar with nuts and fruits is her favourite as you have guessed before :) Of course she loved teas and other chocos,oh and cute kitty card :)) Thanks for everything(for your little surprise for me too :) ) !! Lucky to have you as a partner as always!
Response: I'm soooo so happy it arrived! Thank you that you were willing to wait longer before having me re-send something. Looks like mail between us likes to take its time (seeing how I had to wait for our first swap back then). I'm glad she liked everything! I really enjoy swapping with you as well! :)
maxbenleo rated for Send a recipe on May 1, 2015
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Comment: Vielen Dank Christiane! Die Karten kenne ich noch gar nicht😄 schönes Wochenende für Dich😋
dawnakaulen rated for Where You Live (PC) - April on Apr 30, 2015
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC, the park looks beautiful!
jennylee60 rated for CHWH: Home Sweet Home PC Swap on Apr 28, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I would love to go biking in that area.
aladyde rated for Postkarten Schnitzeljagd #3 on Apr 23, 2015
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Comment: Danke für die tolle Kartenauswahl. Schade, dass so wenige teilgenommen haben.
eepy rated for Happy Mailbox! on Apr 21, 2015
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Comment: Oh, Christiane~ these chimpanzees completely crack me up. I can't stop laughing. A friend of mine says she uses cards that she really likes as bookmarks - so then she gets to look at them again and again. Great idea, I',m going to do that with the next book I read.
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Comment: The stadium could have been used for "inside", too! Love the art pc. Thanks for some nice cards - all new to me :)
VaGrammy66 rated for APDG ~ Show Off Your City! on Apr 13, 2015
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Comment: What a beautiful looking place! Thank you for sharing!
judee0624 rated for Happy Mailbox! on Apr 12, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for the great card with all the fishes. I have been fishing with my husband and it is such a relaxing (maybe even boring to me) "activity."
TeaRoll rated for APDG ~ Baby SEA TURTLES ;-) on Apr 11, 2015
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Comment: Loved the images :) As you know I love architecture so I'm drooling over the New Town Hall and Old Town :)) Oh and loved the view of The Maschsee Lake ! Thanks for making my profile pretty :)
laurelrachh87 rated for APDG ~ Show Off Your City! on Apr 8, 2015
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Comment: Thank you, the pictures are so pretty!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :) pretty pics!
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Comment: the Leibniz Temple is beautiful! thanks for sharing! cool!
anrtist rated for APDG ~ Show Off Your City! on Apr 6, 2015
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Comment: Thank you for showing off your city! I enjoyed it!!! This was a fun swap to get something different for each partner too ;-) ✿♥‿♥✿ & Blessings, cc

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 213 16 19
Completed Fives Threes Ones
133 238 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

Loonstruck on Jan 1, 2017:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since December 2015. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

susieq11 on Jul 31, 2015:

Hi! Just wanted to say HI and I hope you're having a good summer!

mamajoy on Jun 8, 2015:

Hello, Chris: I just received your vacation post card. It is beautiful!!!! Just like a fairy tale castle. How lucky you are to have such wonderful old castles. Alas, we have none in the US. I really enjoyed touring many areas in Europe, and saw gorgeous buildings, but never made it to Germany. My loss. Thank you for thinking of me. Hugs, Joy

rexypants on Jun 6, 2015:

Thanks for letting me know you received it, and I'm glad the seal made you smile :) He's a cutie, definitely.

Megbomb on Apr 29, 2015:

Thanks for the lovely postcards! I especially like the Banksy style street art one, as I have been reading about him lately! Keep an eye out for a postcard from me!

Snailmail1772 on Apr 6, 2015:

Hello, thank you for returning my postcard to me. I loved your travel quotes. All the best to you. PTG:Return to Sender #3

myshoesdontmatch on Apr 6, 2015:

hello this is for the APDG ~ Show Off Your City Swap! I live in Orlando, FL, most famously known for Disney World!

And the home of Mickey Mouse!!

And theres a picture of the downtown Orlando Skyline!! Pretty, huh?!

And this is where i spend most of my time, University of Central Florida, we have 60,000 students, making us the 3rd biggest college in the US. Go Knights!

and our campus fountain! I love studying by it, its HUGE

And i'm about an hour drive from the beautiful Daytona Beach!

violetbohemian on Apr 6, 2015:

APDG ~ Show Off Your City!

Hi! I hope you like these photos :) Here is Istanbul!


Istanbul is a city which is bridge between Europe and Asia literally :) City has two parts and two bridges through the bosphorus to connect them

Through the centuries it has been a home for a lot of different civilizations,has traces from all of them.

It has a magnificent silhoutte

Galata Tower

Beyoğlu - Istiklal Street

rguldy on Apr 3, 2015:

APDG ~ Baby SEA TURTLES ;-)

slaphappyturtle on Apr 3, 2015:

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