Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2018 4:00 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2012
Last Online: January 23, 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.


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.
mgallardo68 rated for I'm thankful for this week on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful trip in your day-a-day)! It was lovely to read more about you and what made you happy to begin Autumn!! Beautiful postcard and note card that are already in my stash!!! Great Swap!
newrule rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 15 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for everything! Loved them!
RockyBeach rated for Stamp me #1 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Danke für den bestempelten Umschlag! Eins der Stempelsets habe ich auch (das mit der Briefmarke)! :) Aktuell will sich der Herbst hier von seiner besseren Seite zeigen.
Tinker60 rated for Tourist Postcards in an Envelope #2 on Sep 29, 2017
Comment: What wonderful PCs you chose to send me for this swap - thank you so much. I absolutely love them all but especially like the sheep in Holland. Thanks again and hope to see you in future swaps ~
Vickyen rated for TT&E: PC - letter B on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Hi Manuela! Welcome back to SB and hope all went great with your move! Love the Berlin pc! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day! Shelley
Lonestarchild rated for TT&E: PC - letter B on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a fun card!
goinjenny rated for Send Me 4 Postcards #5 on Jan 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you very much for this Postcard. I love Canaria Islands ! Best wishes.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Hello Manuela, Merci beaucoup pour la grande carte de Turquie et pour avoir écrit en français. Le timbre est très beau aussi. C'est pourquoi j'aimerais vous donner plusieurs coeurs mais ce n'est pas possible. Je vous souhaite aussi une très belle année 2007 et beaucoup de jolies cartes dans votre boîte aux lettres
Response: Très gentil. Merci pour les cœurs!
Stargazer008 rated for Altered Postcard 2 on Jan 10, 2017
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für coole Karte mit dem Dream Gal und dem grandiosen Spruch! Wünsche Dir alles Gute für 2017!
Response: Freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen hat. Alles Gute!

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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 :)

2bneat on Oct 30, 2017:

A sincere thank you for the profile wish you sent for Oct CPG wishlist. I am enjoying the teas and postcard.♥

mgallardo68 on Oct 28, 2017:

Loved all you sent for the CPG> Envies of RANDOMNESS:) tag!! Those postcards are WONDERFUL!!

nalaqueen on Oct 11, 2017:

Hiya, Thank you so much for your happy mail from the tag. It took a while to reach m, but it was worth the wait. Thanks!!!!!

mgallardo68 on Oct 6, 2017:

Hello! Could you please take a couple of pictures and send them to mgallardo68@gmail.com? I would need to open a claim for the stage of the envelope!! Thank you

Sternenfee on Oct 6, 2017: Thank you for granting me a CPG September wish. Unfortunately the envie got wet at some stage so most of the things I can't use anymore :-( (good that it arrived as even the address was difficult to read) not you fault of course, the things were really beautiful that you sent.

OrigamiGrace on Sep 29, 2017:


for the CPG September wish!

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