Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2018 6:25 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2012
Last Online: July 22, 2018
Birthday: July 19
Country: Germany

About Me

So this year has been a bad one. In a nutshell: relationship ended, moved to France, never feeling at home there. The result: 2018 will require another new start for me. I will move back to the east of Germany where I grew up, closer to my family. Can't wait to have all the moving done, want to swap again. Soon. Address already updated.

So me...well, I'm 37, German but somehow I must have been Italian in a former life, feel so close to everything Italian. The music especially but also so many other things about this country.

My cats are the most important part of my life, they keep me going in hard times. Lissy, 2, Persian. Linus, 1, a rescue who has some long hair genes as well. Cat hair all over, lol. Well, I try to keep it away from my swaps but it's difficult as they always want to help. Try to be extra careful if you are allergic though.

Penpalling. Most important hobby. Well, the friendships I have and hold dear. I started as a child and never stopped. Can't imagine a life without letters.

I love everything about psychology, meditation, alternative healing etc. Still think about making this my job one day. Long term dreams though.

Languages. I looove them. So I'm always happy about a note in your language. While I can also write in Italian I feel not confident enough to use other languages but can understand if you write in Spanish or French and also Dutch which is my favorite language to study at the moment. (I'm sure I can read in other languages as well if it's something easy)

Others. I love soccer. And traveling. Depends on money of course. Chocolate, really important.Well, I try to loose some weight but what would life be without chocolate. I love long walks, beaches, sunsets.

Music While I often listen to the radio I also have my favorite singers that I love to listen to on youtube. Surprise, surprise, all Italian :-) : Laura Pausini, Giorgia, Biagio Antonacci, Elisa etc.


For postcard swaps: Topics I like:


*map cards

*Landscape, beaches, cities, historical sites



*Black and white

*Something funny, unusual

I love tea, especially in the colder seasons. Herbal teas (just no plain ones), chai, yogi tea, green tea (with flavor) are always welcome.

I'm addicted to paper. Really, I love making handmade envelopes. And I can never have enough paper, stickers, washi tape. Oh and writing paper. Penpalling is my main passion. So there can never be enough.

Inspirational stuff. Be it quotes, articles etc.


Pocket letters

no please Please no magnets, I have no place where to put them

Not into cosmetics and I have no bath tub

I love to try tea but please no plain green or black tea, mixed with something is always fine.


Nserviam rated for Sad Song: Short Fiction on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for swapping! I really enjoyed your story.
carol rated for Boring or dull postcard on Apr 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice note! I agree, not all that boring, but it'll do!
Comment: Yes, I love this deer postcard! Happy you were my partner,too! Are your days warming up? It is so rainy here but more mild, but not Springlike yet! Thanks for the great note and postcards.
Comment: Hi Manuela, thank you for the Fuerteventura PC, it's lovely. The sea shore is my favorite place to be. peace love light
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Local PC - Global on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Loved hearing about your new hometown!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for Hi, new penpal on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet letter and enclosures. Just beautiful!
TC rated for FS: Favorite Things A-Z on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: With the exception of roller coasters (they scare the you-know-what out of me) and yoga (too inflexible!), we could have matching lists. :) Thanks for joining the swap!
Comment: It was fun reading your answers!
Comment: Thank you for the Fuerteventura postcard. It's very beautiful :) I hope one day you also get to live there and feel the sand between your toes and the cold ocean water on your legs. Take care. ~Rebecca
fairyduster53 rated for Heart ATC inside and out on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks, the end of the envelope was opened when I received it!
Marryth rated for FS: Flat Happy Mail on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely happy mail! ♥
renmagpie rated for RM: End of Year Reflection Letter on Jan 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful letter and thoughtful, candid responses. I'm so happy that I was able to share your highs and lows - and here's to 2018 being your best year yet. xoxo
thebragal rated for If you could turn back TIME on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: So lovely. The vintage style was perfect!! Thank you
Comment: Thank you =) God Jul!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and wonderful Christmas stickers!
capeygirl rated for Christmas love on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the card Merry Christmas to you.
cbzcando rated for A Good MAN is Hard to Find on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: What a handsome man, with flowers too! Thank you for sending him and for your cheerful, happy envie 🙋🏻💌🌼
Comment: Guten tag!! and Merci Beaucoup, for the beautiful handmade envelope which contained a wonderful note, stickers, postcard and a map! You are so kind and generous, I appreciate all your effort. Would Love to be where you are, especially for the holidays... Joyeux Noël!! Alles Liebe, Diane
Comment: Hi Manuela, thank you for the pretty envelope, the card and all the nice extras! You wrote about how you miss the sun and have too much rain - perhaps we can swap? We are going through a bad drought and need all the rain we can get. I hope you got a bit of sunshine during your two weeks off. xo
AnitaMac rated for NH: Pocket Letters for Beginners on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Wow! What a great pocket letter. I am blown away by all the effort you put into it to decorate everything so beautifully! It is such a treat. I'm (still) German and grew up in Nürnberg. I am more than halfway through my studies to become a clinical coder (medizinische Kodierfachkraft in German) and really enjoy working in a hospital setting. Take care and all the best.

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mgallardo68 on Mar 9, 2018:

Loved my wish you sent me for Make a wish! > [Sticky] February Wish List!. Thank you SO much!! Many hugs!

mgallardo68 on Mar 4, 2018:

Muy feliz que te haya gustado! Es uno de mis libros favoritos de infancia!! Disfrútalo! ♥

denimblu14 on Mar 4, 2018:

Hello Manuela, I am happy to hear that you have received and liked the items that I sent to you for the February Make a Wish

mariamichelle on Feb 9, 2018:

Thank you for sending me CPG Random Envie Tag. I enjoyed everything you sent.

anicka22 on Feb 7, 2018:

Thank you very much for the pretty pictures for make a wish!

mgallardo68 on Dec 29, 2017:

Received your flat surprise for ISS> [Sticky] Surprise flat envie tag!! Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment!! Love all! ♥♥

anicka22 on Nov 30, 2017:

O please take all your time and take good care of yourself. Hugs

Fenix825 on Nov 25, 2017:

So sorry for the delay but thank you for the October wishes from my Wishlist group.

Stepht on Nov 8, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely stickers via my october wishlist!! :)

theevidenceisme on Nov 6, 2017:

Thanks so much for granting my wishlist request of postcards in the CPG October Wishlist forum! I will definitely make good use of them :)

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