Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2022 4:38 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2020
Last Online: September 21, 2022
Birthday: October 29
Country: Germany

About Me

(Updated Sep 2021)

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.
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 31yo. 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 (I did bellydance in the past and have just started hip hop dance and jazz dance lately), 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(!!)

Favourite X

Favourite season: spring
Favourite tea: atm fruity with lime flavour
Favourite pet: dog, bearded dragon
Favourite wild animal: tiger, gorilla, eagle, thorny dragon, red panda, ...
Favourite fantasy creature: dragon, vampire (not Twilight)
Favourite smell: cocoa (the real stuff, not that sugary stuff you drink in your milk)
Favourite sports: skiing, dancing (oriental, Bollywood, hip hop, jazz dance, ...), swimming - all of those without competition/just for fun preferrably
Favourite plant: several types of grasses, sedges and rushes (with coloured blades instead of blossoms or those bushy white-ish blossoms) and gnarly, weirdly shaped bonsais of at least 1m height

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 -

What I have no use for

Thank you, but No thank you to

  • Beauty and Bath products, as I have several allergies to ingredients often found in such items
  • pastel pink, as I'm not really into that colour (if it's part of something multi-coloured, it's okay)
  • washi tape and other tape shorter than 30cm, as I can't really use it for anything
  • animals I don't like that much are wasps, bugs, rabbits, ...
  • creatures I don't like that much are too scarily and grossly pictured zombies and Frankenstein's monster

I guess that's it, everything else should be okay. please also note the section "Dear swap partner of..." below. Thank you. :)

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.

...any swap including drinks:
I don't drink any alcohol (that includes sweets containing alcohol.
Neither do I drink any coffee or hot drinks similar to coffee or cocoa.


Comment: HI Anja, Lovely photograph, thank you!
Petaltea rated for ESO: lets get creative #2 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: This is just beautiful. Thank you for all the cute inserts. I hope your well and enjoying this summer. ❤️
Inesrv rated for ESO Travels on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much dear Anja for all these amazing goodies! I don't even know how could you put them all in the envelope ahah thanks for sharing your trips with me! Hope you can go to Iceland someday, it's really that beautiful! Bon voyages :D
spacefoxsupreme rated for Spacefoxsupreme und Stachel on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely handmade cards. I love the shiny pink washi you used!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts round 3 on Jan 22, 2022
Comment: Oh thank you for your Happy Thoughts!! I'm so very happy for you though ;) Your in my prayers many blessings!
AvianAine rated for ESO: Send Happy Thoughts round 3 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Hallo Anja, ich habe mich gewundert, warum der Umschlag so dick ist :D. Das ist eine tolle Art und Weise, die Happy Thoughts zu verschicken! Ich freue mich schon drauf, das erste Papierchen zu entrollen! Beste Grüße!
WolfAlex rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: I loved your photos. I like that you out them all together to make a small presentation. Thanks for sharing.
ttpass12 rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Great to receive such a happy email from you. Good luck this summer
myancey rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing ! I love the pics. Congrats on baby #2 and it’s never easy for our babies to have hospital stays. Happy swapping
HappyMom rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #2 on Jan 6, 2022
Comment: Loved seeing all of your photos! I can relate to each one - Cornwall looks amazing...I always love kids and doggies ❤️ and you make me want to pull out my fountain pen and start using it again! Happy New Year!
Dragonwriter rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #2 on Dec 30, 2021
Comment: THAT pup!!! You have lots of great things to share. Thanks for sharing with me. Happy new year!
kaelin rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #2 on Dec 28, 2021
HappyMom rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Your photos are amazing! And CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!!! I'm so happy for you ❤️
colleenbUSA rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the wedding and baby! Your dog is adorable!
Intrinzica rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #1 on Dec 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous photos. A baby on the way! How exciting! Congrats 🥳 and omg ur doggo is the fluffiest doggo I’ve ever seen! 💗
KSENiA rated for ESG: Let's Bake Something! on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. The cookies look adorable
KSENiA rated for Top10 TV Serie Character on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing, Daniel Jackson was my favorite SG-1 character as well.
Comment: Can't wait to open it :3
Risna rated for ESO Secret Santa 2021 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Freue mich schon darauf, dass Päckchen zu öffnen! Vielleicht mache ich das schon an Nikolaus. ;-) Dann bewerte ich natürlich neu bzw. nach! Schon einmal DANKE!
annanymark rated for ESO November Care Package on Nov 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful and wellfilled package thaf I got. I love everything in it! Thank you for putting so much effort in making it perfect for me. One heart isn’t enough ❤️❤️❤️

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ladybug513 on Sep 15, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful turquoise goodies for the ESO Colours tag! I love the different papers and washi tapes 😊

Fuchsi on Jun 13, 2022:

Glückwunsch zu den tollen Neuigkeiten! ^-^

Artistic on Oct 22, 2021:

No worries re: NaNo. Thanks for your note. You can always be a NaNo Rebel if you'd like. Best to you!

Caithness on Feb 15, 2021:

Thank you so much for the delightful envelope of goodies that arrived through my letterbox. Everything was just perfect. Cheers Julie-Ann

efjellro on Jan 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kind birthday wishes! <3 Elisabeth

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!--

🎈 🎈 🎈 🥳🎈🤩 ❤️

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