Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2021 10:47 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2020
Last Online: January 23, 2021
Birthday: October 29
Country: Germany

About Me

Please note:
I click "sent" as soon as I put the swap in the outgoing postbox. It might be processed a day later by the post office, so the frank might show a different date than shown in the swap. Please note that this is nothing I can influence in any way.
Another reason for a different date can be that we are sb-time + 9h over here, so it might already be the next day here anyway.

Also, I always send my swaps on time. I only join (as many) swaps I can manage to send. If by any chance I'm late I would warn you ahead of the deadline. But usually I'm one of the first to send out a swap, with few exceptions.
So if you didn't receive what I sent you, please contact me. I'll be happy to resend. That hasn't been necessary until now.
And last but not least: I rate as soon as I have opened and looked at/read the swap. If you think I should have received something but you didn't get a rating, please contact me.
I always take a photo of what I send and one of the stamped envelope with the address. So if there is an issue, we can check what the problem was.

My friends call me Stachel, I'm 30yo. I've studied filmdirecting and apart from films I love letter-writing, dogs (especially Akita Inus), books (writing and reading), friends, music (as much as film actually), dancing, making lists and writing in general. My daily life is mainly about my family (husband, son and dog) and doing creative things. We're outside a lot because we're nature-lovers. Also I'm always looking for new experiences and ideas. I'm quite excited about this swapping - this is completely new to me, although I have always had pen pals since I was 12yo and I did a lot of postcard-swapping via another website.

Favorite Music

I love many kinds of music. For example I listen to different styles of rock and metal music but also appreciate the singer songwriter solo artist with a piano. Something special I enjoy very much is original motion picture soundtracks and movie trailer music, orchestral mostly.
What I don't listen to is jazz, rap and country music.

Favorite Books

I grew up with the Harry Potter series and have never found just anything quite like it :-D

Other than that I read some of Trudi Canavan's works and some German writers like Kerstin Gier. Anything fantasy that is not medieval/war/kingdom/... is fine actually.
Oh, and if there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

I also like some non-fictional stuff, like about psychological topics, dogs and the way to happiness kind of content.

Favorite Movies

I love children's movies and realistic movies, also sad endings. And my 3rd favourite is fantasy movies, that are placed in our real world (like Harry Potter eg). And I like thrillers, if possible with a psychological aspect.
There's one movie I love in particular that doesn't match the description: Cloud Atlas

And just like with books:
If there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

I don't like any horror or splatter, anything designed to shock and disgust only. And I don't enjoy any action movie with less of a story than a short film.

Favorite Television

Just some series I liked:
Stargate SG1,
Golden Girls,
The Last Airbender,
Murder, She Wrote,
Game of Thrones,
Anne with an E,

Aaaaand again:
If there are any dragons in there, they have to be either good creatures or just a natural wild animal, nothing ferocious or bad to the bone(!!)

Stuff I collect and use

I have quite a big collection of Washi Tape, and I can't walk past any Washi Tape in shops. My favourites are painting-like designed tapes with a nature-, deepspace- or multi-coloured theme. But actually I like most of them. The only styles I don't like are uni-colour (except the glittering ones, they're fine), simple geometric shapes or anything pink.

Also I love stationery with matching envelopes. I prefer those with atmospheric nature sights like foggy fields, bridge somewhere in nowhere on a winter day, etc.

I usually use a pen and inkpot for writing letters, but I also have a stylish quill (with which I suck at writing, haha) :D


A - Astronomy-related, Animals (not a big fan of bugs or rabbits though), Akita Inu
B - Books, Black, Blue
C - Crafting, Chocolate (!)
D - Dragons, Dogs, Drawing
E - Eagles
F - Frozen Yoghurt
G - Giraffes, Gothic style clothing
H - Happy Mail, Harry Potter
I - International Snacks/Sweets
J -
K -
L - Letters, Lizards, London
M - Myers-Briggs (I'm ENFP), Movies
N - Notecards
O -
P - Photos (especially atmospheric nature sights), Purple
Q - Questionnaire-E-mail-Swaps
R - Reading, Red
S - Stationery items, Stuffed Animals, Sashi (my dog)
T - Tea, Tigger and co., Totoro, Tigers, Tom Odell, Tori Amos
U - Unicorns if they're chubby or bad-tempered and cute
V -
W - Writing, Washi Tape, Wolves
X -
Y -
Z -

Swaps I host

  • This Month's Precept [month, year]
    --> September 2020
    --> October 2020

  • Secret Santa [year]
    --> 2020

  • Secret Santa light [year]
    --> 2020

  • My favourite character is... (Animated)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3 XMAS SPECIAL

  • My favourite character is... (Actor)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3 XMAS SPECIAL

  • Private Recipe Exchange
    --> #1

  • Travelling Book (Handmade extended FB)
    --> #1
    --> #2
    --> #3

  • You Might Like this Book
    --> #1

  • You Might Like this Movie
    --> #1

  • Group: Character Sketch Swap
    --> 2020

  • Tell Me About Yourself - Challenge
    --> #1

  • Be Kind - Challenge
    --> #1

  • Group: Season Music Notecard
    --> Halloween
    --> Rainy November
    --> Christmas

  • Group: November Care Package
    --> 2020

  • This Is My Christmas
    --> 2020

  • Group: Mission: Accomplished
    --> 2020

  • Group: Top 10 Fictional Characters (Movies)

  • Group: Top 10 Fictional Characters (TV Series)

  • Group: Top 10 Christmas Songs

Dear swap partner of...

...any swap including tea:
My favourites are a mixture with green tea, white tea (plain or mixed), mild fruity teas (not too sweet and not too sour) and also mild herbal teas. I don't care much for black tea or ginger and turmeric. But I will gladly try and taste any tea you feel like sharing with me; that is what swapping is all about, after all 🤗

...any swap including food items:
Please note that I am highly allergic to nuts. Please make sure you won't include anything with nuts or anything made in the same room/at the same time with preparing food containing nuts.

..."Secret Santa light 2020 (Flat Mail)":
I don't consume any alcohol and I am allergic to any kind of nuts. Anything else is fine. Thank you. :-)

..."Secret Santa 2020":
I don't consume any alcohol and I am allergic to any kind of nuts. Please also make sure that when sending self-made cookies for example they haven't been baked at the same time/in the same room with cookies containing nuts. Anything else is fine. Thank you. :-)


Comment: What a lovely envelope and card! Thanks for sharing your favourite movies, and happy swapping!
agneslyra rated for ESO: My Life After COVID! on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Great to hear about your plans after Covid and really glad you are well :) I went to the beach today here in Valencia and thought of you, hope you can take your son and Sashi to see the sea soon! Thank you =)
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Gaucha rated for Write a Novel in 30 Days on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: I was cleaning up, and saw I hadn't rated you for this swap? So sorry, I usually rate right when I open the mail..
Fuchsi rated for ESO: My New Year! on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Vielen Dank für deinen wundervollen Brief und viel Erfolg mit den Plänen für 2021! ^.^Aktuell bin ich leider auch krank daheim; pünktlich nach Weihnachten erwischte es die ganze Familie und so ist fitter zu werden bei mir auch ganz oben auf den Plänen! Zudem habe ich dieses Jahr erstmals einen Balkon, den ich bepflanzen möchte; da freue ich mich schon gewaltig drauf! Happy 2021!
Comment: Congrats on the birth of your son! I gave birth too in April. Thanks for sharing your answers with, it was a fun read. ^_^
ariestess rated for TGIO 2020! on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous journals! I can't wait to find uses for both of them and then actually use them!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I started listening to Olafur Alnalds while I read the rest of your answers. I'm going to listen to more. Thank you and congratulations on your new son.
Hugsie86 rated for Top 90's songs on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for yet another extensive list! :-) I liked a few songs you put in there, and I can't believe I missed including Savage Garden in my list as I really liked them too!
Hugsie86 rated for Top 2000's Songs on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your very extensive list! It gave me a few ideas for my own! :-)
kammy rated for Top 2000's Songs on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: it's a really great long list of songs. I don't know them all but it allowed me to see some nice little things
kammy rated for Top 90's songs on Dec 19, 2020
Comment: Great list. it is super varied and made it possible to listen to many famous songs of the time. It's cool.
misscorina rated for Top 2000's Songs on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Yes Limp Bizkit so cool (I still remember the "dance moves" with this song) Teenage Dirtbag also a favorite! Lucky is one of my hubby's favorite (I always love to tease him with it) In the End, jeez why didn't I came up with this song, it's really cool and love to sing aloud too! Anyways so many good songs on your list...some are new so I'm going to listen to them now! Thanks for sharing, awesome list!
FairyLady rated for Top 90's songs on Dec 17, 2020
Comment: Wow, someone likes the 90's a lot :p. Sorry, for the long wait, I needed some time to check out all of the songs. A lot of great picks, we share a few, like Nothing Else Matters. It always makes me happy to see songs in other languages. I don't know a lot of German music. In my teens I listened to a lot of Tokio Hotel and Nena songs. I also know Die Ärzte, but so far my German music knowledge. I definitely saved some music from your list. Thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you for rating a 5 and the heart <3 And also thank you for checking out all those songs :) Sorry I didn't include Tokio Hotel or Nena, but they're both in the wrong decade, haha :D I'm happy to hear, you could find some new music for you to listen to :)
Foxy rated for Top 90's songs on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: I love Desert Rose so much, thank you for reminding me again of this Pearl. Definately my favourite one of your List. :-)
Response: Thank you very much for the 5 and heart <3 Ohhhhhjaaaa, das läuft immer noch sehr regelmäßig bei mir. Ich habe es mal bei smule gesungen, wo eine mit Arabischkenntnissen nur Cheb Mamis Parts gesungen hat, mann, das könnte ich täglich nochmal machen, Gänsehaut pur dieses Lied :)
snailmailjadeox rated for My love life on Dec 15, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating a 5 :)
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the 5-rating and heart <3
Artistic rated for Write a Novel in November on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Congratulations on your NaNo success! The daily habit of writing will take you far. Keep at it.
Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart <3 It was fun to have you lot around for this challenge :)
kammy rated for ESO This Is Me - Envelope Flipbook on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: well received the flipbook. very nice. I am a big fan of the dog. I wait until I am in a house with a garden to have an Akita Inu
Response: Thank you for the 5 and heart! <3 I'm glad you liked it and I have also waited for 10 years before we got Sashi. But for me there was another reason about it. It's my first dog and Akitas are definitely NOT for beginners and so I needed practise with dogs, a lot more experience of life to be the competent leader of the pack and also a lot of reading about strict education without violence. All that for a dog, haha :D :D :D But now I have him here and love him to death! But still I wish I had learnt a lot more before adopting him, haha :D :D :D He's definitely very talented in finding my weaknesses, haha :D
Neenarneenar rated for Top 10 Movie Songs on Dec 9, 2020
Comment: I wasn't able to download.. from my phone going to try my computer.
Response: Thank you for the 5-rating :) So, did it work on your computer?

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 154 32 37
Completed Fives Threes Ones
108 182 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
34 55 19 0
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Petaltea on Dec 31, 2020:

Take care! and thank you for all that you do! Wishing you a wonderful 2021!

RachelM on Dec 4, 2020:

Santa's coming!!❄️🎅⛄🤶❤️

reauk on Nov 21, 2020:

Congratulations on creating your Euro Swappers Only Group Hope it works out for you both Andrea

Petaltea on Nov 18, 2020:

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traceyj on Oct 26, 2020:

Hey Stachel!

It's only Monday, but I wanted to wish you a great birthday weekend because we all need something to look forward to!--

🎈 🎈 🎈 🥳🎈🤩 ❤️

myancey on Oct 1, 2020:

Thank you anja so so much for the spongebob notecard. That was so thoughtful of you. Micah wrote u back and I will be dropping in post tomorrow. Thank you so much again.

Petaltea on Sep 15, 2020:

Hi there Stachel! I receive your washi art today! Thanks so much. I loved it, how clever. I’m looking forward to your swap, sending the fb around. Great idea. I’m looking forward to cooler weather so I can get back into my hobby corner again. Your doggie is adorable. That Fur. Haha. I hope your family is well! take care, Robyn

Petaltea on Sep 2, 2020:

Hi there! I’m so glad you liked it! I can’t believe it arrived already, that was fast! The mail seems to be moving again. Give Sashi a cuddle for me. Take care!

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